Jon Brady was delighted as Louis Appere’s goal seven minutes into second half stoppage time sealed a dramatic 3-2 win at Charlton.
Tyreece Simpson and Sam Hoskins were also on target on a pulsating night in the capital as the Cobblers moved back up to 9th in Sky Bet League 1.
“To come here and get a win is a good feeling,” he said.
“I thought we started well but the game was very transitional and a bit sloppy at times.
“I don’t want to be too negative about us but we need to be better on the ball.
“We left ourselves pretty open on occasion but after we got pegged back a couple of times we showed great resilience yet again.
“The way the lads fought and dug in was exceptional and I’m really pleased for Louis. He’s worked so hard to get back fit and hopefully that goal will boost his confidence.
“We’ve seen over the last two or three years that this group never give in and it’s a great result tonight but lets not get carried away, I feel we still have a long way to go and we can’t take anything for granted.
“The support we had tonight was fantastic and it’s a great feeling to give the fans that result. We really appreciate their support and hopefully we can get another big crowd in at Sixfields on Saturday.”