Boothroyd joy at Cobblers win

Northampton boss Aidy Boothroyd was delighted to witness a strong second-half performance in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy on Tuesday.

Last Updated: 10/10/12 at 14:11

Boothroyd: Pleased with display

Boothroyd: Pleased with display

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Having seen off Milton Keynes Dons in the previous round, the Cobblers came from behind to beat Colchester 2-1, with the U's having Clinton Morrison sent-off in stoppage-time.

Henoc Mukendi grabbed the winner after Freddy Sears gave Colchester a first-half lead. Adebayo Akinfenwa equalised shortly after the the restart from the penalty spot before Mukendi had the final say.

"Once the players realised they weren't playing Brazil in their gold shirts they began to believe in themselves," said Boothroyd.

"The team was thrown together a bit because of injuries and maybe we showed Colchester a bit too much respect in the first half. But we played for each other in the second half and got the result we thoroughly deserved.

"It's a cup competition with a trophy at he end of it and we want to do well in it, so I'm very pleased with the result and it sets up nicely for the league game with Exeter on Saturday."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

P

S I've always envisioned him as a Pirlo or a Scholes, though he needs some of Andy Murray's conditioning and shiny, ankle supports to keep his own from buckling under the tackles that will (inevitably) come his way. He's got the physique and low centre of gravity to flourish, but needs to make himself more resilient.

rab
Time For Another Wenger U-Turn On Wilshere?

A

s a United fan I fell I can say this without accusation of bias, Sergio Aguero is for me the only player close to Ronaldo or Messi, what goes against him is his injury record, Hazard is good in fits but doesn't give enough end product in my eyes, Tevez would be 4th for me

shea666
Suarez (Not Hazard) Is The World's Third Best

Q

uite funny because it's true. Remember when rodgers and stevie me came this close to winning the league though?

sarcasticgooner
Wenger: Arsenal Came *This* Close

Footer 365

World Cup: Michael Garcia's report to be examined by FIFA Audit and Compliance Committee

Michael Garcia's report into the World Cup bidding process will be examined by FIFA's Compliance Committee chairman.

Whelan: Mackay Caused No Offence

Wigan owner Dave Whelan believes that new manager Malky Mackay caused no offence with the content of text messages.

Dave Whelan controversy: Wigan owner apologises for remarks after being accused of anti-Semitism

Wigan owner Dave Whelan has apologised for comments he made in The Guardian which have been attacked as anti-Semitic.

Mail Box

Why Wilshere Can't Play DM For Arsenal...

We have a long mail on where Jack Wilshere fits in for England and Arsenal. Plus, thoughts on Liverpool's poor form, Dave Whelan, and the historical county of Lancashire...

Where Have All The Defenders Gone?

Somebody has done their research and concluded that the top teams in the Premier League concede more goals than ever before. It's interesting; it's the mails...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property