Aidy laments first-half display

Northampton boss Aidy Boothroyd was disappointed with his side's first-half display in the 1-0 loss to Cheltenham.

Last Updated: 01/04/13 at 20:37

Aidy Boothroyd: Nervy start from Cobblers

Aidy Boothroyd: Nervy start from Cobblers

More of the games that matter

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

Steve Elliott's goal late in the first half dented the Cobblers' automatic promotion hopes, and Boothroyd admitted it was the type of match they needed to win if they were going to hold onto a top three spot until the end of the season.

"I thought we were very nervous to start off and it could have gone either way in the first half," he said.

"But you've got to be strong and you've got to be resilient. If you want automatic promotion then you've got to win games like this.

"We've got to be cool enough in the head to be competitive in any game and you've got to have the fire in the belly.

"I thought in the first half we didn't function as well as a team, but in the second half we looked much better."

Boothroyd was not pleased with some of the decisions that went against his team.

"What is disappointing is when an official is not quite sure if it's a corner or not, and then before the ball even comes in, he's blowing up for a free-kick against," he said.

"I won't make excuses and you've got to give respect to your opponents, but every single week we've got to get Adebayo (Akinfenwa) a new shirt because they get ripped and pulled."

More of the games that matter

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

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

M

eanwhile, England's best U21 players playing with those most likely to be in the senior team from 2020 onwards might increase their chances in those tournaments to a point where they could actually be potential winners. Unlike 2016.

shagwa
Wenger warns Hodgson

I

m not a doctor, but the cause is likely to be crap dancing after scoring. My prognosis is we may need to take that leg off.

GVMUFC
Rodgers reveals Sturridge woe

F

or the time being we just have to focus on the players we do have, Rodgers said. We have to make the best of what is available. Jesus wept!

rodger's gusset
Rodgers reveals Sturridge woe

Footer 365

Wenger warns Hodgson

Arsene Wenger has warned that England's chances at Euro 2016 may be hindered if senior players are allowed to take part in the European Under-21 Championship next summer.

Ched Evans: PFA understands Sheffield United's decision to retract training offer

The Professional Footballers Association says Sheffield United’s U-turn on Ched Evans is the right decision for all parties.

Dave Whelan controversy: Football Association to investigate comments by Wigan chairman

The Football Association has confirmed it will investigate comments made by Wigan chairman Dave Whelan.

Mail Box

A Funny Mail About Line Dancing & More

We have some great responses to young Jack's question about how readers first got into football. Plus, finally some intelligent thoughts on Dave Whelan's outburst...

United Fans Would Gladly Take Wilshere

That's the message to any Arsenal fans who don't appreciate the midfielder. Plus, plenty on everyone's current favourite football club chairman and a wee question about fandom...

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