Boothroyd hails 'massive' win

Northampton manager Aidy Boothroyd is urging his side to kick on following their first win in nine games with a 2-0 win at AFC Wimbledon.

Last Updated: 05/10/13 at 22:03

Aidy Boothroyd: Thrilled with the win

Aidy Boothroyd: Thrilled with the win

More of the games that matter

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

Lee Collins poked home 20th-minute opener when he raced on to Darren Carter's free-kick - Northampton's first away goal of the season.

Stuart Dallas made sure of Northampton's second league win of the season with 16 minutes remaining as he scored a fine solo goal to double the visitors' lead.

Matt Duke made a fine save to deny promotion-chasing Wimbledon's Harry Pell an injury-time consolation and Boothroyd hopes this is where the Cobblers' season picks up.

"We've got to build on this, Wimbledon were in fantastic form and it's a good result for us," he said.

"We know we've had a bad start, but I've been really, really pleased with the last two games.

"We stuck at it and we were very, very solid. If anything we could've scored more goals, the opportunities were there.

"They're where they are in the league for a reason, and we knew it would be tough to beat them, and two clean sheets in a row make this a massive, massive result.

"When we're away from home we're there to frustrate and to upset. Our away record in my time hasn't been great, but our home record has been fantastic.

"If we can get it back on track, and pick up the odd result like this, in the next 10 games we'll be a lot happier. I'm not getting too excited, but I'm genuinely very, very happy."

More of the games that matter

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

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

m not sure about this distance covered malarky, plus that stat comes with *since February attached to it, that's just 1 month. I mean I have 27 open cases I'm 'working on' at the moment but believe me others with 10 cases work harder than I do. I just got back from a pub lunch, scampi and chips (+4 pints) in case you were wondering.

hurler
Wenger defends Ozil

C

isse should have appealed and explained that it was just a retaliation, just like Matic did. Apparently the FA are ok with retaliation.

Triangler
Cisse accepts FA charge

L

ove this guy. He's one of the few surviving players that I remember so vividly from Football Italia and Gazetta on Saturday mornings and Sunday afternoons.

HarryBoulton
Francesco Totti - The King Of Rome

Footer 365

Mesut Ozil defended by Arsene Wenger after Paul Scholes criticism

Arsene Wenger claims Paul Scholes "would have loved to play with Mesut Ozil".

Football Association names Martin Glenn as its new chief executive

The Football Association has named Martin Glenn as its new chief executive.

Arsenal's Gabriel Paulista out for up to three weeks with hamstring injury

Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Arsenal defender Gabriel has been ruled out for up to three weeks with a hamstring injury.

Mail Box

Why All The Hate For Robin Van Persie?

One Mailboxer can't work out why everyone is having a pop at Robin van Persie. Plus FA Cup anticipation, changing relegation, a Friday song and more Totti love...

Is Sissoko's Neck Very Distinctive?

Moussa Sissoko features in a really quite bizarre Distinctive Physical Features XI while we have mails on sexism, Angel Di Maria and Francesco Totti. Ramdom.

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company