Opposition view: Scoreline flattered Cobblers, says Glovers boss Sturrock

Paul Sturrock

Paul Sturrock

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Northampton Town’s 2-0 win over Yeovil on Saturday was not a fair reflection of the match, according to Glovers boss Paul Sturrock who felt his side were the better team in the first half.

In a game of few chances, goals from Lawson D’Ath and Marc Richards saw the Cobblers notch a fifth straight victory which keeps Yeovil rooted to the bottom of League Two.

Sturrock said afterwards: “Obviously the result is very disappointing but to be fair the performance in the first half and for parts of the second half was good.

“I thought we were the better team in the first half. We had a good chance when Harry Cornick got through and if he had scored it may have put a different complexion on the game.

“We passed the ball much better today but in the second half it was more difficult in the conditions. I asked the players to be more confident on the ball and they played much better as a unit.

“The difference was Northampton scored two goals from three chances and we didn’t score from any of our three or four good chances.

“Today we played a very strong team and Northampton were clinical in the box. They’ve got two goals from three chances in the 90 minutes and that’s the type of cutting edge we don’t have.

“I don’t think there was 2-0 in that game.

“If I was a neutral watching that game I wouldn’t have thought it was 2-0, if you came in and didn’t see the goals you wouldn’t have thought there was a 2-0 game here but we keep talking about it every week.”