All about the 'fine margins' for Curle after leaders Swindon topple Cobblers
Cobblers boss Keith Curle bemoaned the 'fine margins' after his side were narrowly beaten by table-topping Swindon Town on Tuesday.
Jordan Lyden scored the only goal of the game with 12 minutes left to inflict a second home defeat in the space of four days on the Cobblers.
Town remain sixth in Sky Bet League Two but three teams are now within a point of them in the play-off race.
"It again goes down to the fine margins," said Curle. "In terms of shots on targets and balls in the box, everything was there.
"I think their goalkeeper made three very good saves and it's about the fine margins because we concede a goal from a throw-in.
"It's a little bit of play, the ball goes into our box, one of their men runs off our player and finds himself in the middle of the goal with a free header and he scores a goal.
"That's where we're still a work in progress and players are accountable and responsible because those fine margins get you top of the league so we've got to make sure people don't run off us.
"Likewise, when we're going the other way, we've got to get a yard the other side of people, but you've got to say the goalkeeper has made three good saves and they can be game-changing moments."