Furious York City manager Russell Wilcox slammed his team for allowing the Cobblers too many chances to score in Saturday’s game.
The former Northampton defender kept his players in for a 40-minute post-mortem at Sixfields and had plenty of public criticism for them too.
York were beaten 3-0 and are now just a single point outside of the relegation zone.
“We’re in trouble and this game showed why we are down there,” he said. “We’ve got to get enough points to stay in the league, that’s all it’s about now.
“Individual errors are costing us. We spoke before the game about how Northampton like to make quick starts to games and we’ve conceded after four minutes.
“We weren’t at it without the ball and I’m absolutely raging. The performance wasn’t good enough and that needs to be addressed.
“It’s so frustrating because our past two performances have been very good. We’ve tried to build on that and we want to be consistent and today’s performance was not acceptable.
“We knew what the situation was going to be when we got in the building and we need to improve on this if we are going to achieve what we’re here to do.
“The base is being solid and keeping clean sheets and we’ve given Northampton too many opportunities to score goals. They’re a good side and they have found belief in themselves in the past month to win games.
“But we threw the goals in and we’re not using our experience to manage games.”