Dramatic Gills draw proved how hard Cobblers are fighting - Brady

Two late goals takes the survival fight down to the last two games of the season

Saturday, 24th April 2021, 5:55 pm
Updated Saturday, 24th April 2021, 5:56 pm
Jon Brady.

Cobblers boss Jon Brady felt Saturday's courageous late fightback at Gillingham showed just how hard his players are fighting for the cause as they took their survival battle down to the final two games of the season.

Vadaine Oliver and Olly Lee scored either side of half-time to put Gills on course for victory with only 11 minutes left to play.

But Town staged a dramatic comeback as Ryan Edmondson and Fraser Horsfall scored within four minutes of one another before they so nearly snatched victory in the closing moments.

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"We were so close to winning it," said Brady. "We had Edmo's header, Rosey's shot and Marshy's effort looked to be heading into the top corner before the lad deflects it over.

"But, for me, the last 15 or 20 minutes alone showed everyone and our supporters who watched today just how hard these boys are fighting for this football club.

"We showed our town that they're putting in every single thing they've got. At times, we might not be the best, but I'll tell you what, when we're on the front foot and we're driving forward and we're putting crosses into the box and playing with no fear, the boys can take on anyone in this league."

Despite their late rally though, Town's survival hopes are hanging by a thread going into the final two games with nothing less than two wins required.

"I just said to them in the dressing room afterwards, I totally believe in the impossible and they have to believe in it as well," added Brady. "The chance is still there to survive and while there's a chance, you keep fighting.

"We were written off and it might have shown that little 'r' next to our name but we galvanised ourselves and now we've got to build on it."