Ian Sampson, the Cobblers manager was quoted after the match on BBC Radio Northampton as saying: "We defended well as a team, especially in the second half. We made it difficult and we handled Steve Fletcher well. Ryan Gilligan has scored eight now, so we've got a goal-scoring midfielder. Our finishing looked very good today. To get a win is important. In the context of the season, we've got momentum going so we'll take it into the next game".