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League Two

Cobblers boost Boothroyd

13 March 2013

Northampton boss Aidy Boothroyd praised his side for their determination after Kelvin Langmead earned a last-gasp 1-1 draw at Morecambe

Langmead equalised two minutes from time, much to the benefit of the Cobblers' promotion ambitions and their manager's delight.

Boothroyd said: "It was a great point and I think one we fully deserved. I did think it wasn't going to be our day after we hit the post three times in the first half but we kept battling to the end and I was delighted for Kelvin because I thought he was exceptional.

"In truth there were a lot of good performances and I thought it was one of our best displays away from home for some time. If we continue to play like that we will win far more games than we lose.

"It was a great game and on another day we could have won 4-3 but I will settle for a point."

Morecambe boss Jim Bentley was frustrated by his side failure to hold on to the lead - in-form striker Jack Redshaw bagging his 14th of the season before the hour - but admitted that a draw was probably a fair result.

He said: "It was a game that had a bit of everything with plenty of chances at both ends, a few tackles flying in and a lot of goalmouth action. If I'm being honest a draw was probably fair.

"I asked the lads for a response after Saturday's defeat at Barnet and I certainly got that.

"We knew we would be in for a tough test but the lads battled all the way through and stood tall.

"We had a bit of luck but we also created a lot of good chances ourselves before Jack scored another great individual goal. It's a shame we couldn't hang on for the win but I can't be critical of the players at all."

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