Cobblers boss happy with how his nullified Dons

"If you go ragged and if you go chasing the ball in the wrong areas, they will pick you off."
Northampton Town vs MK DonsNorthampton Town vs MK Dons
Northampton Town vs MK Dons

Northampton manager Keith Curle felt his side were rewarded with a point after they frustrated MK Dons at the PTS Academy Stadium on Tuesday night.

In the goal-less draw, Curle's side limited Dons at one end while squandering the best opportunities of the game themselves - Fraser Horsfall's two headers going wide and hittign the bar respectively.

Speaking afterwards, Curle admitted his side set up to nullify Dons' attacking threat, and felt his side were value for their point.

"I think it was a disciplined performance," said Curle. "They know how they want to play and we needed to be disciplined against them. We've only really had one day of coaching to implement the defensive shape but I think it's credit to the players and testament to them in terms of how they took onboard the information.

"They got their rewards by nullifying (Dons) to one shot on target which came in the first half. We stopped them getting behind us and we stopped them putting crosses into our box and I thought we frustrated them.

"We broke on them very well in the first half but we didn't have that little bit of magic and that bit of quality to find the final pass, but we take the positive out of it because it was a disciplined performance that was needed.

"If you go ragged and if you go chasing the ball in the wrong areas, they will pick you off."

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