Cobblers 'got carried away' with prospect of first win in Milton Keynes

Jon Brady watched the game from the TV gantry at Stadium MKJon Brady watched the game from the TV gantry at Stadium MK
Jon Brady watched the game from the TV gantry at Stadium MK
MK Dons 4-3 Northampton Town

Northampton's caretaker boss Jon Brady felt his side left themselves too open in the final 10 minutes as they sensed not only their first win in Milton Keynes, but their first win since

Having not won in 2021, and never in Milton Keynes, Peter Kioso's header 12 minutes from time made it 3-2 and threatened to be enough for Northampton to end their drought. But despite dominating the second period, goals from Cameron Jerome and Charlie Brown in the closing stages put paid to their efforts and ensured they remain in the relegation zone.

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"We were in control and we dictated," said Brady afterwards. "But then, for a 10 or 15 minute period, we got carried away with the situation and we thought we could go and win 4-2 or 5-2. That was the biggest problem because we lost control."

"These players have given everything they've got again but it's another thing that we're finding out about them as players.

"For 90 per cent of that game, we controlled the game both in possession and out of possession, but at the end we didn't control the spaces out of possession after we went 3-2 up.

"I didn't mind the fact we wanted to keep attacking and we wanted to keep going for a fourth goal but our problem was that we started counter-pressing way too high, way too early and you will get picked off by this MK Dons side if you do that, as we did.

"These boys need to learn quickly because the gameplan was to close spaces and deny those spaces and we had certain trigger points when to go and we controlled them out of possession."