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Defender Phillips determined to make the most of his Cobblers opportunity

It’s a fact of life being a footballer, that there are times when a player’s misfortune leads to opportunity knocking for somebody else.

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Daventry Town joint-manager Andy Marks

Marks confident Town can recover

Daventry Town joint-manager Andy Marks is confident his side will quickly get over their mid-season blip.

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FRUSTRATING - it has been a difficult few weeks for Cobblers and boss Rob Page

Boss Page praises ‘unbelievable’ attitude of Cobblers players ahead of Vale trip

Boss Rob Page insists the spirit in the Cobblers camp is still high, despite the team being on a four-match losing streak in Sky Bet League One.

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BIG CHANCE - Aaron Phillips is set for an extended run in the Cobblers team

Cobblers boss Page backs Phillips to take his big chance

Cobblers boss Rob Page is backing Aaron Phillips to fill the void left by Brendan Moloney’s long-term injury.

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INJURY BLOW - Brendan Moloney is set to be sidelined until February

Injury blow for Cobblers as defender Moloney is sidelined for ‘six to eight weeks’

Cobblers right-back Brendan Moloney is is set to be out of action until February after undergoing surgery on his injured knee.

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FA CUP DRAW: Cobblers face Wycombe trip if they can see off Stourbridge

FA CUP DRAW: Cobblers face Wycombe trip if they can see off Stourbridge

The Cobblers have been handed a trip to Sky Bet League Two side Wycombe Wanderers in the third round of the FA Cup, if they can overcome Stourbridge in their second round clash.

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Aaron King was on target for Daventry Town at Blackstone

Town are hit for six and see red on a bad day at Blackstones

It was a bad day at Blackstones for Daventry Town.

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Rob Page got the chance to pit his wits against Manchester United's Jose Mourinho in the EFL Cup earlier this season, and he wants his team to set up another crack at Premier League opposition in the FA Cup

Plum tie is a big incentive for Cobblers as Page eyes United rematch

Cobblers boss Rob Page admits the possibility of facing one of England’s big boys in the FA Cup third round serves as an added incentive for his side when they go into Sunday’s second-round clash.

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Hackett backs his in-form Stourbridge boys to upset Cobblers

Hackett backs his in-form Stourbridge boys to upset Cobblers

Stourbridge manager Gary Hackett believes his side are capable of causing another FA Cup upset this weekend when Northampton head to the West Midlands.

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NO COMPLACENCY: Page must ensure his side prepare properly for the visit to Stourbridge

Cobblers to be on their guard as Page warns of Stourbridge threat

Cobblers boss Rob Page will ensure his side are on their guard this weekend after warning of the dangers posed by non-league Stourbridge ahead of Sunday’s FA Cup clash.

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Daventry Town player-manager Arron Parkinson

Parkinson wants a positive response

All good things come to an end so Arron Parkinson will be looking for his Daventry Town side to get back on track at the first opportunity.

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O'Toole was booked for dissent against Bolton - his 10th yellow of the season

Page to address disicpline problems after O’Toole picks up another suspension

Rob Page has promised to address his side’s continued ill-discipline after John-Joe O’Toole picked up his 10th yellow card of the season last weekend, keeping him out of Northampton’s next two matches.

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Brendan Moloney

Cobblers defender Moloney likely to miss Stourbridge date

Brendan Moloney is likely to miss Sunday’s FA Cup trip to Stourbridge with an ongoing knee problem.

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Rob Page

Boss Page seeks solution to goal drought after Cobblers are shut out again

Cobblers boss Rob Page is confident the goals will start to flow again despite it now being over 330 minutes since his side last found the net.

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Paul Anderson felt his side deserved more against Bolton. Picture by Sharon Lucey

Performances encourage Cobblers winger Anderson despite frustrating run of results

Winger Paul Anderson is convinced Northampton’s recent performances have given sufficient encouragement to believe that better results will soon start to follow after their barren run continued against Bolton Wanderers on Saturday.

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James Tricks was on target again but could not prevent Daventry Town from going out of the cup

Whitworths go nap in cup tie to end Town’s long unbeaten run

Daventry Town’s unbeaten run came to an end in Saturday’s NFA Junior Cup tie.

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BAD TIMES: Rob Page's side have lost four straight league games, all by the odd goal. Pictures: Sharon Lucey

Determined Page certain fortunes will turn for free-falling Cobblers

Rob Page remains adamant that his side will start to head back up the Sky Bet League One table as long as they maintain their current performance levels.

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NOT TO BE: John-Joe O'Toole's disallowed goal summed up a frustrating day for Northampton. Pictures: Sharon Lucey

Northampton Town 0 Bolton Wanderers 1 – match review, player ratings and highlights

Northampton’s worryingly steep descent down the League One table took another turn for the worse on Saturday, but one thing is for certain: if they can reproduce this type of performance on a weekly basis, the only way is up.

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Phil Parkinson. Picture: Sharon Lucey

Sixfields victory was Bolton’s ‘hardest of the season’, says boss Parkinson

Bolton Wanderers manager Phil Parkinson described his side’s 1-0 win over Northampton on Saturday as their ‘hardest three points’ of the season.

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NO REWARD - Cobblers boss Rob Page saw his team play well against Bolton, but still lose 1-0 (Picture: Sharon Lucey)

Boss Page laments ‘stupid mistakes’ but praises Cobblers performance

Rob Page has urged his side to cut out the ‘stupid mistakes’ that have plagued their season if they are to reverse their current poor form which continued on Saturday with a 1-0 home defeat to Bolton Wanderers.

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