A character-building win against a side who look relegation favourites even at this early stage.
We dominated possession throughout but it was the same old story of failing to convert that possession into goalscoring opportunities. Mayor looks a better player than last season and very obviously scares the life out of teams, but we would be so much more dangerous if we had another creative outlet from midfield who could do what he does. Maybe Reeves can be that player? RL obviously wants a left footer in that RCM role and from what I've seen Reeves offers more of an attacking threat than Grant, though he couldn't quite get going in his 45 minutes today.
Northampton had a purple patch either side of their goal and we did well to ride that out and take the game back to them. In truth, though, we didn't have to be at our best to win today - Northampton are still League Two standard and if they'd got a point out of us it would have been a travesty.
Mayor, Watts and Nouble were our stand-out performers, with G Cooper also influential in patches.
Jephcott had a day to forget against the Northampton National Express, but his was probably the only disappointing performance.
We still don't know how good we are because we've only played two of the current top half, but we're certainly good enough to stay up and maybe even have a stab at the playoffs in a fair wind.