Post-match reaction from Cambridge United Manager
Richard Money feels his side did more than enough to “earn” a well-deserved three points over Northampton Town at the Abbey Stadium.
Goals from Harrison Dunk and Barry Corr were enough to secure an important League win for United, and the U’s boss expressed his delight at the manner in which his side galvanised to produce a determined display.
He said: “You need to earn your own luck and everything that you get in football.
“It was important that we didn’t go out with an approach that something was going to happen naturally and that we had to make it happen, which we did.
“That galvanised us because the group does feel aggrieved and frustrated at what has occurred during the opening 12 games but we grabbed the game by the scruff of the neck and did enough to win.”
He added: “I was pleased that we were brave enough to play and it’s not easy when you are searching for a little bit of confidence, consistency and stability, to keep asking people to play the ball. The players certainly tried to do that and times did it very well.
“I think we got a bit nervous at 2-0 as is the norm for a team that is searching for a victory and given everything that has happened to us over the last six games.”
Money was particularly pleased with the effectiveness of Harrison Dunk and Ryan Donaldson in wide positions for the U’s, and also explained that both United’s goals were a result of patient and well-executed play.
“Harrison on the right side is always likely to cut in and hit a shot like that, and Donaldson on the other side is always capable of crossing like he did for Robbie Simpson, which in the end has forced their goalkeeper to make a save from another planet.
“However, that is what the pair of them give you.
“Harrison’s goal was a very good finish and the second one was a real good team goal with some patient passes that end up with Hughes delivering a good ball, for Greg’s run who then crosses perfectly for Barry to stick in the net.
“There are not many better goals that you would like to see than that and we had four or five opportunities to do the same.”
Next up for the U’s, back-to-back away trips to Exeter City and Yeovil on Wednesday and Saturday respectively. The Amber Army can purchase tickets for both games as well as the next fixture at the Abbey Stadium against Bristol Rovers on Friday 30th October (KO 7.45pm), by clicking here.