While bemoaning the errors that cost his Northampton Town side three points, manager Aidy Boothroyd felt the Cobblers more than matched the team currently setting the pace at the top of League Two.“We’ve seen the team top of the league tonight and it doesn’t frighten me and it shouldn’t frighten anybody else," he said of Gillingham. http://www.ntfc.co.uk//news/article/ab-gillsh-387080.aspx Tuesday night marked the 10-game signpost that many managers use as the first genuine guide to their side's chances in a season with Town's record reading 3 wins, 4 draws and 3 defeats to date for a 13-point total. The Cobblers first ten league games in the 2011/12 season saw them win 3, draw 3 and lose 4, scoring 12 goals and conceding 13.
So, a fairly similar record to the current season but it was in the next set of 10 league games that the alarm bells started ringing for Town and which spelt the end for Gary Johnson. Only 1 win was record with 2 draws and 7 defeats and a massive 26 goals conceded.