Sampson bemoans second-half showing

18 September 2010 07:30
Ian Sampson was unhappy with the second-half performance of his Northampton side as they went down 3-1 at Shrewsbury. A brace from the impressive Jake Robinson secured victory for the Shrews after Kevin Thornton's free-kick had cancelled out Matt Harrold's 12th-minute strike. Sampson said: "Our confidence was up at half-time after getting the equaliser but while we could argue about the second goal - we thought it was offside - our minds were on other things and we were still arguing with the referee and so got done with a third. "We had lots of possession in the second-half but didn't really hurt them, picking the wrong pass at the wrong time, but hopefully they're a young side and they'll learn from their mistakes. The Cobblers boss added: "Shrewsbury will certainly be in the top three at the end of the season and rightly so with the money they have to spend and the players they can attract."

Source: PA