Jones left frustrated by Cobblers draw


Nathan Jones was frustrated that his side were not able to claim all three points at Northampton Town on Saturday afternoon, as they drew 1-1 despite dominating the game.

“I’m more disappointed than any human being on the planet right now,” he told CharltonTV.

A heavy touch from goalkeeper Harry Isted allowed Louis Appéré to equalise with ten minutes to go, and Jones felt that the mistake cost his side.

“We’ve drawn the game through a huge error, because I couldn’t see them scoring. We were in total control. And that’s the really, really disappointing thing - it took a major error to get them back in - because they hadn’t created a thing all afternoon.

“We can’t legislate for what happened,” he continued. “That’s just a big error that he won’t do again, that has cost us three points.”

Despite scoring in the first period and conceding in the second, Jones was delighted with his side’s second-half performance. 

“Second half I thought we were excellent. We really were,” he said. “We won every first ball, we got on seconds. We played some really good stuff, created two glorious chances to put the game to bed.”

The boss also said he could not fault the effort of his players, nor of the fans who cheered them on from a sold-out away end: “In terms of what [the players] have given me - absolutely brilliant. The fans were magnificent again today, and they deserved to see a win.”

Indeed, Jones wanted to look on the bright side. “Another game unbeaten, it’s another point towards our goal so we can’t be too disappointed,” he said.

“You’ve got to look at the positives. The level of performance, to play with that quality under pressure like our group are - I’m really proud of that.”

The games are coming thick and fast for the Addicks, who travel to Cheltenham Town on Tuesday. Jones is looking to continue his side’s good form.

“We’ve got two massive games this week,” he added. “If we come out of that with a points tally then we’ll be happy.”

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