The Latics pulled off another remarkable win at Northampton to further increase their bid for survival. It came in dramatic style after the visitors had held the lead since early in the first half after a goal from Tope Obadeyi. It looked like the Cobblers had earned a point with a 90th minute equaliser from John-Joe O'Toole but a minute later Lee Erwin, on loan from Leeds United, struck the winner to send the travelling Latics faithful into raptures.
Obviously delighted, John Sheridan raved, “It is a great goal [Erwin] and we know he has goals in him. I like my strikers to play up front and if I am playing two up I want them to stay there. I had actually given him a rollicking because he should have kept the ball better for us on the halfway line earlier. But hopefully his goal will give him a bit of a boost. I want them all to enjoy winning while we are winning, but there is a long, long way to go. I am not bothered about anyone else. We take care of ourselves and if we keep winning, we will be alright.”
Sheridan was critical of Northampton’s equaliser and said, “The fourth official said it was a push [on Peter Clarke], but it wasn't a bad push. That's what his words were to me.”
He went on about the upcoming games, “Walsall are a good footballing side and I like the way they play. They are a bit like Swindon with good footballers in the team. But we go there and I am sure we will have a big following. We have Bury at home after that and there are some big games coming up. We go to Walsall believing we can win - while knowing it is going to be tough.”