After the game home boss Colin Calderwood told Radio Northampton: “the better team had definitely won and they've ended up runaway winners. In the first half we gave them a start in the game, but then we had enough crosses in the box in the first half but couldn't get enough bodies in the box. From 2-0 they kept breaking at us quickly. They are a nice team and one of the better teams I've seen.”
Transcribed by Martin
CURLE PURRS OVER SUPERB STAGS
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Goals from Iyseden Christie, Liam Lawrence and Craig Disley secured a resounding win for Keith Curle's high-flying Mansfield.
Christie's goal put Mansfield ahead at the break before Lawrence, from the penalty spot, and Disley rounded matters off.
Mansfield boss Curle said: "To say I'm delighted is an understatement. To be successful, you need belief and collectively, we are now getting that. We are growing in confidence week in, week out.
"Defensively we were rock solid and one thing we've got is pace in this team and our energy levels are absolutely superb.
"We started well for the first 25 minutes but the rest of the first-half we were not doing things quickly enough and there wasn't enough movement off the ball which let Northampton back into it.
"I aired my views at half-time and I was more than delighted with the way we played afterwards."
Stags boss Keith Curle said; "This is one more step along the journey which I have spoken about. To say I am delighted with the result today is an understatement. The one thing we have got in this side is pace. We made tactical changes today with Craig Disley coming in to counter the attacking threat of Josh Low. We also had Tom Curtis as a 'sitting' midfield player, but every time I looked up he was in their box."
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