Northampton Town: Chris Wilder hails club's spirit after Stevenage win

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Northampton Town are 17 points ahead of fourth place

Northampton Town's dramatic 3-2 comeback victory over Stevenage showed why they Town are 11 points clear in League Two, says boss Chris Wilder.

The Cobblers came from 2-0 down to win through Ricky Holmes' 95th-minute goal.

"Championship-winning teams have those afternoons and come through it and that's why they're teams that do ever so well," said Wilder.

"The second half showed why, I believe, we have put ourselves in a fantastic position to win this league."

Over the previous five seasons, teams from League Two have needed 81 points on average to secure automatic promotion - and Northampton already have 82.

Two Luke Wilkinson headers had Boro 2-0 ahead after 30 minutes, but a James Collins goal before half-time gave Cobblers hope.

John-Joe O'Toole's finish brought them level, before Holmes' strike from outside the area gave them a victory which put them 17 points ahead of fourth-placed Plymouth.

"The magician comes up at the death and scores a fantastic goal," said Wilder. "Days like that are why everybody's involved in football.

"You have enough bad days, runs you go on where it doesn't go for you, but days like [against Stevenage] where fortunately it's gone for us.

"But it's gone for us because of the spirit of the football club. We're 2-0 down and our supporters are louder than ever, which speaks volumes about them, and the reaction second half from everybody was first- class and that's the reason we've got the result and results all season."

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