D’Ath’s the way to do it! Lawson savours perfect debut

Lawson D'Ath scores the first of his two goals at Molineux on Tuesday night (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Lawson D'Ath scores the first of his two goals at Molineux on Tuesday night (picture: Sharon Lucey)

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Lawson D’Ath admitted his Cobblers debut was perfect - but that the winning goal he scored in the Capital One Cup upset at Wolves was a fluke.

The ex-Reading winger made a dramatic impact on proceedings at Molineux, scoring to put Town in front before Ivan Toney doubled the lead.

Wolves powered back to draw level but D’Ath settled the contest with a header that looped over goalkeeper Aaron McCarey.

Afterwards, though, he admitted he was actually trying to head the ball down and not over the home stopper.

“For the first one I just hit it early,” he said. “I thought the keeper would struggle to get down to it if I hit it low and fortunately it went in.

“On the second one, I tried to head it down and it’s looped up over the keeper. You need a bit of fortune sometimes.”

D’Ath will be afforded instant hero status for his part in an excellent victory and his performance has generated another selection headache for manager Chris Wilder for Saturday’s trip to York City.

And the 21-year-old said his first outing in a Northampton shirt could not have gone any better.

“I couldn’t ask for any more,” he said. “I’m buzzing for the lads because they put a great shift in and we deserved to win the game.

“The momentum was with them at 2-2 and then we got that goal which killed their confidence a little bit.

“It was probably too late for them to get back into the game at that point and all we needed to do was see it out to the end from there.”