Flying start was the key for Cobblers boss Wilder

Ricky Holmes is congratulated on his goal against Dagenham (pictures: Sharon Lucey)
Ricky Holmes is congratulated on his goal against Dagenham (pictures: Sharon Lucey)
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Chris Wilder is confident his Cobblers side entertained their supporters at Sixfields after providing them with a second successive league victory.

Town beat Dagenham 1-0 on Saturday, Ricky Holmes scoring the decisive goal after 61 minutes, to move to 15th in Sky Bet League Two.

Cobblers V Dagenham and Redbridge. NNL-150117-173730009

Cobblers V Dagenham and Redbridge. NNL-150117-173730009

It was the first time the team has recorded back-to-back wins in more than four months and they might have won by a greater margin against a Daggers side who slipped into the relegation zone as a result of their loss.

But Wilder was pleased with the way his team - who also kept another precious clean sheet - attacked their opponents and the passing football they produced throughout a good performance.

“I thought we were excellent from the time we stepped onto the pitch at three o’clock to the time we stepped off it at 10 to five,” he said.

“The start gave us a really good lift and the supporters got right behind us. We have to excite them and hopefully everyone has enjoyed an entertaining afternoon.

“If I’m being a little bit greedy I’ll say that I wanted it to be a little bit more comfortable in terms of the scoreline but everybody played their part in a very good win for us.”

And he added: “There is a lot of energy in the team - I enjoyed watching the team today and I’m sure the supporters did too.

“From my point of view it was important we concentrated defensively; we almost got done on one long ball in the first half and we needed to make sure that didn’t happen.

“Dagenham have beaten Bury so they are always difficult opponents but I thought we were excellent all over.

“We passed the ball when we could pass it and we turned them down the sides when we had to. Everyone put a really good shift in and we kept our shape and were difficult to play through.”