Cobblers caretaker boss Andy King expressed his pride at the team for their attacking approach in the goalless draw at Portsmouth.
Town shared the spoils at Fratton Park in a 0-0 draw that is not enough to lift the team off the foot of Sky Bet League Two.
But it was an encouraging performance for the team under King, who was delighted with the response he got from an enormously depleted squad.
“We still tried to keep going and kept trying to score and that’s pleasing for me because it means nobody can call that a negative 0-0,” he said.
“They fought well and that’s a really good point for us.
“The team reflected me and made me proud, I’m proud of myself to be with a team that has played really well away from home despite being bottom of the league.
“I can only get the job from what the players do on the pitch and I’m really happy with what they have done.”
Things might have been even better had the Cobblers got the rub of the green with a late refereeing decision.
David Moyo appeared to be fouled by Sonny Bradley when clean through in the final minute but no free-kick was given.
“He was fouled,” he said. “He was clean through, he’s five yards quicker than the other boy and he was clearly fouled.
“If that’s not a foul then something has changed in football since I’ve been in the game.
“David (Moyo) said it was a foul and he’s a very honest young kid. I think it was a foul and that would have given us a free-kick in a good area so it might have been different.”