Cobblers boss Chris Wilder admits he is getting a lot of pleasure from watching his side play after they recorded a sixth win in eight games.
Town comfortably beat York 3-0 at Sixfields to go 10th in Sky Bet League Two, although they remain eight points off the play-off places.
The recalled Chris Hackett was on the scoresheet alongside Brendan Moloney and substitute Ivan Toney.
The third goal came from a flowing piece of football which had the entire home crowd on its feet and delighted the manager.
“That was a really good performance and we scored some great goals, if Marc Richards had scored the penalty who knows what the final score might have been,” he said.
“York had their spell for 15 minutes, teams always will at some stage, but we’re playing really well at home and that’s another clean sheet. We deserved to win it and we just had too much for York who were always going to be difficult opponents fighting at the bottom of the table.
“We were brilliant going forward and the third goal was a fantastic goal. I hope all the fans have gone home happy after that because I certainly am.
“I’m really enjoying watching this team at the moment and we’ve got some fantastic games coming up.”
Wilder also revealed that his players had extra motivation to win the game because of pre-match comments from York manager Russell Wilcox about their defenders.
Wilcox, who played for Northampton for four years, had said: “At the back the two centre halves are big and strong but lack mobility”.
All of which, Wilder said, gave his players added impetus to win the match.
“There were some comments from their end about our centre-backs not being the most mobile so there was a bit more for us to work with there in terms of motivation,” he said.
“I don’t think you’ll see a quicker centre-half in the league than Lee Collins and he didn’t get run once on Saturday.”