Craig Hinton was keen to keep Cobblers’ dynamic striking duo grounded after the 6-0 victory at Wellingborough Town on Tuesday night.
David Moyo and Ivan Toney delivered an impressive double act, with Moyo grabbing a hat-trick and Toney a brace in the pre-season win at the UCL Premier Division side.
The pair combined to great effect, showing the understanding forged during their time in the Town academy.
Youth-team coach Hinton was pleased with their display at the Dog & Duck, but admitted they could have had even more goals to their names at the conclusion of the encounter.
“They could have had a couple more goals to be fair, and they know that themselves,” said former defender Hinton, who was in charge of Town in the absence of manager Chris Wilder and assistant Alan Knill, who were out and about scouting league two opposition.
“But it was good to get in the habit of scoring.
“It was a good workout for the lads really. Everyone came and got something out of the game, which was pleasing.
“That’s the main thing about pre-season is getting that fitness ready for two weeks’ time when it (competitive football) starts. We’re happy everyone came out unscathed.”
While Cobblers’ front four, which also included Alex Nicholls, who captained the side, and Emile Sinclair, stole the show, goalkeeper Dean Snedker did well to claim a clean sheet.
The young stopper was forced to make a couple of impressive saves and Hinton was pleased with his performance.
“He’s always dependable, Sneds,” said Hinton. “He’s a very good shot-stopper and he proved it tonight.
“With the quality we had out it shouldn’t have been a problem - and it wasn’t really. We’re pleased to have got the game time and we look forward to the next match.”