I AM writing this deep in Northampton country as I am staying overnight with friends, also avid Town fans. Sitting here with a well earned beer after shouting myself hoarse, I am basking in the glory of a champagne performance by a magnificent team.
On the trip down we bumped into some Hull fans and wished them all the best (not) for their match at Southend. We didn't dare to think that on Saturday we would be playing them with a chance of overtaking them.
Walking into the ground the Town fans were seen to be in a great mood with one guy wearing a hard hat as a precaution. There were to be no abandonments this time, although you might have expected the groundstaff to put the advertising hoardings back up and hope for the best, as Town played them off the park.
The effervescent fans were the catalyst to a display which should have produced a half time lead.
Booth was magnificent and led by example as he continually held the ball up and brought people into play. His goal was well deserved after a great move and brought the house down!
Worthington was also magnificent, Yates steady as a rock, Mirfin 19-years-old going on 35, Holdsworth always constructive, McAliskey getting stronger as the game went on and could have had two goals.
We knew the Cobblers would have a spell of pressure and feared Martin (you've only come for the money) Smith would score from one of the endless free kicks the referee gave. No chance - Rachubka pulled off some breathtaking saves and we all celebrated.
Northampton Town - `you only win when it's windy' - had been put to the sword and the car park was a sea of dancing fans. When `hard hat' and his mates sang a hearty rendition of Smile Awhile, you knew it was a night to savour.
A fantastic performance from everybody involved and the fans. We're nearly there.