Goalless draws used to be a rarity for the Reds but it could be the theme of this season.
Stanley went from April 2005 - November 2007 without a league blank and, since then - in the last three seasons - have had just six league encounters without a goal.
So, after being used to goals flying in at one end or another, to have two blanks on the trot at the beginning of this season is something of a surprise for Reds fans.
And while, on the good side, it means Stanley are looking strong in defence, it also means they are struggling up front to find the goals to turn one league point into three.
On Saturday, they barely tested Cobblers keeper Oscar Jansson in a relatively uneventful match at Sixfields while, at the other end, keeper Ian Dunbavin kept the Reds in it with a string of top saves.
A point was decent against a side who did the double over the Reds last season but the fact they haven’t found the back of the net in the league is a worry with boss John Coleman desperate to get a goal on the statistics.
"We still haven’t scored ourselves which is a worry and is something we will have to address," he said. "We will have to try and work on our formation a bit in training to try and get us to be more positive in the final third.
"Bavs has made four good saves and the goalkeeper will be pleased with that - he had a good game and his kicking, in the main, was very good.
"And I thought Andy Procter was outstanding - defensively and in midfield he covered a lot of ground - and Phil Edwards worked his socks off to keep them at bay.
"Jimmy Ryan also did smashing and has a great appetite for the game. People think about him going forward but he did a job defensively at Northampton.
"But we do need him to get his shooting boots back on because when he gets the ball in those areas you expect him to hit the target."
The stats say Stanley had seven shots - two on target - but it is a struggle to remember these as Jonsson really had an easy day.
Northampton meanwhile had 16 attempts - seven on target - and the majority of these were testers for the Reds defence.
Dunbavin, called back into the side despite a decent performance from Alex Cisak at Doncaster, superbly backpedalled and tipped over a Ryan Gilligan chip in the first half while also keeping out a Billy McKay effort.
And the 30-year-old saved the Reds after the break when striker McKay - who had scored three against Stanley altogether last season - was one-on-one with him and the stopper came out and smothered the shot.
While the Reds passed the ball around well and were patient in build-up in their 4-2-3-1 formation, they tended to come to a halt at the edge of the opposition area either by slipping on the damp surface, turning round without finding an option in front of them or wasting the ball and that was frustrating after the Carling Cup show at Doncaster.
But while Coleman could be harsh on his side, it has to be remembered that Northampton scored seven against the Reds last season without reply - so this was an improvement.
He said: "I am pleased with a point - there will be a lot of teams who come here and would be delighted with a point and they have seen a more spirited Accrington than they saw both home and away last season.
"I still don't think we are playing to our best - we gave possession away a bit too cheaply and when we got into good areas we rushed it or slipped over and there is a question mark over the footwear of some of the players.
"But we stuck to our task and worked ever so hard all game, considering we went into extra-time on Tuesday and they played against 10 men for an hour. But we kept going, especially late on and that’s testament to the spirit in the camp.
"When we get our passing game going we are a match for anyone but you have got to score in those spells and we didn't, we snatched at a couple of chances and chances were few and far between in the second half for us.
"We played some good balls but were wasteful when we got them, we were letting the ball out too cheaply and are not strong enough in possession. We are maybe choosing the wrong option and time will tell whether we can get this right."