In-form Moreman hoping Corby can build on FA Cup success

Josh Moreman has been in fine form for Corby Town recently, including scoring this goal in the 3-1 win over Colwyn Bay
Josh Moreman has been in fine form for Corby Town recently, including scoring this goal in the 3-1 win over Colwyn Bay

Josh Moreman is a striker bang in form.

And the Corby Town frontman is keen for more after playing a key role in helping them through to an FA Cup third qualifying round clash at Blue Square Bet North rivals Histon on October 6.

Moreman, who joined the Steelmen from UCL Premier Division side Deeping in the summer, has shown no signs of struggling at a new level with six goals already to his name.

Numbers five and six came at the weekend as two excellent strikes helped Corby end Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division leaders Leamington’s 22-match unbeaten run with a 3-2 victory at Steel Park in the second qualifying round.

Moreman’s second goal was particularly impressive as he raced from halfway, cut inside a couple of defenders and then fired home.

Many were calling for him to pass instead of shoot but he insists that was never an option.

And he is now hoping the Steelmen can carry on their recent upturn in fortunes as they prepare for a return to league action with a trip to Gainsborough Trinity on Saturday.

“I had run from the halfway line so there was no way I was going to pass it,” Moreman said when asked about his second goal.

“But it was nice to get a couple of goals and help the lads get through.

“Hopefully we can keep going from that win and take it into the games coming up.

“Leamington probably came into the game thinking they could win it because they were unbeaten in 22 matches.

“We knew it was going to be tough but we managed to get on top of them, particularly in the last half-an-hour. We were always confident we could win the game.

“We finished our chances, which we didn’t do in the league game at Oxford.

“We have a good side here and we will fancy our chances in the next round.”