Chris Plummer has admitted he felt Corby Town’s display at Brackley Town was the best during his reign as the club’s manager.
The Steelmen followed up a gritty 1-0 home success over Worcester City last Saturday with a superb performance against their high-flying Northamptonshire rivals that was rewarded with a deserved 4-2 success on Easter Monday.
The victory saw Plummer’s men move nine points clear of Colwyn Bay, who occupy the final relegation place in the Blue Square Bet North with Hinckley United and Droylsden already being relegated.
Plummer insisted the performance at Brackley came as no surprise to him as he maintained a positive attitude, even when his side were on a run that brought just two victories in 14 matches as the club tumbled towards the wrong end of the table.
And when asked if it was the best display of the season, the Steelmen boss said: “If you take everything into consideration then yes, it probably was.
“It is right up there with anything else we have done throughout the rest of the season.
“Brackley have been up there all season and that doesn’t happen by accident. They are a very good side who will probably be in the play-offs.
“But it was an excellent performance from us and if we had won by more I don’t think there could have been many arguments.
“It was one of those days where it all came together and all of our players were on top of their game. Consistency has been a problem for us but from one to 11 on Monday we were excellent.
“I never really thought our performances were that bad during the poor run we had. There were one or two bad ones in there but I have always felt there was quality in our squad.
“It was a great win and a good weekend for us but now we have to keep it going.”
The Steelmen kick off a busy week, which sees them play four games in seven days, on Saturday when they travel to Droylsden before heading to the other relegated side Hinckley on Monday night.
That is followed by a Thursday night date at FC Halifax before they take on Workington at Steel Park next weekend.
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