Brilliant Berwick fires Steelmen to another victory

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Tom Berwick scored a six-minute hat-trick as Corby Town made it three wins in a row at Steel Park with a 3-1 success over Bashley in the Calor League Premier Division.

After a goalless first half, Berwick fired the hosts in front before converting two penalties to complete another fine home day for the Steelmen and caretaker-manager Mark Peters, who continues to gain impressive results.

Peters made one change to the line-up that started the 1-0 midweek win over St Neots Town with Josh Moreman, who grabbed the winner after coming on as a substitute, coming in for Tom Ingram.

Bashley’s Josh Casey had a fifth-minute volley ruled out for offside but from there Corby had the better of things.

Tom Berwick and David Moyo both sent efforts wide for the Steelmen while Moreman was also off target after cutting in from the right.

But it remained goalless the break and Corby should have been in front soon after half-time when Moreman sent Moyo clear but his shot was saved by the visiting goalkeeper.

However, the Steelmen did go in front on 56 minutes when Berwick latched onto a long ball forward and lashed it home.

Four minutes later, it was 2-0 as Berwick fired home from the spot after Moreman had been pushed.

And Berwick’s and Corby’s fine day was completed 120 seconds later when the striker himself was fouled and he picked himself up to complete his quick-fire treble.

Moreman was unlucky not to make it four when he struck the post and Tim Sills’ late header got Bashley on the scoresheet but it wasn’t enough to prevent a third successive home victory.

Steelmen line-up: Walker, Ives, Jelleyman, Dias, Malone, Hurst, Shariff, Moreman, Berwick, Moyo, James. Subs: Ingram, Arber, Vieira, Lamb-Johnson, McGowan.

Goals: Berwick (56 mins, 1-0), Berwick pen (60 mins, 2-0), Berwick pen (62 mins, 3-0), Sills (86 mins, 3-1).

Attendance: 261.