Happy Wilson knows Steelmen can play even better

Action from Corby Town's 3-1 victory over Weymouth at Steel Park. Pictures by Alison Bagley

Action from Corby Town's 3-1 victory over Weymouth at Steel Park. Pictures by Alison Bagley

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Joint-manager Andrew Wilson was delighted to see Corby Town make a quick return to winning ways but insists his team “can play better”.

It has been a good week for the Steelmen following their disappointing FA Cup exit as a 4-0 success over Sileby Rangers in the NFA Hillier Senior Cup was followed by a 3-1 victory over Weymouth in their first home Calor League Premier Division match for nearly two months.

Action from Corby Town's 3-1 victory over Weymouth at Steel Park. Pictures by Alison Bagley

Action from Corby Town's 3-1 victory over Weymouth at Steel Park. Pictures by Alison Bagley

They had to do it the hard way after joint-boss Tommy Wright headed into his own net on 14 minutes but a fine strike from Nathan Rooney and a second-half brace from Stuart Hendrie secured a fifth successive home league win.

There was also a debut for new signing Aman Verma, who came on as a 74th-minute substitute, after joining on loan from Stockport County until January.

And Wilson said: We are really happy, it’s always good to get three points.

“After the disappointment in the FA Cup last Saturday, we have bounced back with seven goals in two games and we are chuffed to get the points.

Action from Corby Town's 3-1 victory over Weymouth at Steel Park. Pictures by Alison Bagley

Action from Corby Town's 3-1 victory over Weymouth at Steel Park. Pictures by Alison Bagley

“I thought we were fairly sluggish for the first 15 or 20 minutes but once we got involved in the game, we started to look dangerous and we started to rotate the play well. On another day we probably could have had another couple of goals.

“We nicked a goal in the second half to go 2-1 up and then we were a bit open in the midfield areas so we made a tactical change to sure it up and we went on to get the third to kill it off.

“So we are pleased with the victory. I think we can play better but winning is a great feeling.”

The only disappointment from the day saw Paul Malone leaving Steel Park on crutches after suffering an ankle injury after 21 minutes.

Action from Corby Town's 3-1 victory over Weymouth at Steel Park. Pictures by Alison Bagley

Action from Corby Town's 3-1 victory over Weymouth at Steel Park. Pictures by Alison Bagley

After a week that had seen a Twitter campaign launched and backed by bookmakers William Hill to ensure Malone had a protective headband after suffering a cut in the defeat to Dover, the odds of 10/1 for the defender to score with his head disappeared when he was withdrawn.

But Wilson is hopeful Malone won’t miss more than a week of action and he was pleased with the way Chris Carruthers filled in at centre-half.

“Part of the reason we played Chris Carruthers and Kalern Thomas in the middle on Wednesday was to make sure they were comfortable there in case was got any injuries,” Wilson added.

“With Paul Malone getting injured early, we were comfortable putting Chris in there.

Action from Corby Town's 3-1 victory over Weymouth at Steel Park. Pictures by Alison Bagley

Action from Corby Town's 3-1 victory over Weymouth at Steel Park. Pictures by Alison Bagley

“We did everything we could and Paul did everything he could to be available with getting the headband.

“That is a credit to him and the people of Corby for retweeting things on Twitter and getting the situation noticed.

“He has rolled his ankle and the good news is I don’t think it will be long-term. The physio thinks it might just be a seven-day injury so he will miss (the Red Insure Cup game at St Neots) Tuesday and he might miss next Saturday at Redditch but it shouldn’t be anything more than that.”