Late success should boost Corby’s confidence

Paul Malone opened the scoring for Corby Town in their 2-1 success over Chesham United. Pictures by Alison Bagley
Paul Malone opened the scoring for Corby Town in their 2-1 success over Chesham United. Pictures by Alison Bagley
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Andrew Wilson believes the way Corby Town beat Chesham United at the weekend should give them plenty of confidence as they begin to turn their attention to the FA Cup.

The Steelmen made it five wins in a row at Steel Park as they claimed a 2-1 victory over high-flying Chesham in the Calor League Premier Division on Saturday.

Paul Malone opened the scoring for Corby Town in their 2-1 success over Chesham United. Pictures by Alison Bagley

Paul Malone opened the scoring for Corby Town in their 2-1 success over Chesham United. Pictures by Alison Bagley

And joint-manager Wilson believes the manner of the win, which saw the Steelmen take the lead through Paul Malone before conceding a late equaliser and then securing the points thanks to an own-goal just two minutes from the end, provided his team with the “best feeling in the world”.

Corby are now preparing for a trip to Evo-Stik Northern League Division One South side Mickleover Sports in the second qualifying round of the FA Cup on Saturday.

And Wilson said: “That should give us confidence for next weekend.

“The downside is that Nathan Fox is cup-tied but we have to get on with it. David Moyo is going back and we have to look at things but in terms of confidence, winning a game that late is one of the best feelings in the world.

Paul Malone opened the scoring for Corby Town in their 2-1 success over Chesham United. Pictures by Alison Bagley

Paul Malone opened the scoring for Corby Town in their 2-1 success over Chesham United. Pictures by Alison Bagley

“It could have gone the other way. When they scored the equaliser they could have gone on and won it and left us feeling deflated.

“But we have gone and won it and that has made our weekend. So our confidence will be sky high and we just have to make sure we put the right application in every week.”

Wilson, meanwhile, was delighted with the attitude of his players after a tough few days for the club.

They were beaten 3-1 at Banbury United in midweek before Josh Moreman and Avelino Vieira left Corby on Friday while Fox joined from Kettering Town.

And joint-boss Wilson added: “You have to deal with the situations as they arise and if people don’t want to be part of the football club then that is up to them. There is no point us keeping unhappy players at the club.

“We need to make sure we have players who are willing to give 100 per cent week in, week out.

“And I don’t think anyone could fault the attitude of the players when they conceded with four minutes to go and then have the determination and desire to go and win the game. That is what we expect every week.”