League was, is and will always be Corby’s priority

Tom Berwick was the hero for Corby Town as his late double sealed a 3-1 success at Redditch United
Tom Berwick was the hero for Corby Town as his late double sealed a 3-1 success at Redditch United
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Corby Town’s fine 3-1 success at Redditch United on Saturday proved to a superb finish to what had been a tricky week for the club.

The win over Weymouth in the Calor League Premier Division last weekend was followed by three departures from Steel Park with Nabil Shariff, Lee Hendrie and Nathan Rooney all leaving the club for a variety of reasons.

A 3-0 defeat at St Neots Town in the Red Insure Cup quickly followed to leave fans and followers of the Steelmen with a few niggly concerns.

But, despite not being able to add to their squad before the clash at Redditch, the Steelmen produced a third league win a row thanks to a late double from Tom Berwick after Aman Verma had earlier scored his first goal in Corby colours.

The victory moved the Steelmen into 12th place ahead of Wednesday’s home clash with Hitchin Town.

And joint-manager Tommy Wright insists his and fellow boss Andrew Wilson’s focus has always been on the league campaign as they look to push their team further up the table.

“We had a great run in the FA Cup and when that happens, it means you have another welcome distraction,” Wright said.

“But from the moment Stan (Wilson) and I came into the club, we always said the league was our priority and that remains the case.

“The defeat at St Neots was disappointing and we will always try to win every game we play in. But to not have another cup run going on is not the end of the world.

“I think that defeat and the departures that happened before it made things seem a lot worse than they actually were.

“We had the players in for training on Thursday and they were flying. They took that into the game at Redditch and got us the result we wanted.

“We want to keep moving up the league and we have another chance to do that on Wednesday.”