Now it is ‘13 cup finals’ for promotion-chasing Steelmen

Spencer Weir-Daley hit a hat-trick in Corby Town's 5-1 victory over Weymouth
Spencer Weir-Daley hit a hat-trick in Corby Town's 5-1 victory over Weymouth

Tommy Wright wants his Corby Town players’ focus solely on the first of “13 cup finals” this weekend.

The Steelmen take on Frome Town at Steel Park tomorrow (Saturday) having emphasised their promotion credentials in the Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division with a stunning 5-1 victory over fellow high-flyers Weymouth on Wednesday night.

The win moved Corby back to within six points of leaders Poole Town, who have two games in hand and are the firm favourites to go on and win the title.

But Wright is keen to ensure his team put as much pressure as possible on the table-toppers, who travel to fourth-placed Truro City this weekend.

Corby now have second place in their sights as they sit just a point behind Weymouth with a game in hand.

But Wright knows his team must be fully focused for the visit of Frome.

“We only just beat them at their place and the boys have been told that,” the Steelmen boss said.

“We need to kick on now. We have 13 games to go and it is 13 cup finals.

“Poole are a good side and they don’t concede goals, that’s always a good starter. I keep saying the same thing, it’s their title to lose now.

“All we can do is keep winning games and keep the pressure on.

“If we miss out then you have to hold your hands up and say they have been the most consistent team and we will just have to go and nail down second place.”

Wright, meanwhile, believes Corby have a striker in “hot” form in the shape of Spencer Weir-Daley.

He hit a hat-trick in Wednesday’s win with the highlight being his third and Corby’s fifth, which was set up by a dazzling run and cross from Wilson Carvalho.

And, if the service keeps coming, Wright knows Weir-Daley will add more to his 17 goals so far this season.

“Wilson put a great ball into the box for the fifth goal and that’s what we have been crying out for all season,” Wright added.

“When you have a striker of Spencer’s ability, if you give him the service he will put them away.

“I said it a couple of weeks ago. You are only as good as your strikers and at the moment we have got a hot one.”

Central defender Paul Malone will miss the remainder of the season after breaking his leg in two places and suffering a dislocated ankle in an incident that overshadowed Wednesday’s win.

The Steelmen will also have a late check on striker Elliott Chamberlain who twisted his ankle after coming on as a substitute in midweek.