Piergianni wants Corby’s good form to continue in the Trophy

Paul Malone (left) and Carl Piergianni combined for the latter to score Corby Town's equaliser against Oxford City on Saturday
Paul Malone (left) and Carl Piergianni combined for the latter to score Corby Town's equaliser against Oxford City on Saturday
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Carl Piergianni is hoping Corby Town can continue their recent good form when they take on Hayes & Yeading United in the first round of the FA Carlsberg Trophy on Saturday.

The centre-half headed home a late equaliser to earn the Steelmen a deserved point in last weekend’s 1-1 draw with high-flying Oxford City in the Blue Square Bet North.

That result extended Chris Plummer’s side’s unbeaten run to six matches in all competitions ahead of the clash with Blue Square Bet South side Hayes this weekend.

Piergianni, who captained the side in place of the injured Jason Crowe on Saturday, made it four goals since arriving at Steel Park, although some may say it is only three after he claimed what looked like an own-goal during last week’s FA Trophy success over Wealdstone.

But the former Stockport County defender is just pleased to be chipping in and he is now hoping the good form continues into the next game.

He said: “I am taking Wednesday’s goal as well so that is four in five for me!

But the main thing was we took a point on Saturday. It was nice to score but most of the credit has got to go to Molly (Paul Malone) because it was a great header back across goal from him and I did the easy part.

“I am delighted with the goals. They are always a bonus for a centre-half. We always look threatening from set-pieces.

“You can’t play to your best in every game and Oxford are a tough side to play against. They do what they do and they like to knock the ball long and bully teams. I thought we stood up to them well. We deserved at least a draw.

“We aren’t doing too badly at all really. We are looking forward to the FA Trophy on Saturday and see if we can get that going.

“It was a personal setback for me having the three-match ban (after he was sent off in the FA Cup defeat to Hendon) but the lads did brilliantly while I wasn’t playing.

“We have all gelled well as a group and I am happy with my own performances, although things could always be better.

“We in a good run of form and we just want to keep that going in the FA Trophy.”