Plummer just happy with the points

Chris Plummer
Chris Plummer

Chris Plummer was just pleased to see three points in the bag for Corby Town as they saw off bottom side Hinckley United in the Blue Square Bet North.

The Steelmen returned to winning ways after two successive defeats, although they did struggle to finally see off the spirited strugglers before eventually sealing a 5-3 success thanks to goals from Liam Hughes (2), Tom McGowan, Josh Moreman and Ryan Semple.

And while he was happy with the win, Plummer was upset with the goals his team gave away at Steel Park.

“First and foremost we wanted three points so we have to be pleased with that,” the Steelmen boss said.

“The teams around us picked up results so to get the win was very important.

“But we have let three sloppy goals in, they were very poor in my opinion so that flattens our mood a little bit. It is three points and we move on.

“With all due respect to Hinckley, they are probably the poorest side we have played and that is probably down to the financial problems they have had.

“They gave 100 per cent and you can’t knock them for the effort they put in for their manager.

“But sometimes these games are difficult and our players got a lot of time on the ball. They probably found it a bit too easy and I just said to them before the game and again at half-time that we needed to concentrate and not get sloppy.

“Unfortunately, we did that at times and there were a few who weren’t at the races. But we are a young bunch who are learning all the time.”

Plummer, meanwhile, revealed a number of his players have been struggling with illness in the past week and that was the reason for Nathan Horne being withdrawn at half-time and why Sam Ives missed the game completely.

The Corby manager added: “Nathan was ill before the game and Sam Ives also called in with illness before the game.

“Jason Crowe was also struggling and we have had a bit of this illness sweeping through the camp.

“Nathan gave it a go for us but he was feeling so rough at half-time that we had to bring him off.”