Semple desperate for more goals in Corby’s fight for survival

Ryan Semple is hungry more goals to add to the 10 he already has for Corby Town this season
Ryan Semple is hungry more goals to add to the 10 he already has for Corby Town this season

Ryan Semple is “desperate” to add further goals to an already impressive personal tally as he looks to help Corby Town reach safety in the Blue Square Bet North.

The Steelmen are in the thick of the relegation dogfight and have a four-point advantage over third-from-bottom Colwyn Bay, who have two games in hand, as they head into tomorrow’s clash with play-off chasing Harrogate Town at Steel Park (3pm).

Chris Plummer’s side claimed a crucial 1-0 home success over Stalybridge Celtic last weekend as they registered their first win in nine games.

And, as has been the case recently, Semple was at the heart of the goal action as Josh Moreman finished off his cross to grab the only goal of the game.

While it is a collective effort that will be the key if Corby are to survive, Semple – from a personal point of view – has enjoyed a decent first season in a Corby shirt having joined from Boston United last summer.

The winger has 10 goals and numerous assists to his name with three of those strikes coming in the last five games.

But he is keen to add more as he bids to play a big role in making sure the Steelmen retain their status for next season.

He said: “I am counting the goal I got in the Hillier Cup as well so that puts me on 11 for the season!

“From a personal point of view, I am pleased with how I have done when it comes to goals. As an attacking player, the target is always to get into double figures and I have done that.

“But we still have 11 games left and that gives me plenty of time to add to it.

“And I am desperate to do it. Ultimately, it is never about one person but about the club and the team. Our job now is to make sure we are in this division next season and if I score a few more goals to help make that happen then great.”

The Corby Town Supporters Trust, meanwhile, are beginning the process of elections to their board and the votes will be counted on Saturday, April 27 when the annual meeting will also take place.

Anyone who would like to be nominated to go onto the Trust board should put their name forward by Saturday, March 23 and nominations must be seconded and submitted by Saturday, April 6.

You must be a member of the Trust to be elected onto the board and must be willing to attend a number of meetings. Electronic votes and hard copies will be accepted. All votes will be available after the nomination date has passed.

For further information, contact the election management group, chairman Jason Milne at jason.milne@live.co.uk vice-chair Allen Porter at allen.porter@tesco.net or secretary Moira Clark at moira-clark@hotmail.com