Steelmen beaten at Chesham

Corby Town joint-boss Tommy Wright
Corby Town joint-boss Tommy Wright
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Corby Town’s winning sequence was ended at second-placed Chesham United as they went down 2-1 in the Calor League Premier Division.

The Steelmen made two changes from the team that started the fine 2-0 success over St Albans City in midweek.

Joint-boss Tommy Wright and Nathan Stanton both came into the side at the expense of Aman Verma and Courtney Herbert, who were both on the bench despite being forced off because of injuries during Wednesday’s success.

The Steelmen made a slow start and found themselves 1-0 down after seven minutes when John Kyriacou’s cross was turned home by Chris Dillon from four yards.

However, Corby were level after 22 minutes when Claudiu Hoban produce a fine run and shot that flew into the top corner.

But the visitors were only on level terms for six minutes as the host regained the lead when the league’s top scorer Drew Roberts curled a shot home from the edge of the area.

That was it as far as the goals were concerned, although the Steelmen did put the pressure on without any success in the second half.

Corby are due to return to action at Steel Park next weekend when they host another of the high-fliers Stourbridge.

Chesham: Gore, Kyriacou, Little, Stewart, Purse, Thomas, Fotheringham, Potton, Dillon, Roberts, Wilson. Subs: Brathwaite, Brown, Hamilton, Wales, Goss.

Steelmen: Walker, Thomas, Jelleyman, Malone, Stanton, McGowan, Mills, Carruthers, Wright, Taylor, Hoban. Subs not used: Herbert, Carpenter, Verma, May, Niije.

Goals: Dillon (7 mins, 1-0), Hoban (22 mins, 1-1), Roberts (27 mins, 2-1).