Steelmen need to have their memories refreshed

Action from Corby Town's 5-1 defeat to FC Halifax at Steel Park. Pictures by Kit Mallin
Action from Corby Town's 5-1 defeat to FC Halifax at Steel Park. Pictures by Kit Mallin

Chris Plummer believes he needs to “refresh the memories” of his Corby Town players after they suffered a second successive heavy defeat in the Blue Square Bet North.

The Steelmen got what they deserved for a lacklustre performance on Saturday as play-off chasing FC Halifax Town sealed a 5-1 win at Steel Park.

Action from Corby Town's 5-1 defeat to FC Halifax at Steel Park. Pictures by Kit Mallin

Action from Corby Town's 5-1 defeat to FC Halifax at Steel Park. Pictures by Kit Mallin

That came hot on the heels of a 6-1 loss at Harrogate Town in the previous midweek.

The two games have seen the Steelmen showing worrying signs of returning to their bad habits of earlier in the season when they were conceding goals at will.

And while Plummer believes it isn’t a case of going back to the drawing board, he knows his players could do with a timely reminder of how they arrested that slide earlier in the campaign.

The Steelmen boss said: “I don’t think it is a case of going back to the drawing board, ripping up what you have been doing and throwing it in the bin.

Action from Corby Town's 5-1 defeat to FC Halifax at Steel Park. Pictures by Kit Mallin

Action from Corby Town's 5-1 defeat to FC Halifax at Steel Park. Pictures by Kit Mallin

“It is more a case of reaffirming what we did in that time after we let all those goals in at the start of the season.

“I am not one for making excuses but we haven’t been able to work much on team shape because we have been training in sports halls because of the weather.

“You would hope that because we have worked on it a lot in the past that the lads would be on board with it and using it as second nature.

“But, after the last two games, we do need to refresh their memories and make sure they know what they need to do.

“We haven’t just become a bad side overnight. We have shown that we are decent if we are firing on all cylinders. That is the key. From one to 11 we need to be right at it. If there are two or three who aren’t then we struggle.

“We can say all the excuses we like. But losing 5-1 at home is not acceptable to Corby Town Football Club and we need to address it.”

Corby are quickly back into action tomorrow (Tuesday) evening when they make the short trip to UCL Premier Division side Desborough Town in the last four of the NFA Hillier Senior Cup.