Steelmen work ethic delights Peters

Action from Corby Town's 1-0 success over St Neots Town. Pictures by Kit Mallin
Action from Corby Town's 1-0 success over St Neots Town. Pictures by Kit Mallin

Mark Peters was delighted with the work ethic of the Corby Town players as they picked up a second home win in a row in the Calor League Premier Division.

The Steelmen bounced back from their last defeat at St Albans City at the weekend with a 1-0 success over St Neots Town at Steel Park on Wednesday night as half-time substitute grabbed the winner with his first goal of the season.

Action from Corby Town's 1-0 success over St Neots Town. Pictures by Kit Mallin

Action from Corby Town's 1-0 success over St Neots Town. Pictures by Kit Mallin

Peters remains in caretaker charge as the club continue their search for Chris Plummer’s permanent replacement and the temporary boss was pleased to see a couple of changes pay off as he made it seven points from a possible 12 since taking control of first-team affairs.

“We got done by a sucker-punch at the weekend and I almost felt for St Neots because they put in a great shift and moved the ball around very well in the first half,” Peters said.

“Again, we have changed our shape and we had most of the play in the second while cutting them down to big diagonal balls that were causing us few problems.

“You have to be pleased when you get a clean sheet. Paul Walker made some good saves to keep us in it and going in at 0-0 is a good thing for us when you consider that a couple of weeks ago we were going in at 2-0 or 3-0 down.

Action from Corby Town's 1-0 success over St Neots Town. Pictures by Kit Mallin

Action from Corby Town's 1-0 success over St Neots Town. Pictures by Kit Mallin

“If you have that foundation it can only help and I know we have enough quality and ability in the team to go and get us a goal.

“The boys are working for each other and it has helped us to a good victory.

“It is a team thing and since I took over, I have just said to the lads that whatever we do, we do as a team.

“It isn’t a big squad and while I am only an interim manager there isn’t a great deal I can do about that. But they are working really hard at the moment and that is all I can ask.”

Peters, meanwhile, was full of praise for Moreman, who has endured a stop-start opening to the new campaign having burst on to the scene last season.

And he insists the frontman’s performance has now left him with a welcome “difficult decision” to make for Saturday’s home clash with Bashley.

Peters said: “Never once has Josh asked why he isn’t playing, he has just got on with it and he came on and proved that he deserves a shirt.

“It gives me another difficult decision and that is what any manager wants. You want people who want to be in the team.

“Josh is learning the game, he is a young lad who has come up from the lower leagues.

“He has shown what he can do and Football League clubs have had a look at him.

“Everyone can see the potential but someone just needs to spend a bit of time with him so he learns where he needs to be on the pitch at all times.

“He is capable of making some blistering runs but we need the other side of the game from him and he did very well in that respect against St Neots.”