Stern test in store as Steelmen go for another home win

Steelmen joint-manager Andrew Wilson
Steelmen joint-manager Andrew Wilson

Corby Town’s impressive start to the season at Steel Park will be given a thorough examination tomorrow (Saturday) when they host high-flying Chesham United.

The Steelmen’s new joint-managers Andrew Wilson and Tommy Wright enjoyed a fine start to life at the helm last weekend when they saw their players claim a 3-0 success over Barwell in the first qualifying round of the FA Cup.

That made it four wins in a row at Steel Park since the opening-day defeat to Burnham.

But it was quickly followed by a first defeat for the new management team as the Steelmen finished with nine men in Tuesday’s 3-1 loss at Banbury United in the Calor League Premier Division.

However, Wilson is hoping his team can bounce back quickly and continue their rich vein of form on their own ground.

But they face a stern test against a Chesham side who sit in second place and have suffered just one defeat in their eight league matches so far.

“We had them watched on Tuesday and they won 3-0 at Bedford with three second-half goals, which is something to take on board,” Wilson said.

“We have already got a very good record at Steel Park and we want to keep that going, you always want your home ground to be a fortress.

“We were disappointed on Tuesday, of course.

“But if we go back to last Saturday, the fans and everyone else were saying nice things about us and the way we played.

“We need to address what went wrong on Tuesday and we want to make Steel Park a ground that people can come to and see their team winning.

“I hope the fans who were there last weekend went and told their friends about us because the more people we have in the ground, the better it is for the players.

“We have plenty to work on and we will do that work and prepare properly.

“It certainly won’t be an easy game. Chesham are flying already this season and will be full of confidence. But we want that home form to continue.”