Target reached but Corby striker Spencer wants more

Spencer Weir-Daley heads off to celebrate after scoring his 20th goal of the season in Corby Town's 3-1 win over Burnham at the weekend. Picture by Alison Bagley

Spencer Weir-Daley heads off to celebrate after scoring his 20th goal of the season in Corby Town's 3-1 win over Burnham at the weekend. Picture by Alison Bagley

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Spencer Weir-Daley reached the 20-goal mark for Corby Town on Saturday and he is targeting even more during the push for promotion.

The frontman – who joined the Steelmen from Boston United last summer – has been in superb form of late with eight goals in his last eight matches.

His latest strike was Corby’s equaliser in the 3-1 success over bottom side Burnham as a fine second-half fightback helped the Steelmen move to the top of the Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division table.

And Weir-Daley, who has been called up to the Montserrat national side for their World Cup qualifiers later this month, was delighted to reach a personal landmark for the season.

“I am very pleased to have reached 20 goals,” he said.

“I had an injury in pre-season and that set me back and even when you are fit again, it takes three or four matches to get up to full speed as well as getting to know new team-mates.

“I am really proud to have to that because 20 was my personal target before the start of the season and I still have time to hopefully get a few more.”

Weir-Daley felt the Steelmen showed “a lot of character” as they battled back from a goal down to claim another crucial win at the weekend.

Poole Town can regain top spot if they avoid defeat in the first of their four games in hand at Biggleswade Town this evening (Tuesday).

But Weir-Daley was pleased Corby were able to put a bit of pressure on their promotion rivals by knocking them off the summit.

He said: “It was a really good second half, we had to show a lot of character.

“We were in a situation where as a group we were 45 minutes away from our big target for the season being ended.

“There is no room for error on our part with Poole having as many games in hand as they have.

“We didn’t perform in the first half and the manager had words with us at half-time but we also had words with ourselves.

“We knew it wasn’t good enough and there was no other option apart from going out there and putting things right.”

Corby take a brief break from the league action tomorrow (Wednesday) night when they take on Division One South & West outfit North Leigh in the Red Insure Cup semi-final at Steel Park.

Poole are awaiting the winners for the two-legged final and Weir-Daley is hoping it will be the Steelmen who join them.

“To reach the semi-final of any competition is a good achievement and as soon as you go across the white line you want to reach the final,” he added.

“Winning is a habit and, no matter the competition, winning games gives you momentum.

“I think the manager and the club have shown that they have taken this cup seriously this season and we will be looking to win the game and get ourselves in the final.”

Read more from Steelmen striker Spencer Weir-Daley in Thursday’s Corby Telegraph