Chris Plummer insists a top-half finish in the Blue Square Bet North is still the main aim for Corby Town this season.
The Steelmen’s decent run of form came crashing down around them at Doncaster Rovers’ Keepmoat Stadium on Tuesday night as they were beaten 6-1 by Harrogate Town.
All the goals came in a chaotic second half, which also saw Plummer’s men concede two penalties and have Carl Piergianni sent off for a professional foul.
The scoreline left the Steelmen boss somewhat bemused after his team had performed well in the first half and probably should have been in front at the break.
Corby take on FC Halifax at Steel Park tomorrow (Saturday) and he is hoping his players will learn from the painful experience they went through while also insisting the squad is capable of breaking into the top half.
“Our aim is to get into the top half of the table and that will be our target until the end of the season,” Plummer said.
“I think the players we have are capable of doing that. We do need to add a couple but we have the nucleus of a good side here.
“They are learning all the time and they have been through an unpleasant experience on Tuesday night.
“Hopefully they will feel the pain and realise that they don’t want to go through it again.
“Perhaps they need to learn that if you go down to 10 men then you need to go a bit more compact and ensure you don’t take a beating like we ended up getting.
“Sometimes you have to go through that experience to learn from it.
“It was disappointing but we can’t change the result, there is nothing we can do about that now. We have to learn from it.”