Top scorer Berwick leaves Steelmen

Tom Berwick has left Corby Town
Tom Berwick has left Corby Town

Tom Berwick has announced he has left Corby Town.

The striker departs Steel Park just 24 hours after he played in the Steelmen’s shock 4-0 defeat at Cogenhoe United in the quarter-finals of the NFA Hillier Senior Cup.

The full reasons for his decision to leave remain somewhat unclear but Corby joint-manager Andrew Wilson confirmed the news when asked.

Wilson added: “We are very disappointed that we have lost Tom. We made him the highest paid non-contract player at the club four weeks ago and now he has left, it is very disappointing for us.”

A statement from the club also followed and said: “Striker Tom Berwick has made the decision to leave Corby Town Football Club with immediate effect.

“The Steelmen’s leading goalscorer leaves Steel Park just over a month after signing a new deal with the club.

“On behalf of everybody at Corby Town we would like to wish Tommy the best in his future career.”

Berwick had been a massive hit with the Steelmen faithful after joining from Leamington in the summer.

He hit 10 goals, which included a remarkable six-minute hat-trick in the 3-1 win over Bashley in September while his last goals for the Steelmen were the two he scored late on to seal a 3-1 victory at Redditch United nearly two weeks ago.