Video nasty on the agenda for Steelmen

Action from Corby Town's 3-3 draw with Norton United in the FA Cup. Pictures by Andrew Carpenter
Action from Corby Town's 3-3 draw with Norton United in the FA Cup. Pictures by Andrew Carpenter

The Corby Town players are facing some time in front of a television screen tonight (Monday) as they look to learn the lessons from Saturday’s 3-3 draw with Norton United in the FA Cup.

The Steelmen threw away leads of 2-0 and 3-1 at Steel Park as the Evo-Stik Northern League Division One South side scored twice in the last 10 minutes to earn themselves a home replay tomorrow (Tuesday) night.

Action during the Corby Town Fc v Norton United 1st Round qualifying.'PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER

Action during the Corby Town Fc v Norton United 1st Round qualifying.'PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER

Corby boss Tommy Wright was furious with his team’s defensive display and he admitted the majority of this evening’s training session will be spent watching and learning from their errors.

“I thought I read the riot act to the boys last weekend (after the 3-0 defeat at Hungerford Town) and got through to a few but we made the same mistakes again and it’s the same individuals who keep doing it,” the Steelmen manager said.

“That is going to have to be ironed out now. We are in tonight, we will watch the videos and I want the boys to see where we are going wrong. I want them to see to reality and what is happening.

“We will work on it for probably half-an-hour and then we have to go there on Tuesday, which is something I didn’t want to do, and I want to come back with a win.”

Until the weekend, Wright had stopped short of laying the blame at any individuals’ door.

But he was critical of central defenders Paul Malone and Edi Appleton following Saturday’s late disappointment.

“The frustrating thing for me is that I would understand if they were two quiet lads who didn’t get on,” Wright added.

“But it is the complete opposite to that. They are probably best mates in the dressing-room, they are two big talkers in our dressing-room but they are getting stuff wrong at the minute.

“Like I say, we will sit down and go through the video and look to iron out these mistakes.”

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