Tommy Wright knows Corby Town can’t keep relying on their superb form at Steel Park if they are to achieve good things this season.
The Steelmen’s incredible run of form on their own ground continued at the weekend as they recorded a remarkable seventh home win in a row when beating Trafford 4-2 in the third qualifying round of the FA Cup.
Joint-boss Wright insists he does not really know why things are going so well at home while his team are still awaiting their first success on the road this season.
But he does know the Steelmen must start cutting out the “sloppy goals” they have been conceding of late.
“It is hard to pin-point the reasons why we are doing so well at home at the moment,” Wright said.
“It is a good set up and it is a good pitch. Maybe it is all that which is helping us at home.
“We aren’t going to get promoted by just winning our home matches, we need to sort out our away form. I am sure it will come and I am sure we will break our duck soon.
“But we have got to try to eradicate those sloppy goals and the poor decision-making.
“If someone is going to pop one in from 30 yards or absolutely skin someone then you hold your hands up. But we are letting in some really sloppy goals at the moment and it needs to stop.
“However, a win is a win. We will take that victory from the weekend. We are through, which was the most important thing.”
The Steelmen now have a free week to prepare for more knockout football next weekend when they face a tricky test at Northamptonshire neighbours and Calor League Division One Central leaders Daventry Town in the first qualifying round of the FA Carlsberg Trophy.
Corby had been due to play Hinckley United in the Red Insure Cup tonight (Monday) but the Knitters went out of business after being wound up last week, meaning the Steelmen have now been handed a bye in the Calor League’s knockout competition.
And Wright believes two training sessions will be useful for his team this week.
“I think the free week is needed to be honest,” he added.
“We have been a bit frustrated that we have only been able to have one training session each week for the last few. We can have some time on the training field this week, which will be good.
“We have more cup football to look forward to next week. It is a local derby and I am sure it will be a good contest.”