Wilson delighted with ‘thoroughly deserved’ victory

Corby joint-manager Andrew Wilson

Corby joint-manager Andrew Wilson

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Corby Town joint-manager Andrew Wilson was a happy man after his side booked their place in the first round of the FA Cup.

A 3-1 win at Colwyn Bay, the Steelmen’s first win away from Steel Park of the season, ensured that they will be in the draw which takes place this afternoon (Sunday).

And Wilson said that is was a fantastic day for all associated with the club.

“It was a great day, the fans were brilliant, the whole squad was brilliant and obviously the result was as well,” he admitted.

“To get as far as the first round of the cup is a great achievement for a number of reasons and that will be a big day for us.”

As for the performance in north Wales, Wilson believes that the visitors were good value for their win.

He added: “I think it’s a bit of a coincidence that we hadn’t won away from home before yesterday.

“We’ve been playing some good football without getting anything for it and it was only a matter of time before that changed.

“In the first half we had to play against a strong wind and limited them to only one shot and in the second half they didn’t create many chances either.

”We scored a very good goal through Stuart Hendrie in the first half and even though they equalised, we recovered well and the win was thoroughly deserved.”

As for any potential opponents in the next round, Wilson said that he isn’t too fussed how the draw pans out.

He said: “There are two schools of thought, one being that you want similar level opposition at home which gives you a greater chance to progress or the second which is you want one of the big Football League teams, such as Wolves or Sheffield United, away which could mean 20,000 fans and the chance of being on TV but that obviously lessens the chance of going through.

“But whatever happens, we’re just pleased to be there.”