Wilson disappointed as Steelmen are made to wait

Corby Town joint-boss Andrew Wilson
Corby Town joint-boss Andrew Wilson

Andrew Wilson confessed to being “disappointed” as Corby Town’s Calor League Premier Division clash with Poole Town fell victim to the weather.

Having beaten Banbury United 4-2 in treacherous conditions at Steel Park on Wednesday, the Steelmen’s home game with Poole was the first of three against a trio of the league’s high-fliers.

But the continued heavy rain ensured parts of the pitch remained waterlogged as an early decision was made to prevent Poole from starting the long journey north.

Corby are currently on a five-match unbeaten run in the league and joint-manager Wilson admitted it would have been good to get the chance to continue that sequence.

The Steelmen must now wait until next Saturday to play again as they take on leaders Hemel Hempstead Town at Steel Park. Corby have no game on Boxing Day as they were due to travel to Hinckley United, who went out of business earlier in the season.

Wilson said: “It was disappointing that we couldn’t get the game on.

“Obviously there have been a few problems with our pitch this season but the main issue was the sustained amount of rain we had in a very short space of time.

“We wanted the game on because we are unbeaten in five matches and on a nice little run.

“We have only lost once in nine in the league and we want to keep that sort of run going for as long as possible.

“We didn’t get the chance to do that on Saturday but we will move on and make sure we are ready for next weekend.”

Wilson, meanwhile, confirmed midfielder Aman Verma would have missed the clash with Poole due to a foot injury but he is now expected to recover in time to face Hemel Hempstead next Saturday.

“It has been troubling him for a little while now but he has played through it,” Wilson added.

“But after playing on a very heavy pitch on Wednesday, Aman’s foot was very sore and he would not have featured on Saturday.

“So the game being off was good from that point of view, it means he has a full week to rest it and he should be ready for next Saturday.

“Harry May would have been back from illness and we are working with a squad of 17 or 18 at the moment, which suits us fine.”

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