Wilson: There’s something not quite right with Steelmen

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

Andrew Wilson feels there is something “not quite right” with his Corby Town team at the moment after they were forced to settle for a 0-0 draw at Chippenham Town on Saturday.

The Steelmen hit back from last weekend’s home defeat to Frome Town with a point, which kept them in 11th place in the Calor League Premier Division but still some 14 points off the final play-off place.

This weekend’s goalless draw left joint-manager Wilson with mixed feelings as his team made it five away matches without defeat, albeit against one of the teams struggling at the wrong end of the table.

“I don’t think Chippenham is a particularly easy place to go to, the pitch wasn’t overly wet but it was bobbly and that made it difficult for us to play good football on it,” Wilson said.

“I am frustrated because we felt we were the better side in the first half and we believed at half-time that we could go on and win the game.

“But we didn’t perform at all in the second half and if anyone was going to win it towards the end it was Chippenham.

“There’s something not quite right with us at the moment and we are trying to put our finger on exactly what it is.

“It is disappointing to only take a point. But, on the flip side, we have taken 10 points from the last 15 available and 10 points from 12 on the road.

“We aren’t playing particularly well at the moment and hopefully the points will keep coming as we try to improve.”

Wilson, meanwhile, was pleased but “not surprised” as young goalkeeper Josh Carpenter marked his full league debut with a clean sheet.

Carpenter stepped in for first-choice stopper Paul Walker who was serving a one-match ban.

And Wilson added: “It is a team game and from a defensive point of view we performed well.

“To be honest, the back four had more work to do than I really want them to do and Josh is at the club because he is a good goalkeeper.

“So I am not going to single him out. He did well but I wasn’t surprised. We expected that from him.”

The Steelmen are without a game in midweek and return to action next Saturday when they take on Truro City at Steel Park.