Wright full of belief for Corby’s title showdown

Corby Town's Ben Milnes and Shane Byrne challenge Weymouth's Jordan Copp during the Steelmen's 1-0 success at the weekend. Picture by Finnbarr Webster/Dorset Echo
Corby Town's Ben Milnes and Shane Byrne challenge Weymouth's Jordan Copp during the Steelmen's 1-0 success at the weekend. Picture by Finnbarr Webster/Dorset Echo

Tommy Wright fully believes his Corby Town side can become Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division champions on Saturday.

The Steelmen head to Poole Town for a title decider between the two outstanding teams in the league this season after Greg Mills’ late goal secured a crucial 1-0 success at Weymouth at the weekend.

What Corby will have to do on the day remains to be seen as Poole play their final game in hand at Weymouth tomorrow (Tuesday) night.

Should the Dolphins lose, the Steelmen will need just a point to be crowned champions but any other outcome tomorrow evening will mean they will have to beat Poole to secure automatic promotion.

Corby beat Poole in the first league meeting between the two sides back in December when Cleveland Taylor’s stoppage-time goal secured a 1-0 success.

The two teams then met twice in the two-legged Red Insure Cup final with Poole taking the spoils on away goals after they couldn’t be separated in 1-1 and 0-0 draws.

The Steelmen have produced a stunning run of form since the turn of the year to haul themselves into the title picture with an incredible 46 points being taken from the 57 available since the start of 2015.

And Wright is certain his team have what it takes to complete a stunning title success in Saturday’s winner-takes-all showdown.

“I believe the boys can do it and they have self-belief,” the Corby boss said.

“We have played Poole three times this season and we haven’t been beaten. We can take a lot of heart from that.

“And even in those three games, I don’t feel that we have hit top gear in them.

“We haven’t really expressed ourselves in the games against them this season and we will look forward to trying to do that next weekend.

“At the turn of the year it looked like it would be Poole or Weymouth who would win it.

“We had joked between ourselves about what it would be like if we could somehow take it to that final game and now it has happened.

“Nobody, including myself, saw this coming. But we are there now and we will look forward to it.”

Don’t miss more build-up to the Steelmen’s title showdown on this website and in Thursday’s Corby Telegraph