Wright happy as Steelmen make a point

Goalkeeper Paul Walker produced a fine performance as Corby Town drew 1-1 with Chesham United at Steel Park
Goalkeeper Paul Walker produced a fine performance as Corby Town drew 1-1 with Chesham United at Steel Park
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Tommy Wright was “more than happy” with a point gained as Corby Town claimed a 1-1 draw with Chesham United at Steel Park.

The Steelmen held on to second place in the Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division as Cleveland Taylor’s second-half strike earned them a share of the spoils against last season’s runners-up.

Corby did miss an opportunity to close the gap on leaders Poole Town to two points after their match was postponed.

But, after the way the afternoon transpired, boss Wright was happy to see his team move to within four of the table-toppers.

Goalkeeper Paul Walker kept the off-colour Steelmen in the game in a first half, which saw Chesham create numerous chances.

But Wright was pleased with the reaction of his players after half-time.as they battled back to make it seven league games without defeat.

“I am more than happy with that,” the Steelmen manager said as he reflected on the result.

“We probably went in at half-time lucky to just be 1-0 down, I think it could have easily been three. Paul Walker was outstanding, he really kept us in it.

“The reaction we got at half-time to come out and score so early was a credit to the boys.

“To be honest, I wasn’t too happy with the performance before they scored.

“But the half-time team talk was quite tame. It was a nice, civil chat and we came out of the traps. We needed a reaction, we challenged the boys for that and we got it.

“Chesham finished second in the league last season, they gave Hemel Hempstead a really good run and they were unlucky in the play-offs.

“They are finding their feet this season, they are a well-organised team and we have taken four points off them. We can’t ask for more than that.”

The Steelmen’s next assignment is a NFA Hillier Senior Cup quarter-final with Desborough Town at Steel Park on Wednesday night.

They are currently without a league game next weekend with their scheduled opponents Banbury United still being involved in the FA Trophy.