Wright is eyeing up Corby’s date with destiny

Tommy Wright's Corby Town will have the chance to win the Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division title next weekend

Tommy Wright's Corby Town will have the chance to win the Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division title next weekend

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Tommy Wright is eyeing up a date with destiny after Corby Town ensured the battle for the Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division title will go to the wire.

Greg Mills’ goal eight minutes from full-time handed the Steelmen a 1-0 success at Weymouth to ensure they remain a point clear of second-placed Poole Town, who won 3-1 at Chesham United.

Poole travel to Weymouth for their final game in hand on Tuesday night but, regardless of the outcome, Corby now know that a victory at Poole on the final day will see them crowned champions.

The script couldn’t have been written any better with a full-on title-decider on the cards on the south coast next weekend.

And Steelmen boss Wright can’t wait to see if his team can round off a stunning run of form since the turn of the year with title glory.

“It looked like it was going to be a frustrating 0-0 draw and, to be honest, we probably didn’t do enough to earn the win,” the Corby boss said.

“But we found the goal and we have taken it down to the wire. It was a fantastic win for us, especially after losing (at Truro City) last weekend.

“We are in a position where it doesn’t really matter what happens with Poole in their game on Tuesday night.

“Whether we need a point or three next weekend, we will go there looking to win the game. Our approach will be the same as it always is.

“If we were going to take it to the last game, we always felt it would be a straight shootout and that’s what it is.

“It’s a cup final and the reality is that the best team on the day will win the league.”

Wright, meanwhile, heaped praise on match-winner Mills but insisted all of his players are “heroes” for getting the club to this point in time, almost a year on from the club wondering whether it had a future at all.

The Corby boss added: “I have been challenging the boys for a few weeks now. They have the chance to make history and I think they realise that.

“When you go into big games, you need big-game players and Greg is one of those.

“He has got the crucial goal for us and he was the hero on this occasion.

“There may well be another hero next weekend but, to me, all these lads are heroes for getting us to this stage.”