Wright reflects on ‘cruel game’ as Steelmen are beaten

Corby Town boss Tommy Wright refused to be downbeat after his team were beaten 3-2 by Boston United at Steel Park

Corby Town boss Tommy Wright refused to be downbeat after his team were beaten 3-2 by Boston United at Steel Park

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Tommy Wright was left to reflect on “a cruel game” after Corby Town slipped to a second successive defeat in the Vanarama National League North.

The Steelmen found themselves 2-0 down to Boston United after 50 minutes at a rain-swept Steel Park last night (Wednesday).

But they battled back to 2-2 thanks to goals from Spencer Weir-Daley and Greg Mills from the penalty spot.

However, a mistake from Paul Walker allowed Scott Garner to hit a late winner for the Pilgrims as the Steelmen suffered back-to-back defeats for the first time since Wright took sole charge of the club.

But the Corby boss was far from downhearted and he insists the “results will come” for his side, who are now without a win in five matches.

“It’s a cruel game,” Wright said.

“We have lost in the 86th minute at the weekend then in the 88th minute in this one. It’s two games that have been lost with late goals.

“They showed me enough in the first half to make me believe we could have a go. We looked positive but we didn’t have that bit of quality to open them up.

“But we played with more purpose in the second half.

“I thought we would go on and win the game and their management wouldn’t have had many complaints if we had done because we were that good in the second half.

“But I have told the boys that they have to take the positives. They were 2-0 down and I can’t fault the commitment and desire to get back into that game.

“Some of the football we played in the second half was superb, probably the best we have played so far. There were some great performances and there were no players I could dig out and say they had a bad game.

“Everyone put in a shift and I am not too concerned about the results because they will come sooner rather than later.”

Central defender Cedric Kipre made his debut for the Steelmen having joined on an initial one-month youth loan deal from Leicester City while Foxes midfielder Aaron Hassell is set to feature against Worcester City on Saturday having signed for Corby under the same terms.