Wright shakes off own-goal as Corby aim for more

Action from Corby Town's 3-1 win over Weymouth at the weekend. Pictures by Alison Bagley
Action from Corby Town's 3-1 win over Weymouth at the weekend. Pictures by Alison Bagley
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Tommy Wright was as pleased as anyone as Corby Town fought back to claim a well-deserved 3-1 victory over Weymouth.

The Steelmen returned to Calor League Premier Division action with their first league game at Steel Park since beating Chesham United 2-1 way back on September 21.

Action from Corby Town's 3-1 win over Weymouth at the weekend. Pictures by Alison Bagley

Action from Corby Town's 3-1 win over Weymouth at the weekend. Pictures by Alison Bagley

And they secured a fifth successive home league victory thanks to a fine strike from Nathan Rooney and an excellent second-half double from Stuart Hendrie.

But those only came after joint-manager Wright had handed Weymouth the lead when he headed into his own net after 14 minutes.

He later revealed it was the first own-goal he had ever scored but he teed up Rooney for the equaliser and was delighted to see the Steelmen go on to claim an important victory.

When asked about the own-goal, Wright joked: “I thought it was a great finish!

Action from Corby Town's 3-1 win over Weymouth at the weekend. Pictures by Alison Bagley

Action from Corby Town's 3-1 win over Weymouth at the weekend. Pictures by Alison Bagley

“It was a first for me to be honest and it wasn’t a nice feeling but it was nice to have a hand in the goal that got us back on level terms.

“And that goal was the sort of thing that me and Stan (fellow joint-manager Andrew Wilson) have wanted the lads to do, get the ball into the frontman and follow it.

“Nathan Rooney did that and he showed the ability he has got with great finish.”

Wright believes Corby can play a lot better than they did at the weekend and their next assignment is tomorrow (Tuesday) night’s trip to St Neots Town in the second round of the Calor League’s Red Insure Cup before they travel to Redditch United in the league next weekend.

Action from Corby Town's 3-1 win over Weymouth at the weekend. Pictures by Alison Bagley

Action from Corby Town's 3-1 win over Weymouth at the weekend. Pictures by Alison Bagley

And he is hoping they can build on the win over Weymouth as they look to move up the table.

“I think we know we are better than the performance on Saturday,” Wright added.

“The way we finished the second half was us at our best because we know we are good enough to hurt other teams.

“We need to build things up, keep trying to win matches and get ourselves up the table.

“We know what we need to do. We have games to catch up on even before the festive period.

“We have to keep knocking off the points and move ourselves up to the position we want to be in.”