Plummer happy with Steelmen’s hard-fought point

Sam Ives was on target for Corby Town in their 2-2 draw at Gainsborough Trinity
Sam Ives was on target for Corby Town in their 2-2 draw at Gainsborough Trinity

Chris Plummer believes Corby Town are “moving in the right direction” after they continued their good form of late with a hard-fought 2-2 draw at Gainsborough Trinity.

The Steelmen, who have now suffered just one defeat in five matches since Plummer took over as manager, stormed into a 2-0 lead with two goals in the space of a minute from Sam Ives and Ryan Semple.

But Gainsborough fought back goals either side of half-time and Corby had to withstand serious pressure as they held on for a valuable point, which now leaves them in the bottom three of the Blue Square Bet North on goal difference.

And Plummer was delighted with the character his team showed to hold on for a point.

“We said before the game that we wanted to show we could go to a higher-placed side and pick up a positive result,” he said.

“There is no getting away from it, it was backs-to-the-walls stuff at times because they put us under extreme pressure from set-pieces and balls into the box.

“But I am very pleased with the point, I think it shows how far we have come and that we are moving in the right direction.

“We scored two very good goals on the counter-attack and results like this ensure the confidence keeps building.

“Gainsborough are a good side but we have gone there and fought hard and we were rewarded for it.”
There was a blow for the Steelmen, however, with goalscorer Semple being forced off with a hamstring injury, which has made him a doubt for Wednesday’s home clash with fellow strugglers Droylsden and next weekend’s FA Cup third qualifying round clash at Histon.