Plummer so pleased as Steelmen seal second win in a row

Leon McKenzie made an impact from the bench as Corby beat Colwyn Bay
Leon McKenzie made an impact from the bench as Corby beat Colwyn Bay
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Chris Plummer declared himself “very pleased” after seeing his Corby Town side make it two wins in a row in the Blue Square Bet North.

The Steelmen boss was able to celebrate his first game in permanent charge at Steel Park with a first home success of the campaign as goals from Josh Moreman, Ryan Semple and Leon McKenzie completed a 3-1 victory over Colwyn Bay.

Corby followed up their impressive 3-2 win at Workington with another eye-catching display and Plummer, who has replaced Ian Sampson in the hotseat, was delighted to see his side build on that success.

“I am very pleased, it was another good performance,” he said.

“It was important we built on the win at Workington and we have done that.

“We have conceded one less goal, which is important because it moves us closer to our target of a clean sheet.

“Overall, I am very pleased with another three points.

“I thought we did okay in the first half and we knew we could get back into the game if we went a goal down.

“We were looking for a slightly higher tempo in the second half and the boys delivered that.”

The Steelmen did have to come from behind after the visitors were awarded a hotly disputed penalty in the first half.

But Plummer had few complaints.

He added: “I think it was a bit naïve from us and on another day, that penalty wouldn’t be given.

“I am not going to complain too much but I thought we had a very good shout for one in the second half when Josh Moreman was fouled.”

The manager, meanwhile, was full of praise for experienced striker McKenzie who impressed as he came off the bench to set up the second goal for Semple before emphatically finishing the job in the final minute.

“Leon was unavailable at Workington through injury and the lads who came in did very well and deserved to start again,” Plummer said.

“But Leon took it in the right manner and when we asked him to come on he made a big difference.

“He is a class act and scored one and created one. It’s great to have someone of his calibre available to us.”