Frustration and disappointment as Steelmen slip up

Ashley Robinson was left “frustrated and disappointed” after Corby Town were beaten 2-1 at 10-man Coleshill Town.

Saturday, 4th January 2020, 6:25 pm
Updated Saturday, 4th January 2020, 6:26 pm
Corby Town joint-manager Ashley Robinson

The Steelmen looked in good shape after Jordon Crawford had given them a first-half lead and their chances were further enhanced when George Washbourne was sent-off for a challenge on the Corby goalscorer.

But, despite the numerical disadvantage, the hosts fought back and levelled through Nehemia Zazi and then struck what proved to be the winner through Giovanni Dainty in the second half.

The defeat saw the Steelmen’s advantage at the top of the BetVictor Southern League Division One Central cut to five points.

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And joint-manager Robinson said: “For the first 15 or 20 minutes I thought we came out of the traps extremely well, we looked good on the ball, we moved the ball well and we did all the things I asked them to do.

“But then they had a man sent-off and, all of sudden, the game turned. We didn’t play our usual game once he got sent-off.

“We started to go longer, we didn’t play in pockets of space and in the second half I felt there was more effort and more determination from the opposition.

“From our point of view, it’s not good enough and it’s something we will address straightaway.

I have backed the players all season but today, it was nowhere near where we should be.

“We need to move on and move on very quickly.

“We have got another tough game next Saturday and we need to put it right. It’s just very frustrating and disappointing.”

The Steelmen’s next game is at Steel Park next weekend when they entertain Aylesbury United.