Individual errors cost us, says Corby boss Sampson

Steelmen boss Ian Sampson
Steelmen boss Ian Sampson

Ian Sampson has urged Corby Town to “cut out the individual errors” after their poor start to the new Blue Square Bet North campaign continued at Worcester City.

The Steelmen were on the end of a 5-1 scoreline at St George’s Lane as they slipped to their third defeat in as many matches.

Lewis Webb grabbed Corby’s first goal of the season but it proved to be nothing more than a consolation as the visitors shipped four second-half goals having trailed 1-0 at half-time.

But boss Sampson said: “It may sound daft but I wasn’t as disappointed as I was after we lost at Solihull last Tuesday.

“We were right in the game in the first half and we were creating chances, which was good to see.

“At Solihull it was a collective effort that put us in trouble and I think we rectified that.

“But there too many individual errors in key areas of the pitch and that has cost us.

“If you make an individual error high up the pitch then you can get away with it.

“But if you make it defensively then you will get punished and that is what happened to us.

“It is frustrating and it has not been an ideal start to the season by any stretch of the imagination.

“But we will keep working and we will do everything we can to turn it around.”

Sampson’s team are back in action at Steel Park on Bank Holiday Monday when they take on Northants rivals Brackley Town (3pm).

Jon Brady’s side continued their superb start to the new campaign as they picked up their third successive win against Bishop’s Stortford at the weekend.