It’s one step at a time for Corby boss Robinson

Ashley Robinson insists Corby Town must take things “one step at a time” in the race for the BetVictor Southern League Division One Central title.

Friday, 31st January 2020, 7:30 am
Corby Town joint-manager Ashley Robinson

The Steelmen regained top spot three days after being knocked off the summit thanks to a 3-1 success at St Neots Town on Tuesday night as Steve Diggin, James Ireland and Jordon Crawford scored the goals.

Corby battled out a 1-1 draw with Halesowen Town in front of nearly 800 spectators at Steel Park last weekend, a result that allowed Berkhamsted to move to the top after their 6-0 win over Wantage Town.

But Tuesday’s victory means the Steelmen go into their county derby with Daventry Town tomorrow (Saturday) on top of the tree, although things may well be out of their hands.

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Halesowen still have four games in hand and remain six points behind the Steelmen while Berkhamsted have been in the upper reaches all season.

It looks set to remain a three-horse race for a while to come and joint-boss Robinson has urged his players to just focus on themselves and not what is happening elsewhere.

“I keep saying to the lads that no matter what anyone else does, we have to concentrate on ourselves and keep ticking each game off,” the Steelmen joint-manager said.

“No game is going to be easy in this league but it will be what it will be.

“If Halesowen go on and win 10 games in a row then there’s nothing we can do about it.

“We have to focus on ourselves, conduct ourselves in the right manner and prepare for every game as if we are going into a cup final.

“We are in a great position at the minute with the points on the board and there is still a long way to go.

“We are not a finished article yet.

“We have a good side with a good nucleus but there is plenty of time to pick up points.

“We have to take it one step at a time and Daventry will be a strong side.

“They have picked up some good results along the way so we will do our homework on them and prepare properly."

Robinson expects midfielder Joe Burgess to be back in the squad this weekend after he missed the win at St Neots due to illness.