Steelmen and Diamonds stay unbeaten but Poppies beaten by Weymouth

Details of this afternoon's local football action
Details of this afternoon's local football action

Corby Town maintained their unbeaten start to the Vanarama National League North season with a well-earned 2-0 victory over Bradford Park Avenue at Steel Park.

There were few chances in the first half at Steel Park but the Steelmen made the breakthrough on 17 minutes.

Greg Mills created it as his excellent run down the left saw him skip past Simon Ainge. He drove into the box and then pulled the ball back for Tshimanga to force the ball home from four yards.

Bradford were much improved after the break and James Walshaw shot just wide with their best chance.

But Corby came back into it again and substitute Weir-Daley struck the bar before he grabbed the crucial second with six minutes to go as he latched onto a ball through and calmly slid his shot past Jon Stewart.

AFC Rushden & Diamonds are also still unbeaten in the Evo-Stik Southern League Division One Central after they picked up an excellent 3-1 win over Chalfont St Peter at the Dog & Duck.

Chalfont went close as they struck the post but Diamonds took the lead when Tom Berwick pounced on an error from visiting defender and finished well.

And it was 2-0 on the stroke of half-time when Claudiu Hoban held off a defender and fired across goal and into the top corner for his third goal in as many games.

Tom Lorraine almost made it three early in the second half but saw his effort cleared off the line.

And Chalfont pulled a goal back when Victor Osobu danced his way through the home defence to score his fifth of the season.

But Diamonds hit back and restored their two-goal advantage through Liam Dolman who flicked home a cross.

It was a disappointing day for Kettering Town in the Southern League Premier Division, however, as Weymouth triumphed 1-0 at Latimer Park.

After a goalless first half, the Poppies fell behind early in the second period when Stewart Yetton headed home past debutant goalkeeper Enol Ordonez.

The Poppies tried to get back into it and they were out of luck when Brett Solkhon connected with a corner but saw it come back off the foot of the post.

Elliot Sandy shot straight at visiting goalkeeper Jason Matthews but Kettering were unable to find a leveller and slipped to a second successive defeat.