Berwick’s late double seals fine win for Steelmen

Corby Town joint-manager Tommy Wright
Corby Town joint-manager Tommy Wright

Tom Berwick’s late brace secured another Calor League Premier Division success for Corby Town as they sealed a fine 3-1 win at Redditch United.

Paul Malone missed the game due to the ankle injury he suffered in last weekend’s win over Weymouth while Nathan Fox was also given the nod ahead of Gareth Jelleyman, who was one of the four substitutes the Steelmen were able to name.

But it was Corby who made the brighter start and they took the lead after 10 minutes.

A free-kick was awarded 20 yards from goal and Verma stepped up and his shot flew into the net to give home goalkeeper Sam Hornby no chance.

But Redditch gradually worked their way back into the game and were given the chance to level from the penalty spot after Fox Fox tripped Edwin Ahenkorah Ahenkorah in the box. However, Harvey Headley’s spot-kick was saved by Paul Walker.

But the hosts did get level just before the half-hour mark when Headly made up for his penalty miss by lashing the ball home at the near post from Ahenkorah’s cross.

Steelmen joint-manager Tommy Wright had a shout for a penalty turned down after he looked to have been tripped when in on goal.

Verma saw a shot saved by Hornby early in the second half but the Steelmen did regain the lead with 15 minutes to go when Berwick latched onto a long ball over the top ahead of Hornby and rolled the ball into the empty net.

And it was Berwick who made sure of things in the final minute when he picked the ball up on the right, cut inside and fired into the bottom corner.

Steelmen line-up: Walker, Thomas, Fox, Carruthers, Gascoigne, McGowan, Berwick, Ives, Wright, Verma, Hendrie. Subs: Jelleyman, Carpenter, Moon, May.