It’s crunch time for the Steelmen

Boss Tommy Wright knows title-chasing Corby Town must find a win at Weymouth this weekend
Boss Tommy Wright knows title-chasing Corby Town must find a win at Weymouth this weekend

It’s a case of now or never as far as Corby Town’s title aspirations are concerned.

The Steelmen travel to play-off contenders Weymouth tomorrow (Saturday) knowing that a victory will, at the very least, ensure the final game of the season at Poole Town next weekend will be a title-decider in the Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division.

Poole moved to within a point of leaders Corby with a 2-0 win over Banbury United in midweek and still have one more game in hand – away at Weymouth next Tuesday night.

But, regardless of what the Dolphins do, Steelmen boss Tommy Wright is focused on his own team’s task as they look to give themselves a shot at title glory.

Corby suffered a 2-1 defeat at Truro City last weekend as the race for the championship crown was once again blown wide open.

And now they must do what only two other teams have managed to do in the league this season – beat the Terras on their own ground to ensure they stay on course.

“We have to win tomorrow and that’s been made clear to the players, they know what is at stake,” Wright said. “This is what we expected.

“I think everyone knew Poole would win that game (on Tuesday) so we already had a fair idea of what the situation would be.

“It’s a strange one because both clubs have a case to suggest it’s in their own hands.

“If we win two games then we will win the title.

“But Poole could be in a situation where they don’t need to beat us on the last day.

“What is clear is that we just have to win on Saturday and that is certainly not going to be an easy task.

“People will look at Weymouth’s form and see they have fallen away badly.

“But their home form is very, very good. It’s better than our’s.

“They have only lost twice on their own ground this season but have shot themselves in the foot away from home.

“We just have to pick ourselves up from the defeat last weekend, focus on the next game and try to win it.”