Tommy Wright was pleased to see the two main objectives achieved by his Corby Town side as they booked a place in the last four of the Evo-Stik Southern League’s Red Insure Cup.
After 10 days without a game, the Steelmen were quick out of the blocks against Division One Central side Rugby Town as Cleveland Taylor and Elliott Chamberlain put them 2-0 up inside seven minutes.
The hosts pulled a goal back in the second half before Spencer Weir-Daley completed a 3-1 victory to seal a spot in the semi-finals.
Boss Wright, whose team return to Premier Division action against Chippenham Town at Steel Park on Saturday, felt their performance could have been “more polished”.
But overall, he was happy to see them get the job done.
“The team talk before the game was all about trying to make a good start and getting on the front foot to see if Rugby could stand up to it,” the Corby manager said.
“We got the two goals but then we switched off because we thought the job was done.
“It was a bit disappointing to see us go into our shell because we probably could have gone on to score more goals.
“But there were two aims for the evening. One was to get through the semi-finals and the other was to get the strikers scoring.
“Both of those aims were achieved so I am fairly happy, although the performance could have been a bit more polished.”
The Steelmen were joined by Premier Division leaders Poole Town, Egham Town and North Leigh in the last four.
The clash at Rugby also saw Stephan Morley make his debut for the club following his move from Leamington last week but Claudiu Hoban, who signed from Kettering Town yesterday, will have to wait until the weekend to make his return in Corby colours.
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