Malone wants Steelmen to keep ‘chipping away’

Corby Town defender Paul Malone
Corby Town defender Paul Malone

Paul Malone is happy Corby Town are continuing to “chip away” at the top of the Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division.

The Steelmen head to Paulton Rovers on Saturday sitting in second place and on the back of a 10-match unbeaten run in all competitions.

Poole Town pulled five points clear with a 6-0 demolition at Bideford in midweek and still have two games in hand on Tommy Wright’s side.

But central defender Malone, who was on target as Corby came from a goal down to beat Cambridge City 3-1 at Steel Park last weekend, insists his team will do all they can to keep the pressure on.

He said: “We are doing well, we are just chipping away. It we keep winning, the pressure is on the others.

“It’s a good run we are on and we have played some tricky sides. There have been some tough games in there.

“Cambridge could have had a couple of goals against us, we didn’t start too well.

“Paul Walker made some good saves and we got back into it with the goal before half-time and then we got the perfect start to the second half with the penalty.

“But we feel we aren’t being ruthless enough and hopefully we are saving that up for the rest of the season.”

Malone’s header, which brought Corby level last weekend, was his ninth goal of the season, although it had been a number of weeks since he hit the target after an excellent start to the campaign in front of goal which included two in the 4-1 success over Paulton in September.

He added: “It was nice to get a goal, it had been a while since I scored.

“To be honest, it’s not something that has been on my mind because we have been scoring goals all over the pitch.

“I like to think I have played my part in that because after the goals I got from set-pieces early in the season, some teams have been putting two men on me and that has left room for the likes of Edi (Appleton) to get some goals as well.”

Read more from Paul Malone in this week’s Corby Telegraph, which is out now