Malone wants Steelmen to win it all

Corby Town captain Paul Malone
Corby Town captain Paul Malone

Paul Malone insists Corby Town want to win every competition they are left in this season.

At the top of that list is the Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division, in which the Steelmen sit in second place, four points behind leaders Poole Town albeit from two games more.

With no league game this weekend, Corby are now gearing up for their Red Insure Cup second-round home clash with Arlesey Town on Wednesday night.

And they also made progress into the NFA Hillier Senior Cup semi-finals this week when they had to fight back from a goal down to beat a battling Desborough Town 2-1 at Steel Park.

Skipper Malone gained more valuable minutes against Ar Tarn on Wednesday night following his return from a back injury.

And he said: “At the minute, the league is the priority but we want to win everything we are involved in, whether it is the Hillier Cup, the Red Insure Cup or whatever.

“The manager (Tommy Wright) will always put a team out there to win, not just compete.

“It is disappointing we haven’t got another league game this weekend but I am sure we will be in and working hard together.”

Malone, meanwhile, is in no doubt that last weekend’s 1-1 draw with Chesham United was a point gained for the Steelmen.

Again, they had to battle back from a goal down but the result closed the gap between Corby and Poole, whose game was postponed.

“Chesham’s position in the league is a bit false at the moment and they finished runners-up last season so if you take four points of a team like that then it’s an advantage,” Malone added.

“If you don’t lose games you always have something to build on. It was a point gained for us and it moved us closer to Poole.

“With teams like Chesham, sometimes you have to take a point.

“We were on top with 10 minutes to go but it can always come back to bite you so it was important to get through the game and make sure we got something from it.

“You aren’t always going to kill teams off but it’s important if we don’t play particularly well that we don’t get beaten, especially at home.”