Greg Mills knows that if Corby Town are crowned Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division champions this season then they would have done it the hard way.
The table-topping Steelmen head down to Cornwall today (Friday) for an overnight stay before they take on third-placed Truro City tomorrow afternoon.
It’s the first of three huge games for Corby to round off a season that could yet end in title glory.
Poole Town have now lost three in a row and, with the Steelmen having a five-point lead at the summit despite the Dolphins having two games in hand, it means Corby will be champions if they win their last three matches.
Tomorrow’s clash has been fitted into the schedule after the original meeting between the two sides ended in controversy in January.
Corby led 2-1 with just four minutes of normal time remaining when the floodlights failed.
Despite their protests, the Steelmen were told the game would have to be replayed in full.
In-form Mills, who has scored six goals in the Steelmen’s last seven games, admitted the Corby players felt “robbed” by what happened in January.
But, given what is stake over the next three games, he insists they don’t need any further motivation as they aim to pick up a fifth away league win in a row.
“I don’t think any of the lads need any extra motivation when you get to this stage of the season with the position we are in,” Mills said.
“We feel like we were robbed by what happened down there but we aren’t going to dwell on it now.
“We feel like we have beaten them twice this season and now we have to try to do it again.
“If we do win the league, we would have done it the hard way, that’s for sure.
“We lost the points we won at Hereford and then we had that situation at Truro.
“But this Saturday is simply another game that we have to try to get three points from.
“All the lads know what is needed now and we will do what we can to make it happen.”