More joy on the road as Steelmen win at Hereford

Corby Town boss Tommy Wright
Corby Town boss Tommy Wright

Corby Town made it two wins on the road in the space of three days as they claimed a 2-1 success at Hereford United.

Wilson Carvalho put the Steelmen in front on the stroke of half-time before Greg Mills converted a second-half penalty.

The Bulls pulled a goal back but it wasn’t enough as Corby held on to ensure they stayed firmly in the chasing pack behind early pacesetters Poole Town.

Unsurprisingly, Steelmen boss Tommy Wright named an unchanged team after the 2-0 success at Chippenham Town on Saturday.

But it was Hereford who started the better and Sam Bobes-Gilroy struck the outside of the post early on.

Steelmen goalkeeper was also forced into a fine save as turned Bilal Yafai’s shot onto the crossbar and over.

But Corby grew into the game as the half wore on and both Mills and Shane Byrne shot wide before they took the lead just before the break.

The ball was laid back to Carvalho on the edge of the area and his low drive found the corner.

And things got even better for the Steelmen on 58 minutes.

Mills was brought down by former Steelmen defender Brad-Lee Gascoigne in the area and picked himself up to fire home from the penalty spot.

The Bulls pulled a goal back against the run of play on 69 minutes when Obi Onyeike picked out Javia Roberts who drove home his shot.

But that was as good as it got for the hosts and Corby could have made it even more comfortable before the end when Mills saw a shot blocked after being picked out by Spencer Weir-Daley.

They didn’t need another goal, however. And they can now look forward to a big game at Steel Park on Saturday when they take on fellow high-fliers Dunstable Town.

Hereford: Williams, Onyeike, Roberts, O’Neill, Gascoigne, O’Reilly, Sullivan, Bobes-Gilroy, Akinde, Yafai, Kone. Subs: Hawker, Farmer, Oyibo, Mor-Diop, Traore.

Steelmen: Walker; Kennedy, Malone, Anton, Thomas; Taylor; Mills, Byrne, Carvalho; Chamberlain, Weir-Daley. Subs: Appleton, Donkin, McInally, Crawford, May.

Goals: Carvalho (44 mins, 0-1), Mills pen (59 mins, 0-2), Roberts (69 mins, 1-2).

Attendance: 254.

Don’t miss a full preview of the Steelmen’s clash with Dunstable in Thursday’s Corby Telegraph