Plummer hoping for some home comfort for Steelmen

Steelmen boss Chris Plummer
Steelmen boss Chris Plummer

Chris Plummer is looking forward to two home games in a row for Corby Town.

The Steelmen had been due to travel to Chester in the Blue Square Bet North on Wednesday for a re-arranged fixture.

But that game will have to be re-scheduled again after Plummer’s men drew 1-1 at Ryman League Premier Division high-fliers Wealdstone in the third qualifying round of the FA Carlsberg Trophy on Saturday, meaning the two teams will do it all again at Steel Park on Wednesday.

That match comes just a few days before Corby resume their league campaign with a home clash against Oxford City and boss Plummer admits it will be good to get back on home turf after the Steelmen held on for a draw at the weekend despite being reduced to 10 men when Josh Moreman was sent off for dissent early in the tie.

“It will be good to get Wealdstone back to our ground on Wednesday and hopefully it will be 11 against 11 all the way through,” the Corby manager said.

“But we can’t afford to be complacent. They are a very good side and they showed that on Saturday. It will be very tough for us on Wednesday.

“However, we will feel confident of getting the job done. We will need to perform well and show the same battling qualities we showed on Saturday.

“It means we have two home games in a row now and hopefully we can carry on the good form we have shown recently.”

Corby will have defender Carl Piergianni back for Wednesday’s clash after he served the last of his three-match ban on Saturday.

Check this website later today for news of the first-round draw in the FA Carlsberg Trophy