Plummer rues a missed opportunity

Corby Town boss Chris Plummer
Corby Town boss Chris Plummer

Disappointment was Chris Plummer’s emotion in the aftermath of the goalless draw with Histon at Steel Park.

In a game that won’t live long in anyone’s memory, the Steelmen weren’t at the races and were fortunate that the visitors, who dominated the first half, had left their shooting boots at home and Corby manager Plummer believes it was a missed chance.

He said: “We wanted to, obviously, get the three points and today it was an opportunity against a side who are below us in the league at home as well.

“Our form has been very, very good here and the goals have been flowing.

“I was very disappointed with the first half performance, it looked like the game against Boston was still in our legs.

“I spoke to them at half-time, changed a couple of bits, obviously our set-up when they had the ball.

“I think we came into the game in the second half and we had a few chances, having said that they hit the post as well.”

While the visitors did create the lion’s share of chances, it was the hosts who had the game’s best opportunity to break the deadlock but Avelion Vieira contrived to pass rather than shoot and Plummer was left to wonder what might have been.

He continued: “We had a really good chance when Avi (Vieira) went clean through, I just wanted him to tuck it in the bottom corner and he passed it to Josh (Moreman) who should’ve stayed onside, so there were two mistakes there and that would’ve won us the game.”

“So all in all, a little bit disappointed.”

As for what the Steelmen can take into their midweek encounter with Guiseley, Plummer could only offer a small morsel.

“Positives from today, the second half and a clean sheet.” he said.