Plummer steps down as Steelmen boss

Chris Plummer has resigned as manager of Corby Town
Chris Plummer has resigned as manager of Corby Town

Chris Plummer has resigned as manager of Corby Town.

The news comes in the wake of the Steelmen’s 6-0 drubbing at the hands of Hemel Hempstead Town in the Calor League Premier Division on Tuesday night.

Corby had started the season with a poor display and a 3-0 defeat to Burnham at Steel Park at the weekend.

And the loss to Hemel proved to be a step too far for Plummer as the news of his departure was confirmed on the club’s Twitter feed. It also said that chairman Kevin Ingram would make a statement on Wednesday morning.

The brief message on the club’s Twitter feed said: “We can confirm that Corby Town FC have accepted the resignation of manager Chris Plummer. A full statement from the chairman in the morning (Wednesday).”

Plummer took over as manager following the resignation of Ian Sampson, which came after the club had lost the first five games of last season.

And, after a brief run of good form, Plummer was unable to keep the Steelmen up as they were relegated from Conference North on the last day of the campaign.

But the club kept faith with him over the summer and allowed him to build a new-look squad, which struggled during pre-season – a build-up that culminated in a 5-0 home defeat to Bishop’s Stortford meaning Corby have now lost their last three matches, conceding 14 goals in the process and scoring none.

Stay tuned to this website and pick up Thursday’s Northamptonshire Telegraph for all the latest news in the wake of Plummer’s resignation