Steelmen beaten at home again

Chris Plummer
Chris Plummer
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Corby Town’s problems at the wrong end of the Blue Square Bet North continued as they slipped to a second home defeat in four days as Solihull Moors triumphed 3-2 at Steel Park.

The Steelmen couldn’t have asked for a better start when they took the lead on eight minutes.

Tom McGowan’s shot was blocked and it fell to Josh Moreman who finished it off for his 17th goal of the season.

New signing Gary King hit the bar for Corby but the game turned midway through the first half when Gary Birch fired home a superb volley from 15 yards.

And Solihull completed a first-half turnaround nine minutes before the break when a corner wasn’t fully cleared and the ball found its way back to Ryan Beswick whose shot deflected past Paul Walker.

The game was up for Chris Plummer’s men with 20 minutes to go when Darryl Knights gave Walker no chance with a fierce shot into the corner.

Carl Piergianni did stab home from Ryan Semple’s free-kick in stoppage-time but it was not enough for Corby to mount a late fightback.

The defeat means the Steelmen remain just four points clear of the relegation zone with third-from-bottom Colwyn Bay still having two games in hand.

Plummer’s side make the short trip to already-relegated Hinckley United on Saturday to take on a side who have not won at home this season and have shipped over 100 goals.

Steelmen line-up: Walker, Crowe, Jelleyman, McGowan, Galinski, Piergianni, Semple, Wedderburn, N’Guessan, King, Moreman. Subs: Richardson, Webb, Kaziboni, Bryan, Ivey-Ward.

Goals: Moreman (8 mins, 1-0), Birch (22 mins, 1-1), Beswick (36 mins, 1-2), Knights (70 mins, 1-3), Piergianni (90 mins, 2-3).

Attendance: 272.