Steelmen ‘confident’ of being awarded Truro victory

Corby Town's Steel Park stadium
Corby Town's Steel Park stadium

Corby Town are “confident” the Southern League board will award them the three points following their abandoned clash at Truro City last weekend.

The Steelmen were 2-1 up in Cornwall with four minutes plus stoppage-time remaining when the floodlights at Treyew Road failed.

In an exclusive interview with the Northamptonshire Telegraph earlier this week, furious Corby manager Tommy Wright said he believed the daylight that remained was sufficient for the match to be completed.

In the end, the match was abandoned and a war of words between fans and representitives from both clubs has followed on social media.

Now Corby have released an official statement in which they confirmed they are preparing a report for the Southern League, whose board will discuss the abandoned match at a meeting on January 29.

The Steelmen statement said: “Following the abandonment of our Evo-Stik League Southern Premier Division match on Saturday, January 10 against Truro City, the board of directors at Corby Town Football Club are preparing a full report for the Southern Football League.

“The Southern Football League’s board is due to meet on Thursday, January 29 to discuss the abandonment, which was confirmed with just four minutes of normal time remaining and Corby Town leading 2-1.

“The board will analyse all available evidence from both sides and provide a conclusion as to whether the result will stand.

“With the players, staff and supporters having made the 614-mile round trip to Cornwall, everybody involved with Corby Town Football Club is disappointed that no resolution was found to complete the match during our visit.

“The club is fully co-operating with the Southern Football League, following their guidelines, and we are confident that the board will follow league rule 8.3.1, which states that the victory would be awarded to the club not at fault for the abandonment.

“Our report will detail the full series of events that took place at Treyew Road following the floodlight failure.

“There will be no further official statement at this stage and we look forward to returning our attentions to football on Saturday when we host Hungerford Town at Steel Park.”

Don’t miss more on this story along with all the latest news from Steel Park in Thursday’s Corby Telegraph