Steelmen fight back to make it 10 unbeaten

Corby Town manager Tommy Wright
Corby Town manager Tommy Wright

Corby Town made it 10 games without defeat in all competitions after they fought back from a goal down to beat Cambridge City 3-1 at Steel Park.

And, with morning leaders Weymouth slipping to a 1-0 home loss to Chippenham Town, the Steelmen moved back up to second in the Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division behind new frontrunners Poole Town.

Corby didn’t have things all their own way, however, as they fell behind after 10 minutes thanks to a brilliant strike from Andrew Phillips, which found the top corner.

But Tommy Wright’s men did level before the break when Paul Malone headed home a corner with the aid of a post.

Elliott Chamberlain dragged an effort wide for Corby while Cambridge went even closer when Fejiri Okenabirhie saw his shot come back off the crossbar.

Greg Mills had a shot cleared off the line but Mills did get on the scoresheet early in the second period. He was fouled in the area and then picked himself up to score from the spot.

Paul Walker was forced to save well from Phillips and that proved crucial as Ben Milnes wrapped up the win for Tommy Wright’s side when he calmly lobbed home.

And so the Steelmen march on. They will be looking to make it 11 games without defeat when they head to Paulton Rovers next weekend.

Steelmen: Walker, Kennedy, Anton, Malone, Appleton, Byrne, Mills, Taylor, Chamberlain, Milnes, Carvalho. Subs: Thomas, Donkin, Morgan, Weir-Daley, Wright.

Goals: Phillips (10 mins, 0-1), Malone (28 mins, 1-1), Mills pen (47 mins, 2-1), Milnes (55 mins, 3-1).

Attendance: 557.