Steelmen now targeting extended stay at the summit

Corby Town manager Tommy Wright
Corby Town manager Tommy Wright

Tommy Wright is targeting an extended stay at the top of the Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division for Corby Town.

The Steelmen moved back to the summit at the weekend as they claimed an excellent 1-0 win at Redditch United thanks to Spencer Weir-Daley’s goal, despite having goalkeeper Paul Walker sent off while the game was still goalless.

Poole Town suffered a shock 2-1 home defeat to Bideford, which allowed Corby to go a point clear, although the second-placed side still have three games in hand.

The Steelmen are back in action at Slough Town tomorrow (Tuesday) night while Poole head to Arlesey Town.

And Wright is keen to record another victory, which will ensure his team go into their final home game of the season against Dorchester Town on Saturday on top of the pile.

“We have another massive game tomorrow and if we don’t win that then what we did at Redditch becomes irrelevant,” the Steelmen boss said.

“The last time we went to the top, it only lasted a couple of days.

“But if we can win tomorrow then, because Poole’s games in hand don’t come until later, there is a chance for us to stay up there until Easter at least.

“The reaction from the players at the end of the game on Saturday was brilliant, it was up there with the way they reacted after we beat Poole in the last minute.

“It was a great win and now the aim is to stay at the top for as long as we possibly can.”