Tommy Wright believes Corby Town’s dramatic victory over Poole Town has sent out “a big message” to the rest of the Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division.
Cleveland Taylor’s stoppage-time goal secured the Steelmen a 1-0 success over the Dolphins, who were replaced at the top of the table by Redditch United while Corby are third with only goal difference separating the trio of teams.
Manager Wright is now keen for his players to build on their best result of the season so far as they prepare for the Boxing Day trip to another of the promotion contenders St Neots Town.
“That result sends out a big message to the league,” Wright said.
“A lot of people will look at it and think ‘they really do mean business’ and we do.
“We keep telling ourselves that in the dressing-room but when you go over the white line you have to do it.
“If the boys want to achieve something then we need that same commitment. That’s the standard that we have set ourselves and we need to build on it.
“The minute we take our foot off the pedal, you get results like we had against Bideford and Dorchester.
“We are a team that needs to start well and to be on the front foot. We have got that attacking threat about us and we have that grit as well.”
The Steelmen and a number of other teams, meanwhile, are set to lose points off their current tallies following the demise of Hereford United, who were wound up at the end of last week.
It means the Bulls’ league record, which included a 2-1 home defeat to Corby, will be expunged.
Wright added: “It’s not just going to affect us, I would rather be us than St Neots because they are going to lose six points. But we can’t control that situation.”