Steelmen star Berwick wants best-ever FA Cup run to continue

Steelmen striker Tom Berwick is hoping to shoot down Colwyn Bay and help earn his team a place in the first round proper of the FA Cup
Steelmen striker Tom Berwick is hoping to shoot down Colwyn Bay and help earn his team a place in the first round proper of the FA Cup

Corby Town striker Tom Berwick is currently enjoying his best-ever run in the FA Cup. And he doesn’t want it to end yet.

The Steelmen’s top scorer, who has eight goals in all competitions so far this season, will be looking to shoot down Skrill North side Colwyn Bay in the fourth qualifying round tomorrow (Saturday).

Corby make the long trek to north Wales looking to seal a place alongside the Sky Bet League One and League Two clubs in Sunday’s televised first-round draw.

The Steelmen will be seen as the underdogs this weekend as they still remain without a win on the road this season following their 2-1 defeat Daventry Town last weekend, which meant an early exit from the FA Carlsberg Trophy.

But Berwick knows they will do everything they can to advance and he insists earning a place in the first round would mean so much to him from a personal point of view.

“When the draw was made my initial reaction was that it could have been better and it could have been worse,” the striker said.

“I think we would have preferred a home draw, given how good our form has been there.

“But Colwyn Bay are not exactly flying in their league and we believe we can go there and get a positive result.

“I have spoken to some of the lads about the FA Cup and I have never been lucky enough to have a really good run in it, this is the furthest I have been.

“To get into the first round and get a league club would be huge, it would mean everything to me.

“We know a lot of questions are being asked about our away form at the moment.

“Everyone is struggling to put their finger on what the problem is but I have not doubt that wins and points will come on the road.

“There have been games like last weekend and at Bideford where we should have got victories.

“We want to sort it out before it does start becoming a big confidence issue. But I am sure it will come.”

Berwick has enjoyed a decent start to life at Steel Park after joining Corby from Leamington in the summer.

He was on target last weekend and has also hit a six-minute hat-trick this season in the 3-1 win over Bashley last month.

The arrivals of joint-bosses Andrew Wilson and Tommy Wright have seen Berwick moved into a wider position but he insists he is enjoying the role.

He added: “I am pleased with how it has gone so far.

“It’s nice to have a few goals and I feel I am playing my best football for a number of years. The last couple of seasons were a bit stop-start for me.

“I have been playing a bit wider but I have been seeing plenty of the ball. I am enjoying it at the moment.”