Steelmen want to finish with a flourish

Jake Bettles celebrates after Steven Leslie's effort found the net for Corby Town's third goal in their 4-2 success at Newcastle Town last weekend. Picture by David Tilley
Jake Bettles celebrates after Steven Leslie's effort found the net for Corby Town's third goal in their 4-2 success at Newcastle Town last weekend. Picture by David Tilley

Corby Town are gearing up for their final home game of the season this weekend when they take on struggling Market Drayton Town at Steel Park.

While the Steelmen’s play-off hopes have now been ended in the Evo-Stik South League, the visitors still need points as they bid to avoid the drop at the wrong end of the table.

But boss Steve Kinniburgh is keen to see his team finish on a high.

They are unbeaten in four games since Kinniburgh was confirmed as the club’s permanent boss after a successful stint in a caretaker role.

They claimed a fine 4-2 victory at Newcastle Town last weekend with Zac Allen scoring his first senior goal while Jordon Crawford and a Steven Leslie double wrapped up the points.

And Kinniburgh, whose team complete their season at Peterborough Sports a week tomorrow, is hoping his young players can ensure they go into the summer with a spring in their step.

“We have two games left and we are unbeaten in the four games since I was appointed as the permanent manager so it would be a really nice start if we could maintain that sort of form until the end of the season,” the Corby boss said.

“We want to finish our home campaign with a bang but it is a big game because Market Drayton still need points at the bottom end of the table.

“They are still fighting for something and they will come here looking for much-needed points.

“But we are feeling quite confident after a nice little run. We have a lot of young players and when we win games and a player scores his first goal, we see them coming out of their shells a bit more.

“The young players have done us proud and it bodes well for next season."