Title-chasing Steelmen have created a ‘positive situation’

Tommy Wright's Corby Town have opened up a five-point lead at the top of the Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division
Tommy Wright's Corby Town have opened up a five-point lead at the top of the Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division

Tommy Wright knows Corby Town have created a “very positive situation” as their assault on the Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division title took a new twist on Easter Monday.

Having won 3-1 at Bideford on Saturday, the Steelmen followed that up with a 2-1 success at Histon thanks to first-half goals from Greg Mills and Cleveland Taylor.

And it resulted in Corby moving five points clear at the top after Poole Town suffered a second defeat in the space of 48 hours as they went down 2-1 at Dorchester Town.

The Dolphins still have three games in hand, the first of which comes at Cirencester Town tomorrow (Wednesday) night.

Corby, meanwhile, finish with three huge away games at third-placed Truro City on Saturday before they head to Weymouth and then Poole on the final day.

And Steelmen boss Wright insists his team must stay focused on their own job as they look to claim automatic promotion.

“We have got to win another three games,” he said.

“We have created a very positive situation for ourselves and Poole have created a few problems for themselves and have given us some real hope.

“But we have to take each game as it comes.

“Poole have got another game on Wednesday and I am sure we will all be keeping an eye on that one. It will be a tough one because Cirencester are pushing for the play-offs.

“But all we can do is look after ourselves. Our last three games are against the other teams in the top four, it couldn’t be any harder.

“Poole haven’t choked, not yet. But there is pressure on them now, that is for sure.

“We will stay focused on our job and we need to because we have a very hard run-in to deal with.”

Wright, meanwhile, felt his team were worthy winners at Histon in a game that saw goalkeeper Paul Walker make his 150th appearance for the Steelmen.

The Corby boss added: “I thought we were by far the better team in the first half and we played some really good football.

“We probably needed that third goal to kill it off but Histon got one back, which was a disappointing goal to concede from our point of view.

“But we saw the game out and it was another very good win for us.”

Don’t miss more news from Steel Park in Thursday’s Corby Telegraph