Tommy Wright admitted Corby Town’s 3-0 win over Frome Town at Steel Park meant more to him than the 5-1 midweek drubbing of fellow high-fliers Weymouth.
The Steelmen remain in third place in the Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division but will leapfrog Weymouth into second place if they can make it four home wins in a row when they take on Biggleswade Town at Steel Park on Wednesday night.
A victory will also see them move to within a point of leaders Poole Town after they were held to a 2-2 draw at Truro City yesterday (Saturday).
It proved to be another comfortable success for Wright’s men after Wilson Carvalho had given them a half-time lead before Shane Byrne’s second-half double secured another three points.
And the fact that the Steelmen followed up their sensational victory over Weymouth with an assured display was what pleased the manager the most.
“For me, that win meant more than winning on Wednesday because if we hadn’t beaten Frome then it would have meant that the victory over Weymouth would have been irrelevant,” Wright said.
“I knew the lads would be up for the game with Weymouth but then it was a question of whether they could go and do it in a more low profile game.
“Some of them could have easily gone into it thinking they could just turn up and win.
“It was a slow start and it was a relief when we got ourselves in front. It was a good finish from Wilson.
“But the second half was very good and we played the same sort of football we did on Wednesday night and the boys looked fit right until the end, which was a positive sign.”
As far as the race for the title and the play-off places is concerned, Wright was pleased to make up some ground on Poole while also seeing his team open up a bit of a gap in the play-off places.
“It was a decent day because the draw between Truro and Poole means we have managed to pull away from Truro a little bit and we are two points closer to Poole,” he added.
“We have another game on Wednesday and if we can win then we will go above Weymouth and move to within a point of Poole, even though we are aware they have games in hand.
“It’s all about setting ourselves little targets but all we can do is try to win our games and see how the other teams react.”
It has been confirmed that young Leicester City defender Herve Pepe-N’Goma will stay on loan at Steel Park for the remainder of the season following a successful first month at Corby.
And that will be a relief for Wright with Paul Malone now facing a long road to recovery following a successful operation on his double leg break suffered during the win over Weymouth on Wednesday.