Wright’s happy if his Steelmen have a new characteristic

Wilson Carvalho hit the winner for Corby Town in their 2-1 success at Slough Town
Wilson Carvalho hit the winner for Corby Town in their 2-1 success at Slough Town

Tommy Wright insists he is happy if Corby Town found another characteristic to help them in their bid for promotion during the 2-1 success at Slough Town.

The Steelmen battled back from a goal down to secure another crucial victory thanks to Greg Mills’ penalty and a late strike from Wilson Carvalho.

With Poole Town winning 2-0 at Arlesey Town, it ensured Corby maintained a one-point advantage at the top of the Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division, although the Dolphins still have three games in hand.

The penalty that brought the Steelmen level was hotly-disputed by the Slough management and players while there were also claims for a foul leading up to Carvalho’s winner.

But Wright, in his usual manner, has taken it all in his stride.

“We got the goal from the penalty and their managers and players were not happy about it,” the Steelmen boss said.

“But we video the games, we have had a look at it and it was a penalty for sure.

“It was a competitive game and I don’t think we have been classed as a dirty team this season.

“To be honest, if we have bullied our way to win then that is music to my ears.

“It’s another characteristic we can add to this group of players and that’s pleasing.”

Wright, meanwhile, admitted he “got it wrong” with the way he set his team up at the start of the game.

He quickly changed things after going a goal down with Shane Byrne replacing Claudiu Hoban in a tactical switch and it helped turn the game in the Steelmen’s favour.

“I got it wrong with the way we set up from the start and I will hold my hands up to that,” Wright said.

“That was why I had to make the substitution so early, it was purely tactical.

“From the moment we put Shane on there, we looked better.

“They were hooking balls into the channels and they had two centre forwards who were willing to run for them.

“We looked a lot better with the three in the middle of the pitch and it helped us get back into it.”

The Steelmen are back at Steel Park for their final home game of the regular league season on Saturday when they take on Dorchester Town.

Don’t miss a full preview of the Steelmen’s clash with Dorchester in Thursday’s Corby Telegraph