Wright wants Corby’s good home form to continue in replay

Corby Town joint-manager Tommy Wright
Corby Town joint-manager Tommy Wright

Tommy Wright is hoping Corby Town can maintain their fine form at Steel Park and book themselves a place in the third qualifying round of the FA Cup tonight (Wednesday).

The Steelmen take on Mickleover Sports this evening having squandered leads of 2-0 and 3-1 in the first meeting at the weekend before having to settle for a 3-3 draw.

But Corby have been in formidable form on their own pitch this season and have won five in a row at home since losing to Burnham on the opening day of the Calor League Premier Division campaign.

And joint-manager Wright is hoping that, along with the things they learned about their Evo-Stik Northern League Division One South opponents on Saturday, will help them as they bid to book a home clash with Trafford on October 12.

“It was disappointing on Saturday because after the first 10 or 15 minutes you wouldn’t have thought that what would happen later would happen,” Wright said.

“We were 2-0 up and going well but the key moment was when they made it 3-2 at just before half-time.

“That gave them the momentum for the second half and, to be fair, they forced us back a bit.

“But we have to go into the replay with confidence. We are in very good form on our own ground.

“We had them on the ropes in the first half at the weekend and that gives us another reason to be positive.

“We know they won’t make it easy for us and they will be looking to get through. But we want to finish the job.”