Wright wants title-chasing Corby to ‘make it happen’

Tommy Wright has called for one last effort from his Corby Town players as they chase the Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division title
Tommy Wright has called for one last effort from his Corby Town players as they chase the Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division title

Tommy Wright has urged his Corby Town players to “make it happen” as they bid for Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division title glory.

The Steelmen’s hopes suffered a setback as they were beaten 2-1 in the re-arranged clash at third-placed Truro City on Saturday.

But, with second-placed Poole Town being held to a 2-2 draw by Hitchin Town, it still means Corby will be crowned champions if they win their final two games of the season.

Wright’s men head to play-off chasing Weymouth on Saturday and then round the campaign off with what could possibly be a winner-take-all clash at Poole on the final weekend.

The Steelmen are four points clear of Poole, who have two games in hand, the first of which is against Banbury United tomorrow (Tuesday) night.

Wright insists the task in front of his team is still a big one if they are to take the title.

And he is calling for one last effort from his players to make it happen for themselves.

“It could have been worse at the weekend, of course,” the Steelmen boss said.

“I keep seeing things like ‘it’s in your hands’ and ‘you are in control of your destiny’.

“But people need to look at the league table and remind themselves of what we are up against.

“We have lost to a team who have been absolutely flying of late, we go to a side who are chasing a play-off place next weekend and then we finish the season against the team who were on top pretty much from the start.

“This is a massive task for us but it’s one we will try to overcome.

“The most important thing to take from it all, and I said this to the players after the game on Saturday, is that we can’t just sit around and hope Poole hand it over to us.

“We have to go and make it happen for ourselves. We have come this far and now we have to finish the job off.

“We have two games left and I will just ask my players to give me their all in those and hopefully it will be enough to take us to where we want to be.”