The performance wasn't good enough, says Corby boss Robinson

Ashley Robinson was full of frustration after Corby Town dropped crucial points in a 1-1 draw with county rivals Daventry Town at Steel Park.

Saturday, 1st February 2020, 7:19 pm
Updated Saturday, 1st February 2020, 7:20 pm
Adam Creaney scores Daventry Town's goal which gave them the lead before Corby Town hit back to earn a 1-1 draw at Steel Park. Pictures by Alison Bagley

The visitors opened the scoring six minutes before half-time thanks to Adam Creaney but the Steelmen did hit back in the second period when Elliot Sandy, on as a substitute, headed home Ryan Robbins’ cross at the far post.

The draw was enough to keep Corby on top of the BetVictor Southern League Division One Central but they are only a point clear of Berkhamsted, who have a game in hand, and now just four ahead of Halesowen Town, who have played four matches less than the Steelmen.

And Robinson was far from impressed with the performance his players served up in front of over 400 fans at Steel Park.

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Ashley Robinson wasn't impressed with his team's display

“It was very frustrating but, at the end of the day, it wasn’t good enough,” the Corby joint-manager said.

“If you don’t win your first and second balls and play with a tempo then you are never going to win a game.

“Don’t get me wrong, I thought we had enough chances but the performance in general wasn’t good enough.

“It’s frustrating but when you put in performances like that, you can’t expect to win games.

Elliot Sandy heads off to celebrate after he scored the Steelmen's equaliser

“It’s another soft goal and it’s not one or two of those we have conceded.

“That’s something we are going to have to work on and eradicate very quickly.

“I keep saying we need to be consistent and turn up to every game. In this league, you have to prepare properly and come into every game with the same mentality.

“We have come into that game today and it almost feels like we haven’t got the same mentality as if we were playing another team in the top four.

“That’s my job to sort that out and we will do.”

Corby’ will be back in action next weekend when they head to Biggleswade.