Robinson far from impressed as Steelmen's title hopes are hit

Corby Town joint-manager Ashley RobinsonCorby Town joint-manager Ashley Robinson
Corby Town joint-manager Ashley Robinson
Ashley Robinson believes the Corby Town squad may need “freshening up” after their BetVictor Southern League Division One Central title hopes suffered another devastating setback as they were beaten 2-0 at Biggleswade.

The Steelmen have now picked up just one win in their last five matches and this defeat saw them surrender top spot with Berkhamsted taking over at the summit while still having a game in hand on Corby.

Halesowen Town also remain firmly in contention with five games in hand on the Steelmen.

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The poor run has seen automatic promotion taken out of Corby’s hands.

And joint-manager Robinson was far from impressed with what he saw from his team.

“I am not happy with a performance like that at all,” he said.

“I think we probably had three or four shots on goal in the whole game, our play wasn’t good enough, our work-rate, our endeavour, everything as a whole wasn’t good enough.

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“There’s only a certain amount of things that we can prepare for a game and then it’s up to the players to go and do it.

“They haven’t put a performance in that they are capable of and they haven’t put in a performance that we have trained for all week.

“We are making silly mistakes at crucial times of the game and it’s a collective. It’s not one area or individuals.

“Over the past few weeks, little things have been creeping in that we have slowly started to notice and they need to be rectified.

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“You don’t become a bad side overnight. We have had some fantastic wins over the course of the season but now we are coming into the business end.

“This is the time when we need to push on. But last weekend wasn’t good enough and neither was this.

“It’s frustrating and there will have to be some big conversations in the week and we will have to see what happens.

“We will have to go into training and work really hard but it might need freshening up.”

The Steelmen are back at Steel Park next Saturday when they host North Leigh.