Steelmen are all set for their big summit clash

Gary Mulligan believes Corby Town’s top-of-the-table showdown with Berkhamsted can be classed as a “six-pointer”, even at this relatively early stage of the season.

Friday, 22nd November 2019, 7:45 am
The Corby Town players celebrate one of their goals during the 8-0 drubbing of Wantage Town last weekend. Picture by David Tilley
The Corby Town players celebrate one of their goals during the 8-0 drubbing of Wantage Town last weekend. Picture by David Tilley

The Steelmen head into the big clash at Steel Park on the back of a crushing 8-0 victory at rock-bottom Wantage Town last weekend.

But they are in for a much sterner test tomorrow (Saturday) as they take on leaders Berkhamsted who are still unbeaten in the BetVictor Southern League Division One Central.

Berkhamsted are a point clear of second-placed Corby while Halesowen Town are lurking in third place with games in hand on the top two.

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

And joint-boss Mulligan can already see similarities with last season when Corby were embroiled in a three-horse race with eventual champions Peterborough Sports and Bromsgrove Sporting, who beat the Steelmen in the play-off final.

“It’s only the middle of November but you could probably already class this as a six-pointer,” Mulligan said.

“We will be preparing properly and everyone will be ready to hopefully do the business.

“I think there are similarities to last season when we were up there with Peterborough and Bromsgrove.

“At the moment, I think it will be between us, Berkhamsted and Halesowen because they are a very good side who will be right in it if they win their games in hand.

“But you can only focus on the next game in front of you and it’s obviously a big one for us and Berkhamsted.

“We have to make sure the shape of our team is right and I think that’s an area we have improved in because we aren’t conceding as many goals as last season.”

Mulligan, meanwhile, is hoping to see the biggest attendance of the season come through the turnstiles tomorrow.

“The fans have been great with us all season both home and away,” he added.

“Hopefully we can get over 500 through the gate and we will do all we can to keep pushing on the pitch."