Steelmen secure home win at last

Corby v Halifax & wreath laying: Manager, Graham Drury.'07/01/12
Corby v Halifax & wreath laying: Manager, Graham Drury.'07/01/12

Corby 1 Colwyn Bay 0

Corby Town collected their first home league win since November thanks to a single strike.

Delroy Gordon put the Steelmen ahead on 21 minutes with their only first-half attempt on target as he claimed the final touch at the far post from Steve Towers’ corner.

Colwyn Bay didn’t threaten until just before the break as Rob Hopley and Lee Davey failed to test Nick Bennion making his debut in the home goal.

In between Towers wasted a golden chance to double the advantage as he curled a right-foot shot wide following good build-up play between Jordan Smith and Gary King on the edge of the penalty area.

King forced on-loan Everton youngster Connor Roberts into saves at each end of the second half.

The Seagulls piled on the pressure but the closest they came to an equaliser was when Corby captain Phil Gulliver blocked player-manager Jon Newby’s effort.

Corby: Bennion; Gordon, Gulliver, Malone, Mayo; Hall, Hibbert, Towers, Smith; King, Jones (sub Amory, 62 mins). Subs not used: Dossou, McGowan, Ozmen, Farden.

Colwyn Bay: Roberts; Denson, Meadowcroft (sub Benson, 53 mins), Sinclair, Lea; Davey (sub Collins, 64 mins), McLachlan, Evans, Ennis (sub Noon, 78 mins); Newby, Hopley. Subs not used: Morton, McKernan.

Referee: Marvyn Amphlett.

Goal: Gordon (21 mins, 1-0).

Bookings: Meadowcroft, Gordon (fouls), Denson (unsporting), Gulliver (kicking ball away).

Attendance: 318.