Steelmen thrashed at Worcester

Ian Sampson
Ian Sampson

Corby Town’s poor start to the new Blue Square Bet North campaign continued as they were thrashed 5-1 at Worcester City.

A fairly even first half in front of a crowd of 738 was separated by a single goal on 20 minutes through Shabir Khan for the hosts after a foul by Paul Malone.

But the goals flew in during the second half and just four minutes in, a poor tackle from Nathan Fox gave Worcester a penalty and Danny Glover easily netted the spot-kick.

It was 3-0 soon after as a long through-ball found Glover and he made no mistake from 18 yards.

But Corby did hit back with their first goal of the season straight from the kick-off as Nat Wedderburn’s cross was headed back by Ryan Semple and Lewis Webb netted from close range.

However, against the run of play Mike Symonds broke away and beat Paul Walker to make it 4-1 soon after Ricky Miller should have scored with a free header.

And the hosts grabbed number five on 72 minutes, despite Nick Taylor looking offside as he ran on to score.

Miller did have the ball in the net but it was ruled out for offside against Leon McKenzie.

The Steelmen will continued their search for their first points this season against Northants rivals Brackley Town on Monday (3pm), although Jon Brady’s men boast a 100 per cent record following their 1-0 success over Bishop’s Stortford.