Corby continued their dismal start to the season on Monday afternoon, beaten by a resounding 4-0 scoreline at the hands of local rivals Brackley Town.
The in-form Saints marched into a 3-0 lead come half time, effectively ending the game as a contest before the second period had even kicked off.
Corby did rally come the introduction of the second forty-five, but Brackley culled any chance of a comeback, adding to their hatrick of goals in the closing stages.
The Saints have enjoyed a faultless start to the season and they looked keen to carry on that trend from the get-go. Owen Storey found Glenn Walker un-manned on the edge of the area from a corner in the 8th minute and Walker’s resulting shot found the back of Paul Walker’s net.
Skipper Brett Solkhon then almost capitalised on hesitation in the Steelmen defence, but his long-range attempt was easily gathered by Paul Walker.
But Brackley wouldn’t have to wait long for their second,Corbyundone by another set-piece. Storey was again the provider, Josh Green on hand to nod the ball over the line from close-range.
Corby had an opportunity to warm Krzysiek Zylski’s gloves by way of a free kick in the 40th minute, but Ryan Semple’s delivery floated harmlessly wide.
Owen Storey, twice the provider, was on hand to round off Brackley’s demolition of Corbyin the 39th minute. Paul Malone’s back-pass lacked power and left Nathan Fox under pressure. Storey took full advantage, nipped the ball past the defender and rolled the ball pastWalker for Brackley’s third.
Ian Sampson saw fit to ring in the changes early second half, Ricky Miller and Ryan Semple making way for Josh Moreman and Sam Ives.
Moreman almost made an immediate impact, but Avelino Vieira could only nod his inch-perfect cross against the bar, despite being just yards from the goal.
The substitute then provided Corby’s first shot on target. Controlling a long ball forward, Moreman spun away from Wayne Hatswell and took an early punt at goal, but his driven effort was well-held by Zylski.
Former Corby front man Steve Diggin then nearly got himself on the scoresheet, but he saw one effort drift wide and another deflected away for a corner.
But not to be left out, Diggin turned provider in the 82nd minute, his low cross drilled home by fellow substitute Marvin Robinson.
Moreman showed more attacking intent for the Steelmen at the death, forcing another save from Zylski. But the Saints were to leave Steel Park without a blemish, but with a convincing Northants derby victory.