Corby may have found the light at the end of the tunnel following a 3-1 home win at home to fellow strugglers Colwyn Bay at Steel Park.
Goals from top scorer Josh Moreman, Ryan Semple and Leon McKenzie handed the Steelmen the win to ease pressure off the side at the wrong end of the table.
Semple went close very early in the game after just two minutes. The former Boston United man gave half of the ground the impression that the Steelmen were in front, but the ball slid to the wrong side of the post to kick the game off with a bang.
Despite the lively start, the next twenty minutes remained pretty much action-less, until the visitors were handed a penalty for a soft challenge by Paul Malone on Gareth Evans. Saint Kitts and Nevis international Matthew Berkeley slid the ball into the bottom left hand corner, sending Paul Walker the wrong way to hand the Welsh side the lead.
Skipper Jason Crowe looked to respond almost immediately with a floating effort, unfortunately seeing it fly over the bar, but Corby top scorer Josh Moreman equalised after just four minutes as he collected a Semple ball and fired it at the far right hand post, fortunately the striker was there to collect it and find the back of the net.
A little over ten minutes later, Avelino Vieira had a golden opportunity to take the lead, but a fantastic tackle from Danny Meadowcroft denied the Portuguese forward.
Down the other end on the stroke of half time, some very poor defending handed Berkeley the ball on a plate. Fortunately for Corby, his effort was miles over the bar denied him the chance to double his and his side’s tally.
The second half started off almost completely opposite to the first, 17 minutes in, Paul Malone went very close following a Corby corner; his headed effort could not find the target.
But the lead was taken eight minutes later as man of the match Semple stabbed home at the far post following a great ball in from McGowan, with substitute Leon McKenzie grabbing the assist thanks to a flick on, letting Semple with no option other than to find the net.
And the goals didn’t stop there, McKenzie was involved again as he took on Frank Sinclair in a somewhat battle of former Premier League players, before slotting the ball comfortably past the Bay goalkeeper to bag the three points and a first home win for new manager Chris Plummer.