Corby Town manager Chris Plummer has challenged his squad to use their victory over Workington on Saturday as a springboard for the season.
Following the 3-2 victory in Cumbria, Plummer told www.corbytownfc.co.uk “It was an ideal start, the players showed a great response after our poor start to the season. I couldn’t have asked for any more from them today.
“The boys started really well and played the way that we had asked them to. We took the lead and they obviously pulled one back before the break but we were always well in the game. In the second half we hit a purple patch really, scoring two in quick succession. We also had chances to put the game to bed, but we couldn’t capitalise on the chances that we had created. It could have been 5-1 at one point.”
“Paul Walker made a fantastic save to his right when we were 3-1 up, which proved to be crucial. They put us under a lot of pressure at the end and managed to knick one, but we dug deep and held on for the vital points.”
The caretaker boss also spoke of his delight at securing the first points of the season for the Steelmen, and challenged his charges to use it as a starting point to move forwards.
“We knew we had the talent in the squad, to a certain degree, and we had a good pre-season. The first few games provided us with quite a shock. We felt that it had been individual mistakes that had been costing us and we have been working hard this week on the training field. We changed the shape that we played to hopefully make us a little more solid and today we cut out those individual mistakes and everybody stuck to the gameplan.
“Of course I’ve only had a week in the hot seat, so it’s early days and it’s only one win but it’s great to have those first three points on the board. Now the players have to use this as a springboard to push on and get many more.”