Corby Town manager Tommy Wright was content with his side’s opening day performance, as they started the season with a clean sheet in a goalless draw with Matlock Town.

Wright told; “The reason we went with three at the back was because we conceded 93 league goals last season and need to build on solid foundations this year.wright corby

“It was a big priority for me over the summer to stop leaking so many goals, so I’m delighted for the boys that we’ve kept a clean sheet and we are unbeaten.

“Of course I would have loved to sneak a 1-0 win to start the season, Bally has hit the post and passed up a couple of chances that he will feel he should have finished.

“Aidan Grant has pulled off some great saves at the other end too, so I suppose a draw was the fair result and it would have most likely been just a single goal that would have won the game for either side.”

Despite a number of chances the Steelmen lacked the cutting edge in front of goal against Matlock, but Wright believes that the return of Femi Orenuga in the coming weeks will help them to break down their opposition.

“We were without Femi today through injury and I think every Corby Town fan would have seen just how valuable he can be for us during pre-season.

“When you lose a player of his quality and creativity it makes a difference.

“He will be a big player for us this season. I think if we had him in a tight game like today he could have provided that spark and potentially found the goal.

“We look forward to welcoming him back in to the side when he’s fit.

“I don’t think the league table will take shape until September, the boys need to build on today and the games will come thick and fast.

“The boys want games, we’ve been doing double and triple sessions over the past few weeks and they just want to get out on the pitch and play.

“It’s over to them now, we fell just a bit short and need to just start taking our chances.

“We’re doing everything we can in terms of preparation. We go to Halesowen on Tuesday aiming for our first win and a return of four points from two games would be a good start.”


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