Friday Feb 12, 2016
CONOR Stroud takes a closer look at Saturday's opponents, Corby Town...
After last week's disappointing 2-1 loss to Brackley Town, The Lambs travel down south to face basement side Corby Town, who have had a tough season since being promoted on the final day of last season.
Despite struggling, they have the same form as Tamworth over the past ten matches, with three wins, two draws and five losses. Greg Mills in particular will be one to watch with 12 goals already to his name this season, including two against Tamworth earlier this campaign.
They are currently managed by former fan favourite here Tommy Wright. After leaving Tamworth, he took the Corby managers job on a joint, and then sole basis. He will no doubt be looking to impress his former employers on Saturday, and may make a playing appearance at some point in the afternoon.
When we last met:
Just a couple of months ago these two sides clashed at Steel Park, and it’s one that Lambs striker Ross Dyer won’t forget in a hurry.
After Elliot Durrell gave Tamworth the lead, we were pegged back to 2-1 at half-time until Connor Taylor and Curtis Strong regained the advantage. However it was Dyer who stole the show with three goals in 12 minutes to take the match ball home, in an enthralling 6-2 victory.
One of the more notable faces in the Steelmen ranks is Duane Courtney. Captain for a season (including against Everton), Duane played almost 100 times for Tamworth over three seasons, and should feature at the weekend.
Defender Chris Carruthers is another recognisable name, having played against The Lambs for Gateshead and Hereford United.