After an amazing display last weekend with a victory at local rivals Coleshill, it’s another key match with our friends Corby Town.
They beat us earlier in the season 2-1 in a hard-fought game. Thorpe is now in charge with a different side, so will he and The Royals pull off another memorable victory to take us further away from the bottom three.
Corby, based in Corby Northamptonshire were formed in 1948. They are nicknamed The Steelmen and play at Steel Park.
Corby were Premier Division Champions in 2008-9 and 2014-15. They previously won back-to-back league titles in the United Counties League 1950-51 and 1951-52 before joining the Midlands League.
Corby have struggled in recent weeks having lost their previous seven games,
In fact, the last time they won a game was when they last played us. Not surprisingly though, they have been in freefall after a reasonable start to the season and now find themselves in 15th place, just one place above Sutton who have played one game less. A win on Saturday for The Royals would see us leapfrog Corby, and send them even closer to the bottom three. Sutton have a great opportunity to push further away from those teams at the bottom, and judging the current form of both sides, The Royals will feel that this is a game they can win.
Sadly, we won’t be seeing Gwilliams in goal for Sutton again, as he has departed to try his luck with Belper. We wish him well, and hope he has a successful time there, apart from when he plays The Royals of course! He has been a great servant to the club over the years, always the first on the team sheet, and it feels like we’re losing a real friend. So all we can say is thank you, goodbye and good luck.
Here’s to an entertaining and successful game.
COME ON YOU ROYALS.