The Easter weekend always see some sides crack while others come to the boil and for the Pitmen they come no bigger than the clash against Corby Town this weekend.
The Steelmen currently sit below ourselves in the league only on goal difference as both sides try and gain the three points that could see them kick-start their survival campaign with just over half a dozen games of the season left.
For the Pitmen it will be a first ever visit to Steel Park following Corby’s promotion from the Southern League Premier last season.
The meeting between the sides earlier in the campaign saw us race into a 2-0 half-time lead before finding ourselves 3-2 down with ten minutes of the restart. A Nathan Modest goal saw us earn a share of the spoils in that first month of the season.
Manager Frank Sinclair was under no illusions at big a game for the club this would be: “This game is a must win, we know that. I also know that this squad of players are prepared to give enough to the cause to be able to do that, as we did last weekend against Stockport County.
“It was of course a wicked blow that they took in the last two minutes of stoppage time to lose the game against one of the most in form teams in the league. What that showed though was that we were able to compete against one of the best sides in the league at this moment in time.”
Andy Todd continues to miss out for the Pitmen, Tom Thorley is also struggling with a continuing knock while Jack Fitzwater is also a doubt after suffering a bruised and sprained ankle on Wednesday evening.
Sinclair has been boosted by the arrival of Stephane Ngamvoulou this week while Jonathan Royle is also now available for selection after his clearance was granted from FIFA.
The Pitmen will be wearing their away strip for the game against Corby which kicks off at the usual time of 3pm.
Ground Address: Steel Park, Jimmy Kane Way, Rockingham Road, Corby, Northamptonshire, NN17 2AE
Admission Prices: £12 Adult, £8 Concessions, £2 U16s