Bedworth United v Corby Town

Bedworth travel the 45 miles to Corby on Wednesday night sitting top of of the league after 4 games.  Corby due to cup commitments have only played twice in the league this season with their first game being an opening day home defeat to the hands of Aylesbury 1 nil and then a 1 nil away win against Coleshill.  The Steelmen did not have a fixture on Saturday so the win on the 28th September was their last game. With Corby supporters only having so far only seen 1 goal a game they might be looking forward to the visit of The Greenbacks who’s supporters in contrast have seen the ball hit the back of the net 18 times in their 4 games so far.

Bedworth come into the game on the back of a 3 game victorious streak with the only points they have dropped so far in the league being on the opening day when they hung on to a draw away at St Neots after being reduced to 10 men for the last half hour of the game.  Stuart Storer will have a much harder decision on his starting 11 than he has done over the past few games with Liam Truslove returning after suspension, Sam Walton recovering from injury, Kyle Barnett getting 90 minutes under his belt Saturday after missing 2 games, Ricardo Dudley being available and new signing Connor Deards being available the competition for places in the starting 11 is definitely hotting up.  Mitch Piggon who at the moment leads the goal scoring charts in the league will be looking to add to the 5 (possibly 6 if you believe he got a toe on the one against Barton Rovers) he has scored in his last 3 outings.  With so much competition for a place in the starting 11 it can only be a good thing for The Greenbacks with players knowing that unless their performance level is of the highest standard they won’t be guaranteed a shirt for the next game.  Jamie Lenton stated “Corby for a midweek game is possibly one of the hardest fixtures that we could face, with Corby historically being a difficult place to visit any day of the week.  The lads have responded well this season and it has been great that we managed to keep the majority of the squad that had such a good run towards the end of last season.  Add to this the new lads that have come in and settled quickly we are building the squad that we want.  As always the squad is always a work in progress and is never finished if the right player becomes available then we will have a look at them.  Football is now a squad game not just a team game and we now believe that we have a squad that whichever 11 we start with will be strong enough to compete with any team in this league.  I am pleased with our start to the season if you think back to this time last season we were nowhere near where we should have been but the lads knew that the start of last season they let themselves down a little and they have ensured it didn’t happen this time round.  We still have things to work on and we believe that we are never the finished model and can always improve but its nice to have had a good start but as Stu (Storer) says its a marathon not a sprint, but it is nice to be sitting in the leading pack and not the chasing pack”