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Hungerford's best leaves Corby trailing

Malcolm Howe



Football 1
Hungerford Town 3 Corby Town 0 IT was the best for Hungerford’s Bobby Wilkinson and the worst for Corby Town boss Tommy Wright as Hungerford swept aside the visitors in emphatic fashion on Saturday. “It was our best performance of the season,” said Wilkinson while Wright conceded that his side could have been hammered out of sight. Hungerford took their chances well, or rather some of them because they could have gone on a goal-scoring spree had they taken all of their openings. James Clark and Harry Goodger missed the easiest, and Lee Smith missed one and saw the woodwork deny him from another, while two-goal Mark Draycott also missed the mark when well placed. But Hungerford had only cause to be happy with the result and the performance. They were a goal up after nine minutes when Corby goalkeeper Paul Walker took out Charlie Mpi after the striker had been first to a Matt Day pass, and Draycott scored from the resulting penalty. Smith nipped in to meet a Diak John cross midway through the half and Hungerford got their third early in the second period when Mpi battled to the line before setting up Draycott to finish from close range. Tuesday night sees Hungerford entertain a Banbury United side that recorded its first win of the season when beating Dorchester Town, and, said Wilkinson: “Now we have go to make it back-to-back wins, and Banbury will be full of confidence after that. “But we have got to make our ground a fortress this season if we want to have a chance.” Newbury recorded their first win of the season in comprehensive style when hammering Brimscombe and Thrupp 6-0 at Faraday Road in the Hellenic League’s Premier Division. Matt Pedder scored the only goal of the first half before Newbury cut loose after the break, player-manager Callum Willmoth adding the second before a Kalief Madden hat-trick and one from Chris Collin completed the six-hit. Thatcham Town moved into second place in the table after two early second half close-range headers from Yashwa Romeo accounted for Oxford City Nomads at Waterside Park. Tadley Calleva will head for Hook Norton in the next round of the FA vase after Saturday's 2-1 win at Alton Town. They fell behind to a Callum Burch goal but Mario Nurse and George Hallahan turned it around.      

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