Castle fall to another disappointing defeat
By Raymond Tatton
Newcastle fall to another disappointing defeat
Newcastle Town F.C. 2 – 4 Corby Town F.C.
By Erick Jupp
Newcastle Town’s first team latest poor run of form towards the conclusion of the season continued as they fell at home against Corby Town in a 4-2 defeat.
Newcastle came into the game looking for a change of fortune in recent results and started the game in a great manner, with Luke Askey opening the scoring from a good corner into the box, where he connected with a great header which gave the home side the lead.
The visitors responded five minutes later, through Jordan Crawford, which drained the early momentum created by Newcastle.
The entertaining start to the game continued, with Newcastle taking the lead again, where Alex Curtis made some space down the right hand side, and his great cross to the back post found Will Bailey, whose great header was just enough to nod it past Daniel Smith in the Corby goal.
Corby had a close chance after a long throw in was flicked on goal wards but the opportunity was cleared off the line by Matt Lowe.
Newcastle settled more into the game and started to keep possession, but with half an hour gone, Corby got another equaliser. Zacorie Allen was played through on goal with a good pass, and managed to beat Raajan Gill in the Newcastle goal to level up the scoring.
Both teams had a couple of half chances towards the end of the first half, but the game went into the break all level at 2-2.
At the beginning of the second half, Corby came out the better team and took the lead, just nine minutes from the restart. Steven Leslie picked up the ball at the edge of the box and his curling effort went over Gill in the Castle goal, off the crossbar and in. This was Corby’s first lead in the game.
James Askey (pictured) who had made his 300th appearance for the club at Romulus had the ball in the back of the net from his header, but the referee disallowed the goal after spotting a push in the back after the long throw in.
Corby sealed the deal late on where Philip Trainer was fouled inside the box, giving a penalty late on to the visitors, in which Leslie put way to give him his second goal of the game and give Corby a two goal lead.
That was how the game ended and this gave Castle their fourth straight defeat. Newcastle will be looking at the local derby against Leek Town on Monday night as a game that they will need to win to restore their confidence and morale.