Gloucester City’s fine record at Corby Town came to an end with a 3-2 loss at Steel Park.\n\nThe defeat, the first in eight seasons, came after the Tigers squandered an early lead.\n\nAfter Lewis Hogg rattled the crossbar from a free kick on 15 minutes City took advantage and threatened the Corby goal.\n\nThey went ahead on 23 minutes after Mitch Harding controlled the ball on half way line and played a lovely cross to the unmanned Tom Webb. City’s talismanic midfielder showed composure to fire it home.\n\nCity almost had a second moments later after Quick throw taken by Edwards to Harding who surged through on goal but mishit his shot. \n\nBut the youthful Corby side were quick on the break, winning a corner after testing City keeper Mike Green.\n\nNeat passing between Webb, Harding and Darren Edwards saw the ball played into the box but the move was too quick for Jack Harris, arriving at the far post just a moment too late.\n\nA lapse in concentration saw Lewis Hogg lose the ball in midfield on 44 minutes, Ryan Semple took advantage running through to beat Green and draw the scores level.\n\nAfter the break Corby were fast out of the blocks, heaping pressure on City.\n\nGreen made two good saves within minutes of the half starting but was unable to stop Carl Piergianni giving Corby the lead with a powerful header swung in from a corner.\n\nPowerhouse Webb had a shot saved before Will Morford snatched the rebound, only to see that shot blocked too as City looked for a foothold back into the game.\n\nBut things went from bad to worse with haphazard defending allowing Sam Ives to smash a loose ball in the box past Green for Corby’s third.\n\nGreen saved a carbon copy shot minutes later as City began to feel the pressure.\n\nMorford played in Harris again, but left his lofty teammate too much to do to make a difference.\n\nMinutes later Edwards quick reactions allowed City to claw a goal back – collecting the scraps from an earlier blocked shot to chip the keeper in style.\n\nBut although City looked for the equaliser in truth they’d left it too late to make it stick.\n\nGloucester City: M Green, J Tillson, C Holland, M Coupe, M Green, T Webb, L Hogg, A Mann, D Edwards, M Harding, J Harris. Subs: W Morford, S Rawlings, J Goddard, N Mustoe\n\n\nStar man: Tom Webb

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