Date: Wednesday, 12th August 2015\r\n\r\nCompetition: Vanarama National League North\r\n\r\nKick-Off: 7:45pm\r\n\r\nLocation: Steel Park, Corby\r\n\r\nFollowing Saturday’s impressive 1-0 home win against FC United of Manchester, Gloucester City will be hoping to build on that when they face Corby Town away on Wednesday.\r\n\r\nThe Tigers got off to a winning start at Whaddon Road thanks to a competitive debut goal for Obi Anoruo; Billy Jones later missed a penalty for City but the team held on to claim the 3 points.\r\n\r\nOur opposition, Corby Town, played out a 2-2 draw away at fellow promoted side Curzon Ashton on Saturday, thanks to 2 goals from Ashley Sammons.\r\n\r\nThe opposition:\r\n\r\nCorby Town were founded in 1948 and were given the nickname of ‘The Steelmen’ due to the link with Stewarts & Lloyd.\r\n\r\nCorby Town played their first game in August 1948 at Occupation Road, which was to be their home until 1985. They won the United Counties League championship in both 1950–51 and 1951–52, and these successes prompted a step up the Midland Football League in 1952.\r\n\r\nThe Steelmen spent five seasons in the Midland League before switching to the Southern League. They were promoted to the League’s top division in 1965 and making several applications for Football League membership without success.\r\n\r\nFollowing a number of new signings and complete team restructuring the Steelmen achieved promotion to the Conference North on 25 April 2009, at the Rockingham Triangle in front of a strong crowd of 1,990.\r\n\r\nIn May 2012, manager Graham Drury left the club, after the board decided not to offer him a new contract. He was replaced by former Northampton Town manager Ian Sampson a few weeks later.\r\n\r\nHowever after five straight defeat at the start of the 2012–13 season Ian Sampson resigned as manager and former QPR and Peterborough United defender Chris Plummer took charge.\r\n\r\nHowever, after four seasons in the Conference North, they were relegated on the final day of the season. Their last victory in that campaign came away to us at Whaddon Road following a stunning strike from Nat Wedderburn.\r\n\r\nAmongst the ranks of Corby Town is former Tigers striker Nick Wright, who joined the Tigers on a short-term deal towards the end of the 2014/15 season and scored twice away at Gainsborough Trinity.\r\n\r\nTeam news:\r\n\r\nNo injuries to report following Saturday’s 1-0 win against FC United of Manchester.\r\n\r\nMike Green is still unavailable due to family commitments; however he will be back for this Saturday’s visit to Stalybridge Celtic.\r\n\r\nTom Webb feels he’s ready to play following an injury that has kept him out for the entire pre-season campaign, so he will play a few games for Mangotsfield to get up to speed.\r\n\r\nLive coverage will be available on the club’s Twitter (@GCAFCofficial), Facebook (facebook.com/GCAFCofficial) and Snapchat (GCAFCofficial) from 7:30pm tomorrow evening.\r\n\r\nThere is also a Supporters coach running to Steel Park, leaving Meadow Park at 4:30pm priced at £10 per head. Visit the City Open Forum or call Dave Jones on 07540 257464 to book.
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