Date: Saturday, 31st October 2015\r\n\r\nCompetition: Vanarama National League North\r\n\r\nKick-Off: 3pm\r\n\r\nLocation: Whaddon Road, Cheltenham\r\n\r\nGloucester City will be hopeful of avoiding a Halloween fright night when they host Corby Town at Whaddon Road tomorrow.\r\n\r\nThe Tigers are back in league action after crashing out of the Emirates FA Cup away at Staines Town last weekend following last minute heartbreak.\r\n\r\nJasbir Singh saw red with a fairly contentious decision that led to the hosts taking the lead from the penalty spot.\r\n\r\nJonté Smith then levelled following a lovely passing move before Pat Cox headed home from close range in the 88th minute.\r\n\r\nCorby Town were last in league action when they were thrashed 4-0 at home by Curzon Ashton last weekend and have lost Ashley Sammons this week to Redditch United.\r\n\r\nThe opponents:\r\n\r\nDuring the 1930s Corby was represented in the United Counties League by steelworks side Stewarts & Lloyds.\r\n\r\nBut by the 1948 it was decided that the expanding town could support an independent football club and Corby Town was formed. Their nickname of the Steelmen derives from the link with Stewarts & Lloyds.\r\n\r\nCorby Town played their first game in August 1948 at Occupation Road, which was to be their home until 1985.\r\n\r\nThey 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. The Steelmen spent five seasons in the Midland League before switching to the Southern League.\r\n\r\nThey were promoted to the League’s top division in 1965 and making several applications for Football League membership without success.\r\n\r\nCorby were relegated from the Premier Division in 1968 and remained in various forms of Division One until league re-organisation in 1982 saw them placed in the new-look Premier Division.\r\n\r\nThe Steelmen were relegated again in 1990 – by which time they had moved to a new home at the multi-purpose Rockingham Triangle sports complex and for the remainder of the 90s the club struggled to stay in the Southern League.\r\n\r\nOff field issues led to financial problems and at the end of the 2013/14 season Kevin Ingram handed over control of the club to a consortium of local Corby businessmen.\r\n\r\nThis new consortium decided they could not continue with a team management partnership and appointed Tommy Wright as sole manager with David Clarke as assistant manager.\r\n\r\nCorby born Paul Malone was made team captain by Tommy Wright and the new consortium pushed forward with their ambition to nurture local player talent such as 18-year-old Connor Kennedy who claimed his position on merit.\r\n\r\nTeam news: \r\n\r\nMike Green is struggling to be fit in time for the match but Billy Jones has recovered from his Achilles injury that has kept him out for three weeks.\r\n\r\nLewis Hall is suspended following his red card at Bradford PA.\r\n\r\nObi Anoruo is back to full fitness and Jack Harris is also back in the squad following a long injury lay-off.

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