A day to forget

Pre-match expectations of a feisty, closely-contested local derby were turned on their head by a wonder display from Town and an equally abject performance from the Rovers. Early doors there were no indications of the gulf in class between these two sides as, after just two minutes, Rovers' Jimmy Hartley made a great run down the left only to lose his composure when, with only Town keeper to beat, he blasted his shot well over. Rovers paid dearly for this miss when, 6 minutes in, Town's Dan Walker let loose with a left-foot thunderbolt to put Town ahead. Town were looking good all over the pitch and Rovers, lacking cohesion and surprisingly fighting spirit, went further behind when ex-Rovers

League leaders take all the points

Rovers made the trip to face the table-topping "Steelmen" of Corby Town knowing every effort would be needed to extract anything from this match. The game kicked off with a blustery wind in evidence and in front of a bumper crowd of 471 - the Rovers fans being well outnumbered and outvoiced by the home support. Corby's Elliot Sandy was first to threaten after 7 minutes and slotted home only for the 'goal' to be ruled out for offside. Three minutes later Corby went close again when Jordon Crawford's attempt hit the bar and went over. Corby had the edge early on but the swirling wind was making both ball control and accurate passing difficult for both sides. For Rovers, both Sam Gibson and Ada

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