Wilkin bemoans more dropped points in derby draw

Brackley Town's Aiden Hawtin clears his lines against Corby Town at Steel Park
Brackley Town's Aiden Hawtin clears his lines against Corby Town at Steel Park

Manager Kevin Wilkin was left ruing his Brackley Town side’s inability to again turn possession into goals as they were forced to settle for a 1-1 draw at Corby Town on Saturday.

Saints had taken the lead thanks to Tom Winters’ second half goal of another key battle at the bottom of Vanarama National League North. But they were pegged back by a Kalern Thomas late strike at a rain-swept Steel Park.

We need to dust ourselves down, we’ve got a big game on Tuesday and we need to go again

Saints boss Kevin Wilkin

The derby-day draw ensured both clubs remain in the bottom two of the table and Wilkin now turns his attentions to Tuesday’s tough trip to leaders Solihull Moors.

And the manager was disappointed to see a chance for a crucial victory go begging.

He said: “The late goal has cost us the three points and it’s disappointing because we have had so much dominance in the game. To only have one goal to show for the possession and opportunities is obviously disappointing.

“We got into the last third almost at will at times but we haven’t shown that bit of ruthlessness you need to make the difference. To win games you have to be ruthless in both boxes.

“But we need to dust ourselves down, we’ve got a big game on Tuesday and we need to go again.”