Corby Town

The club was established in 1948, taking over from Stewarts & Lloyds as the main team in the town. The new team contained a mix of Stewarts & Lloyds and new players, and took over from Stewarts and Lloyds in the United Counties League.Their first league match saw them win 5–1 against Wellingborough Town. They went on to win back-to-back league titles in 1950–51 and 1951–52, after which they joined the Midland League as it was expanded to 24 clubs, with the reserve team taking the club’s place in the United Counties League. Having signed sixteen new players, many of whom had played in the Football League, they went into the final match of the season on 1 May 1953 sitting level at the top of the table with Nottingham Forest reserves, who were the visitors to Corby for the final match. In front of a crowd of 6,294, Corby lost the match and Forest reserves won the title by two points. In 1954–55 the club reached the first round of the FA Cup for the first time, losing 2–0 at home to Watford.

In 1958 Corby transferred to the Southern League, spending their first season in the North-Western Division, before being placed in Division One for the 1959–60 season. Despite only finishing sixth in 1961–62, Corby applied for election to the Football League. However, they failed to receive a single vote. After finishing seventh the following season the club applied again, and again received no votes. In 1963–64 they reached the first round of the FA Cup for a second time, losing 3–1 at home to Bristol City. They appeared in the first round again the following season, losing 3–1 at home to Hartlepools United. The season also saw them finish fourth in Division One, earning promotion to the Premier Division, as well as making another failed bid for Football League membership.

In 1965–66 Corby progressed beyond the first round of the FA Cup for the first time; after beating non-League Burton Albion 6–3 in the first round, they won 1–0 at Luton Town in a second round replay after the first match ended 2–2. In the third round they were beaten 6–0 at Plymouth Argyle. The club applied for Football League membership for a fourth time, and for the first time received a single vote for their unsuccessful bid. The club made their final application in 1966–67, again receiving no votes. The following season saw another FA Cup first round appearance (a 1–0 defeat at Boston United) but ended in relegation to Division One. In 1971 the club were placed in Division One North after league reorganisation. Further reorganisation in 1979 and 1982 saw them placed in the Midland Division and then the Premier Division.

Corby remained in the Premier Division until being relegated at the end of the 1989–90 season, but made an immediate return to the Premier Division after finishing as Division One Midlands runners-up in 1990–91. After finishing bottom of the Premier Division in 1994–95, the club were relegated again. In 1998 they were moved to the Division One South, and then were placed in Division One East for the 1999–2000 season. After being transferred to Division One West in 2004, they were moved back to Division One East the following season. In 2005–06 they finished second, and were promoted to the Premier Division. The 2008–09 season saw Corby win the Premier Division, earning promotion to the Conference North. In 2010–11 the club reached the first round of the FA Cup for the first time since the 1960s, losing 4–2 to Luton Town in a replay. They appeared in the first round again the following season, losing 3–1 at Bristol Rovers.

After four seasons in the Conference North, Corby were relegated at the end of the 2012–13 season. They were Southern League Premier Division champions again in 2014–15 and were promoted back to the renamed National League North. However, another relegation in 2015–16 saw the club relegated to the Premier Division of the Northern Premier League. The club were transferred to Division One East of the Southern League at the end of the 2017–18 season as part of the restructuring of the non-League pyramid.

Records

Name:- Corby Town FC

Founded:- 1948

Nickname:- The Steelmen

Ground:- Steel Park

Capacity:- 3,893

Record Attendance:- 2,240 vs Watford (1986/87)

Best FA Cup Performance:- 3rd Round (1965/66)

Best FA Trophy performance:- 3rd Round (1986/87 & 2009/10)

Best FA Vase Performance:- N/A

2017/18 League Performance:- 9th Northern Premier League Division 1 South

Corby Town – The Last 10 seasons

Season League Pld W D L F A PTS Pos
2008-09 Southern League Premier Division 42 25 9 8 85 38 84 1st (P)
2009-10 Conference North 40 18 9 13 73 62 63 6th
2010-11 Conference North 40 13 10 17 58 80 49 13th
2011-12 Conference North 42 14 8 20 65 71 50 17th
2012-13 Conference North 42 12 8 22 66 92 44 20th (R)
2013-14 Southern League Premier Division 44 18 6 20 65 68 60 16th
2014-15 Southern League Premier Division 44 29 7 8 86 47 94 1st (P)
2015-16  Conference North 42 7 11 24 47 93 32 22nd (R)
2016-17 NPL Premier Division 46 12 10 24 49 72 46 21st (R)
2017-18 NPL Division 1 South 42 18 6 18 74 75 60 9th

Previous Meetings

10/09/1994 – Corby Town 0-5 Paget Rangers (FA Cup)

06/09/1995 – Corby Town 1-2 Paget Rangers (Southern League Midland Division)

15/11/1995 – Paget Rangers 10-0 Corby Town (Southern League Midland Division)

25/01/1997 – Corby Town 1-2 Paget Rangers (Southern League Midland Division)

19/04/1997 – Paget Rangers 4-0 Corby Town (Southern League Midland Division)

03/09/1997 – Corby Town 2-2 Paget Rangers (Southern League Midland Division)

10/01/1998 – Paget Rangers 2-1 Corby Town (Southern League Midland Division)

Head-to-Head

Paget vs Corby Town Played Paget Wins Draws Corby Wins Paget Goals Corby Goals
7 6 1 0 27 5