Nantwich Town 1 Corby Town 1
NANTWICH Town extended their unbeaten run to seven games and moved up to fifth in the Evo-Stik Premier Division despite being held to a draw by relegation-threatened Corby.
Matt Bell had put The Dabbers ahead just before half time, but Stefan Moore equalised from the penalty spot after the break after Wayne Riley was penalised for handball.
Phil Parkinson’s side now occupy the league’s final play-off place ahead of Saturday’s trip to Hednesford Town, kick off 3pm.
The hosts had a couple of early chances to take the lead, with Riley volleying wide before Corby keeper Aidan Grant did well to keep out a deflected cross from Joe Mwasile.
However, the visitors weren’t without opportunities themselves as Moore struck the base of the post when through on goal, before Dabbers stopper Dan Gyollai saved well from Aaron Brown.
Nantwich made their chance pay just before half-time when Mwasile got to the byline before squaring for Bell to calmly slot home from six yards.
Ryan Brooke had a headed goal disallowed for a foul on Grant in the second half before Tom Peers curled an effort narrowly wide.
Then, Corby were awarded a controversial penalty when the referee, after consulting his linesman, adjudged the ball to have struck Riley’s arm inside the area.
Moore stepped up and sent Gyollai the wrong way from the spot.
Nantwich piled on the pressure late on in search of a winner, with Brooke’s chip dropping just wide before a Peers shot caused a goalmouth scramble that ended up in the grateful arms of Grant as Corby held on for a point.