Corby Town finished in the relegation places of the Evo-Stik Northern Premier after a suprise defeat at Coalville on the last day of the season.

The Steelmen came into the game with a good travelling following and off the back of two vital wins over the Easter Weekend.

However Coalville raced into a 2-0 lead inside the first twenty minutes and Corby were unable to properly respond, seeing defender Aaron Brown sent off in the second half as they were beaten 4-1.

Sutton Coldfield got the point they needed at Workington in a 0-0 draw that put Corby in the drop zone.

Afterwards caretaker manager Steven Kinniburgh said the bulk of his squad was not responsible overall for Corby's relegation, having been put together towards the middle of the season.

He added that it would be in the hands of the club's board as to whether he continued with the first team in the next campaign.

There was better news from Stewarts & Lloyds RFC as their final game of the season was a 123-0 win at Aylestone St James, meaning the "Blackwave" finished the season as their division's champions.

Corby Town kept their survival hopes alive with a superb home win at Steel Park in front of the highest crowd there this season of 785.

Grantham Town came to Corby wanting points to maintain a play-off push but fell behind to Aaron Brown's first-half header.

Brown won a penalty after the break which Steven Leslie converted to make it 2-0 before Leslie's free-kick found the net to make it three.

3-0 was how it finished and with Sutton Coldfield winning 1-0 it means Corby Town must match or better Sutton's result on the last day of the season, this coming Saturday ( Apr 22 ).

Corby Town will be at Coalville while Sutton Coldfield play at Workington.

S & L Corby finished second from bottom in UCL Division One following their 4-2 defeat at Oakham, which completes their league season.

Corby Town bounced back from a penalty shoot-out defeat in the Hillier Cup Final to register an important win in their battle against the drop.

Phil Trainer scored from close range inside the last ten minutes as the Steelmen won 1-0 at Stafford Rangers.

With defeats for Sutton Coldfield and Frickley it takes Corby Town out of the Northern Premier's drop zone with two games left.

Corby Town are at home to Grantham Town next on Easter Monday ( 3:00pm kick-off ).

On Friday evening S & L Corby lost 3-0 at Thrapston Town in UCL Division One.