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Corbett's shock exit leaves Yeltz short
2:30pm Thursday 14th March 2013 in Football
JOHN Hill is hunting a new striker after Luke Corbett’s surprise departure from Halesowen Town.
Corbett, who scored eight goals in 24 appearances after joining the Yeltz from Evesham United earlier in the season, has left the Grove by mutual consent.
With Naveed Arshad currently out through injury, boss John Hill admitted Corbett’s departure left light in the striker department.
He said: “Luke told us he felt it was the right time to move on.
“He hasn’t gone to another club, at least not yet to the best of my knowledge.
“There were no harsh words between us or anything like that. He probably just feels the move is right for him.
“We will try and bring another striker in, that has to be a priority now.”
Aaron Griffiths (groin) and Mitch Botfield (leg) are both doubtful for this Saturday’s trip to Northern Premier League Division One South leaders Coalville Town, where the Yeltz will look to snap a three game losing streak.
Hill’s side lost 3-0 at Northwich Victoria on Saturday before going down 1-0 at Kidsgrove Athletic on Tuesday, where not for the first time in recent weeks the manager was left complaining about a refereeing decision.
The Yeltz were awarded a penalty after Ben Haseley was brought down by the Kidsgrove keeper and Hill felt the latter should have been shown a straight red card.
Tom Warmer blazed the spot-kick over the bar.
Hill said: “You try to bite your tongue but it’s difficult.
“Ben had gone round the keeper and was brought down but the referee had to be persuaded to even show the keeper a yellow card.
“I don’t like to see players get sent off but once he gave the penalty the keeper had to go.
“The referee tried to tell me afterward it needed to be a goalscoring attempt and I just burst out laughing — Ben had an open goal!”