NEW club captain Tom Hannigan scored the only goal of the game to give new-look Motors all three points at Steel Park.

Motors, who started the game with just four players from last season’s squad, had the first chance of the game on seven minutes when loan signing Dan Parkinson had an effort on goal but his strike lacked power and was easily gathered by Corby keeper Paul Walker.

On 30 minutes, Vauxhall took a deserved lead when Mike Burns floated a corner into the penalty area and Hannigan was left unmarked to place a powerful header past Walker from 10 yards out.

For the remainder of the first half, the hosts could not find a way through a strong Motors backline which included the experienced Andy Nicholas and loan signing Leon Clowes.

After the interval, new Motors signing David Thompson nearly doubled the advantage as he rounded the Corby keeper but his momentum took the ball over the goal line and to safety.

The Motormen were happy to soak up the Corby pressure however still looked dangerous on the counter attack.

Ex-Liverpool striker James Ellison went close midway through the second half with a driven effort but Walker did well to push the ball round the post.

The hosts had a number of corners in the closing stages but couldn’t take advantage. Corby striker Avelino Vieira went agonizingly close in the dying minutes, but his deflected shot skimmed just wide as the Motormen hung on to claim all three points.

Team: Jones, Noone, Dames, Clowes, Hannigan, Nicholas, Burns (Egerton), Fearnehough, Ellison (Mahon), Parkinson, Thompson (Rutter) Subs not used: Wainwright, Courtney (GK) The Motormen face Altrincham this Saturday August 25. Kick-off at Rivacre Park is 3pm.