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Young Ryan is a fitting hero for the Steelmen

Gary Mills felt Ryan Bell was a fitting hero for Corby Town as they picked up a priceless 1-0 victory at Ilkeston FC.

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Marcus Law gives out instructions during Kettering Town's 3-1 home defeat to Merthyr Town. Pictures by Peter Short

VERDICT – Poppies’ season looks to be done and dusted

It’s always dangerous to rule anything out and write anyone off but Kettering Town’s Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division campaign looks to be done and dusted.

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Marcus Law's reaction tells the story during Kettering Town's 3-1 defeat to Merthyr Town at Latimer Park. Pictures by Peter Short

‘Inept defending’ so costly for Poppies

Marcus Law admitted “inept defending” proved costly as Kettering Town’s hopes of a late push for the Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division play-off places all-but faded yesterday (Saturday).

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Nabil Shariff gave AFC Rushden & Diamonds the lead but they went on to lose 3-2 at Romulus

Diamonds ‘hurt’ as they lose out at Romulus

Andy Peaks admitted his AFC Rushden & Diamonds players were “hurt” by their 3-2 defeat at Romulus.

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James Mallows' Whitworth drew 2-2 with Bugbrooke in a top-of-the-table clash in UCL Division One

Doughboys claim a home success

Wellingborough Town returned to winning ways as two second-half goals secured a 2-0 victory over Peterborough Northern Star in the ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Premier Division.

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SATURDAY SPORT – Ryan is Corby’s hero but Diamonds and Poppies both slip to defeats

Ryan Bell was the unlikely hero for Corby Town as they picked up a priceless 1-0 victory at Ilkeston FC.

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Nathan Hicks scores from the penalty spot but the goal proved to be in vain as Kettering Town's clash at Leamington was abandoned due to a power failure with the Poppies leading 1-0. Picture by Tim Nunan zSswWmPMvijnaUxtHaRB

Law wants the same from Poppies after midweek frustration

Marcus Law will demand the same “endeavour and work ethic” from his Kettering Town players as they head into two crucial Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division home matches over the next week.

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Gary Mills says Corby Town can't feel sorry for themselves ahead of a huge clash at Ilkeston tomorrow

Go and put it right, urges Corby boss Mills

Gary Mills has urged his Corby Town players to “go and put it right” when they head to Ilkeston FC for a crucial clash tomorrow (Saturday).

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Action from AFC Rushden & Diamonds' 3-0 victory over Rugby Town on Tuesday. Picture by Alison Bagley

Play-off place would be a ‘great achievement’ for Diamonds

Andy Peaks believes it will be a “great achievement” if AFC Rushden & Diamonds go on to secure a play-off place this season.

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Chris Bradshaw has warned his Desborough Town players to take nothing for granted when they face Boston Town this weekend

Desborough must take nothing for granted

Chris Bradshaw has warned his high-flying Desborough Town team to “take nothing for granted” when they host struggling Boston Town tomorrow (Saturday).

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Ian Walker is hoping Thrapston Town can keep up their recent good form

Thrapston could have a say in the promotion race

Ian Walker is hoping Thrapston Town can maintain their recent good form and have a say in the ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Division One promotion race over the next couple of weeks.

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Play grinds to a halt at the Phillips 66 after a power outage caused a partial floodlight failure.

Holleran has sympathy for Kettering contingent

Leamington boss Paul Holleran had plenty of sympathy for Kettering Town after the abandonment of Tuesday evening’s match.

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The lights went out at Leamington leaving Kettering frustrated. Picture by Peter Short

Holleran has sympathy for Kettering contingent

Leamington boss Paul Holleran had plenty of sympathy for Kettering Town after the abandonment of Tuesday evening’s match.

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Ben Milnes was on target for Corby Town but it proved to be only a consolation as they went down 2-1 to Coalville Town

Steelmen’s loss leaves Mills so disappointed

Gary Mills was left disappointed as Corby Town’s recent revival was halted by Coalville Town at Steel Park last night (Wednesday).

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Steelmen manager Gary Mills

VERDICT – Steelmen’s revival is stopped in its tracks

Corby Town’s revival was stopped in its tracks as 10-man Coalville Town held on to claim a 2-1 success at Steel Park.

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Leamington's home ground was plunged into darkness following a power failure, much to the frustration of Kettering Town who were leading 1-0 when the match was abandoned. Picture by Peter Short

Law so frustrated as Poppies are left in the dark

Marcus Law struggled to hide his frustration after Kettering Town were denied a potential opportunity to upset Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division leaders Leamington last night (Tuesday).

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AFC Rushden & Diamonds' players celebrate Tom Lorraine's goal during the 3-0 success over Rugby Town. Picture by Alison Bagley

Diamonds’ reaction delights boss Peaks

Andy Peaks was delighted to see his AFC Rushden & Diamonds players give him what he asked for as they bounced back at the first attempt last night (Tuesday).

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Phil Trainer sits out the second of a three-match ban for Corby Town tonight

Steelmen face up to two crucial matches

Gary Mills knows Corby Town’s next two matches will go a long way to deciding their fate this season.

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Tom Lorraine celebrates after he opened the scoring in AFC Rushden & Diamonds' 3-0 win over Rugby Town. Pictures by Alison Bagley

VERDICT – Job done as Diamonds bounce back

AFC Rushden & Diamonds wasted little time in bouncing back as they comfortably saw off Rugby Town 3-0 at the Dog & Duck.

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MIDWEEK SPORT – Lights go out on Poppies as Diamonds hit back with a win

Kettering Town were denied a potential opportunity to upset Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division leaders Leamington after the floodlights failed at their Phillips 66 Community Stadium with the Poppies leading 1-0.

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