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Edinburgh adamant Cobblers will get a new goalkeeper

Justin Edinburgh insists Cobblers will sign a new goalkeeper before the transfer window closes.

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Lindon Meikle was the late hero for Kettering Town as they beat Redditch United 1-0 on Tuesday night. Picture by Peter Short

Goal hero Meikle hopes to step forward again with Poppies

Lindon Meikle is hoping it will be a case of him taking a step back to take a step forward with Kettering Town this season.

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Thrapston Town opened the season with a win at Bugbrooke and followed it up with a victory at Olney Town. Now they take on Blackstones, who also have a 100 per cent record, in the UCL Division One this weekend

Thrapston targeting a top-six finish after fine start

Two teams with 100 per cent starts go head-to-head in the ChromaSport United Counties League Division One this weekend.

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The celebrations get under way after Lindon Meikle's late, late winner for Kettering Town against Redditch United last night. Picture by Peter Short

Ramshaw delighted with Poppies' persistence

John Ramshaw praised the Kettering Town players for their persistence as they maintained their perfect start to the new season with a dramatic win over Redditch United.

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Nabil Shariff has scored four goals in AFC Rushden & Diamonds' first two games of the new season

Peaks will keep Diamonds' 'feet on the ground' after a flying start

Andy Peaks insists he will keep his AFC Rushden & Diamonds players’ “feet on the ground” after they stormed to the top of the early standings in the Evo-Stik South League East last night (Tuesday).

Ollie Brown-Hill is congratulated by Kern Miller after scoring Corby Town's goal in the 2-1 defeat at Spalding United. Picture by Tim Wilson

Steelmen left disappointed after Spalding setback

Rob Gould admitted there was a feeling of disappointment after Corby Town slipped to a 2-1 defeat at Spalding United last night (Tuesday).

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The Kettering Town players and fans celebrate Lindon Meikle's dramatic late winner as they edged out Redditch United at Latimer Park. Picture by Peter Short

VERDICT - Poppies' hard work pays off in the nick of time

Sometimes hard work pays off and Kettering Town were given a timely reminder of that as they made it two wins out of two in the Evo-Stik South League Premier in dramatic fashion at Latimer Park.

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Lindon Meikle heads home Kettering Town dramatic stoppage-time winner in the 1-0 victory over Redditch United at Latimer Park. Picture by Peter Short

Meikle wins it for Poppies, Diamonds march on but Steelmen are edged out

Lindon Meikle was the late, late hero as Kettering Town made it two wins out of two in the Evo-Stik South League Premier with a dramatic 1-0 success over Redditch United.

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The English Premier League is experiencing a textbook case of hyperinflation

The English Premier League is experiencing a textbook case of hyperinflation

The big summer transfer headline belongs to Neymar and his record-breaking £198m move from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain. But, by anyone’s standards, the spending across English Premier League football clubs has been similarly jaw-dropping. With £40m fees now commonplace, last year’s record-breaking spend of £1.165 billion is almost certain to be smashed again before the transfer window closes on August 31.

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Boss David Bell takes his Corby Town team to Spalding United tonight. Picture by Mike Capps/

Bell wants Corby to have a 'positive mindset'

David Bell says Corby Town will head to Spalding United with a “positive mindset” tonight (Tuesday).

Corby Town celebrate Sam Mulready's first goal during the 5-1 thrashing of Romulus at Steel Park on Saturday. Pictures by Mike Capps/

Steelmen feeling confident for Spalding trip

David Bell insists Corby Town will be full of confidence when they head to Spalding United tomorrow (Tuesday) night.

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Nabil Shariff celebrates after scoring AFC Rushden & Diamonds' first league goal at Hayden Road at the weekend. Picture by Mike Capps/

Diamonds must do the right things, says Peaks

Andy Peaks feels AFC Rushden & Diamonds will have a good chance of following up their opening-day win as long as they “do the right things” at Thame United tonight (Tuesday).

Nabil Shariff takes the congratulations after scoring his and AFC Rushden & Diamonds' second goal in Saturday's 2-0 victory over Hanwell Town. Picture by Mike Capps/

Peaks ready for Diamonds to hit the road

Andy Peaks is already looking forward to AFC Rushden & Diamonds hitting the road for the first time this season tomorrow (Tuesday) night.
Marcus Law addresses his Poppies players after they beat Slough Town on the opening day of the Evo-Stik South League Premier season

Poppies seeking early inroads at home

Kettering Town will look to start the process of righting one of the big wrongs of last season when they take on Redditch United at Latimer Park tonight (Tuesday).

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Rhys Hoenes gets a lift from Ben Milnes after the latter grabbed Kettering Town's second goal in the 2-1 win at Slough Town. Picture by Peter Short

Law: Poppies set the bar at Slough

Marcus Law felt Kettering Town “set the bar” with their performance in Saturday’s opening-day success at Slough Town.

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Over 600 fans were on hand to see AFC Rushden & Diamonds mark their first league game at Hayden Road with a victory

Peaks' praise for volunteers as Diamonds start in style

Andy Peaks paid tribute to the volunteers at AFC Rushden & Diamonds after his team got the Hayden Road era off to a winning start.

Ben Milnes is mobbed by his Kettering Town team-mates and the travelling fans after he scored their second goal in the 2-1 win at Slough Town. Pictures by Peter Short

Law impressed with Poppies' work in fine first-day win

Marcus Law praised the “work ethic and character” of his Kettering Town players as they made an impressive start to the new Evo-Stik South League Premier campaign.

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Sam Mulready opens the scoring for Corby Town as they started the new season with a big 5-1 victory over Romulus at Steel Park. Picture by Mike Capps/

Bell's delight at Steelmen's five-star start

David Bell felt Corby Town took a “step in the right direction” after they opened the new Evo-Stik League South season with five-star display at Steel Park.

Nabil Shariff celebrates with Joe Curtis after opening the scoring in AFC Rushden & Diamonds' 2-0 victory over Hanwell Town at Hayden Road. Picture by Mike Capps/

VERDICT - Peaks' Diamonds deliver at Hayden Road

A whirlwind week ended in the best possible fashion for AFC Rushden & Diamonds as they got life at Hayden Road under way with a victory.

Stewarts & Lloyds' Greg Purcell gets on the ball during their 4-3 home defeat to Bugbrooke in Division One. Picture by Mike Capps

Flourmen and Ar Tarn make it two out of two

Whitworth’s dream start to life in the ChromaSport United Counties League Premier Division got a whole lot better as they made it two wins out of two with a 2-1 success over Deeping Rangers at London Road.

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