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Law hails 'togetherness' of his table-topping Poppies

Marcus Law hailed the “togetherness” at Kettering Town as they moved to the top of the Evo-Stik South League Premier after an incredible effort against Chesham United at Latimer Park.

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Corby Town boss David Bell saw his side squander a 3-0 lead as they went down 4-3 at Loughborough Dynamo

Boss Bell furious after Steelmen's capitulation

David Bell was almost at a loss to explain what went wrong as Corby Town’s Evo-Stik League South season hit a fresh low at Loughborough Dynamo yesterday (Saturday).

Action from AFC Rushden & Diamonds' 0-0 draw with Arlesey Town at Hayden Road. Pictures by Alison Bagley

Frustrated Diamonds learn a 'harsh lesson'

Andy Peaks believes AFC Rushden & Diamonds learned a “harsh lesson” after they were held to a frustrating 0-0 draw by Arlesey Town at Hayden Road.

Wayne Abbott saw his Rushden & Higham United team win a thrilling clash at Swaffham Town in the FA Vase

Lankies win a thriller to advance in the Vase

Rushden & Higham United stole the show on what proved to be a tough day for the local ChromaSport United Counties League clubs in the second qualifying round of the FA Vase.

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Mathew Stevens is buried under a pile of players and fans after putting 10-man Kettering Town 2-1 up against Chesham United. Pictures by Peter Short

VERDICT - Poppies defy the odds to hit top spot

Kettering Town are doing their level best to show that they are the real deal this season.

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Steelmen let three-goal lead slip while Diamonds are frustrated

Corby Town’s season took a new turn for the worse after they let a 3-0 lead slip as they were beaten 4-3 at Loughborough Dynamo.

Rockingham Road in a state of disrepair. Picture by Jamie DeRosa. NNL-170921-110332005

Previous Rockingham Road owners ‘had no intention of talking to supporters’ trust’

The Kettering Town Supporters Trust says efforts to open up dialogue with the previous owners of Rockingham Road were met with a wall of silence.

Andy Peaks' AFC Rushden & Diamonds team return to Evo-Stik South League East duty against Arlesey Town this weekend

Peaks draws a line as Diamonds get back to the 'bread and butter'

Andy Peaks insists AFC Rushden & Diamonds must “draw a line” under their Emirates FA Cup exit as they gear up for two Evo-Stik South League East matches over the next week.

Richard Bunting (right), seen pictured celebrating Nabil Shariff's goal at Alfreton Town last weekend, is targeting a big run in the Evo-Stik South League East. Picture courtesy of B&O PRESS PHOTO

Diamonds skipper Bunting targets 'strong run' in the league

Richard Bunting wants AFC Rushden & Diamonds to focus on getting a “strong run going” in the Evo-Stik South League East.

There were jubilant scenes at Market Drayton Town last weekend as Corby Town hit back from a goal down to claim a 2-1 win. And David Bell is now hoping his team can kickstart their season. Picture by David Tilley

Bell wants Steelmen to kickstart their season

Corby Town will head to Loughborough Dynamo with a bit more of a spring in their step this weekend.
Aaron O'Connor scored Kettering Town's second goal in last weekend's FA Cup success over Kidsgrove Athletic at Latimer Park. Picture by Peter Short

A bit of knowhow has made a difference, says Poppies striker Aaron

Aaron O’Connor believes a “bit of knowhow” has played a key role in Kettering Town’s impressive start to the new season.

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Marcus Law has labelled Kettering Town's two home matches over the next week as 'massive'

Poppies heading into two 'massive' games

Kettering Town are heading into two “massive” matches over the next week, according to manager Marcus Law.

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Wayne Abbott takes his Rushden & Higham United team to Swaffham Town in the second qualifying round of the FA Vase this weekend

Vase clash is the biggest game so far for Lankies boss Abbott

Wayne Abbott believes Rushden & Higham United’s FA Vase second qualifying round clash at Swaffham Town tomorrow (Saturday) is their biggest game of the season so far.
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Mathew Stevens was on target as Kettering Town beat Desborough Town in the first round of the NFA Hillier Senior Cup

Steelmen lose out to Brackley in county cup

Corby Town’s interest in the NFA Hillier Senior Cup was ended after a 3-2 defeat to Brackley Town at Steel Park last night (Wednesday).

Andy Peaks felt AFC Rushden & Diamonds didn't get what they deserved as they were beaten 3-1 by Alfreton Town at Hayden Road

Peaks: Diamonds didn't get what they deserved

Andy Peaks felt AFC Rushden & Diamonds deserved more than they got after their Emirates FA Cup hopes were ended last night (Tuesday).

Luke Fairlamb was on target for Diamonds

VERDICT - Diamonds' hopes are ended by clinical Alfreton

AFC Rushden & Diamonds’s Emirates FA Cup hopes were ended as a late double helped give Alfreton Town a 3-1 success at Hayden Road.

Corby Town manager David Bell is ready to make changes for tonight's county cup clash with Brackley Town

Bell to make changes for Corby's cup clash

David Bell is set to make a number of changes when Corby Town take on Brackley Town in the first round of the NFA Hillier Senior Cup at Steel Park tonight (Wednesday).

AFC Rushden & Diamonds had a healthy following behind them at the weekend and Andy Peaks wants the fans out in force for tonight's eplay with Alfreton Town at Hayden Road. Picture courtesy of B&O PRESS PHOTO

Peaks urges fans to raise the roof for Diamonds' cup replay

Andy Peaks has urged the AFC Rushden & Diamonds fans to come out in force and roar his team on in tonight’s (Tuesday) Emirates FA Cup second qualifying round replay with Alfreton Town

Coach John Ramshaw (left) and boss Marcus Law are set to make changes for Kettering Town's Hillier Cup clash with Desborough Town. Picture by Peter Short

Poppies will have full respect for Ar Tarn

Kettering Town begin the defence of the NFA Hillier Senior Cup when they take on United Counties League Premier Division side Desborough Town at Latimer Park tonight (Tuesday)

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Aaron O'Connor grabbed his fourth goal of the season in Kettering Town's FA Cup success at the weekend

Aaron's pleased as Poppies' patience pays off

Aaron O’Connor was pleased to see Kettering Town’s patience pay off after they booked themselves a place in the third qualifying round of the Emirates FA Cup.

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