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Tree cutting behind Poppies’ old Rockingham Road stadium ‘for safety reasons only’

Trees behind Kettering Town’s old Rockingham Road stadium were cut down ‘for safety reasons only’, it has been confirmed.

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Marcus Law and his Kettering Town squad report back for pre-season training this weekend

Law wants to re-create good feeling as Poppies report back

Kettering Town report back for pre-season training this weekend with boss Marcus Law keen to re-create the good feeling towards the end of the last campaign.

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Kettering Town's former stadium on Rockingham Road. ENGNNL00120120415152742

Kettering Council “cannot overturn” decision on Rockingham Road, despite petition gaining 1,000 signatures

Kettering Council say the decision to reject a bid to list the Poppies’ old stadium as an asset of community value cannot be overturned - despite a petition amassing more than 1,000 signatures.

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Herve Pepe-N'Goma has signed for Boston United

Pepe-N’Goma and Grocott move on from Poppies

Midfielders Herve Pepe-N’Goma and Will Grocott have sealed moves away from Kettering Town for next season.

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Marcus Law is hoping the Southern League derbies between Kettering Town and Corby Town next season will be held over the Christmas period

Poppies boss Law hoping for festive showdown with Steelmen

Marcus Law is hoping the Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division fixture list will throw up a festive treat for Kettering Town and Corby Town next season.

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Kettering Town's former stadium on Rockingham Road. ENGNNL00120120415152742

Bid to list old Poppies stadium as community asset rejected by Kettering Council

A bid to list the Poppies’ old Rockingham Road stadium as an asset of community value has been rejected by Kettering Council.

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Mitch Austin led Kettering Town's under-21 team to the United Counties League Under-21 Division title this season

Austin hopes more starlets will go through the Poppies’ ranks

Kettering Town Under-21 manager Mitch Austin is hoping more youngsters will break into the first-team picture at Latimer Park in the future.

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Corby Town's Steel Park looks set to host Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Premier Division football next season

Steelmen and Diamonds heading north while Poppies stay south

Corby Town and AFC Rushden & Diamonds are both set to head north for the 2016-17 season after the Football Association released details of the league allocations for Steps 1-4.

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Greg Mills was Corby Town's standout performer during their poor season as the frontman scored 19 goals in all competitions

Mills, Brighton and Lorraine stood out from the crowd

There were a number of impressive performers during the long season for Corby Town, Kettering Town and AFC Rushden & Diamonds.

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Marcus Law will have the pressure on him next season as Kettering Town will be expected to launch a promotion challenge after just missing out on the Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division play-offs

COMMENT – Poppies have plenty to build on after season of two halves

A season of two halves if ever there was one!

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Kettering Town manager Marcus Law

My remit is promotion, says Poppies boss Law

Marcus Law says his “remit” for next season is to deliver promotion for Kettering Town.

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Marcus Law was happy with the performance but not the result as Kettering Town were beaten 2-1 by AFC Rushden & Diamonds in the NFA Hillier Cup final. Pictures by Peter Short

Law content with performance despite Poppies’ cup defeat

Marcus Law felt Kettering Town could be “proud of their performance” despite their season ending with an NFA Hillier Senior Cup final defeat to AFC Rushden & Diamonds.

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All the details of tonight's NFA Hillier Senior Cup final

VERDICT – Ashton the late hero as Diamonds beat Poppies to lift Hillier Cup

Jack Ashton was the late, late hero for AFC Rushden & Diamonds as they beat Kettering Town 2-1 to win the NFA Hillier Senior Cup at Sixfields.

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Marcus Law wants his Kettering Town players to end their season on a good note when they face AFC Rushden & Diamonds in the NFA Hillier Senior Cup final tonight

Poppies and Diamonds face off in their final act

Kettering Town and AFC Rushden & Diamonds go head-to-head in the NFA Hillier Senior Cup final at Northampton Town’s Sixfields home tonight (Thursday, 7.30pm) for what will be the final act for both clubs this season.

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SATURDAY FOOTBALL – Steelmen’s poor campaign ends with a heavy defeat at Harrogate

Corby Town’s miserable Vanarama National League North campaign ended with a emphatic 5-0 defeat at Harrogate Town.

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Wilson Carvalho has been banned for six matches following his red card in Kettering Town's 1-0 defeat to Bedworth United

Poppies winger Carvalho hit by six-match ban

Kettering Town winger Wilson Carvalho has received a six-match ban after being sent-off in the 1-0 home defeat to Bedworth United earlier this month.

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Kettering Town legend Brett Solkhon says he would stay at the club 'for life' as long as they want him

I’ll stay for life if Poppies want me, says skipper Solkhon

Kettering Town captain Brett Solkhon insists he will stay at the club “for life” as long as he is wanted at Latimer Park.

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Marcus Law is set to name a strong side when Kettering Town face AFC Rushden & Diamonds in the NFA Hillier Senior Cup final next week

Law keen to see Poppies finish it off with a cup success

Marcus Law looks set to field a strong Kettering Town side for next week’s NFA Hillier Senior Cup final against AFC Rushden & Diamonds.

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Matt Ward (left) and Matt Spearman.

Rival Poppies and Diamonds fans raise more than £4,000 by running London Marathon

Two rival footballs fans joined forces to raised more than £4,000 by running the London Marathon on Sunday (April 24).

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Marcus Law has already identified his transfer targets for Kettering Town

Transfer targets already identified, says Poppies boss Law

Marcus Law says Kettering Town have already identified five players to add to their squad during the summer months.

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