A season-defining period for Poppies

Rene Howe scores Kettering Town's third goal, which wrapped up the midweek success over Dorchester Town at Latimer Park. Picture by Peter Short

Rene Howe scores Kettering Town's third goal, which wrapped up the midweek success over Dorchester Town at Latimer Park. Picture by Peter Short

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Marcus Law believes the next four weeks will determine whether Kettering Town can make a surge towards the Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division play-offs.

The Poppies are currently eight points behind King’s Lynn Town who occupy fifth place but they have four games in hand on them.

Law’s side head to struggling Histon tomorrow (Saturday) as they bid to extend their current unbeaten run to four matches after they turned in an excellent display to secure a 3-0 success over Dorchester Town at Latimer Park on Tuesday night.

The Kettering boss was delighted with his team’s performance in midweek as goals from Will Grocott, Spencer Weir-Daley and Rene Howe wrapped up an eighth home success of the season.

Ten of the Poppies’ remaining 16 matches are set to be played over the next month or so.

And Law knows consistency is now the key if his team are to make a late charge towards the top five.

“On our day, there aren’t many who would want to come across us,” he said.

“But we have to make sure we are on it every day because this league hurts you if you aren’t.

“We have spoken about trying to pick up four points a week and if we hit that then we could well be there or thereabouts.

“This next four weeks is going to be huge because all the teams up there are playing each other and it’s going to be interesting to see who holds their nerve.

“We have got the games to do it.

“Our home record is excellent and we need to keep that going.

“We have a lot of games left at home so that might bode well for us.”