Baillie happy with a quick start as Poppies march on

Josh Moreman grabbed his first goal of the season in Kettering Town's 3-0 success at Egham Town. Picture by Peter Short

Josh Moreman grabbed his first goal of the season in Kettering Town's 3-0 success at Egham Town. Picture by Peter Short

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Thomas Baillie was pleased to see a quick start pay dividends as Kettering Town kept up their perfect start in the Southern League Division One Central.

The Poppies are the only club in the division to hold a 100 per cent record after they made it three wins out of three with a 3-0 success at Egham Town.

Kettering wasted no time in taking control of the contest as Andy Gooding put them in front after just four minutes when he scored from the rebound after his penalty had been saved.

Dubi Ogbonna - with his fourth goal in two matches - made it 2-0 just three minutes later and Josh Moreman’s stunning half-volley from an acute angle early in the second half rounded things off.

It all left joint-manager Baillie happy with another job well done.

“Our target was always to try to have a strong start to the season and we have done well so far,” he said.

“Egham are a good side, it was always going to be difficult and they will pick up lots of points at home this season.

“We went there, did our job and we are pleased to have come away with the victory.

“We came out of the blocks quickly, we scored two goals and we probably could have had one or two more as well.

“Jamie McAlindon made a good save when it was still 2-0 and you need moments like that. It set us up and the third goal early in the second half was crucial.”

Baillie, meanwhile, reserved special praise for striker Moreman who opened his account for the season with that fine strike soon after half-time.

The Poppies’ joint-boss, who takes his team to Leighton Town on Tuesday night, joked: “Josh will dine out on that one for a while!

“I am not sure how he scored from where he was but it was an amazing goal and we are all very pleased for him.

“When you have Josh and Dubi in your side, you will always score goals and you will always create chances. And that’s why you have to play them together.

“It was great for Josh to get off the mark and I am sure there will be more to come from him.”