Beaconsfield win ends ‘satisfactory’ week for Thomas

Kettering Town manager Dean Thomas
Kettering Town manager Dean Thomas
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Kettering Town manager Dean Thomas declared himself content with his side’s week following their third win in four at Beaconsfield SYCOB.

The Poppies, courtesy of two first-half goals from Elliot Sandy, eased to a 2-0 victory which increased their unbeaten streak to an outstanding 19 games.

And despite a hectic past week that has seen the Poppies take to the field four times, collecting 10 points into the bargain, Thomas said that it has been a case of a job well done.

He said: “It’s been a satisfactory week to pick up 10 points out of a possible 12.

“We came down here, got our heads down and turned in a good performance.

“We tired in the second half which was to be expected but we managed the game very well and thoroughly deserved the victory.”

Such a schedule could have proved a bridge too far but Thomas believes that his charges’ nous was vital.

He added: “We used our experience well and focused on the job we had to do.

“They are the sort of team that can hurt you in this league but they didn’t create that many chances and we took ours.

“We stayed well-organised, defensively we were sound and we did the job with as little fuss as possible.”

The name that stood out from the win was that of the goalscorer Sandy and Thomas reserved words of praise for the former Brackley Town man.

“Elliot turned in another good performance.

“He scores goals and takes his opportunities and he’s been a fantastic addition for us.

“He’s a big player and that’s what we need, hopefully he’ll continue to produce the same level of performance.”