Beck: Don’t get carried away

Action from Kettering's 3-0 win over Wisbech - Pictures by Kit Mallin
Action from Kettering's 3-0 win over Wisbech - Pictures by Kit Mallin
0
Have your say

John Beck insists Kettering Town will not get carried away after they finally picked up their first win of the season.

The Poppies cruised through to an FA Cup second qualifying round clash at Boston United a week on Saturday after brushing aside Wisbech Town 3-0 at Nene Park in the first qualifying round replay.

Action from Kettering's 3-0 win over Wisbech - Pictures by Kit Mallin

Action from Kettering's 3-0 win over Wisbech - Pictures by Kit Mallin

The game was played in front of a crowd of 231, the eighth lowest in the club’s history and the lowest ever attendance for an FA Cup match involving the Poppies.

But Warren Byerley’s brace and a first goal for the club for David Mayo sealed a comfortable victory.

“We are pleased we have won but we aren’t going to get carried away with things,” boss Beck said.

“We have just beaten a team two levels below us and we should have been good enough to get the job done on Saturday.

“We are still a way off but we have played well in the game and scored three goals, which is what we should be doing against this sort of team.

“I have had so much experience in the game and everyone is pleased we have won and we are through to the next round, but the truth is we can’t get carried away.”

Beck, meanwhile, confirmed the Poppies had just 12 fit players available for the game after a mix-up in the registrations of Joel Gyasi and Joe Lamplough, who both featured in Saturday’s 0-0 draw at Wisbech.

Beck added: “We had a scare because of a mix-up with the hard copy of the registration forms for Joel Gyansi and Joe Lamplough getting lost in the post so it meant they couldn’t play.

“That left us, effectively, with 12 fit players for the game.

“And to be honest, we are a little bit upset with the way people are treating us really.

“And it almost seems to be the case that this is way it is for Kettering Town at the moment.

“We think our luck has got to change and when we have some big players back, we might be able to do something.”