Doyle delighted with manner of Poppies victory

Action from Kettering Town's 3-1 win over Chesham United. Pictures by Tony Waugh

Action from Kettering Town's 3-1 win over Chesham United. Pictures by Tony Waugh

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Alan Doyle was delighted with the manner in which Kettering Town claimed their long-awaited first win of the season in the Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division.

The Poppies put an end to the club’s worst start to a league campaign since 1891 by beating Chesham United 3-1 at Corby Town’s Steel Park stadium thanks to goals from Lewis Wilson, Michael King and Nathan Hicks.

Action from Kettering Town's 3-1 win over Chesham United. Pictures by Tony Waugh

Action from Kettering Town's 3-1 win over Chesham United. Pictures by Tony Waugh

It was Doyle’s first success as the Kettering manager and he insisted the three points were well-deserved with the only disappointment being a low attendance of just 253 being on hand to see it.

“The main thing is that we have got the idea that we can’t win games off our back,” the Poppies boss said.

“But it was the manner in which we did it and the style we played with that pleased me the most. Some of the football we played was terrific.

“It is amazing what having a bit of balance in the team can do for you and having the experience of Henry Eze at the back and Pat Noubissie in midfield made all the difference.

Action from Kettering Town's 3-1 win over Chesham United. Pictures by Tony Waugh

Action from Kettering Town's 3-1 win over Chesham United. Pictures by Tony Waugh

“We scored three good goals, we hit the bar and the post and I don’t think anyone can argue that we were worthy winners.

“The only disappointment was that there were not more people there to see it. But it was a cold day and Manchester City were playing Manchester United on the television and we have been losing every game. I can understand why some people stayed away.

“What we need to do now is try to pick up a couple of good results in the next week or so and see if we can attract a bigger attendance for when we play Weymouth.

“The fact is, if we don’t have that income over the turnstiles then we won’t be able to bring better players in.”

Action from Kettering Town's 3-1 win over Chesham United. Pictures by Tony Waugh

Action from Kettering Town's 3-1 win over Chesham United. Pictures by Tony Waugh

The Poppies are straight back into action tomorrow (Tuesday) night when they head to AFC Totton.