FA Cup hero Worby keen to help Poppies push on

Kettering Town's players and fans celebrate Elliot Sandy's goal during the 3-0 success at Daventry Town. Picture by Peter Short
Kettering Town's players and fans celebrate Elliot Sandy's goal during the 3-0 success at Daventry Town. Picture by Peter Short
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Alastair Worby is hoping a rollercoaster of a season will end in a big push for promotion with Kettering Town.

The young goalkeeper made his debut for the Poppies in last weekend’s 1-1 draw with Marlow at Latimer Park.

But, as the games come thick and fast, he now has two clean sheets to his name following back-to-back 3-0 victories at Chertsey Town and Daventry Town in midweek.

The victory at title-chasing Daventry has thrown Kettering right back into the thick of the play-off picture in the Calor League Division One Central as they now prepare to travel to another of the top-five contenders Beaconsfield SYCOB tomorrow (Saturday).

Worby hit the headlines in Northamptonshire earlier this season when he was thrown into the Brackley Town side that stunned League One side Gillingham with a 1-0 win in an FA Cup replay.

But the young stopper moved on from there and eventually joined the Poppies from Stourbridge.

And he is making a good job of cementing his place in the side, especially after helping them to the success over their county rivals on Thursday, which made it 18 games unbeaten in the league, a new club record.

“It’s nice to be on the back of two clean sheets and the whole back four were brilliant again on Thursday, I feel like I have formed a good partnership with them,” Worby said.

“We couldn’t have asked for any more (at Daventry).

“Every player put in 100 per cent and the fans were amazing.

“I have only been here for three games and even on a Tuesday night down in Chertsey they were brilliant. They turned out in numbers at Daventry and it was a great night for us.

“It was a great win and we are on an unbeaten run that I know has broken a club record so now we just have to keep that going on Saturday.

“That game has gone now and we have to go again.

“It is easy to look back on a good victory but we have to push on. We know where we want to be and we want to work our way up the league.

“Everyone in the squad feels the same way and the team ethic has been amazing.

“I have been here in total for about five weeks and everyone has been so welcoming, that is everyone from the chairman, the manager and the players.

“The FA Cup game with Brackley was brilliant and it was a shame what happened after that. I have played for a couple of clubs since then.

“I just want to cement my place here and hopefully help the club continue to work their way up the league.”