Holleran has sympathy for Kettering contingent

The lights went out at Leamington leaving Kettering frustrated. Picture by Peter Short
The lights went out at Leamington leaving Kettering frustrated. Picture by Peter Short

Leamington boss Paul Holleran had plenty of sympathy for Kettering Town after the abandonment of Tuesday evening’s match.

However, he says he was just as keen for the match to resume despite plenty of suggestions from Poppies fans both at the ground and on social media that the floodlight failure had been stage managed.

“I still felt confident,” he said. “Especially as we had to go downhill in the second half.

“I felt we could turn the position around.”

There was understandable frustration from the Kettering fans who believed they were on the way to a prize scalp, with many venting their feelings as they made their way out.

And Holleran say he can understand their anger.

“It’s disappointing for everyone.

“I feel for everyone who made the journey.

“A lot of people are disappointed and we are as a football club.

“Leamington are a club that like to do things properly.

“It’s just a pity we weren’t 1-0 up.

“It just so happens we have been 1-0 down on both occasions. People will have fun with that.”