Law could have decisions to make after Poppies’ heavy cup exit

Poppies boss Marcus Law
Poppies boss Marcus Law

Marcus Law believes he will have some decisions to make after Kettering Town’s exit from the Evo-Stik Southern League Challenge Cup last night (Tuesday).

While the competition clearly wasn’t at the top of the Poppies boss’ priority list - he went to watch FA Cup fourth qualifying round opponents Solihull Moors - the makeshift Kettering line-up suffered a heavy 6-0 defeat at Premier Division rivals St Neots Town.

Law is now set to review what happened in a meeting tomorrow (Thursday) night and said: “It was very disappointing and those involved haven’t put themselves in a great position.

“We have a review meeting tomorrow evening but it appears more than one or two didn’t meet the mark, which was expected of them.

“Of course, we have to keep in mind that some youngsters were involved as well.

“But we will look at the reasons why the game went the way it did and then make decisions that are in the best interests of the players and the club.”

Law, meanwhile, now knows exactly what his team will be up against when they head to Vanarama National League side Solihull to do battle for a place in the first round proper of the FA Cup a week on Saturday.

He was on hand to see their impressive 4-0 victory over Southport and the performance only reaffirmed what he insists he already knew.

“I knew they would be well organised and their performance last night will certainly install more belief in them,” Law said.

“They have shown what they are capable of doing and they have one or two outstanding individual players while the rest are very solid and know their roles.

“There is a lot of experience in there and they are very athletic in attack. There is a lot of pace and they were clinical.

“But I was already under no illusions. I said from the outset that it would be a difficult tie and their performance last night has only emphasised that.”

The Poppies must focus on their league campaign before that FA Cup clash, however, as they take on Chippenham Town at Latimer Park on Saturday before heading to Biggleswade Town next Tuesday night.

Don’t miss all the latest new from Latimer Park in Thursday’s Northamptonshire Telegraph