Law hoping Poppies can take advantage of Chippenham’s travels

Kettering Town celebrate Courtney Baker-Richardson's goal during the 2-1 victory ove Hungerford Town. Picture by Peter Short

Kettering Town celebrate Courtney Baker-Richardson's goal during the 2-1 victory ove Hungerford Town. Picture by Peter Short

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Marcus Law is hoping Kettering Town can take advantage of the miles Chippenham Town are having to make of late when they visit Latimer Park tomorrow (Tuesday) night.

Having made a flying start to the Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division campaign, Chippenham slipped to fourth place following a 2-0 defeat at King’s Lynn Town on Saturday.

At the same time, the Poppies were bouncing back from a 4-0 loss at Dunstable Town with a thoroughly deserved 2-1 home victory over Hungerford Town, courtesy of goals from Gary Mulligan and Courtney Baker-Richardson.

Now Law is targeting some consistency from his team as they bid to move further up the table, having elevated themselves to 12th place after the weekend win.

“Chippenham have had some journeys to do and we have got to take advantage of that,” Law said.

“Their defeat at King’s Lynn is just another example of how tight this league is.

“If you can get a bit of consistency in your performances and results then you can make your way up there.”

Law, meanwhile, was pleased with the contribution of Dubi Ogbonna at the weekend, despite him missing a penalty in the second half.

The frontman started just his second league came of the campaign, which has been blighted by injury so far.

And manager Law was pleased with what he saw from Ogbonna and the other attacking players.

“That was Dubi’s second start in the league and I liked the way we were attacking,” he added.

“But I need that defensive side out of them and there were numerous times when Dubi, Elliot (Sandy) and Courtney were grafting to get back in there.

“I was gutted Dubi didn’t score his penalty because that would have been nice for him.

“But we have got him back out there and it’s now a case of trying to keep him there.”