Law is so pleased as Poppies end their midweek hoodoo

Silvano Obeng takes the congratulations after scoring Kettering Town's third goal in the 3-1 win at Biggleswade Town. Pictures by Peter Short
Silvano Obeng takes the congratulations after scoring Kettering Town's third goal in the 3-1 win at Biggleswade Town. Pictures by Peter Short
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Marcus Law declared himself “really, really pleased” as Kettering Town finally ended their midweek hoodoo with an impressive 3-1 victory at Biggleswade Town.

Having lost four Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division matches on Tuesday evenings before last night, the Poppies produced one of their best displays of the season so far as goals from Will Grocott, Ollie Thorne and substitute Silvano Obeng sent them into the top 10 for the first time in the current campaign.

Law completed the signing of goalkeeper Craig Hill before the game and he made his debut between the sticks.

And the Poppies boss hinted at further changes to come as he bids to strengthen a squad that he believes, after last night’s win, is beginning to develop.

The Poppies boss said: “It was a very good performance. I was really, really pleased with it

“There was a lot of endeavour and we were robust in defence as well.

Will Grocott heads off to celebrate after giving the Poppies the lead at Biggleswade

Will Grocott heads off to celebrate after giving the Poppies the lead at Biggleswade

“The understanding between the players seems to be growing and the partnerships all over the pitch are beginning to develop.

“Getting two wins in a row like this can do wonders for you and I think everyone now understands what it is we have to do to achieve something.

“The time has probably come where we need to bring one or two in and let others go.

“We have had that this thing of being the nearly men and now we really want to shake that off.”

Law reserved special praise for returning centre-half Thorne as he grabbed the second goal on 15 minutes.

“I think Ollie showed how important he is and if you go back to the Chippenham game (a 2-1 defeat), him going off was the turning point in the game,” Law added.

“He adds extra strength to the back four and getting the goal was a nice touch.”

Don’t miss a full preview of the Poppies’ trip to Hitchin Town in Thursday’s Northamptonshire Telegraph