Law now targeting consistency as Poppies head to Chesham

Aaron O'Connor scored his second goal in as many games as Kettering Town beat Weymouth on Saturday. Picture by Peter Short
Aaron O'Connor scored his second goal in as many games as Kettering Town beat Weymouth on Saturday. Picture by Peter Short
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Marcus Law believes Kettering Town have the “big moment players” they need to get their season well and truly back on track.

The Poppies finally registered their first home win of the season in the Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division at the weekend as goals from Aaron O’Connor, Brett Solkhon and Liam Canavan secured a 3-1 success over Weymouth at Latimer Park.

Kettering are straight back into action this evening (Tuesday) as they head to fellow mid-table side Chesham United, who were 1-0 winners at Cinderford Town on Saturday.

Law is now hoping his side can get on a consistent run after a poor start that has already hurt the pre-season expectations of a promotion push.

But Law believes he has the firepower within his ranks to turn things around.

“I don’t think there is a great deal between the teams in this league and it is all about trying to find that consistent run of form,” Law said.

“That’s what we need to try to do now if we are going to turn the season around.

“Chesham are one of those teams who will be striving for the same thing. They have had a good run in the FA Cup and we will be looking at them closely to ensure we try to minimise their threats and maximise our own.

“I think, when you have natural finishers like Aaron O’Connor and Spencer Weir-Daley in your squad, you’re always going to be in with a chance of winning matches.

“And we have challenged Rene to try to go and get a few goals to add to the ones that he provides for others.

“The point is that we have big moment players and we will need them to come to the fore if we are to get right on track.”

The Poppies look set to add youngster Ben Baker to their squad for tonight’s clash but the likes of Paul White, Paul Malone, Gary Mulligan, Lewis Hornby and Liam Bateman are all likely to miss out again as they continue to nurse a variety of injuries.

“Injuries are part of the game, unfortunately,” Law added.

“They are either impact injuries or ones that have been picked up through a bit of wear and tear.

“I think the lads who missed out on Saturday will be struggling again but I hope some of them will be in the frame for the FA Trophy at the weekend.”