Law’s delight as Poppies’ charge continues

Wilson Carvalho takes the congratulations after scoring Kettering Town's winner in the 1-0 success over Slough Town at Latimer Park. Pictures by Peter Short
Wilson Carvalho takes the congratulations after scoring Kettering Town's winner in the 1-0 success over Slough Town at Latimer Park. Pictures by Peter Short

Marcus Law was delighted to see Kettering Town come up with something special to maintain their superb run of form in the Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division.

The Poppies made it seven games without defeat as Wilson Carvalho’s second-half strike secured a 1-0 victory over Slough Town at Latimer Park.

Coach Steve Kinniburgh and boss Marcus Law send out the instructions to the Poppies players

Coach Steve Kinniburgh and boss Marcus Law send out the instructions to the Poppies players

And, with other results going in their favour, Kettering moved to within one point of the play-off places ahead of another home clash with Bedworth United tomorrow (3pm).

Law believes his team’s fine run has got people believing in a promotion push.

And he was delighted with the way his team dealt with the tough conditions as they maintained their charge towards the top five.

“The wind was strong and the pitch was lively so it had everything to make it a scrappy game,” the Poppies boss said.

Gary Mulligan celebrates at the final whistle after the Poppies beat Slough Town 1-0

Gary Mulligan celebrates at the final whistle after the Poppies beat Slough Town 1-0

“I thought we dealt pretty well with having the conditions against us in the first half.

“And when we had the elements in our favour in the second half, we were able to put the opposition under a bit of pressure.

“It was always going to be a mistake or a bit of magic that would bring the goal and I am pleased because we came up with something to find a way through.

“Wilson has produced one of his specials for us and that goal and that win seems to have got everyone believing that this team can achieve something.”

Law believes yesterday’s win has “taken the pressure” off tomorrow’s clash, which will be the Poppies’ fifth in a run of seven successive home matches.

He added: “I have already said that we would look at it after Easter Monday and see what position we were in.

“You have to look at your home games, that’s really where you get judged and you have to pick up good results if you are going to do anything.

“This win was massive for us because it has also taken a bit of pressure off tomorrow’s game as well.

“If we came away with four points from Easter then I think most people would be happy.

“But that’s not the way this group is thinking, the lads want to win and they feel they can do something. We are certainly in with a chance.”