Law so pleased for everyone as Poppies end their home hoodoo

Kettering Town's players show their delight after Brett Solkhon put them 2-1 up against Weymouth at Latimer Park. Pictures by Peter Short
Kettering Town's players show their delight after Brett Solkhon put them 2-1 up against Weymouth at Latimer Park. Pictures by Peter Short

Marcus Law expressed his delight for everyone at Kettering Town as their home hoodoo in the Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division was finally ended.

At the ninth time of asking this season, the Poppies finally gave their fans something to cheer about at Latimer Park as they fought back from a goal down to beat Weymouth 3-1.

Brett Solkhon scores the Poppies' second goal against Weymouth

Brett Solkhon scores the Poppies' second goal against Weymouth

It looked like being a familiar story when Brad Tarbuck gave the visitors a first-half lead.

But second-half goals from Aaron O’Connor, Brett Solkhon and Liam Canavan secured a first home league win of the campaign.

And boss Law, who had been under increasing pressure ahead of yesterday’s clash, was delighted to his team finally come good on their own pitch.

“It’s been a while and I am glad we have finally got there,” the Poppies boss said.

Marcus Law salutes the Poppies fans after the first home league win of the season

Marcus Law salutes the Poppies fans after the first home league win of the season

“I thought it was going to be a case of deja-vu in the first half because we played extremely well, we were on the front foot, we controlled the game, their goalkeeper made three great saves to keep us out and we made Weymouth look pretty mediocre.

“But then we have tried to overplay in a recovery position and a lapse pass from Brett has given their lads a one-on-one situation, which he has exploited.

“It left us with a half-time team talk that we have had many a time this season and it was a case of trying to keep the lads confident and trying to keep the belief that this would be the day that we turned it around.

“The second half was on a par with the sort of performance we have been producing and, for a change, an opposing goalkeeper has let one underneath his body for our equaliser, which is something we will take.

Liam Canavan celebrates with Ben Stephens after the former wrapped up Kettering's 3-1 victory over Weymouth

Liam Canavan celebrates with Ben Stephens after the former wrapped up Kettering's 3-1 victory over Weymouth

“And from there, there was only going to be one winner and the lads kept going and eventually got what they deserved.

“It’s great for everyone, the players, the staff and the board.

“But I am particularly delighted for the supporters.

“Despite everything, they have stuck in there with us. It’s great that we can come away from a home game with a smile on our faces.”

Law, however, fired a warning in his squad’s direction ahead as they prepare for Tuesday’s trip to Chesham United.

The win over Weymouth moved the Poppies back into the mid-table area but they remain off the pace in the race of promotion.

And the manager added: “We are not out of the woods in terms of where we want to be in the table, we have a tremendous amount of work to do.

“Is there belief in the squad that we can go on from here? Yes. But we have to make sure we maintain the good form we have shown away from home and then ensure our performances at home continue in the same vein.

“We have to produce that same effort week in, week out.”