Law to step up Poppies’ striker search after Weymouth defeat

Action from Kettering Town's 1-0 home defeat to Weymouth. Picture by Jim McAlwane

Action from Kettering Town's 1-0 home defeat to Weymouth. Picture by Jim McAlwane

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Marcus Law is set to step up his search for attacking reinforcements for Kettering Town after they slipped to a 1-0 home defeat to Weymouth.

The Poppies suffered a second successive loss in the Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division as Stewart Yetton’s goal early in the second half proved decisive at Latimer Park.

And boss Law is in no doubt about where the big problem lies for his team at present.

“We are very disappointed and it seems to be the same old story at the moment,” he said.

“We look threatening but we have got no-one who is standing up and saying they will score a goal for us.

“We seem reluctant to take a shot on goal, it’s something we have been guilty of so far.

“There is plenty of endeavour and willingness but no-one is taking responsibility when it comes to the 18-yard box.

“We are crying out for someone who knows how to score a goal.

“So we will be looking around. There will be a few players out there from a higher level who are becoming available.

“We certainly need to look for someone who would be capable of scoring 20 or 30 goals at this level and the one above.

“They aren’t easy to find but we will be making some calls and having a look around.

“I’m not ruling out those who are already part of the squad but goals change games and we are not taking the opportunities that are being created.”

Law, meanwhile, believes the club will this week learn the fate of Brett Solkhon and Elliot Sandy.

The duo have been charged by the Football Association for alleged breaches of betting rules but, despite it being believed a verdict would be delivered at the end of last week, it is understood the situation will become clearer soon.

Solkhon and Sandy could faces bans for the offences or could escape with a fine.