Law wants Poppies to find a way to end the midweek hoodoo

Brett Solkhon celebrates after scoring Kettering Town's second goal in the 5-4 win over Histon. Pictures by Peter Short
Brett Solkhon celebrates after scoring Kettering Town's second goal in the 5-4 win over Histon. Pictures by Peter Short
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Marcus Law is hoping Kettering Town can find a way to end their midweek hoodoo when they travel to Biggleswade Town tonight (Tuesday).

Excluding the NFA Hillier Senior Cup success over Corby Town, the Poppies have lost the other five matches they have played on Tuesday nights so far this season with the latest being the 3-2 defeat at Bamber Bridge in an FA Cup third qualifying round replay last week.

Dubi Ogbonna is brought down for the penalty he converted in the Poppies' 5-4 win over Histon

Dubi Ogbonna is brought down for the penalty he converted in the Poppies' 5-4 win over Histon

Law’s men bounced back from that in dramatic fashion on Saturday as they squandered a 4-1 lead against Histon before eventually claiming a 5-4 victory.

Now boss Law wants to see his team follow it up against sixth-placed Biggleswade who are just three points ahead of the Poppies who sit in 16th in what is proving to be a tight Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division table.

“It (the form in midweek) has obviously been a bit of a problem and it’s not something I have come across before,” Law said.

“We will look at the way we do things and I have spoken to the players about it.

Dubi Ogbonna scores from the penalty spot during Kettering's home win against Histon

Dubi Ogbonna scores from the penalty spot during Kettering's home win against Histon

“It’s small margins in this division and you can see that from the table.

“You can look at the game tonight and see that if we win then we will go level on points with Biggleswade.

“But we have been here before a few times already this season and not delivered.

“We need to bring a bit more consistency to our results and that means picking up points in the midweek matches.”

The Poppies are sweating on the fitness of Gary Mulligan who was forced off with a recurrence of a foot injury during Saturday’s success.

“We had to bring Gary off at the weekend and it was the same problem with his foot,” Law added,

“I think it’s pretty clear that he is a big player for us and him coming off coincided with Histon’s fightback.

“We will give him every chance to be fit and available.”