Pepe-N’Goma and Grocott move on from Poppies

Herve Pepe-N'Goma has signed for Boston United
Herve Pepe-N'Goma has signed for Boston United
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Midfielders Herve Pepe-N’Goma and Will Grocott have sealed moves away from Kettering Town for next season.

N’Goma played a key role in the Poppies’ charge towards the Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division play-off places during the second half of last season.

But the holding midfielder and centre-half, whose only goal for the Poppies came in the NFA Hillier Senior Cup final defeat to AFC Rushden & Diamonds, has now been confirmed as Vanarama National League North club Boston United’s eighth signing of the summer.

Grocott, meanwhile, has joined Southern League rivals Stratford Town.

The midfielder scored six goals for the Poppies in the last campaign but has now moved on to link up with former Kettering player Carl Adams, who is the manager at Stratford.

Adams said: “Will will be the one to replace Michael McGrath (who signed for Hednesford Town).

“He’s excellent on the ball and very good at set-pieces. I really liked him when I saw him play last year.”