Poppies are all set for Leamington showdown

Ben Stephens heads off to celebrate his goal with James Brighton during Kettering Town's 3-0 victory at Chesham United. Pictures by Peter Short
Ben Stephens heads off to celebrate his goal with James Brighton during Kettering Town's 3-0 victory at Chesham United. Pictures by Peter Short

Kettering Town are gearing up for a showdown with Leamington at Latimer Park tomorrow (Tuesday) night.

The Poppies extended their unbeaten run to 10 matches with a fine 3-0 win at Chesham United on Saturday and that sent them into the Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division play-off places for the first time this season.

The Poppies players celebrate one of their goals during Saturday's success at Chesham

The Poppies players celebrate one of their goals during Saturday's success at Chesham

The busy schedule for Marcus Law’s team rumbles on this week with tomorrow’s clash with the Brakes being followed by home clashes with relegated Bedworth United on Thursday night and another of the strugglers Bideford on Saturday.

Leamington sit in third place in the table, three points clear of Kettering who still have two games in hand.

Law believes tomorrow could be an “exciting evening” at Latimer Park but he insists his team are just focused on hitting the target they have set themselves to claim a top-five finish.

“We have got a target that we want to hit that we feel will secure a play-off place,” the Poppies boss said.

Poppies boss Marcus Law watches on during his team's win over Chesham

Poppies boss Marcus Law watches on during his team's win over Chesham

“If we want to do more than that then we have to win all our games and hope that points are dropped elsewhere.

“It’s obviously a big game because the two sides are both up there. We have still got more games to play and we are confident that we can meet our target even if we don’t win tomorrow. But we will be looking to keep the run going.

“I am sure they will bring a few fans down with them and I think more will come out and have a look at us because of the run we have been on. It’s got the potential to be an exciting evening.”