Poppies are good enough to get in play-offs, says Josh

Josh Moreman is sure Kettering Town are good enough to get into the play-offs as they prepare to take on St Ives Town at Latimer Park tonight (Thursday)
Josh Moreman is sure Kettering Town are good enough to get into the play-offs as they prepare to take on St Ives Town at Latimer Park tonight (Thursday)
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Josh Moreman is in no doubt that Kettering Town are good enough to secure a play-off place in the Calor League Division One Central.

The striker hit his first hat-trick for the club as they made a welcome return to winning ways with a 4-0 success over Ashford Town (Middx) at Latimer Park on Tuesday night while fellow frontman Dubi Ogbonna grabbed the other.

The Poppies’ hopes of finishing in the top five had been hit by two defeats in a row at Barton Rovers and Uxbridge respectively, which came after a 21-match unbeaten run.

But Kettering seemed to be back on track on Tuesday and have further chances to get more points on the board at Latimer Park as they take on St Ives Town tonight (Thursday) before hosting Aylesbury on Saturday.

And, despite them currently being six points off the pace, Moreman insists there is still plenty of belief within the four walls of the Poppies’ dressing-room.

“It is always frustrating to lose but you can’t expect to go on the sort of run we did and carry it on,” Moreman said.

“We just have to get back track after those losses and try to make it into the play-offs.

“We have a good crowd behind us so the home games are always good for us.

“If we can keep scoring goals and defend as well as we know we can then I see no reason why we can’t get into the play-offs.

“Everyone is positive and we know we are good enough to get in there. If this team had been together from the start of the season then we would be a lot higher.

“The club had a bad start but they got new players in and it’s up to us to push on for the last few games and see where we finish.”

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