Poppies can learn lessons from a fine home victory

Kettering Town celebrate Liam Canavan's goal, which gave them the lead in the 2-0 FA Cup win over Boston United. Pictures by Peter Short

Kettering Town celebrate Liam Canavan's goal, which gave them the lead in the 2-0 FA Cup win over Boston United. Pictures by Peter Short

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Marcus Law believes his Kettering Town players will have learned some useful lessons from their heroic Emirates FA Cup success over Boston United.

Despite not having won a game at home in the Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division this season, the Poppies turned in a fine display to record a 2-0 victory over their Vanarama National League North opponents to move into today’s (Monday) fourth qualifying round draw.

Poppies boss Marcus Law and coach Steve Kinniburgh watch on during the FA Cup win over Boston

Poppies boss Marcus Law and coach Steve Kinniburgh watch on during the FA Cup win over Boston

The Poppies are back in action in the Southern League Challenge Cup tomorrow evening when they head to St Neots Town before returning home to take on high-flying Chippenham Town at Latimer Park on Saturday.

And Law believes a slightly different approach his team took at the weekend gives them something to think about for home games in the future.

“If we were playing at home and we weren’t creating chances and not dominating games then I would be extremely worried,” the Poppies boss said.

“What has been concerning me are the individual errors because they have hurt us.

“I think we have learned something from Saturday in the way we might need to play at home.

“We have got some very good players going forward but we did things slightly differently and everyone has grafted and done the work. That’s the performance we need every week.”

Law looks set to switch things around for tomorrow’s trip to St Neots as Kettering return to a ground on which they won 5-1 earlier in the league campaign.

He added: “It’s a chance to give people the minutes they need

“This squad has a lot of strength in depth and there’s a new signing coming in tomorrow.

“We want to go out and compete in everything. St Neots have good facilities and a good pitch and we will go and enjoy it.

“The players who will feature now know the standard after the weekend.”