Poppies head to Potters Bar on first day

Poppies boss Dean Thomas

Poppies boss Dean Thomas

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Kettering Town have been handed a trip to Potters Bar Town on the opening day of the Calor League Division One Central season on Saturday, August 17.

The Poppies will then have successive home matches against Barton Rovers and Slough Town before a Bank Holiday Monday trip to St Ives Town.

Over the Christmas period, Dean Thomas’ side will host St Ives on Boxing Day, travel to Slough on December 28 before travelling to County rivals Daventry Town on New Year’s Day.

The Poppies will round off their campaign with a trip to North Greenford United on April 26.

The Poppies, meanwhile, continued their pre-season schedule with a 5-0 success at UCL Premier Division side Harborough Town on Tuesday night.

Goals from Jonathon Thorpe, Louis Hamilton and Jake Newman put Kettering 3-0 up at half-time before trialist Kieran Joseph rounded things off with a late brace in the second period.

The game was attended by midfielder Aidan Bradshaw, who recently had an operation after being diagnosed with testicular cancer. The club have confirmed he is now expecting results from tests next week.

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CALOR LEAGUE DIVISION ONE CENTRAL FIXTURES 2013-14

August

Sat 17: Potters Bar Town (a)

Tue 20: Barton Rovers (h)

Sat 24: Slough Town (h)

Mon 26: St Ives (a)

September

Tue 3: Dunstable Town (a)

Sat 7: Aylesbury United (h)

Tue 17: Rugby Town (h)

Sat 21: Ashford Town (Middx) (a)

Sat 28: Northwood (h)

October

Tue 8: Leighton Town (a)

Sat 12: AFC Hayes (a)

Sat 26: Chertsey Town (h)

November

Sat 2: Chalfont St Peter (a)

Sat 9: Egham Town (h)

Sat 16: Marlow (a)

Sat 23: Beaconsfield SYCOB (h)

Tue 26: Royston Town (a)

Sat 30: Uxbridge (h)

December

Sat 7: Aylesbury (a)

Sat 14: North Greenford United (h)

Sat 21: Barton Rovers (a)

Thur 26: St Ives Town (h)

Sat 28: Slough Town (a)

January

Wed 1: Daventry Town (a)

Sat 4: Potters Bar Town (h)

Sat 11: Leighton Town (h)

Sat 18: Rugby Town (a)

Sat 25: Ashford Town (Middx) (h)

February

Sat 1: Northwood (a)

Sat 8: AFC Hayes (h)

Sat 15: Chertsey Town (a)

Sat 22: Royston Town (h)

March

Sat 1: Egham Town (a)

Sat 8: Marlow (h)

Sat 15: Beaconsfield SYCOB (a)

Sat 22: Chalfont St Peter (h)

Sat 29: Uxbridge (a)

April

Sat 5: Aylesbury (h)

Sat 12: Dunstable Town (h)

Sat 19: Aylesbury United (a)

Mon 21: Daventry Town (h)

Sat 26: North Greenford United (a)