Poppies must do the ‘groundwork’ to aid any play-off push

Poppies boss Marcus Law
Poppies boss Marcus Law

Marcus Law knows Kettering Town must do the “groundwork” in their next few matches if they are to make a final push for the Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division play-offs.

The Poppies made it three wins in a row with an impressive 4-0 victory at Cambridge City on Saturday thanks to first-half goals from Rene Howe, James Brighton (2) and Spencer Weir-Daley.

Law’s men are now preparing for tomorrow (Tuesday) night’s clash with Paulton Rovers at Latimer Park, which is the first of seven successive home matches.

The Poppies boss believes a good return from the next five games, in particular, could set his side up for a top-five finish as they currently sit six points behind fifth-placed Leamington with a game in hand.

But Law insists his team must take it “a game at a time” as they bid to keep the season alive.

“Our next five games are all winnable and are all at home.

“If we can get to as near as maximum points as possible then we are going to be right in there.

“We are going to have to take it a game at a time and we will look to start these matches like we have done the last two.

“It could end up being really exciting but if we are going to get anywhere near the play-off places then we have to do this groundwork over the next few matches,

“We have got a number of home matches against teams below us who are fighting their own battles but we have some big players who are capable of stepping up to the plate.”