Poppies ready to take ‘another step’ at Arlesey

Marcus Law takes his Kettering Town squad to Arlesey Town for their latest pre-season outing tonight
Marcus Law takes his Kettering Town squad to Arlesey Town for their latest pre-season outing tonight
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Marcus Law is looking forward to taking “another step” towards the start of the Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division when Kettering Town head to Arlesey Town tonight (Tuesday, 7.45pm).

The Poppies’ pre-season preparations are now in full swing after their third friendly of the summer saw them claim a 2-0 win at Kempston Rovers on Saturday.

A trip to take on another Division One Central outfit now awaits.

And Law is expecting another “worthwhile exercise” for his squad.

“They (Arlesey) rang me up for a friendly and we are looking forward to going over there,” the Poppies boss said.

“They are in the level just below us so I am sure it will be another very worthwhile exercise for the players and myself.

“Every game throws up new questions and we have some of those to answer and resolve.

“It’s another game and another step towards the start of the season.”

The Poppies will be back in action next weekend as they make their first appearance of the summer at Latimer Park.

They will take on Poppy Mai North FC, a team set up in memory of Poppy Mai as 17-month-old from Blackburn who tragically died at the beginning of May from a rare and aggressive brain tumour.

All proceeds from the match on Saturday will go to the charity.

Poppy’s parents – Andy and Sammi – are hoping to launch ‘Poppy’s Field’ - an outdoor space for terminally ill children to spend their final days with family.