Poppies showing good signs, says Sandy

Elliot Sandy feels Kettering Town are showing some good signs as they get ready for the run-in in the Calor League Division One Central.

Sandy was again on the scoresheet as the Poppies thrashed fellow play-off contenders Royston Town 5-0 at Latimer Park on Saturday.

Josh Moreman is mobbed by team-mates and fans alike after scoring Kettering Town's third goal in the 5-0 win over Royston Town. Pictures by Tony Waugh

Josh Moreman is mobbed by team-mates and fans alike after scoring Kettering Town's third goal in the 5-0 win over Royston Town. Pictures by Tony Waugh

The victory came just a few days after Kettering had seen off Potters Bar Town by a 4-0 scoreline and the two wins have now seen Dean Thomas’ side move to within two points of the play-off places.

Sandy admitted the Poppies didn’t start particularly well at the weekend but he was delighted with the way his team pulled away after making the breakthrough thanks to Andy Gooding’s penalty.

Sandy made it 2-0 just four minutes later and he now believes others in the division will be looking at Kettering’s ominous form of late.

“I didn’t think we started very well but to come away from such a big game with what was a comfortable victory in the end is excellent,” Sandy said.

Kettering Town v Royston Town'Goal three

Kettering Town v Royston Town'Goal three

“As soon as we went 1-0 up it gave everyone a lift. We probably didn’t deserve it at the time but we stuck at it, we defended well and once we went in front there was only one winner really.

“Hopefully we will be pushing on from that in the coming weeks.

“I think everyone will be looking at us now. We are unbeaten in 15 league games and we are scoring a lot of goals.

“We are playing some good stuff and even when we are not quite at it we are winning games and scoring goals. It is a good sign going into the run-in.”

Kettering Town v Royston Town

Kettering Town v Royston Town

The former Brackley Town man has made a big impression since arriving at Kettering and has impressed in an attacking role in the past two matches with top scorer Dubi Ogbonna currently on the sidelines because of injury.

But Sandy insists he is happy to play anywhere as long as the Poppies keep on winning.

“I am quite comfortable up front and I was quite happy with the turn and finish. I think that killed the game really,” he added.

“As well as winning as a team, individually you want to be scoring goals, playing well and helping the team as best as you can.

“Wherever I am asked to play, I will do the best I can for the team and the fans. As long as we are winning games and pushing up the league then I am happy.”