We just did enough, says Poppies boss Law

Courtney Baker-Richardson scored the only goal as Kettering Town won 1-0 at Paulton Rovers

Courtney Baker-Richardson scored the only goal as Kettering Town won 1-0 at Paulton Rovers

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Marcus Law insists there is still plenty for Kettering Town to work on, despite them picking up a 1-0 victory at Paulton Rovers.

Courtney Baker-Richardson’s 12th-minute goal proved decisive as the Poppies claimed a second away win in a row.

But, with Paulton down to nine men following two red cards, boss Law was concerned with how his team finished the game as they failed to convert their chances to make it more comfortable.

The Poppies manager said: “We have kept a clean sheet, a centre forward has scored the winner and we have won the game. The less said about it from there, the better!

“If the game had finished after 70 minutes I think we would have been very happy and it would have been a job well done.

“We didn’t take our chances and, in the end, our back four have earned us the victory.

“Throughout the 90 minutes we have created plenty of chances but we didn’t take them and when that happens, you are always giving your opponents a chance.

“Even though they were down to nine men, it never felt safe and we have ended up doing just enough. We got away with it.

“We had a few things to discuss after the game but come April, we won’t be talking about the performance we had at Paulton Rovers.

“There are still a few issues to be resolved but we are not far away. By not taking our chances we are leaving ourselves with too much to do in some games.”

The Poppies’ next assignment is the NFA Hillier Senior Cup first-round clash with Corby Town at Latimer Park on Tuesday night before they host AFC Telford United in the second qualifying round of the FA Cup on Saturday.