Welcome wins bring a positive atmosphere at Poppies

Elliot Sandy and Nick Wright celebrate the latter's first goal for Kettering Town, which sealed a 2-1 success over King's Lynn Town at Latimer Park. Picture by Alison Bagley
Elliot Sandy and Nick Wright celebrate the latter's first goal for Kettering Town, which sealed a 2-1 success over King's Lynn Town at Latimer Park. Picture by Alison Bagley
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Marcus Law believes the atmosphere at Kettering Town is becoming “more positive with each game” after they picked up two wins over the bank holiday weekend.

Having endured a tough start in the new surroundings of the Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division, the Poppies got themselves back on track with a hard-fought 2-1 success at Frome Town on Saturday.

And that was followed by another victory by the same scoreline as Law’s side saw off King’s Lynn Town at Latimer Park yesterday (Monday) thanks to a first-half strike from Andy Gooding and Nick Wright’s first goal for the club.

Law believes progress is being made as Kettering begin their preparations for a trip to Stratford Town on Saturday.

He said: “If you had said to me last Friday that by 7pm on Monday we would have six points in the bag then, of course, I would have taken it.

“It is a work in progress and with each game there are new issues that come up, which we have to go away and work on.

“But at least we are taking a few of our chances because that was becoming a problem for us.

“The league table is really for the fans and if they see us moving up then I am sure it will help them continue to do what they do best and that is drive us on.

“I am driven by progression this season and I have said that from the very start.

“If we can continue the progress we have made already then we are going to be at the right end of the table.

“We have had some very tough games early on and we have taken 10 points from the month. My aim was to have to 13 so we aren’t far away.

“We are still finding things out about each other but the atmosphere within the squad has become more positive with each game.

“The one thing that is clear is that we don’t have anything to fear apart from ourselves.”

Law, meanwhile, believes frontman Wright is beginning to make an impact at the club.

It took the former Tamworth striker just three minutes to grab what proved to be the winner after he had replaced Saul Williams in the second half.

“I brought Nick in to play him but he hasn’t quite shown enough to be in from the start,” Law added.

“But it’s clear that he is starting to make an impact.

“He missed a chance at Frome on Saturday but then took one yesterday and that was great to see.”

Don’t miss more Poppies news in Thursday’s Northamptonshire Telegraph