Steelmen and Poppies see games called off

Corby Town joint-manager Andrew Wilson

Corby Town joint-manager Andrew Wilson

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It is a blank Saturday for Corby Town and Kettering Town after their respective Calor League matches were called off following the heavy rain of late.

The Steelmen’s Premier Division clash with Poole Town was postponed early this morning to save the visitors from starting the long trip north.

Corby did play on their own pitch on Wednesday night as they recorded a fine 4-2 victory over Banbury United thanks to a brace from Greg Mills, a goal from the returning Nathan Rooney and a further strike from joint-manager Tommy Wright.

But there was standing water on the surface following further rain in the area.

It means Corby must now wait a week until getting back into action as they have no game on Boxing Day. The Steelmen host leaders Hemel Hempstead Town next Saturday.

Kettering Town, meanwhile, missed the chance to continue their 12-match unbeaten run as their Division One Central match at Barton Rovers also fell victim to the weather.

Barton’s game with Dunstable in midweek was also called off and with standing water still on the pitch, the Poppies must now wait until Boxing Day as they look to maintain their good run.

Kettering are due to face St Ives Town at Latimer Park on Thursday before heading to another of the high-fliers in the form of Slough Town next weekend.

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