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Ladak plays for Poppies - and scores

Imraan Ladak loves a bit of the spotlight and he took the headlines again despite a youthful Kettering Town side suffering a thumping exit from the NFA Hillier Senior Cup.

The Poppies chairman started the game and completed an hour but more importantly scored his team's goal to bring the score to 2-1 after 51 minutes.

Ladak tapped home from a couple of yards after youngster Dean Lukeman had won the ball from the Daventry goalkeeper.

Manager Mark Cooper and former Rushden & Diamonds striker Marvin Robinson – who has been training with the Poppies – also featured in the game.

But Daventry had far too much for the Kettering youngsters as they went 2-0 up in the first half through Tommy Berwick and a superb Richard Wesley free-kick.

Ladak's moment of glory reduced the arrears but further goals from substitute Danny Nelson (2) and Adam Confue completed a resounding win for the UCL Premier Division side.

Cooper said: "It was almost inevitable that the chairman would score.

"But fair play to him, he showed a lot of bottle to have a game and got a moment of glory.

"It was tough for our boys because they are all very young. But that wouldn't have done them any harm."

Poppies man of the match: Stuart Dorrill.

 
 
 

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