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Boss Wilkin salutes Brackley's fighting spirit after sensational FA Trophy win

Boss Kevin Wilkin says it was a 'fantastic feeling' to see his Brackley Town side claim a stunning FA Trophy final win at Wembley on Sunday afternoon.

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Steve Kinniburgh has made his first two signings of the summer

Steelmen snap up Smith and Francis

Corby Town have announced their first two new signings of the summer.

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Kettering Town and AFC Rushden & Diamonds met in two cup competitions last season but will be in the same league as each other in the next campaign

Law and Peaks relishing derby clashes

Kettering Town and AFC Rushden & Diamonds are set to collide in the league next season.

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Kettering Town chairman David Mahoney, Craig Norman and Brian Martin of BM Pallets and Poppies goalkeeper Paul White celebrate the extension of the company's sponsorship deal

Kettering extend deal with pallets company

Kettering Town have extended their sponsorship deal with BM Pallets for a further three seasons.

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Sam Warburton has committed to another season at Corby Town

Kinniburgh begins his building work at Corby

Corby Town manager Steve Kinniburgh has begun his preparations for next season.

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Mitch Austin has left his role as assistant-manager at Kettering Town

Assistant Austin leaves Poppies

Mitch Austin has left his role as assistant-manager at Kettering Town.

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Respective captains Liam Dolman and Brett Solkhon will be going head-to-head next season after AFC Rushden & Diamonds and Kettering Town were both placed in the Southern League Central for the 2018-19 campaign. Picture by Peter Short

Poppies and Diamonds to collide in the league next season

Kettering Town and AFC Rushden & Diamonds will collide in league fixtures for the first time next season.

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Kettering Town chairman David Mahoney and vice-chairman Neil Griffin lift the NFA Hillier Senior Cup. Picture courtesy of Paul Cooke/KTFC Media NNL-181105-081229002

Poppies ‘can’t wait’ for the new campaign

Kettering Town chairman David Mahoney says the club “can’t wait” for the new season to begin after they finished on a high last night (Thursday).

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Brett Solkhon scored both goals from the penalty spot as Kettering Town beat Brackley Town 2-1 to lift the NFA Hillier Senior Cup

Solkhon on the spot as Poppies lift the Hillier Cup

Two Brett Solkhon penalties ensured Kettering Town’s season ended on a winning note and with some silverware on hand as they beat Brackley Town 2-1 to retain the NFA Hillier Senior Cup.

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Kettering Town manager Marcus Law

Poppies bidding to finish with some silverware

The curtain comes down on Kettering Town’s season as they bid to retain the NFA Hillier Senior Cup tonight (Thursday).

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It was a campaign to remember for the promotion-winning AFC Rushden & Diamonds squad

REVIEW OF THE SEASON: Diamonds take that next step forward

It was a case of third time lucky for Andy Peaks and AFC Rushden & Diamonds.
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Kettering Town's season ended in disappointment as they were beaten at Slough Town in the Evo-Stik South League Premier play-off semi-final

REVIEW OF THE SEASON: Remarkable campaign ends in play-off heartbreak for Poppies

You’d think it will be a fair while before Kettering Town find themselves embroiled in a season like the one that has just passed.
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Corby Towns 3-1 win over Spalding United, in which Phil Trainer hit the third goal, was one of the high points of their Evo-Stik League South season

REVIEW OF THE SEASON: Kinniburgh offers hope after Corby's up and down campaign

A season of ups and downs would certainly be the best way to describe Corby Town’s 2017-18 campaign.
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Aaron O'Connor in familiar pose after scoring one of his 40 goals in all competitions for Kettering Town

O'Connor's goals and work-rate were key for Poppies

Jon Dunham’s unofficial Kettering Town player of the year – Aaron O’Connor.
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Captain Liam Dolman enjoyed another excellent season as he led AFC Rushden & Diamonds to promotion after two seasons of play-off heartbreak

Dolman led the charge in Diamonds' huge defensive effort

Jon Dunham’s unofficial AFC Rushden & Diamonds player of the year – Liam Dolman.
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Jordon Crawford, pictured celebrating one of his goals with Sam Warburton, was one of the stars of Corby Towns season

Young Crawford was the shining light for Steelmen

Jon Dunham’s unofficial Corby Town player of the year – Jordon Crawford
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The Kettering Town players applaud their supporters following the play-off semi-final defeat at Slough Town. Pictures by Peter Short

Law wants to keep his Poppies together

Marcus Law immediately set his sights on keeping “the core” of his Kettering Town squad together for another shot at promotion after they suffered play-off heartbreak last night (Wednesday).
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Captain Liam Dolman and boss Andy Peaks pictured following AFC Rushden & Diamonds' final game of their promotion-winning campaign. Picture by Alison Bagley

Peaks to meet with Diamonds board as thoughts turn to a higher level

Andy Peaks is set to meet with the AFC Rushden & Diamonds board next week as the club prepares for life at Step Three next season.

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IN PICTURES: Poppies promotion hopes come crashing down in Slough

Kettering Town were dumped out of the Evo-Stik South League Premier play-offs on a hugely disappointing night in Slough.

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Action from Kettering Town's play-off clash with Slough

Promotion hopes die as Poppies crash to defeat at Slough

Kettering Town’s promotion hopes went up in smoke as they fell to a 3-1 defeat at Slough Town in the Evo-Stik South League Premier play-off semi-final at Arbour Park.

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