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Poppies all set for a defining week

Marcus Law believes the next two weekends will “define” where Kettering Town finish at the end of the season.

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Brad Harris has returned to AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Peaks keen to see how Diamonds respond

Andy Peaks is looking forward to seeing how his AFC Rushden & Diamonds players respond from their midweek setback.

Steve Kinniburgh is seeking a positive reaction from his Corby Town team when they head to Lincoln United this weekend

Steelmen need a reaction as hectic spell begins

Steve Kinniburgh wants his Corby Town players to kick-off a hectic fortnight by producing a positive reaction when they head to Lincoln United this weekend.

Dan White takes the congratulations after he scored in Desborough Town's 3-1 derby success at Harborough Town in midweek. Picture by Andrew Carpenter

Davies hoping Desborough have come through their tough period

It’s been a good week for Desborough Town.

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Aaron O'Connor heads home his 28th goal in all competitions this season during Kettering Town's 4-1 win over Royston Town. Picture by Peter Short

Home is where the heart is for Poppies

Kettering Town are back at Latimer Park again this weekend and will, no doubt, be fancied to take the spoils when they entertain Frome Town.

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Former Corby Town and Kettering Town frontman Spencer Weir-Daley has signed for AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Diamonds bring in Weir-Daley while Harris returns

AFC Rushden & Diamonds have bolstered their ranks for the Evo-Stik South League East run-in by completing the signing of experienced frontman Spencer Weir-Daley.

Marcus Law was a happy man after Kettering Town hit back to beat Royston Town 4-1. Pictures by Peter Short

Half-time 'rollicking' helped Poppies turn it around

Marcus Law admitted his Kettering Town players received “a bit of a rollicking” at half-time before going on to secure a fine 4-1 victory over Royston Town at Latimer Park last night (Tuesday).

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Andy Peaks

Diamonds must take defeat on the chin, says Peaks

Andy Peaks says AFC Rushden & Diamonds must “take it on the chin and move on” after they suffered a rare setback last night (Tuesday).

Brett Solkhon takes the congratulations after scoring Kettering Town's equaliser in their 4-1 victory over Royston Town. Pictures by Peter Short

Poppies hit back to see off Royston

Kettering Town took another giant step towards an Evo-Stik South League Premier play-off place as they gained some revenge on Royston Town with a 4-1 success at Latimer Park.

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Andy Peaks' AFC Rushden & Diamonds team suffered a 1-0 home defeat to Hayes & Yeading United

VERDICT: Diamonds' promotion push suffers a setback

No-one ever said it would be easy!

Wilson Carvalho has returned to Kettering Town

Carvalho is a Poppy once again

Kettering Town have confirmed the return of Wilson Carvalho.

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A big week for Andy Peaks and his AFC Rushden & Diamonds players kicks-off with a home clash against Hayes & Yeading United tonight

Diamonds' big week starts with clash against Hayes

A potentially pivotal week in AFC Rushden & Diamonds’ push for promotion starts at Hayden Road tonight (Tuesday).

Michael Richens celebrates after scoring during Kettering Town's 4-0 victory at Stratford Town on Saturday. Picture by Peter Short

Poppies return home as crucial run gets under way

Kettering Town are set to be back on home soil for the first time since the middle of last month when they take on Royston Town at Latimer Park tonight (Tuesday).

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Wilson Carvalho, seen scoring for the Poppies against King's Lynn Town in August 2016, could be on his way back to Latimer Park

Poppies return for Wilson is a 'possibility'

Marcus Law has confirmed there is a “possibility” of Kettering Town re-signing winger Wilson Carvalho.

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Paul Bastock has signed for Kettering Town as cover for first-team goalkeeper Paul White

Veteran goalkeeper Bastock joins the Poppies

Veteran goalkeeper Paul Bastock has returned to Kettering Town - 26 years on from his last appearance for the club.

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Police were already on site at Latimer Park during Kettering Town's NFA Hillier Senior Cup semi-final with AFC Rushden & Diamonds before an alleged incident took place at half-time. Picture by Peter Short

Tunnel ‘incident’ at clash between Poppies and Diamonds referred to prosecutors

An ‘incident’ in the tunnel during the clash between Kettering Town and AFC Rushden & Diamonds last month has been handed over to prosecutors for consideration.

Michael Richens celebrates scoring Kettering Town's second goal in the 4-0 victory at Stratford Town. Pictures by Peter Short

Poppies coach Ramshaw ruling nothing out

John Ramshaw is ruling nothing out as far as the remainder of Kettering Town’s season is concerned after they returned to action with a fine 4-0 victory at Stratford Town.

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Steve Kinniburgh was far from impressed after Corby Town were beaten 2-0 by Gresley FC at Steel Park. Pictures by Alison Bagley

Kinniburgh 'embarrassed' by Corby's home defeat

Steve Kinniburgh delivered a damning verdict on his Corby Town team’s performance as he admitted he was “embarrassed” by the 2-0 home defeat to Gresley FC.

Sam Warburton shows his disappointment following Corby Town's 2-0 home defeat to Gresley FC. Pictures by Alison Bagley

VERDICT: Woeful Steelmen go down with a whimper

Corby Town may still be hanging on to the hope that they can find a way into the Evo-Stik League South play-offs this season.

Wellingborough Town celebrate their opening goal in the 3-1 win over Daventry Town at the Dog & Duck. Pictures by Alison Bagley

UCL: Young Sartain wins it for Ar Tarn while Doughboys see off Daventry

Desborough Town picked up their first win since the departure of Chris Bradshaw as they fought back to claim a 3-2 success at ON Chenecks - with the winner coming from a young debutant.

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