Kettering Town

Kettering Town

Poppies hit the self-destruct button, admits boss Law

Marcus Law admitted Kettering Town “hit the self-destruct button” as a shock 3-2 home defeat to Tiverton Town last night (Tuesday) left their hopes of securing a home play-off semi-final in tatters.

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Marcus Law watches on during Kettering Town's 3-2 home defeat to Tiverton Town. Pictures by Peter Short

Poppies are stung by rare home defeat

Kettering Town’s hopes of securing a home play-off semi-final in the Evo-Stik South League Premier were dealt a devastating blow as they slipped to a 3-2 defeat to Tiverton Town at Latimer Park.

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Wilson Carvalho takes on a Hereford opponent during Kettering Town's 4-1 defeat at the home of the champions at the weekend. Picture by Peter Short

Poppies bid to move back into the top two

Kettering Town are back on home soil tonight (Tuesday) as they bid to take the next step towards securing the runners-up spot in the Evo-Stik South League Premier.

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Marcus Law watches on during Kettering Town's 4-1 defeat at Hereford. Pictures by Peter Short

Poppies boss Law left to reflect on a bittersweet day

Marcus Law had some sympathy for his Kettering Town players after a gruelling week ended with them suffering a 4-1 defeat at champions Hereford on what proved to be a bittersweet day.

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Hereford score one of their four goals as Kettering Town slipped to a 4-1 defeat at Edgar Street. Pictures by Peter Short

Poppies well beaten but there's a twist in the tale

Kettering Town suffered a 4-1 defeat at champions Hereford but a late goal elsewhere swung the race for second place in the Evo-Stik South League Premier back in their favour.

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Marcus Law leads the applause for the Kettering Town fans following last night's 2-0 victory over Weymouth. Pictures by Peter Short

Law full of praise for his Poppies as they face up to a trip to the champions

Marcus Law piled the praise on his Kettering Town players after they took a giant step towards a home play-off semi-final with a fine 2-0 victory over Weymouth at Latimer Park.

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Brett Solkhon celebrates his and Kettering Town's second goal in the 2-0 win over Weymouth at Latimer Park. Pictures by Peter Short

VERDICT: Solkhon at the double as impressive Poppies see off Weymouth

Kettering Town took a big step towards securing a home semi-final in the Evo-Stik South League Premier play-offs as they claimed an impressive 2-0 win over Weymouth at Latimer Park.
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Brett Solkhon scores Kettering Town's third goal during the 7-0 success at Gosport Borough on Tuesday night. Picture by Peter Short

Poppies and Terras to collide in the battle for home supremacy

The battle to earn home supremacy in the Evo-Stik South League Premier play-offs is set to reach fever pitch at Latimer Park tonight (Thursday).
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Brett Solkhon tucks away the penalty that put Kettering Town 3-0 up in their 7-0 success at Gosport Borough last night. Pictures by Peter Short

Records tumble as Poppies march on

The records tumbled as Kettering Town moved back up to third place in the Evo-Stik South League Premier with a 7-0 demolition of rock-bottom Gosport Borough last night (Tuesday).

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The Kettering Town players celebrate one of their goals during the 7-0 win at Gosport Borough. Picture by Peter Short

A magnificent seven for the Poppies

Kettering Town moved up to third place in the Evo-Stik South League Premier after a comfortable 7-0 success at rock-bottom Gosport Borough.

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Kettering Town assistant-manager Mitch Austin

Poppies must show the right attitude at Gosport

Mitch Austin knows the attitude of the Kettering Town players will have to be spot on when they head to bottom side Gosport Borough tonight (Tuesday).

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Kettering Town assistant-manager Mitch Austin

Poppies assistant Mitch has his eyes on the big prize

Mitch Austin described Kettering Town’s achievement of securing an Evo-Stik South League Premier play-off place as “outstanding” - but the assistant-manager already has his eyes locked on the bigger prize.

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Aaron O'Connor scored all four goals as Kettering Town beat Hitchin Town 4-1 at Latimer Park

VERDICT: Four-goal O'Connor fires Poppies into the play-offs

Aaron O’Connor emphasised his importance to Kettering Town’s push for promotion with a superb four-goal show as they saw off Hitchin Town 4-1 at Latimer Park.

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Marcus Law

The clash with Poppies' play-off rivals has many levels

Kettering Town are due to be in action tonight when they are scheduled to take on their promotion play-off rivals King’s Lynn Town.

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Kettering Town manager Marcus Law

Law ready to utilise his Poppies squad

Marcus Law has admitted he will have to make full use of his Kettering Town squad as they face up to a hectic run-in in the Evo-Stik South League Premier.

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The Hayden Road pitch has been left waterlogged by the heavy rain overnight

Local clubs suffer an Easter Monday washout

Kettering Town, AFC Rushden & Diamonds and Corby Town will have to fit further fixtures into their already packed end-of-season schedules after an Easter Monday washout.
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Kettering Town are set to do battle with King's Lynn Town again later today

Poppies, Diamonds and Steelmen set for a big Easter Monday

A big Easter Monday lies ahead for Kettering Town, AFC Rushden & Diamonds and Corby Town.

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Kettering Town's match with Weymouth is off due to a waterlogged pitch at Latimer Park. Picture courtesy of Peter Short/Kettering Town FC

Poppies' clash with Weymouth falls to the weather

Kettering Town’s Evo-Stik South League Premier clash with Weymouth tomorrow (Saturday) has been called off.

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Aaron O'Connor in action during Tuesday's 4-3 win over Dorchester Town in which he hit a hat-trick to break through the 30-goal barrier in all competitions for Kettering Town this season. Picture by Peter Short

Law has high praise for Poppies hotshot O'Connor

Kettering Town will come up against the Evo-Stik South League Premier’s top scorer on Saturday.

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Mathew Stevens was just off target with this acrobatic effort during Kettering Town's 4-3 win over Dorchester Town on Tuesday night. Picture by Peter Short

No harm in aiming high as Poppies gear up for huge matches

Kettering Town and their play-off rivals will get a good look at each other during a huge Easter weekend.

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