Doyle delighted with Poppies’ response

Lewis Wilson (right) scored twice in the 2-1 defeat of Barwell
Lewis Wilson (right) scored twice in the 2-1 defeat of Barwell

Kettering Town boss Alan Doyle admitted that he was “extremely happy” with the reaction of his side in their victory over Barwell on Tuesday evening.

The Poppies picked up their second Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division win of the season, and their second in three games, with a 2-1 success - Lewis Wilson scoring both goals - in Leicestershire.

And Doyle, who watched his side get dismantled to the tune of a 7-0 thrashing by Gosport on Saturday, said that the way his players reacted was what pleased him the most.

He said: “The club hadn’t won an away game since October 2011 so that shows how good a win it was.

“We had to compete, which we didn’t do on Saturday, but our reaction was excellent and exactly what I wanted to see.

“Although we conceded a really soft goal I thought we were the better side in the second half and deserved what we got.

“We had to save a penalty in injury time which made it a fantastic finish to the game for those watching but we managed to hold on.”

Next up for the Poppies is the home clash with Weymouth at Steel Park on Sunday (1pm kick-off).