Law has high praise for Poppies hotshot O'Connor

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
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

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

Weymouth’s Brandon Goodship leads the way with 30 goals in the league this season.

But one of those chasing the Terras hotshot is Poppies striker Aaron O’Connor.

The experienced frontman’s superb campaign hit a new height on Tuesday night as his hat-trick, his first for the club, helped Kettering to a dramatic 4-3 victory over 10-man Dorchester Town at Latimer Park.

That took him on to 32 goals in all competitions this season and 25 in the league.

And the achievement brought with it high praise from boss Marcus Law who brought O’Connor to the club last season.

“I said when we signed Aaron that if we got him up to full fitness then he would be a forced to be reckoned with and I think that has been proven now,” Law said.

“He has repaid the faith I have shown in him and for him to hit 30 goals already this season is an excellent achievement.

“There are strikers who have scored more goals in the league than him but I don’t think there are many better in all honesty.

“His work-rate is second to none and he is the sort of player who will come up with the goods even when he is having a bad day.”