Law just wants a game for the Poppies

Kettering Town boss Marcus Law
Kettering Town boss Marcus Law

Marcus Law is just hoping Kettering Town are able to get back out onto a football pitch this weekend.

Should tomorrow's (Saturday) clash at Stratford Town go ahead, it will be the Poppies’ first outing for three weeks with their last match being the 2-0 defeat at Chesham United on February 24.

The latest fixture to fall foul of the weather was Tuesday’s home clash with Tiverton Town, which was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch at Latimer Park.

Despite their inactivity for the past three weeks, the Poppies remain in fourth place in the Evo-Stik South League Premier.

And they remain firmly in control of their own destiny as far as securing a play-off place is concerned with an eight-point advantage over Chesham, who sit immediately below the top five.

Tomorrow's match at Stratford is followed by four successive home games, the first of which is against Royston Town next Tuesday night.

Law insists the Poppies have done all they can to remain as fresh as possible.

And he knows they will need to be ready for when the action starts again with games set to come thick and fast in the remaining weeks of the campaign.

“It’s been nearly three weeks so we have just been doing what we can to keep everyone as sharp as possible,” the Kettering manager said.

“We have lost a couple of the sessions to the weather but we have been training regularly and we have just been waiting for a game.

“Training is fine but it doesn’t replace games. It is what it is, you can only control what you can control and the weather isn’t one of those things.

“We just want to be playing again and the sooner that can happen the better.

“We will prepare for tomorrow but Stratford isn’t far from where I live and we have had as much rain on top of the snow as everyone else.

“From what I have seen and read, there is more cold weather coming in at the weekend but we will be ready and hopefully Stratford’s pitch will handle it and we will get a game on.

“All we can do, and all we have been doing, is stay as sharp as possible and be ready to go again.

“Because when the games do getting going, we know we will be playing at least twice a week right up until the end of the season.”