Marcus Law believes it’s time to “separate the men from the boys” after Kettering Town went from the sublime to the ridiculous in the space of just three days.
Having dumped Vanarama National League North side AFC Telford United out of the FA Cup with a 2-1 success at Latimer Park last weekend, the Poppies were then thumped 4-0 at Dunstable Town on Tuesday night on their return to Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division action.
The result left them languishing in 17th place in the table ahead of this weekend’s home clash with Hungerford Town.
The defeat at Dunstable also ended a run of four wins in a row in all competitions and left Law scratching his head.
By his own admission, he felt his team were “getting somewhere” following the victory over Telford.
But now he is having to pick the pieces up as he tries to find a way to get his team back on track at the first time of asking.
“I think we will be separating the men from the boys this weekend,” the Poppies manager said.
“It wasn’t good enough in midweek and we have to find a way of bouncing back from it.
“We have come through a full circle.
“We thought we were getting somewhere and then we had that on Tuesday.
“We have certainly got to look at a few things if we are to progress in the right direction.
“We are nearly eight weeks into the season and the league table doesn’t lie.”