Thomas believes there is more to come from in-form Poppies

Kettering Town manager Dean Thomas
Kettering Town manager Dean Thomas

Kettering Town got the better of Chalfont St Peter yesterday to make it four wins from five in Calor League Division One Central.

A 3-1 scoreline was the outcome of the Poppies’ efforts but while manager Dean Thomas was understandably happy with the result, he thinks it could’ve been more emphatic.

He said: “We should’ve won the game more comfortably really.

“We had plenty of chances but we didn’t take them and that meant it got a bit nervy at the end but we were the better side overall.

“It shouldn’t have really got that way and making the most of our opportunities is something that we’ve got to keep working on but that will come.”

One aspect of the performance that did please Thomas was the defensive side of things.

The boss had made reference to his back four’s good work in their previous couple of outings and they built on this in High Wycombe.

Thomas added: “At the end they were throwing everything at us, as you would expect from a home side, but we defended resiliently and there was great determination to keep them out.

“The spirit among the lads is very good and it was great to see them all celebrating at the end.”

Next up is the visit of Egham to Latimer Park on Saturday and Thomas wants the steadily improving form to continue.

He said: “The form has been good, there are a few things to work on and I think we can play better.

“We’re getting better slowly and surely and if take more of our chances and improve our goal tally then the results will follow.”