Thomas’ Poppies show they have come a long way

Dean Thomas
Dean Thomas

Dean Thomas believes Kettering Town’s win at Slough Town at the weekend was the biggest indication so far of how far his team have come over the past few weeks.

Slough inflicted an embarrassing 5-1 defeat on the Poppies at Latimer Park in the third game of the Calor League Division One Central campaign back on August 24.

Fast forward four months and a much-changed Kettering squad returned from Slough with a 2-0 success, which extended their unbeaten run to 13 games in all competitions.

“I think that was the most satisfying thing about Saturday,” Thomas said.

“They gave us a real hiding at our place in August, it was a very bad day.

“I wouldn’t say we gave them a hiding at the weekend. We didn’t, it was a close game

“But I do believe we have now shown what a good side we have become.

“It is nice to go to one of the sides who are right up there and come back with a win.

“It was a good contest and a very good advert for our division because both sides tried hard to win the game.

“We won it and I think, when you look back on what happened earlier in the season, that shows how far we have come.”

Thomas and his players are now preparing for the Northamptonshire derby at another of the high-fliers Daventry Town on Wednesday.