Kettering Town 1
Merthyr Town 3
Disappointment for Kettering Town with the match being abandoned at Leamington on Tuesday night when they were leading 1-0 and playing well. They will need to play well today to beat a re-energised Merthyr Town who are in the top five and pushing for at least a play-off spot at the end of the season.
A poor first-half and two defensive errors cost Kettering dearly as they fell behind in the 8th minute to a goal from Curtis McDonald and on 16 minutes Eliot Richards doubled the visitor’s lead. The Poppies recovered some composure and went into the break back on their front foot knowing they had to inprove more in the second-half to get anything out of this one.
Kettering started the second-half well, created chances and pulled a goal back through Rene Howe on 66 minutes when he bundled home a cross from Carvalho. Canavan had some good efforts, hitting the crossbar and the post as the home fans had plenty to cheer. All that went flat again due to more poor defending as Corey Jenkins was left clean through and made no mistake on 75 minutes.
This time there was no way back for Kettering as they seemed to run out of ideas and the game petered out with the visitor’s content to kill off the clock. A disappointing week for Poppies and they will need to pick themselves up and keep plugging away to stand an outside chance of the play-offs but that is fast disappearing into the distance with each failure to gain a victory.
Kettering have received a seven-day approach notice from Hednesford Town for striker Spencer-Weir Daley.
Kettering have been drawn away to National League side Solihull Moors in the Fourth Qualifying Round of the FA Cup.
John Ramshaw has joined Kettering Town as part of Marcus Laws team after leaving Rugby Town where he was assistant coach to ex-Poppy Jepson before the later also departed the Valley Ground.
Kettering Town were drawn at home to Boston Utd in the Third Qualifying Round of the FA Cup.
A fair bit of movement on the player front at Latimer Park as Marcus Law shuffles his squad.
Kettering Town 2
Basingstoke Town 1
Cambridge City 2
Kettering Town 3
Slough Town 3
Moone 2, 28
Kettering Town 2
The winding-up petition brought against League Two side Northampton Town has been withdrawn following a court hearing on Monday.
The winding-up petition brought by HM Revenue & Customs against League Two club Northampton Town has been adjourned until 30 November. The Cobblers had been taken to court over £166,000 of unpaid taxes. Players and staff were not paid in October. The club also owe Northampton Borough Council £10.25m, which they were loaned to redevelop their Sixfields home.
Hereford Utd Football Club were wound up in the High Court after the current owner turned up late for a the hearing and failed to convince the judge he had sufficient funds in the bank to cover the club's debts.