Kettering Town v
North Greenford Utd
Kettering Town return to Latimer Park this Saturday for the first time in four matches to host struggling North Greenford Utd. Kettering were held to a goaless draw on Tuesday night at Royston Town while their opponents were winning 1-0 away to St Ives Town in a much needed victory. North Greenford Utd are currently in 18th place after being unbeaten in their last three fixtures but have suffered some heavy defeats, although they did manage to beat Dunstable Town back in September. Kettering by contrast are unbeaten in their previous nine league fixtures and have climbed up to 6th spot knocking on the door of the play-off places.
Kettering Town have signed striker Dubi Ogbonna from from fellow Division One outfit St Ives Town.
Winding up petition officially dismissed » According to the official announcement on the club website, "... the winding up petition originally brought by HMR&C and taken over by Rushden and Diamonds 2008 Limited, has today been dismissed following full payment having been made."
Striker Scott Cross, who made his debut and scored a goal for the Poppies in the 2-1 defeat at AFC Hayes has re-signed for Daventry Town, while Kettering have signed central defender/midfielder Tommy Hull from Barton Rovers.
The long history of Kettering Town Football Club looks like its set to continue following the successful appeal of the winding up order in the High Court today.
A statement from the club: "Kettering Town F C Management Limited was successful in its request to appeal the winding up order made last week, and an appeal date has been set for 7th October.
Royston Town 0
Kettering Town 0
Kettering Town 3
Ogbonna 41, 57, 87
Kettering Town 3
Ogbonna 16, 57, 66
Coventry City follow in the footsteps of the Poppies as they prepare to leave their current landlords at Ricoh Arena and groundshare at Sixfields, home of Northampton Town ..
Pompey's administrator Trevor Birch promptly issued a statement branding the League's decision "very harsh" and hopes it can be reversed. He said: "We are extremely disappointed that the Football League has decided to impose yet another penalty on the club.
This Saturday 7th July, Poppies Radio will be broadcasting live from Nene Park to cover the new season's opening friendly fixture against Southend Manor.