Kettering struggling to fulfil Saturday’s fixture

Oct 3rd, 2012

The crisis at Kettering Town finally looks like reaching breaking point as temporary manager Alan Doyle scrambles to try and put out enough players to complete Saturday’s home fixture with Bashley.

The sidelining of manager John Beck (who was escorted from Nene Park last Saturday) and the continuing departure of players, Oscar Radford being the latest to leave Nene Park, are only the tip of the troubles for the Poppies. If reports are to be believed, Kettering have not fulfilled the terms of their CVA (Company Voluntary Arrangement) and that will likely lead to a winding up order against the club.

Tuesday night’s 2-0 win against Peterborough Northern Star in the Northants Senior Cup drew only 34 fans, the lowest for a competitive match in Kettering’s history. Doyle spoke about the problems getting together enough players: “I was in charge for the cup game on Tuesday and I wasn’t helped by a couple of players not turning up. Luckily, we managed to get a mate of one of the lads signed up and he did a job for us and we ended up playing some decent stuff, although we could and should have scored more goals. But we need at least five or six players to come in to help us. The lads who are here are doing the best they can and I am not going to criticise them for that. All I can do for the time being is try to get a team together so that we can fulfil Saturday’s fixture.”