Kettering Town have signed striker Dubi Ogbonna from from fellow Division One outfit St Ives Town.
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.
As announced on the Official website: “The Club learned today that Kettering Town F C Management Limited was wound up in the Royal Courts of Justice by virtue of the Winding Up Order brought about by Rushden and Diamonds 2008 Limited. The Club’s lawyers had requested another adjournment of this case today.
The inevitable shake up following Kettering’s poor start to the season means there will be several players coming and going over the short term and already released are Kieren Joseph and Jermaine Clarke.
Kettering Town got back to winning ways in their penultimate preseason friendly away to Barwell holding on to a 2-1 lead under strong pressure from the home side in the closing stages.
Kettering Town struggled to find that much needed spark in a fairly lacklustre performance in their preseason friendly away to Spalding Utd as they went down 2-0 courtesy of goals from Lee Beeson and Sam Mullarkey.
Kettering Town kick-off their new campaign in the Central Division One with an away trip to Potters Bar Town on Saturday 17th August, quickly followed on Tuesday 20th August by their first home fixture against Barton Rovers.