Poppies Club President Sid Chapman has passed away after a long illness. Sid was a life-long Poppies fan and has been associated with the Poppies in some way or another for many decades, including a long spell as groundsman at Rockingham Rd.
Former Poppy Brett Solkhon has agreed non-contract terms with Kettering Town for the coming season.
Kettering Town have registered 22 year old forward Andrew Osei-Siribour from Arlesey Town. He goes straight into the squad for Saturday’s home fixture against Royston Town.
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.