KTFC History

The Early Years

The History of Kettering Town Football Club is a work in progress as this club has already been in existence for 130 years. What follows is the start of what I hope will become a much more detailed history than…
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The 1960’s

The 1960’s : More League scalps fall to Poppies in the FA Cup The start of a new decade also brought about new fortunes for Kettering Town. They finished the 1960-61 season as Southern League Division One Champions, scoring 100…
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The 1970’s

The ’70’s : Big Ron, the Doog and a trip to Wembley At the end of the 1970-71 season, Kettering Town Football Club once again suffered the ignominy of relegation from the Southern League Premier into the Northern One section….
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The 1980’s

The ’80s : Buckley, Morris and Charlton Athletic The 1979-80 season saw the dawn of a new era for Non-League clubs with the formation of the Alliance Premier League, and Kettering Town proudly taking their place as one of the…
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The 1990’s

The ’90’s : Blackburn, Administration and Wembley revisited The 1990-91 season ended with another solid League position for manager Peter Morris and Kettering, and was also notable for the fleeting presence at Rockingham Road of talented striker Andy Hunt. Hunt…
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The 2000’s

Relegated, Promoted back to Conference at first attempt The 2000-2001 season started badly for Morris and Kettering, four defeats from the first four matches and not a single goal scored by the Poppies, the supporters feared the worst, a season-long…

Genovese struggles to halt the decline The appointment of Dominic Genovese would hardly have been a unanimous choice for most supporters, although a popular ex-player and successful Youth coach at Rockingham Road, many supporters thought the lack of management experience…
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