NOT THE END OF THE WORLD, JUST THE WINNING RUN.
KETTERING TOWN 3 v BIGGLESWADE TOWN 1
Report by Mike Draxler
With fifteen games remaining the furthest thoughts are relegation, not an impossibility but highly unlikely. No, our thoughts turn north to a possible play off position, manager Nunn has strengthened the squad over the past ten days with this in mind.
Kettering are one of "those" sides like Hitchin who we struggle with. In the fixtures since Kettering entered our league, a win has not come our way. Very much in control of our game, a special from Liam Canavan on 10 from 30 yards put the home side in front. The boys in green stuck to the task but with too many having "ordinary" games Kettering doubled the lead on 43 with Rene Howe lurking at the far post to power in from a tight angle. At the break the hostile crowd showed their disapproval of the ref in a very vocal fashion.
Out after the break with the Waders not fairing any better and only Hoenes showing the odd lively break. Further punishment came on 65 as our man palmed a Carvalho shot onto the bar only for Aaron O'Connor to be quickest to the rebound and give Kettering the edge they needed. Kettering sat back content that 3 would be enough, proved correct as a last kick of the match saw Robbie Parker scramble some respectability into the score.
Of the 15 games remaining, the matches are evenly split with teams above and below. We certainly don't need to win all but to beat teams above will improve are chances of getting to the top five. Next up Hayes and Yeading, this Tuesday played at Beaconsfield, kick off 19.45.