Kettering Town v Rushall Olympic

Fixture Type: Evo-Stik League South Premier Division Central
Kick off: 15:00, Saturday, 23rd Feb 2019 at Latimer Park
Attendance: 882

Date: Sat 23 Feb 2019

By David Simpson

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Experienced players hold the key

Marcus Law believes the experienced players will continue to hold the key for Kettering Town during the Evo-Stik League South Premier Division Central run-in. The Poppies made it five wins in a row as they fought back from a goal down at half-time to beat St Ives Town 2-1 last weekend thanks to goals from Aaron O’Connor and Rhys Hoenes.

It has been a timely run of impressive form for Kettering and it has seen them open up a five-point lead at the top of the table while they still have two games in hand on nearest rivals Stourbridge. Confidence is understandably high within the Poppies squad as they bid to maintain their title bid when they take on Rushall Olympic at Latimer Park on Saturday.

Law feels the experience in his squad will continue to come to the fore, just like it did last weekend when they found themselves behind at the break.

“There’s a real sense of confidence and belief in there,” the Poppies boss said. “We are in a good situation because we have a lot of players who have been here before.

“There are lads in there who have won and achieved things and they are guiding the younger players through it.

Kettering was once again backed by a large away following at St Ives and it resulted in the game having the biggest attendance of the day in the division of 639.

“I truly believe the fans can make the case stronger by making it a hostile environment and making it a pressurised atmosphere for our opponents.

“We need them there making noise, singing their songs and doing their bit. “We are on a good run. It’s not always going to be plain sailing but what you have got is a team giving it 100 per cent and I think that is all any supporter wants to see.

“It would be great to see a big crowd in on Saturday and we will be doing all we can to try to push on towards the success everyone is craving.”

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