Brian Caffarey - 29th August 2008
KETTERING TOWN v WOKING
3pm on Saturday 30 August 2008
Can the Cards build on the point they gained at Oxford United on Monday? On paper, three points looks quite a tall order, given the promoted Poppies? unbeaten start to the season, but Kettering have drawn both of their home games so far and there is no reason why the Cards shouldn?t achieve at least a point. The Cards have so far looked far more comfortable away from home but they haven?t scored in the last two games and will need to find a way of remedying that deficiency if they are going to swiftly haul themselves away from the bottom of the table.
Kim Grant has given a clear indication that he doesn?t intend to change the 5-3-2/3-5-2 formation that served the Cards so well at the Kassam Stadium on Monday. Certainly, the central back three looked very solid and Bradley Quamina added more bite in midfield, shame though it was to see Matt Pattison on the bench. Although Delano Sam-Yorke missed a couple of good chances to win all three points, he keeps opposing defences busy and deserves to keep his place. Manny Williams worked hard too but it would be interesting to see Liam Marum given at least some time up front with Delano. All this assumes, of course, that the long-awaited new striker doesn?t suddenly emerge from the paperwork in which he is, apparently, currently buried!
The Poppies, under manager Mark Cooper, one of the candidates for the Kingfield job, began their season with four successive 1-1 draws but had a fine win on Monday, beating Cambridge United away 2-0.
Results so far:
Kettering 1 Forest Green Rovers 1
Grays Athletic 1 Kettering 1
Altrincham 1 Kettering 1
Kettering 1 Rushden and Diamonds
Cambridge United 0 Kettering 2
Gareth Seddon (Hyde)
Darren Wrack (Walsall)
Nathan Smith (Stafford)
Alfie Potter (Peterborough, loan)
Exodus Geohaghan (Redditch United)
Andre Boucaud (Wycombe Wanderers)
Kettering Town FC
A-Line Insurance Arena
Leaves 11.30am; ?15 members, ?20 non-members; phone the Club Shop today to book a place.
Leave M25 at Junction 21, joining M1 motorway. Leave M1 at Junction 15, then at the roundabout take second exit onto the A45 (signposted Northampton).
At Queen Eleanor Interchange continue forward onto the A45
Lumbertubs Way Interchange, branch left, then at roundabout take the 1st exit onto the A43
(signposted Kettering A43, Market Harborough (A508)
At roundabout take the 2nd exit onto the A43
(signposted Kettering, Corby A43).
Continue to follow the Kettering exits through four further roundabouts, before merging onto the A14 (signposted The Midlands.).
Leave A14 at junction 7, then at roundabout take 3rd exit onto A43. At roundabout take 1st exit onto
Turn right (signposted Geddington), and then turn right onto the A6003, arriving at Rockingham Road.
Take 11.59 from Woking to London Waterloo, before taking the tube to St.Pancras International. Catch the 13.30 train to Kettering, arriving at 14.27. The station is around a mile from the ground, and a fifteen minute walk. Walk up the hill from the station entrance; take first left into Northfield Avenue This road takes you all the way to the ground. Carry on past the Morrison's petrol station, Nissan Dealership and then, finally, the Co-op. At the top of the road you can see the large, green Main Stand of the ground.
Admission prices are:
Adults: Main Stand ?15; Terraces ?13
Under 16s: Main Stand ?4; Terraces ?3