Preview | Kettering Town (h)

July 31, 2023
Preview | Kettering Town (h)
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Words Alex Birch | Pictures Stefan Willoughby

THE Magpies (8th, 24pts) welcome Kettering Town (20th, 19pts) to HQ tomorrow for our annual Remembrance Day fixture in the Vanarama National League North.

Buoyed by the third straight home league win against Spennymoor on Tuesday, Andy Preece’s men will be looking to add more points to the board against a side without an away league success since early April.

It’s very important we keep our home run going. Three wins in a row is good, but four would be better. We know how difficult a challenge Kettering will present us on Saturday and we have to be ready for it once again – Andy Preece

Kettering Town (

  • Founded 1872
  • Manager Lee Glover (since May 2022)
  • Last Season 8th in Vanarama National League North (61pts)

Last Season

Connor Hall heads home against the Poppies 12 months ago

A tale of two matches – the first an assured 3-1 win for the Magpies at HQ; a Connor Hall double followed by Will Tomlinson’s late third. Callum Powell replying for the visitors.

Contrast that with the 2-1 defeat down in Northamptonshire this past March. Connor’s late penalty a consolation after goals from Chris Smith & Connor Johnson put Kettering on the way to three points.

Hope + Glory Home Kit

To buy one of our 2022/23 shirts head for the club shop or browse at your leisure here (thanks to Hope + Glory Sportswear).

Magpie Review – Issue 11

Available to read for FREE via this very website from lunchtime tomorrow (thanks to Iced Digital) or you can buy a printed copy from our friends at MatchDayCreative for just £2.50+PP.

Tomorrow afternoon

Fans enjoying Tuesday’s win (Pic: David Airey)

  • Venue Chorley Group Victory Park Stadium (PR7 3DU)
  • Remembrance Day Minute’s silence before the game
  • Kick-off 3pm
  • Admission Adults £15 | 65+/Concessions £12 | 17-20s £7 | 12-16s £5 | u12s FREE
  • Tickets In advance online | at the turnstiles (cash) or club shop (card)
  • Parking FREE in most town centre car parks after 1pm

*Proof of age needed for age specific tickets & concessions (NHS/First Responders/Armed Services)

We’ll have Mosaic – Single Hopped Pale Ale (4%) – pouring in the social club from 12:30pm – thanks to our partners at Ben’s Brewery. Why not join us for a pre-game pint and Man City v Brentford on our big screens, courtesy of BT Sport.

See you there. Come On You Magpies!!!

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