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Kettering Town

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Kettering Town were a club that had built an impressive record working its way through The Midland and United Counties Leagues, into The Southern League, where four Championships justifiably placed them amongst the country’s best non-league clubs.

Those titles were spread across a wide span of years and ‘The Poppies’ also enjoyed great FA Cup moments and Wembley appearances in the FA Trophy. As a long serving Conference club the old Kettering Town were also highly respected.

Sadly, off field leadership problems have struck the famous Kettering club, whose fans must have been devastated by the change in their club’s reputation. Ironically home matches have been played at Nene Park, the old home of their great rivals Rushden & Diamonds, and for most neutral football fans, the political moves and counter moves that have upset both clubs in the area, have brought much frustration and sadness.

After two tragic seasons ending in relegation surely the only way now is up and a strong Kettering Town is good for The Southern League.

 

Club Factfile

Ground:
Nene Park, Irthingborough, Northants NN9 5QF
Telephone:
01536 483 028
Directions:
Leave the M1 at junction 15 (Direction Northampton) and follow the A45 for approximately 15 miles. At the Wilby Road roundabout take the 3rd exit and continue on the A45 for a further 6 miles. Turn left at the roundabout with the A6 (Direction Kettering). Nene Park is on your right approximately half a mile along the A6.
Capacity:
6635
Seats:
6635
Covered:
Yes
Clubhouse:
Yes
Shop:
Yes
 

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Club History

Click on a year to see photos, articles and more details about the season.

 YearLeaguePositionManager
1978-1979Southern League Premier Division2ndMick Jones
1979-1980Alliance Premier7thMick Jones
1980-1981Alliance Premier2ndColin Clarke
1981-1982Alliance Premier19thColin Clarke
1982-1983Alliance Premier19thJim Conde
1983-1984Alliance Premier19thDon Masson
1984-1985Gola League12thDave Needham
1985-1986Gola League9thDave Needham
1986-1987Football Conference16thDave Needham
1987-1988Football Conference3rdAlan Buckley
1988-1989Football Conference2ndPeter Morris
1989-1990Football Conference5thPeter Morris
1990-1991Football Conference4thPeter Morris
1991-1992Football Conference3rdPeter Morris
1992-1993Football Conference13thPeter Morris
1993-1994Football Conference2ndGraham Carr
1994-1995Football Conference6thGraham Carr
1995-1996Football Conference16thGary Johnson
1996-1997Football Conference14thGary Johnson
1997-1998Football Conference14thSteve Berry
1998-1999Football Conference2ndPeter Morris
1999-2000Football Conference13thPeter Morris
2000-2001Football Conference20thPeter Morris
 2001-2002Southern League Premier Division1stCarl Shutt
2002-2003Football Conference22ndCarl Shutt
2003-2004Isthmian League Premier Division9thDominic Genovese
2004-2005Conference North4thKevin Wilson
2005-2006Conference North6thKevin Wilson , Paul Gascoigne, Morrell Mason
2006-2007Conference North2ndMorrell Maison, Graham Westley
 2007-2008Conference North1stMark Cooper
2008-2009Conference Premier8thMark Cooper
2009-2010Conference Premier6thLee Harper
2010-2011Conference Premier14thMarcus Law
2011-2012Conference Premier24thMorell Maison, Mark Stimson, Ashley Westwood
2012-2013Southern League Premier Division22ndJohn Beck, Alan Doyle, Thomas Bailie
2013-2014Southern League Div.One Central3rdDean Thomas
2014-2015Southern League Div.One CentralThomas Baillie & Scott Machin

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