Kettering Towns Torment Continues

Their brave new world wasn’t meant to turn out like this. When Kettering Town moved out of their Rockingham Road ground to the then recently vacated Nene Park, the former home of near rivals Rushden & Diamonds, the aim was surely for a place in the Football League. Last night, however, the club played its first home match of the season in the Premier Division of the Southern League in front of a little under 600 supporters and was beaten by two goals to one by Hemel Hempstead Town. Relegated at the end of last season and subsequently demoted, following a goalless draw at Weymouth at the weekend, Kettering Town now sit at the foot of the league table with nine points of their ten point deduction for entering into administration during the summer still to make up, and judging by anecdotal reports of last nights match that doesn’t look like happening any time soon. As has become commonplace at this club over much of the last year or so, politicking has continued to be the main source of the interest within the club over the last couple of weeks. The involvement of former Weymouth and Cambridge United owner George Rolls came to an abrupt end earlier this summer when Rolls was banned from any involvement in football for five years over multiple of breaches of Football Association rules...

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