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Kettering could be about to fold

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The 130-year history of Kettering Town Football Club could be about to end.  The Poppies were unable to field a team for tonight's away fixture at Leamington.   Local sources in Leamington suggested that they could only find six players.  Some players have not been paid for September. They fielded a team of ten at last week's heavy defeat at Bashley.

The club are believed to behind with payments on their company voluntary arrangement and could be wound up next Monday if a payment of £3,000 is not made..

Their home ground at Nene Park is without electricity because they have not been able to pay the bills, making it effectively unuseable.   The ground was at one time the home of Rushden & Diamonds, leading one to wonder if it is an unlucky ground.   It will sadly stand as a white elephant in the Northamptonshire countryside if a buyer for the Poppies cannot be found.   Perhaps AFC Rushden & Diamonds could return there, although it is doubtful if they could afford the maintenance costs.

Leamington have arranged a friendly against Brackley Town at the New Windmill Ground tonight.