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We look at who The Yeltz will be taking on in the 2023/24 season, Next up is Kettering Town who are recently relegated from the National League North

Full name: Kettering Town Football Club

Nickname: The Poppies

WebsiteKettering Town

Founded: 1972

Stadium: Latimer Park

Surface: Grass

Distance from the Grove: 72 Miles

Manager: Lee Glover

2022/23 finish: 21st in the National League North and relegated to Step 3

Head to HeadBoth clubs have met previously, the last time was back in 2019 in a 1-0 defeat for Halesowen when Kettering won the league 

Their History

The club was established in 1872 under the name Kettering Football Club. They joined the Midland League in 1892 and were champions of the league in 1895–96, a season which also saw them beat two Football League clubs in the FA Cup; a 2–1 win over Loughborough in the third qualifying round was followed by a 2–1 win at Leicester Fosse in the fourth qualifying round before they lost 2–1 at Newton Heath in the first round. The club then also entered a team into the new United League, which they left in 1899. After winning the Midland League again in 1899–1900, the club applied for election to the Football League. However, they received only two votes and failed to gain entry to the League. Instead, the club joined Division One of the Southern League. In the 1900–01 FA Cup they reached the second round, beating Football League opponents Burton Swifts and Chesterfield before losing 5–0 at Middlesbrough.

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