We shot ourselves in the foot, says Town boss Adams

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Will Grocott battles for possession against his former club at Latimer Park. Photo: Steve Wood

MANAGER Carl Adams has accused Stratford Town of “shooting themselves in the foot” in the 2-0 defeat to Kettering Town on Saturday.

The title-chasing Poppies Kettering ended Town’s five-game unbeaten run by scoring early and late at a bitterly cold Latimer Park.

Adams was left frustrated as early as the second minute as Town failed to clear the ball after a corner, allowing Matt Stevens the chance to bundle home the controversial opener.

Rene Howe wrapped up the win with two minutes to go and Adams said: “We shot ourselves in the foot in the first two minutes. We could have cleared it after a corner, but we didn’t and they’ve scored from it.

“It was definitely a foul on Louis (Connor), but in fairness we never looked like we were in the game.

“We never got to grips with Rene Howe and I felt he was the difference between the teams.

“The defeat doesn’t really concern me as it comes off the back of a very good spell for us.”

Stratford return to action on Saturday when they welcome Biggleswade Town to the MoodChimp Stadium (3pm).

Goalmouth action from Stratford Town’s league game at Kettering. Photo: Peter Short