TRIVIA

TRIVIA                   
                   
Record transfer paid:                            £25,000 – Darren Collins from Rushden & Diamonds, Carl Alford from Macclesfield Town.    
                   
Record transfer received:                     £150,000 – Andy Hunt to Newcastle United          
                   
Record number of league wins:            30 – out of 42 (2014-15, 2007-08,) - out of 46- 2017-18)          
                   
Record number of home wins:              19 – 2017-18 (ESP) Marcus Law            
                   
Record number of away wins:               15 – 2001-02 (Dr Marten’s Premier League) Carl Shutt          
                   
Least record number of league defeats:                                  4 (1956-57) Southern League (Tommy Lawton)          
  5 (1971-72, 72-73) Southern League (Ron Atkinson) and  (2007-08) Blue Square Premier (Mark Cooper)                                                               
                   
Record number of league defeats:       29, out of 46, 2011-12              
                   
Unbeaten run (all comps) 27 (17 league) 1976-77                
                   
Unbeaten League run                           21 – 2013-14              
                   
Highest number of points (3pts)            97 – 2007-08, Blue Square North. 2017-18 Evo-Stik South Premier League      
                   
Highest number of points (2pts)            66 – 1956-57, Southern League            
                   
Lowest number of points (3pts)             22 – 2012-13, Evo-Stik Premier (10 points deducted for entering a CVA). Since 1950.    
                   
Lowest number of points (2pts)             27 – 1970-71, Southern Premier League            
                   
Since 1891                  
Highest aggregate league score:          23 – 20-3 v Higham Ferrers (1936-37)– Dec 26th, 1936 (EML)          
                   
Since 1950:                  
Highest aggregate league score:           12 – 4-8 v Hereford United (1954-55)            
                   
Since 1979:                  
Highest aggregate league score:                                                                                                                              9 – 3-6 v Stafford Rangers (1979-80), 5-4 v Altrincham (1981-82), 2-7 v Barrow (1981-82)                                                                  
Cups - Win              
Highest aggregate score (since 1979):                                                                                                                                     11 – 10-1 v Wellingborough Town, NSC, (2001-02) & 10-1 v Clitheroe, FA Trophy, (2006-07)                                                                                    
Cups - Defeat              
Highest aggregate score over 2 legs:    12 – 1-6 & 1-4 v Bromsgrove Rovers, BLT final, (1994-95)      
               
Highest draw:                                         10 -  5-5 v Gravesend & Northfleet (1957-58),  v Barry Town (1955-56).    
               
Games without conceding a goal:         6 – 1990-91 & 2005-06          
               
Games without scoring a goal:              6 – 1985-86/87, 4 games and first 2 of next season      
               
Most goals in a game                            11 – Arnold Woolhead v Holbeach, May 31st, 1947      
               
Most goals a league season:                 34 – Ken Gully (1966-67)          
               
Most goals in a season:                         47 – Ken Gully (1966-67)          
               
Most goals scored home (league)         69 – 2017-19 (ESP)          
               
Most goals scored away (league)         53 – 2017-18 (ESP)          
               
Most goals scored total (league)           122 – 2017-18 (ESP)          
               
Least goals conceded at home (league)  12 – 1980-81 (APL)          
               
Least goals conceded away (league)       10 – 1993-94 (GMVC) Conference record.      
               
Least goals conceded total (league)         24 – 1993-94 (GMVC)          
               
Most goals conceded at home (league)    50 – 2012-13 (ESP)          
               
Most goals conceded away (league)         62 – 1963-64 (SLP), 1982-83 (APL)        
               
Most goals conceded total (league)         102 – 2012-13 (ESP)          
               
Record number of matches in a season:   79 – 1965-66          
               
Record number of matches played by a player during a season:            78 – Gordon Livsey – 1965-66      
               
Record number of consecutive matches played (all competitions)          236 – Ted Smethurst – 1960-1964      
                                     
Record number of players used during a first class season                                    
69 - (John Beck, Alan Doyle, Tom Baillie – 2012-13)                                  
57 - (Dominic Genovese, Nicky Platnauer and Kevin Wilson – 2003-04).                              
                                     
Least number of players used in the first team since 1979. 18 (1980-81 – Colin Clarke).                            
                                     
Least number of players used in the first team since 1950. 16 (1971-72 – Ron Atkinson).                            
                                     
Number of Managers (since 1922):     57 – Marcus Law                                
                                     
Since 1950  6 of the 7 Championship seasons have been won with a player manager in charge. Tommy Lawton, Jack Froggatt, Ron Atkinson (twice), Carl Shutt, Mark Cooper.              
                                     
Tom Baillie & Scott Machin the first joint managers in the history of the club to win a Championship, 2014-15 Evo-Stik Southern League Division One Central.                  
                                     
Most different managers in a season:  4,  2011-12, Morell Maison, Mark Stimson, Mark Cooper,Ashley Westwood.                          
                                     
Quickest goal scored for Kettering:   17 seconds by Paul Warne v Forest Green Rovers, 28th November, 1998. 2nd – 24 seconds by Will Muzvimbiri v Chertsey Town, 26th October, 2013. 3rd, 49 seconds Liam Bateman v Redditch United, 22nd November, 2016.
                                     
Quickest goal scored against Kettering: 3.55 seconds by Colin Cowperthwaite (Barrow), 8th December 1979.                          
                                     
Earliest played pre-season friendly July 6th, St Neots Town (a) 2013, Poppies won 2-1. Att: N/A, Lincoln City (h) July 7th, 1969, Poppies won 3-2. Att: 697, Southend Manor (h) July 7th, 2012, Poppies won 1-0. Att: 247        
                                     
The Club first played under floodlights in the Southern League at Kidderminster Harriers, 4th Feb 1952, lost 0-5.                          
                                     
Rockingham Road floodlights switched on by Sir Stanley Rous v Ipswich Town, Monday 9th October 1961.                            
                                     
Main Stand at Rockingham Road - opened on 6th May 1974 v Arsenal.                                
                                     
Rockingham Road demolished November/December 2017.                                
                                     
First Club in the Country with shirt sponsors – (KT) Kettering Tyres v Bath City 24th January 1976.                            
                                     
First Club in the County to play at Wembley Stadium – 1979 (FA Trophy).                              
                                     
First substitute used – Mick Goodhall v Tunbridge Wells, 27th August 1966.                              
                                     
Jon Brady scored the 1000th league home goal for the Poppies in the 3-2 win over Nuneaton Borough on 22nd March, 2008.                        
                                     
Youngest player to make a Poppies first team appearance. Scott Endersby, 15yrs 288 days v Redditch United, 22nd November 1977.                      
                                     
Youngest goal scorer – 16yrs  – Ben Baker v Chesham United, 9th April 2016.                              
                                     
Youngest Man of the Match, Ollie Jones  - 17yrs v Bath City (17:12:11), after only 10 mins on the pitch.                            
                                     
Opposing team met the most since 1979 in all leagues: Northwich Victoria (48)