The pressure has once again mounted on manager Nicky Eaden after Kettering Town suffered a humiliating exit from the Emirates FA Cup.

Despite taking an early lead, the Poppies slipped to a 2-1 defeat at BetVictor Northern Premier South East Division strugglers Sutton Coldfield Town in the second qualifying round replay after the two teams had drawn 1-1 at Latimer Park at the weekend.

Kettering were without injured captain Joe Skarz and the cup-tied Michael McGrath but went in front through Gary Stohrer early on.

The latest defeat sparked a flurry of anger on social media with many fans calling for Eaden to be sacked as their FA Cup exit added to what has been a poor start to the Vanarama National League North campaign following promotion last season.

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