Match Report - Bedworth United

Half Time:

Kettering Town FC: 0

Goals

Yellow Cards

Gary Mulligan 38

Red Cards

Substitutions

Gary Mulligan > Chris Carruthers61

Bedworth United: 1

Goals

Luke Rowe 40

Yellow Cards

Red Cards

Substitutions

Nathan Haines > Daniel Kavanagh24


Full Time:

Kettering Town FC: 0

Goals

Yellow Cards

Brett Solkhon 70

Red Cards

Wilson Carvalho 48

Substitutions

Ben Baker > Liam Bateman52
Ben Stephens > Herve Pepe-Ngoma52

Bedworth United: 1

Goals

Yellow Cards

Elliot Parrott 65
Nathan McGarrity 86
Andrew Westwood 94

Red Cards

Substitutions

Iyseden Christie > Nathan McGarrity77


Match Report

IN A NUTSHELL: The Poppies poor record against teams in the bottom four continued tonight as they were beaten at home by Bedworth United. The only goal of the game on 40 minutes was a great free kick by Luke Rowe. Kettering’s Wilson Carvalho was sent off in the 48th minute. THE SQUAD: Once again, a number of changes. In came Perry Cotton, Gary Mulligan,Will Grocott,Ben Baker and Ben Stephens. Out to the bench were Liam Bateman,Dom Langdon,Chris Carruthers and Herve Pepe-N’Goma. Rene Howe was injured alongside fellow striker, Spencer Weir-Daley. HOW THE GAME UNFOLDED: The heavy rain which affected most of the surrounding areas held off at Latimer Park until after the game. The usual suspect patch of the pitch was passed fit by the Referee,as Bedworth kicked off with the breeze at their backs. The early chance fell to the Poppies as James Brighton’s cross from the left was cleared and Bedworth replied when ex Poppy, Iyseden Christie shot weakly at Craig Hill. Brett Solkhon’s poor chest back put Hill in trouble- but Solkhon cleared. On 17 minutes Luke Rowe shot wildly wide for the Greenbacks. With only one up top, Kettering were struggling to make any impression and Wilson Carvalho’s cross from the left went begging. Carvalho was up against ex Poppy Justin Marsden,pressed into defence because of injuries, and the Kettering wide man looked most likely to score at this stage. Visiting keeper, James Martin,was out to smother a Brighton cross at the expense of a corner. There was controversy shortly afterwards as Will Grocott’s free kick was contested by David Popa and a defender’s arm cleared the ball, as evidenced afterwards by photographs. The incident, in the penalty area, was not deemed an offence by the Referee. Kyle Cartwright made a great block to prevent a goal from Ben Stephens’ shot. Gary Mulligan was yellow carded for a pull back on Ryan Archer on 39 minutes in what could have been a red card offence. Kettering were punished from the free kick though, as Luke Rowe’s left foot shot cleared the wall and went in the top right hand corner. A great strike, giving Hill no chance. The Poppies had a couple of chances late in the half to equalise as Martin saved from Stephens and from the corner, Carvalho headed wide. The last chance fell to Solkhon and Popa who both could not get a touch on Brighton’s well flighted free kick. Half Time: Kettering Town 0 - 1 Bedworth United Gary Mulligan could not have been fit, after all, as he was replaced by Chris Carruthers at the start of the half. Kettering were stunned on 53 minutes as Carvalho was sent off. He had received a challenge from Kyle Cartwright which left him on the ground. As play continued Carvalho was back on his feet and was sent off for an off the ball incident. The club and player await the Referee’s report on the reason. Within minutes, Stephens and Ben Baker were replaced by Liam Bateman and Herve Pep-N’Goma. The Poppies had to get forward and try to get a goal, which inevitably was to leave space at the back. Martin got down to smother from Popa, and on 67 minutes Popa was felled in the penalty area – but with a ‘no penalty’ decision by the Referee. Hill was virtually a sweeper, and he was out to smother from Archer. With Kettering well forward it was becoming end to end and Brett Solkhon was pushed forward leaving three at the back. Will Grocott’s cross on 72 minutes glanced off Solkhon’s head but straight to Martin. A minute later, Hill had to make a sharp save from Mo Fall’s shot. Liam Bateman’s 76th minute left footer saw Martin down to his left to save at the last moment. At the other end Jonathan Gould fired wide from a good position. Kettering huffed and puffed, but the Bedworth defence were dealing well with it and then trying to hit Kettering on the break. Bateman fired high and wide from a Grocott cross, and then Martin took a low Bateman cross. Hill saved a swerving Gould effort and then joined in the attack as he went up for a corner. His header from the corner fell easily for Martin. It was too much for the 10 men and relegated and injury hit Bedworth took three points home with them. We are next due to play also relegated, Bideford at home this Saturday (3pm) Full Time: Kettering Town 0 - 1 Bedworth United Attendance: 529 Sponsors: Funkytowngrooves Poppies Man of the Match: Herve Pepe-N’Goma Klondike: £160 Number:7443 Winner: Jonathan Brown Trust 500 Club (each wins £50): Numbers: 055 Keith Millard;134 A. Barwell; 426 Wally Watson;171 Mellows Team Starting line-ups: Kettering: Craig Hill;Perry Cotton;James Brighton;Brett Solkhon (Captain);Gary Mulligan (Chris Carruthers, 46);Will Grocott;Ben Baker(Liam Bateman,53);Liam Canavan;David Popa;Ben Stephens (Herve Pepe N’Goma,53);Wilson Carvalho; Subs Unused: Dom Langdon;Silvano Obeng Bedworth United: James Martin;Mo Fall;Luke Rowe;Andrew Westwood;Kyle Cartwright;Hathan Haines(Dan Kavanagh,25);Justin Marsden;Elliot Parrott;Jordan Archer;Iyseden Christie (Nathan McGarrity,78);Jonathan Gould Subs Unused: Harry Walker-Donovan;Adrian Boitos. Yellow cards: Kettering: Mulligan,39;Solkhon,70. Bedworth: Parrott,66;McGarrity,87;Westwood,90+4. Red Card: Kettering: Carvalho,48.


Team Sheet

Location: Home (Latimer Park)
Kick Off: 14th Apr 2016
Kettering Town FC
Red/Black
Captain: Brett Solkhon
1 Craig Hill
2 Perry Cotton
3 James Brighton
4 Brett Solkhon
5 Gary Mulligan
6 Will Grocott
7 Ben Baker
8 Liam Canavan
9 David Popa
10 Ben Stephens
11 Wilson Carvalho
12 Liam Bateman
14 Chris Carruthers
15 Dominic Langdon
16 Herve Pepe-Ngoma
17 Silvano Obeng
Bedworth United
Green
Captain: Luke Rowe
1 James Mark
2 Mo Falll
3 Luke Rowe
4 Andrew Westwood
5 Kyle Cartwright
6 Nathan Haines
7 Justin Marsden
8 Elliot Parrott
9 Jordan Archer
10 Iyseden Christie
11 Jonothan Gould
12 Nathan McGarrity
14 Daniel Kavanagh
15 Harry Walker Donovan
16 Adrian Boito