Match Report - Thrapston Town
Thrapston Town showed their class as they ran out 5-0 winners to a spirited Kettering Town Ladies Developemnt side.
Three goals in an scrappy second half highlighted The Thrapo's quality in attack, but if it hadn’t been for the strong back four, the score could have been even more.
Chances for Kettering were few and far between and the result sees them now without a win in three.
The Poppiessess started much the brighter of the two but the deadlock was broken in the 4th minute, when the deadly Hannah Penred's shot caught out keeper Hannah Wright out at her near post.
Kettering then began to settle down and get themselves back into the game. A low cross into the box was inches away from being touched in by Dani Pou.
Keeper Wright, who was given the nod ahead of regular stopper Chloe Keller, didn’t let the early goal affect her, collecting numerous crosses into the box.
Thrapston then made it two, as Penred found herself unmarked and curled in an effort from distance that left Wright stranded.
Kettering then had their first effort on goal as Sophie Gould saw her effort blocked away on the edge of the box with a lot of venom behind the shot.
Manager, Craig Turnbull, was forced to make a couple of changes to his Kettering side, as Kirsty Warman and skipper, Erin McNamara pulled up with serious ankle injuries.
The Poppiessess made live difficult for their visitors forcing them into mistakes and long balls but then the game then saw a few tackles begin to fly in.
With a weakened but tireless midfield, Kettering then found themselves three down, as a low cross along the six-yard box caused confusion and Pendred was their again to tap home.
A fourth goal soon came for Thrapston as Amy Blowers came of the bench to fire home before Penred found the net with her fourth of the game as she took her goal well from just outside the box.
Kettering will look to rebuild in their next game, where they play Northampton Town.