Match Report - Cirencester Town

Half Time:

Kettering Town FC: 3

Goals

Brett Solkhon 03
Rene Howe 10
Ben Stephens 12

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Substitutions

Cirencester Town: 2

Goals

Charlie Griffin 25
Charlie Griffin 45

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Full Time:

Kettering Town FC: 4

Goals

Wilson Carvalho 87

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Chris Carruthers 80

Substitutions

Ben Stephens > James Brighton63
Rene Howe > Liam Canavan85
Will Grocott > Elliot Sandy50

Cirencester Town: 3

Goals

Charlie Griffin 80

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Shayne Anson 71

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Substitutions

Ben Prictor > Zak Kotwica60
Aiden Bennett > Alex Dinsmore77


Match Report

TODAY’S MATCH SPONSORS: BRYONY’S BROUGHTON BRIGADE IN A NUTSHELL: Kettering were three goals up by the 20th minute through Brett Solkhon,Rene Howe and Ben Stephens. Cirencester’s leading scorer,Charlie Griffin got the visitors level, with goals in the 33rd and 44th minutes and an 82nd minute penalty. With Kettering down to 10 men after Chris Carruthers’ red card in the 81st minute, they then scored an 88th winner though Wilson Carvalho. THE KETTERING SQUAD: With the unlucky Paul Walker having to have stitches in a leg wound after the Slough game, in came Craig Hill in goal. James Brighton was added to the substitutes. HOW THE GAME UNFOLDED: It was a bitterly cold day at Latimer Park, with the pitch having recovered from the recent rainfall after more work during the morning from the now overworked groundsman and helpers. Playing against the keen breeze it was the Poppies who showed up initially as their early corner was cleared and Will Grocott’s free kick was scrambled away. The Centurians then forced a corner which was headed wide. The Poppies went ahead on 11 minutes. Grocott played a short corner to Perry Cotton, whose cross was charged down. Grocott latched onto the loose ball to cross for Brett Solkhon to score with a firm header. Craig Hill was then in action on 14 minutes, diving to his left to keep out Charlie Griffin’s 25 yard free kick. It was 2-0 four minutes later. Spencer Weir-Daley was put in on the right. His shot across goal hit the far post and rolled along the line for Rene Howe to stab in despite the presence of two defenders. Poppies fans were then in ecstasy just a minute later as Weir-Daley got in a high cross from the left and Ben Stephens ghosted in behind a defender to score. Cirencester were shocked but not beaten as they finally pushed forward and created a number of corners but could not get in on goal. The Poppies seemed to be resting on their laurels as Cirencester upped their work rate and began to come well back into the game. They pulled a goal back in the 33rd minute. With the Poppies defence looking for an offside, the ball was chased down on the left and crossed in for Griffin to pressurise Chris Carruthers in the six yard box and the ball went in. Own goal or striker’s goal? It was given to Griffin. Kettering began to look brittle in defence and were losing the midfield battle now and conceded a second goal just before the break. Another break saw the ball played to Griffin all alone 12 yards out, and his shot went in off the underside of the bar, with the Assistant ruling the ball had crossed the line. The second half saw Kettering gain two early, but fruitless, corners. Cirencester saw a free kick cleared. Ben Stephens had the ball in the net on the hour but was offside. Then Howe and Carvalho saw shots blocked as Kettering looked for another goal. Cirencester had an excellent chance to equalize in the 68th minute. James Mortimer-Jones created space in the penalty area – but the shot was past the right post with Hill beaten. James Brighton, on for Stephens saw a shot blocked on 70 minutes and, from Cirencester’s immediate quick break, substitute Zak Kotwica dragged a great chance wide of the left upright. Elliot Sandy,on for Will Grocott, glanced a 73rd minute header wide and in the next minute Carvalho’s shot was saved by Josh Langley. The equaliser came from the penalty spot on 82 minutes. Brighton overran the ball in midfield and a swift break saw Kotwica race in on goal. Chris Carruthers made contact and was red carded. Griffin completed his hat-trick from 12 yards. The 10 men reorganised with Liam Canavan replacing Rene Howe. Canavan was soon in action and on 88 minutes set up what was to be the winner. He won the ball to send Carvalho racing in on goal on the left and he scored with a low left foot drive past Langley. There was still time Cirencester as 5 minutes added time were played. Matt Liddiard saw his shot deflected wide and the last shot on goal saw Craig Hill make a critical and brilliant save to his left from Mark Pritchett’s low shot. This was not a game for a faint-hearted fan of either team! Full Time: Kettering Town Attendance: 489 Poppies man of the match: Herve Pepe-N’Goma Klondike: £140- number 4667- winner- congratulations to Rob Cox. Yellow cards: Kettering: None Cirencester: Anson,72 Red Card: Kettering: Carruthers,81 Substitutions: Kettering:Sandy for Grocott,50;Brighton for Stephens,64;Canavan for Howe,85. Cirencester: Kotwica for Prictor,60;Dinsmore for Bennett,78 Starting Line-ups: Kettering: Craig Hill;Perry Cotton;Chris Carruthers;Brett Solkhon (Captain);Garry Mulligan;Herve Pepe-N’Goma;Wilson Carvalho;Will Grocott;Rene Howe;Spencer Weir-Daley;Ben Stephens. Subs:Ben Baker;James Brighton;Liam Canavan;Dom Langdon;Elliot Sandy. Cirencester: Josh Langley;Anthony Brown;Ben Prictor;Mark Pritchett;Matt Liddiard;Shayne Anson;Brad Hooper;James Mortimer-Jones;Charlie Griffin;Aidan Bennett;Ollie Knight. Subs:Zak Kotwica;Alex Dinsmore;Adam Connolly;Jody Bevan.


Team Sheet

Location: Home (Latimar Park)
Kick Off: 05th Mar 2016
Kettering Town FC
Blue/White
Captain: Brett Solkhon
1 Craig Hill
2 Perry Cotton
3 Chris Carruthers
4 Brett Solkhon
5 Gary Mulligan
6 Herve Pepe-Ngoma
7 Wilson Carvalho
8 Will Grocott
9 Rene Howe
10 Spencer Weir-Daley
11 Ben Stephens
12 Ben Baker
14 James Brighton
15 Liam Canavan
16 Dominic Langdon
17 Elliot Sandy
Cirencester Town
Red/Black
Captain: Matt Liddiard
1 Josh Langley
2 Anthany Brown
3 Ben Prictor
4 Mark Pritchett
5 Matt Liddiard
6 Shayne Anson
7 Brad Hooper
8 James Mortimer-Jones
9 Charlie Griffin
10 Aiden Bennett
11 Ollie Knight
12 Zak Kotwica
14 Alex Dinsmore
15 Adam Connolly
16 Jody Bevan