Match Report - St. Neots Town

Half Time:

Kettering Town FC: 3

Goals

Spencer Weir-Daley 38
Rene Howe 38
Spencer Weir-Daley 43

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Substitutions

St. Neots Town: 0

Goals

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Full Time:

Kettering Town FC: 5

Goals

Spencer Weir-Daley 66
Wilson Carvalho 88

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Substitutions

Dominic Langdon > Kaid Mohamed49
Spencer Weir-Daley > Liam Canavan69

St. Neots Town: 1

Goals

Ryan Hawkins 52

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Substitutions

Declan Rogers > Jordan Patrick71
Michael Hyem > Tom Spark81


Match Report

IN A NUTSHELL: The Poppies had a convincing 5-1 win tonight at St Neots. Leading 3-0 at half time through a Spencer Weir-Daley brace and a Nathan Hicks strike, second half goals from Weir-Daley, for his hat-trick, and Wilson Carvalho completed the rout after Ryan Hawkins had given the hosts some hope at the start of the half. THE KETTERING SQUAD: Paul White replaced Craig Hill in goal and Dom Langdon came in for Kaid Mohammed who dropped to the bench. With Aaron O’Connor injured,Lewis Hornby replaced him on the bench. HOW THE GAME UNFOLDED: The Poppies took the game to the Saints from the kick-off. An early Liam Bateman cross was headed down by James Brighton and Rene Howe fired just wide. St Neots’ first foray forward saw James Haran head Paul Clark’s cross away for a corner. Kettering broke and Spencer Weir-Daley sent a lovely ball for Brighton to run onto and his left foot shot hit the right post with keeper,Alex Archer, beaten. On 14 minutes Kettering could have gone ahead. Rene Howe’s cross found skipper Brett Solkhon unmarked a few yards out- but the header was wide of goal. A minute later Kettering took the lead. The ball was crossed low down and as Archer dived on the ball under pressure from Weir-Daley- he spilled it- giving the Kettering striker an easy roll into the empty net. Howe fired wide again in the next minute and a couple of minutes on, Weir-Daley had the ball in the net again- but was ruled offside. It really was all Kettering and Howe’s 21st minute left foot shot hit the outside of the post. It wasn’t until the 27th minute that the Saints had a good chance with Ryan Hawkins setting up James Hall on the left –but the shot was into the side netting. Kettering came forward again and Brighton’s free kick was tipped over the bar by Archer. It was 2-0 on 38 minutes. A neat one-two on the left between Nathan Hicks and Weir-Daley saw Hicks finish well past Archer high to the keeper’s left. St Neots’ second chance came on 43 minutes but Declan Rogers miscued a good chance on the left and the ball sailed wide. It proved to be a costly miss as Kettering’s next attack saw them go three up. Howe’s turn and pass set up Weir-Daley who made no mistake with a crisp left foot shot in at the right post. Before the break the home team forced 5 successive corners- which had to be defended well. Half Time: St Neots Town 0 - 3 Kettering Town The Saints half time talk had some effect as they came out all guns blazing at the start of the half. Their outstanding player, Ryan Hawkins, got in a great cross from the left and Liam Bateman got in an important defensive header. Peter Clark then had a shot deflected just wide. Kaid Mohammed replaced Dom Langdon after 48 minutes due to a head injury. Unfortunately for the substitute, he lost possession in midfield just 5 minutes on and Hawkins’deflected shot flashed into the net giving Paul White no chance. White then took a Hawkins cross and on 58 minutes Hawkins’ searching low cross from the right beat everyone. Soon Bateman had to get in another great header to prevent danger. Just as St Neots looked as if they could come back into the game, Kettering scored a fourth and it was a hat-trick for Weir-Daley. Mohammed did well on the left. His inviting cross was partially cleared as far as Weir-Daley and his left foot shot was true and in at the right post. Weir-Daley was to be substituted on 69 minutes, but not before he hit the side netting with another low shot. He was replaced by Liam Canavan, as Lewis Hornby also came on for Brett Solkhon. Kettering consolidated although James Hall had a chance for the Saints, but put it wide. Home substitute Jordan Patrick shot wide for the hosts and with both Kettering central defenders now limping the Poppies were trying to see out the game. Gary Mulligan had to leave the field, and with Kettering down to 10 men Lewis Hornby filled in at the back. The Poppies did score a fifth, however, as Wilson Carvalho converted after a Mohammed cross was miscued by Canavan,into Carvalho’s path, for an easy finish. Full Time: St Neots Town 1 - 5 Kettering Town Attendance: 339 (Poppies fans about 125) Poppies Man of the Match: Spencer Weir-Daley Team line-ups: St Neots Town: 1 Alex Archer 2 Dom Mason 3 Jonny Hall 4 Rogan McGeorge 5 Tom Ward (Captain) 6 Tom Wood 7 Ryan Hawkins 8 Peter Clark 9 James Hall 10 Michael Hyem (15 Tom Spark,80) 11 Declan Rogers (16 Jordan Patrick,70) Subs Unused: 12 Miles Smith 13 Jamie Osborne 14 Dan Hobbs Yellow Card: McGeorge,39 Kettering Town: 1 Paul White 2 Liam Bateman 3 Dom Langdon (Kaid Mohammed,48) 4 Brett Solkhon (Capt) (15 Lewis Hornby,69) 5 James Haran 6 Gary Mulligan 7 Wilson Carvalho 8 Spencer Weir-Daley (14 Liam Canavan,69) 9 Rene Howe 10 Nathan Hicks 11 James Brighton Subs Unused: 12 Ben Baker 17 Craig Hill Yellow Cards: None.


Team Sheet

Location: Away (Rowley Park, St Neots)
Kick Off: 13th Sep 2016
Kettering Town FC
Blue & White
Captain: Brett Solkhon
1 Paul Walker
2 Liam Bateman
3 Dominic Langdon
4 Brett Solkhon
5 James Haran
6 Gary Mulligan
7 Wilson Carvalho
8 Spencer Weir-Daley
9 Rene Howe
10 Nathan Hicks
11 James Brighton
12 Ben Baker
14 Liam Canavan
15 Lewis Hornby
16 Kaid Mohamed
17 Craig Hill
St. Neots Town
Dark & Light Blue
Captain: Tom Ward
1 Alex Archer
2 Dom Mason
3 Jonny Hall
4 Rogan McGeorge
5 Tom Ward
6 Ton Wood
7 Ryan Hawkins
8 Peter Clark
9 James Hall
10 Michael Hyem
11 Declan Rogers
12 Miles Smith
14 Dan Hobbs
15 Tom Spark
16 Jordan Patrick