Match Report - Kings Langley

Half Time:

Kettering Town FC: 0

Goals

Yellow Cards

Liam Canavan 43

Red Cards

Substitutions

Kings Langley: 0

Goals

Yellow Cards

Red Cards

Substitutions


Full Time:

Kettering Town FC: 2

Goals

Liam Canavan 59
Paul Malone 88

Yellow Cards

Rene Howe 49
Dominic Langdon 64

Red Cards

Substitutions

Liam Canavan > Brett Solkhon67
Mathew Barnes-Homer > Brett Solkhon67
Wilson Carvalho > Callum Westwood86

Kings Langley: 1

Goals

Jorell Johnson 54

Yellow Cards

Emmanuel Folarin 76

Red Cards

Ryan Plowright 93

Substitutions

Jack Pattison > Gary Connolly73
Connor Toomey > Ollie Cox79
Jerry Amgo > Joe Gallagher86


Match Report

IN A NUTSHELL: The first half of this game lacked any real quality, but a late Paul Malone goal won the game for the Poppies after they had fallen behind in the 54th minute to a Jorell Johnson opener. Liam Canavan had equalized five minutes after the Kings Langley goal, with a fantastic 30 yarder.

THE KETTERING SQUAD: With James Brighton injured the only change to the starting line up saw Lewis Hornby start. Rene Howe was on the bench.

HOW THE GAME UNFOLDED: After some rain, the pitch was greasy and soft in places as the Poppies kicked off in front of a sparse crowd. Kings Langley created the first opening, but Dean Hitchcock blazed over. On 5 minutes Kettering forced their way into the home penalty area and Lewis Hornby’s goalbound shot was somehow pawed away by home keeper Danny Boness with a great save. Spencer Weir-Daley’s 12th minute effort was collected by Boness and the keeper then held a Wilson Carvalho curler from the left. On 15 minutes, home striker Immanuelson Duku benefited from a slip by James Haran and ran clear. With only Dean Snedker to beat he fired wide of the right post. It was a let off for Kettering. Duku fashioned another two openings only to fire high over the bar both times. Kettering saw a corner headed goalwards by Paul Malone- but Boness collected and Carvalho’s low shot was saved by the keeper. As the half came towards a close, Malone’s header from a corner was cleared off the line- although the Referee saw an infringement. Then Boness spilled a cross from Matthew Barnes-Homer- but recovered before Weir-Daley could get his foot to the ball. Duku headed over- and despite his threatening play in the half, he could not hit the target. Overall it had been a poor half for both sides.

Half Time: Kings Langley 0 - 0 Kettering Town

The second half started slowly although Jerry Amoo did send Duku clear- but the Assistant’s flag intervened. Kings took the lead after 54 minutes. The Poppies failed to cover a short corner on the left and the ball was played across to the far post where Jorell Johnson reacted the quickest to fire in from close range. However within 5 minutes it was 1-1. Liam Canavan picked up the ball 35 yards out on the left and his fierce shot deceived Boness and flew past him into the top of the net. It was a stunner. From the restart Kettering won the ball and Lewis Hornby’s 25 yard low right foot shot beat Boness and cannoned off of the left upright. Hornby was soon in action at the other end as Kings attacked as he blocked a Duku shot away for a corner. Then, back at the other end, Boness had to get down quickly to smother from Hornby. Kettering brought on Brett Solkhon and Rene Howe for Canavan and Barnes-Homer and immediately began to get a better grip on the game. Dom Langdon’s shot was deflected towards goal by Solkhon- only for home skipper, Connor Toomey to block for a corner. On 71 minutes Kettering could have taken the lead as Haran, unmarked, headed wide from a Hornby corner. It was a great chance. A few minutes later, Carvalho got on the end of a Howe flick on- but could only steer the ball over the bar. With 10 minute remaining, Duku again created space and this time he fired wide of the right post. It wasn’t his night. Kettering were having the better of the last 10 minutes and forced a free kick and some corners as they looked for the winner. And it came. With a couple of minutes of normal time remaining Hornby took a corner on the right.His corners had been good all night- and the cross to the far post was headed back across goal by Solkhon for Malone to sweep into the net- to the delight of the Kettering players and fans. In added time Duku put a left foot shot wide and a nasty incident saw Ryan Plowright red carded for a stamp on substitute, Callum Westwood. Now onto a tough game at Hitchin on Saturday, who have gone 12 league games unbeaten, and then at home to Redditch next Tuesday.

Full Time: Kings Langley 1 - 2 Kettering Town

Attendance: 128 (Poppies fans estimated at 50)

Poppies Man of the Match: Paul Malone

Team line-ups:

Kings Langley 1 Danny Boness 2 Emmanuel Folarin 3 Ryan Plowright 4 Connor Toomey (Captain) (15 Ollie Cox, 79) 5 Jorell Johnson 6 Jack Pattison (17 Gary Connolly,73) 7 Jerry Amoo (12 Joe Gallagher,86) 8 Dean Hitchcock 9 Immanuelson Duku 10 David Hutton 11 Josh Chamberlain

Subs Unused: 14 Mason Bush 16 Charlie Ten-Grotenhuis

Yellow card: Folarin,76

Red Card: Plowright,90+3

Kettering Town: 1 Dean Snedker 2 Nathan Hicks 3 Dom Langdon 4 Gary Mulligan (Captain) 5 James Haran 6 Paul Malone 7 Wilson Carvalho (14 Callum Westwood,86) 8 Spencer Weir-Daley 9 Matthew Barnes-Homer (16 Rene Howe,67) 10 Liam Canavan (12 Brett Solkhon,67) 11 Lewis Hornby

Subs Unused: 15 Jordan Wilson 17 Paul White

Yellow cards: Canavan,43; Langdon,64;Howe,76


Team Sheet

Location: Away (Gaywood Park, Kings Langley)
Kick Off: 15th Nov 2016
Kettering Town FC
Blue & White
Captain:
1 Dean Snedker
2 Nathan Hicks
3 Dominic Langdon
4 Gary Mulligan
5 James Haran
6 Paul Malone
7 Wilson Carvalho
8 Spencer Weir-Daley
9 Mathew Barnes-Homer
10 Liam Canavan
11 Lewis Hornby
12 Brett Solkhon
14 Callum Westwood
15 Jordan Wilson
16 Rene Howe
17 Paul White
Kings Langley
Black & White
Captain:
1 Danny Boness
2 Emmanuel Folarin
3 Ryan Plowright
4 Connor Toomey
5 Jorell Johnson
6 Jack Pattison
7 Jerry Amgo
8 Dean Hitchcock
9 Immanuelson Duku
10 David Hutton
11 Josh Chamberlain
12 Joe Gallagher
14 Mason Bush
15 Ollie Cox
16 Charlieten Gaotenhlis
17 Gary Connolly