Match Report - St Ives Town
Kettering Town FC: 2
James Brighton 08
Spencer Weir-Daley 33
St Ives Town: 0
Kettering Town FC: 7
Spencer Weir-Daley 54
Spencer Weir-Daley 57
Spencer Weir-Daley 61
Rene Howe 79
Wilson Carvalho 89
Liam Canavan > Rene Howe67
Ben Stephens > Spencer Weir-Daley68
James Brighton > Callum Westwood72
St Ives Town: 0
Liam Mcdevitt 62
Jack Higgs > Lee Chaffery64
Jack Bradshaw > Jared Cunniff70
IN A NUTSHELL:
The Poppies scored their highest away league win for some time as they swept aside St Ives. In front at half time through James Brighton and Spencer Weir-Daley, the second half produced five more goals with Weir-Daley completing a second four goal haul in a week, and Rene Howe and Wilson Carvalho completing the scoring.
THE KETTERING SQUAD: The squad was missing Paul White,Liam Bateman, Ben Bradshaw, Lewis Hornby and Aaron O’Connor (subject to a 7 day approach from Corby Town) reporting ill on the day. Nathan Hicks filled in at right back. Dom Langdon returned after unavailability. Paul Malone came in at the back and Matthew Barnes-Homer started. Brett Solkhon and Rene Howe were amongst the substitutes.
HOW THE GAME UNFOLDED:
It was cold and breezy at the Pro-Edge Stadium as the game kicked off with a great away support in evidence. Good natured singing and banter started in front of the clubhouse- making a great atmosphere. Early exchanges were rather tame although a 5th minute Liam Canavan shot did cannon off of Spencer Weir-Daley but Tim Trebes in the home goal was not troubled. The game was still settling down when Kettering took a 7th minute lead. A mistake by Scott Sinclair gave James Brighton a run on goal and his crisp left foot drive easily beat Trebes. The Ives gained a corner a few minutes later, cleared by Paul Malone and Jack Higgs’ left foot effort was wide of the target. The Poppies had a clear shout for a penalty as contact was made on Brighton as he went through. The Referee, Mr. Cheek,waived away the appeals. Kettering were dominating and a one-two between Matthew Barnes-Homer and Brighton saw Barnes-Homer preferring to cross rather than shoot and the chance was lost. Barnes-Homer then set up a shot for Weir-Daley which was held by Trebes. Still within the first 25 minutes, Brighton’s 25 yarder was wide. Dom Langdon’s mis-hit cross was held under his own bar by Trebes, and the keeper then saved Canavan’s header from Wilson Carvalho’s cross. Barnes-Homer then got the better of Charlie De’Ath and his dangerous looking cross was cleared. Weir-Daley then scooted clear but was brought back by the Assistant’s flag for a dodgy looking offside. Weir-Daley didn’t have to wait long though as, in the next minute, a complete hash by centre backs De’Ath and Liam McDevitt, gifted him another run on goal and his finish past Trebes was assured. St Ives were struggling to make any impression at all and Canavan fired over from 30 yards. Dean Snedker took a decent looking cross from Buster Harradine just before the break- but he had not had a shot to save all half.
Half Time: St Ives Town 0 - 2 Kettering Town
Snedker took a 47th minute cross which looped off a player as Harradine sustained a nose injury in his challenge for the ball. It was then Trebes’ turn to save as he collected a gentle effort from Carvalho. Weir-Daley made it 3-0 after 54 minutes as he controlled a cross from the right by Carvalho and picked his spot past Trebes. Within 3 minutes it was 4-0.Brighton was fouled by McDevitt and Weir-Daley’s penalty came off the bar before nestling in the side of the net behind Trebes. Weir-Daley was on fire and,on the hour, his turn and left foot shot went wide. Not to be outdone he scored again three minutes later. Canavan tried a low free kick from 30 yards which Weir-Daley somehow intercepted and controlled and ran on to beat Trebes to his right. The home defence must have been pleased to see Rene Howe replace Weir-Daley on 68 minutes as he left to a standing ovation. The Ives’ Ben Seymour-Shove had a couple of efforts as he fired wide and then forced Snedker into a save with the next shot. On 78 minutes Carvalho forced his way through, rounding Trebes, on the left and only a last ditch foot out by substitute,Lee Chaffey, almost on the goal line, prevented a goal. Within two minutes it was 6-0.Howe benefited from poor defending and ran on to put his low left foot shot in at the right post, for a very neat finish. Kettering’s one defensive error on 82 minutes gave ex Corby man, Tom McGowan a shot which was held by Snedker. Carvalho completed the rout for Kettering in the 89th minute as he stepped inside from the left and rifled the ball high past Trebes and in at the left upright. A comprehensive win for the Poppies , who will now field a strong side against Peterborough Sports on Tuesday in the Hillier Cup (7.45pm) before travelling to Witton Albion next Saturday for an F A Trophy tie (3pm).
Full Time: St Ives Town 0 - 7 Kettering Town
Attendance: 495 (Poppies fans estimated at 175 )
Poppies Man of the Match: The whole team
Team line-ups: St Ives Town: 1 Tim Trebes 2 Scott Sinclair 3 Mark Coulson (12 Harry O’Malley, 64) 4 Charlie De’Ath (Captain) 5 Liam McDevitt 6 Jack Higgs (14 Lee Chaffey,64) 7 Ben Seymour-Shove 8 Tom McGowan 9 Buster Harradine 10 Jack Bradshaw (15 Jared Cunliffe,70) 11 Jordan Jarrold
Sub Unused: 16 Tiago Dias
Yellow cards: McDevitt,57;De’Ath,62)
Kettering Town: 1 Dean Snedker 2 Nathan Hicks 3 Dom Langdon 4 Gary Mulligan(Captain) 5 James Haran 6 Paul Malone 7 Wilson Carvalho 8 Spencer Weir-Daley (15 Rene Howe,68) 9 Matthew Barnes-Homer 10 Liam Canavan (14 Ben Stephens,68) 11 James Brighton (16 Callum Westwood,72)
Subs Unused: 12 Brett Solkhon 17 Jamie Dean
Yellow card: Haran,70.