Match Report - Cinderford Town

Half Time:

Kettering Town FC: 2

Goals

Aaron O Connor 08
Brett Solkhon 09

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Cinderford Town: 0

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Full Time:

Kettering Town FC: 2

Goals

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Cinderford Town: 0

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Match Report

IN A NUTSHELL: Two goals from Aaron O’Connor and Brett Solkhon in the first 10 minutes set up the possibility of a big win against bottom club Cinderford Town. However, the Foresters appear to be made of harder stuff under their new Manager, and with some new players. They harried and fought for the rest of the game and could have scored a couple of goals in the second half. As it was, the Poppies kept a clean sheet and took the points. That’s 13 points now from the last 6 games.

THE KETTERING SQUAD: Manager,Marcus Law, sprang a surprise as left back, Jack Kelly was transferred from Hayes and Yeading in time to play. Liam Canavan returned after suspension,and with Lewis Hornby keeping his starting place, Wilson Carvalho was on the bench. Aaron O’Connor got the nod ahead of leading scorer Spencer Weir-Daley. With physio, Richard Bath having to give up the job, medically trained Dom Langdon agreed to deputise

HOW THE GAME UNFOLDED: Cinderford have lost all their away league games to date and they started very brightly with a chance created early on but the effort was high and wide. The Poppies forced two corners at the Morrisons end but both were cleared. The Foresters looked good going forward at this stage as Karnell Chambers saw his shot blocked. Kettering scored in just the 8th minute. James Brighton threaded a ball through for Aaron O’Connor who beat keeper Cameron Clarke with a low shot from the right. This lead was doubled within 90 seconds from a third corner from the right. Brighton’s kick was met by a firm header into the net from Brett Solkhon. Would the flood gates open? Cinderford were very spirited and chased everything and on 14 minutes new signing Matthew Thomas flicked a shot onto the top of Dean Snedker’s net. Kettering lost Gary Mulligan on 16 minutes as he sustained a nose injury and Wilson Carvalho came on necessitating a positional change for Lewis Hornby. O’Connor nearly made it 3-0 after 20 minutes as he ran onto Hornby’s pass but Clarke stopped the shot with his legs with a vital save. Clarke then had to dive full length to his left to push away Carvalho’s low shot. Kettering were still creating the better of the chances and on 35 minutes Carvalho’s low cross was blazed over by Rene Howe- it was a great chance. It was the Howe’s turn to set up Hornby but the shot was drilled just wide. Cinderford were very competitive in the tackle and the Referee seemed happy to allow some hefty challenges- and at the same time they were keen to break quickly with some speedy players. The nearest they got was a 42nd minute shot which Chambers put wide. Finally in the half, Kettering’s Hornby fired a free kick into the box and the ball drifted just wide of goal.

Half Time: Kettering Town 2 - 0 Cinderford Town

The Poppies could well have conceded a goal after four minutes into the half as Thomas and Chambers saw shots come off James Haran,on the goal line, and then Brett Solkhon. How the ball didn’t go in was a mystery. For Kettering, Liam Canavan’s free kick from a good position drifted wide. Then Cinderford’s Gethyn Hill saw his shot deflected for a corner. Kettering replied and Brighton’s cross was met by Howe and the shot was deflected wide. On 63 minutes Cinderford could have scored again. Hill was allowed to run past the defence but he poked his shot wide as Snedker came off his line. O’Connor’s turn and shot didn’t trouble Clarke and Cinderford’s next attack saw Chambers shoot high over. Hill did get the ball in the net but was well offside. The Foresters were winning all the 50/50 balls now and their quick play looked threatening. Thomas got clear but lobbed a poor effort over the bar. As the game entered the final 20 minutes, Canavan’s 35 yarder was beaten away by Clarke. Hill shot wide for Cinderford from a good position and on 76 minutes the home defence went missing and Thomas put the ball past Snedker- but wide of the left upright. Spencer Weir-Daley replaced O’Connor and almost straight away placed a shot into the side netting. Kettering fans breathed a sigh of relief as the game petered out, albeit that Snedker saved a shot from substitute, Callum McConie.

The Poppies are at home again on Tuesday for a vital clash with Frome Town.Kick-off is at 7.45pm.

Full Time: Kettering Town 2 - 0 Cinderford Town

Attendance: 433

Poppies Man of the Match: Jack Kelly

Klondike Result: (£130) Number 12048; Winner: Eunice Eaves

Team line-ups:

Kettering Town: 1 Dean Snedker 2 James Haran 3 Jack Kelly 4 Brett Solkhon (Captain) 5 Paul Malone 6 Gary Mulligan (14 Wilson Carvalho,16) 7 Lewis Hornby (15 Nathan Hicks,73) 8 Aaron O’Connor (16 Spencer Weir-Daley,81) 9 Rene Howe 10 Liam Canavan 11 James Brighton

Subs Unused: 12 Matthew Barnes-Homer 17 Paul White

Yellow cards: None

Cinderford Town 1 Cameron Clarke 2 Miles John (14 Blaine Waugh,80) 3 Jack Alderdice 4 Josh Nelmes 5 James Bloom 6 Ben Hands 7 Jaye Bowen (15 Haydon Turner,80) 8 Sam Hicks 9 Matthew Thomas 10 Gethyn Hill 11 Karnell Chambers (12 Callum McConie,69)

Sub unused: 17 Paul Michael

Yellow cards: None


Team Sheet

Location: Home (Latimer Park)
Kick Off: 03rd Dec 2016
Kettering Town FC
Red/Black
Captain:
1 Dean Snedker
2 James Haran
3 Jack Kelly
4 Brett Solkhon
5 Paul Malone
6 Gary Mulligan
7 Lewis Hornby
8 Aaron O Connor
9 Rene Howe
10 Liam Canavan
11 James Brighton
12 Matthew Barnes-Homer
14 Wilson Carvalho
15 Nathan Hicks
16 Spencer Weir-Daley
17 Paul White
Cinderford Town
Green Green
Captain:
1 Cameron Clarke
2 Miles John
3 Jack Alderoice
4 Josh Nelmes
5 james Bloom
6 Ben Hanos
7 Jaye Bowen
8 Sam Hicks
9 Matthew Thomas
10 Getyn Hill
11 Karnell chambers
12 Callum Mconie
14 Blaine Waugh
15 Hayden Turner
17 Paul Micheal