Match Report - Newlands Shield 2nd Leg
Kettering Town FC: 0
Ben Bradshaw 22
Rugby Town FC: 1
Jake Woolley 23
Kettering Town FC: 0
James Haran 56
Rebus Richard-Noel > Tom King64
Jack O'Connor > Dylan Otshudy64
Dethanial Western > Ethan Lee65
Paul Walker > Jamie Dean77
Rugby Town FC: 4
David Kolodynski 45
Jorna Moulton 74
Aron Wint 82
David Kolodynski > Aron Wint55
Aiden Print > Jorna Moulton62
James Jepson > Mussa Yussuf73
Louis Hamalton > Dominic Bolton73
Rugby completed a comprehensive 9-3 aggregate win over the Poppies tonight with a 4-0 home victory on the back of the 5-3 win at Kettering on Saturday-to claim the Newlands Shield.
Tonight’s goals came from Jake Woolley, David Kolodynski, Jorna Moulton and Aron Wint.
Kettering played an experimental side only, with a couple more triallists featuring and only Paul Walker and Spencer Weir-Daley featuring from the first team squad. Both were substituted in the second half.
Tonight’s teams: Rugby: Louis Connor (Ben Heath 57);Aiden Print (Jorna Moulton 63);Nathan Fox;Richard Lavery (yellow.90);Jamie Tank;Jason Lee;Louis Hamilton (Mussa Yussuf,73);Andy Gooding (Captain);David Kolodynski (Aron Wint 57);James Jepson (Dominic Bolton,73) Jake Woolley. Not Used ; Ashley Bodycote
Kettering: Paul Walker (Jamie Dean77);Callum Westwood;Peter Williams(Detahniel Western,63);Ben Bradshaw (yellow,23);Blaze Punter; James Harran;Nathan Bobowicz;Ethan Lee (Reubus Richard-Noel,63);Dylan Otshudi (Jack O’Connor,63);Spencer Weir-Daley (Captain) (Jordan Wilson,46 – yellow 90);Tom King.
Kettering’s triallists were James Hannan (formerly QPR) and Tom King (Shrewsbury) with ex Barwell man Blaze Punter getting another start.
Rugby started brightly with Louis Hamilton looping a shot over, and for Kettering Spencer Weir-Daley had a shot blocked. David Kolodynski had a couple of shots to no avail, but it was Rugby who took the lead on 24 minutes.
Andy Gooding’s free kick was pushed onto a post by Paul Walker and Jake Woolley had an easy tap in off the rebound. Ben Bradshaw fired well wide for Kettering before Woolley had a great chance to double the lead but shot straight at Walker.
Kolodynski created a couple of openings but fired wide both times. Kettering then had a great chance to equalize- but Tom King could only poke the ball to Louis Connor in the home goal.
So it was 1-0 at half time.
Within 60 seconds of the second half it was 2-0 as Hamilton easily outpaced Peter Williams and his low cross was put in by Kolodynski. Kettering’s Otshudi may have done better as he lost control in front of goal, and on 75 minutes it was 3-0.
Poor defending gave substitute Jorna Moulton a clear sight of goal and he powered the ball past Walker.
It was 4-0 on 82 minutes as Aron Wint also benefited from some shoddy defending.
Young Jack O’Connor from last year’s under 18’s impressed on coming on and forced Ben Heath into a good save and then headed wide from a free kick.
In the last minute Ben Bradshaw, who also impressed on the night, saw his well struck free kick just saved by Heath.
Kettering Vice Chairman and Secretary, Neil Griffin, Manager of Newlands presented the shield to Rugby at the end of the match.