Match Report - Weymouth

Half Time:

Kettering Town FC: 1

Goals

Rene Howe 20

Yellow Cards

Michael Richens 45

Red Cards

Substitutions

Weymouth: 2

Goals

Ben Thompson 28
Jordan Rose 33

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Red Cards

Substitutions


Full Time:

Kettering Town FC: 1

Goals

Yellow Cards

Red Cards

Substitutions

James Brighton > Liam Bateman52
Rhys Hoenes > Matthew Stevens56
Durrell Berry > Gary Stohrer84

Weymouth: 3

Goals

Harry Baker 83

Yellow Cards

Red Cards

Substitutions

Josh Wakefield > Charlie Davis76
Brandon Goodship > Aaron Rodrigguez81


Match Report

IN A NUTSHELL: Despite taking a 19th minute lead through an own goal, the Poppies went in at the break losing 2-1 after two goals in six minutes from Ben Thomson and Jordan Rose. In fairness Weymouth could have lead by more at the break. The second period saw Kettering do everything but score and equalise and they were finally beaten with a goal on the break from Harry Baker with 7 minutes to go. THE KETTERING SQUAD: There were no changes from the team that started at Romulus with Matt Stevens coming back in on the bench. Line-ups: WEYMOUTH: 1 Mark Travers 2 Calvin Brooks 3 Mark Cooper 4 Ashley Wells 5 Jordan Rose 6 Callum Buckley 7 Josh Carmichael 8 Jake McCarthy (Captain) 9 Ben Thomson 10 Brandon Goodship (16 Harry Baker,81) 11 Josh Wakefield (14 Charlie Davis,77) Unused Substitutes: 12 Toby Down 13 Joe Prodomo 15 Aaron Rodriguez Yellow Cards: Cooper,67;Thomson,81. KETTERING TOWN: 1 Paul White 2 Durrell Berry (19 Gary Stohrer,84) 3 James Brighton (14 Liam Bateman,53) 4 Brett Solkhon (Captain) 5 Gary Mulligan 6 Michael Richens 7 Rhys Hoenes (15 Matt Stevens,57) 8 Aaron O’Connor 9 Rene Howe 10 Ben Milnes 11 Lindon Meikle Unused Substitutes: 12 Ben Baker 20 Munashe Sundire Yellow Card: Richens,45. HOW THE GAME UNFOLDED: The Poppies started well on a windy and showery afternoon at the Wessex Stadium, showing some confident play and slick passing. Despite that, Durrell Berry made a vital block from a Ben Thomson effort, as the visiting defence opened up. Michael Richens saw keeper, Mark Travers, off his line and his shot was under the bar from 45 yards- but the tall Travers back-peddled and held under the bar. Richens was in action the other end on 8 minutes as his foul led to a Weymouth free kick but Jake McCarthy’s shot was blocked by the defensive wall. Richens was getting stuck in early on- but the Referee seemed to be happy with his challenges. McCarthy, in open play, fired straight at Paul White, as Weymouth began to dominate in midfield. For Kettering, Aaron O’Connor won a corner, which was easily cleared. White took a dangerous looking cross from Josh Wakefield, and then an unchallenged run through from defender, Callum Buckley, saw his left foot drive go just wide of the left upright. Thomson’s 16th minute shot was beaten away by White and then Gary Mulligan lost the ball and a corner was conceded, which was scrambled away. The Poppies went ahead on 19 minutes, a little against the run of play. Rene Howe intercepted a poor ball out of defence and ran down the left channel. His low cross was put into his own net by Buckley, with Rhys Hoenes waiting to pounce behind him. Despite their lead, the Poppies were being overwhelmed in the middle of the park by the five home midfielders and the defence was being exposed on virtually every attack. White saved from Josh Carmichael and right wing back Calvin Brooks made a couple of incisive runs. The first saw his shot deflected away for a corner and the second was deflected just wide by Mulligan. Brooks made his offensive play count on 28 minutes. He beat James Brighton to the ball and went inside from the right past a couple of tackles- setting up Thomson for an easy left foot finish past White from close in. There was a period of very heavy rain – a monsoon said someone - which must have been unpleasant to play in – but it did not stop Weymouth taking the lead in the 33rd minute. A short corner on the left was not well defended and the cross came in for Jordan Rose to knock in past White from a few yards out. The game then settled to midfield mediocrity as Kettering tried to re-group and Weymouth did not throw as many men forward. Richens finally was yellow carded for an accumulation of fouls and from the final free kick conceded, Brandon Goodship fired just over. The Poppies would have been glad to see the interval only one goal down. Half Time: WEYMOUTH 2 - 1 KETTERING TOWN The half started as the fist half had ended. Goodship was allowed to turn and shoot, but the effort was just over the bar. Then poor defending allowed Brooks to advance into the six yard box on the right. His cross looped up to the far post where Goodship faced an open goal- but he stabbed the ball wide. James Brighton had to go off injured and was replaced by Liam Bateman. After the first ten minutes of the half, Kettering seemed to wake up, with Ben Milnes coming into the game after a very quiet first half. Lindon Meikle won a corner which was defended well and, in now what was a rare Weymouth foray forward, Rose’s shot was deflected just wide of goal with White stranded. Matt Stevens replaced Rhys Hoenes, who had struggled to get into this game, and Kettering began to show promise. Milnes’ 59th minute cross saw Travers make a great save from Howe’s goalbound header and from the corner, Stevens headed wide. Goodship broke through for Weymouth on 62 minutes but fell over the ball and in the next minute Stevens headed in for Kettering – but he was ruled offside. On 65 minutes, Milnes’ free kick was just too far in front of Rene Howe for the striker to get the telling touch. Weymouth were having to rely on breakaways – which were generally incisive and Berry again made a vital interception. Stevens headed wide from a 68th minute cross from Milnes and he then headed Liam Bateman’s cross wide. Another good, but rare, break from Weymouth, saw White save easily from Wakefield. On 74 minutes Berry’s cross from the right was headed over Travers- but also just over the bar by O’Connor. A couple of minutes later after a clearance from a corner, Milnes crossed from the left. His cross was met by Howe at the far post and the header skimmed the top of the bar. Charlie Davis had replaced Wakefield for Weymouth and is first shot on 78 minutes was saved by White. Kettering broke and Bateman’s shot was easy for Travers. As Kettering pushed continually forward, they were vulnerable to the quick break and on 83 minutes Weymouth broke to the maximum effect to seal their win with a third goal. With Berry stranded upfield, they broke down the left for Davis to have a great chance. His shot was parried away by White but substitute Harry Baker was on hand to tap in. Kettering threw everything into attack in the final minutes with Richens firing high and wide and then forcing six corners. Stevens did everything but score in his 35 minutes, or so, on the field and only a last gasp defensive tackle stopped him scoring in added time. White had to save from a final breakout involving Baker and Thomson. The Poppies now visit St Ives on Tuesday night before taking on Kidsgrove Athletic in the Cup at home next Saturday. Full Time: WEYMOUTH 3 - 1 KETTERING TOWN Attendance: 684 (Poppies fans estimated at 80) Poppies Man of the Match: Paul White


Team Sheet

Location: Away (Weymouth)
Kick Off: 09th Sep 2017
Kettering Town FC
Blue/White
Captain:
1 Paul White
2 Durrell Berry
3 James Brighton
4 Brett Solkhon
5 Gary Mulligan
6 Michael Richens
7 Rhys Hoenes
8 Aaron O Connor
9 Rene Howe
10 Ben Milnes
11 Lindon Meikle
12 Ben Baker
14 Liam Bateman
15 Matthew Stevens
19 Gary Stohrer
20 Munashe Sundire
Weymouth
Blue/Claret
Captain:
1 Mark Travers
2 Calvin Brooks
3 Mark Cooper
4 Ashley Wells
5 Jordan Rose
6 Callum Buckley
7 Josh Carmichael
8 Jake McCarthy
9 Ben Thompson
10 Brandon Goodship
11 Josh Wakefield
12 Toby Down
13 Joe Prodomo
14 Charlie Davis
15 Aaron Rodrigguez
16 Harry Baker