Match Report - Chesham United

Half Time:

Kettering Town FC: 1

Goals

Aaron O Connor 13

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Substitutions

Chesham United: 0

Goals

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Full Time:

Kettering Town FC: 3

Goals

Matthew Stevens 78
Aaron O Connor 92

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Substitutions

Munashe Sundire > Gary Stohrer67
Rhys Hoenes > Matthew Stevens70
Liam Bateman > Lindon Meikle87

Chesham United: 1

Goals

Matt Beavans 53

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Substitutions

Jonjo Bates > David Hutton56
Victor Osobu > Oran Swales67


Match Report

TODAY’S MATCH SPONSOR: THE EXILES IN A NUTSHELL: Already a goal to the good with an Aaron O’Connor header after 14 minutes,the Poppies had to play for over 70 minutes with 10 men after Goalkeeper, Paul White saw red for an incident involving Victor Osubu. Chesham equalised on 54 minutes when stand in keeper, Brett Solkhon, was caught out by Matt Bevans’ free kick from the halfway line. However a fantastic effort from the ten men saw them take the lead through Matty Stevens in the 79th minute, before man of the match O’Connor scored again in added time. THE KETTERING SQUAD: With Michael Richens suspended and James Brighton not fully fit, Ben Toseland started again and Munashe Sundire started in midfield. Gary Mulligan had a back problem but was able to start. TEAM LINE-UPS: Kettering Town: 1 Paul White 2 Durrell Berry 3 Ben Toseland 4 Brett Solkhon (Captain) 5 Gary Mulligan 6 Munashe Sundire (16 Gary Stohrer,68) 7 Rhys Hoenes (15 Matty Stevens,70) 8 Aaron O’Connor 9 Rene Howe 10 Ben Milnes 11 Lindon Meikle (14 Liam Bateman,87) Unused Substitutes: 12 Ben Baker 18 James Brighton Yellow cards: Berry,37; O’Connor,72; Stevens,80; Red Card: White,21 CHESHAM UNITED: 1 Hafid Al’Droubi 2 Benji Crilley 3 Jhai Dillon 4 Matt Bevans 5 Darren Locke 6 Adam Pepera 7 Jon-Jo Bates (16 David Hutton,56) 8 Adam Watkins 9 Lewis Toomey (12 Shane Bush,59) 10 Alex Cathline 11 Victor Osubu (14 Oran Swales,68) Unused Substitutes: 16 Danny Green 17 Zack Reynolds Yellow Cards: Locke,52;Bevans,58 HOW THE GAME UNFOLDED: A pleasant autumn afternoon greeted the teams today at Latimer Park as Kettering attacked the Morrisons end in the first half. Kettering keeper,Paul White, was off his line to smother from Lewis Toomey within three minutes as Chesham started well, keeping the ball. However the Poppies soon threatened, as good work on the right by Lindon Meikle set up Aaron O’Connor with a chance but his shot was blocked out. Chesham had a let off in the 9th minute. Keeper, Hafid Al’Droubi flapped at a free kick and as the ball fell towards goal it was cleared off the line. Meikle met the loose ball and fired against the post, albeit a Kettering player was penalised for an offside. O’Connor then showed brilliant control to be able to collect a high ball,turn and shoot but Al’Droubi excelled by palming the shot over. The corner was cleared for a second Ben Milnes’ corner on the left. The cross came into the near post just over Brett Solkhon and O’Connor was waiting behind to head past Al’Droubi Chesham responded and Lewis Toomey got the better of Gary Mulligan with Munashe Sundire making an excellent last ditch tackle to send the shot away for a corner. There was a bit of argy bargy in the six yard box at the corner and White and Victor Osubu were warned. Another Chesham corner was won and as the restart was awaited, White was red carded after making some sort of contact with Osubu, who had appeared to stamp on the keeper’s foot. With Osubu prostrate, White left the field to be replaced by Brett Solkhon. Kettering had to reorganize with Rene Howe slotting in at centre back for the ten men. Solkhon gave confidence by taking a cross comfortably. Kettering had to regroup and Chesham began to dominate possession. Despite that, Kettering had a great chance to add to their lead on 29 minutes. Rhys Hoenes and O’Connor both chased down Al’Droubi and O’Connor had virtually an open goal as his left foot shot lacked power and Adam Pepera got back to clear away from the goal line. It was a great chance to score. Five minutes later, Kettering had another chance as Hoenes’ header hit the top of the bar from Milnes’ corner. Chesham finally threatened the goal on 39 minutes. Osubu’s shot came off of Gary Mulligan, hit the post and bounced into the arms of a relieved Solkhon. In added time in the half, O’Connor almost scored again for Kettering. Running onto a through ball he lobbed the keeper only to see Pepera again clear off the line. Half Time: Kettering Town 1 - 0 Chesham United The second period started off quietly, with Kettering being forced back- but with Chesham not really threatening. Solkhon looked confident with crosses though and rarely looked troubled. It was Kettering who had the first real chance of the half as Meikle was fouled. Milnes’ free kick came off the wall-which seemed rather too close to the kick. Chesham equalised on 54 minutes. A foul on the halfway line gave them a free kick. Spotting Solkhon out of goal, Matt Bevans launched a perfect free kick into the net from fully 50 yards, for a great strike. Jhai Dillon’s 61st minute corner from the right landed on top of the net with Solkhon policing his crossbar… For Kettering Meikle fired wide as did Toomey for Chesham. The Generals were having most of the ball as they tried to break down the resolute Kettering team, and to be honest, they were not really threatening the home goal at this stage, A number of substitutions were made- by both sides- in an effort to get a grip on the game. A Poppies 74th minute corner saw a lot of pushing and shoving in the six yard box as the ball drifted wide. Young Ben Toseland was having a good game and his surging run on 77 minutes saw him exchange passes with Meikle and his resultant shot from 12 yards was beaten away by the keeper. Incredibly, Kettering took the lead on 79 minutes. Aaron O’Connor, whose workrate was phenomenal, took a pass down the left. His run along the goal line on the left took him past Pepera and his cross was bundled in by Matty Stevens at the near post, as the home fans behind the goal went wild. Pepera got forward a couple of minutes later but the sot was wild, high and wide. It might have been expected that Chesham were to push forward for the equaliser – as they did- but the Poppies stood firm and Solkhon took a Dillon cross very well. He also took another cross and appeared to be fouled as he threw the ball away from the goal line- but play continued to no avail for Chesham. With the visitors committing men forward, Kettering could break and Stevens’ run saw his shot knocked away for a corner. Then Durrell Berry fired wide in a rare personal foray forward. Solkhon took a Dillon free kick and that was it for Chesham as Kettering scored again in the second minute of added time. Rene Howe won the ball in the right back position in his own half and ran away down the right. Exchanging passes, he got into the penalty area to lay the ball back for O’Connor to finish well. It was inspiring stuff for the home fans who waited to applaud the team off the pitch. Next up it’s Banbury at home on Tuesday evening (7.45pm) and then at Basford in the Emirates F A Cup on Saturday (3pm). Full Time: Kettering Town 3 - 1 Chesham United Attendance: 598 Klondike: Andrew Scott wins £165 with ticket number: 18033 Elgoods Brewery Poppies Man of the Match selected by Sponsors,The Exiles : Aaron O’Connor


Team Sheet

Location: Home (Latimer Park)
Kick Off: 23rd Sep 2017
Kettering Town FC
Red/Black
Captain: Brett Solkhon
1 Paul White
2 Durrell Berry
3 Ben Toseland
4 Brett Solkhon
5 Gary Mulligan
6 Munashe Sundire
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
16 Gary Stohrer
18 James Brighton
Chesham United

Captain:
1 Hafed Aldroubi
2 Benji Crilley
3 Jhai Dhillon
4 Matt Beavans
5 Darren Locke
6 Adam Pepera
7 Jonjo Bates
8 Adam Watkins
9 Lewis Toomey
10 Alex Cathline
11 Victor Osobu
12 Shame Bush
14 Oran Swales
15 Danny Green
16 David Hutton
17 Zack Reynolds