Match Report - Banbury United

Half Time:

Kettering Town FC: 1

Goals

Brett Solkhon 09

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Banbury United: 0

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Darren Pond 06

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Full Time:

Kettering Town FC: 3

Goals

Ben Milnes 68
Rhys Hoenes 92

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Aaron O Connor > Matthew Stevens70

Banbury United: 0

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George Nash 53

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Match Report

TODAY’S MATCH SPONSOR: PROSAW PROGRAMME SPONSORS: GARY AND KAREN LEWIS IN A NUTSHELL: Kettering were unbeaten at home and Banbury unbeaten away- so something had to give- and it was the Poppies who came out on top, in what was a convincing 3-0 victory. A 16th minute Brett Solkhon strike was all Kettering had to show for dominating the first period and second half goals from Ben Milnes on 67 minutes and a Rene Howe penalty in added time put an air of reality on the scoreline- with Banbury only having one shot on target all game. THE KETTERING SQUAD: Michael Richens returned after suspension and Munashe Sundire reverted to the bench. TEAM LINE-UPS: Kettering Town: 1 Paul White 2 Durrell Berry (14 Liam Bateman,48) 3 Ben Toseland 4 Brett Solkhon (Captain) 5 Gary Mulligan 6 Michael Richens 7 Rhys Hoenes 8 Aaron O’Connor (15 Matthew Stevens,70) 9 Rene Howe 10 Ben Milnes 11 Lindon Meikle (12 Ben Baker,86) Unused Substitutes: 15 Gary Stohrer 18 Munashe Sundire Yellow cards:None BANBURY UNITED: 1 Jack Harding 2 Tom Westbrook (11 Tom Winters,72) 4 George Nash 5 Luke Carnell (Captain) 6 Tom Bradbury 7 Charlie Hawtin 8 Jack Self (17 Ravi Shamsi, 68) 9 Jefferson Louis 10 Conor McDonagh 13 Darren Pond 15 Tom James (16 Marvin Martain,46) Unused Substitutes: 3 Matt Peake-Pijnen 12 Leam Howards Yellow Cards: Pond,14;Nash,53;Shamsi,90+3. HOW THE GAME UNFOLDED: Playing towards the Morrisons end, Kettering began the game on the front foot forcing a corner and Michael Richens shot wide of the target. Banbury wasted a free kick with a poor delivery and Kettering broke well on the right with visiting keeper, Jack Harding, making a good take from Lindon Meikle’s cross. The Poppies were dominating, despite the Puritans attempts at keep ball. Rene Howe won a header on and Rhys Hoenes collected – but his left foot shot was blocked out for a corner. Banbury were pulling eleven players back for Kettering set pieces, and on 15 minutes a sweet Kettering free kick move, saw the cross come in and Harding spilled the ball to concede a corner. The restart saw the ball not totally cleared. It was worked back into the six yard area and as the defence panicked, Brett Solkhon showed a cool head and good technique to stroke the ball in for the opening goal. Yet another Kettering free kick caused problems for the overworked Banbury defence and Gary Mulligan saw his shot blocked. It was breathtaking stuff at this stage as Howe sent Hoenes away and the shot was blocked with Howe firing the rebound over the top. Still Kettering came forward and Mulligan headed wide from a Ben Milnes free kick. It wasn’t until the 28th minute that Banbury had any sort of real chance as Jack Self fired well wide after a free kick had been cleared out to him. Back came Kettering and Richens fired just wide of goal as he pounced on a poor clearance. Just after the half hour, Richens was there again, seeing his shot well blocked after Howe had headed across goal. The game quietened a little in the ten minutes up to half time, with Meikle seeing his cross just clear the crossbar and Aaron O’Connor rattled a shot against a post- albeit it was taken out of play by Hoenes as he passed the ball. Banbury would have taken some encouragement at the break only going in a goal down Half Time: Kettering Town 1 - 0 Banbury United In no way was it going to be possible to keep that up – was the quote from a supporter at half time- and he was right. Banbury’s Conor McDonagh forced an early corner, which came to nothing, as the Putitans started to work the ball on the deck. Kettering were up to the task though and chasing everything. Hoenes was down in the penalty area after 10 minutes in the half- but it did not look like a penalty- and play continued, more in a midfield battle than anything else. Kettering won a corner on the hour which was cleared and, from this, Banbury had their only effort on goal of the night. George Nash shot from fully 35 yards and Paul White parried the ball, diving left. On 67 minutes, Kettering doubled the lead with a superb strike from Ben Milnes. Fouled just outside the penalty area, Milnes got up to fire the free kick high past Harding and into the far right hand corner of the net. Richens was in the thick of it for Kettering continually and his 73rd minute cross was well taken by Harding, before Richens was in action at the other end with a well timed tackle in the penalty area to deny a shooting chance. With now only two minute remaining, Richens again won the ball in an advanced position and fired a low shot wide. In added time a Hoenes’ strong run into the penalty area saw him felled again. This time it was a penalty, and Howe converted with ease to complete the scoring. Kettering now face two cup games, firstly at Basford on Saturday (Emirates F A Cup) and then at Bedford in the Bigfreebet League Cup next Tuesday. Full Time: Kettering Town 3 - 0 Banbury United Attendance: 653 Klondike: Jean Gingell wins £135 with ticket number: 18269 Elgoods Brewery Poppies Man of the Match selected by Sponsors, Prosaw: Michael Richens


Team Sheet

Location: Home (Latimer Park)
Kick Off: 26th Sep 2017
Kettering Town FC
Red/Black
Captain:
1 Paul White
2 Durrell Berry
3 Ben Toseland
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 Gary Stohrer
16 Matthew Stevens
18 Munashe Sundire
Banbury United

Captain:
0 Matt Peake-Pijnen
0 Tom Winters
0 Leam Howards
0 Marvin Martain
0 Ravi Shamsi
1 Jack Harding
2 Tom Westbrook
4 George Nash
5 Luke Carneil
6 Tom Bradbury
7 Charlie Hawtin
8 Jack Self
9 Jefferson Louis
10 Conor Mcdonagh
13 Darren Pond
15 Tom James