Match Report - Slough Town

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Kettering Town FC: 0

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Slough Town: 0

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Full Time:

Kettering Town FC: 0

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Rene Howe > Matthew Stevens84
Gary Stohrer > Rhys Hoenes85

Slough Town: 0

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Chris Flood > James Dobson47


Match Report

TODAY’S MATCH SPONSOR: ALUMASC WATER MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS IN A NUTSHELL: This will be a short report. The howling gale completely spoilt the League’s game of the day as both teams struggled to cope with the conditions. All the players struggled manfully to judge and control the ball, to pass accurately and keep the ball in play. In the end the teams cancelled each other out with defences largely in control and the spectators were robbed of the game they wanted to see. THE KETTERING SQUAD: Paul White made a return with Jordan Wright dropping to the bench. Aaron O’Connor was fit to start and Matt Stevens also dropped to the bench. Gary Stohrer came in for Rhys Hoenes. Ben Baker probably got a much needed game with the under 21’s and Marshall Willock came in on the bench. Liam Bateman was still not fit. TEAM LINE-UPS: Kettering Town: 1 Paul White 2 Durrell Berry 3 Ben Toseland 4 Brett Solkhon (Captain) 5 Gary Mulligan 6 Michael Richens 7 Gary Stohrer (14 Rhys Hoenes,84) 8 Aaron O’Connor 9 Rene Howe (16 Matty Stevens,84) 10 Ben Milnes (15 Marshall Willock,56) 11 Lindon Meikle Unused Substitutes: 12 James Brighton 17 Jordan Wright Yellow cards: None SLOUGH TOWN: 1 Jack Turner 2 Sean Fraser 3 George Wells 4 Guy Hollis 5 Mark Nisbet (Captain) 6 Alan Inns 7 Lee Togwell 8 Nathan Webb 9 Brad Wadkins 10 Chris Flood (16 James Dobson,48) 11 Matt Lench Unused Substitutes: 12 Josh Jackman 14 Nathan Smart 15 Simon Dunn 18 Manny Williams Yellow Cards: None HOW THE GAME UNFOLDED: The meteorologists were correct. The gale blew from the southwest – across the pitch and favouring the team kicking towards Morrisons- which Kettering did in the first half. The first corner, won by the Poppies on the right, was swung in by Ben Toseland’s left foot and landed behind the goal and the stand behind – to set the scene for the game. It was clear that good players on the pitch were going to struggle and those without good control would be outdone completely. On 13 minutes, Lindon Meikle’s skill saw him go past a player and his cross came off a defender leaving Rene Howe with a clear chance against visiting keeper, Jack Turner, but the striker fell foul of the Assistant’s offside flag. Ben Toseland then made an error, allowing Chris Flood to cross low for Brad Wadkins, but the striker lost control when in a good position. Nothing at all happened for around ten minutes as a somewhat comical period saw the ball ballooning into touch every few seconds. Kettering tried some long throws into the penalty area almost all won by Alan Inns and Gary Stohrer forced a corner off Guy Hollis, who covered. That corner was played out for a second corner, this time on the left, and from the part clearance, Ben Milnes’ cross to the far post sailed over everyone. Milnes next cross was just too high for Howe and his next corner from the left also cleared everyone- lifted over by the gale. Kettering’s best attempt of the half saw Turner dive low to his left to just keep out Stohrer’s low left foot shot at the base of the right post. Then Turner flapped at a Durrell Berry cross and from the loose ball, firstly Meikle saw a shot blocked and then Michael Richens’ drive suffered the same fate. Half Time: Kettering Town 0 - 0 Slough Town With Slough now having the wind in their favour, could they impress? James Dobson replaced the limping Chris Flood on 48 minutes and forced a save from Paul White with a neat turn and shot – but it was straight at the keeper. On the hour Lee Togwell got a decent effort in – but also straight at White. Kettering finally got in on goal a couple of minutes later, Good work by Stohrer gave Aaron O’Connor a chance and his left foot drive cannoned off Turner’s feet. Dobson’s free kick went straight through to White and a free kick at the other end saw Richens’ low drive blocked. Only a third of the game now remained and it was clear only a mistake or flash of football genius was going to win it. Richens’ 72nd minute shot was blocked and a minute later Kettering had their best chance. Brett Solkhon had been moved into midfield and he judged well a punt forward heading on for Rene Howe, who had a clear shot. He dragged his left foot shot wide of the right post. Meikle had a great run down the left to the by-line on 78 minutes. He set the ball back for O’Connor, and his shot saw a great block from a defender. Slough’s only other attempt on goal, apart from long throws into the box, all well defended by Kettering, was a corner in the last ten minutes which dropped into White’s hands. Both teams seemed to settle for the draw, albeit Kettering made two positive substitutions in Rhys Hoenes and Matty Stevens for the last 10 minutes playing time- but they both could not get into the game. Next up it’s Redditch away on Tuesday at 7.45. Another important game for two teams in the top six. Full Time: Kettering Town 0 - 0 Slough Town Attendance: 824 Klondike: Gary Graham wins £200 with ticket number:19568 Elgoods Brewery Poppies Man of the Match selected by Sponsors, Alumasc Water Management Solutions: Aaron O’Connor


Team Sheet

Location: Home (Latimer Park)
Kick Off: 21st Oct 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 Michael Richens
7 Gary Stohrer
8 Aaron O Connor
9 Rene Howe
10 Ben Milnes
11 Lindon Meikle
12 James Brighton
14 Rhys Hoenes
15 Marshall Willock
16 Matthew Stevens
17 Jordan Wright
Slough Town

Captain: Mark Nisbet
1 Jack Turner
2 Sean Fraser
3 George Wells
4 Guy Hollis
5 Mark Nisbet
6 Alan Ainns
7 Lee Togwell
8 Nathan Webb
9 Brad Wadkins
10 Chris Flood
11 Matthew Lench
12 Josh Jackman
14 Nathan Smart
15 Simon Dunn
16 James Dobson
18 Manny Williams