Match Report - Biggleswade Town

Half Time:

Kettering Town FC: 3

Goals

Matthew Stevens 35
Aaron O Connor 43
Orrin Pendley 67

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Substitutions

Ben Milnes > Rhys Hoenes09

Biggleswade Town: 1

Goals

Craig Daniel 92

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Shane Hill 14
Lucas Perry 37

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Full Time:

Kettering Town FC: 3

Goals

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Biggleswade Town: 1

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Match Report

TODAY’S MATCH SPONSOR:THE BROUGHTON BRIGADE TODAY’S MASCOT: EWAN JAKINS IN BRIEF: It was a relatively comfortable win for the Poppies at a wet Latimer Park this afternoon. Two goals late in the first half from Matthew Stevens (above) and Aaron O’Connor were supplemented by Orrin Pendley’s 49th minute goal- his first for the club. The Waders Craig Daniel scored what was to be a consolation goal after 74 minutes. Kettering’s penalty nightmare continued as Liam Gooch saved Rene Howe’s penalty on 80 minutes. THE KETTERING SQUAD: With Tom Marshall ill, the formation changed again. Lindon Meikle started and Liam Bateman,Gary Stohrer, Ben Bradshaw and Ibby Akanbi returned on the bench. THE TEAMS: KETTERING TOWN: 1 Paul White 2 Kalern Thomas (14 Liam Bateman,65) 3 Ben Toseland 4 Brett Solkhon (Captain) 5 Gary Mulligan 6 Orrin Pendley 7 Lindon Meikle 8 Aaron O’Connor (18 Gary Stohrer,84) 9 Rene Howe 10 Ben Milnes (11 Rhys Hoenes,9) 15 Matthew Stevens Unused Substitutes: 12 Ibby Akandi 16 Ben Bradshaw Yellow card: Thomas,17 BIGGLESWADE TOWN: 1 Liam Gooch 2 Jordan Patrick 3 Lucas Perry 4 Robbie Parker 5 Connor Hall (Captain) 6 Gavin Hoyte 7 Greg Kaziboni 8 Shane Hill (16 Craig Daniel,68) 9 Jack Bowen (14 George Bailey,85) 10 Liam Brooks 11 Tony Burnett (12 Morgan Penfold,72) Unused Substitutes: 15 Sam Payton 17 Mark Coulson Yellow Cards: Hill,15;Perry,39;Patrick,82. HOW THE GAME UNFOLDED: With rain falling from 12 noon, the Referee had no issues with the pitch which was heavy, but well prepared. Ex Kettering loanee and visiting keeper, Liam Gooch was off his line in just the 2nd minute to smother the ball from the advancing Matty Stevens. Kettering then had the ball in the net in the 5th minutes as Rene Howe headed in Stevens’ cross – but Howe was penalized for a foul. Kettering’s Ben Milnes then had to be stretchered off as Gavin Hoyte followed through on a clearance. Milnes was taken to hospital with a suspected serious leg/ankle injury and further news is awaited. The Referee adjudged no foul had been committed. Rhys Hoenes was introduced against his former club. Ben Toseland’s enterprising run down the left saw Gooch collect the cross and then Howe saw a shot blocked. The Waders’ first effort came from leading scorer Tony Burnett in the 21st minute but the left foot strike was high over the bar. Kettering continued to press and Hoenes and Aaron O’Connor saw shots blocked. Home keeper, Paul White, was called on to make a save after 25 minutes but the Assistant’s flag was up for an offside anyway. O’Connor then saw a shot deflect off a defender and the ball dropped kindly for Gooch to collect. There were incidents in both penalty areas as, firstly, Kalern Thomas for Kettering went over and then Liam Brooks at the other end – but the Referee was unmoved by them both in terms of a penalty kick. The Poppies took the lead on 37 minutes. Howe fed Hoenes who crossed for Stevens to finish. It was 2-0 right on half time as Thomas threaded a ball through and, with defence and keeper hesitating, Howe’s precise cross allowed O’Connor an easy finish. In added time Brooks almost pulled a goal back – but Paul White made a reaction save to the short range shot. Then, at the other end Howe set up Stevens and only a great save from Gooch prevented Kettering going in three goals up. Half Time: Kettering Town 2 - 0 Biggleswade Town Kettering were on the front foot at the start of the half. Hoenes had a run on the left, but shot wide. The Poppies then won a corner on the right. The ball was partly cleared as far as Orrin Pendley who turned and fired a low left foot shot past Gooch to put Kettering in firm control of the game. Biggleswade had to come out of their shell to prevent the score increasing and began to show a little more enterprise. Shane Hill had sight of goal but his low shot was blocked and then Burnett had an incisive run past three defenders and White made the save. Toseland’s 72nd minute right foot shot was easy for Gooch and in their next attack the Waders pulled a goal back. Greg Kaziboni had been their most impressive player and he got away down the right to cross for substitute Craig Daniel to head past White. The Poppies responded well and Howe again set up O’Connor and Gooch made a save at full stretch to his left. On 80 minutes Kettering were awarded a penalty. Stevens was tripped by Connor Hall and tried to keep his feet to find a shot- with the Referee awarding the penalty to the chagrin of the visitors. Rene Howe stepped up – Gooch saved and also saved Lindon Meikle’s follow up shot. Gooch had also saved a penalty in the game at Biggleswade from Rhys Hoenes. Kettering must be approaching a record number of missed penalties for one season! The game played out relatively quietly with Kettering substitute, Gary Stohrer, firing badly wide and White making a final save from Hall. The Poppies now travel to Royston next Saturday for a crucial away match before returning to Latimer Park for a home league fixture in two weeks against Tiverton Town There is also a Hillier Cup game at Latimer Park on Tuesday 6th February against AFC Rushden and Diamonds. Full Time: Kettering Town 3 - 1 Biggleswade Town Attendance: 597 Klondike: Ian Hartley wins £180 with ticket number: 23072 Elgoods Brewery Poppies Man of the Match selected by Sponsor, The Broughton Brigade: Lindon Meikle 12th Man draw winners: GOLD PRIZE:Signed Shirt or team coach travel for two: G08 Bryony Gates CASH PRIZES: £100 S09 Gary Gardiner;£60 S08 Paul Hamilton;£10 S01 Michael Scott; £10 G06 Barry Medlock;£10 S12 Charlie Aylott; G28 Ian Hartley


Team Sheet

Location: Home (Latimer Park)
Kick Off: 27th Jan 2018
Kettering Town FC
Red/Black
Captain: Brett Solkhon
1 Paul White
2 Kalern Thomas
3 Ben Toseland
4 Brett Solkhon
5 Gary Mulligan
6 Orrin Pendley
7 Lindon Meikle
8 Aaron O Connor
9 Rene Howe
10 Ben Milnes
11 Matthew Stevens
12 Ibby Akanbi
13 Rhys Hoenes
14 Liam Bateman
16 Ben Bradshaw
18 Gary Stohrer
Biggleswade Town

Captain: Connor Hall
1 Liam Gooch
2 Jordan Patrick
3 Lucas Perry
4 Robbie Parker
5 Connor Hall
6 Gavin Hoyte
7 Greg Kaziboni
8 Shane Hill
9 Jack Bowen
10 Liam Brooks
11 Tony Burnett
12 Morgan Penfold
14 George Bailey
15 Sam Payton
16 Craig Daniel
17 Mark Coulson