Match Report - Weymouth

Half Time:

Kettering Town FC: 2

Goals

Brett Solkhon 11
Brett Solkhon 24

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Weymouth: 0

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Full Time:

Kettering Town FC: 2

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Weymouth: 0

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Match Report

IN BRIEF: Last time the Poppies played at Gosport the home side won 7-0. Tonight the Poppies got full revenge- winning by the same scoreline. Three first half goals from Matty Stevens (12minutes) and a Brett Solkhon double (19th and a 26th minute penalty) gave the visitors a great start. Second half goals from Rene Howe (58 and 84),Stevens (73) and Aaron O’Connor (86) completed the scoring. THE KETTERING SQUAD: The changes were rung again due to the gruelling fixture schedule. Kalern Thomas adopted a central defensive role, and Brett Solkhon joined him. Ben Milnes started,as did Liam Bateman,Rhys Hoenes and Matty Stevens. Wilson Carvalho and Michael Richens did not travel with Carvalho carrying a knock and Richens given the night off. Gary Mulligan,Orrin Pendley,Lindon Meikle,Aaron O’Connor and Callum Willimont formed the bench. Team line-ups: GOSPORT BOROUGH: 1 Pat O’Flaherty 2 Ryan Case 3 Harry Medway (Captain) 4 James Harper 5 Ed Sanders 6 Nathan Walker 7 Toyosi Olusanya (15 Luca Wrightman,59) 8 Eddie Wakley (16 Scott Walters,70) 9 Craig McAllister 10 Rowan Vine 11 Ben Wright (17 Matthew Morris,77) Unused Substitutes: 12 Robert Flooks 14 Joe Lea Yellow Card:Walker,25 KETTERING TOWN: 1 Paul White 2 Kalern Thomas 3 Ben Toseland (7 Lindon Meikle,39) 4 Brett Solkhon (Captain) 9 Rene Howe 10 Ben Milnes 11 Rhys Hoenes (8 Aaron O’Connor,70) 12 Liam Bateman 14 Gary Stohrer 15 Matthew Stevens 16 Tom Marshall (18 Callum Willimont,65) Unused Substitutes: 5 Gary Mulligan 6 Orrin Pendley Yellow Cards:None THE GAME: The pitch was a very good surface and incredibly had to be watered by the sprinkler system pre match. A healthy away support swelled the otherwise small crowd. An early break on the right ended in Gary Stohrer’s cross going behind the goal. For Gosport, ex Poppy Ben Wright drifted in from the left but the shot was high over the bar. A Kettering swift break saw Rhys Hoenes’ low cross fall to home keeper, Pat O’Flaherty and a home attack saw Harry Medway’s deep cross from the left well headed out by Ben Toseland. Kettering continued to charge forward and Kalern Thomas saw a shot blocked after a corner was cleared out to him. The Poppies took the lead on 12 minutes. Good interplay between Stohrer and Rene Howe on the right created a chance for Matty Stevens, who turned and fired low past O’Flaherty. The Referee awarded a penalty to Kettering two minutes later as Medway brought down Hoenes. The decision was reversed to a free kick outside the area after an Assistant intervened. Ben Toseland’s free kick was deflected for a corner and the same player took the re-start with Tom Marshall heading wide. It was 2-0 on 19 minutes. A corner on the right was headed on and fell to Brett Solkhon who swept a left foot shot high into the net from 10 yards. Gosport’s highly rated front three- all of whom had played at much higher levels including the premiership- combined on 22 minutes. Rowan Vine sent Wright away with the cross put away for a corner by Marshall under pressure from Craig McAllister. From the Wright corner, McAllister’s point blank header was brilliantly tipped over by Paul White. Kettering did win a penalty on 25 minutes as Nathan Walker won the ball,but then tripped Stevens as he ran on to the ball. Walker was cautioned and Solkhon stroked home the penalty. Toseland soon got forward again and his cross to Stevens was blocked out for a corner. Marshall again missed the target with the header from the corner. Toseland had to be replaced by Lindon Meikle on 38 minutes as he went down under a challenge and sustained an ankle injury. Kettering created another great chance just before the break as Hoenes put the ball on a plate for Ben Milnes but he scooped his shot high over the bar from 15 yards. Half Time: GOSPORT BOROUGH 0 - 3 KETTERING TOWN Kettering started well and somehow O’Flaherty kept out a Howe header from Hoenes’ cross. Then the keeper saved well from Stevens. Kettering were surging forward and Stohrer crossed for Howe- who was again thwarted by the keeper. Milnes saw a 53rd minute shot saved and four minutes later Stevens saw his shot saved after meeting a Hoenes cross. All the pressure paid off on 58 minutes. Milnes precise ball forward gave Howe a chance to guide his header past the diving O’Flaherty. The game settled for a short period until Stevens saw yet another shot blocked. Gosport did get forward on 68 minutes and Thomas got in a great saving tackle as Vine threatened to get clear on goal. The corner saw the ball almost cross the line with White making a last ditch low save. The Poppies scored a 5th goal in the 73rd minute as a driven clearance was helped on and Stevens finish was clinical. Stevens then glanced a Milnes cross just wide. Leading scorer Aaron O’Connor joined the fray and Liam Bateman’s low cross to him on 78 minutes saw the shot just clear the bar. It was 6-0 in the 84th minute as Howe curled a delightful low left foot shot past the keeper’s right hand and in at the left upright. The Borough had a great chance to score a minute later as White spilled the ball, but substitute Callum Willimont was in the right place to head clear off the line. Not to be denied a goal on the night, O’Connor drilled an 86th low 20 yard left foot drive past the despairing keeper’s right hand to complete the scoring. Kettering now face two key challenges- at home to Weymouth this coming Thursday at 7.45 then away to champions Hereford on Saturday at 3pm. Next week sees two final home games@ Tiverton on Tuesday 24th at 7.45 and Farnborough on Saturday 28th at 3pm. Full Time: GOSPORT BOROUGH 0 - 7 KETTERING TOWN Attendance: 241 (Poppies fans estimated at 70) Poppies man of the Match: The whole team.


Team Sheet

Location: Home (Latimer Park)
Kick Off: 19th Apr 2018
Kettering Town FC
Red/Black
Captain:
1 Paul White
2 Liam Bateman
3 Gary Stohrer
4 Brett Solkhon
5 Gary Mulligan
6 Orrin Pendley
7 Lindon Meikle
8 Aaron O Connor
9 Matthew Stevens
10 Michael Richens
11 Rhys Hoenes
12 Callum Willimont
14 Rene Howe
15 Ben Milnes
16 Tom Marshall
17 Wilson Carvalho
Weymouth

Captain:
1 Will Dennis
2 Ash Wells
3 Callum Buckley
4 Stephane Zubar
5 Thiago Caze Da Silva
6 Josh Carmicheal
7 Jake McCarthy
8 Josh Wakefield
9 Ben Thompson
10 Harry Baker
11 Calvin Brooks
12 Thiago Sa
13 Gareth Stewart
14 Brandon Goodship
15 Charlie Davies
16 Abdulai Baggie