Match Report - Kings Lynn Town

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Kettering Town FC: 0

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Kings Lynn Town: 0

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Full Time:

Kettering Town FC: 1

Goals

Brett Solkhon 53

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Kings Lynn Town: 2

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Michael Gash 59
Ryan Fryatt 70

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Match Report

IN BRIEF: After a goalless first half the Poppies took the lead on 53 minutes with a Brett Solkhon penalty. The Linnets, who had shaded the first half in terms of goal threat, came back very strongly, dominating the rest of the game. They score two goals through Michael Gash (59) and Ryan Fryatt (70) to take a deserved three points. THE KETTERING SQUAD: Liam Bateman remained at left back. Gary Mulligan started in place of Tom Marshall and Ben Milnes replaced Lindon Meikle who is ill. Rhys Hoenes started in place of Rene Howe. Team line-ups: KINGS LYNN TOWN: 1 Alex Street 2 Cameron Norman 4 Ryan Fryatt 5 Tom Ward 6 Ryan Rarvis 7 Michael Clunan (Captain) (18 Simon Lappin,21) 8 Craig Parker (14 Ryan Hawkins, 64) 9 Michael Gash 10 Toby Hilliard 11 Cameron King 21 Frazer Blake-Tracy Unused Substitutes: 15 Dion Frary; Luke Pearson (G/K) Yellow Card: Clunan,21. KETTERING TOWN: 1 Paul White 2 Kalern Thomas 12 Liam Bateman 4 Brett Solkhon (Captain) 5 Gary Mulligan (17 Wilson Carvalho,74) 6 Orrin Pendley 8 Aaron O’Connor 10 Ben Milnes (16 Tom Marshall,62) 11 Rhys Hoenes (9 Rene Howe,70) 15 Matthew Stevens 18 Michael Richens Unused Substitutes: 3 Ben Toseland 14 Gary Stohrer Yellow Cards: Bateman,24:Marshall,71 Solkhon,90; Red Card: Thomas,81 THE GAME: A large crowd welcomed the teams on a wet but playable pitch. Kettering’s Rhys Hoenes burst through in just the second minute but home keeper, Alex Street was able to pick up the ball easily. For the Linnets, Michael Clunan’s shot was poor and able to be cleared. Home right back, Cameron Norman was featuring well on the right and finding plenty of space to run and cross but Kettering’s defence was coping well at this stage. Ben Milnes’10th minute free kick for the Poppies was hastily cleared for an unfruitful corner and Cameron King’s effort for Lynn was well blocked by Kalern Thomas. Aaron O’Connor’s low 15th minute shot, after a long throw, in was easy for Street. The home side almost opened the scoring in the 17th minute as Toby Hilliard’s shot beat Paul White but cannoned off a defender (possibly Liam Bateman) and came off the crossbar.It was a let off for Kettering. The vocal home supporters seemed to have an effect on the officials who had trouble making some fairly easy decisions and maybe were struggling with the occasion. Kalern Thomas got forward for Kettering and his cross drifted over the goal and on 29 minutes Hilliard had an unchallenged header which was well wide of the target. Home striker, Michael Gash was having a good game and the Kettering defence was struggling to contain him. He created a chance but the shot was straight at White. Kettering did get forward with Thomas playing in Hoenes and the defence hurredly cleared for a corner. Street punched away the cross straight to Michael Richens, who dragged his shot wide. Kettering had a good spell in the final minutes of the half and O’Connor’s low shot was saved. Hoenes was very lively and creative and he was felled, going through, in the last minute of the half but was denied a penalty. Half Time: KINGS LYNN TOWN 0 - 0 KETTERING TOWN Lynn forced an early corner but the header from the restart was wide. For Kettering O’Connor won the ball from a free kick and set up Richens- but the shot was wide. Kettering gained a penalty on 52 minutes as good work again from Hoenes saw Matty Stevens tripped by Ryan Jarvis as he shaped to shoot. Brett Solkhon converted the penalty as Street got a hand to the ball. Lynn almost equalised four minutes later as White punched away a free kick straight at Jarvis. With White out of goal, Jarvis’ header was heading into goal but Solkhon was covering on the line and headed clear. Hoenes had a shot on 58 minutes which flashed wide. The hosts equalised in the next minute.Frazer Blake-Tracy found space on the left and looped a cross to the far post where Bateman was no fair match for the tall Gash who headed down and in. Lynn were rampant and Hoenes was on hand to clear a shot off the line a couple of minutes later. Cameron King then fired wide. Kettering were struggling to cope with the home side now and Orrin Pendley almost put through his own goal on 68 minutes. White then made a sharp save diving left to deflect Jarvis’ low skimmer off the wet turf. From the corner the Linnets scored what was to be the winner in the 70th minute. Some delightful corners had been coming in from ex Norwich player, Simon Lappin, and from this one Ryan Fryatt rose, unchallenged, to head firmly in. Lynn had full control and Kettering could not cope with the play and physicality and this was made worse on 81 minutes when Thomas was red carded after a tackle on Gash. It may have been harsh as this genuine player made a genuine tackle. The 10 men were easily contained in the final minutes as the Linnets played out the game comfortably. Home substitute,Ryan Hawkins fired a low right foot shot wide and White saved from Hilliard. Only Aaron O’Connor had a chance for Kettering- but the shot was wide. The Poppies still need points to be assured of a play-off place and a big step can be made on Saturday at home to Hitchin Town (3pm kick-off). Next week’s games are: Gosport and Hereford away on Tuesday and Saturday respectively and Weymouth at home on Thursday (7.45pm) Full Time: KINGS LYNN TOWN 2 - 1 KETTERING TOWN Attendance:1147 (Poppies fans estimated at 200) Poppies man of the Match: Rhys Hoenes


Team Sheet

Location: Away (The Walks)
Kick Off: 12th Apr 2018
Kettering Town FC

Captain:
4 Brett Solkhon
Kings Lynn Town

Captain:
4 Ryan Fryatt
9 Michael Gash