Match Report - Kings Lynn Town

Half Time:

Kettering Town FC: 0

Goals

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Kings Lynn Town: 0

Goals

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Full Time:

Kettering Town FC: 2

Goals

Rhys Hoenes 47
Rhys Hoenes 48

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Kings Lynn Town: 1

Goals

Michael Clunan 48

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Match Report

Kettering Town  v  Kings Lynn Town

Evo-Stik League South Premier Division Central

Tuesday 14th August 2018   7:45pm

 

 

 

Kettering Town

 

 

Kings Lynn Town

 1

 

Paul White

 

 1

Alexander Street

 2

 

Durrell Berry

 

 2

Kalern Thomas

 5

 

Gary Stohrer

 

 3

Frazer Blake-Tracey

 7

 

Lindon Miekle       Off 75

 

 4

Ryan Jarvis

10

 

Ben Milnes           Off 61

 

 5

Ryan Fryatt

11

 

Rhys Hoenes       Off 92

 

 6

Rory McAuley

12

 

Dion Kelly-Evans

 

 7

Michael Clunan

14

 

Marcus Kelly

 

 8

Toby Hilliard

15

 

Declan Towers

 

 9

Michael Gash     Off 33

16

 

Michael Richens (Capt)   

 

10

Ryan Hawkins

18

 

Lathaniel Rowe-Turner

 

11

Jordan Richardson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Substitutes

 

 

Substitutes

 3

 

Ben Toseland     

 

12

Lee Beevers

 4

 

Brett Solkhon         On 61

 

14

Aaron Jones

 6

 

Orrin Pendley         On 92

 

15

Craig Parker      On 33  Off 77

 9

 

Michael Shamalo    

 

16

Harry Limb         On 77

17

 

Andre Borg            On 75

 

17

Nathan Stewart

 

Kettering Town yellow cards:  Rowe-Turner.

Kings Lynn Town yellow cards:  Fryatt, McAuley, Hilliard.

 

Referee: Ritchie Wilkins  Assistants: Ian Croston and Mariusz Tomon

With the Welsh FA finally completing the international clearance of Marcus Kelly, Marcus Law made one change to the side that was successful at Hitchin 3 days earlier with a direct replacement of Ben Toseland who was relegated to the bench.

A large crowd anticipated a game, which if you follow the bookies odds will have a bearing on the destination of the Champions trophy come April. The Latimer Park playing surface looked in great condition considering the weather experienced for the last few weeks and the groundsman should be applauded for his efforts.  KTFC were in their new red and black shirts and it’s still only August, Kings Lynn in white shirts and black shorts.  With loud groans from Warehouse end the referee indicated that the teams were to exchange ends and the supporters dutifully traipsed round to the opposite ends.  4 minutes in and Lynn were attacking but the ball was cut out by Lathaniel Rowe-Turner who fed it back to Paul White who launched it down field where it caught out the advancing Lynn defenders and allowed Rhys Hoenes to display his pace and chase the ball into the area. Ryan Fryatt following took Hoenes down from behind and a stonewall penalty was awarded with the home fans expecting the Lynn player to be leaving the field but the referee must have decided that the foul was accidental in nature and merely showed a yellow much to the disgust of the Tin Hat.  Hoenes dusted himself down and convincingly sent the keeper the wrong way to double his tally for the season.  1-0 Kettering 4 mins.

On 9 minutes Kettering conceded the first of many soft free-kicks.  Clunan provided and good delivery into the box but the Lynn forward could only help the ball on its way for a goal kick.  Lynn were probing for an opening but good defending by all of Kettering back 4 were dealing efficiently with any threat.  All this changed on 25 mins when a ball was played forward into the box with Rowe-Turner and a Lynn forward making towards the ball shoulder to shoulder, with both players wanting to occupy the same area of the pitch. Both players kept their feet and it was a 50-50 situation.  Paul White had come of his line swiftly and collected the ball cleanly.  Mr Wilkins saw something not to his liking and pointed to the spot to be accompanied to load complaints from the defenders and to add insult to injury booked LRT in the process which was unclear as whether it was for the coming together or the protesting afterwards.  Michael Clunan stepped up to take the kick at the same end where 8 months earlier he had tried to chip White but only succeeded in hitting the crossbar.  No such tricks this time and he struck the ball hard to White’s left but Paul was more than equal to it and produced a game changing save at full stretch.  8 minutes later there was another big shout for a penalty from the Tin Hat as Hoenes dribbled into the box and his attempted cross into the goal mouth was prevented by a Kings Lynn hand but no offence was adjudged to be taken place by the man in black.  2 minutes later Michael Gash, of whom rumours linking him with a move to Kettering in the summer was down injured and limped off to be replaced by Parker.  Gash had spent the match playing like Rene Howe a few seasons ago fouling and trying to intimidate the defenders which was apt as he was displaying a very similar physical form.  Gregg’s in Kings Lynn must be doing a roaring trade.  Just before half time KTFC got a chance to double their lead when the ever dangerous Hoenes was brought down in the box by Blake-Treacy but no booking this time.  Street in the Kings Lynn goal changed his choice of direction for moving but so did Hoenes to make it 2-0 Kettering 44 mins.  Another soft free-kick was concededby Kettering a few yards outside the penalty areabut was cleared by a good header by the shortest player on the pitch Dion Kelly-Evans

Half Time: Kettering Town 2  King Lynn Town 0

Early in the second half Kings Lynn were awarded another free kick this time about 25 yards out and in a central position.  It was stuck well but just too high and cleared the bar by about a foot.    A few minutes later another Kings Lynn free kick was not well defended and the forward should have done better with a free headed but didn’t manage to hit the target. Hoenes was still causing problems and once again the Kings Lynn defenders resorted to fouling him to halt his progress.  Kings Lynn were continuing to be awarded soft free kick around the edge of the penalty area with White being the much busier keeper. Marcus Law made his first substitution on 61 minutes in order to change the flow of the game with the attack minded Ben Milnes making way for Brett Solkhon. Solkhon’s introduction could do nothing to Kings Lynn pulling a goal back on 64 minutes when the ball was played across the edge of the penalty area to Clunan who helped make amends for his earlier penalty miss by striking a tremendous shot from about 20 yards or so out which eluded the flying White grazing the inside of the post on its way to the back off the net.  1-2 Kings Lynn 64 mins.  Kettering tried to respond almost immediately with a fierce long range shot by Michael Richens which could only be parried by Street. Hoenes was first to the rebound but his effort was straight at Street who gratefully held on.  Kings Lynn were pressing for an equaliser and KTFC’s defence was being severely tested but just like on Saturday they held firm and defended resolutely. Kettering were clearing the ball but were playing very deep and the ball was being recycled by Lynn to start another attack Hoenes was still threatening and a long ball in his direction caught out the Lynn defence which McAuley dealt with by merely running at Hoenes full till and shoving him over with outstretched arms with the ball yards away.  A red was a fitting punishment as he was last man, raised his hands against another player and violent conduct. Mr Wilkins obviously didn’t see what 800 other people saw and punishment was only a yellow. On 75 minutes it looked like Hoenes was going to be replaced but it was changed to Miekle with Borg coming on to be followed with Lynn’s substitute Parker being replaced by Limb. The match followed the same pattern, continuous Kings Lynn attacks being frustrated by tenacious Kettering defending to the end. Hilliard was booked for Kings Lynn, and the referee somehow found 5 minutes injury time to be played which ran out to 7 partly due to the late replacement of the very impressive Hoenes with Orrin Pendley.

To summarise a very similar game to Saturday, resolute defending by Kettering to frustrate a King Lynn team which was in the ascendancy in the second half. A game of three penalties 2 scored, one missed and a terrific strike to breach Kettering’s defence.

Full Time: Kettering Town 2 Kings Lynn Town 1.

Attendance: 876

Kettering Town Man-of-the-Match – Rhys Hoenes.

Klondike Winning No: 27479 - £200.


Team Sheet

Location: Home (Latimer Park)
Kick Off: 14th Aug 2018
Kettering Town FC
Red / Black
Captain:
0 Rhys Hoenes
Kings Lynn Town

Captain:
0 Michael Clunan