Match Report - Barwell

Half Time:

Kettering Town FC: 0

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Barwell: 0

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Full Time:

Kettering Town FC: 1

Goals

Marcus Kelly 45

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Barwell: 0

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Match Report

Barwell   v  Kettering Town

Evo-Stik League South Premier Division Central

Saturday 25th August 2018   3:00pm

 

 

Barwell

 

Kettering Town

1

Liam Castle

1

Paul White

2

Jai Rowe

2

Durrell Berry

3

Eddie Nisevic

5

Gary Stohrer   

4

Elliot Percival  Off 65

6

Michael Richens (Capt)   Off 45

5

Brad Gascoigne 

7

Lindon Meikle

6

Nigel Julien 

10

Ben Milnes                       Off 56

7

Jake Heath                       

11

Rhys Hoenes                    

8

Owen Story                      Off 73

12

Dion Kelly-Evans

9

Massiah McDonald          Off 45

14

Marcus Kelly

10

Brady Hickey   (Capt)

15

Declan Towers

11

Alex Tomkinson               Off 73

18

Lathaniel Rowe-Turner

 

Substitutes

 

Substitutes

12

Spencer Weir-Daley           On 73

3

Ben Toseland

14

Blain Anderson                  On 45

4

Brett Solkhon         On 45

15

Dominic Brown-Hill

17

Andre Borg              On 56 Off 77  

16

Kian Williams                   On 73

18

Mason Rhiney

17

Liam Cross

20

Jahvan Davidson-Miller   On 77

 

 Referee: Richard Eley                                    Assistants   Stephen Davies and Liam Vayro

Now that the extent of Aaron O'Connor's injury is known Marcus Law has spent much time trying to secure the services of a replacement.  So far that search has been unsucessful.  Therefore the eleven players which had achieved success in the previous two games were entrusted with continuing Kettering's winning season in a second versus first top of the table clash. Michael Shamalo was to be replaced on the bench by Mason Rhiney but the Kettering bench was occupied by only 4 players.  The pitch looked lush and green but according to some locals the pitch was bobbly.  For the second succesive away match Kettering were playing in white shirts, red shorts against a team sporting yellow shirts and green shorts. 

The game kicked off with Kettering playing down the slight slope towards the indoor bowling club in a light breeze with warm sunshine but with some black clouds in the distance but not as black as it looked for Kettering after 2 minutes when Lindon Meikle was shown a red card for violent conduct.  From a throw-in half way inside Barwell's half a Barwell player had his arm around Meikle's neck, Meikle shrugged him off and the Barwell player fell to the floor where he writhed around like he'd ruptured his spleen.  A flock of yellow shirts surrounded the referee demanding immeadiate action.  After extracting himself from the crowd Mr Eley consulted with his assistant and showed an incredulous Meikle the red card.  Kettering's near inpregnable defence was now going to face 88 minutes a man short.  Kettering were not going to sit back and defend though and continued to press forward and 6 minutes later a ball lofted over the Barwell back four was chased by Rhys Hoenes with a clear path to goal. Barwell's Eddie Nisevic panicked and brought down Hoenes from behind right on the edge of the box and as often happens, on dismissing one player a second red card decision is easier and the Barwell left back joined Meikle in the dressing rooms.  The game was tottering on the edge of decending into chaos when challenging for and winning a 50-50 ball on the edge of Barwell's box Michael Richens was adjudged to have commited a foul and and a yellow card was flourished, Richens' first of the season.  Hoenes' pace was causing Barwell problems and a good through ball allowed him to progress to near Barwell's left hand corner and then set up Marcus Kelly with a good oppourtunity but he failed to get any power into the shot and was easily saved by Liam Castle in the Barwell goal.  Barwell made the occasional foray into Kettering's half but their first corner was overhit and went out for a throw-in on the far side.  On 20 minutes Kelly tried to repay the favour to Hoenes but his dangerous ball across the Barwell goal area eluded Hoenes at the far post.  Five minutes later and the Kettering fans in attendance were holding their breath as a challenge by Richens in mid-field drew attention from the ref.  With over an hour of the match remaining and the chance of the game not making it that far due to lack of players he showed leniency but made it clear that any further transgressions would end Richens' participation in the game.  10 minutes later Barwell had their best chance of the game to that point.  Owen Storey who had spent most of the game chasing overhit balls which ended up going for goal kicks this time was supplied with an accurate e pass and he launched a powerful shot towards goal but too close to Paul White who rather than parrying the ball out for a corner managed to catch the ball and turn defence into attack and set Hoenes off down the right wing.  He advanced down the field and played the ball across to the unmarked Kelly on the back post who slotted the ball home from close range.  0-1 Kettering 35 mins.  Kettering had Barwel on the ropes now.  Durrell Berry found himself in Barwell's penalty box but his well controlled shot was easily saved by Castle.  Gary Stohrer fine angled ball let Hoenes get clear again and when well placed to shoot passed back to Stohrer who'd continued his run but a bobble caused his effort to screw wide.  Kelly played another tempting cross the area from the left but it was just to long and a promising move by Dion Kelly-Evans was halted by a foul by Elliot Percival for which he received a caution. 

Half Time: Barwell 0 Kettering Town 1

Half time saw the first substitutions of the game with tight-rope walking Richens being replaced by Brett Solkhon in a straight swap and Anderson replacing McDonald for Barwell. 8 minutes into the second half and Barwell have their best chance of the game to score with 3 efforts in quick succesion from Hickey Tomkinson and Story after Kelly lost possesion too easily in midfield, with the first two efforts being blocked and the third being put wide.  After 56 minutes Milnes made way for Andrea Borg and with Barwell struggling to contain Hoenes the pace of Borg should be even more problematic. Almost immediately Hoenes was though onto the keeper but on going around the keeper a poor touch took him too wide and the chance was gone.  Barwell were now reuced to long range attempts with Hickey hitting one well wide and Story almost clearing the Bowling Club roof with one spectacular miss. On 70 minutes Hoenes chased a poor back pass to Castle who made a hash of his clearing kick but once again Hoenes was forced wide and covering defenders got back to nullify the threat.  3 minutes later Barwell make their final roll of the dice and brought on Williams and Weir-Daley who didn't appear to make any contributon in the final 20 minutes.  Borg's pace was causing Barwell problems and Gascoigne commited a cynical foul to cut the youngster down in full flow which injured him badly enough to necessitate him being substituted by Jahvan Davidson-Miller not long after, which, if after match rumours are true, could see him missing some matches in order to recover.  Hoenes was a constant thorn in the side of Barwell who were resorting to foul play in order to stop him and this coupled with the frustration of not converting one of his many chances contributed to his booking for dissent.  The referee indicated that 5 minutes of added time would be played and the majority of that was spent in the Kettering half but Barwell hadn't the guile to open the defence.  It was time enough for Hoenes to have one final mazy run in Barwell's penalty area with first one defender hanging off his arm and then a second to up end him with the Kettering fans calling for a penalty only for the referee to give a free kick for simulation which appeared to be a most bizarre decision.

Full Time: Barwell 0 Kettering Town 1

3 more points to the total in a game that Kettering should have won by a more comfortable margin but another fine performance from the defence.

Red Cards:    Kettering;  Meikle      Barwell;   Nisevic

Yellow:           Kettering;  Richens  - Foul,   Hoenes - Dissent

                      Barwell:  Percival,  Gascoigne  - both fouls 

Attendance: 454  (about 250 Poppies).

Poppies Man-of-the-Match - Declan Towers.


Team Sheet

Location: Away (Away)
Kick Off: 25th Aug 2018
Kettering Town FC

Captain:
0 Marcus Kelly
Barwell

Captain: