Match Report - Bedworth United

Half Time:

Kettering Town FC: 2

Goals

Marcus Kelly 00
Dion Kelly-Evans 00

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Bedworth United: 0

Goals

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Full Time:

Kettering Town FC: 5

Goals

Ben Milnes 45
Rhys Hoenes 45
Marcus Kelly 45

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Bedworth United: 1

Goals

Daniel Dubidat 46

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Match Report

Kettering Town  v  Bedworth United

Evo-Stik League South Premier Division Central

Monday 27th August 2018   3:00pm

 

 

 

Kettering Town

 

 

Bedworth United

 1

 

Paul White

 

 1

Daniel Crane

 3             

 

Ben Toseland     

 

 2

Jake Whitmore

 4

 

Brett Solkhon         

 

 3

Luke Rowe

 5

 

Gary Stohrer            

 Off 73

 4

Elliot Parrott

 6

 

Michael Richens  (Capt)        

 Off 80

 5

Delroy Gordon

10

 

Ben Milnes                

 

 6

Mark Albrighton

11

 

Rhys Hoenes            

 Off 73

 7

Ryan Baldwin

12

 

Dion Kelly-Evans

 

 8

Barry Fitzharris     Off 68

14

 

Marcus Kelly

 

 9

Daniel Dubidat     

15

 

Declan Towers 

 

10

Alexander Troke (Capt)   

18

 

Lathaniel Rowe-Turner

 

11

Reece Blackmore  Off 78

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Substitutes

 

 

Substitutes

 2

 

Durrell Berry 

 On 80

12

Jack Jeys

 9

 

Michael Shamalo             

 

14

Kai Tonge                On 68

16

 

Richard Lavery

 

15

Iyseden Christie      

19

 

Mason Rhiney

On 73 

16

Lewis Noon             On 78

20

 

Jahvan Davidson-Miller  

On 73        

17

Keiron Bretton

 

Kettering Town yellow cards:  Milnes. Foul

Kings Lynn Town yellow cards:  Whitmore, Fitzharris fouls.

Referee: Oliver Mackey  Assistants: Richard Whittaker and Michael Butterworth

After having the luxury of being able to name a virtually unchanged starting XI for the first 3 games Marcus Law was faced with making enforced changes with the absence of Lindon Meikle due to personal reasons prior to his 3 game suspension for being sent off for violent conduct at Barwell two days earlier. A decision which the club hopes to appeal against.  Also unavailable was Andrea Borg who limped off on Saturday after being body checked by Barwell’s centre half.  Ben Toseland returned to the starting line-up at left back with Gary Stohrer filling the spot vacated by Meikle.  Brett Solkhon started in place of Durrell Berry who was rested which was understandable considering his long period out with his injury.   

After Saturday’s  first v second clash today saw a top v bottom contest. Many in the large crowd were aware of the banana skin potential recalling the 1-0 home defeat inflicted on the play-off chasing hosts by eventually relegated Bedworth 2 seasons ago. Having had another 30,000 litres of water on the pitch in the week the Latimer Park playing surface looked lush.  KTFC kicked off playing towards the Warehouse end in red with Bedworth in green and had a chance in the first minute when an early free kick played into the box was headed on to Declan Towers but he was unable to get a shot away and the ball was cleared. On 4 minutes the 2018/19 experienced a new experience that after 378 minutes of football they were trailing the opposition.  A throw-in from Toseland deep in Kettering’s half was hopefully punted forward it bounced and evaded everybody trying to get a touch both defender or attacker. Daniel Dubidat reached the ball first and took one touch to steer the ball past Paul White who had no chance of stopping it.  0-1 Bedworth 4 mins.  Home supporters were fearful of Bedworth parking the bus but they didn’t even get the keys into the ignition before Kettering had pulled even.  2 minutes later swarming pressure by Kettering’s midfielders caused the Bedworth defenders to cough up possession.  Gary Stohrer played a lofted ball over the top for Rhys Hoenes to run onto.  His pace took him clear of the defender and to the by-line where he cut the ball back to 4 yards left of the penalty spot where Marcus Kelly hit a sweet left foot first time curling shot which again left the keeper no chance to give Kettering parity.  1-1 Kettering 6 mins.  

10 minutes later and Kettering had the lead neat inter-passing between Hoenes, Stohrer and Milnes led to a looping cross into the penalty area where Dion Kelly-Evans showed a forwards instinct in finding himself space between two defenders and rose high to steer the ball past Crane with his head to score his first goal in Kettering’s colours.  2-1 Kettering 16 mins.  5 minutes later a good cross from Toseland was inches too high for Brett Solkhon to capitalise on. On 23 minutes determination from Ben Milnes meant he got to the ball before the Bedworth player and then fed the ball forward to Kelly who drew a good save from crane using his feet to stop a goal bound shot. Kettering kept asking questions of Bedworth’s defence but the final 15 minutes of the half were Bedworth’s best spell of the game with 15 minutes of prolonged possession but probe as they might Kettering defence was rock solid and White was not called upon for any meaningful save.

Half Time: Kettering Town 2  Bedworth United 1

3 minutes into the second half Hoenes broke again on the left and advanced towards the by-line he was challenged by Bedworth’s right back Whitmore who forced Hoenes off the ball onto the floor to gain possession no free kick was given and Rhys got up and chased after Whitmore who was dribbling the ball back towards his own penalty area . Rhys caught him unawares and stole the ball away from him as he too went to ground but again no whistle. Rhys danced into the box and squared the ball to Stohrer whose shot was blocked by Luke Rowe but the ball fell to Solkhon who ran goal-wards with it but was thwarted by Crane but the ball rebounded straight to Milnes who had the easiest of finishes from 2 yards out.  3-1 Kettering 48 mins.  Kettering were in full flow now and Bedworth were struggling to stop them.  Barry Fitzharris resorted to grabbing Stohrer by the shoulders as he ghosted past him to earn the first caution of the game. Bedworth showed the occasional foray into Kettering’s penalty area but good covering by DKE snuffed out a couple of attacks with good positioning. Hoenes was terrorising Bedworth and he set Kelly up with a good chance about 12 yards out in a central position but for once Kelly’s touch let him down and the shot was screwed wide.  Hoenes was in irresistible form though and on the hour mark Stohrer set him free on the left again , he advanced into the box and let fly with a right footed shot which flew true. 4-1 Kettering 60 mins.  5 minutes later Hoenes received the ball in space again but was cut down by Whitmore before he could do anything with it and the referee rightfully cautioned a second Greenback.  Another free kick delivered into the box found Solkhon with a golden opportunity to increase the lead when any touch would have sent into the net but to his own disgust he didn’t quite get to it.  On 72 minutes it was Kettering got another, a long clearance by White was chased this time by Kelly who shot from the edge of the penalty area but Crane made a good save but Kelly was first to the rebound, he shaped up with his right foot and as the keeper committed himself delayed slightly to lift the ball over the prostrate keeper to score a fine goal. 5-1 Kettering 72 mins.  Shortly afterHoenes and Stohrerwho’d done much to secure the win were replaced by Jahvan Davidson-Miller and debutant Mason Rhiney. On 75 minutes Milnes mis-timed a tackle and was rightfully cautioned . With 10 minutes to go Kelly had the chance to get his hat-trick but another good save by Crane denied him with Milnes sking the rebound.

A clinical performance by Kettering putting Bedworth to the sword after an early game hiccup but for the next 86 minutes dominated the game in every area.

 Full Time: Kettering Town 5 Bedworth United 1.

Attendance: 845

Elgoods Bewery Kettering Town Man-of-the-Match – Marcus Kelly.

Klondike: Not claimed £200 - ticket number 28290


Team Sheet

Location: Home (Latimer Park)
Kick Off: 27th Aug 2018
Kettering Town FC
Red / Black
Captain:
0 Marcus Kelly
0 Dion Kelly-Evans
0 Ben Milnes
0 Rhys Hoenes
Bedworth United

Captain:
0 Daniel Dubidat