Match Report - Tamworth

Half Time:

Kettering Town FC: 0

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Tamworth: 0

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Full Time:

Kettering Town FC: 0

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Tamworth: 0

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Match Report

Tamworth v  Kettering Town

Southern League Central Premier Division

Tuesday 16th October 2018   7:45pm

 

 

 

Tamworth 

 

 

Kettering Town

 1

 

Jas Singh

 

  1

Paul White

 2

 

Kristian Green

 

12

Dion Kelly-Evans   

 3

 

Jordan Gough

 

16

Luke Graham

 4

 

Ryan Beswick (C)

 

15

Declan Towers

 5

 

Joel Kettle  

 

18

Lathaniel Rowe-Turner     Off 78

 6

 

Charlie Jemson   

 

  7

Lindon Meikle                   Off 80

 7

 

Paul Green

 

  6

Michael Richens (Capt)   

 8

 

Aman Verma        

 

  2 

Durrell Berry      

 9

 

Cameron Johnson  Off 72

 

14

Marcus Kelly      

10

 

Joe Magunda   

 

10

Ben Milnes                       Off 56

11

 

Tyrell Waite             Off 85

 

11

Rhys Hoenes     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Substitutes

 

 

Substitutes

12

 

Charlie Shaw

 

  3

Ben Toseland          On 78  

14

 

Jordan Clement    On 85

 

  4

Brett Solkhon           On 80    

15

 

Stefan Moore       

 

  9

Edmund Hotter

16

 

Kyle Finn              On 72

 

13

Lewis Elsom

17

 

Tristian Dunkley  

 

17

Andrea Borg            On 56

 

Tamworth yellow cards:  Magunda dissent  Jemson foul

Kettering Town yellow cards:  Towers foul

 

Referee: Richard Walker       Assistants: Liam Teraudand Daniel Patterson

With an important and financially lucrative FA Cup tie to be played 4 days later and the nature of the 4G surface Marcus Law had hinted at personnel changes from the team that won at St Neots. As it happened the only change was Brett Solkhon reverting to the bench with Luke Graham starting.  

In perfect conditions Kettering in pale blue kicked off against the red with white sleeved shirts and red shorts worn by the hosts. Tamworth having been embarrassed at home on Saturday by Redditch started off the better, no doubt advantaged by their familiarity of the playing surface. Cameron Johnson had the first effort of any note but it was blocked by Dion Kelly-Evans.  On ten minutes the referee played a good advantage for a foul committed in the build-up of a promising Tamworth attack.  Paul White failed to cut the ball out but was relieved to see DKE clear the ball off the line behind him. A third goal attempt was tipped away by White but straight to a Tamworth forward. His shot was on target but a scampering White collared the ball.  Kettering were working their way into the game though and just before the quarter hour mark were awarded their first corner.  A good delivery by Ben Milnes into the box picked out a Kettering centre back who sent a powerful header goal wards only to be denied by the sharp reactions of Jas Singh who made a very good save.  Ten minutes later a Kettering attack broke down which led to a swift counter-attack by Tamworth.  Lathaniel Rowe-Turner chased back brilliantly and didn’t give the attacker a chance to take advantage of the break by harrying him well allowing Paul White to collect the ball who in doing so caused himself some discomfort.  This led to Lewis Elsom to start warming up on the side line.  The game then settled into a period of play when neither side managed to cause their opponents any concern which meant that White wasn’t tested at all and was able to run off his injury.  This continued up to half time with the only incidents being a caution for Declan Towers following a foul and one for Joe Magunda for dissent for complaining after a soft free kick was awarded to Kettering following a tumble by Milnes after minimal contact.

Half Time: Tamworth 0  Kettering Town 0

Tamworth had the first goal attempt of the second half when a good ball was played in from the left hand side. The forward’s header was poor though and passed well over the bar.  Kettering came straight back at Tamworth and a good through ball on the deck pierced the defence and allowed Rhys Hoenes to run onto it and into the box.  Rhys appeared to be caught in two minds whether to try the shot or cut it back into the box. The delay meant that his angle to goal had reduced leaving crossing the ball as the only viable option.  This allowed Singh to anticipate the ball and cut it out.  On 55 minutes Tamworth were gifted a corner when a header back to his keeper by Durrell Berry was misplaced. Kettering throughout the second half appeared to be confident at the back and Paul White was fully utilized with back passes and called upon to distribute the ball in a measured manner. The corner came to nothing though as a powerful header by LRT cleared any danger.  Almost straight after Andrea Borg replaced Ben Milnes.  This change was almost immediately rewarded.  A Kettering attack down the right hand side with DKE and Hoenes working well fed the ball into Borg who was just by the penalty spot. The ball was at an awkward thigh high height and therefore did not allow any power to be put into the shot so necessitated Borg to try and lift the ball, with virtually his first touch of the game, past Singh to score.  The ball was lifted too high though and passed over the bar.  On the hour mark Durrell Berry was beaten by Paul Green almost on the by-line but his low cross was smothered by White. Five minutes later a good long rang effort by a Tamworth attacker was struck powerfully but passed just over the bar with Paul White diving at full stretch.  Five minutes later Green tried the same, but his effort cleared the bar by a country mile. Charlie Jemson became the second Tamworth player to be caution when after seventy one minutes he cut down Michael Richens who was on a surging run through the Tamworth defence towards goal. Before the free-kick could be taken Tamworth replaced Johnson with Kyle Finn.  Marcus Kelly’s kick was pushed away well by Jas Singh to concede a corner which was easily dealt with by him. Tamworth’s last attack of note came after seventy-seven minutes when again a counter attack was launched when a Kettering attack faltered.  The forward ran almost half the length of the pitch before making a goal attempt, which if it had been at Latimer Park, could have been explained by a bad bobble, but this was just very, very high. LRT was withdrawn and replaced by Ben Toseland who was immediately in action when he latched onto a ball that was played over from the opposite side of the pitch allowing Ben to advance into a shooting position but his powerfully hit effort was cut out by a defender at the expense of a corner. With ten minutes to go Brett Solkhon replaced Lindon Meikle.  It was all Kettering now and Tamworth appeared to be happy to settle for a point. Kettering advanced down the right hand side and a deep ball was played towards the back post where Brett had managed to drift away from the defender and have a clear header at goal.  In an attempt to beat the athletic Singh he angled he ball away from the keeper. His placement was slightly out though and with Singh beaten, the ball made heavy contact with the post and rebounded to travel parallel with the goal line where it was slapped away by the thankful goalie. For the third time in the evening Kettering’s substitute could have scored with his first significant contact with the ball.  Five minutes later Solkhon who was playing as an out and out forward moved into the penalty area with the ball where he was brought down by a clumsy challenge by the defender, the play continued and the Kettering contingent expected a penalty to be awarded when no advantage accrued.  The referee was of the opinion the defender had played the ball and not the player despite Solkhon’s expressing his version of the incident to Mr Walker.  Kettering’s final chance came in the final minute of normal time when a high ball into the box was met by Brett who rose above the defenders and nodded the ball down into the path of Borg, but Singh was quickly of his line to get to the ball moments before Andrea.

 Full Time: Tamworth 0 Kettering Town 0

Kettering dropped their first away points of the campaign against a team who according to the locals were a completely different proposition to their efforts of the weekend.  This is the drawback of sitting clear at the top of the table with teams raising their effort when playing against Kettering.  Kettering started slowly but in the final twenty minutes they were the only team that was going to win the game and but for an impressive performance by the Tamworth goalkeeper would have returned home with more than just the one point in the first game of the season in which they have failed to find the net. Most supporters would have been content with a point at the start of the evening.

Attendance: 587

Kettering Town Man-of-the-Match – Dion Kelly-Evans

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Team Sheet

Location: Away (Away)
Kick Off: 16th Oct 2018
Kettering Town FC

Captain:
Tamworth

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