Match Report - Kings Lynn Town

Half Time:

Kettering Town FC: 0

Goals

Yellow Cards

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Substitutions

Kings Lynn Town: 0

Goals

Yellow Cards

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Substitutions


Full Time:

Kettering Town FC: 0

Goals

Yellow Cards

Red Cards

Substitutions

Kings Lynn Town: 0

Goals

Yellow Cards

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Match Report

Evo-Stik League South Premier Division Central

Saturday 29thDecember 2018   3:00pm

 

 

KINGS LYNN TOWN

 

 

KETTERING TOWN

 

1

 Alex Street

 

1

 Paul White

 

2

 Jordan Richards

 Off 53

12             

 Dion Kelly-Evans

 

3

 Frazer Blake-Tracy 

 

15

 Declan Towers

 

4

 Ryan Jarvis

 

16

 Craig Stanley

 

5

 Ryan Fryatt

 

5

 Gary Stohrer

 

6

 Rory McAuley

 

7

 Lindon Meikle          

 Off 79

7

 Michael Clunan (Capt)  

 

6

 Michael Richens  (Capt)        

 

8

 Craig Parker 

 Off 46

14

 Ben Milnes             

 Off 57

9

 Michael Gash          

 

11

 Rhys Hoenes 

 

10

 Adam Marriott

 

20

 Adam Cunnington 

 

11

 Chris Henderson

 

8

 Aaron O’Connor

 Off 64

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

      Substitutes

 

 

Substitutes

 

12

 Ryan Hawkins    

 On 53

4

 Brett Solkhon      

 On 79

14

      

 

9

 Dan Holman

 On 64

15

 Aaron Jones

 On 46

14

 Marcus Kelly 

 On 57

16

 Matthew Casellan

 

16

 Luke Graham

 

17

 Paul Bastock

 

18

 Lathaniel Rowe-Turner

 

 

    Referee:  George Laflin                   Assistants: Richard Pace and Murray Grant

On a mild afternoon, under clear skies King's Lynn in blue shirts and yellow shorts kicked off with a slight breeze at their backs. They were straight on the attack and an overlap on the right wing led to the ball being crossed into the box but it was an easy cut out for Paul White who distributed the ball quickly to send the action up to the opposite end where Kettering in red won an early corner as Rhys Hoenes was dispossessed after advancing into the box. Mr Laflin was called into action early when Adam Cunnington suffered a poor challenge from Ryan Fryatt. The crunch could be clearly heard in the main stand.  Adam required treatment from the physio but the referee considered that the challenge did not even warrant a chat let alone a formal caution. 

On eleven minutes Michael Richens made a powerful run forwards from the half way line shrugging off the attention of a pair of defenders and unleashed a shot from just outside the penalty area, Alex Street diving full stretch was beaten but the ball passed wide of the post. The game was flying by with King's Lynn passing the ball around at the back looking for an opening with Kettering presenting a solid defence which would take some breaking down. After some patient build up Lynn thought they had engineered an opening but the receiving forward had mis-timed his run and was flagged off-side. Lynn's next attack was rewarded with a corner as a ball played in from the flank was headed behind by Craig Stanley. The corner was met by a Lynn head but was headed over.

After sixteen minutes the best chance of the game fell to O'Connor. A long ball was nodded on by Cunnington and Aaron ran onto it to be left with only the keeper to beat, but the ball appeared to bobble just as he struck it an the shot skewed wide. Ten minutes later Michael Richens and a Lynn player rose to contest a ball in the air which left both players on the floor. Richens came off the worse somehow sustaining a cut on the top of his head necessitating him to leave the pitch in order to stem the bleeding.  The home player after initially appearing to be hurt was able to attempt to immediately continue until it was pointed out that his physio had attended him an also had to leave the field. However whereas the home player was waved onto the pitch with minimum delay, Richens after receiving treatment had to wait for a break in play and an inspection from the ref from rejoining the fray.  Kettering were still having the best of it and good approach work by O'Connor engineered a good chance for Dion Kelly-Evans but the youngster was leaning back when he struck the ball and consequently the ball went over the bar. Aaron's next attempt to create a chance was cynically fouled by Jordan Richards to stop the Kettering man. 

Richens had Kettering's next shot when a strong tackle on Chris Henderson left the home player complaining on the floor and Michael advancing. After travelling 30 yards with the ball his shot was wide of the mark. Ben Milnes was making the most of his start and he delivered a corner and free kick into the area for Stanley to dink in a header easily caught by Street and put over by O'Connor.  Just before half-time Richens received a yellow card for an innocuous tackle on Henderson which the Lynn player made the most of and together with other Lynn players convinced the referee that the offense was deserving of a caution.

Half Time: King's Lynn Town  0   Kettering Town 0

At half time Aaron Jones replaced Craig Parker for the hosts as they look to be more attacking as Kettering dominated the first half. Kettering were equal to the task. On 53 minutes a high ball was lofted into Kettering's box and Paul White rose with both hands above his head when Marriott continued his run and jumped into the ribs of the defenseless keeper. Mr Laflin lectured the player but did not issue the caution which he challenge deserved when compared to Richens offense which drew a card. Immediately Richards is withdraw for Ryan Hawkins. 

Kettering were not sitting back though and looked to counter-attack at every chance with both Hoenes and O'Connor full of running. Rhys broke on the left but with no support could only play an inviting ball into a red shirt free penalty area.  McAuley lashed the ball thinking to clear it but succeeded in only sending it straight back to Rhys but was fouled before he could do anything with it.

Kettering made their first change after 57 minutes with Marcus Kelly replacing Ben Milnes. King's Lynn were still pressing but Kettering defence was resolute Henderson picked the ball up on the right wide and moved towards the middle of the park shaping up for a shot but a red shirt was shadowing him all the way forcing him all the way over to the left where when he finally got a shot off it was straight at White. Three minutes later Lynn had their best chance with a shot on target blocked well by Stanley and a flurry of activity before the ball was comprehensively cleared by Declan Towers. 

Kettering made their second change with a straight swap of Dan Holman for O'Connor on 64 minutes and shortly after the deadlock came closest to being broken. A high ball was played out from the Kettering half and chased by McAuley and Hoenes. Street advanced off his line and made an audible call for the defender to leave it but the defender under pressure from Rhys headed the ball towards his own goal but wide of the keeper. Street must have felt he was running through treacle as he frantically back pedaled to try and keep the ball out closely followed by Hoenes. Assisted by the fact that the first half wind had dropped the keeper managed to stop the ball just before it crossed the line. 

Kelly became the second Kettering player to be booked when he brought down a Lynn player in a muscular challenge with a host of blue shirts crowding the referee demanding a red card or the restoration of the death penalty. The free kick came to nothing but Mr Laflin placated the home players moments later when Hoenes out ran to reach a ball over the top.  McAuley appeared to trip Rhys from behind causing him to tumble to the floor.  The referee unbelievably waved play on when the Kettering contingent were shouting for a free kick.  If no offence had taken place surely Hoenes should have been booked for simulation.  The referee soon rectified this missed opportunity when he promptly booked the Kettering man for similar trip on Henderson. 

Unlike the Bedworth game Kettering's game management was effective. Brett Solkhon replaced Lindon Meikle with ten minutes to go with no further threats to Kettering's goal even with the referee giving an endless stream of free kick being awarded to the home team including one given against Dion Kelly-Evans when he made no contact with the attacker who tripped when he kicked the turf.

Full Time: King's Lynn Town  0   Kettering Town 0

Yellow: Kettering;  Richens, Kelly, Hoenes - Foul

              King's Lynn : Richards – Foul

Kettering Town Man-of-the-Match: Craig Stanley

Attendance: 1286

 


Team Sheet

Location: Away (The Walks)
Kick Off: 29th Dec 2018
Kettering Town FC

Captain:
Kings Lynn Town

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