Match Report - Rushall Olympic

Half Time:

Kettering Town FC: 1

Goals

Aaron O Connor 00

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Rushall Olympic: 1

Goals

Massiah McDonald 00

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Full Time:

Kettering Town FC: 2

Goals

Brett Solkhon 45

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Rushall Olympic: 1

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Match Report

Evo-Stik League South Premier Division Central

Saturday 23rd February 2019   3:00pm

 

 

Kettering Town

 

 

Rushall Olympic

 

 1

 Paul White

 

 1

 Matthew Sargeant

 

12             

 Dion Kelly-Evans

 

 2

 Tyler Lyttle

 

15

 Declan Towers

 

 3

 AJ Adelekan

Off 92

19

 Craig Stanley

 

 4

 Lee Smith

 

 14

 Marcus Kelly

 

 5

 Joseph Hall  

 

 6

 Michael Richens  (Capt)        

 

 6

 Orrin Pendley

 

11

 Rhys Hoenes            

 

 7

 Simeon Maye (Capt)   

 

 7

 Lindon Meikle

 

 8

 Brian Smikle    

 

14

 Aaron O’Connor

 

 9

 Massiah McDonald     

 Off 46

 9

 Dan Holman

 

10

 Daniel O’Callaghan

 

20

 Adam Cunnington

 Off 46

11

 Daniel Waldron

 Off 73

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Substitutes

 

 

Substitutes

 

 3

 Ben Toseland     

 

12

 Aram Soleman

 

 4

 Brett Solkhon         

 On 80

14

 Benjamin Lund           

 On 46

 8

 Gary Stohrer            

 

15

 Asa Charlton      

 

10

 Ben Milnes                

 On 46

16

 Ashley Sammons     

 On 92

18

 Lathaniel Rowe-Turner  

 

17

 Dylan Parker

 On 73

 

Referee:  Samuel Kane                          Assistants:  Chris Armond & Aidan Murphy

Kettering in red and black kicked off with Rushall in light green and black combo defending the Tin Hat. Kettering attacked from the off and would have been encouraged in the second minute when a high ball into the box was headed into the air by a Rushall defender, Matthew Sargeant came to collect but rather than catching a chest high ball elected to punch but failed to make a good contact and only succeeded in pushing the ball a few yards further from his goal towards Dan Holman. Holman couldn’t get the ball under control but did enough to feed the ball back to Michael Richens who played the ball out to Dion Kelly-Evans to probe down the right hand side. The ball was passed to Aaron O’Connor whose progress was halted when Lee Smith kicked AO’C’s leg out from under him to see Kettering awarded a free-kick on the edge of the area. Kettering wanted to take a quick free-kick but the referee prevented this and allowed Rushall to marshal their defenders before the kick was taken something which the referee would do several times through the afternoon. Hoenes and Kelly stood over the ball but it was Marcus who delivered an in-swinging ball into the box. Holman got the slightest of touches and Sargeant dived to keep the ball out. Simeon Maye and AO’C reacted first with Maye in attempting the ball played it straight at AO’C which caused the ball to spoon up in the air where Aaron nodded it home despite an attempted goal line clearance by Lyttle. 1-0 Kettering 3 mins.

Rushall with nothing to lose came forward and two minutes Marcus Kelly was guilty of trying to play football deep in his own half and was beaten by the pitch and gave away possession. Rushall worked the ball into a shooting position but a diving Richens blocked the shot but by his hand.  The resulting free-kick was about 20 yards out. The kick was straight into the wall but the deflection favoured the visitors and went to an unmarked forward. His shot or cross flashed across the face of the goal where an equally unmarked McDonald merely had to make contact to equalise but he tried to cock his leg up to contact the thigh high ball when a simple pelvic thrust would have done the job and the ball rolled behind for a goal kick. Four minutes later Paul White had to be alert as a ball into the middle by McDonald took a wicked deflection of Craig Stanley’s rear end and went perilously close to sneaking in at the near post.  On the quarter hour a long clearance from Kelly was nodded on by AO’C for Rhys Hoenes to chase after. He outpaced the defender but the keeper got to the ball first but his attempted clearance went up into the air and towards his own goal. Rhys got to the ball first but lacking any support tried a cheeky lob goal-wards. The keeper had got back between Hoenes and the goal and caught the ball. 

Seven minutes later Rhys was at the races again but this time the long legs of Orrin Pendley got to the ball first but the pressure of Hoenes caused a poor clearance which straight to Holman. Dan advanced towards goal but unselfishly crossed the ball to Adam Cunnington in the middle but his shot though well struck was too close to the keeper.  Rushall looked dangerous on the counter-attack though and a thrust down Kettering’s left was fed back to Smith who threaded a great ball through to Daniel Waldron but he pulled his shot wide of the far post.  Just before the half hour mark Declan Towers failed to put the ball out for a throw down by his own corner flag and Waldron took the ball of him and was making towards goal when a retreating DKE brought him down just outside the penalty area. The free-kick was woefully high and wide. But two minutes later the game was level. A long throw into the box from Kettering’s right found Waldron unmarked Waldron with his back to goal his speculative header described a perfect arcing trajectory to clear the despairing White and drop into the goal. 1-1 Rushall 30 mins.

The only action of note before the break was the awarding of a couple of free-kick against Cunnington who appeared to be more sinned against than sinner.

Half Time: Kettering Town 1  Rushall Olympic 1

Both teams made a change at half-time with Milnes replacing Cunnington and Lund for McDonald for Rushall.  Sargeant continued with his eccentric performance and in the first minute of the second half caught a clear back pass in front of the advancing AO’C. The indirect free-kick was touched to AO’C who tried to play the ball along the floor hoping that the defensive wall would jump but the ball caught on a player’s studs and was slowed considerably allowing Sargeant to stop the ball close to the line. 

Rushall despite wasting as much time as possible they occasionally ventured forward. They won two corners in quick succession and when the second was only cleared as far as the taker Lyttle he tried his luck but his shot only found White’s side netting. Lee Smith got a long lecture from the referee because of his persistent fouling but no card was shown but he was on his final, final warning. No such luck for Richens on fifty-five minutes when he was entered into the referee’s notebook. Two minutes later he was joined in the book by Joseph Hall. Rhys Hoenes was given a ball over the top to chase down the left wing and was cynically taken down by the Rushall player. If the offence had been more central a case could have been made for a red card. Five minutes later substitute Lund was booked for dissent after kicking the ball away in a blatant attempt to waste time. 

With twenty minutes to go Meikle made a penetrating run into Rushall’s penalty area but the combination of three defenders managed to dispossess him. They didn’t clear the ball well and fed it straight to Holman who took it to the by-line and played it across the face of the goal towards AO’C at the far post. A diving Sargeant managed to get a glove to the ball which was enough to take it away from Aaron but somehow the officials missed that and awarded a corner.

Rushall made their second substitution on 73 minutes with Parker replacing the dangerous looking Waldron. It was followed five minutes later by Kettering withdrawing Hoenes to be replaced by Lathaniel Rowe-Turner who slotted in at left back to allow Kelly to move into a more advanced position. With few chances coming Kettering’s way and even less activity for Paul White Marcus Kelly played his last card and substituted Brett Solkhon for Meikle with only six minutes of regulation time left. 

With time running out Ben Milnes played an inviting ball deep into Rushall’s area which Sargeant managed to come and collect but succeeded in taking out his own defender with the pair of them waiting on the floor deciding who would stay down in order to run the clock down.  As the ninetieth minute approached Milnes took a free kick from the half way line. Pendley rose highest but only managed to send the ball the wrong way where a surprised Solkhon managed to react but his left footed effort lacked power and was hacked away by the keeper and then headed behind by a defender. As Milnes trotted over to take the corner it was announced that three extra minutes would be played. Pendley again managed to get his head to the ball but sent it only as far as the edge of the penalty area where Kelly took the ball off Lund and pushed it out wide to AO’C. Aaron lifted the ball towards the far post. Sargeant capped his poor performance by merely watching the ball rather than trying to cut it out. He saw the ball met by Solkhon who tucked it away to send the home crowd wild. 2-1 Kettering 91 mins.

There was enough time left for Rushall to make a final substitution and the referee to insist on Kettering to speed things up after 46 minutes of Rushall doing exactly the same, but eventually he was satisfied with the amount of play and blew the final whistle made even sweeter with the news that Stourbridge had succumbed to a goal in the dying moments of their game at Tamworth. 

Full Time: Kettering Town 2 Rushall Olympic 1.

Kettering Town yellow cards:  Richens - Foul

Rushall yellow cards:  Hall - foul. Lund – Dissent

Attendance: 882

Elgoods Brewery, Kettering Town Man-of-the-Match picked by sponsors The Stirrup Cup– Dion Kelly-Evans

Klondike Winner; Ticket No 5699 - £260 – Former player Kenny Evans.


Team Sheet

Location: Home (Latimer Park)
Kick Off: 23rd Feb 2019
Kettering Town FC
Red / Black
Captain:
0 Aaron O Connor
0 Brett Solkhon
Rushall Olympic

Captain:
0 Massiah McDonald