Match Report - Kings Lynn Town

Half Time:

Kettering Town FC: 3


Declan Towers 00
Aaron O Connor 00
Brett Solkhon 00

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Kings Lynn Town: 1


Jack Frohawk 00

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Full Time:

Kettering Town FC: 5


Dan Holman 45
Dan Holman 45

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Kings Lynn Town: 1


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Match Report



The Poppies cruised through to the next round of the City Security Services League Challenge Cup, thrashing the Linnets 5-1 after going a goal down to a Jack Frohawk strike after just 10 minutes. Goals from Declan Towers on 13 minutes, Aaron O’Connor a minute later and Brett Solkhon on the half hour put Kettering 3-1 up at the break, with Dan Holman scoring twice in the last 12 minutes of the game to complete the scoring.


Both squads were much changed from last Saturday. Returning Kings Lynn Manager,Ian Culverhouse named only six players from that match in his 16. Marcus Law rotated his squad with only six players retaining their place in the starting line up. One of those was a late inclusion as debutant Bradley Kauzeni was taken ill before the game started. Both Cal Templeton and Dan Holman made their first appearances in a Kettering shirt during the game.



1   Lewis Elsom

2   Durrell Berry (yellow card,45 mins)

3   Ben Toseland

4   Brett Solkhon

7   Lindon Meikle (16 Joe Massaro,79 mins)

8   Aaron O’Connor (10 Ben Milnes,71 mins)

9   Dan Holman

12 Dion Kelly-Evans

14 Marcus Kelly (20 Cal Templeton,46mins)

15 Declan Towers

17 Andrea Borg

Unused Substitutes:

18 Lathaniel Rowe-Turner

19 Bradley Kauzeni



1   Alex Street

2   Kieran Shipp

3   Jack Noble (12 Freddie Cowison,74 mins)

4   Craig Parker (14 Charlie Rudland,64 mins)

5   Owen Gilbert

6   Rory McCauley (yellow card,80 mins)

7   Dylan Edge (15 Joseph Gascoigne,71 mins)

8   Kyran Stannard 

9   Harry Limb

10 Nathan Daw (yellow card,10 mins)

11 Jack Frohawk

Unused substitutes:

16 Ryan Hawkins

17 Chris Henderson


The game kicked off in dry and mild conditions with Kettering playing towards the Morrisons end in front of a sparse crowd. The Poppies forced three early unproductive corners and visiting keeper, Alex Street then had to save a 5thminute shot from Andrea Borg after the diminutive striker had made a good opening. Ben Toseland’s 7thminute run allowed Borg a chance to put in a dangerous looking cross- but to no avail. The Linnets took the lead in the 10thminute. A movement of the ball along the Kettering back line 35 yards out saw Dion Kelly-Evans slip and fall as he received the ball, allowing Jack Frohawk in on goal from the left. He finished well with a low left foot drive in at the far post. The lead lasted just three minutes as a right side corner fell to the feet of Declan Towers who had time to turn and sweep the ball in from close range. The next Kettering attack a minute later saw an incisive ball through to Aaron O’Connor who drilled the ball past Street with a low left foot shot just inside the right post, to put the hosts in front. The Linnets response three minutes later saw home keeper, Lewis Elsom scrambling across his line as a 35 yard screamer from Kyran Stannard just cleared the crossbar. The game settled a little and it was another 10 minutes before either team threatened with Rory McCauley blocking Aaron O’Connor’s cross. Kettering debutant, Dan Holman was looking sharp despite not having much playing time this season and he crafted Kettering’s third goal on the half hour. His shot was very well saved by Street and, as the ball looped up, Brett Solkhon headed in. The game deteriorated into midfield monotony until the break with Kettering happy to sit on the lead and Kings Lynn unable to penetrate. In the final minutes of the half, Kettering’s Towers headed against the bar from a corner and the final action saw the visitors’ Dylan Edge fire well wide after a shot had been blocked out. 

Half Time:  Kettering Town      3        -      1         Kings Lynn Town

Kettering made an immediate substitution as Cal Templeton made his debut, replacing Marcus Kelly. This was to be the first of six substitutions (three each side) in the half.

Kings Lynn had an early great chance to reduce the arrears,but Harry Limb put his shot high and wide from a great position. The Poppies almost scored a fourth goal on 50 minutes. Toseland’s free kick from the left was met by a red shirt – either Towers or O’Connor - and the contact sent the ball into the ground and it bounced over the gaping net. Holman was looking more lively as the game went on and on 56 minutes, cutting in from the left, his low right foot shot was well saved by Street. Andrea Borg then made a pacy 65 yard run down the left, cut inside past three tackles and, with the goal at his mercy, he blasted his shot out of the ground. The Linnets were making no headway at this stage and home keeper,Elsom, was a spectator. The Poppies seemed happy to retain the ball. The substitutions were being made as both teams gave playing time to their chosen players. On 66 minutes Brett Solkhon looped a shot just over the bar and 12 minutes later Holman was to score his debut goal. The cross from the left from Toseland was controlled expertly and the striker re-set himself to drill the ball past Street. This was repeated by the same player 6 minutes later to make it 5-1 albeit that the strike was not as clean as the ball rolled gently into the net. It was not too late for Holman to try to complete his hat-trick but on 88 minutes Street held on to the striker’s chip just under his bar.

Full Time:   Kettering Town      5      -       1          Kings Lynn Town

Attendance: 158

Klondike: Shane Whitney wins £110 with ticket number: 0755

Elgoods Brewery Poppies Man of the Match chosen by match sponsor Barry Sharrock: Durrell Berry


This was a comprehensive Kettering win against a much under strength Kings Lynn team and time for both teams to give playing time to their back up,new and returning players. For Kettering it will mean another cup game replacing a league game (potentially 4thDecember) but winning matches is no bad habit. New striker, Dan Holman showed up very well and with Aaron O’Connor also looking sharp and leading scorer Rhys Hoenes also fully fit, and Gary Stohrer and James Brighton still to return, the Manager will have important selection decisions to make…. 

Team Sheet

Location: Home (Latimer Park)
Kick Off: 06th Nov 2018
Kettering Town FC
Red / Black
0 Brett Solkhon
0 Aaron O Connor
0 Declan Towers
0 Dan Holman
Kings Lynn Town

0 Jack Frohawk