Match Report - Barwell

Half Time:

Kettering Town FC: 0

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Barwell: 0

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Full Time:

Kettering Town FC: 0

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Barwell: 1

Goals

Brady Hickey 45

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Match Report

Kettering Town  v  Barwell

Evo-Stik League South Premier Division Central

Saturday 20th April 2019   3:00pm

 

 

KETTERING TOWN

 

 

BARWELL

 

 1

 Paul White

 

 1

 Liam Castle

 

5

 Gary Stohrer

 

 2

 Jai Rowe

 

15

 Declan Towers

 

 3

 Eliot Putman

 

16

 Luke Graham

 

 4

 Elliot Percival

 

18

 Lathaniel Rowe-Turner

 

 5

 Henry Eze

 

 6

 Michael Richens  (Capt)        

 Off 55

 6

 Nigel Julien

 

2

 James Brighton         

 Off 58

 7

 Dominic Brown-Hill

 

17

 Ben Bradshaw

 Off 77

 8

 Alex Tomkinson    

 

3

 Ben Toseland           

 

 9

 Jamie Towers     

 

10

 Ben Milnes

 

10

 Brady Hickey

 

4

 Brett Solkhon

 

11

 Sam Hollis

 Off 77

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Substitutes

 

 

Substitutes

 

7

 Lindon Meikle

 On 58

12

 Daniel Durkin

 On 77

12

 Dion Kelly-Evans   

 On 55

14

 Sam Preston         

 

14

 Marcus Kelly      

 

15

 Kevin Charley      

 

19

 Craig Stanley              

 

16

 Edward Nisevic  

 

20

 Joe Massaro

 On 77

17

 Jahvan Davidson-Miller

 

 

Referee:  Robbie Dadley             Assistants: Fabio Greenwood & William Doyle

Wholesale changes took place to the side which clinched the Championship at Halesowen. Gary Stohrer retained his spot at right-back after replacing the injured Dion Kelly-Evans and there were rare starts for Ben Toseland, Luke Graham, Ben Bradshaw and James Brighton. Lindon Meikle, DKE, Marcus Kelly and Craig Stanley were part of an experienced sub's bench but were joined by Joe Massaro looking to make his league debut for the club.

Under blue skies the game had an air of a pre-season friendly with the pitch being rock hard, a hot sun beating down and a squad containing no recognised forward. Kettering entered the playing area in their usual home strip through a guard of honour of the Barwell players and coaching staff. Barwell, ominously in all luminous green strip, Kettering having lost three times this season to a team in green shirts, kicked off attacking the Tin Hat.

Barwell were awarded an early free-kick after a foul by Michael Richens. The ball in from Kettering's left was not cleanly collected by Paul White and bobbled away to Brady Hickey who put his shot into the side netting. Nine minutes later Paul White had to be alert to get down quick to deny an on target shot by Jamie Towers.

The game was showing little excitement with Kettering understandably disjointed considering the number of personnel changes and Barwell showing the Champions a cautious respect. It wasn't until after the quarter hour that Kettering mounted their first attack which resulted in a corner which was easily dealt with by the Barwell defence which had a sizeable height advantage over the Kettering team. Two minutes later Ben Toseland delivered a nice curling ball into the box aimed towards Brett Solkhon but Henry Eze got in front of him to head the ball behind for an unproductive corner.

Kettering were having the best of the game at this stage and on twenty -two minutes a free-kick from deep in Kettering's half was taken by Paul White. The long kick was nodded on by Solkhon but as he was the lone forward it was towards nobody but the Barwell defender still opted for safety and put it behind for another corner that came to nothing. Three minutes later the referee saw an offence committed by a Barwell defender some 25 yards out but the kick was wasted when it was directed straight at the goalkeeper who for some reason elected to kick the ball clear rather than collect it in his hands.

With ten minutes left in the half Henry Eze tried a spectacular over-head kick after a Barwell corner broke down but it passed high over the bar. Kettering from the goal-kick quickly moved the ball to the other end and created their best chance of the match. James Brighton fed the ball forward to Ben Toseland who drove to the by-line and delivered a low-cross towards an unmarked Brett Solkhon. Liam Castle did very well though and quickly closed Brett down and got in the way enough to divert the ball away for another unproductive corner.

Just before the half entered its final five minutes Barwell were awarded a free-kick right on the edge of the penalty area after a foul on Jamie Towers. Alex Tomkinson floated the ball in but the nod on was an easy catch for Paul White. Three minutes later a good overlap by Barwell saw a low cross pass right across the face of the goal untouched by defender or attacker.

Half Time: Kettering Town 0 Barwell 0

Barwell came out for the second half with a greater belief with their manager no doubt telling them that they had given their hosts too much respect in the first half. Whereas Kettering came out like the half-time refreshments consisted of a nice mug or Horlicks.  After two minutes Dominic Brown-Hill found himself in space a fair way out and unleashed a powerful shot. The ball was rising though and passed over the bar by about a foot. After fifty-five minutes following a foul by Richens which led to a talking to by Mr Dadley, Brown-Hill created a chance for Towers when he picked the Barwell man out with a precise fee-kick. The forward made a hash of his header which went so wide it went out for a throw-in. The game reinforced its pre-season friendly air when straight after the free-kick Michael Richens was replaced by Dion Kelly-Evans.

Just before the hour mark Barwell broke down Kettering's right with the defenders appealing for offside but nothing was given. Tomkinson played a dangerous ball into the box but a Kettering defender reached it first to concede a corner. The ball was directed towards the far post where Jai Rowe with time and space managed to direct his header the wrong side of the post.

Kettering made their second substitution after fifty-eight minutes when Brighton was withdrawn in favour of Lindon Meikle. Kettering were showing very little enterprise at this stage of the game and it was not until sixty-six minutes had been played that Castle in the Barwell goal was unduly troubled. A long ball was played forward for Ben Toseland to chase, he reached the ball first and crossed it to Ben Bradshaw but his shot was comfortably saved by the keeper.

A minute later another free-kick from Brown-Hill was delivered into Kettering's penalty area. White went out to collect the ball but got nowhere near it but Rowe, presented with an open goal put it past the post again. Almost immediately Barwell created another chance this time it fell to Sam Hollis but the ball was fractionally too high and skimmed off his head for a goal-kick. Barwell's next attack came following a rare forward excursion by Kettering. However DKE was dispossessed by Eze on the edge of Barwell's area and he played a long ball forward for Towers to chase. His shot was pushed around the post by Paul White.

It was all Barwell at this stage as four minutes later a long ball picked out Towers on the edge of Kettering's penalty area. White rushed out to close him down and managed to palm the ball away from him but only straight to Hickey the ball caught him unprepared though and he fluffed his shot of an awkwardly heighted ball.

With seventy-seven minutes played Barwell made their only change with Danny Durkin replacing Sam Hollis. Kettering made their final change at the same time with league debutant Joe Massaro replacing Ben Bradshaw.

With just over ten minutes to go Barwell got their reward and it had been coming for most of the half. The ball was played down Kettering's right and squared into the middle where their captain Brady Hickey slotted in a low shot. 0-1 Barwell 79 mins.

Five minutes later and Hickey was denied adding to his tally when he waltzed through Kettering's defence but a full length diving White managed to push the ball around the post for a corner.  It was Hickey again on eighty-five minutes when Barwell were awarded a free-kick on the edge of the area following a hand ball. The ball was struck well but marginally too high and bounced back into play from the cross-bar with Paul White beaten. With three additional minutes played the referee called the proceedings to a halt with Barwell earning a well-deserved win which if they had taken more of their chances would have embarrassed the Champions.

Full Time: Kettering Town 0   Barwell 1

Kettering Town: yellow cards:  None

Barwell yellow cards:  None

Attendance: 1039

Elgoods Brewery - Kettering Town Man-of-the-Match chosen by THE EXILES– Paul White


Team Sheet

Location: Home (Latimer Park)
Kick Off: 20th Apr 2019
Kettering Town FC
Red / Black
Captain:
Barwell

Captain:
0 Brady Hickey