Match Report - YORK CITY

Half Time:

Kettering Town FC: 0

Goals

Yellow Cards

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Substitutions

YORK CITY: 2

Goals

Shaun Newton 00
Shaun Newton 00

Yellow Cards

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Substitutions


Full Time:

Kettering Town FC: 0

Goals

Yellow Cards

Red Cards

Substitutions

YORK CITY: 2

Goals

Yellow Cards

Red Cards

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Match Report

IN BRIEF:

This game was settled after just seven minutes. Home captain Sean Newton converted two set pieces- a penalty after five minutes and a free kick two minutes later to give the title chasing Minstermen an early advantage. The rest of the game saw the Poppies have the greater share of possession but there was just not enough there to break down a well organised home defence.

 

THE KETTERING SQUAD:

There were no changes in the line up from last Saturday, with Michael McGrath retuning to the bench after suspension in place of Decarrey Sheriff.

The teams lined up:

YORK CITY

1   Peter Jamieson

3   Scott Barrow (14 Harry Spratt,43)

4   Sean Newton (Captain)

5   Kieran Kennedy

6   Robbie Tinkler

7   Akil Wright 

9  Jake Cassidy (17 Reon Potts,46)

11 Harry Bunn

16 Olly Dyson (10 Jack Redshaw,66)

26 Patrick McLaughlin

30 Matthew Brown  

 

Unused substitutes:

8   Michael Woods

24 Harry Flatters 

Yellow Cards: Cassidy,33; Newton,52; Spratton,60

 

KETTERING TOWN:

1   Adam Collin

2   Gary Stohrer

3   Jevan Anderson (12 Ben Stephens,73)

4   Ben Milnes (14 Ashanti Pryce,73)

5   Ryan Fryatt 

6   Luke Graham (Captain)  

7   Callum Powell 

8   Connor Kennedy

9   Kyle Perry 

10 Michael Richens

11 Rhys Sharpe (15 Michael McGrath,46)   

 

Unused Substitutes:

16 Jay Williams

17 Josh Scott

Yellow cards: Richens,28; Kennedy,34; Perry,90. 

 

THE GAME:

The Bootham Crescent pitch was wet and heavy after some relentless rain, which was to continue throughout the game.

The Poppies started well enough with Connor Kennedy’s long throw leading to a fruitless corner – but by the 7thminute they were 2-0 down.

Olly Dyson had started well for York up front and on 5 minutes he collected a pass on the left, drifted past a couple of tackles and was up-ended by Luke Graham as he closed in on goal. Sean Newton comfortably slotted the penalty, sending Adam Collin the wrong way.

Worse was to come for Kettering two minutes later. Harry Dunn had the ball, centrally 25 yards out and an unnecessary tackle from behind gave Newton another set piece. The home skipper’s left foot strike over the wall seemed to wrong foot Collin and his accurate strike gave York a 2-0 advantage. Dyson then saw another half chance saved by Collin.

After a sustained spell of further pressure Kettering finally got out of their half on 12 minutes. Another Kennedy long throw gave Ben Milnes a half chance on the second phase- but his shot was blocked. 

The Poppies first 15 minutes had seen them blown away. But, slowly, they got to grip with the situation and another Kennedy throw was partly cleared and Michael Richens’ drive from 30 yards was just wide of the left upright.

Collin was then brought into the action for his first save as he got down at his near post to save from Patrick McLaughlin after a corner from the left. Kettering replied with a corner of their own from Rhys Sharpe, and Richens’ deflected shot was held by home stopper, Peter Jamieson.

York’s Jake Cassidy could get no good contact on his 21st minute shot and Collin picked up. Kettering were positive though now and Gary Stohrer’s 21st minute cross was headed away under pressure. Three corners followed all well defended and another on 24 minutes saw an athletic attempt at an overhead kick by Kyle Perry, which was just over the bar.

The Poppies were really trying to reduce the deficit and following Sharpe’s free kick rebounding off the wall there was pinball in the home area with three Kettering shots blocked in some desperate defending. On 28 minutes Perry’s shot was blocked after a Sharpe long throw and then a Ben Milnes’ free kick sailed over the bar after another foul on Callum Powell.

Kettering’ s best chance to date came on 37 minutes, Perry headed on a long throw and Jevan Anderson’s goal bound header was brilliantly saved by Jamieson at the expense of a corner. From the restart, Powell’s shot was wide. Powell then had a great run on the left past two defenders and his driven shot was just saved by Jamieson.

The game had got a little feisty at this stage, with Richens and Kennedy in the Referee’s notebook for aggressive tackles along with York’s Jake Cassidy for use of an elbow. Cassidy was lucky to stay on just before the break as his arm was up again in a challenge on Graham, which floored the Kettering skipper. Cassidy was to be substituted at half time.

York finally got out of their half with two late attacks in the half. Collin saved well from Cassidy who was clear on the left and then Bunn stabbed a cross wide of the target.

 

Half Time:

YORK CITY   2     -    0    KETTERING TOWN

Michael McGrath replaced Sharpe at the start of the half and Reon Potts replaced the aforementioned Cassidy for York. McGrath’s 52nd minute free kick was headed straight at Jameson by Anderson as Kettering recommenced their assault on the York territory.

York were seemingly content to manage the game as the Poppies streamed forward in search of a goal. The home defence was solid and they began to rely on the break. A rare home corner on 56 minutes was cleared and this led to a flowing move from Kettering with Richens’ thunderbolt just over the bar.

Another good Kettering move resulted in a corner- again well defended. Kettering’s Gary Stohrer received lengthy treatment for a bloody head injury following a challenge from Harry Spratt, which earned the home substitute a yellow card.

The Poppies were still trying and the Minstermen were still defending well as Powell’s 72nd minute cross from the left saw Kennedy head wide. Two Kettering substitutions followed with Ben Stephens and Ashanti Pryce injected into the fray.

York were still snuffing out most of the Kettering attacking play, and in fact York created a chance which saw substitute, Jack Redshaw’s shot saved by Collin. Kettering forced another two corners in quick succession. From the second, a clearance fell to Richens 25 yards out and his fierce shot, on target, unfortunately floored Ryan Fryatt!

The final effort saw Powell fire over as he cut in from the left as York claimed all three points.

 

Full Time:

YORK CITY   2    -    0     KETTERING TOWN   

Attendance: 0

Referee: Jonny Unwin. Assistants: Mathew Wright; Jonathan Gill

Poppies man of the Match: Michael Richens – solid game in midfield with the added threat of longer-range shots.

Our next league game is a home game against AFC Telford United on Saturday 12th December at 3pm.

Match report posted by Sadman KTFC.


Team Sheet

Location: Away (AWAY)
Kick Off: 08th Dec 2020
Kettering Town FC
RED / BLACK
Captain:
YORK CITY
WHITE
Captain:
0 Shaun Newton
0 Shaun Newton