Match Report - FARSLEY CELTIC

Half Time:

Kettering Town FC: 0

Goals

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FARSLEY CELTIC: 0

Goals

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Full Time:

Kettering Town FC: 1

Goals

ISSAC STONES 45

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FARSLEY CELTIC: 1

Goals

Luke Parkin 45

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Match Report

Kettering Town v Farsley Celtic

Vanarama National League North

Saturday 28th August 2021   3:00pm

 

Kettering Town 

Farsley Celtic

1

 Rhys Davies

 

21

 Tom Donaghy

2

 Connor Barrett

 

12

 Will Longbottom           Off 46

3

 Riccardo Calder

 

 3

 Will Hayhurst

4

 Chris Smith      

 

14

 Tyler Walton

5

 Connor Johnson

 

 5

 Danny Ellis (Capt)

6

 Max Dyche 

 

 6

 Adam Clayton    

7

 Callum Powell

 Off 78

19

 Adam Barton  

8

 Connor Kennedy (Capt)

 

 8

 Chris Atkinson              

9

 Issac Stones

 Off 78

 9

 Jimmy Spencer          

10

 Gary Stohrer

 

10

 Ben McKenna

11

 Harrison Neal

 

11

 Luke Parkin           

 

 

 

 

 

 

Substitutes

 

 

Substitutes

12

 Claudio Ofosu

 

2

 Jordan Richards        On 46  

14

 Decarrey Sheriff

 On 78

16

 Mark Bett

15

 Lamine Sherif    

 

23

 Mitchell Fox              

16

 Luke Ward

 

24

 Louis Fialdini            

24

 Kyle Perry

 On 78

25

 Sam Bird           

 

Referee: Richard Holmes   Assistants: Jordan Gibson and Daniel Stokes

Kettering were looking to get back to winning ways after the previous Saturday's performance against Gateshead. To that end the Kettering back six was that which had finished the improved second half performance with a trio of central defenders. To accommodate this Claudio Ofosu dropped to the bench with Harrison Neal adopting the number 11 shirt. New signing Lamine Sherif took Jordan Crawford's place on the substitute's bench.  

The pitch again looked dry and bouncy but the overcast skies meant that it would not be too hot for the players. Farsley in an all-pale blue strip kicked off attacking the Tin Hat end.  Kettering were first on the attack in the first minute when Issac Stones advanced down Forsley’s left hand side but his low cross was gathered by Donaghy with Kennedy closing in. The keeper's kick from hand was down Kettering's right where the defender was penalised for a push on Spencer. The free-kick was lifted into the box towards the near post but appeared to go straight behind untouched for a goal-kick. Nothing of note happened for the next ten minutes and this was only broken by Longbottom going in late on Riccardo Calder and earning the first caution of the game. The resulting free-kick came to nothing being hit straight into the wall and cleared. The ball was collected at the back and brought forward by Barrett before delivering a tantalising low cross but neither Powell or Stones could connect to see the ball go out harmlessly for a goal-kick.

With twenty minutes played Kettering won a corner on the stand side and Neal delivered the ball right into the goalmouth where Tom Donaghy at full stretch managed to get a touch on the ball to send in away from any closing Poppy safely sending the ball towards the open side. Farsley collected the ball and initiated a quick counter attack with Kettering having committed plenty of players forward for the corner. A cross field ball picked out Hayhurst who briefly was 1v1 with a defender. Hayhurst cut inside but ran into Gary Stohrer who had sprinted back to cover who met the Farsley man with a solid block tackle which left Hayhurst on the floor and Gary with the ball.  

On the half hour mark Tyler Walton made a surging run down the middle of the park feeding the ball through to Luke Parkin however Max Dyche had the move covered and put the ball behind. The resulting corner was cleared well by Riccardo Calder who set up a fast break by Powell who carried the ball the length of the park before crossing low towards Stones who was inches away from contact.

Another Farsley corner on thirty-three was dealt with by Kettering's defence initiating another Kettering fast counter attack however Chris Atkinson deliberately handled the ball to prevent Powell having a clear run at goal. With the Kettering fans calling for a red deeming it a clear prevention of a goal scoring chance Mr Holmes due to the position of the offence could only realistically issue a yellow card. Five minutes later Powell was again making a break the linesman had started running to chase and then decided to raise a late flag for off-side.

With two minutes to go before half-time Stones found himself inside the Farsley penalty area with two defenders in close proximity somehow he managed to squeeze between the defender and the by-line and lob the ball into the goal-mouth where a combination of goalkeeper and defender managed to prevent a forward forcing the ball home. Luck fortuned Farsley and the loose ball fell to a blue shirt and not a red to been gratefully hacked clear. 3 minutes of added time were uneventful.

Half Time: Kettering Town  0  Farsley Celtic 0

Farsley made a change at half time with Jordan Richards replacing the booked Longbottom but Kettering made the more positive start to the second half winning a corner in the first minute. A couple of minutes later Harrison Neal picked out Stones with a ball lifted in from the edge of the area but Issac's effort was over the bar.  

Eight minutes into the half and the two youngsters combined again. A long throw into the penalty area by Connor Kennedy from in front of the Gazebo stand was not adequately defended by Farsley and the ball broke to Neal some twelve yards out. Donaghy managed to parry Harrison's shot but Issac was on hand to tap the rebound in from close range for his first competitive goal for the club and showed his delight with the fans and his team-mates. 1-0 Kettering 53 mins.

A couple of minutes later Powell looked to have broken clear but was flagged for off-side however the player in a off-side position was Stones but as he made no move towards the ball Callum once again was frustrated. Just before the hour mark Stones ran onto a ball played down the Farsley left. Beating the defender to the ball he held it well before feeding it back to Barrett advancing in support before the ball was worked into the box where Neal's shot was beat away by Donaghy for a corner. Neal aimed the corner deep towards the far post where Connor Johnson put his header narrowly over the bar.

Farsley were under the cosh at this stage of the game and they were starting to show their frustration. Jimmy Spencer unnecessarily caught Rhys Davies late when the keeper delayed picking up a loose ball and earned a cautionary word from Mr Holmes. He didn't heed the warning though and gave the referee some back chat as he won a free kick and was booked for dissent. Neal also picked up a yellow card for a late tackle on Hayhurst.

Farsley in order to get something from the game moved Danny Ellis into a more advanced role and it was almost rewarded from a seventieth minute corner when Adam Clayton a free header over the bar. Farsley were committing more players forward leaving themselves open to the counter attack and on seventy-two minutes Connor Barrett made a good break down Farsley's left holding the ball up well he fed it forward to the overlapping Powell who carried the ball forward before squaring the ball into a centrally placed Stohrer who will be disappointed that given the time and space didn't force the keeper into making a save by shooting harmlessly wide.

Farsley were in the ascendancy though and Kettering's defending was taking on a more desperate aspect as the game continued. With a little over ten minutes to go a clearance from Kettering's defence was chased by Stones. Donaghy advanced out of his area and under pressure from the on rushing forward muffed his clearance straight to Powell. Despite the calls from the crowd, he moved forward with the ball but finding his way blocked he reversed his course drawing the defender with him and then turned and wrong footed his marker and tried to curl a shot around the retreating keeper but his shot went wide.

It was Stones' and Powell's final contribution being withdrawn in favour of Kyle Perry and Decarrey Sherriff. Perry almost had an immediate impact. A Kennedy long throw into the box was nodded on by Kyle but Hayhurst was alert to the danger and headed the ball over the bar facing his own goal.

With just over seven minutes of normal time left the nervousness of Kettering's defence was starting to show as when a high ball was played into the box despite a clear call from Davies Johnson headed the ball out for a corner which Farsley failed to capitalise on. It couldn't last though and on eighty-five minutes Farsley got an, on balance deserved equaliser. A long ball out of defence was nodded on by Ellis for Parkin to run onto. A Kettering defender was guilty of raising his arm to appeal for an off-side instead of playing to the whistle and the Farsley forward made the most of his 1v1 with Davies and slotted home the equaliser. Farsley 1-1 85 mins.

In the remaining five regulation and four additional minute no opportunity arose for either side with Farsley making a final substitution on ninety minutes with Fialdini replacing goal scorer Parkin.

Full Time: Kettering Town 1  Farsley Celtic 1

 n many eyes two points dropped and with two tough matches coming up next an extra two points would've seen the side's position in the table look a lot more favourable. Progress is being made however and as the players become more familiar playing alongside each other more positive results will follow.

Kettering Town yellow cards:  Neal - foul

Farsley Celtic yellow cards:  Longbottom, - foul Atkinson – deliberate handball  Spencer - dissent             

Attendance: 698

Kettering Town Man-of-the-Match – Callum Powell 100% effort from a man who didn't stop running coupled with abundant skill. Hopefully his partnership with Stones will develop and they will compliment each other better. While he was on the pitch Farsley always had to be wary of his capabilities and mitigate for such.

Elgoods Kettering Town Man-of-the Match – Harrison Neal, chosen by Match Sponsors – Kettering Town U9’s.

Klondike winning ticket No 12192 - £180 claimed by Peter Dyson of Kettering.


Team Sheet

Location: Home (LATIMER PARK)
Kick Off: 28th Aug 2021
Kettering Town FC
RED / BLACK
Captain:
0 ISSAC STONES
0 ISSAC STONES
FARSLEY CELTIC
GREEN / WHITE
Captain:
0 Luke Parkin
0 Luke Parkin