Young Poppies ease by Bugbrooke..
The young KTFC U18's side overcame an excellent Bugbrooke side to progress to the next round of the FA Youth Cup.
Kettering's squad included 5, U16s players and despite their age managed to hold on to a plucky 1-0 thanks to some great saves from keeper Jason Amos as well as courageous defending by the back four. In particular Andre Ellington and skipper Fred Amankwya put in some exceptional timely tackles throughout the game with 15 year old Jack Norman putting in a mature display in Central midfield.
16 year old striker Tom Armstrong expertly turned and fired home into the bottom corner midway through the first half to give the Poppies the lead. Bugbrooke put Kettering under pressure throughout the match creating few clear cut chances but will feel they should have taken the game to extra time.
Man of the match - Fred Amankwya