Match Report - Barwell
Kettering Town FC: 1
Dan Holman 00
Brady Hickey 00
Kettering Town FC: 1
After 90 minutes the score was 1-1, with Dan Holman giving the Poppies the lead after 9 minutes in this City Security Services Limited 3rd round Challenge Cup. A Brady Hickey penalty levelled the scorline on 34 minutes for Barwell. But all the excitement came in the penalty shootout as Brett Solkhon, Rhys Hoenes, Lathaniel Rowe-Turner and Holman all scored from the spot seeing Kettering through 4-3.
The Poppies moved into the quarter finals of the City Security Services Limited Challenge Cup after a 4-3 penalty shoot out win. The teams had fought out a keenly contested 1-1 draw during the 90 minutes. Dan Holman gave Kettering the lead on 9 minutes with Barwell skipper,Brady Hickey, equalising from the penalty spot after 32 minutes.
Both managers decided to field reasonably strong squads with Kettering making just three changes to their line up and Barwell just two changes from last Saturday.
For Kettering, Ben Toseland and Brett Solkhon started along with debutant Bradley Kauzemi.
1 Paul White
2 Durrell Berry (6 Michael Richens,46)
3 Ben Toseland
4 Brett Solkhon (Captain)
7 Lindon Meikle
9 Dan Holman
10 Ben Milnes (5 Gary Stohrer,73)
11 Rhys Hoenes
16 Luke Graham
18 Lathaniel Rowe-Turner
19 Bradley Kauzemi (12 Dion Kelly-Evans,46)
8 Aaron O’Connor
14 Marcus Kelly
Yellow Card: Richens,80
1 Liam Castle
2 Elliot Percival (15 Nigel Julian,75)
3 Eliot Putman
4 Jean-Ruben Desrosiers
5 Brad Gascoigne
6 Lee Hildreth
7 Robert Morgan
8 Alex Tomkinson (12 Jahvan Davidson-Miller,69)
9 Messiah McDonald
10 Brady Hickey
11 Liam Canavan
13 Elliott Taylor
14 Quentin Albertus
16 Liam Kay
Yellow Cards: Morgan, 57; McDonald, 69; Canavan, 90
HOW THE GAME UNFOLDED:
As could be anticipated the pitch was heavy, but perfectly playable, as the teams kicked off on a cold night in front of a sparse crowd.
Both sides took time to find their feet and it was the visitors who threatened goal first. After 7 minutes, Kettering keeper Paul White lost control of a pass and gave possession to a Barwell forward. Fortunately for the Kettering stopper,defender Luke Graham was quickly back on the goal line to head away the goalbound shot.
Two minutes later Kettering took the lead. Rhys Hoenes won a corner on the right taken by Ben Toseland. Toseland played the ball short to Hoenes,took the return, and curled a cross into the near post where Dan Holman headed firmly in past Liam Castle.
A few minutes later, on the break,the ball was slotted through to Hoenes clear on goal. Castle did well to deflect the shot away with his legs for a good save. Barwell then had a chance on 17 minutes. A misunderstanding between White and his defence saw the ball fall for ex Kettering player,Liam Canavan, but the shot was wild.
The visitors began to move the ball really well in midfield as they began to get a grip on the game. Brady Hickey’s speculative 25 yarder was well over the bar before they got an equaliser after 32 minutes, Durrell Berry’s trip on Alex Tomkinson gave Hickey the penalty which he put away with aplomb. Barwell were flying now and well in control. White had to make a great save as Messiah McDonald came in from the left and unleashed a right foot screamer. Then immediately in the next attack Eliot Putman’s left foot shot rebounded off the right post with White beaten.
Kettering did get back into the game just before the break. Holman sent Hoenes through and Castle did very well to touch the ball away from the pacy front man. Then Ben Milnes’ free kick was cleared to Toseland and he screwed he shot wide.
Finally in the half, Lindon Meikle got through on the right and saw his cross met by Brett Solkhon with the low right foot shot straight at Castle.
HALF TIME: Kettering Town 1 - 1 Barwell
Kettering made two immediate substitutions at the break with Dion Kelly-Evans and Michael Richens entering the fray replacing Berry and debutant Kauzemi.
Kelly-Evans’ first involvement saw his cross deflect off of a defender to keeper,Castle. On 49 minutes only a great tackle by Brad Gascoigne on Holman prevented an attempt on goal.
Barwell soon countered with Rob Morgan’s shot which was well saved by White.
The Poppies began to control the game and on 54 minutes, Meikle collected a clearance from a corner and his right foot shot was marginally wide of the left upright. The next minute saw Holman pounce on a loose ball, round Castle on the right side of the penalty area - but the angle was tight to score and the ball rolled across goal. Kettering had another great chance on 67 minutes. Good work by Meikle saw Ben Milnes with a great shooting chance- but the effort was over the bar.
Kettering continued to control the game with Barwell relying on the physical presence of McDonald as an outlet. Holman had a low left foot shot saved and then saw his opportunist shot from the left drift just wide of goal. The last effort of the 90 minutes saw Meikle’s shot saved by Castle as the game went to penalties.
FULL TIME : Kettering Town 1 - 1 Barwell
Lee Hildreth (Barwell) 1-0
Brett Solkhon 1-1
Brady Hickey 2-1
Rhys Hoenes 2-2
Messiah McDonald 3-2
Lathaniel Rowe-Turner 3-3
Liam Canavan (hit bar) 3-3
Dan Holman 3-4
Elliot Putman (over bar) 3-4
Kettering win 4-3
Klondike: Colin Burton wins £60 with ticket number: 2035
Elgoods Brewery Poppies Man of the Match: Luke Graham
Barwell lost their first penalty shoot out in at least four already this season with both Liam Canavan and Eliot Putman missing the target. It was an even 90 minutes with Barwell having the better of the first half, and Kettering the better of the second period.