Match Report - PETERBOROUGH SPORTS
Kettering Town FC: 1
Decarrey Sheriff 00
PETERBOROUGH SPORTS: 1
Kettering Town FC: 2
Ben Marvin 45
PETERBOROUGH SPORTS: 2
A N OTHERNOTHER2 45
Kettering Town 2 - 2 Peterborough Sports
The last of this season’s pre season friendlies today saw the Poppies and visitors Peterborough Sports play out an entertaining 2-2 draw.
Again Paul Cox was trialing a number of players and the first half line up saw 5 trialists joined by Rhys Sharpe, Chris Smith, Max Dyche, Callum Powell,Gary Stohrer and Decarrey Sheriff. The second half saw Connor Kennedy and Jordan Crawford come on with a number of other trialists replacing a number of the first half team.
Peterborough Sports named their players:
1 Lewis Moat
2 Matt Miles
3 Jonny Herd
4 Brad McGowan
5 Richard Jones
6 Dan Lawler
7 Dion Semble-Ferris
8 Josh McAmon
9 Lewis Hilliard
10 Dan Jarvis
11 Jordan Nicholson
With Substitutes named as: Pierre Angeomomba, Lewis Elsom (G/K played second half),Mitch Griffiths and Ryan Fryatt.
Callum Powell’s early run from the right saw his low shot drift just wide. Kettering had the early territorial advantage – forcing four corners- all well defended before Sports opened the scoring in the 15th minute with their first real attack. A piercing move down the middle saw former Histon and Peterborough United player, Jordan Nicholson fire a crisp low left foot shot past the diving trialist keeper and in at the right post.
Kettering forced more unproductive corners and trialist wearing number 2 had a great run, but fired his shot over the bar. Nicholson then created another chance for Sports but fired wide.
Sheriff was looking lively for the Poppies and he forced another corner on the left and a further two corners for the hosts, in quick succession, came to nothing.
Smith’s foul on Nicholson on the half hour saw free kick specialist, Lewis Hilliard drive the free kick into the wall and a couple of minutes later, Nicholson fired wide when well placed.
Kettering’s number 2 had another penetrating run forcing yet another corner which came to nothing. If the game had been decided on corners the Poppies would have been well ahead. Powell forced yet another corner on 41 minutes and this time Rhys Sharpe’s left foot corner from the right saw Sheriff (above) head in at the near post to level the scores. Just before the break, Kettering’s Number 2 saw another effort on goal well blocked.
Half Time: 1-1
The substitutions for Kettering began at the start of the half with Connor Kennedy and a trialist entering the fray with Chris Smith and a trialist leaving the field.
Some sloppy defending saw Kettering concede an early corner which came to nothing, and a corner won by Powell at the other end was well defended.
Kettering took the lead on 56 minutes as the trialist who appeared at the start of the half made a good run on the right and his precise cross was headed in by trialist wearing number 9.
More substitutions followed as Jordan Crawford and another trialist replaced Powell and Sharpe.
On 68 minutes Kettering’s trialist keeper made a great save from Nicholson’s shot which looked goal bound until the keeper’s fingers diverted the ball onto the bar. The keeper could not prevent the equaliser four minutes later though, as the Kettering defence was put to the sword and Jonny Herd lashed the ball in from a few yards out.
Further Kettering trialists appeared and other trialists went off, Sports made a substitution and the game became messy. Max Dyche headed a corner wide and Gary Stohrer saw a shot blocked by one of his own players and finally trialist number 9 tried an overhead flick which went over the bar.
Final Score 2-2.
We look forward to welcoming back our fans for next Saturday’s League opener at home to Bradford (Park Avenue). Kick off 3pm.
Today’s Klondike for £70 was won by Josh Payne of Northampton with ticket number 11168.