Match Report - FARSLEY CELTIC

Half Time:

Kettering Town FC: 0

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FARSLEY CELTIC: 1

Goals

Johnson 00

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Full Time:

Kettering Town FC: 0

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FARSLEY CELTIC: 2

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Allen 45

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Match Report

IN BRIEF:

Another away game, another defeat and a poor result for the Poppies tonight. Despite another change in formation and promising league first starts for Kemy Agustien and Tyrone Lewthwaite, Farsley produced two clinical finishes – one in each -half to secure their first home league win of the season. The goals from Bobby Johnson and Tom Allan came in the 33rd and 70th minutes and Kettering keeper, Harrison Foulkes kept the score at just 2-0 with several last ditch saves. 

THE KETTERING SQUAD:

Kemy Agustien and Tyrone Lewthwaite made their first league starts with Rhys Sharpe back from injury and Sam Bennett started. Dropping out were Ben Toseland, Jordan Graham,Kornell McDonald. Ibramim Bakare was absent. Lewis White was on the bench after illness and Decarrey Sheriff and Cameron Gregory were watching from the stands.

 

The teams lined up:

FARSLEY CELTIC

1    Owen Mason

2    Kian Scales

3    Lewis Butroid

4    Bobby Johnson

5    Isaac Assenso

6    Tom Allan

7    Dave Syers (Captain)

8    Chris Atkinson

9    Jimmy Spencer

10  Frank Mulhern

11  Luke Parkin

Unused Substitutes:

12  Chin Osadebe

14 Carlton Ubaezuono

15  Bobby Pointon

16  Thabang Dube

29  Max Dearnley

Yellow Cards: Johnson,74; Mulhern,90>

 

KETTERING TOWN:

21  Harrison Foulkes

2    Ben Sault (9 Jordan Graham,79) 

6    Brad Gascoigne

8    Gary Stohrer (Captain)

9    Jordan Graham 

10  Keaton Ward

11  Rhys Sharpe 

12  George Cooper

14  Ethan Hill

15  Sam Bennett

18  Kemy Agustien

19  Tyrone Lewthwaite

Unused Substitutes:

1   Harry Hogg (G/K)

4   Lewis White

5   Ben Toseland

20 Kornell McDonald

Yellow cards: None

 

HOW THE GAME UNFOLDED:

A pretty sparse crowd welcomed the two teams at the Citadel in this early ‘relegation battle’. The pitch had been well watered with recent rains but was in good condition.

The  Poppies started with just Tyrone Lewthwaite up top in another changed team and formation. An early foul on Ben Sault on the right saw the returning Rhys Sharpe’s direct free kick sail high over the bar. The Celts first chance came a couple of minutes later from a long throw but the mishit effort looped up for Harrison Foulkes to collect.

Home right back Kian Scales was finding plenty of room and his low driven cross was defended by Brad Gascoigne for a fruitless corner. Home joint leading scorer,Jimmy Spencer got a low shot in which was easy for Foulkes, and the same player saw his 14th minute shot come off George Cooper for another corner. This corner saw Tom Allan met the cross, unmarked, in a great position – but he headed wide.

Kettering then produced their first incisive move as Sault crossed from the right. The onrushing Sam Bennett, in a central position and with a free header, put the effort straight at keeper Owen Mason. It was a great chance.

A flowing Kettering move on 20 minutes down the right saw full back Gary Stohrer rampaging into the box, but challenged by Tom Allan, the ball went for a goal kick. Then Sault and Kemy Agustien combined well with one shot blocked and the other going wide.

On 27 minutes, Spencer and Scales combined well but Scales’ shot was straight at Foulkes. The next minute saw the Poppies have a great chance to open the scoring. Gary Stohrer was put clear on goal, and, taking the shot early fro jus outside the area, Owen Mason made a decent diving save to keep the game goalless.

The next goal effort came from Spencer on the half hour as he saw his header brilliantly tipped wide by Foulkes. A couple of minutes later, Foulkes kept Kettering in the game again as Frank Mulhern flicked through for Spencer. Clear on goal, Spencer’s shot was pushed wide by Foulkes.

Farsley took the lead on 33 minutes. A long throw into the penalty area was partly cleared as far as Bobby Johnson, who produced a clinical volley for a superb goal into the top left hand corner.

Kettering had a chance to equalise from a corner a couple of minutes later, but Gascoignes shot went high into the car park. As Kettering enjoyed a spell of pressure, Sault’s effort was poor and easy for Mason. 

Farsley finished the half stronger, with Spencer benefitting from a Sharpe mistake, but his shot was poor and Mulhern miskicked from a half chance.

Half Time:

FARSLEY CELTIC         1              -          0              KETTERING TOWN

Tyrone Lewthwaite had worked tirelessly up front for Kettering, looking impressive at times. His early low cross from the right into the six yard box zipped across the six yard box, but there was no attacking player in sight to turn the ball in. The action was repeated soon after as Stohrer did the same – with the same result.

The game was much more scrappy, but evenly contested as the hour mark approached, and the game halted for an Assistant to get a new flag! Gascoigne’s mistimed challenge gave Mulhern a free kick attempt from fully 30 yards, but the effort was well over the bar.

Kettering should have equalised on 61 minutes. Keaton Ward received the ball and, through on goal, his effort was well saved by Mason, low to his right. Then Sam Bennett made a break on the left but his cross was put away for a corner. As Kettering may have thought they could get back into the game, Farsley scored their second. Scales again got past his man on the right and his low cross was clinically put away by Tom Allan.

Five minutes later, the Poppies had a glorious chance to pull a goal back. After a set piece, Gascoigne’s shot was pushed onto the post by Mason. The rebound fell to Ward, only a few yards out. As he hesitated and got a poof contact on the ball, home skipper Dave Syers somehow cleared the ball off the line.

Jordan Graham replaced Sault with just 10 minutes to go and he joined Lewthwaite in attack. However, it was not Kettering that threatened in the last minutes as visiting keeper, Foulkes, kept the score down with two stunning saves from Mulhern, who was twice clear on goal.

In the five minutes of added time, Sam Bennett saw his left foot shot deflected just over the bar as Farsley deservedly took the points.

Full Time:

FARSLEY CELTIC         2               -         0              KETTERING TOWN

Match Officials: Referee: Claudio Gavillucci; Assistants: Luke Lazenby; Adam Burgess

Attendance: 375 (Kettering fans/officials estimated at 30 )

Poppies Media Elgoods Brewery Man of the Match: Harrison Foulkes

Forthcoming matches:

OCTOBER:

Saturday 29th HOME to Blyth Spartans at 3pm

NOVEMBER:

Tuesday 1st  : HOME to Banbury United at 7.45pm

Saturday 5th : away at Brackley Town at 3pm

Tuesday 8th : HOME to Hereford at 7.45pm

Saturday 12th : away at Chorley at 3pm

Saturday 19th – F A Trophy second round proper

Saturday 26th : HOME to Southport at 3pm 

Match report posted by Sadman KTFC.


Team Sheet

Location: Away (AWAY)
Kick Off: 25th Oct 2022
Kettering Town FC
RED / BLACK
Captain:
FARSLEY CELTIC
GREEN / WHITE
Captain:
0 Johnson
0 Allen