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Match report v Kettering
« on: January 01, 2018, 08:16:49 PM »
Kettering Town 1 King’s Lynn Town 0

Monday 1st January

Lynn suffered their first New Year’s Day loss in 28 years in front of a 1,000 plus crowd and surrendered top place in the division to Kettering Town.

On a heavy Latimer Park pitch, manager Ian Culverhouse made changes to the starting line-up that drew against St Ives with Ryan Fryatt and Leon Mettam being recalled and Ryan Hawkins and Craig Parker dropping to the bench.

Aaron O’Connor was the first to get a shot on target but it was easily held by Alex Street in the Lynn goal.
Lynn, however, were the quicker to settle and were the first to win a corner and, on 14 minutes, were awarded a penalty when Mettam was hauled down by home ’keeper Paul White.

Michael Clunan stepped up in the hopes of scoring from the spot for the eleventh time this season but his chip hit the bar and went out.

Three minutes later O’Connor had the ball in the net but his goal was ruled offside. However the 34 year old striker was not to be denied and on 20 minutes he slid home Rene Howes’ cross.

Lynn continued to press but there was no one to take advantage of crosses into the area or, when there was, Lynn’s efforts were either blocked or saved by White.

In once instance Clunan saw his shot saved by White who then blocked Michael Gash’s rebound shot at the expense of a corner.

Mettam then saw his shot beat White only to hit the far post and go out while at the other end Ben Milnes took too long with his shot and Street was able to save.

The second half continued in much the same vein with White saving Gash’s downward header from Cameron Norman’s free kick.

Lynn continued to dominate possession, Gash having a couple of efforts which went straight at White.

Kettering were reduced to ten men for the final 12 minutes when Michael Richens was dismissed for an off-the-ball incident with Norman.

Lynn continued to create and dominate but their best effort in the closing stages saw substitute Craig Parkers volley fly and Kettering hung on for the points.

Kettering: White, Bateman, Marshall, Solkhon, Toseland; Stohrer, Milnes (Stevens 67), Richens, Meikle (Thomas 90); Howe, O’Connor (Hoenes 90). Subs: Akindi, Hoenes, Stevens, Thomas, Snow. Booked: White, Toseland, Howe. Sent off: Richens. Scorer: O’Connor 20

Lynn: Street, Norman, Blake-Tracey, Gaughran, Ward, Fryatt, Clunan, Jarvis, Gash, Mettam (Hawkins 67), Lappin (Parker 67). Subs: Hawkins, Parker, Siddons, McQuaid, Frary. Booked: Mettam

Attendance: 1,019