U13 - Midlands Central Division
- competition : U13 - Midlands Central Division
- date : 03/11/2018
- time : 10:30
- comment :
Stourbridge 4 Kettering 1
Stourbridge welcomed Kettering to castle view on a fresh and blustery morning.
The game kicked off with Kettering dominating the first 10 minutes, with wave after wave of attacks, limiting Stourbridge to playing on the counter. The Stourbridge defence led by Charlie Jessup held firm preventing the powerful Kettering attack from scoring. On 17 minute the deadlock was broken. A swift counter attack saw Brogan Matthews dance his way into the box past 2-3 defenders and neatly slot the ball past the Kettering keeper at his near post. Q1 1-0
The second quarter kicked off with the wind at their backs Kettering continued their pressure on the Stourbridge goal. The Stourbridge team were growing into the game and now starting to attack the Kettering goal. There were some fine saves from both keepers but Stourbridge’s pressure led to a corner. Brogan Matthews whipped in the corner from the left, which was defended well at the near post. The Kettering clearance came back to brogan who drilled the ball back into the box which was met by Pierce Evans who rose highest to head the ball home. Q2 2-0
The third quarter was a more even affair with both teams having chances. Max Reynolds in goal for Stourbridge made a succession of great saves to keep the visitors from scoring. Q3 finished 2-0
The 4th Quarter was a similar contest with Kettering showing fantastic resilience, refusing to give up. The game was becoming stretched and with the ball in transition Pierce Evans latched on to the ball to lob the Kettering keeper from some 30+ yard. Another break from Stourbridge saw pierce score his hatrick 4-0. Finally Kettering’s efforts were rewarded when Ketterings right winger shot beat the outstanding Max Reynolds to secure a well deserved goal. That then bought the final whistle Stourbridge 4 Kettering 1.
A fanatic game of football well done to both teams.
- Stourbridge Fc
- match summary
- Kettering Town Elite