Lack-lustre Poppies in 0-0 stalemate away to St Ives Town

Kettering TownSt Ives Town

St Ives Town 0

Kettering Town 0

Another away fixture for Kettering Town who are seeking to gain the final few points needed to secure the league title as they travel to St Ives Town on Saturday. Nearest rivals Aylesbury closed the gap to 11pts with a win on Tuesday night but face a tough trip of their own to a resurgent Barton Rovers battling for a play-off spot and Kettering will be hoping for a favour. However the title’s destiny is well and truly in the hands of the Poppies as they only require a maximum of three wins (or any accumulation of eight points) from their remaining six fixtures and the league title is assured.

The match gets underway at Westwood Rd with Kettering wearing Red and Black strip with White shorts and the Saints in Black and White striped shirts, Black shorts. An early chance as Moreman weaves his way through a crowd but Hall’s strike is blocked and the follow up by Ogbonna is on target but palmed away by Saints keeper Trebes and the corner is easily cleared. Saints corner is swung over but the header from Moore is well wide of the goal.

Jepson’s corner swung over, met by the head of Mulligan but the keeper collects well. Its a slow developing game at Westwood Rd as the pace is not exactly frenetic in the first twenty minutes or so with few clear-cut chances from either side so far. The rain comes down as Hall’s cross is met by the head of Mulligan but again its just wide of the target. Knight palms a shot from Sinclair for a corner but Kettering easily clear the danger. Jepson lectured by the referee but escapes a booking.

Moyes fizzes an effort just wide of the target for Saints. Heading into the break following almost 45 minutes of slow back and forth between the two goal areas, there’s been few solid chances from either side. One last attack from either side but again nothing to trouble either keeper and the two teams head into the break still deadlocked at 0-0.

Half-time:   St. Ives Town 0   Kettering Town   0

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Matches

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St Ives Town 0

Kettering Town 0

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Terrace Talk

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