Solkhon double gives Poppies 2-0 win over play-off rivals Weymouth

WeymouthKettering Town

Kettering Town 2
Solkhon 11(pen), 25

Weymouth 0

Tuesday’s big win over bottom outfit Gosport Borough has set Kettering Town up nicely for their home fixture this Thursday against play-off rivals Weymouth. Several players had their shooting boots on and the defence kept a clean sheet which all helps to boost them in the scrap for play-off positioning in places 2 to 5 behind champions Hereford.

Goal!GOAL: Kettering settled quickly into their game and took the lead on 11 minutes when Matty Stevens was tripped in the penalty area by Thiago Da Silva who was booked by the referee. Up stepped penalty-king Brett Solkhon and made no mistake from the spot kick to give Kettering the early lead.

Goal!GOAL: Kettering cleared a corner and Rhys Hoenes played in what should’ve been an easy ball to clear but Terras’ defender Josh Carmichael made a complete hash of it and in-form Brett Solkhon was on hand to pounce on the error and drill the ball past Dennis in the visitor’s goal to make it 2-0 on 25 minutes.

Weymouth came into the game more in the second-half but were chasing a two-goal deficit which Kettering were determined to hold onto. It was a professional performance from the Poppies and they were solid enough in defence to see out the game and keep another clean sheet. They now travel to champions Hereford on Saturday before finishing up with two home matches heading into the play-offs.

Att: 745

Kettering Town: White, Bateman, Stohrer, Solkhon, Mulligan, Pendley, Meikle (Marshall 86), O’Connor, Hoenes (Carvalho 71), Stevens (Milnes 71), Richens. Unused Subs: Willimont, Howe.

Weymouth: Dennis, Wells (Baggie 57), Buckley (Goodship 77), Case Da Silva, Zubar, Carmichael, McCarthy, Wakefield (Davies 83), Thompson, Baker, Brooks. Unused subs: Sa, Stewart.

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