2015/16 AFC Kempston Rovers 2-0 Newport Pagnell Town

AFC Kempston Rovers 2-0 Newport Pagnell Town
United Counties League, Premier Division
Tuesday 19th April 2016
Kick off 19:45
Hillgrounds Leisure, Kempston
Attendance: 118

Timeline

2. KR – Ash Fuller’s corner is headed towards goal by Robbie Goodman but hits one of his own players before the ball is scrambled clear.

5. KR – Robbie Goodman heads Ash Fuller’s corner over the bar.

7. KR – Josh Winter’s free kick is easily collected by Joe Pursell.

17. KR – GOAL 1-0. An Ash Fuller free kick from the half way line is headed home by Tom Guiney.

41. NP – Dom Lawless crosses from the left for Fazel Koriya who shoots wide.

45+0.5 Half Time: 1-0

48. KR – A Ben Shepherd corner causes confusion in the Newport penalty area, Jamaine Ivy hooks the ball towards goal but a defender is perfectly placed to clear off the line.

49. KR – Ash Fuller drives a shot across goal to force a good save out of Joe Pursell.

50. KR – Ash Fuller crosses to the unmarked Tom Guiney who can only manage to head the ball straight into the hands of Joe Pursell.

54. KR – Josh Winter’s shoots into the side netting.

57. NP – A Fazel Koriya free kick is headed on by Sam O’Neill, Tom Guiney hooks to ball clear off the goal line.

66. KR – Ash Fuller’s free kick is headed straight to Joe Pursell by Sam Macrae.

69. NP – Greg Ling’s cross is only inches too high for the unmarked Dom Lawless.

74. KR – Another Ash Fuller free kick from the halfway line is tapped home by Shane Bush after the keeper fumbled the ball.

90+2.5 Full Time: 2-0

Summary

The Walnut Boys guaranteed a top two finish with victory over their local rivals. This was billed as a clash between two of the division’s top teams, second versus third, a clash of the Titans. Unfortunately, the stark reality was that this was a game of little quality, Newport simply didn’t show and for all their huff and puff Kempston struggled to create clear cut goal scoring chances, scoring both goals from set pieces with one being an absolute gift. The referee did well to control a game that, at times, threatened to boil over.

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Goals

1-0 Tom Guiney (17 mins)
Half Time: 0-0
2-0 Shane Bush (74 mins)
Full Time: 2-0

Yellow Cards

AFC Kempston Rovers
Jamaine Ivy (20 mins)
Ieuan Riley (78 mins)
Dom Marsala (84 mins)

Newport Pagnell Town
Rob Tapp (57 mins)
Fazel Koriya (84 mins)

Red Cards

None.

Teams

AFC Kempston Rovers
1. Martin Conway
2. Michael Lyon
3. Gary Ridgway
4. Robbie Goodman
5. Tom Guiney (c)
6. Sam Macrae
7. Josh Winters (16. Dom Marsala_ 58 mins)
8. Ben Shepherd (15. Ieuan Riley, 65 mins)
9. Jamaine Ivy (14. Josh Crawley, 75 mins)
10. Shane Bush
11. Ash Fuller
Unused Substitutes
12. Seb Simpson
17. Sam Johnson

Newport Pagnell Town
1. Joe Pursell
2. Rob Tapp (15. Paul Edgeworth, 66 mins)
3. Keith Williams
4. John Thorpe (c) (12. Dave Baker, 60 mins)
5. Adam Pryke
6. Stuart Smeathers
7. Scott Mulkern (14. George Shrieves, 81 mins)
8. Greg Ling
9. Dom Lawless
10. Fazel Koriya
11. Sam O’Neill

Match Officials

Referee
– Martyn Gospel
Assistants
– Robert Porter
– Brian Ebulubu

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