In the penultimate game of the first half of the season Wellingborough took on top of the league Kettering.
The first half was a very close affair, with both sides creating chances with some very end to end hockey throughout. Several chances from Kettering were blocked by some excellent saves from Jordan Whitrow and some heroic last ditch defending from John Bishop, and Luke Oakley kept things at 0-0 for a long time. Solid play in the midfield and some penetrating runs from Dave Langley and Simon Morrissey combined with some excellent runs from wingers Dan Hill and Cameron James created some good chances for ‘boro. Despite the excellent build up play and patience, Kettering kept coming away with the ball.
A strong counter attack from Kettering in the last 5 minutes of the first half saw the ball fired into the D to the open stick of an unmarked Kettering forward, who easily deflected the ball into the open ‘boro goal. Wellingborough kept pushing forward but with little time left in the first half, they went to their half time team talk 1-0 down.
The second half was a little disappointing for ‘boro, summed up in this factually correct bulleted list.
Wellingborough 0-4 Kettering
Man of the Match Simon Morrissey
DOD Andy Wade