Kettering   0 - 0   Darlington

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Crisis club Kettering held on for an unlikely draw with Darlington.

The Poppies, with only two substitutes on the bench, came into the game on the back of a 7-0 defeat by York but denied the Quakers and could even have won.

Kiernan Hughes-Mason squandered their best chance, blazing over the crossbar after outpacing Paul Arnison and Robbie Dance also fired a shot over.

But Darlington could have picked up the points when Graeme Lee's header was cleared off the line by Sol Davis.

On Monday there had been fears as to whether Kettering would be able to field a team, and there are still doubts over Saturday's game with Gateshead.

The Poppies, who have not paid their players this month and are under a transfer embargo, have lost seven of their playing staff in the past two weeks and they have three more on non-contract terms that could leave.

VIEWS FROM THE GROUND

Kettering Town manager Mark Stimson told BBC Radio Northampton:

"Preparation yesterday [Monday] wasn't ideal with six players training.

"Today we had a kid who'd been at school all day doing exams turning up to be on the bench - and a lad who was at work all day yesterday and today and didn't arrive at the ground until 6.30pm.

"The other boys who played on Saturday came in again and put in a performance to be proud of."

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Tuesday, 6 December 2011

BSB Premier

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Kettering 0-0 Darlington FT
(HT 0-0)

      Kettering

      • 12 Walker
      • 03 Davis yellow card
      • 06 Ifil yellow card
      • 22 Jaime Navarro
      • 23 Noubissie
      • 32 Pryor
      • 35 Swaibu
      • 20 Bridges
      • 30 Hughes-Mason yellow card (Cross 90+2)
      • 34 Dawkin
      • 39 Dance (Jones 75)

      Substitutes

      • 29 Cross,
      • 38 Jones

      Darlington

      • 23 Russell
      • 02 Arnison yellow card
      • 06 Miller
      • 18 Lee
      • 04 Chandler
      • 08 Taylor
      • 14 Atkinson (Reach 56)
      • 16 McReady
      • 20 Rundle
      • 30 Hopson
      • 07 Hatch

      Substitutes

      • 13 Nixon,
      • 17 Reach,
      • 25 Sanchez-Munoz,
      • 27 Harrison,
      • 28 Gray
      Ref: BrattAtt: 924
      KETTERING
      DARLINGTON

      Possession

      • Kettering 44%
      • Darlington 56%

      Attempts on target

      • Kettering 4
      • Darlington 9

      Attempts off target

      • Kettering 8
      • Darlington 7

      Corners

      • Kettering 6
      • Darlington 12

      Fouls

      • Kettering 13
      • Darlington 19
      • Final Result
      • 94:09 The referee blows for the end of the match.
      • Full Time
      • 90:00+2:49 Dale Hopson has an effort direct from the free kick, save by Laurie Walker.
      • 90:00+2:49 Booking Jerel Ifil goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.
      • 90:00+2:39 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jamie Chandler by Jerel Ifil.
      • 90:00+1:07 Sam Russell takes the indirect free kick.
      • 90:00+1:07 Substitution Jordan Cross joins the action as a substitute, replacing Kiernan Hughes-Mason.
      • 90:00+1:07 Kiernan Hughes-Mason is caught offside.
      • 89:48 Corner from the right by-line taken by Kris Taylor, clearance by Jerel Ifil.
      • 89:41 The ball is crossed by Jamie Chandler, Jerel Ifil manages to make a clearance.
      • 89:01 Centre by Kris Taylor, clearance made by Jerel Ifil.
      • 88:36 The ball is sent over by Kris Taylor, clearance by Sol Davis.
      • 88:18 Dale Hopson decides to take the corner short.
      • 87:09 Free kick awarded for a foul by Patrick Noubissie on Dale Hopson. Kris Taylor takes the free kick.
      • 86:45 Kiernan Hughes-Mason crosses the ball, Sam Russell makes a save.
      • 85:59 Foul by Kiernan Hughes-Mason on Graeme Lee, free kick awarded. Sam Russell takes the free kick.
      • 85:33 Drilled right-footed shot by Josh Dawkin. Kris Taylor gets a block in.
      • 84:36 Kiernan Hughes-Mason is caught offside. Sam Russell takes the free kick.
      • 83:57 Paul Arnison crosses the ball, clearance made by Patrick Noubissie.
      • 82:18 The ball is crossed by Paul Arnison, David Bridges manages to make a clearance. Effort on goal by Adam Reach from just inside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the target.
      • 81:05 Corner taken by Josh Dawkin played to the near post, John McReady manages to make a clearance.
      • 80:10 Unfair challenge on Ollie Jones by Kris Taylor results in a free kick. Josh Dawkin crosses the ball in from the free kick, Graeme Lee makes a clearance.
      • 78:57 The referee blows for offside against Liam Hatch. Laurie Walker restarts play with the free kick.
      • 78:39 Dale Hopson has an effort at goal. Blocked by Jerel Ifil.
      • 78:25 The ball is crossed by Josh Dawkin, clearance made by Graeme Lee.
      • 77:37 Dale Hopson concedes a free kick for a foul on Jaime Navarro. Direct free kick taken by Sol Davis.
      • 76:51 Ollie Jones takes the chance to get an effort at goal.
      • 76:32 Kiernan Hughes-Mason produces a drilled left-footed shot from 18 yards. Ian Miller gets a block in.
      • 75:49 Centre by Sol Davis, clearance made by Graeme Lee.
      • 74:38 Substitution Ollie Jones joins the action as a substitute, replacing Robbie Dance.
      • 74:03 Free kick taken by Sam Russell.
      • 74:03 Booking Kiernan Hughes-Mason goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.
      • 73:49 Paul Arnison fouled by Kiernan Hughes-Mason, the ref awards a free kick.
      • 73:11 Shot by Patrick Noubissie from 12 yards. Save made by Sam Russell.
      • 72:46 Corner taken by Mark Pryor from the right by-line, Graeme Lee manages to make a clearance.
      • 71:35 Dale Hopson challenges Jaime Navarro unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Sol Davis.
      • 71:04 Centre by Liam Hatch, Adam Reach produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
      • 69:18 Centre by Patrick Noubissie.
      • 68:07 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Kris Taylor, Adam Rundle gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Laurie Walker. Laurie Walker takes the direct free kick.
      • 67:13 Adam Rundle crosses the ball, Liam Hatch takes a shot. Blocked by Moses Swaibu.
      • 66:47 Jamie Chandler produces a cross.
      • 66:18 The ball is sent over by Adam Reach, blocked by Patrick Noubissie. Corner taken left-footed by Kris Taylor to the near post, Jaime Navarro manages to make a clearance.
      • 65:35 Moses Swaibu challenges Sam Russell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Sam Russell takes the direct free kick.
      • 65:06 Ian Miller challenges Kiernan Hughes-Mason unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jaime Navarro restarts play with the free kick.
      • 64:17 Long range shot by David Bridges goes wide right of the target.
      • 62:11 The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Laurie Walker.
      • 61:28 Centre by Adam Reach, save by Laurie Walker.
      • 60:47 Free kick awarded for a foul by Ian Miller on Kiernan Hughes-Mason. Free kick crossed by Jaime Navarro, Sam Russell makes a save.
      • 60:12 Centre by Josh Dawkin.
      • 59:27 Kris Taylor decides to take the corner short, Dale Hopson produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.
      • 59:05 Liam Hatch takes a shot from 18 yards. Save by Laurie Walker.
      • 58:45 Jaime Navarro fouled by Dale Hopson, the ref awards a free kick. Sol Davis takes the direct free kick.
      • 57:49 Corner taken left-footed by Kris Taylor from the right by-line, Adam Reach takes a shot. Clearance made by Sol Davis.
      • 57:35 Adam Reach takes a shot. Save by Laurie Walker.
      • 55:35 Substitution Adam Reach on for Chris Atkinson.
      • 53:24 Sol Davis takes the free kick.
      • 53:24 Booking Paul Arnison is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.
      • 53:20 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kiernan Hughes-Mason by Paul Arnison.
      • 52:15 The ball is sent over by Josh Dawkin, Robbie Dance produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the bar.
      • 51:13 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on John McReady by Josh Dawkin. Paul Arnison restarts play with the free kick.
      • 49:55 Unfair challenge on Moses Swaibu by Liam Hatch results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Sol Davis.
      • 49:19 The ball is sent over by John McReady.
      • 47:49 Unfair challenge on Kiernan Hughes-Mason by Ian Miller results in a free kick. Jaime Navarro takes the free kick.
      • 45:15 Chris Atkinson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mark Pryor. Jerel Ifil takes the direct free kick.
      • 45:01 The second half kicks off.
      • Half Time
      • 45:00+2:57 The half-time whistle blows.
      • Correction - 45:00+2:00 Adam Rundle concedes a free kick for a foul on Jerel Ifil. Mark Pryor takes the direct free kick.
      • 45:00+2:00 Adam Rundle concedes a free kick for a foul on Jerel Ifil. Sol Davis takes the direct free kick.
      • 45:00+1:49 Liam Hatch challenges Moses Swaibu unfairly and gives away a free kick. Sol Davis takes the free kick.
      • 45:00+0:44 Corner taken by Mark Pryor, David Bridges gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sam Russell. Direct free kick taken by Sam Russell.
      • 45:00+0:26 Mark Pryor takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Ian Miller makes a clearance.
      • 45:00+0:05 Josh Dawkin has a drilled shot. Blocked by Ian Miller.
      • 44:43 Graeme Lee concedes a free kick for a foul on Kiernan Hughes-Mason. Free kick taken by Patrick Noubissie.
      • 43:39 Corner taken by Kris Taylor from the right by-line, Jerel Ifil manages to make a clearance.
      • 40:50 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Liam Hatch by Moses Swaibu. Direct free kick taken by Kris Taylor.
      • 40:33 Free kick awarded for a foul by David Bridges on Kris Taylor. Kris Taylor takes the direct free kick.
      • 34:46 Foul by Jaime Navarro on Chris Atkinson, free kick awarded. Graeme Lee fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.
      • 34:24 Corner taken left-footed by Kris Taylor from the left by-line to the near post, David Bridges makes a clearance.
      • 33:28 Moses Swaibu challenges Liam Hatch unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Kris Taylor.
      • 32:20 Effort on goal by Dale Hopson from just outside the area goes harmlessly over the target.
      • 30:56 A cross is delivered by Kiernan Hughes-Mason, Kris Taylor manages to make a clearance.
      • 27:07 Kris Taylor delivers the ball, save by Laurie Walker.
      • 25:12 Corner taken by Kris Taylor from the left by-line, Graeme Lee challenges Jerel Ifil unfairly and gives away a free kick. Laurie Walker restarts play with the free kick.
      • 24:35 Corner taken by Kris Taylor from the left by-line to the near post, Jaime Navarro manages to make a clearance.
      • 23:37 Kris Taylor sends in a cross, Liam Hatch takes a shot. Save by Laurie Walker.
      • 23:37 Booking Sol Davis receives a yellow card.
      • 23:05 Sol Davis gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on John McReady.
      • 22:30 Effort on goal by Kiernan Hughes-Mason from just inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.
      • 21:42 Dale Hopson takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post.
      • 20:01 Dale Hopson produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the goal.
      • 18:04 Kiernan Hughes-Mason has a curled shot. Save by Sam Russell.
      • 16:44 Effort by David Bridges from a long way out goes over the target.
      • Correction - 15:06 Corner taken by Kris Taylor from the left by-line, Headed effort from inside the area by Graeme Lee misses to the left of the target.
      • 15:06 Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Kris Taylor, Headed effort from inside the area by Graeme Lee misses to the left of the target.
      • 14:13 The ball is crossed by Dale Hopson, Liam Hatch produces a drilled right-footed shot from 12 yards. Jerel Ifil gets a block in.
      • 12:17 Patrick Noubissie produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the goal.
      • 11:28 Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Atkinson on Mark Pryor. Direct free kick taken by Jaime Navarro.
      • 8:54 Mark Pryor fouled by Liam Hatch, the ref awards a free kick. Sol Davis restarts play with the free kick.
      • 7:54 Unfair challenge on Liam Hatch by Jerel Ifil results in a free kick. Kris Taylor takes the direct free kick.
      • 7:25 Shot from just outside the area by Kiernan Hughes-Mason goes over the bar.
      • 6:44 Unfair challenge on Kiernan Hughes-Mason by Kris Taylor results in a free kick. Patrick Noubissie takes the direct free kick.
      • 5:29 The ball is delivered by Josh Dawkin, Sam Russell makes a save.
      • 5:03 Short corner taken by Josh Dawkin.
      • 4:39 Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Mark Pryor, Ian Miller manages to make a clearance.
      • 2:29 Unfair challenge on Kiernan Hughes-Mason by Graeme Lee results in a free kick. Mark Pryor crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, save by Sam Russell.
      • 1:19 Dale Hopson has a drilled shot. Save by Laurie Walker.
      • 0:00 The referee gets the game underway.

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      BSB Premier table snapshot

      As it stood on 6 Dec 2011 23:59 UK

      Position Team P GD PTS
      1 Wrexham 23 24 50
      2 Fleetwood 22 18 47
      3 York 24 27 44
      4 Southport 24 2 44
      5 Cambridge 23 12 40
      6 Gateshead 23 4 40
      7 Luton 23 16 39
      8 Kidderminster 23 10 39
      9 Forest Green 24 15 37
      10 Mansfield 23 10 37
      11 Barrow 23 1 34
      12 Tamworth 22 1 33
      13 Darlington 24 -3 33
      14 Braintree Town 24 -3 31
      15 Grimsby 23 2 29
      16 Ebbsfleet Utd 25 -4 28
      17 AFC Telford 24 -8 24
      18 Lincoln City 24 -12 23
      19 Newport 24 -6 22
      20 Kettering 24 -23 21
      21 Hayes & Yeading 23 -15 20
      22 Stockport 24 -16 19
      23 Alfreton Town 24 -29 17
      24 Bath City 24 -23 13

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