Kettering   0 - 5   Luton

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Jake Howells Jake Howells's opener was his second goal against Kettering in a week

Luton Town moved up to third thanks to a convincing victory over Kettering that drops the Poppies into the relegation zone.

The Hatters led 2-0 within 10 minutes, Jake Howells scoring from close range and Adam Watkins curling home.

Kettering had Phil Ifil sent off for a foul on Greg Taylor before the break.

Janos Kovacs headed home, Taylor volleyed a fourth and Stuart Fleetwood's neat finish sealed a dominant day for the Hatters.

Luton overtook Southport in the Blue Square Bet Premier table with the result, although they remain 11 points off top.

Kettering, who have slid down the table following financial problems, are now 22nd.

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Kettering Town manager Mark Stimson told BBC Radio Northampton:

"It's a poor day at the office again. We've given them two goals in the first half, and having a man sent off, it's a mountain to climb.

"We're going to need players who can roll up their sleeves, put in a shift and get a scrappy point or three points somewhere.

"Where we're going to end up in the table is going to depend on playing the Telfords and the Hayes and Yeadings."

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Sunday, 1 January 2012

BSB Premier

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Kettering 0-5 Luton FT
(HT 0-2)
    • Howells 4
    • Watkins 9
    • Kovacs 62
    • Taylor 74
    • Fleetwood 90+3

    Kettering

    • 12 Walker
    • 02 Ifil red card
    • 03 Davis yellow card (Pryor 89)
    • 05 Sangare
    • 22 Jaime Navarro
    • 23 Noubissie
    • 20 Bridges yellow card
    • 33 O'Leary
    • 10 Marna yellow card
    • 30 Hughes-Mason (Jones 77)
    • 34 Dawkin

    Substitutes

    • 32 Pryor,
    • 38 Jones

    Luton

    • 30 Pilkington
    • 03 Taylor
    • 06 Pilkington
    • 15 Howells
    • 18 Osano
    • 34 Kovacs yellow card
    • 04 Keane
    • 07 Lawless (Fleetwood 81)
    • 19 Dance (Willmott 77)
    • 28 Watkins
    • 14 O'Connor yellow card (Brunt 60)

    Substitutes

    • 01 Tyler,
    • 11 Willmott,
    • 20 Kissock,
    • 13 Fleetwood,
    • 23 Brunt
    Ref: KinseleyAtt: 3,247
    KETTERING
    LUTON

    Possession

    • Kettering 40%
    • Luton 60%

    Attempts on target

    • Kettering 1
    • Luton 14

    Attempts off target

    • Kettering 2
    • Luton 9

    Corners

    • Kettering 2
    • Luton 13

    Fouls

    • Kettering 14
    • Luton 12
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+4:30 The referee blows for the end of the match.
    • 90:00+3:47 Effort from 20 yards by Jean-Paul Marna. Save made by Kevin Pilkington.
    • 90:00+2:46 Assist on the goal came from Adam Watkins.
    • 90:00+2:46 GOAL - Stuart FleetwoodKettering 0 - 5 Luton Stuart Fleetwood finds the back of the net with a goal from the edge of the area to the top left corner of the goal. Kettering 0-5 Luton.
    • 90:00+1:56 The ball is crossed by Robbie Willmott, save by Laurie Walker.
    • 89:54 The offside flag is raised against Ryan Brunt. Indirect free kick taken by Laurie Walker.
    • 89:32 Kevin Pilkington takes the free kick.
    • 89:32 Booking David Bridges is given a yellow card.
    • 89:20 Unfair challenge on Jake Howells by David Bridges results in a free kick.
    • 88:13 Substitution Mark Pryor comes on in place of Sol Davis.
    • 87:50 The offside flag is raised against Stuart Fleetwood. Indirect free kick taken by Laurie Walker.
    • 87:19 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Djoumin Sangare by Ryan Brunt. Laurie Walker takes the free kick.
    • 86:25 Robbie Willmott is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Laurie Walker restarts play with the free kick.
    • 84:14 The ball is delivered by Robbie Willmott, Effort from inside the penalty area by Ryan Brunt hits the post.
    • 83:37 Jake Howells is ruled offside. Laurie Walker takes the free kick.
    • 83:07 Inswinging corner taken by Jake Howells.
    • 83:01 A cross is delivered by Robbie Willmott, blocked by Sol Davis.
    • 82:08 The offside flag is raised against Jean-Paul Marna. George Pilkington restarts play with the free kick.
    • 81:50 Adam Watkins takes the inswinging corner, Patrick Noubissie makes a clearance.
    • 81:35 Greg Taylor produces a cross, Sol Davis gets a block in.
    • 80:50 The assistant referee flags for offside against Ryan Brunt. Patrick Noubissie restarts play with the free kick.
    • 80:01 Substitution Stuart Fleetwood replaces Alex Lawless.
    • 79:40 Robbie Willmott has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.
    • 76:54 Substitution Ollie Jones is brought on as a substitute for Kiernan Hughes-Mason.
    • 76:08 Substitution (Luton) makes a substitution, with Robbie Willmott coming on for James Dance.
    • 75:34 Greg Taylor restarts play with the free kick.
    • 75:34 Booking Jean-Paul Marna is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
    • 75:27 Jean-Paul Marna concedes a free kick for a foul on Alex Lawless.
    • 74:40 Greg Taylor delivers the ball, Effort on goal by James Dance from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.
    • 74:29 The assistant referee flags for offside against James Dance. Laurie Walker takes the indirect free kick.
    • 74:18 The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Laurie Walker.
    • 73:08 The assist for the goal came from Adam Watkins.
    • 73:08 GOAL - Greg TaylorKettering 0 - 4 Luton A goal is scored by Greg Taylor from inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Kettering 0-4 Luton.
    • 72:05 Corner taken by Jake Howells from the left by-line, Header by Adam Watkins from inside the area strikes the post.
    • 71:06 The ball is sent over by Greg Taylor, James Dance takes a shot.
    • 70:10 A cross is delivered by Patrick Noubissie.
    • 69:51 The ball is swung over by Patrick Noubissie, George Pilkington makes a clearance.
    • 67:23 Effort on goal by James Dance from 20 yards. Laurie Walker makes a save.
    • 65:24 Jaime Navarro gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ryan Brunt. Free kick taken by Jake Howells.
    • 62:22 Foul by Alex Lawless on Sol Davis, free kick awarded. Sol Davis takes the free kick. Foul by Curtis Osano on David Bridges, free kick awarded. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Sol Davis, clearance by Janos Kovacs.
    • 61:29 Adam Watkins provided the assist for the goal.
    • 61:29 GOAL - Janos KovacsKettering 0 - 3 Luton Janos Kovacs finds the net with a headed goal from close range. Kettering 0-3 Luton.
    • 60:47 A cross is delivered by Keith Keane, clearance by Jaime Navarro. Corner taken right-footed by Adam Watkins from the left by-line to the near post,
    • 58:52 Laurie Walker takes the direct free kick.
    • 58:52 Substitution Ryan Brunt on for Aaron O'Connor.
    • 58:52 Booking The referee cautions Aaron O'Connor for unsporting behaviour.
    • 57:54 Unfair challenge on Jaime Navarro by Aaron O'Connor results in a free kick.
    • 56:28 Shot by Jake Howells from outside the box goes high over the crossbar.
    • 54:13 Foul by Adam Watkins on Steve O'Leary, free kick awarded. Sol Davis takes the direct free kick.
    • 52:56 Kevin Pilkington restarts play with the free kick.
    • 52:56 Booking Sol Davis is booked.
    • 52:55 Unfair challenge on Janos Kovacs by Sol Davis results in a free kick.
    • 50:19 Foul by Jean-Paul Marna on Curtis Osano, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Kevin Pilkington.
    • 49:32 Jean-Paul Marna crosses the ball in from the free kick, Greg Taylor makes a clearance.
    • 49:32 Booking Janos Kovacs is shown a yellow card.
    • 49:21 Janos Kovacs challenges David Bridges unfairly and gives away a free kick.
    • 48:35 Jake Howells takes a outswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post.
    • 48:14 Short corner taken by Keith Keane, The ball is sent over by Adam Watkins, clearance by Jaime Navarro.
    • 48:09 The ball is crossed by Aaron O'Connor, Sol Davis manages to make a clearance.
    • 47:27 The ball is sent over by Jake Howells, James Dance has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.
    • 46:50 Adam Watkins takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Jaime Navarro.
    • 46:01 Unfair challenge on Greg Taylor by Kiernan Hughes-Mason results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Keith Keane.
    • 45:01 The second half kicks off.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+2:19 The ref blows to end the first period.
    • 45:00+1:34 Alex Lawless takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Save made by Laurie Walker.
    • 45:00+0:39 Foul by Greg Taylor on Jean-Paul Marna, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Sol Davis.
    • 44:54 James Dance is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Laurie Walker.
    • 44:15 Inswinging corner taken by Jake Howells, Janos Kovacs has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.
    • 44:01 Aaron O'Connor takes a shot. Blocked by Patrick Noubissie.
    • 43:52 Curtis Osano delivers the ball.
    • 39:30 Keith Keane restarts play with the free kick.
    • 39:30 Sent off The referee shows Phil Ifil a red card.
    • 39:18 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Greg Taylor by Phil Ifil.
    • 38:56 Jean-Paul Marna concedes a free kick for a foul on Janos Kovacs. Kevin Pilkington takes the direct free kick.
    • 37:25 The ball is delivered by Curtis Osano, free kick awarded for a foul by James Dance on Phil Ifil. Direct free kick taken by Laurie Walker.
    • 37:10 Keith Keane delivers the ball, clearance made by Phil Ifil.
    • 35:41 The official flags Aaron O'Connor offside. Free kick taken by Laurie Walker.
    • 35:04 Josh Dawkin fouled by James Dance, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Sol Davis.
    • 34:10 The official flags Jean-Paul Marna offside. Kevin Pilkington takes the free kick.
    • 33:12 The ball is delivered by Adam Watkins, Jaime Navarro makes a clearance.
    • 32:53 A cross is delivered by Jake Howells, clearance by David Bridges.
    • 29:28 The referee blows for offside. Laurie Walker takes the indirect free kick.
    • 28:32 Outswinging corner taken by Josh Dawkin, Steve O'Leary produces a header from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the target.
    • 28:20 The ball is crossed by Phil Ifil, George Pilkington manages to make a clearance.
    • 27:20 Josh Dawkin is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Kevin Pilkington.
    • 24:55 Aaron O'Connor concedes a free kick for a foul on Jaime Navarro. Laurie Walker takes the free kick.
    • 24:17 Unfair challenge on George Pilkington by Jean-Paul Marna results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Kevin Pilkington.
    • 23:01 Greg Taylor produces a curled right-footed shot from just outside the area that bounces off the post.
    • 22:10 The ball is crossed by Keith Keane, save by Laurie Walker.
    • 21:37 Jake Howells takes a outswinging corner. Aaron O'Connor is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Laurie Walker.
    • 20:03 Corner taken left-footed by Jake Howells from the left by-line to the near post, Effort from 20 yards by Alex Lawless. Save by Laurie Walker.
    • 19:42 Shot from 18 yards from James Dance. Blocked by Djoumin Sangare.
    • 19:24 Adam Watkins sends in a cross.
    • 18:51 The ball is swung over by James Dance, save made by Laurie Walker.
    • 18:24 Jean-Paul Marna gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on George Pilkington. Kevin Pilkington takes the direct free kick.
    • 18:13 Keith Keane takes a shot. Blocked by Jaime Navarro.
    • 17:38 Keith Keane fouled by Steve O'Leary, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jake Howells.
    • 16:48 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Greg Taylor by Jean-Paul Marna. Kevin Pilkington takes the free kick.
    • 14:30 Adam Watkins takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post.
    • 14:26 Curtis Osano delivers the ball, blocked by David Bridges.
    • 14:01 Greg Taylor produces a drilled left-footed shot from 18 yards. Save by Laurie Walker.
    • 12:34 Josh Dawkin takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Curtis Osano makes a clearance.
    • 12:18 Josh Dawkin sends in a cross, blocked by Curtis Osano.
    • 10:53 The offside flag is raised against Jake Howells. Laurie Walker takes the indirect free kick.
    • 8:31 The assist for the goal came from Jake Howells.
    • 8:31 GOAL - Adam WatkinsKettering 0 - 2 Luton Goal scored by Adam Watkins from the edge of the penalty area to the top right corner of the goal. Kettering 0-2 Luton.
    • 8:10 Short corner taken by Adam Watkins from the left by-line.
    • 7:54 Effort on goal by Jake Howells from 20 yards. Save by Laurie Walker.
    • 6:40 The referee blows for offside. Phil Ifil takes the indirect free kick.
    • 6:13 Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Adam Watkins, save made by Laurie Walker.
    • 6:06 James Dance produces a cross, blocked by Sol Davis.
    • 5:46 Kiernan Hughes-Mason challenges Curtis Osano unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Kevin Pilkington.
    • 5:07 Unfair challenge on Jake Howells by David Bridges results in a free kick. Greg Taylor takes the free kick.
    • 3:09 Assist on the goal came from Aaron O'Connor.
    • 3:09 GOAL - Jake HowellsKettering 0 - 1 Luton Jake Howells scores a goal from close in high into the middle of the goal. Kettering 0-1 Luton.
    • Correction - 3:07 Shot by Aaron O'Connor. Laurie Walker makes a save.
    • 3:07 Aaron O'Connor has a drilled shot. Save made by Laurie Walker.
    • 2:30 Unfair challenge on Steve O'Leary by Adam Watkins results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Sol Davis.
    • 1:50 Jean-Paul Marna has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.
    • 1:02 Free kick awarded for a foul by Keith Keane on Steve O'Leary. Free kick taken by Sol Davis.
    • 0:00 The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

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    BSB Premier table snapshot

    As it stood on 1 Jan 2012 23:59 UK

    Position Team P GD PTS
    1 Wrexham 26 31 59
    2 Fleetwood 26 27 57
    3 Luton 26 28 48
    4 Southport 27 -2 48
    5 York 27 26 46
    6 Kidderminster 26 12 46
    7 Gateshead 26 4 44
    8 Cambridge 26 11 43
    9 Mansfield 26 8 39
    10 Forest Green 27 12 38
    11 Grimsby 26 6 38
    12 Barrow 26 1 38
    13 Darlington 27 -2 37
    14 Braintree Town 27 -3 37
    15 Tamworth 25 -4 34
    16 Ebbsfleet Utd 27 -3 31
    17 Lincoln City 27 -13 26
    18 AFC Telford 27 -15 24
    19 Stockport 27 -16 23
    20 Newport 25 -7 22
    21 Alfreton Town 27 -26 22
    22 Kettering 27 -33 22
    23 Hayes & Yeading 26 -19 21
    24 Bath City 25 -23 14

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