Tamworth fought back from two goals down to draw with 10-man Kettering.

Moses Ashikodi smashed Kettering ahead after Jonathan Hedge had parried Steve Meechan's drive, before Jean-Paul Marna slid the second home under the keeper.

But the Poppies had goalkeeper Laurie Walker sent off for bringing down Danny Mills and Kyle Patterson rifled the resulting penalty past Aldi Haxhia.

Mills fired in the equaliser early in the second half but Kieron St Aimie was off target with a chance to win it.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Kettering Town manager Mark Stimson tells BBC Radio Northampton:

"They started off brightly and looked totally in control. Then a moment of madness cost us, with the goalkeeper sent off and a penalty.

"The boys dug in and defended and to get a point at Tamworth, after the week we've had - I'll take that.

"It's hard to pick out individuals but Marcus Kelly was a class above, defensively and offensively. We're probably going to lose Adam Cunnington (to Dagenham and Redbridge) and I just hope we don't lose Marcus as well."

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (6)

Tamworth

  • 01 Hedge
  • 02 Tait
  • 05 Francis
  • 16 Green Booked
  • 18 Bradley
  • 11 Thomas
  • 12 McDonald
  • 14 Patterson (Christie - 68' )
  • 19 Barrow (Habergham - 82' )
  • 09 Mills
  • 22 Sharif (St Aimie - 68' )

Substitutes

  • 21 Collister
  • 03 Habergham
  • 24 Kanyuka
  • 10 St Aimie
  • 23 Christie

Kettering

  • 12 Walker Dismissed
  • 05 Sangare (Swaibu - 68' )
  • 06 Ifil Booked
  • 21 Koo-Boothe Booked
  • 22 Navarro Booked (Dawkin - 68' )
  • 08 Aman (Haxhia - 40' )
  • 11 Kelly
  • 16 Meechan
  • 20 Bridges
  • 07 Ashikodi
  • 10 Marna

Substitutes

  • 31 Haxhia
  • 27 Deeney
  • 35 Swaibu
  • 30 Hughes-Mason
  • 34 Dawkin
Ref: Kinseley
Att: 1,197

Match Stats

Shots

20 10

On target

10 7

Corners

7 1

Fouls

14 11

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:35 Full time

Full Time The referee blows his whistle to end the game.

90:00 +1:08

Iyseden Christie takes a shot. Jerel Ifil gets a block in.

89:07

The official flags Danny Mills offside. Aldi Haxhia takes the indirect free kick.

86:46

Daniel Bradley decides to take the corner short.

86:31

Danny Thomas takes a shot. Moses Swaibu gets a block in.

85:25

Foul by Liam McDonald on Jean-Paul Marna, free kick awarded. Aldi Haxhia takes the direct free kick.

81:55

Free kick awarded for a foul by David Bridges on Liam McDonald. Liam McDonald takes the free kick.

81:17 Substitution

Substitution Samuel Habergham replaces Scott Barrow.

79:01

Jean-Paul Marna takes a shot. Paul Green gets a block in.

77:02

Foul by Kieron St Aimie on Steven Meechan, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Steven Meechan.

76:33

Effort from the edge of the box by Kieron St Aimie goes wide of the right-hand upright.

73:53

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Liam McDonald, Aldi Haxhia makes a save.

70:58

Foul by Iyseden Christie on Jerel Ifil, free kick awarded. Jerel Ifil restarts play with the free kick.

67:01

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Steven Meechan from the right by-line, Jonathan Hedge makes a save. David Bridges takes a shot. Save by Jonathan Hedge. Steven Meechan has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

67:01 Substitution

Substitution Moses Swaibu replaces Djoumin Sangare.

67:01 Substitution

Substitution Josh Dawkin joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jaime Navarro.

67:01 Substitution

Substitution Iyseden Christie comes on in place of Kyle Patterson.

67:01 Substitution

Substitution Kieron St Aimie is brought on as a substitute for Nabil Shariff.

65:08

Unfair challenge on Moses Ashikodi by Liam McDonald results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Marcus Kelly.

63:49

Effort from inside the area by Danny Mills misses to the left of the goal.

63:20

Unfair challenge on Steven Meechan by Daniel Bradley results in a free kick. Marcus Kelly takes the free kick.

63:02

David Bridges takes a shot. Save by Jonathan Hedge.

62:28

Free kick taken by Marcus Kelly.

62:28 Booking

Booking Paul Green receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.

62:02

Unfair challenge on Jean-Paul Marna by Paul Green results in a free kick.

61:38

Francino Francis takes the free kick.

61:38 Booking

Booking The referee books Jaime Navarro for unsporting behaviour.

61:24

Jaime Navarro challenges Liam McDonald unfairly and gives away a free kick.

59:50

Nabil Shariff takes a shot. Aldi Haxhia makes a comfortable save.

58:49

Header from close range by Danny Mills misses to the right of the goal.

57:53

Moses Ashikodi fouled by Nabil Shariff, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Aldi Haxhia.

54:30

The assist for the goal came from Liam McDonald.

54:30 Goal scored

Goal! - Danny Mills - Tamworth 2 - 2 Kettering Danny Mills gets on the score sheet with a goal from the edge of the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Tamworth 2-2 Kettering.

53:53

Effort from the edge of the penalty box by Liam McDonald goes wide of the right-hand upright.

53:11

Liam McDonald takes a shot. Daniel Bradley fouled by Moses Ashikodi, the ref awards a free kick. Daniel Bradley takes the direct free kick.

51:46

Danny Thomas takes a shot. Aldi Haxhia makes a comfortable save.

51:02

Free kick awarded for a foul by Liam McDonald on Jean-Paul Marna. Free kick taken by Djoumin Sangare.

50:29

Kyle Patterson takes a shot. Save by Aldi Haxhia.

47:57

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Liam McDonald from the right by-line, Aldi Haxhia fouled by Danny Mills, the ref awards a free kick. Aldi Haxhia takes the free kick.

47:44

Kyle Patterson takes a shot. Save by Aldi Haxhia.

47:20

David Bridges takes a shot. Paul Green gets a block in.

46:30

Daniel Bradley takes a shot. Save by Aldi Haxhia.

45:20

The assistant referee flags for offside against Danny Thomas. Aldi Haxhia restarts play with the free kick.

45:01

The second half has started.

45:00 +4:15 Half time

Half Time The referee calls an end to the first half.

45:00 +3:15

Corner taken by Liam McDonald from the left by-line played to the near post, save by Aldi Haxhia.

45:00 +0:13

Liam McDonald takes a outswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, David Bridges manages to make a clearance.

44:56

Danny Mills takes a shot. Save by Aldi Haxhia.

44:35

The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Paul Green.

43:24

Jean-Paul Marna challenges Paul Green unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jonathan Hedge.

42:32

Aldi Haxhia takes the direct free kick.

42:32 Booking

Booking Nathan Koo-Boothe is shown a yellow card.

41:46

Richard Tait concedes a free kick for a foul on Marcus Kelly.

40:53

Assist on the goal came from Danny Mills.

40:53 Goal scored

Goal! - Kyle Patterson - Tamworth 1 - 2 Kettering Penalty taken right-footed by Kyle Patterson and scored. Tamworth 1-2 Kettering.

38:42 Substitution

Substitution (Kettering) makes a substitution, with Aldi Haxhia coming on for Aman Verma.

38:42 Dismissal

Dismissal Laurie Walker is shown a red card for violent conduct.

38:26

Danny Mills fouled by Laurie Walker, the ref awards a Penalty.

37:25

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul Green by Jean-Paul Marna. Direct free kick taken by Francino Francis.

32:05

Inswinging corner taken by Liam McDonald from the right by-line, clearance by Jaime Navarro.

30:18

Jean-Paul Marna concedes a free kick for a foul on Scott Barrow. Direct free kick taken by Jonathan Hedge.

27:50

Danny Thomas takes the direct free kick. Shot from just outside the box by Daniel Bradley misses to the right of the target.

27:50 Booking

Booking Booking for Jerel Ifil for unsporting behaviour.

27:30

Unfair challenge on Danny Mills by Jerel Ifil results in a free kick.

25:51

Francino Francis has a header from deep inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.

25:25

Foul by Jean-Paul Marna on Liam McDonald, free kick awarded. Liam McDonald takes the free kick.

23:12

Jean-Paul Marna has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.

22:54

Liam McDonald decides to take a short corner.

22:26

Liam McDonald takes a shot. Jerel Ifil gets a block in.

21:40

Aman Verma gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Liam McDonald. Scott Barrow restarts play with the free kick.

19:40

Danny Mills takes a shot. Save by Laurie Walker.

18:05

Daniel Bradley challenges David Bridges unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jerel Ifil.

17:27

Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Kyle Patterson goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

15:26

The assist for the goal came from Steven Meechan.

15:26 Goal scored

Goal! - Jean-Paul Marna - Tamworth 0 - 2 Kettering Jean-Paul Marna gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the top left corner of the goal. Tamworth 0-2 Kettering.

12:26

Daniel Bradley concedes a free kick for a foul on Moses Ashikodi. Nathan Koo-Boothe takes the direct free kick.

10:14

Unfair challenge on Richard Tait by Jean-Paul Marna results in a free kick. Richard Tait restarts play with the free kick.

9:11

Danny Thomas takes a shot. Laurie Walker makes a comfortable save.

7:04

Liam McDonald concedes a free kick for a foul on Jean-Paul Marna. Marcus Kelly restarts play with the free kick.

3:14

David Bridges has an effort at goal from the edge of the box that misses to the right of the target.

1:36

Assist on the goal came from Steven Meechan.

1:36 Goal scored

Goal! - Moses Ashikodi - Tamworth 0 - 1 Kettering Moses Ashikodi gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Tamworth 0-1 Kettering.

1:12

Steven Meechan takes a shot. Save made by Jonathan Hedge.

0:19

Aman Verma fouled by Richard Tait, the ref awards a free kick. Laurie Walker takes the direct free kick.

0:00

The referee starts the match.

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