Aman Verma

Aman Verma scored Kettering's second with five minutes remaining

Kettering ended a 13-game winless run with a victory over play-off hopefuls Gateshead.

Danny Mills volleyed the hosts into the lead after connecting with Djoumin Sangare's pinpoint delivery.

The Poppies then doubled their advantage when Patrick Noubissie found Aman Verma, who fired in a powerful long-range effort into the top corner.

The visitors rallied late on, but despite Jon Shaw's late header, were unable to snatch a late equaliser.

Kettering, who again only named two substitutes, find themselves in the relegation zone only on goal difference now.

It was a second game in charge for interim caretaker manager Ashley Westwood, who stepped in following Mark Cooper's refusal to continue as caretaker boss while the Poppies players are not being paid.

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Kettering Town caretaker manager Ashley Westwood told BBC Radio Northampton:

"I think it's only the sixth win all season in the league. The lads deserved their win, it wasn't as though they nicked it.

"We tried to simplify it to be honest. Everyone was aware of their jobs before the game and the spirit is good at the minute.

"I said to them to give their all and they did that. It was fantastic at the final whistle."

Gateshead manager Ian Bogie told BBC Radio Northampton:

"Credit to Kettering, they showed a lot of spirit and fight and got the result they warranted.

"We've had a lot of the ball but never created a great deal and I can have no complaints.

"I'm very disappointed I've got to say, but sometimes you have to give credit to the other team."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (4)

Kettering

  • 12 Walker
  • 03 Davis
  • 05 Sangare
  • 06 Ifil
  • 17 Ralth (Jones - 46' )
  • 23 Noubissie
  • 08 Aman
  • 11 Kelly
  • 16 Meechan
  • 20 Bridges
  • 18 Mills

Substitutes

  • 32 Pryor
  • 38 Jones

Gateshead

  • 01 Deasy
  • 03 Rents
  • 05 Curtis
  • 06 Clark
  • 14 Baxter (Moore - 90' )
  • 08 Turnbull
  • 11 Cummins (Hatch - 59' Booked )
  • 21 Chandler
  • 09 Shaw
  • 10 Odubade
  • 26 Airey (Brittain - 59' )

Substitutes

  • 13 Farman
  • 02 Anaclet
  • 07 Brittain
  • 15 Hatch
  • 19 Moore
Ref: Robinson
Att: 804

Match Stats

Shots

12 18

On target

9 7

Corners

3 5

Fouls

8 7

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:06 Full time

Full Time The match has reached full-time.

90:00 +4:00

Corner taken right-footed by Chris Moore from the left by-line, Djoumin Sangare makes a clearance.

90:00 +3:23

Shot by Jon Shaw. Djoumin Sangare gets a block in.

90:00 +3:04

The ball is sent over by Martin Brittain, save made by Laurie Walker.

90:00 +1:51 Booking

Booking Liam Hatch is shown a yellow card.

90:00 +1:31

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Laurie Walker by Liam Hatch. Laurie Walker restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +0:53

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jon Shaw by Jerel Ifil. Sam Rents restarts play with the free kick.

89:49 Substitution

Substitution Chris Moore on for Craig Baxter.

88:55

The assist for the goal came from Martin Brittain.

88:55 Goal scored

Goal! - Jon Shaw - Kettering 2 - 1 Gateshead Jon Shaw scores a headed goal from inside the box. Kettering 2-1 Gateshead.

88:33

Shot from 20 yards from Yemi Odubade. Blocked by Djoumin Sangare.

86:18

The ball is sent over by Craig Baxter.

84:16

Assist by Patrick Noubissie.

84:16 Goal scored

Goal! - Aman Verma - Kettering 2 - 0 Gateshead Aman Verma scores a goal from outside the penalty box to the top right corner of the goal. Kettering 2-0 Gateshead.

82:44

Phil Turnbull produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the target.

80:18

Foul by David Bridges on Liam Hatch, free kick awarded. Shot comes in from Martin Brittain from the free kick.

79:49

The official flags Steven Meechan offside. Free kick taken by Tim Deasy.

79:12

Steven Meechan takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, Craig Baxter manages to make a clearance.

78:27

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Aman Verma by Liam Hatch. Sol Davis takes the indirect free kick.

77:01

Liam Hatch has an effort at goal from 20 yards. Save by Laurie Walker.

76:50

Yemi Odubade sends in a cross, Jerel Ifil manages to make a clearance.

76:40

The ball is sent over by Martin Brittain, clearance by Patrick Noubissie.

76:14

James Curtis crosses the ball, clearance by Djoumin Sangare.

75:37

Aman Verma is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Ben Clark restarts play with the free kick.

74:43

Centre by Martin Brittain, Unfair challenge on Laurie Walker by Liam Hatch results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Laurie Walker.

73:27

A cross is delivered by Sam Rents.

73:17

The ball is crossed by Ollie Jones, James Curtis makes a clearance.

73:07

Centre by Phil Turnbull, clearance by Djoumin Sangare.

72:25

Unfair challenge on Phil Turnbull by David Bridges results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Phil Turnbull.

71:38

Martin Brittain delivers the ball, Headed effort from inside the area by Liam Hatch misses to the right of the target.

71:31

Craig Baxter delivers the ball, clearance made by Djoumin Sangare.

70:07

Corner taken by Martin Brittain played to the near post, Patrick Noubissie manages to make a clearance.

69:39

Corner taken right-footed by Martin Brittain, David Bridges makes a clearance.

69:05

The ball is delivered by Martin Brittain, Jerel Ifil makes a clearance.

66:34

Corner taken by Martin Brittain, Header by Jon Shaw from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.

66:16

Martin Brittain delivers the ball, save by Laurie Walker.

63:35

Jamie Chandler produces a drilled right-footed shot from 20 yards. Djoumin Sangare gets a block in.

62:41

The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Tim Deasy.

61:35

Foul by Ben Clark on David Bridges, free kick awarded. Marcus Kelly crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, Sam Rents makes a clearance.

61:07

Shot by Ollie Jones from 20 yards. Blocked by Sam Rents.

59:11

Effort from the edge of the area by Martin Brittain goes wide of the left-hand upright.

58:09 Substitution

Substitution Martin Brittain on for Phil Airey.

58:09 Substitution

Substitution Liam Hatch replaces Micky Cummins.

56:30

Djoumin Sangare provided the assist for the goal.

56:30 Goal scored

Goal! - Danny Mills - Kettering 1 - 0 Gateshead Goal scored by Danny Mills from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Kettering 1-0 Gateshead.

56:05

Patrick Noubissie sends in a cross, clearance made by James Curtis.

55:13

Unfair challenge on James Curtis by Jerel Ifil results in a free kick. Tim Deasy takes the indirect free kick.

55:02

Ollie Jones sends in a cross, clearance by James Curtis.

54:29

Phil Airey crosses the ball.

53:45

The ball is crossed by Phil Airey, Djoumin Sangare manages to make a clearance.

53:32

Craig Baxter crosses the ball, Jerel Ifil makes a clearance.

51:19

Effort on goal by Ollie Jones from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.

49:24

Corner from the left by-line taken by Steven Meechan, Headed effort from inside the area by Ollie Jones misses to the right of the target.

48:55

Danny Mills takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Tim Deasy makes a save.

48:21

Shot by Jon Shaw. Laurie Walker makes a save.

47:23

Centre by Sam Rents, Effort from the edge of the box by Phil Airey goes wide of the right-hand upright.

46:45

The ball is swung over by Marcus Kelly, Ollie Jones takes a shot. Tim Deasy makes a save.

46:21

David Bridges takes a shot. Save by Tim Deasy.

45:56

Jon Shaw concedes a free kick for a foul on Sol Davis. Sol Davis restarts play with the free kick.

45:05 Substitution

Substitution Ollie Jones is brought on as a substitute for Nathan Ralph.

45:01

The referee starts the second half.

45:00 +1:17 Half time

Half Time The referee blows for half time.

45:00 +1:01

Patrick Noubissie crosses the ball, clearance made by Phil Turnbull.

45:00 +0:06

Free kick awarded for a foul by Danny Mills on Sam Rents. Tim Deasy takes the free kick.

43:09

Effort on goal by Yemi Odubade from just inside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the target.

41:50

Corner from the right by-line taken by Jamie Chandler, clearance made by Danny Mills.

40:50

Patrick Noubissie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sam Rents. Jamie Chandler crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, Djoumin Sangare manages to make a clearance.

40:43

The ball is delivered by Craig Baxter, clearance by Steven Meechan.

39:24

Shot from outside the area by Djoumin Sangare misses to the left of the goal.

38:28

Phil Airey produces a cross, clearance by Djoumin Sangare.

31:12

The ball is swung over by Micky Cummins, Laurie Walker makes a save.

30:28

Micky Cummins takes a shot. Jerel Ifil gets a block in.

27:57

Phil Airey produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the target.

27:41

Phil Airey crosses the ball, clearance by Sol Davis.

26:08

Micky Cummins challenges Nathan Ralph unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Sol Davis from right channel, Tim Deasy makes a save.

25:20

Yemi Odubade produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the target.

21:20

Inswinging corner taken by Marcus Kelly from the right by-line played to the near post, Ben Clark makes a clearance.

21:04

Steven Meechan takes a shot. James Curtis gets a block in.

19:01

The assistant referee signals for offside against Phil Airey. Free kick taken by Laurie Walker.

17:57

Jamie Chandler is penalised for a handball. Centre by Sol Davis, Djoumin Sangare takes a shot. Save by Tim Deasy.

16:38

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Craig Baxter by Danny Mills. Indirect free kick taken by Phil Turnbull.

15:53

Jon Shaw is ruled offside. Laurie Walker takes the free kick.

14:16

David Bridges takes a shot. Tim Deasy gets a block in.

12:07

Yemi Odubade produces a right-footed shot from long range which goes wide right of the goal.

8:30

The referee blows for offside. Tim Deasy restarts play with the free kick.

7:03

Unfair challenge on Patrick Noubissie by Phil Airey results in a free kick. Patrick Noubissie takes the free kick.

4:45

Yemi Odubade has an effort at goal from just outside the box hitting the post.

3:40

Foul by Djoumin Sangare on Jon Shaw, free kick awarded. Jamie Chandler takes the indirect free kick.

0:47

Sam Rents crosses the ball, Djoumin Sangare makes a clearance.

0:00

The referee gets the game started.

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