Barrow ran out comfortable winners over struggling Kettering thanks to Andy Cook's double.

Jerel Ifil tripped Alex-Ray Harvey in the box to allow Richie Baker to fire home from the spot and set the hosts on their way.

Danny Mills came closest for the Poppies with a speculative drive that was saved by Shaun Pearson.

Cook slotted past Laurie Walker for 2-0 before steering home Paul Rutherford's cross to complete the win.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Kettering Town Caretaker manager Ashley Westwood told BBC Radio Northampton:

"I counted five really good chances, possibly three or four with just the keeper to beat; that's football I suppose and it just wasn't meant to be.

"It was a tackle in my eyes, he clearly won the ball but the referee seems to think it was a penalty which he has given.

"It wasn't our day today, the luck wasn't with it but we'll go again Tuesday.

"There's no panicking at the minute and I'm sure we'll be fine."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (4)

Barrow

  • 21 Pearson
  • 05 Bolland
  • 22 Hone
  • 03 Skelton
  • 08 Baker Booked
  • 12 Owen (Ferrell - 89' )
  • 15 Smith
  • 16 Mackreth (Nicholas - 76' )
  • 24 Harvey Booked
  • 25 Turner (Rutherford - 63' )
  • 09 Cook

Substitutes

  • 27 Cairns
  • 04 Nicholas
  • 20 Moyo
  • 07 Rutherford
  • 10 Ferrell

Kettering

  • 12 Walker
  • 02 P Ifil (Jones - 80' )
  • 03 Davis
  • 05 Sangare
  • 06 J Ifil
  • 17 Ralth
  • 23 Noubissie
  • 08 Aman
  • 11 Kelly
  • 20 Bridges
  • 18 Mills

Substitutes

  • 26 Ford
  • 32 Pryor
  • 28 Hornby
  • 38 Jones
Ref: Bond
Att: 1,090

Match Stats

Shots

5 9

On target

3 3

Corners

4 1

Fouls

15 7

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:08 Full time

Full Time The final whistle is blown by the referee.

90:00 +2:45

Aman Verma produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the goal.

87:47

Sol Davis crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance by Gavin Skelton.

87:47 Substitution

Substitution Andy Ferrell on for James Owen.

87:47 Booking

Booking Richie Baker booked.

87:39

Marcus Kelly fouled by Richie Baker, the ref awards a free kick.

84:40 Booking

Booking Alex-Ray Harvey shown a yellow card.

82:49

Assist by Paul Rutherford.

82:49 Goal scored

Goal! - Andy Cook - Barrow 3 - 0 Kettering Andy Cook scores a headed goal from close range. Barrow 3-0 Kettering.

82:47

Paul Rutherford sends in a cross,

81:08

Djoumin Sangare gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andy Cook. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Richie Baker, clearance made by Patrick Noubissie.

79:48 Substitution

Substitution Ollie Jones is brought on as a substitute for Phil Ifil.

78:48

Foul by James Owen on David Bridges, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed by Phil Ifil.

77:09

The assist for the goal came from James Owen.

77:09 Goal scored

Goal! - Andy Cook - Barrow 2 - 0 Kettering Andy Cook scores a goal from inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Barrow 2-0 Kettering.

76:53

Phil Bolland challenges Laurie Walker unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Laurie Walker.

75:51

Corner taken by Richie Baker played to the near post, save made by Laurie Walker.

75:51 Substitution

Substitution Andy Nicholas comes on in place of Jack Mackreth.

73:04

Effort from deep inside the area by Nathan Ralph clears the bar.

71:46

James Owen takes a shot. Laurie Walker makes a save.

70:28

Phil Ifil takes the inswinging corner, save by Shaun Pearson.

67:15

Corner taken right-footed by Richie Baker, Phil Ifil manages to make a clearance.

62:59 Substitution

Substitution Paul Rutherford is brought on as a substitute for Chris Turner.

62:11

Jack Mackreth concedes a free kick for a foul on David Bridges. Direct free kick taken by Sol Davis.

61:52

Unfair challenge on Patrick Noubissie by Chris Turner results in a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Jerel Ifil from right channel.

60:49

Danny Mills takes a shot. Shaun Pearson makes a save.

60:09

Free kick awarded for a foul by James Owen on David Bridges. Direct free kick taken by Phil Ifil.

55:46

Marcus Kelly challenges Jack Mackreth unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Alex-Ray Harvey from right wing.

54:39

Marcus Kelly fouled by Richie Baker, the ref awards a free kick. David Bridges has an effort direct from the free kick.

52:56

James Owen challenges Marcus Kelly unfairly and gives away a free kick. Phil Ifil crosses the ball in from the free kick.

52:45

Alex-Ray Harvey challenges David Bridges unfairly and gives away a free kick. Djoumin Sangare takes the free kick.

48:21

Marcus Kelly challenges Richie Baker unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Richie Baker.

47:36

The assistant referee flags for offside against Danny Mills. Shaun Pearson takes the free kick.

46:56

Richie Baker concedes a free kick for a foul on David Bridges. Direct free kick taken by Sol Davis.

45:01

The match restarts for the second half.

45:00 +1:10 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to end the first period.

45:00 +0:05

Richie Baker takes the outswinging corner, Shot from just outside the penalty box by Chris Turner misses to the left of the target.

42:28

Effort from the edge of the area by Danny Mills goes wide of the right-hand post.

37:48

Shot by Marcus Kelly from outside the box goes over the net.

35:39

Foul by James Owen on David Bridges, free kick awarded. Marcus Kelly fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

32:37

Foul by Alex-Ray Harvey on Jerel Ifil, free kick awarded. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Patrick Noubissie.

31:44

Richie Baker gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Patrick Noubissie. Free kick taken by Patrick Noubissie.

30:28

Jack Mackreth has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the goal.

27:28

Foul by Alex-Ray Harvey on Phil Ifil, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Laurie Walker.

22:44

The referee blows for offside against Djoumin Sangare. Direct free kick taken by Shaun Pearson.

19:02

Assist by Alex-Ray Harvey.

19:02 Goal scored

Goal! - Richie Baker - Barrow 1 - 0 Kettering Placed penalty scored by Richie Baker. Barrow 1-0 Kettering.

17:51

Jerel Ifil concedes a Penalty for a foul on Alex-Ray Harvey.

17:19

Aman Verma is penalised for a handball. Direct free kick taken by Jack Mackreth.

14:50

Unfair challenge on Gavin Skelton by Danny Mills results in a free kick. Shaun Pearson restarts play with the free kick.

13:13

Unfair challenge on James Owen by Sol Davis results in a free kick. Paul Smith restarts play with the free kick.

12:55

Danny Mills takes a shot. Save by Shaun Pearson.

10:32

Free kick awarded for a foul by James Owen on Marcus Kelly. Marcus Kelly takes the free kick.

4:42

Corner taken right-footed by Richie Baker from the right by-line to the near post, Sol Davis makes a clearance.

2:30

James Owen is ruled offside. Direct free kick taken by Laurie Walker.

1:36

Shot from just outside the penalty area by Aman Verma misses to the left of the target.

0:43

Richie Baker fouled by Nathan Ralph, the ref awards a free kick. Gavin Skelton restarts play with the free kick.

0:00

The referee starts the match.

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