Kettering Town boosted their Blue Square Bet Premier survival hopes with victory over AFC Telford.

The home side went ahead thanks to Charlie Wyke's neat finish after Ryan Young fumbled Ben Joyce's shot.

Joyce then smashed Kettering's second from 12 yards to set the hosts on their way to their first win in eight games.

Telford pulled a goal back thanks to Chris Sharp's cultured finish, but the home side hung on to move four points adrift of safety.

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Westwood savours 'deserved' win

Kettering Town caretaker manager Ashley Westwood told BBC Radio Northampton:

"We've deserved it. We got two goals and actually felt comfortable for once, and it was a good feeling.

"The first half was about getting a foothold in the game. We wanted to make sure that we set up solidly and I thought that we were the better side.

"Charlie Wyke deserved his goal and hopefully that'll give him a bit of confidence - and it was a fabulous goal from Ben Joyce, clean on the volley.

"We play Ebbsfleet away and then Stockport, so it's two games we're looking to get maximum points from and if we can do that, who knows where we'll be."

No excuses from Telford - Sinton

AFC Telford United boss Andy Sinton told BBC Radio Shropshire:

"I'm bitterly disappointed to lose what was a really big game given both sides league position.

"Someone again switches off, doesn't follow in a rebound, you're told as a kid to follow it in.

"Some players were miles off tonight I have to admit.

"We just never got going."

Match Stats

Shots

17 12

On target

9 4

Corners

3 4

Fouls

12 16

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +6:09 Full time

Full Time The referee signals the end of the game.

90:00 +5:19

Centre by Ashley Cain, clearance by Patrick Noubissie.

90:00 +4:14

Chris Blackburn fouled by John Lesley Van Engel, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Young.

90:00 +3:08

Danny Mills gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Brown. Free kick taken by Chris Blackburn.

90:00 +1:55 Booking

Booking The referee shows Daniel Preston a yellow card for dissent.

90:00 +1:24

Foul by Daniel Preston on John Lesley Van Engel, free kick awarded. Danny Mills restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +0:36

John Lesley Van Engel is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Ryan Valentine.

89:26

Patrick Noubissie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Brown. Daniel Preston takes the direct free kick.

88:51

The ball is crossed by Ryan Valentine.

85:54

John Lesley Van Engel challenges Phil Trainer unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ryan Valentine crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance by David Bridges.

84:45

Ashley Cain provided the assist for the goal.

84:45 Goal scored

Goal! - Chris Sharp - Kettering 2 - 1 AFC Telf'd Chris Sharp scores a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Kettering 2-1 AFC Telford.

83:54

The ball is sent over by James Gray.

83:29 Substitution

Substitution Max York replaces Ben Ford.

82:36 Substitution

Substitution (AFC Telford) makes a substitution, with Richard Davies coming on for Sean Newton.

82:21

Ashley Cain sends in a cross, clearance made by Ashley Westwood. Jonathan Brown has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the goal.

81:38

Marlon Jackson takes a shot. Laurie Walker makes a save. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jonathan Brown played to the near post, Patrick Noubissie manages to make a clearance.

79:19

Ashley Cain sends in a cross, Phil Ifil makes a clearance.

76:28 Substitution

Substitution (Kettering) makes a substitution, with John Lesley Van Engel coming on for Ben Joyce.

76:09

The ball is crossed by Ashley Cain, Shot from deep inside the area by Phil Trainer clears the crossbar.

75:33

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kyle Perry by Ashley Westwood. Sean Newton restarts play with the free kick.

75:06

James Gray produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the target.

73:55

Marlon Jackson produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the target.

73:42

Sean Newton produces a cross.

72:19

Inswinging corner taken by James Gray from the left by-line, clearance by Sean Newton.

71:54

Centre by Danny Mills, clearance made by Daniel Preston.

69:09

Ryan Valentine fouled by Danny Mills, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Ryan Valentine.

68:05

Shot from 30 yards from Ben Ford. Ryan Young makes a save.

67:17

Charlie Wyke takes a shot. Blocked by Ryan Young.

66:42

Centre by Marlon Jackson, Laurie Walker makes a save.

65:23

Corner taken by Jonathan Brown, Danny Mills makes a clearance. Effort from just outside the box by Marlon Jackson goes over the bar.

63:58 Substitution

Substitution Ashley Cain replaces Jay Smith.

62:55

Unfair challenge on Charlie Wyke by Jay Smith results in a free kick. Phil Ifil fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

62:00

Unfair challenge on Ben Joyce by Daniel Preston results in a free kick. Ashley Westwood takes the free kick.

60:20

Jonathan Brown has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide left of the goal.

59:24

Assist by Phil Ifil.

59:24 Goal scored

Goal! - Ben Joyce - Kettering 2 - 0 AFC Telf'd Ben Joyce scores a goal from inside the area high into the middle of the goal. Kettering 2-0 AFC Telford.

58:23

Centre by Phil Ifil, save by Ryan Young.

56:23 Substitution

Substitution Kyle Perry is brought on as a substitute for Ryan Brooke.

56:09

Effort from the edge of the penalty box by Ben Joyce goes wide of the right-hand upright.

54:05

Ryan Valentine concedes a free kick for a foul on Ben Joyce. Free kick crossed right-footed by James Gray, Ryan Valentine makes a clearance.

53:28

The assistant referee flags for offside against Phil Trainer. Laurie Walker restarts play with the free kick.

52:52

Phil Trainer fouled by Patrick Noubissie, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Ryan Young.

51:17

Centre by Ben Ford, Header from deep inside the penalty area by James Gray goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

51:17 Booking

Booking Chris Blackburn receives a yellow card.

51:11

Charlie Wyke fouled by Chris Blackburn, the ref awards a free kick.

50:21

The official flags Chris Sharp offside. Indirect free kick taken by Phil Ifil.

49:09

Ben Joyce provided the assist for the goal.

49:09 Goal scored

Goal! - Charlie Wyke - Kettering 1 - 0 AFC Telf'd Goal scored by Charlie Wyke from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. Kettering 1-0 AFC Telford.

48:08

Ben Joyce takes a shot. Save made by Ryan Young.

46:39

James Gray takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance made by Ryan Valentine. Ben Ford takes a shot. Save by Ryan Young.

45:53

The ball is sent over by Ryan Valentine, clearance made by David Bridges.

45:01

The second half has started.

45:00 +4:02 Half time

Half Time The first half comes to an end.

45:00 +2:40

A cross is delivered by Danny Mills, Chris Blackburn makes a clearance.

45:00 +1:13

The assistant referee flags for offside against Chris Sharp. Ashley Westwood restarts play with the free kick.

44:32

Sol Davis sends in a cross, Chris Blackburn manages to make a clearance.

42:41

Free kick awarded for a foul by Daniel Preston on Ben Joyce. Free kick crossed left-footed by Ben Ford from right channel, Phil Trainer makes a clearance.

41:42

Sean Newton delivers the ball.

41:02

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ben Ford by Jay Smith. Phil Ifil restarts play with the free kick.

40:14

Effort on goal by Ryan Brooke from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

39:15

Phil Ifil challenges Chris Sharp unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Jonathan Brown, David Bridges makes a clearance.

38:36

Effort from outside the penalty box by Ben Ford goes wide right of the goal.

38:05

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Phil Ifil by Marlon Jackson. Phil Ifil restarts play with the free kick.

35:20

Foul by Ryan Brooke on Patrick Noubissie, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Ashley Westwood.

34:56

James Gray produces a right-footed effort from long distance that goes harmlessly over the bar.

33:45

Jay Smith takes a shot. Patrick Noubissie manages to make a clearance. Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Jay Smith, Laurie Walker makes a save.

31:25

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Jonathan Brown, Chris Blackburn takes a shot. Save by Laurie Walker.

30:16

Ryan Brooke takes a shot.

29:33

David Bridges challenges Chris Sharp unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Ryan Valentine.

29:01

Jonathan Brown produces a cross, Headed effort from inside the box by Marlon Jackson misses to the right of the target.

28:50

The ball is crossed by Jonathan Brown, clearance made by David Bridges.

28:07

James Gray gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Blackburn. Sean Newton takes the free kick.

27:24

Unfair challenge on David Bridges by Chris Sharp results in a free kick. Free kick crossed by Phil Ifil, save made by Ryan Young.

27:08

Charlie Wyke fouled by Jonathan Brown, the ref awards a free kick. Sol Davis restarts play with the free kick.

26:40

Effort from inside the area by Ben Ford misses to the left of the target.

25:31

Corner taken by James Gray from the left by-line.

22:34

Sol Davis fouled by Jonathan Brown, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Sol Davis from left wing, clearance by Ryan Valentine. Ben Ford produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the target.

20:56

Jonathan Brown challenges Danny Mills unfairly and gives away a free kick. Phil Ifil crosses the ball in from the free kick, Ryan Valentine manages to make a clearance.

19:54

Charlie Wyke crosses the ball, Patrick Noubissie takes a shot. Chris Blackburn gets a block in.

19:38

Ben Joyce takes a shot. Blocked by Daniel Preston.

18:37

Daniel Preston gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Charlie Wyke. Free kick taken by Sol Davis.

17:58

Centre by Patrick Noubissie, Ryan Brooke challenges Ashley Westwood unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Laurie Walker.

15:59

James Gray sends in a cross.

15:33

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sean Newton by Charlie Wyke. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Young.

12:37 Substitution

Substitution Patrick Noubissie joins the action as a substitute, replacing Djoumin Sangare.

12:37

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ben Ford on Jay Smith. Ryan Valentine takes the free kick.

11:42

Chris Sharp crosses the ball, clearance by David Bridges.

9:32

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ben Joyce by Jay Smith. Direct free kick taken by Sol Davis.

6:03

A cross is delivered by Sol Davis, clearance made by Daniel Preston.

5:35

The ball is crossed by Sol Davis, Jonathan Brown gets a block in.

3:59

The official flags Chris Sharp offside. Sol Davis restarts play with the free kick.

3:13

Djoumin Sangare takes a shot. Save by Ryan Young.

2:45

The referee blows for offside against Chris Sharp. Indirect free kick taken by Sol Davis.

1:49

The official flags Chris Sharp offside. Laurie Walker takes the free kick.

0:00

The match has kicked off.

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