Kettering 1-1 Bath City

Ollie Jones's first ever professional goal ensured Kettering secured a point against felllow strugglers Bath.

Scott Murray's wonder strike gave the visitors the lead early in the second half as the midfielder lobbed Laurie Walker from 35 yards.

Jones levelled late on with a fine 25-yard shot before Djoumin Sangare went close to making it 2-1 with a volley.

The match was Poppies striker Leon McKenzie's last as a professional before retiring.

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Kettering Town manager Mark Stimson told BBC Radio Northampton:

Stimson happy with Kettering fightback

"In the end, I thought we could have nicked it. In the first half, it was two teams struggling to find fluency in their football.

"Murray has picked out a 25-yarder. But full credit to the players, they had a go at it and Jones didn't just perform well, he got the equaliser. He should be buzzing.

"We'd have loved three but we'll take a point. The fans were second to none, and long may that continue."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (4)

Kettering

  • 12 Walker
  • 03 Davis
  • 05 Sangare
  • 06 Ifil
  • 22 Navarro (Jones - 62' )
  • 23 Noubissie
  • 32 Pryor (Meechan - 57' )
  • 20 Bridges
  • 14 McKenzie
  • 30 Hughes-Mason
  • 34 Dawkin

Substitutes

  • 02 Ifil
  • 16 Meechan
  • 29 Cross
  • 38 Jones
  • 39 Dance

Bath City

  • 17 Matthews
  • 02 Simpson
  • 05 Jones
  • 03 Stonehouse Booked
  • 07 Murray (Bryan - 90' )
  • 08 Connolly
  • 11 Hogg Booked
  • 16 Canham
  • 18 Watkins
  • 19 Burnell
  • 09 Cook (Amdi-Holloway - 75' )

Substitutes

  • 04 Rollo
  • 28 Bryan
  • 35 Amdi-Holloway
  • 21 Russell
  • 10 Phillips
Ref: Robert Merchant
Att: 1,096

Match Stats

Shots

8 14

On target

6 10

Corners

3 4

Fouls

9 13

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:10 Full time

Full Time The final whistle is blown by the referee.

90:00 +2:05

Effort from deep inside the area by David Bridges misses to the right of the goal.

90:00 +0:52

Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Stonehouse on Kiernan Hughes-Mason. Free kick crossed by Sol Davis, clearance by Joe Burnell.

90:00 +0:25

Ollie Jones takes a shot. Save made by Jason Matthews.

90:00 Booking

Booking Paul Stonehouse receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

89:26

Free kick taken by Sol Davis.

89:26 Substitution

Substitution Scott Murray goes off and Joe Bryan comes on.

89:26

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lewis Hogg on Ollie Jones.

88:18

Josh Dawkin has an effort at goal. Save made by Jason Matthews.

87:16

Steven Meechan takes the inswinging corner, Joe Burnell makes a clearance.

86:55

Shot from 6 yards by Djoumin Sangare. Save by Jason Matthews.

85:49

Sol Davis restarts play with the free kick.

85:49 Booking

Booking Lewis Hogg receives a caution.

85:26

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ollie Jones by Lewis Hogg.

85:03

A cross is delivered by Sekani Simpson.

83:50 Goal scored

Goal! - Ollie Jones - Kettering 1 - 1 Bath City Ollie Jones finds the net with a goal from outside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Kettering 1-1 Bath City.

83:05

Shot by Steven Meechan. Save by Jason Matthews.

79:07

Aaron Amadi-Holloway concedes a free kick for a foul on Jerel Ifil. Laurie Walker takes the free kick.

78:12

Djoumin Sangare concedes a free kick for a foul on Aaron Amadi-Holloway. Joe Burnell takes the direct free kick.

76:45

Effort on goal by Marc Canham from 35 yards. Save by Laurie Walker.

75:43

Patrick Noubissie challenges Marley Watkins unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jason Matthews takes the direct free kick.

74:59 Substitution

Substitution Aaron Amadi-Holloway comes on in place of Jamie Cook.

74:11

The assistant referee flags for offside against Jamie Cook. Indirect free kick taken by Laurie Walker.

72:59

Effort from inside the area by Lewis Hogg misses to the right of the target.

70:40

Leon McKenzie is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Jason Matthews.

69:47

Lewis Hogg gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ollie Jones. Steven Meechan crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing.

68:53

Marc Canham takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Ollie Jones.

67:11

The ball is sent over by Scott Murray.

65:49

Kiernan Hughes-Mason is ruled offside. Jason Matthews restarts play with the free kick.

61:58 Substitution

Substitution (Kettering) makes a substitution, with Ollie Jones coming on for Jaime Navarro.

61:05

Corner taken by Scott Murray.

59:35

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marley Watkins by Sol Davis. Scott Murray sends in a cross, Gethin Jones takes a shot. Save made by Laurie Walker.

59:21

Kiernan Hughes-Mason is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Jason Matthews takes the free kick.

58:48

Foul by Marley Watkins on Sol Davis, free kick awarded. Laurie Walker takes the free kick.

58:09

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Steven Meechan from the right by-line.

57:59

Jaime Navarro takes a shot. Marc Canham gets a block in.

56:01

Gethin Jones restarts play with the free kick.

56:01 Substitution

Substitution Mark Pryor leaves the field to be replaced by Steven Meechan.

56:01

Djoumin Sangare concedes a free kick for a foul on Jamie Cook.

54:54

Kiernan Hughes-Mason gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gethin Jones. Jason Matthews takes the direct free kick.

50:12 Goal scored

Goal! - Scott Murray - Kettering 0 - 1 Bath City Scott Murray grabs a goal. Kettering 0-1 Bath City.

48:39

Patrick Noubissie concedes a free kick for a foul on Marc Canham. Direct free kick taken by Jason Matthews.

47:17

Kiernan Hughes-Mason has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.

46:40

Kiernan Hughes-Mason fouled by Paul Stonehouse, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Sol Davis.

45:01

The match restarts for the second half.

45:00 +1:30 Half time

Half Time The whistle is blown to end the first half.

45:00 +0:57

The official flags Marley Watkins offside. Laurie Walker takes the free kick.

43:14

Djoumin Sangare challenges Lewis Hogg unfairly and gives away a free kick. Marc Canham takes the free kick.

42:48

A cross is delivered by Lewis Hogg.

38:25

Leon McKenzie sends in a cross, Joe Burnell manages to make a clearance.

37:58

Lewis Hogg takes a shot. Save by Laurie Walker.

37:28

Foul by Jaime Navarro on Scott Murray, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Jason Matthews.

36:30

The referee blows for offside against Leon McKenzie. Jason Matthews takes the free kick.

34:45

Foul by Marley Watkins on Patrick Noubissie, free kick awarded. Laurie Walker restarts play with the free kick.

33:22

A cross is delivered by Lewis Hogg.

31:50

Gethin Jones delivers the ball.

31:17

Inswinging corner taken by Marc Canham.

31:04

Marley Watkins takes a shot from 20 yards. Sol Davis gets a block in.

29:38

Foul by Marley Watkins on Patrick Noubissie, free kick awarded. Patrick Noubissie restarts play with the free kick.

29:17

Unfair challenge on Laurie Walker by Scott Murray results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Laurie Walker.

28:09

Jamie Cook takes a shot. Laurie Walker makes a save.

25:18

Shot by Jamie Cook from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.

24:25

Gethin Jones concedes a free kick for a foul on Leon McKenzie. Free kick crossed right-footed by Josh Dawkin.

23:11

Jamie Cook takes a shot. Josh Dawkin gets a block in.

21:15

Marley Watkins takes a shot. Blocked by Jerel Ifil.

20:52

Corner taken by Scott Murray played to the near post.

20:34

The ball is sent over by Marley Watkins, Jerel Ifil manages to make a clearance.

20:06

The assistant referee flags for offside against Leon McKenzie. Free kick taken by Jason Matthews.

19:14

Marc Canham has a drilled shot. Jerel Ifil gets a block in.

18:42

Drilled right-footed shot by Adam Connolly. Jaime Navarro gets a block in.

18:23

The ball is sent over by Paul Stonehouse, save by Laurie Walker.

17:37

The assistant referee flags for offside against Kiernan Hughes-Mason. Free kick taken by Jason Matthews.

17:31

Centre by Jaime Navarro.

16:19

Free kick awarded for a foul by Joe Burnell on Kiernan Hughes-Mason. Jaime Navarro takes the free kick.

15:22

Jamie Cook produces a cross, Effort from 18 yards by Scott Murray. Blocked by Sol Davis.

15:10

A cross is delivered by Jamie Cook, Sol Davis manages to make a clearance.

13:42

The ball is crossed by Josh Dawkin.

11:50

Leon McKenzie concedes a free kick for a foul on Marc Canham. Joe Burnell restarts play with the free kick.

10:56

Foul by Paul Stonehouse on Kiernan Hughes-Mason, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Jaime Navarro.

9:39

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Mark Pryor, save made by Jason Matthews.

9:27

The ball is sent over by Josh Dawkin, clearance made by Paul Stonehouse.

9:14

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Jason Matthews.

8:39

Kiernan Hughes-Mason crosses the ball, clearance by Joe Burnell.

7:25

The ball is crossed by Lewis Hogg, clearance made by Djoumin Sangare.

5:45

Adam Connolly has a shot on goal from long range that goes wide left.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

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