Spalding started the brighter of the two sides and good early passing saw them take the majority of possession. Kettering who then hit the post and soon after this they flicked the ball into the goal to open the scoring. It remained 1-0 until half time and Spalding certainly felt they were in the game. Keeper Rob Callaby made a brilliant save to keep it 1-0 but the game would then take a turn with Kettering scoring two quick fire goals. Simoné kept them out with brilliant defending. Brian Reid was sent off for a clinical foul on Kettering’s star man. Then they scored a glorious short corner goal. It was a good effort to keep the game at 4 largely due to the strong midfield which included. In the end a disappointing defeat however a lot of positives to take including  winning a few short corners and a lot of good passing moves. 

Kettering have a 100% record so overall this was a creditable performance by the young team. 

With a few more players returning from half-term excursions next week Spalding will hope to bounce back away at Wisbech 

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