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Kempston Rovers
Aylesbury United
J Newman (54', 58'), S Johnson (83'), N Tshikuna (88')
Full time
Tue 26 Sep 19:45 - The Evo-Stik South - East Attendance 104

Newman at the double

Rovers run riot in the second half as Aylesbury United collapse.

Jake Newman ended his mini goal-drought in fine style, netting a brace of headers, as Rovers completed their biggest win of the season so far.
The game was in doubt as kick off approached, a fault with one of the floodlights left the far corner of the pitch less illuminated that the rest of the field, however the referee deemed it playable and the game was started with only a five-minute delay to proceedings.

The game was incredibly slow to get going and the first real action of any note came in the twelfth minute, when a long Aylesbury throw was flicked on by Collard. The looping header landed on the top of the net. In the twenty third minute visiting full back Chris Cordara-Soanes became the only entry in the referee’s note book for the evening after going in for a challenge through the back of Sam Johnson. It wasn’t until after the half hour mark that Rovers began to click in to gear. Jake Newman was put through on goal, but his deft finish was blocked by the on-rushing keeper. Shortly afterwards, a floated cross from Newman, after good work from Luke Heneghan, was met by Robbie Goodman, but the defenders’ header was tipped over the bar. Martin Conway was only seriously called into action in the thirty sixth minute, to deny Lea Coulter one on one, which he did comfortably. Sam Johnson hit the post with a looping cross shot shortly before half time, Jamaine Ivy lashing the rebound wildly over the bar. As the clock ticked into stoppage time, Luke Heneghan forced visiting keeper Sillitoe into action with a save from a long curling effort. The two sides went off goalless at the break.

Five minutes into the second half and Aylesbury should’ve been in front, as Coulter was put through. He took the ball neatly around Conway was slid toward the empty net, only to see his effort denied by a brilliant goal line block by Michael Lyon. Moments later, it was Rovers to break the deadlock. Sam Johnson found the space that he was searching for in the first half and put in a delightful cross for Newman. The forward arched his neck and send a looping header into the top corner for one nil. Kempston, clearly buoyed by the goal, surged forward and four minutes later were rewarded when Johnson pressed and won the ball back from a hesitant defender, making for the by line, he put in another glorious cross to find Newman unmarked six yards out. The forward barely had to move to nod the ball into the net for his and the club’s second of the night. Newman did have chances for his hat-trick but the closest he came was dragging just wide from an angle with fifteen minutes to go. The star of the night though was Sam Johnson and the winger was rewarded in the eighty third minute when he was put through by sub Ash Fuller. Johnson showed pace to get in behind the back line and composure to slot the ball past the on rushing Sillitoe for three nil. Rovers were not done there and could’ve scored a candidate for goal of the season two minutes later as a fine passing move involving Newman, Fuller and George Boland found Lyon through on goal, only for the full back to have his effort saved. Kempston did cap off the rout with one final goal, Jake Newman turned on the edge of the area and his shot was half blocked and fell to sub Nathan Tshikuna. The tricky winger took a touch to set himself before curling the ball into the far corner for four nil.
Kempston were cheered from the field by the home crowd for a fine second half display. Rovers’ next game is on Saturday, when they entertain Kings Lynn Town in the Southern League Cup.

Sam Johnson

Player of the Match

Sam Johnson

Key moments

54:00
Goal Jake Newman scores for Kempston Rovers
58:00
Goal Jake Newman scores for Kempston Rovers
83:00
Goal Sam Johnson scores for Kempston Rovers
88:00
Goal Nathan Tshikuna scores for Kempston Rovers

Highlights

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90:00 Clean Sheet Bonus
Martin Conway keeps a clean sheet for Kempston Rovers
90:00 Player of the Match
Sam Johnson is awarded player of the match for Kempston Rovers
88:00 Goal 4 - 0
Nathan Tshikuna scores for Kempston Rovers
83:00 Goal 3 - 0
Sam Johnson scores for Kempston Rovers
83:00 Assist
Ash Fuller makes an assist for Kempston Rovers
75:00 Sub On
Adam Moussi is substituted on for Kempston Rovers
75:00 Sub Off
Luke Heneghan is substituted off for Kempston Rovers
75:00 Sub Off
Ben Shepherd is substituted off for Kempston Rovers
75:00 Sub On
Nathan Tshikuna is substituted on for Kempston Rovers
61:00 Sub Off
Jamaine Ivy is substituted off for Kempston Rovers
61:00 Sub On
Ash Fuller is substituted on for Kempston Rovers
61:00 Sub On
Nick Kalakoutis is substituted on for Aylesbury United
61:00 Sub Off
Ollie Hogg is substituted off for Aylesbury United
59:00 Sub Off
Chris Cordara-Soanes is substituted off for Aylesbury United
59:00 Sub On
Ashlan Bubb is substituted on for Aylesbury United
58:00 Assist
Sam Johnson makes an assist for Kempston Rovers
58:00 Goal 2 - 0
Jake Newman scores for Kempston Rovers
54:00 Sub On
Tyriq Hunte is substituted on for Aylesbury United
54:00 Assist
Sam Johnson makes an assist for Kempston Rovers
54:00 Sub Off
Reece Cameron is substituted off for Aylesbury United
54:00 Goal 1 - 0
Jake Newman scores for Kempston Rovers
End of period 1
23:00 Yellow Card
Chris Cordara-Soanes is yellow carded for Aylesbury United
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Kempston Rovers
  • Aylesbury United
  • 0
  • Chris Cordara-Soanes Yellow Card 23:00'
  • Jake Newman Goal 54:00'
  • Tyriq Hunte Sub On 54:00'
  • Reece Cameron Sub Off 54:00'
  • Sam Johnson Assist 54:00'
  • Jake Newman Goal 58:00'
  • Sam Johnson Assist 58:00'
  • Ashlan Bubb Sub On 59:00'
  • Chris Cordara-Soanes Sub Off 59:00'
  • Ollie Hogg Sub Off 61:00'
  • Nick Kalakoutis Sub On 61:00'
  • Ash Fuller Sub On 61:00'
  • Jamaine Ivy Sub Off 61:00'
  • Nathan Tshikuna Sub On 75:00'
  • Ben Shepherd Sub Off 75:00'
  • Luke Heneghan Sub Off 75:00'
  • Adam Moussi Sub On 75:00'
  • Ash Fuller Assist 83:00'
  • Sam Johnson Goal 83:00'
  • Nathan Tshikuna Goal 88:00'

Team selection

Conway, Martin Conway, Martin
McNulty, Kyal McNulty, Kyal
Goodman, Robbie Goodman, Robbie
Heneghan, Luke Heneghan, Luke
Simpson, Seb Simpson, Seb
Lyon, Michael Lyon, Michael
Johnson, Sam Johnson, Sam
Shepherd, Ben Shepherd, Ben
Ivy, Jamaine Ivy, Jamaine
Newman, Jake Newman, Jake
Boland, George Boland, George
Aylesbury United
  • 1. Jack Sillitoe
  • 2. Ollie Hogg
  • 3. Chris Cordara-Soanes
  • 4. Ollie Stanbridge
  • 5. Alex Collard
  • 6. Ryan Kinnane
  • 7. Reece Cameron
  • 8. Greg Williams
  • 9. Lea Coulter
  • 10. Sonny French
  • 11. Harry Jones
  • 12. Tyriq Hunte
  • 14. Ryan Coyle
  • 15. Ashlan Bubb
  • 16. Nick Kalakoutis

League round up

Other East results

Arlesey Town
0
2
Barton Rovers
0
1
Chalfont St Peter
0
1
1
2
Hartley Wintney
Hayes & Yeading United
2
2
Northwood
1
7
Ashford Town (Middx)
1
2
Beaconsfield Town

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# Team Pl Pts
1. AFC Rushden & Diamonds 19 41
2. Beaconsfield Town 19 39
3. AFC Dunstable 20 38
4. Cambridge City 20 37
5. Moneyfields 18 35
6. Hartley Wintney 17 32
7. Kempston Rovers 19 32

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