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Kempston Rovers
Uxbridge
J Crawley (36', 67'), J Newman (59'), L Heneghan (87')
Full time
K Warner (91')
Sat 13 Jan 15:00 - The Evo-Stik South - East Attendance 97

Walnuts Roll Reds

Kempston Rovers produced a solid display to put mid-table Uxbridge to the sword at Hillgrounds to remain within touching distance of the play-offs.

The game began on a very even keel, with both sides feeling each other out. It took until the quarter hour for Uxbridge to create the first clear cut chance. A corner wasn’t cleared properly and the ball was turned goalwards, only to be deflected wide by one of their own men. Ben Shepherd and Josh Crawley had chances not find the target, before Crawley was put through on goal, only to be denied by a last ditch tackle. Jake Newman hit the side netting and you began to feel it was when and not if for Rovers. Kempston should’ve had a penalty with ten minutes left of the first period. Prince Mbengui clearly putting two hands to the ball in the area to block a cross. The referee gave a corner, from which Alex Stoyles headed just wide. The deadlock was broken moments later, as Luke Heneghan lofted a ball through to Crawley who rounded the keeper and finished high into the net from a tight angle. Late in the half Ben Shepherd was cautioned for needlessly kicking the ball away. Nathan Tshikuna had the last chance of the half but couldn’t keep it down.

Uxbridge started the slightly brighter of the sides in the second half, Kearney shooting over when clean through. The forward appeared to rush the effort, had he composed himself, he could have troubled Martin Conway. Abdellah then shot straight at Conway for the visitors. Rovers rode the storm and doubled the lead just before the hour mark. Nathan Tshikuna taking advantage of a poor clearance to put the ball across goal for Jake Newman to tap home his twenty second goal of the season. on sixty seven minutes, Rovers took advantage of another poor clearance from goalkeeper McCarthy, playing the ball into the path of Crawley, who ran on and slipped it beyond the desperate keeper for three nil. Newman saw a shot blocked before Rovers added a fourth goal. McCarthy kicked the ball into the back of his own man, the ball fell to Luke Heneghan, who shaped himself beautifully to volley the ball back into the unguarded net with McCarthy stranded. Uxbridge captain Warner headed home a stoppage corner to give his side some consolation but the damage was done and the game long since over as a contest, it was only Uxbridge’s second effort on target.

The win lifts Rovers to ninth, in hot pursuit of the play-off places ahead of Tuesday night’s game with high-flying Cambridge City. this is the re-arranged date for the fixture after the original fixture was postponed on New Years Day.

Seb Simpson

Player of the Match

Seb Simpson

Key moments

36:00
Goal Josh Crawley scores for Kempston Rovers
59:00
Goal Jake Newman scores for Kempston Rovers
67:00
Goal Josh Crawley scores for Kempston Rovers
87:00
Goal Luke Heneghan scores for Kempston Rovers
90:00 +1:00
Goal Kevin Warner scores for Uxbridge

Highlights

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90:00 +5:00 Player of the Match
Seb Simpson is awarded player of the match for Kempston Rovers
90:00 +1:00 Goal 4 - 1
Kevin Warner scores for Uxbridge
87:00 Goal 4 - 0
Luke Heneghan scores for Kempston Rovers
79:00 Yellow Card
Jordan Lee is yellow carded for Kempston Rovers
72:00 Sub On
Jamaine Ivy is substituted on for Kempston Rovers
72:00 Sub Off
Alex Stoyles is substituted off for Kempston Rovers
72:00 Sub Off
Josh Crawley is substituted off for Kempston Rovers
72:00 Sub On
Robbie Goodman is substituted on for Kempston Rovers
70:00 Sub Off
Prince Mbengui is substituted off for Uxbridge
70:00 Sub On
Jamie Burgess is substituted on for Uxbridge
70:00 Sub On
Yahya El-Khabouch is substituted on for Uxbridge
70:00 Sub Off
Luke Maguire is substituted off for Uxbridge
67:00 Assist
Nathan Tshikuna makes an assist for Kempston Rovers
67:00 Goal 3 - 0
Josh Crawley scores for Kempston Rovers
65:00 Sub On
Ieuan Riley is substituted on for Kempston Rovers
65:00 Sub Off
Ben Shepherd is substituted off for Kempston Rovers
59:00 Assist
Nathan Tshikuna makes an assist for Kempston Rovers
59:00 Goal 2 - 0
Jake Newman scores for Kempston Rovers
End of period 1
39:00 Yellow Card
Ben Shepherd is yellow carded for Kempston Rovers
36:00 Assist
Luke Heneghan makes an assist for Kempston Rovers
36:00 Goal 1 - 0
Josh Crawley scores for Kempston Rovers
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Kempston Rovers
  • Uxbridge
  • 0
  • Josh Crawley Goal 36:00'
  • Luke Heneghan Assist 36:00'
  • Ben Shepherd Yellow Card 39:00'
  • Jake Newman Goal 59:00'
  • Nathan Tshikuna Assist 59:00'
  • Ben Shepherd Sub Off 65:00'
  • Ieuan Riley Sub On 65:00'
  • Nathan Tshikuna Assist 67:00'
  • Josh Crawley Goal 67:00'
  • Luke Maguire Sub Off 70:00'
  • Prince Mbengui Sub Off 70:00'
  • Jamie Burgess Sub On 70:00'
  • Yahya El-Khabouch Sub On 70:00'
  • Robbie Goodman Sub On 72:00'
  • Jamaine Ivy Sub On 72:00'
  • Josh Crawley Sub Off 72:00'
  • Alex Stoyles Sub Off 72:00'
  • Jordan Lee Yellow Card 79:00'
  • Luke Heneghan Goal 87:00'
  • Kevin Warner Goal 90:00 +1:00'

Team selection

Uxbridge
  • 1. Paul McCarthy
  • 2. Corey Watson
  • 3. Kevin Warner
  • 4. Harry Tucker
  • 5. Dave Thomas
  • 6. Prince Mbengui
  • 7. Hicham Abdellah
  • 8. Adam Humphries
  • 9. Luke Maguire
  • 10. Dylan Kearney
  • 11. Cole Brown
  • 12. Jamie Burgess
  • 13. Josh Bramwell
  • 14. Fabin Brown-Johnson
  • 15. Yahya El-Khabouch

League round up

Other East results

Ashford Town (Middx)
1
3
AFC Dunstable
0
2
Chalfont St Peter
Barton Rovers
0
2
Aylesbury United
Beaconsfield Town
3
2
0
4
AFC Rushden & Diamonds
2
4
Hartley Wintney
Northwood
3
1
Arlesey Town
0
1
Hayes & Yeading United

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
8. Moneyfields 30 47
9. Bedford Town 30 46
10. Kempston Rovers 30 45
11. Thame United 27 42
12. Ashford Town (Middx) 31 41
13. Uxbridge 29 40
14. Marlow 29 36

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