Club app icon

Pitchero Club

The official Kempston Rovers app

View
Welcome to Kempston Rovers FC Home of Rovers, Rovers Colts and Rovers Girls & Ladies

Kempston Rovers - Match centre

Kempston Rovers
Beaconsfield Town
R Goodman (28', 31', 39'), B Shepherd (78')
Full time
T Mitford (14'), C Webb (37'), L Neville (86')
Sat 24 Feb 15:00 - The Evo-Stik South - East Attendance 109

Robbie Runs Riot

Kempston full back and fan favourite Robbie Goodman grabbed a twelve minute first half hat-trick as Rovers edged a thrilling encounter at Hillgrounds

An extraordinary afternoon at Kempston Rovers saw a seven goal thriller, in which five of the goals were scored by defenders, as The Walnut Boys tore up the form book to edge out promotion hopefuls Beaconsfield Town on a bitterly cold afternoon.

Kempston began the brighter of the two sides and had three early chances to take the lead, Jamaine Ivy was put through by Nathan Tshikuna and lobbed the on rushing Constable only to see his effort dip just wide of the post from the edge of the area. Ivy could’ve scored again on ten minutes, his shot somehow bundled wide after being set up by Josh Crawley. But it was the visitors who opened the scoring. Mitford latched on to an under-hit back pass from Seb Simpson and rounded Martin Conway before slotting home. Ben Shepherd saw a terrific free kick turned behind for a corner in somewhat unorthodox fashion by Constable. Kempston were level just before the half hour, Hateley Mercer wound up a long throw into the box, which was inadvertently flicked into the path of Robbie Goodman to smash home a volley at the far post. Tshikuna had a effort from the edge of the box moments later that was juggled to safety by an increasingly unsettled Constable in the Beaconsfield goal. Less than a minute later, Rovers took the lead. Patient build up play between Tshikuna and Ivy saw the latter roll the ball back to the on-rushing Goodman to sweep home across the goal. The lead lasted all of five minutes as Callum Webb broke a challenge and showed great composure to curl in an equaliser for the visitors. Five minutes before the break, Kempston re-took the lead. Beaconsfield had conceded a cheap free kick wide on the Rovers left, which was whipped in by Shepherd and turned home by a combination of Robbie Goodman and defender Peacock. Closer inspection of the match photography at half time confirmed Goodman’s as the crucial contribution for the defenders first ever Rovers hat-trick. Josh Crawley had a chance to extend the lead right on half time but his effort was wide of the target.

The second period began with a moment of confusion. Crawley was surging toward goal, cut inside two defenders and appeared to be clipped. A free kick was awarded to Beaconsfield for apparent simulation, leading to outcry among the Rovers players. The referee consulted his assistant, who had appeared to flag for a Kempston free kick, but the decision stood as a free kick to the visitors. No yellow card was shown to Crawley for the apparent dive, which left both sets of supporters bemused. Beaconsfield had two golden chances to level the scores, first a header over from sub Capela and then a cross-shot that just went wide of the far post from Pashaj. Jake Newman hit the side netting for Kempston before with twelve minutes to go, Beaconsfield conceded another cheap free kick on the edge of their box. Ben Shepherd stepped up to take and curled the ball into the top right hand corner beyond the desperate flail of Constable to make the game safe at four two. Kempston survived a late rally, despite a strong header from visiting captain Neville to pull a goal back, it was Kempston who had the more chances as the clock ticked down.

Kempston Rovers vs Beaconsfield Town
43 photos

The victory keeps Rovers in tenth place, just behind the play off picture, which has blown wide open with the top four all losing on the same day. Rovers travel to nineteenth placed Hanwell Town next weekend before, in two weeks time, hosting Bedford Town.

Up your game with easyfundraising

Robbie Goodman

Player of the Match

Robbie Goodman

Key moments

14:00
Goal Tre Mitford scores for Beaconsfield Town
28:00
Goal Robbie Goodman scores for Kempston Rovers
31:00
Goal Robbie Goodman scores for Kempston Rovers
37:00
Goal Callum Webb scores for Beaconsfield Town
39:00
Goal Robbie Goodman scores for Kempston Rovers
78:00
Goal Ben Shepherd scores for Kempston Rovers
86:00
Goal Luke Neville scores for Beaconsfield Town

Videos and photos

Kempston Rovers vs Beaconsfield Town
43 photos

Highlights

View 0 new events
90:00 +7:00 Player of the Match
Robbie Goodman is awarded player of the match for Kempston Rovers
90:00 +5:00 Yellow Card
Callum Webb is yellow carded for Beaconsfield Town
87:00 Sub On
Ash Fuller is substituted on for Kempston Rovers
87:00 Sub Off
Ben Shepherd is substituted off for Kempston Rovers
86:00 Goal 4 - 3
Luke Neville scores for Beaconsfield Town
85:00 Yellow Card
Ben Acquaye is yellow carded for Kempston Rovers
79:00 Yellow Card
Ben Shepherd is yellow carded for Kempston Rovers
78:00 Goal 4 - 2
Ben Shepherd scores for Kempston Rovers
67:00 Sub On
Mason Spence is substituted on for Kempston Rovers
67:00 Sub Off
Jordan Ajanlekoko is substituted off for Beaconsfield Town
67:00 Sub On
Andre Costa is substituted on for Beaconsfield Town
67:00 Sub Off
Kyal McNulty is substituted off for Kempston Rovers
62:00 Yellow Card
Kyal McNulty is yellow carded for Kempston Rovers
57:00 Sub Off
Josh Crawley is substituted off for Kempston Rovers
57:00 Sub On
Ben Acquaye is substituted on for Kempston Rovers
45:00 Sub Off
Stefan Powell is substituted off for Beaconsfield Town
45:00 Sub On
Goldy Capela is substituted on for Beaconsfield Town
End of period 1
40:00 Sub Off
James Rodgers-Oben is substituted off for Beaconsfield Town
40:00 Sub On
Scott Cousins is substituted on for Beaconsfield Town
39:00 Assist
Ben Shepherd makes an assist for Kempston Rovers
39:00 Goal 3 - 2
Robbie Goodman scores for Kempston Rovers
37:00 Goal 2 - 2
Callum Webb scores for Beaconsfield Town
31:00 Assist
Jamaine Ivy makes an assist for Kempston Rovers
31:00 Goal 2 - 1
Robbie Goodman scores for Kempston Rovers
28:00 Assist
Hateley Mercer makes an assist for Kempston Rovers
28:00 Goal 1 - 1
Robbie Goodman scores for Kempston Rovers
14:00 Goal 0 - 1
Tre Mitford scores for Beaconsfield Town
Start of the game
Replay game

As it happened

  • Kempston Rovers
  • Beaconsfield Town
  • 0
  • Tre Mitford Goal 14:00'
  • Hateley Mercer Assist 28:00'
  • Robbie Goodman Goal 28:00'
  • Jamaine Ivy Assist 31:00'
  • Robbie Goodman Goal 31:00'
  • Callum Webb Goal 37:00'
  • Ben Shepherd Assist 39:00'
  • Robbie Goodman Goal 39:00'
  • James Rodgers-Oben Sub Off 40:00'
  • Scott Cousins Sub On 40:00'
  • Stefan Powell Sub Off 45:00'
  • Goldy Capela Sub On 45:00'
  • Josh Crawley Sub Off 57:00'
  • Ben Acquaye Sub On 57:00'
  • Kyal McNulty Yellow Card 62:00'
  • Kyal McNulty Sub Off 67:00'
  • Mason Spence Sub On 67:00'
  • Jordan Ajanlekoko Sub Off 67:00'
  • Andre Costa Sub On 67:00'
  • Ben Shepherd Goal 78:00'
  • Ben Shepherd Yellow Card 79:00'
  • Ben Acquaye Yellow Card 85:00'
  • Luke Neville Goal 86:00'
  • Ben Shepherd Sub Off 87:00'
  • Ash Fuller Sub On 87:00'
  • Callum Webb Yellow Card 90:00 +5:00'

Team selection

Kempston Rovers
Beaconsfield Town
  • 1. Ravan Constable
  • 2. James Rodgers-Oben
  • 3. Callum Webb
  • 4. Michael Peacock
  • 5. Luke Neville
  • 6. Stefan Powell
  • 7. Nathan Webb
  • 8. Jordan Ajanlekoko
  • 9. Tre Mitford
  • 10. Aaron Minhas
  • 11. Bajram Pashaj
  • 12. Scott Cousins
  • 14. Ollie Jones
  • 15. Andre Costa
  • 16. Goldy Capela
  • 17. Daniel Brown

League round up

Other East results

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

Comments

Loading comments

League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Beaconsfield Town 42 92
2. AFC Rushden & Diamonds 42 91
3. Hayes & Yeading United 42 83
4. Hartley Wintney 42 82
5. AFC Dunstable 42 79
6. Cambridge City 42 77
7. Kempston Rovers 42 73

Team sponsors

Affiliations

Club sponsors