Kettering 2-1 AFC Telford

Kettering Town boosted their Blue Square Bet Premier survival hopes with victory over AFC Telford.

The home side went ahead thanks to Charlie Wyke's neat finish after Ryan Young fumbled Ben Joyce's shot.

Joyce then smashed Kettering's second from 12 yards to set the hosts on their way to their first win in eight games.

Telford pulled a goal back thanks to Chris Sharp's cultured finish, but the home side hung on to move four points adrift of safety.


Kettering Town caretaker manager Ashley Westwood told BBC Radio Northampton:

"We've deserved it. We got two goals and actually felt comfortable for once, and it was a good feeling.

"The first half was about getting a foothold in the game. We wanted to make sure that we set up solidly and I thought that we were the better side.

"Charlie Wyke deserved his goal and hopefully that'll give him a bit of confidence - and it was a fabulous goal from Ben Joyce, clean on the volley.

"We play Ebbsfleet away and then Stockport, so it's two games we're looking to get maximum points from and if we can do that, who knows where we'll be."

AFC Telford United boss Andy Sinton told BBC Radio Shropshire:

"I'm bitterly disappointed to lose what was a really big game given both sides league position.

"Someone again switches off, doesn't follow in a rebound, you're told as a kid to follow it in.

"Some players were miles off tonight I have to admit.

"We just never got going."

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