Brackley Town 1-2 Kettering Town 10/5/18 Hillier Senior Cup Final
Penalty double settles it
Kettering claimed local bragging rights in a low-key Senior Cup final with two second half penalties, both neatly despatched by former-Saint Brett Solkhon.
Joe Iaciofano twice tested the keeper in the early stages but the sides went in at the break level, the most notable incident an injury to Alistair Worby that required length treatment.
Worby was replaced by Andy Brown in the second half, Brown making some important saves and unable to do anything to keep out Solkhon’s two penalty strikes.
Luke Graham cleared off the line from Richens before The Poppies got their first penalty as Thomas was fouled with 54 minutes played. Saints were level on the hour through Shep Murombedzi’s stunning 20 yard half-volley but Milnes was felled to give Kettering the chance to go ahead again and Solkhon duly obliged.
Brackley might have had their own penalty late on but Kettering came out on top with a 2-1 win to claim the Hillier Cup.
Brackley Town: Worby (Brown 45), Myles, March, Murombedzi (Steele 66), Graham, Streete, Felix, J.Williams, Diggin, Iaciofano (Oti 69), Lucas. Subs unused: Noon, Staff.
Kettering Town: White, Stohrer, Pendley, Slokhon, Mulligan, Toseland, Meikle, Richens, Milnes, Carvalho, Howe. Subs: Thomas, Baker, O’Connor, Hoenes, Bradshaw.
Referee: Mr R Evans
Venue: The Dog and Duck, Wellingborough