Ketton progress in the cup

Ketton FC v Sileby Town Reserves in the Leicestershire FA Intermediate Cup. Photo: John Evely EMN-140812-095011001
Ketton FC v Sileby Town Reserves in the Leicestershire FA Intermediate Cup. Photo: John Evely EMN-140812-095011001

Ketton came back from a goal down to beat Sileby Town Reserves 4-1 in the Leicestershire FA Intermediate Cup at home on Saturday.

Ketton dominated the early exchanges but could not get the goal their advantage in territory and possession deserved.

The visitors on the other hand were clinical and with a rare attack in the Ketton half the ball was headed into the net from a whipped in free-kick.

After going behind Ketton pushed on looking for an equaliser and had a chance five minutes before half time when Matthew Woodman was brought down following a mazy run into the box.

Unfortunately for the Rutland side the keeper pulled off a great save from Woodman’s resulting penalty.

Ketton started the second half on top and equalised after 10 minutes when Alex Brockbank headed in a Will Bird cross.

It was just two minutes later when Woodman ran onto a Clipston through ball and cooly slotted past the keeper to give his side the lead for the first time.

Sileby responded to going behind and were pushing for an equaliser. The visitors had a good spell and Ketton relied on Dan Swan to make a couple of important saves between the sticks but it was soon three as another Will Bird ball into the box was headed home by Ian Marsh.

The game was wrapped up 10 minutes from time when Brockbank dribbled around the Sileby defence and squared for Jack Speechley to smash the ball home.

Ketton manager Darren Edey said: “We were very good, it could have been a few more too.”

Edey said he was impressed with his sides’ work rate and said they were by far the better side in the first half and just needed to raise the tempo slightly in the second half.

He said: “We did that superbly and they just couldn’t live with us.

“Man for man we were quality today and Marshy and Woody really took a hold of the game by the scruff of the neck and ensured everyone else followed suit.”