By Nick Smith
On Saturday 27th the inaugural Kettering vs Earby football match took place in Skipton.
The newly formed Holiday Cottages team took to the field in a confident mood and, buoyed by a healthy home support, more than matched the more experienced Kettering side in the opening exchanges.
Kettering then took the lead which was cancelled out with a long range effort from A. Ahern, after which the experience of the Kettering showed as they stretched to a 5-2 lead at half time. (M. Aspinall with the Earby goal).
Inspired by some tactical substitution and a change of formation the 2nd half was much closer, especially as the pace slowed in some wonderful sunny weather. Another M. Aspinall goal meant the final score was 7-3 to Kettering, although the 2nd half was drawn one apiece.
After the match the newly commissioned trophy was presented to the victorious Kettering side as well as the man of the match awards. (M. Aspinall picking up the trophy for the Earby side).
The match was played in good spirit and all players involved thoroughly enjoyed the day, plans are already
underway for the return fixture in Kettering and a chance to re-capture the trophy and the glory for Holiday Cottages.