Poppies pay the penalty after yet another draw

Irthlingborough, Poppies v Rotherham Utd: Poppies Manager John Beck.'14/08/12

Irthlingborough, Poppies v Rotherham Utd: Poppies Manager John Beck.'14/08/12

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Kettering Town claimed yet another point as Warren Byerley missed a second-half penalty in a 1-1 draw with Frome Town at Nene Park.

There were emotional scenes ahead of the game as the Poppies’ players and staff joined their supporters in the Dale Roberts Terrace for a minute of applause in memory of Dylan Cecil.

The youngster, whose family are all big Kettering fans, was tragically killed in an accident when he fell into the sea while on a recent holiday in Burnham-on-Sea.

In front of a crowd of 500, Frome saw an early effort ruled out for offside and then took the lead just past the half-hour through Lewis Powell’s header.

However, the Poppies did draw level before the break through Ben Gerring.

Kettering were handed a golden chance to take the lead in the second half when Jamie Griffiths was fouled in the area. But Warren Byerley saw his penalty saved.

Frome were reduced to 10 men late on when Alex Lapham was sent off for having his studs up in a challenge.

But, despite late pressure and having the best chances, Kettering were unable to find a winner.

A fourth draw in five matches leaves the Poppies on minus six points ahead of Wednesday night’s trip to Stourbridge.