Kettering slipped to another defeat as Rugby Town claimed a 2-0 success at Latimer Park in the Calor League Division One Central.
Defender Stuart Wall was handed his league debut for the Poppies while Lewis Wilson was rewarded with a starting role after coming off the bench to score against Aylesbury United last time out.
After a goalless first half, the Poppies went behind on the hour mark when Alex Gudger scored from close-range following a corner.
And, as Kettering chased a leveller, they were caught out in stoppage-time when Aaron Moses-Garvey raced away to make it 2-0.
Poppies line-up: Horton, Thorpe, Fox, Logan, Wall, Kinniburgh, Hamilton, D Deeney, Wilson, Gooding, Fuller. Subs: Newman, Foster, Piercewright, A Deeney.