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Hopes stay alive as the Blues show their strength in depth

Kettering are still harbouring hopes of breaking in to Midlands One East’s top two after a positive start to the year.

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Dan Keatings on the podium after winning gold for Scotland at the 2014 Commonwealth Games

Gymnast Keatings calls time on his career

Corby gymnast Dan Keatings has announced his retirement from the sport.
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Nathan Hicks scores from the penalty spot but the goal proved to be in vain as Kettering Town's clash at Leamington was abandoned due to a power failure with the Poppies leading 1-0. Picture by Tim Nunan zSswWmPMvijnaUxtHaRB

Law wants the same from Poppies after midweek frustration

Marcus Law will demand the same “endeavour and work ethic” from his Kettering Town players as they head into two crucial Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division home matches over the next week.

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Gary Mills says Corby Town can't feel sorry for themselves ahead of a huge clash at Ilkeston tomorrow

Go and put it right, urges Corby boss Mills

Gary Mills has urged his Corby Town players to “go and put it right” when they head to Ilkeston FC for a crucial clash tomorrow (Saturday).

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Action from AFC Rushden & Diamonds' 3-0 victory over Rugby Town on Tuesday. Picture by Alison Bagley

Play-off place would be a ‘great achievement’ for Diamonds

Andy Peaks believes it will be a “great achievement” if AFC Rushden & Diamonds go on to secure a play-off place this season.

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Chris Bradshaw has warned his Desborough Town players to take nothing for granted when they face Boston Town this weekend

Desborough must take nothing for granted

Chris Bradshaw has warned his high-flying Desborough Town team to “take nothing for granted” when they host struggling Boston Town tomorrow (Saturday).

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Ian Walker is hoping Thrapston Town can keep up their recent good form

Thrapston could have a say in the promotion race

Ian Walker is hoping Thrapston Town can maintain their recent good form and have a say in the ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Division One promotion race over the next couple of weeks.

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Campese Ma'afu is close to making his return (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Campese closing in on Saints comeback

Campese Ma’afu is closing in on a return to action at Saints.

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BACK IN CHARGE - Lee Dickson captains Saints at Montpellier on Friday night

Tom Vickers’ Montpellier v Northampton Saints preview

Fixture: Montpellier v Northampton Saints (Champions Cup Pool 4 - game six)

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FIRST START - Nafi Tuitavake

Tuitavake makes first start as Saints make nine changes for Montpellier trip

Nafi Tuitavake will start for Saints for the first time as a much-changed side faces Montpellier on Friday night. (7.45pm GMT).

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Northamptonshire captain Alex Wakely

Excitement is already building as Northants get to work

Northamptonshire’s preparations ahead of the new season are under way and skipper Alex Wakely is already feeling excited about the summer.

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Play grinds to a halt at the Phillips 66 after a power outage caused a partial floodlight failure.

Holleran has sympathy for Kettering contingent

Leamington boss Paul Holleran had plenty of sympathy for Kettering Town after the abandonment of Tuesday evening’s match.

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Saints forwards coach Dorian West (picture: Sharon Lucey)

West insists future is bright at Saints despite double departure

Dorian West insists the future is bright in the Saints back row despite Calum Clark’s departure.

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The lights went out at Leamington leaving Kettering frustrated. Picture by Peter Short

Holleran has sympathy for Kettering contingent

Leamington boss Paul Holleran had plenty of sympathy for Kettering Town after the abandonment of Tuesday evening’s match.

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Ben Milnes was on target for Corby Town but it proved to be only a consolation as they went down 2-1 to Coalville Town

Steelmen’s loss leaves Mills so disappointed

Gary Mills was left disappointed as Corby Town’s recent revival was halted by Coalville Town at Steel Park last night (Wednesday).

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George North (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Saints star George North keen to focus on the future

George North wasn’t too keen to talk about his much-publicised head injury after last Saturday’s win against Castres.

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The Northamptonshire Steelbacks paid a visit to The Raj restaurant in Kettering to meet fans and share memories of their NatWest T20 Blast success last year as well as raising money for Thomass Fund

Steelbacks’ Kettering visit proves a success

Alex Wakely hailed a successful night as the Northamptonshire Steelbacks paid a visit to Kettering this week.

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Hubert Malenda

Stanwick inflict first defeat on Chesterwell

There was a shock in Division Three of the Wellingborough & District Table Tennis League as leaders Chesterwell D suffered their first defeat of the season as Stanwick claimed a 9-1 away win.

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Henry Arthur

Rothbury edge out Westfield in a thriller

Seven games in a row went the distance as Corby Rothbury defeated Westfield C 6-4 in an enthralling encounter in the Premier Division of the Kettering & District Table Tennis League.

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Teimana Harrison (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Harrison wants Saints to build for big Premiership push

Teimana Harrison has told Saints: “We’re still not out of the hole yet.”

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