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Saints hoping pain brings gain against Worcester

Devastating is the word Christian Day used to describe last Sunday’s drubbing at Newcastle Falcons.

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Jim Mallinder has always had the backing of the Saints board (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Saints have never wavered in their support of boss Mallinder

Tony Hewitt has stressed that Saints have never wavered in their support of director of rugby Jim Mallinder.

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Saints conceded seven tries in a defeat at Newcastle last Sunday (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Tom Vickers’ Northampton Saints v Worcester Warriors preview

Fixture: Northampton Saints v Worcester Warriors (Aviva Premiership - round 16)

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Courtney Lawes starts for England against Italy

Saints pair Hartley and Lawes named for England’s Italian job

Saints stars Dylan Hartley and Courtney Lawes will start for England against Italy at Twickenham on Sunday (kick-off 3pm).

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Phil Dowson starts for Worcester Warriors against Saints

Saints make just one change for Worcester Warriors clash

Saints have opted to make one change for Saturday’s clash with Worcester Warriors at Franklin’s Gardens (kick-off 3pm).

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Stefan Moore's penalty earned Corby Town a 1-1 draw at Nantwich Town last weekend. Picture by Jonathan White

Blyth trip is a chance to see how far Corby have come

Gary Mills believes Corby Town will find out just how far they have come over the past couple of months when they head to runaway leaders Blyth Spartans this weekend.

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Tempers flare between the two sets of players at the end of Kettering Town's 3-2 win at Dunstable Town on Tuesday night. Picture by Peter Short

Law knows Poppies must deal in wins only

Marcus Law wants Kettering Town to deal in wins only and he doesn’t mind how they come.

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Action from AFC Rushden & Diamonds' 2-1 defeat to Spalding United on Tuesday night. Picture by Alison Bagley

From one big game to another as Diamonds head for Basford

Andy Peaks insists this weekend’s clash at Basford United was “always going to be a bigger game” for his AFC Rushden & Diamonds players.

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Ken Pisi has signed a new deal at Saints (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Eleven players sign new deals at Saints

Christian Day and Ken Pisi are among a group of 11 players who have signed new deals at Saints.

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Barry Deacon takes the congratulations after scoring one of his two goals in Wellingborough Town's 3-0 win over Oadby Town last weekend. Picture by Alison Bagley

Let’s find out how far off the best we are, says Desborough boss Bradshaw

Chris Bradshaw wants his Desborough Town team to find out how close they are to the best when they head to ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Premier Division champions-elect Peterborough Sports this weekend.

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James Mallows' Whitworth team are chasing promotion in UCL Division One

Mallows will keep his promotion-chasing Flourmen grounded

Boss James Mallows insists Whitworth will be keeping their feet firmly on the ground as they bid for promotion in ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Division One.

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Tony Hewitt and Allan Robson will be vacating their current roles at the end of the season

Hewitt: It is time for a fresh cycle at Saints

In May 2013, Tony Hewitt headed to a meeting that would shape the next four years of his life.

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Saints chairman Tony Hewitt will be stepping down this summer

Hewitt to step down as Saints chairman

Saints have announced that chairman Tony Hewitt will be stepping down as chairman at the end of the season.

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Alan Dickens will fill the role of attack coach on a full-time basis

Dowson return exciting for Saints, says attack coach Dickens

Alan Dickens believes the summer return of Phil Dowson is exciting for Saints.

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Left-back Courtney Wildin has extended his loan spell at Corby Town from Boston United until the end of the season

Corby’s squad is ‘looking thin’ as injuries bite

Gary Mills has admitted his Corby Town squad is “looking thin” ahead of Saturday’s trip to runaway Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Premier Division leaders Blyth Spartans.

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Jamie Tank has left Corby Town to sign for AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Tank arrives to boost Diamonds’ defensive ranks

Andy Peaks believes Jamie Tank will be a big asset to AFC Rushden & Diamonds’ squad.

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Kevin Bird

Title race rumbles on as Westfield see off their rivals

Westfield A picked up a 9-1 victory over fellow contenders Wanderers A in the race for the Wellingborough & District Table Tennis League Division One title.

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Helen Watts

Tough task is overcome in Points Cup

Premier Division side Westfield C faced the toughest task of the round against Division Three side Corby The Woodlands in the Kettering & District Table Tennis League’s Shirley Everard Points Cup, having to make up a 300 point deficit given to them by the handicappers.

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Hewitt stresses Saints had plenty of coaching options

Tony Hewitt says suggestions that established coaches didn’t want to join the current Saints management team are ‘totally untrue’.

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Aaron O'Connor takes the congratulations after scoring one of his two goals in Kettering Town's 3-2 victory at Dunstable Town. Picture by Peter Short

Hard work pays off in Poppies’ success

Marcus Law felt Kettering Town’s hard work and graft paid off as they claimed a 3-2 success at Dunstable Town last night (Tuesday).

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