Blues ease off but still claim maximum points

Action from when Lutterworth entertained Rushden & Higham this weekend
Action from when Lutterworth entertained Rushden & Higham this weekend
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Kettering claimed a maximum haul from their 36-24 win over Peterborough in Midlands One East but still did not put in a full 80-minute performance.

Joe Daniel and Simon Bartley scored in the first half with Daniel converting both.

Action from when Lutterworth entertained Rushden & Higham this weekend

Action from when Lutterworth entertained Rushden & Higham this weekend

The second period saw James Taylor, Chris Chapman and Ollie Barnes all join in the fun to make the game safe.

But the last 15 minutes saw the Blues rest on their laurels with Peterborough going over three times and adding 17 very quick points.

Wellingborough blitzed Leicester Forest in the second half to claim a 38-10 success.

Pete Vickers was instrumental in the win touching down twice and converting four.

Action from when Lutterworth entertained Rushden & Higham this weekend

Action from when Lutterworth entertained Rushden & Higham this weekend

Luke Gardiner, Steven Gall and Tom Bryan (2) also scored tries as the Cut Throat Lane side ran in 19 unanswered points after the break.

Rushden & Higham lost their third game of the season as they slipped to 48-12 reverse at Lutterworth.

In contrast, Stewarts & Lloyds maintained their 100 per cent start to the Midlands Three East (South) season by claiming a battling 15-7 win from their trip to Casuals.

Oundle returned to winning ways but were on the receiving end of some rough treatment by Old Newtonians.

Action from when Lutterworth entertained Rushden & Higham this weekend

Action from when Lutterworth entertained Rushden & Higham this weekend

The Eagles ran out 37-22 winners having seen off their ill-disciplined opponents and picked up a try bonus point as well.

Richard Griffiths, Ali Barnett, Lee Green, Sean Murray and Ed Saunders all crossed the line.

Head coach Pete Croot said: “I was pleased we held our shape despite the intimidation tactics.

“There is no place for this type of atmosphere in rugby, and it tarnishes the sport.

Action from when Lutterworth entertained Rushden & Higham this weekend

Action from when Lutterworth entertained Rushden & Higham this weekend

“Players at this level should not expect to end up in hospital through cheating.

“We must also look to maintain 80 minutes of focus, for two weeks we hit a winning formula but fail to maintain it for the whole game.”

Corby had a far less profitable afternoon.

They fell apart at home to Thorney and only narrowlty avoided a three-figure scoreline.

The visitors returned home with a 99-0 win over their hosts who suffering as a bug had gone through the club.

Manager Ricky Egan said: “Take nothing away from Thorney they certainly look the part this season and from what I have seen could be an outside bet for promotion. It depends whether they have strength in depth.

“Even at full strength we would have been beaten only the score would have been far more respectable.