Kettering aiming to end poor run of form

Kettering director of rugby Doug Bridgeman
Kettering director of rugby Doug Bridgeman

Kettering will seek to bring to an end a dismal run of results when they host Paviors at waverley Road in Midlands One East.

The Blues are sitting just one place of the bottom of the table on points difference after six straight reverses, the last of which was a 66-10 thumping by Peterborough Lions.

But director of rugby, Doug Bridgeman, thinks that a change in fortune is just around the corner.

He said: “The morale in the camp is pretty good, everybody is remaining positive and we’re working hard to make sure that we improve.

“We expect them (Paviors) to be tough up front, that is traditionally their strength, and it will be a hard game.

“But all of our guys are staying positive, our performances haven’t been too bad, and we know that we will turn things around.”

Elsewhere, the area’s sides are in cup action at their respective levels.

Wellingborough, beaten 31-9 by Lutterworth in Midlands Two East (South) last weekend, face Newbold-on-Avon in the Intermediate Cup while Stewarts & Lloyds travel to Lincoln in the Senior Vase on the back of a 29-21 defeat of Deepings in Midlands Three East (South).

In the Junior Vase, Rushden & Higham entertain Pinley at Manor Park in a repeat of an acrimonious encounter with the same opposition a couple of seasons ago while also in the In the same tournament, Oundle head to Boston.

Both Corby and Wellingborough Old Grammarians are without a game having exited their knockout competitions at an earlier stage.