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Saints lock Day: We were our own worst enemy

Christian Day feels Saints were their own worst enemy in Saturday's defeat to Ospreys.

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Lewis Ludlam displays Saints' feeling of despair during the defeat to Ospreys (pictures: Kirsty Edmonds)

Northampton Saints 32 Ospreys 43: Tom Vickers' review and player ratings

When Saints worked their socks off to qualify for the Champions Cup towards the end of last season, they had hope.

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Ben Duckett

Northants star Duckett is fined, suspended and given written warning by England Lions

Northants batsman Ben Duckett is to remain with the England Lions tour of Australia, but will play no further part in any remaining matches and has received a final written warning over his conduct.

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Sam Mulready celebrates with Jordon Crawford after the former scored Corby Town's winner in the 2-1 success over Leek Town at Steel Park. Pictures by Alison Bagley

Steelmen must target the play-offs, says caretaker Kinniburgh

Steve Kinniburgh believes Corby Town must target a play-off place during the second half of their season.

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Jim Mallinder saw Saints lose at home to Ospreys on Saturday evening (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Mallinder searching for answers as Saints' slump continues

Jim Mallinder admits Saints are no closer to finding a solution for their current malaise after the 43-32 defeat to Ospreys at Franklin's Gardens on Saturday evening.

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Michael Richens and Mathew Stevens celebrate Kettering Town's opening goal in their 2-0 win over Stratford Town at Latimer Park. Pictures by Peter Short

Ramshaw: It will be a very good side who finishes above Kettering

John Ramshaw believes anyone who finishes above Kettering Town this season will have to be a “very good side”.

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James Le Masurier's Raunds Town moved up to second in the UCL Division One with a win over Buckingham Town at Kiln Park

Clark's brace sends Shopmates second

Ty Clark was the hero for Raunds Town as he scored both goals to give them a crucial 2-1 success over Buckingham Town in the big game of the day in the ChromaSport United Counties League Division One.

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Rob Horne scored for Saints (pictures: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints suffer another defeat after shocking 60 minutes against Ospreys

Saints scored five second-half tries but their Champions Cup hopes were extinguished during a dreadful first 60 minutes at Franklin's Gardens on Saturday evening.

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Kettering Town celebrate Rene Howe's goal, which capped their 2-0 success over Stratford Town at Latimer Park. Pictures by Peter Short

VERDICT - Poppies turn up the heat with another home success

Kettering Town warmed the hearts of their freezing cold followers as their superb home form continued with a 2-0 success over Stratford Town at Latimer Park.

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Corby Town celebrate Sam Mulready's winner in the 2-1 success over Leek Town. Pictures by Alison Bagley

Steelmen go fourth with a home success

Corby Town marked the halfway point of their Evo-Stik League South season with a win as they beat Leek Town 2-1 at Steel Park to move back into fourth place.

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Ben Duckett

Northants star Duckett suspended by England for pouring a drink over the head of a team-mate

Northants cricketer Ben Duckett poured a drink over a senior England player's head in the incident which led to him being suspended pending a disciplinary hearing, coach Trevor Bayliss has confirmed.
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Ben Duckett

Northants batsman Duckett provisionally suspended by ECB over 'incident' in Perth bar

Northants bastman Ben Duckett has been provisionally suspended and is facing a disciplinary hearing over an incident in a Perth bar, the England and Wales Cricket Board has announced.

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Luther Burrell is back in action for Saints this weekend (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Northampton Saints v Ospreys: Tom Vickers' match preview

Fixture: Northampton Saints v Ospreys

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Lewis Ludlam will start for Saints against Ospreys (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Ludlam handed first Champions Cup start as Saints square up to Ospreys

Lewis Ludlam will make his first Champions Cup start for Saints in Saturday's clash with Ospreys at Franklin's Gardens (kick-off 5.30pm).

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Captain Richard Bunting should be back in contention in a boost for Andy Peaks' AFC Rushden & Diamonds squad this weekend after serving a one-match ban

Consolidation is now the aim for Diamonds boss Peaks

Andy Peaks wants to see AFC Rushden & Diamonds consolidate their place at the top of the Evo-Stik South League East.

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Rene Howe takes on two St Ives Town defenders during Kettering Town's 4-1 home success on Tuesday night. Picture by Peter Short

Poppies bidding to get rid of their Stratford 'demons'

Marcus Law knows Kettering Town have to “get rid of some demons” when they take on Stratford Town at Latimer Park tomorrow (Saturday).
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Action from Corby Town's 3-2 home defeat to Lincoln United last weekend. Picture by David Tilley

Steelmen's half-term report will be better than expected

Corby Town reach the halfway stage of their Evo-Stik League South campaign when they take on Leek Town at Steel Park tomorrow (Saturday).

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Action from Whitworth's 6-0 home defeat to Holbeach United in the UCL Premier Division last weekend. Picture by Alison Bagley

Lankies won't get ahead of themselves, says boss Abbott

Wayne Abbott insists Rushden & Higham United won’t be getting ahead of themselves after throwing themselves into the promotion race in the ChromaSport United Counties League Division One.

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AFC Rushden & Diamonds boss Andy Peaks

Peaks 'very happy' as Diamonds take charge at the top

Andy Peaks declared himself “very happy” after AFC Rushden & Diamonds saw off nine-man Aylesbury United 2-0 to move three points clear at the top of the Evo-Stik South League East.

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Durrell Berry's season has been ended early by a serious injury, prompting his Kettering Town team-mates to set up a fundraising page for him and his family

Poppies players launch fundraising page for injured team-mate Durrell

A fundraising page set up by his team-mates for injured Kettering Town right-back Durrell Berry is already on course to smash through its target.

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