A good crowd was on hand for the season opener at Waverley Road

PICTURE SPECIAL: Blues beaten on the opening day

Newly-promoted Kettering suffered an opening-day defeat in the Midlands Premier.

The Blues were beaten 33-8 by Newport (Salop) in front of a big crowd at Waverley Road and photographer Alison Bagley was on hand to capture the action.

The Kettering players emerge from the dressing-room ahead of kick-off
The Kettering players emerge from the dressing-room ahead of kick-off
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The Blues huddle up before the game
The Blues huddle up before the game
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Match action from Waverley Road
Match action from Waverley Road
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Cam Sharpe offers some encouragement to his team-mates
Cam Sharpe offers some encouragement to his team-mates
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