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.

Newport go over for one of their tries
Newport go over for one of their tries
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Alex Bayley goes over to score Kettering's try
Alex Bayley goes over to score Kettering's try
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The Blues players show their delight after they scored their first try of the season
The Blues players show their delight after they scored their first try of the season
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Damien Conyard breaks clear for Kettering
Damien Conyard breaks clear for Kettering
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