Blues aim to rejoice while Corby want to build

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Kettering will hope there are three reasons to celebrate this weekend.

Victory over Huntingdon & District in Midlands One East would nicely accompany the festivities that go with their Past Players’ Lunch and the 50th anniversary of the first game at Waverley Road.

The Blues have been in stuttering form so far in the campaign and went down 27-17 on their trip to Derby last time out.

But of their five league defeats so far only one has come at home.

They will be keen to give the revellers even more cause to raise a glass by claiming a fourth win of the season at their celebrated home.

In Midlands Two East (South) both Wellingborough and Rushden & Higham need to bounce back from losses.

For Rushden their game against Northampton BBOBs offers them the best chance so far to break their duck.

Both side have lost all five of their encounters so far with BBOBs only staying off the bottom on points difference.

With Rushden having home advantage they will keen to get back to winning ways.

Wellingborough succumbed 32-6 to unbeaten league leaders Leighton Buzzard last weekend and will expect to get back on track with a home game against old adversaries Oadby Wyggestonians - a side who have won just once on their travels all season.

Stewarts & Lloyds will have a battle on their hands when they take on Rugby St Andrews.

The Midlands Three East (South) leaders have won five from five so far but their visitors from Warwickshire are never an easy proposition despite what their record of two away defeats might suggest.

Oundle go to Stamford College Old Boys in Midlands Four East (South) sitting in third and with a battling win over promotion-hopefuls St Neots to their name last Saturday.

However, the biggest winners in the section last time out were Corby.

The strugglers had won just two games all last season and none this before they stunned previously unbeaten Bedford Swifts to claim a remarkable 21-17 verdict.

“I thought they would probably beat us but the matches after that could see us pick up some points,” team manager Ricky Egan admitted.

“But to beat them was incredible. It was Roy of the Rovers stuff.

“The whole ground was jumping up and down. It was as if we had won a cup final.”

The aim now for them is to make it two straight wins now as the head to Bourne in high spirits.