Blues open their account with a fine win

Kettering RFC v Paviors: '13/10/12
Kettering RFC v Paviors: '13/10/12

Kettering finally got their season going by beating Paviors in Midlands One East.

The Blues have had a troubled start to their campaign losing their first six games.

Kettering RFC v Paviors: Ktg's Joe Newman, breaks away to score.'13/10/12

Kettering RFC v Paviors: Ktg's Joe Newman, breaks away to score.'13/10/12

And it seemed as though things might be going the same way in the latest outing as they trailed 22-10 at the break.

However, an outstanding second-half rally saw them overturn the deficit and run out 32-25 victors.

First-team debutants Ryan Conyard and Kieron Cox played their parts but the tries were scored by Ian Rennard, skipper Chris Chapman, Danny Noble and Rory Keir.

An excellent kicking display by Joe Daniel saw him succeed with three conversions and two penalties.

First-team debutant Ryan Conyard in action during Kettering's win over Paviors

First-team debutant Ryan Conyard in action during Kettering's win over Paviors

Wellingborough’s Intermediate Cup hopes are over after they lost a bruising encounter away to Newbold-on-Avon in the second round.

Both sides had men sent off and several of the visitors finished the game with injuries after a very physical cup contest which ended 17-0 in the hosts’ favour.

Oundle bowed out of the Junior Vase - but not without a fight.

Several changes were enforced and, despite a battling effort, they were beaten 32-20 at Boston.

Kettering RFC v Paviors: Ktg's Danny Noble, scores.'13/10/12

Kettering RFC v Paviors: Ktg's Danny Noble, scores.'13/10/12

The visitors actually dominated the first five minutes and came close a couple of times before the home side scored with their first bit of possession.

They stretched the lead to 17–3 by half-time.

Oundle were forced into one change at the break with James Woore coming on Stephen Cull and they were still not functioning cohesively.

However a change of gameplan saw the forwards became dominant in the tight and loose and gain good territory.

This committed more defenders and enabled Toby Snelling to cross for the first of a hat-trick of tries.

The revival continued despite some strange decisions from the official, as ambiguity at the breakdown became a frustration.

Will Griffiths tapped and went from a penalty and Snelling added his second.

The last try was created by driving play from the forwards and the cover was beaten by some slick hands from Griffths allowing Snelling to crash over in the corner.

James Joyce missed the conversion which would have drawn the score at 22-22.

Oundle were now chasing the final score yet with seven minutes to go the Boston ‘10’ slotted a drop goal to make it a five-point gap.

This lead for an exciting finale but Boston had the last word.

As Oundle tried to run everything they got turned over in their own 22 allowing the hosts another converted try right on the final whistle.