Taming the unstoppable Lions is a challenge for the Blues

Kettering take on Peterborough Lions tomorrow
Kettering take on Peterborough Lions tomorrow

Doug Bridgeman and his Kettering side face a huge test this weekend when they entertain Midlands One East table-toppers Peterborough Lions.

Taking on a side with 10 wins out of 10 games with a try bonus point in each might seem something akin to mission impossible for a side who themselves have a record of four wins and sit in mid-table.

But Bridgeman is a man with a plan.

“It’s an interesting little challenge!” the Blues’ head coach admitted.

“But we’ve come up with ways we can make life difficult for them and believe we can give a good account of ourselves.

“Everyone knows they are a very physical side with big players who like to take it around the corner, hit up and then offload.

“We’ve done work on that and had a really good session in training this week.

“We’ve looked at their strengths but also think there are a few things in our game that can cause them problems.

“I thought we did okay at Ilkeston last time out.

“They are the side who probably played the best rugby in our league last season and, although we lost, we did okay.

“We didn’t take our chances and would have gone closer but their league position certainly belies their standard.

“We’ve worked on areas where we let ourselves down and had a really good session this week.

“I think we can give a good account of ourselves this weekend.”

Elsewhere, Wellingborough and Rushden & Higham are both at home in Midlands Two East (South).

They entertain Olney and Oadby Wyggestonians respectively.

In Midlands Three East (South) Stewarts & Lloyds will look to get their league campaign back on track after losing to St Ives last time out.

They did at least continue their good cup form last weekend by beating Edwardians in the Senior Vase.

Corby play host to Kempston and Oundle travel to Aylestone Athletic in Midlands Four East (South).