Sat 25
Kettering 2nd XV
31
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26
League
2nd XV Development Squad
Tries
D Murphy, D Mckee, A Marshall (2)
Conversions
J Falvey (3)
DOWN TO 13 AND TO LOSE IN THE LAST 60 SECONDS

DOWN TO 13 AND TO LOSE IN THE LAST 60 SECONDS

By Paul Smith
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Playing for the shirt and so close to a win


With a few injuries to contend with Towcester still gave Kettering a very good run for their money.
Both sides started the game well as the home side tried to use the size advantage to batter Towcesters defensive line.
Good tackling and a turnover open up the field for Dylan Murphy to cross the line to the right of the posts.
James Falvey nudge over for the extras to give the visitors a nice start to the game.
5 minutes later Towcester battered the defence from a series of breakdowns for Dave Mckee to ground the ball and James Falvey to score the extras.
This surprised the home side who completely swapped out the front row to bring even more weight onto the field.
The last 20 minutes it was all Towcester to do to keep them out
Half time score 12 - 14 to the visitors
Injury to Ben Clarke lead to uncontested scrums and Kettering taking the lead for the first time.
Unflinching tackling and determination to keep the ball moving gave the next 2 scores to Towcester.
James Falvey missed the first and got the second.
Ten minutes to play and another injury reduced Towcester to 13 players
Kettering seized their chance and scored immediately from the kick off
With one minute to go Kettering made more substitutions bringing on fresh legs and their big prop.
A line out 10 metres out gave Kettering the impetus to make 5 metres and a short pop pass to the big prop to crash over the line.
Gut wrenching for Towcester but well played Kettering look forward to a replay when we can field a side with replacements
Well played to the guys from Towcester who stepped up after 2 years away for their first game great senior debut for Sam Turner.
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Match details

Match date

Sat 25, Sep 2021

Kickoff

15:00

Attendance

100

Competition

East Midlands 1
Ben Anderson

Star Player

Ben Anderson