Spalding 4’s took on top of the table Kettering a week after conceding 11 against second placed Newmarket and put in a far more composed display.
Spalding started brightly and forced the first three shots on target of the match, but a couple of lapses of concentration in the final ten minutes of the first half saw Kettering take a 2-0 lead.
In the second half Spalding again started well, but a ten minute spell saw them lose quick goals and find themselves 6-0 down.
At that point it would have been easy to think that more visitors goals would follow, however the young team dug deep and showed great character to battle through.
With five minutes left Danny Wright set up Pete Wright to reduce the deficit and then in the final minute Pete Wright struck a short corner to give the score line sone respectability.
The 4’s have a break from league action next week but travel to Cambs South for a friendly where they’ll seek to continue their improvement.