Coachload of support for desperate Spalding at Belgrave

Spalding captain Ryan Chappell (left, with Harry Brown and Josh Broome in action against Bedford Athletic at Memorial Field, Spalding. in what was Town's last home game of the season.  Photo by Tim Wilson.
Spalding captain Ryan Chappell (left, with Harry Brown and Josh Broome in action against Bedford Athletic at Memorial Field, Spalding. in what was Town's last home game of the season. Photo by Tim Wilson.

Spalding will have the backing of a coachload of fans for their win-or-bust season-ending Midlands One East game at Belgrave on Saturday.

Town are in danger of ending the season with a 0-26 record, conceding almost 1,450 points and scoring less than 250 in the process.

Coach Ben Williams hopes to have lock Tom Duerden back for the trip to Belgrave Pastures, but Jay Harwood who scored in the 72-10 defeat at home to Bedford Athletic last Saturday is unavailable.

Town captain Ryan Chappell said: “It’s a game that everyone says they are going to be up for to play and we’ll have plenty of support with us as there’s a coachload going from the club.

“We’re not looking too bad squadwise, although Ben (Williams) is making himself available despite having a dodgy shoulder.

“We’re hoping to have Tom Duerden back and to me, he’s a senior figure at the club and a big presence, so hopefully he can lift the spirits of the lads.”