RUGBY: ‘Scintillating’ Town are under no pressure

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Encouraged Spalding RFC coach Niall Thomson reckons his side are hitting top form at just the right time.

A classy performance saw Town dismantle Loughborough 49-12 on Saturday, a result that leaves them six points behind Midlands Two East (N) leaders Belgrave, with a game in hand.

Next up is a trip to struggling Nottingham Casuals this Saturday (3pm) – and Thomson insists that the pressure is off Spalding.

He said: “From one to 18, we were exceptional on Saturday. The starting 15 shone and the replacements all made a big impact.

“We played some scintillating rugby – and I’ve always maintained that when we play with that tempo and intensity, most teams will struggle to deal with us.

“With the greatest respect, Casuals aren’t among the best sides in this league.

“But all we can do is keep winning. If we do that, it keeps the pressure on Belgrave. There’s no pressure on us, we’ve got a healthy cushion to third place. If we win all our games and still finish second, we’ll happily go into the play-offs in good form.”

Josh Finch (shoulder) is a doubt for Town, but Richie Craig is available to deputise.