RUGBY: Skipper Sharman to miss Stamford double-header

INJURY WOE: Harry Sharman, pictured scoring a try earlier this season, misses out for Town.
INJURY WOE: Harry Sharman, pictured scoring a try earlier this season, misses out for Town.
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It’s a double derby day for Spalding RFC on Saturday when they welcome old foes Stamford to the Memorial Field (2pm).

The fixture serves as both a Midlands Two East (N) match and a Lincs Cup semi final clash – meaning more than just local pride is on the line.

Town are protecting the league’s only unbeaten record having won all nine of their games so far. They come into the game high on confidence, having defeated nearest rivals Oakham 18-13 last Saturday.

Skipper Harry Sharman, who misses the game through injury, is gutted to miss the first meeting between the two in years.

He said: “Personally, it’s very frustrating. I’ve been looking forward to playing Stamford for a while.

“Obviously with it being a double header the game is huge. The league is our priority this season, but if we can reach a cup final too then it’s a nice little bonus.

“The forwards really were excellent at Oakham last weekend and the lads will be full of it after last week’s performance.”

Pete Waudby, Alex Ioannou and Any Lal all return to the squad for the derby.