Niall Thomson has praised the spirit of his Spalding RFC side after their impressive comeback victory at Loughborough last Saturday.
The coach watched on as rampant Town turned a 23-8 deficit into a 33-30 victory, keeping their flawless Midlands Two East (North) record intact in the process.
Next up for table-topping Spalding is a home test with promoted Melbourne (2.15pm) – and the confident Thomson has backed his charges to keep their unbeaten run going at the Memorial Field.
“Last year we’d have lost to Loughborough by 40 points,” said the respected Scot. “But what shone through was the character and the will to win.
“Once we started playing at our own tempo, we blew them away. That’s what this team can do.
“Melbourne are a good side. They have come up and done well, but we know that we can beat anyone in this league on our day.”
Town welcome back George Brown, who Thomson rates as the club’s star of the season so far.
But Tim Waltham, Josh Finch, Matt Newman and the injured Sam Cooke are all unavailable.