RUGBY: Thommo backs Spalding RFC to secure key victory

Confident Spalding RFC coach Niall Thomson is adamant that his side have enough in their locker to win Saturday’s crunch clash at Kettering (2.15pm).

Second-from-bottom Town go into the game six points behind their hosts, who are three places above them in the table.

A Spalding win would suck Kettering back into the Midlands One East dogfight – and Thomson feels they showed more than enough in last weekend’s defeat to league leaders Old Northamptonians to suggest a key victory is possible.

He said: “Kettering are a good team, but although they picked up a big win last weekend, they’ve been in poor form.

“Barring a few individual errors, we competed very well with the leaders last Saturday. I’m very happy with the boys and am extremely confident of getting a result.

“The improvement has been evident over the past month or so, but I still think we need four more wins to stay up – and it’d be great to tick another one off.”

Winger Harry Harrison returns to the squad, while fellow young gun Callum Thomson is pushing for a start.