RUGBY: Town looking to send a message to rivals

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Spalding RFC take on Belgrave in their first home game of the Midlands Two East (North) season on Saturday – and coach Niall Thomson wants his side to send a shockwave through the league.

Title-favourites Town got off to the perfect start with a 29-17 win at Bakewell on Saturday, but their margin of victory should have been much greater.

Saturday’s visitors Belgrave saw off Oakham in their opener, but Thomson is backing Spalding to make the Memorial Field a real fortress this year.

He said: “You have to be pleased with a bonus-point win at Bakewell, but we could have been more clinical.

“I’ve given the lads two goals: go the entire season unbeaten – and more importantly win every home game.

“We have a chance to send a message out to the rest of the league that we mean business.

“Belgrave will be full of confidence after their win, but if we play at our tempo – like we did in spells last weekend – we’ll be fine.”

Town welcome back Kev Childs and Mark Haighton for the 3pm kick off, but are without George Brown, Josh Finch and Rob Lucas.