Spalding host Market Rasen & Louth in the NLD Cup on Saturday looking to put up a much better performance than when the teams last met five weeks ago.
Spalding lost 62-0 at Rasen in Midlands One East last month but are heartened by their battling display against Paviors on Saturday.
Spalding, still awaiting their first win, were unlucky to lose 31-20 and will go into the cup tie in positive mood.
Skipper Harry Sharman said: “Obviously it’s a difficult test but we will go into the game looking to win. If you don’t think like that you will never win.
“Ben Williams has made a real difference since he started helping out with the coaching a few weeks ago and that showed on Saturday.”
Danny Mackie will miss the game due to a shoulder injury.
Saturday’s match kicks off at 2pm and will go into extra-time if the scores are level in normal time.
Deeping travel to Thorney in the same competition while Bourne are away to Brackley in Midlands Four East (South).