SPALDING RFC: Old rivals set to square off

Sleaford RFC v Spalding RFC (Tuesday, 7.45pm): SILVERWARE is on Town’s mind as they square off with old rivals Sleaford in this Lincs County Cup semi-final.

Spalding go in to the game as clear favourites, with their hosts currently plying their trade two divisions lower in the Midlands pyramid.

With that in mind, captain Harry Sharman admits that a few of the club’s promising Development players will be given the chance to shine tonight.

But the Spalding skipper insists that his side won’t be taking Sleaford lightly.

He said: “There’s a big rivalry between the two sides and they’ve knocked us out of a cup in the past few years.

“But this is the kind of game where we can have a look at one or two players and see if they’ve got what it takes to step up next season.

“The Development side have been brilliant this season and a few of the lads deserve their chance.

“We’ll still have a strong team out though and hopefully some of our fans will be there to cheer us on.”

Town go into the game off the back of a third-straight Midlands One East defeat, as Kettering beat them 12-8 on Saturday.

But they’ll want to end that run and set up a final with Midlands Nation Three League side Scunthorpe.