Town at full strength for Melbourne battle

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Spalding Rugby Club who travel to Melbourne on Saturday.''ENGANL00120131014095817

Spalding RFC captain Harry Sharman is demanding more of the same from his team-mates as Town bid to go through the rest of he Midlands Two East (N) season unbeaten.

But Sharman expects a tought test at Melbourne this Saturday, despite beating them convincingly 41-10 at Memorial Park last November.

Town are at full strength and will be looking for a repeat of their 58-5 mauling of Stamford on Saturday when they face one of their longest away trips of the season.

Sharman said: “It was a performance that’s been a long time in coming because we have a really decent squad who sometimes don’t play to our abilities.

“Stamford was one of our best games of the season and hopefully we can repeat that at Melbourne on Saturday.

“We go into the game with confidence but it won’t be easy as Melbourne are a proud team who play well at home.

“They are renowned for being strong up front so it will take some effort from our pack of forwards to grind out the result we need.”

Meanwhile, Spalding RFC hosted a rugby festival for under 11s and 12s at Memorial Park, with 20 teams taking part.

Young Town lost out to Oakham Under 12s in the Cup, while Peterborough Lions edged out Spalding Under 11s in the Shield.