Destiny ride starts for Spalding in the Derbyshire Dales

Spalding v Melbourne
Spalding v Melbourne
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Midlands Two East (North) survival is still a realistic possibility for Spalding as their eight-game date with destiny starts in Ashbourne on Saturday.

With Town only having to play one of the current top three - West Bridgford at Memorial Field on March 5 - between now and April, Bruno Figuireido’s side can aim for six wins from their remaining matches this season.

People have told me that the team are playing in a way they didn’t play last season

Bruno Figuireido, Spalding 1st XV coach

The Elephants hope to have fly-half James West back for the trip to Market Place after three weeks out with a hamstring strain.

But less certain is the fitness of West’s replacement Josh Broome who was helped off the field with a ligament injury during the 20-17 defeat to Market Bosworth on Saturday.

Figuireido said: “People have told me that the team are playing in a way they didn’t play last season.

“But losing is losing and nobody is happy with they lose.

“I hope the defeat on Saturday won’t affect the team because I think they are enjoying both the training and the games at the moment.”

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