Spalding Rugby Club’s under-17s prepared for their NLD qualifier against Boston next week with a hard-fought friendly win against Peterborough Colts.
Against the run of play they went ahead thanks to winger Ciaran Thompson and the try was converted by Adam Castle.
Peterborough replied but missed the conversion.
In a grandstand finish, though, the ball was recycled for outside-half Mark Hendy to barge over in the corner.
The conversion was missed but Spalding held on to win 12-5.
Team: Rippon, Emery, Kulleside, Barnes, Fletcher, Whincup, Scuffham, Birdseye, Thomas, Hendy, Thompson, Faulkner, Whadcock, Morgan, Castle, Jupp, Morris.
MIDLANDS TWO EAST (NORTH)
Fixtures: Dronfield v West Bridgford, Mansfield v Coalville, Market Bosworth v Bakewell Mannerians, Melbourne v Ashbourne, Nottingham Casuals v Stamford, Southwell v Spalding.
MIDLANDS FOUR EAST (SOUTH)
Fixtures: Deepings v Bourne, Northampton Men’s Own v Birstall, Queens v Bedford Swifts, Sileby Town v Wellingborough OGs, Stamford College Old Boys v Thorney.