RUGBY: Thommo backs Spalding RFC to secure key victory

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Confident Spalding RFC coach Niall Thomson is adamant that his side have enough in their locker to win Saturday’s crunch clash at Kettering (2.15pm).

Second-from-bottom Town go into the game six points behind their hosts, who are three places above them in the table.

A Spalding win would suck Kettering back into the Midlands One East dogfight – and Thomson feels they showed more than enough in last weekend’s defeat to league leaders Old Northamptonians to suggest a key victory is possible.

He said: “Kettering are a good team, but although they picked up a big win last weekend, they’ve been in poor form.

“Barring a few individual errors, we competed very well with the leaders last Saturday. I’m very happy with the boys and am extremely confident of getting a result.

“The improvement has been evident over the past month or so, but I still think we need four more wins to stay up – and it’d be great to tick another one off.”

Winger Harry Harrison returns to the squad, while fellow young gun Callum Thomson is pushing for a start.