RUGBY UNION: Spalding kick off a new era
Spalding are set for the first competitive senior match at their new ground on Saturday.
They face Stamford in a county cup tie at Drain Bank North (3pm kick-off).
Junior games were played there last season but this is the first team's debut - although league matches will be back at the Memorial Field when the Midlands Three East (South) season starts next month.
Captain Dan Adams and first-team player-coach Harry Sharman are excited by the club's prospects.
They have decisions to make ahead of Saturday's game with a strong squad available. Eighteen senior players turned up for training on Tuesday night.
Competition for places was also highlighted in the pre-season performances against Deepings, Boston and Fakenham.