Spalding end ten-year wait for silverware after winning Midlands Senior Vase at Dunstablians
Spalding have won the Midlands Senior Vase, the rugby club's first piece of silverware since 2010, after a 26-15 win at Dunstablians today.
The two Midlands Three East (South) sides met at Bidwell Park, Dunstable, for the right to represent the region in the four-team national knockout competition, with the final to be played at Twickenham.
Dan Adams, captain of the Elephants, was among the try scorers, along with John Barrett, Gav Sharman and Ben Shields.
Spalding travelled to Dunstablians with a fully fit squad of 22 players who had been through two sessions of training, on Wednesday and Thursday evenings, before the final.
They were cheered on by a seventy-seater coach load of supporters who watched on as Adams, player/coach Harry Sharman and the rest of the team picked up Spalding's first trophy since the Lincolnshire County Cup and NLD (Notts, Lincs & Derbys) Shield, both in 2010.
Today's achievement also surpasses the Elephants' previous best in the competition when they reached the quarter-finals in 2008.