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Spalding's great comeback in 1995

Spalding Rugby Club completed a remarkable season in the Courage League East Division 1 25 years ago with a hard-fought 9-3victory over Kettering.

From bottom of the table before Christmas, they leapfrogged their opponents to finish in third place and also won the Lincolnshire Knockout Trophy.

Team: Standing – Ian Shakespeare, Andrew Owen, Paddy Wheeler,Martin Luke, Steve Machin, Nigel Cooke, Nick Birdseye, Robin Exley, Bill Vance (coach); sitting – Alan Aistrup, Dave Bell, Andy Ellis, Peter Sly, Tim Davies (Captain), Martin Beecham, Richard Naylor, Tim Stray and Kevin Wand.

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