Spalding RFC’s tough start to life back in Midlands One East continued on Saturday as they were handed a 44-10 home reverse by fellow strugglers Huntingdon and District.
The Memorial Field defeat is Town’s fourth defeat in as many games – and they are the only side in the division who are yet to collect a point.
More worryingly for Spalding, three of those defeats have come at home.
They have a chance to rectify that next Saturday, though, as they welcome fifth-placed Ilkeston to the Memoriall Field (3pm).
Midlands One East: Bugbrooke 53 Belgrave 22; Derby 17 Bedford Athletic 29; Ilkeston 9 Paviors 8; Kettering 17 Old Northamptonians 12; Mansfield 38 Newark 29; Market Rasen & Louth 12 Syston 20; Spalding RFC 10 Huntingdon & District 44.