Spalding RFC’s search for a first win in Midlands One East will drag on for another week after they were beaten 50-24 by Mansfield at the Memorial Field on Saturday.
That now makes it seven defeats on the spin for Town, who remain bottom of the table and the only side yet to register a victory.
They did at least double their points tally for the season with a solitary bonus point, but that will be scant consolation for Spalding – who had targeted the basement battle as the game to kick-start their campaign.
Next up for Town is a Lincolnshire derby at Market Rasen and Louth on Saturday (3pm).
We’ll have a full report and reaction from the game online at www.spaldingvoice.co.uk, a preview to this Saturday’s game and plenty more from the club in Thursday’s edition of The Spalding and South Holland Voice.
Bedford Athletic 25 Kettering 26; Belgrave 8 Ilkeston 27; Bugbrooke 14 Huntingdon & District 16; Old Northamptonians 54 Newark 12; Paviors 29 Market Rasen & Louth 10; Spalding 24 Mansfield 50; Syston 36 Derby 28.