Spalding RFC are now just two points above the Midlands Two East (North) drop zone after suffering a 28-7 home defeat against West Bridgford on Saturday.
Town’s Memorial Field reverse allowed Mansfield to claw back a point on them following their agonising 13-12 home defeat against second-placed Dronfield, which earned them a losing bonus point.
With Mansfield having a game in hand on Spalding – against basement boys Bakewell – it looks certain that the relegation battle will go to the final day.
This Saturday sees both sides without a game, with Town’s next outing being at Stamford on March 19.
See www.spaldingvoice.co.uk early next week for a report from Satuday’s game.
Midlands Two East (North): Mansfield 12 Dronfield 13; Market Bosworth 26 Coalville 20; Melbourne 32 Bakewell Mannerians 0; Nottingham Casuals 7 Ashbourne 19; Southwell 12 Stamford 5; Spalding 7 West Bridgford 28.