Lincoln’s Rugby Union side were not affected by the snow, as the winter break allowed them to hibernate and return to action in 2010 with a new supporter to celebrate.

Their last fixture before the winter break was against consistent high flyers Market Rasen and Louth. Lincoln were beaten 15-3 which saw them stay in 8th position in the table over Christmas, with only eight points to cherish. A fairly inconsistent season has prevented any real success, however the arrival of Jim Calveley’s first daughter on Christmas Day could be the spark needed to turn around a below average season.

Calveley, Lincoln’s captain only has a matter of days before his side play again so he will be hoping that his sleepless nights will be kept to a minimum. Lincoln will play host to Spalding at the weekend at the Lindum Sports Ground. Spalding currently occupy 3rd place in the Midlands Second East (North) Division and have a promotion to the First Division in their sights.

When the players walk out at the Memorial Field on Saturday, it will have been over a month since either side stepped foot onto a rugby field. And with no real chance to train because of the recent weather conditions both teams may appear to be rusty in the early stages.

Lincoln, who do not have any promotion hopes of their own, will be hoping they have no such difficulty getting off to a good start as they search for their first win in three games. The last time the two clubs met earlier on in the season Spalding were the hosts and truly trounced Lincoln, 44-16. However with the backing of a home crowd and a new supporter, Lincoln team will want to set the record straight in their first match of 2010 as they attempt to climb up the table.