Sport

Rare win for the Irish supporters in Spalding Golf Club’s Shillelagh Tropy

Some 80 participants took part in Spalding Golf Club’s Shillelagh Trophy this year. As ever, the match at the Surfleet course was held between a team supporting England and a team supporting Ireland. A great day was enjoyed by all and, for the first time since 2013, the Ireland supporting team was victorious 11.5-8.5. Following the day’s play there was ...

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Borrett bags a victory from peg one amid top turnout at angling event

There was an excellent turn out for the Civil Service Seniors first venture of the new year at Kingsland Small Lake at Turves. Not deterred by the freezing morning they persevered through the chilly day to put some impressive weights on the scales. Steve Borrett drew favoured peg 1 and made no mistake, putting 177lb 12oz of carp to 10lb ...

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Top tier champions Tigers A complete a double of sorts at finals night

A host of trophies were dished out as the Grays of Holbeach Spalding and District Winter Darts League came to a close with its finals night last week. The Spalding Services Club event got under way with Division One winners Tigers A adding the Kelly Foster Cup crown to their coffers by beating Black Swan. Fisherman’s Arms then claimed the ...

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Easton proud of Spalding United as they bid to finish the job at Belper

Defiant Spalding United boss has heaped praise on his players and staff after they all but confirmed their status as an Evo-Stik NPL East Division side. The 3-0 home defeat against Brighouse Town on Monday means that 19th-placed Carlton Town can only surpass the Tulips with a big win at Marske United, providing Spalding are also defeated at Belper Town ...

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Hussey not fussed about fourth place ahead of Holbeach United’s final league fixture

Pipping rivals Pinchbeck United to fourth place in the Future Lions UCL Premier Division doesn’t really bother Holbeach United boss Danny Hussey. The Tigers saw off the Knights 1-0 on Easter Monday to move up to fifth place in the table. Victory in their final league fixture at Leicester Nirvana on Saturday (3pm), coupled with a Pinchbeck loss against Oadby ...

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Dunn says Pinchbeck United will prioritise possible cup glory over UCL Premier Division finale

Pinchbeck United player/boss Ian Dunn admits that he’s prioritising Wednesday night’s Hinchingbrooke Cup final over Saturday’s Future Lions UCL Premier Division finale. The Knights will clinch fourth place with victory over Oadby Town at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field (3pm), but Dunn has his eyes firmly set on the final with Godmanchester Rovers at Peterborough Northern Star on Wednesday ...

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Spalding Indoor Bowls club star Philpott wins Hartlepool Open title

Spalding Indoor Bowls Club ace Jordan Philpott was crowned champion of the Hartlepool Open on Friday. Philpott’s first round opponent proved to be a tough test, as he beat Mark Johnson from the host club 1.5-0.5 (9-7, 7-7). The second round against Hayley Robinson (York) was far more comfortable as Philpott won in straight sets 7-3, 8-3. An all-Lincolnshire clash ...

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Consistent Gail grabs Munson Cup glory at Welland Yacht Club

Gail Follington claimed the Munson Cup crown at Welland Yacht Club on Sunday. With the sun out and the temperature already high, the first race of the day was the third round of the Morning Points Series. Some ten boats took to the start, but with little wind it was a long series of tacks to the windward mark. First ...

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Mixed weekend for Spalding’s Powell at Brands Hatch opener

Spalding speedster Kirt Powell got his Thundersport GB Championship under way at Brands Hatch over the weekend. After a solid day of testing on Friday, the Powell Racing ace qualified 30th out of 37 riders on Saturday morning – which represented a very solid seventh in his class. A disastrous start in race one saw Powell stuck in neutral and ...

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Crowland duo impress at Adrian Flux Arena’s Easter extravaganza

The Easter programme special served up an amazing weekend of action at the Adrian Flux Arena. Saturday Night started the weekend with some excellent Unlimited Banger, 2 Litre Saloon and 1300 Stock Car action at the King’s Lynn venue. But the highlight came on Monday on Wacky Races day, which certainly lived up to its name with the Siamese Bangers ...

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Flying start to life in F3 for Weston Hills star Hoggard after impressive Easter showing

Johnathan Hoggard took advantage of a mid-race skirmish to claim his first BRDC British F3 Championship race victory in the season opener at Oulton Park on Monday. Weston Hills ace Hoggard, who only stepped up to F3 over the summer after one campaign in F4, held third place early on in race three. But a mid-race challenge from Carlin’s Clement ...

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Kirton ace Aaron makes a solid start to Pirelli National Superstock 1000 Championship

Aaron Clarke got his new season off to a good start when he rode to a strong 15th place in the first of the two double header races at Silverstone on Saturday in the opening round of the Pirelli National Superstock 1000 Championship. But the Kirton racer was unlucky not to go one better in the second race as on ...

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Keyes claims a first-ever victory for G&S Racing Kawasaki but Ward suffers nasty crash

It was a weekend of mixed emotions for the G&S Racing Kawasaki team at Silverstone. Kevin Keyes secured the Wyberton team’s very first win in the Pirelli National Superstock 600 race and TJ Toms sealed eighth place, but Milo Ward crashed out of the second Pirelli National Superstock 1000 race which caused devastating damage to the bike. But the highlight ...

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Popular Ben is back on track with two strong points finishes at Silverstone

Kirton racer Ben Wilson made his long-awaited return to race action over the Easter weekend when he rode to tenth and 12th places in the two British Supersport races at Silverstone. Having been sidelined for three years with a severe leg injury, Wilson knew it would not be an easy task to catch the leaders and it would take baby ...

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Hussey talks up Holbeach United match-winner Lockie as Dunn admits Pinchbeck United were second best

Holbeach United 1 Pinchbeck United 0 Danny Hussey heaped praise on Holbeach United match-winner Jonny Lockie after his second-half strike sank South Holland rivals Pinchbeck United on Easter Monday. The Tigers broke away from a Pinchbeck corner mid-way through the second period and Lockie fired a strike home to make it five goals in his last seven games. Pinchbeck missed ...

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Lockie nets winner as Holbeach United take derby spoils against Pinchbeck United

Jonny Lockie’s strike gave Holbeach United a 1-0 derby win over Pinchbeck United at Carter’s Park on Easter Monday. Striker Lockie struck the only goal of the clash in the second half, as the Tigers moved to within two points of fourth-placed Pinchbeck with one Future Lions UCL Premier Division game left. Meanwhile, Spalding United look set to stave off ...

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Spalding United soundly beaten by Brighouse but looking a safe bet to stay up

Spalding United 0 Brighouse Town 3 Spalding United were handed a 3-0 reverse by Brighouse Town in their final home game of the season on Monday – but the result isn’t actually as bad as it sounds. First-half goals from Gabriel Johnson (9), Aaron Martin (28) and Rarman Edmonds-Green (45) were no more than dominant Brighouse deserved at the Sir ...

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Cricket round-up: Newton century steers Spalding Town to big win, Long Sutton victorious again

Josh Newton made a big century as Spalding Town got the defence of their South Lincs and Border League Premier Division title off to a winning start on Saturday, while Long Sutton made it two wins from as many games. Starting with Town, they made 271-4 against Graves Park after opting to bat, before knocking their visitors over for 150. ...

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Dunn pays tribute to champions Daventry but rues Pinchbeck United’s missed chances

Pinchbeck United 1 Daventry Town 1 Pinchbeck United were unable to stop Daventy Town clinching the Future Lions UCL Premier Division title on Saturday – but held the new champions to a creditable draw. The Knights fell behind to a strike from Sam Jackson midway through the first half at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field, but Alex Beck’s 46th-minute ...

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Five-star Holbeach United end winless run in style as Hussey gets ‘proud uncle’ moment

Kirby Muxloe 0 Holbeach United 5 After going a month without a win, Holbeach United ended their barren run with an emphatic 5-0 victory at Kirby Muxloe on Saturday. The Tigers kept up their hopes of finishing fourth in the Future Lions UCL Premier Division with a five-star showing at Ratby Lane as Billy Smith, Jonny Lockie (2), Callum Madigan ...

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