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Fantastic Fox takes plaudits by Kilby wins against at Tydd Gote Angling Club

It was Steve Fox who earned the plaudits at this Sunday’s Tydd Gote Angling Club match at Main Road with his first top three placing since joining the club. Fox made the most of a good draw to extract 8lb 3oz of quality roach to his long pole and pinkie line to secure the runner-up spot. But it was Andrew ...

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Billiards round-up: Leaders Holbeach A win tight contest to stay nine points clear

Holbeach A remain nine points clear at the top of Spalding and District Billiards League after beating Long Sutton 5-2 in a classy contest on Monday night. Frame wins from James Glover (R90) and Colin Dodd (R30) got the job done for Holbeach, but all three of the frames were keenly contested. Sutton’s Mick Cooper (O190) and Mark Tims (R10) ...

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Easton welcomes back key Spalding United duo ahead of huge Daniels derby

Buoyant boss Matt Easton has warned his Spalding United side not to underestimate rivals Stamford ahead of Saturday’s Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field derby (3pm). One of the promotion favourites pre-season, Stamford find themselves in ninth position and are closer to 15th-placed Spalding in the table than they are leaders Morpeth Town. Tulips chief Matt Easton rates the Daniels as ...

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Pinchbeck United chief Dunn not taking anything for granted ahead of Kirby Muxloe trip

Having disposed of basement boys Wellingborough Whitworth 5-1 on Tuesday night, it’s a trip to second-from-bottom Kirby Muxloe for Pinchbeck United on Saturday (3pm). However, Knights player/boss Dunn feels that the Future Lions UCL Premier Division trip to Ratby Lane will be a much tougher test for his side. He added: “I don’t think they are a bad side. “Obviously ...

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Holbeach United looking to get the best out of Lockie ahead of Star showdown

Danny Hussey is hoping that new signing Jonny Lockie will find his feet at Holbeach United. Tigers chief Hussey, who gave Lockie his first team debut as a teenager at Spalding United, has wrapped up a deal to bring the speedy striker to Carter’s Park. Having left the Tulips for Deeping Rangers earlier in the season, Lockie will be looking ...

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Fancy a new sport? Popular Spalding Water Polo are looking for new members

Successful Spalding Water Polo are looking to expand their junior section – and would like you to give them a try. Water polo is a seven-a-side game played by swimmers in a pool, with a ball like a football that is thrown into the opponents’ goal. Spalding has a junior and senior set up on a Tuesday night. They are ...

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Fantastic four toast Treble 6s title at Tydd St Giles Golf Club

Four senior players from Tydd St Giles Golf Club are celebrating after winning the Treble 6s competition. Kevin Merrison, Dave Punshon, Chris Tirrell and Michael Flint managed a combined score of 123 points to take the top spot overall. They saw off Bob Mann, Peter Neve, Brian Newby and Gary Brown in second spot by three points (120pts). Senior Treble ...

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Hockey: Long Sutton 2nd go 11 points clear at summit after latest victory

Long Sutton 2nd’s relentless charge towards the East Men’s Hockey League Division 4NW crown continued on Saturday. They defeated hosts Alford 1st 3-0 to go 11 points clear at the summit, with James Collingwood-Smith, McKenzie East and Luke Jackson all on target. Second-placed Spalding 3rd were also on winning form in 4NW, seeing off Kettering 2nd 3-0. Ben Scholes notched ...

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Pride in defeat for Spalding Indoor Bowls duo as Wales take the title

Spalding Indoor Bowls Club duo Jordan Philpott and Stephen Harris impressed on England under-25 duty over the weekend – but they narrowly missed out on the team title. The duo were part of the England side that was beaten by Wales in a winner-takes-all showdown in the men’s under-25 international series at Aberdeen. There was some consolation for debutant Harris, ...

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Spalding Indoor Bowls Club’s Smith and Spencer reach county singles semi-finals

Three qualifiers from Spalding Indoor Bowls Club played in the final stages of the county sets singles at Sleaford on Saturday. The format consists of two sets of seven ends and a three end tie break if the scores are tied at one set all. England internationals, Martin Spencer and Graham Smith had exceptionally good days as they progressed to ...

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Snooker round-up: Pyramid D cash in on Boundary A’s slip-up in Division Two

The Division Two title race in Spalding and District Snooker League took a twist on Thursday night as long-term leaders Boundary A were beaten 5-1 at home by Crowland A. Wins from Crowland’s Ian Smith (O7), Paul Cook (scr), Nigel Burton (O21) and Simon Parker (O7) stunned the Deepings side, with the latter making a 26 break. That defeat leaves ...

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Table tennis round-up: Leaders South Holland extend their advantage at summit

South Holland extended their lead at the top of Spalding and District Table Tennis League Division One with three points taken against Underdogs. Jean White and John Gilbert won a singles each for the leaders, before teaming up for the doubles. Moulton SE, who were second, had their match postponed so now trail by seven. JDM and Nets and Edges ...

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16 more medals as South Lincs Competitive Swimming Club show impressive improvement

The final weekend of this year’s Lincolnshire County Championships saw South Lincs Competitive Swimming Club clinch 16 more medals. Over the course of the weekend the swimmers from the Spalding club competed in both the 800m and 1500m freestyle events – and produced some excellent swims that saw new personal best (PB) times being set by big margins. One of ...

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Pride in defeat for Spalding RFC as leaders Casuals end their unbeaten home run

Spalding RFC 10 Notts Casuals 24 Spalding RFC put in a performance to be proud of against runaway Midlands Three East (North) Nottingham Casuals on Saturday. Hosts Town lost their unbeaten home league record at the Memorial Field with a 24-10 reverse, but earned much respect for playing for 55 minutes with a man less after John Barrett’s red card. ...

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Maltby hits double as Pinchbeck United bounce back in fine style

W’Boro Whitworth 1 Pinchbeck United 5 Five-star Pinchbeck United eased past rock-bottom Wellingborough Whitworth 5-1 on Tuesday night to move within four points of fourth place in the Future Lions UCL Premier Division. Having seen their lengthy unbeaten run ended by Deeping Rangers on Saturday, the Knights bounced back in typical style at London Road. Skipper Andrew Tidswell smashed Ian ...

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PDFL round-up: Nice and three-sy for Moulton Harrox in cup semi-final

Moulton Harrox booked their place in the final of the PFA Senior Cup with an impressive 3-0 victory over Stamford Lions on Saturday. Declan Earth (35), Marcus Parry (60) and Tom Panton (79) grabbed the goals in front of a crowd of 114 at Broad Lane for Kev Nottingham’s side, setting up a final with Whittlesey Athletic. That clash is ...

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Hussey impressed with second-half showing as Bird treble inspires a huge Holbeach United win

Holbeach United 9 W’Boro Whitworth 0 Ruthless Holbeach United crushed Future Lions UCL Premier Division basement boys Wellingborough Whitworth 9-0 at Carter’s Park on Saturday. The goals came from Will Bird (3), Jack Smith (2), Josh Ford (penalty), Kieran Hamilton, James Tricks and Billy Smith for Danny Hussey’s Tigers, as they moved seven points clear in fourth place. It’s now ...

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Dunn accepts result was fair as Pinchbeck United pay the penalty against Deeping

Pinchbeck United 0 Deeping Rangers 1 Lee Beeson’s late penalty miss proved costly as Pinchbeck United saw their nine-game unbeaten run in the Future Lions UCL Premier Division dashed by in-form Deeping Rangers on Saturday. Visitors Deeping made it 11 wins on the spin in the league thanks to Dan Jarvis’ second-half strike at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field. ...

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Easton pleased with Spalding United’s ‘deserved’ victory over relagation rivals

Carlton Town 1 Spalding United 2 Matt Easton admitted that he was both relieved and delighted as Spalding United won their crunch clash at Carlton Town 2-1 on Saturday. The Tulips moved six points clear of the Evo-Stik NPL East Division drop zone after defeating their relegation rivals, with James Hugo (28) and Romario Martin (81) netting the vital goals. ...

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Saturday football: Tigers hit nine, crucial victory for Tulips and Pinchbeck edged out by Deeping

Holbeach United romped to a 9-0 victory over Wellingborough Whitworth on Saturday, while Spalding United picked up a vital 2-1 win at Carlton Town and Pinchbeck United lost 1-0 at home to Deeping Rangers. For the Tigers, the goals came from Will Bird (3), Jack Smith (2), Josh Ford, Kieran Hamilton, James Tricks and Billy Smith put the Future Lions ...

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