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Back-to-back home wins propel Spalding RFC up to seventh in the table

Spalding RFC made it back-to-back home wins in Midlands Three East (North) after beating Grimsby 38-21 at the Memorial Field on Saturday. Town are up to seventh as a result of their second win from three league games this season – and are just six points off second place with a game in hand. A full report from the game ...

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Saturday football: Spalding United sink Chasetown, Maltby double sends Pinchbeck United up to second

Two-second half goals earned Spalding United a 2-0 win over Chasetown on Saturday, while an Ollie Maltby brace steered Pinchbeck United to a fine 3-2 victory at Lutterworth Athletic. Starting with the Tulips, goals from Gary King (pen 53) and Nathan Whitehead (81) fired Chris Rawlinson’s side to three Evo-Stik NPL First Division South points at the Sir Halley Stewart ...

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Late Keeble winner saves the day for laboured Holbeach United in FA Vase

Holbeach United 2 Huntingdon Town 1 Super-sub Jordan Keeble nodded a deflected injury-time winner to earn Holbeach United a laboured 2-1 win over Huntingdon Town in the Buildbase FA Vase on Saturday. Keeble, not for the first time this season, jumped off the bench to head an improvised effort into the net two minutes into added time at Carter’s Park ...

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Holbeach United boss Hayes reveals his Huntingdon hurt ahead of FA Vase showdown

Holbeach United manager Seb Hayes admits that he is still hurt by the way he is perceived at former club Huntingdon Town ahead of the duo’s FA Buildbase Vase clash on Saturday. ChromaSport UCL Premier Division side Holbeach are hot favourites to beat UCL Division outfit Huntingdon in the second round qualifying clash at Carter’s Park (3pm), as they bid ...

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Heavy rain halts Pinchbeck United under-16s comeback in new sponsored strip

Heavy rain ensured that the first game of Pinchbeck United under-16s first game of the new season was abandoned. Pinchbeck and Marshall Sports were locked together at 2-2 in the county cup clash before the heavens opened, waterlogging the pitch and forcing both sides off. It was end-to-end action, with both teams testing the respective keepers. Marshall fashioned an early ...

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Snake stops play in Sutton St James’ Sunday clash with Shouldham

Sutton St James’ clash with Shouldham in the King’s Lynn and District Sunday League was temporarily delayed on Sunday – because a snake slithered onto the pitch. The game was locked at 1-1 when the unwanted visitor entered the playing field, with a player forced to give the reptile the red card and safely remove it from the pitch. One ...

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Billiards round-up: Awesome foursome get new season under way with five-star showings

Four sides picked up five points on the opening night of the new Spalding and District Billiards League season on Monday. Rob Childs (O240) made breaks of 43, 41 (twice) and 35 (twice) as Crowland B defeated Consti C 5-2, with Alan Hansard (R70) hitting a 24 break in reply. Gosberton A defeated hosts Holbeach A by the same score, ...

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Race ace Burton bags Bart’s Bash win at Welland Yacht Club

Paul Burton emerged as the winner as Welland Yacht Club took part in the world’s largest sailing race on Sunday. Bart’s Bash sees sailing clubs from all around the world organising their own races on the same day, with Welland having 16 boats – including a few from Witham Sailing Club – in their weekend event. Unusually, there was a ...

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Spalding Golf Club’s Simon sinks super birdie at 18th to clinch coveted title

Spalding Golf Club ace Simon Richardson pulled off an astonishing final-hole birdie to shoot a four-under par 69 and win the English Men’s County Champion of Champions tournament by a stroke. The championship, on the Hotchkin course at Woodhall Spa, was reduced to 18 holes after fog delayed the start of play by three hours. But the slow start was ...

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Table tennis round-up: Trophies dished out at Spalding and District League AGM

The Spalding and District Table Tennis League held its AGM and trophy presentations last week. Numbers were in line with previous years, but disappointing none the less considering the importance of some of the business. The chair thanked the committee for its work last season and offered a welcome to new members. He also asked for more support for the ...

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Gedney Hill pairing win popular Spalding Golf Club Senior Mixed Open

Some 120 players from as far afield as Dorset contested Spalding Golf Club’s Senior Mixed Open competition – but it was a Gedney Hill duo who walked away with the title after a five-way tie at the top. Other than one heavy rain shower in the middle of the afternoon, the competitors enjoyed a fine day of golf at the ...

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Magic Maria claims Tydd St Giles Golf Club’s ladies title by a solitary shot

Maria Taylor-Vassall won Tydd St Giles Golf Club’s Ladies’ Championship title with a narrow one-shot victory after 36 exciting holes. A score of net 174 (94+80) on rounds over successive weekends was enough for Taylor-Vassall to edge Lorraine Gaille into second after her net 175 (89+86) and lift the Scratch Cup. Lin Walker was the winner of the Handicap Cup ...

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Snooker round-up: In-form duo setting red-hot pace at Division One summit

Two Divison One sides already boast double-figure points tallies after only two weeks of the new Spalding and District Snooker League season. Services E top the early table after following up last week’s 6-0 win with a 5-1 triumph over Pyramid B, while Bourne SC B also took five points from their trip to Holbeach D. Starting with the Spalding ...

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Confident Long Sutton skipper Barnes eyeing a double ahead of SLBL Cup final

Buoyant skipper Phil Barnes wants his Long Sutton side to finish their South Lincs and Border League season with a flourish this weekend. Division One champions Sutton round off their season with a home league game against Boston 3rd on Saturday (1pm), before taking on Skegness 2nd in the final of the SLBL Cup at Boston on Sunday (1pm). Sutton ...

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Plenty of positives for Spalding RFC despite being outgunned by St Ives in RFU Cup

Spalding RFC were knocked out of the RFU Midlands Division Cup on Saturday after a late flurry of points from St Ives at the Memorial Field. Town matched their opponents for an hour of the showdown and were just a point off the pace at one stage, but a spree of injuries allowed the visitors to secure a 45-18 success. ...

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Pinchbeck United expect to be kicked out of the UCL Cup after Buzas blunder

RAUNDS TOWN 2 PINCHBECK UNITED 4 Edgaras Buzas was both hero and villain for Pinchbeck United on Tuesday night. The attacker, signed from Wisbech Town last week, notched twice as the Knights picked up an impressive 4-2 victory over ChromaSport UCL Division One rivals Raunds Town in the KO Cup. But, having played 70 minutes for the Fenmen in a ...

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Rawlinson: Draw would have been fairer on Spalding United after strong second-half

FRICKLEY ATHLETIC 1 SPALDING UNITED 0 Chris Rawlinson felt his Spalding United side did enough to take away a point from much-fancied Frickley on Tuesday night. Instead, the Tulips suffered a 1-0 loss in the Evo-Stik NPL First Division clash thanks to an early Carl Stewart effort (6). The defeat ends Spalding’s four-game unbeaten run, but boss Chris Rawlinson – ...

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Clinical Clitheroe ensures that the Saints march on in the Lincs Junior Cup

Jake Clitheroe notched two more goals as Tydd St Mary beat hosts Nettleham 3-1 on Saturday to progress in the Lincs Junior Cup. The hitman took his tally for the season to 18 in six games with a first-half double at the Lincs League side, with Dan Piccaver the other scorer. The Saints started the stronger and were rewarded for ...

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Crowson happy to see Moulton Harrox sitting pretty after cracking Ketton victory

Paul Crowson admits that the biggest challenge for Moulton Harrox this season could well be trying to keep the talented squad happy. Moulton romped to an impressive 5-0 victory at Ketton on Saturday to maintain their unbeaten record in ChromaSport PDFL Premier Division and stay three points clear at the top. Two first-half headers from defender Bobby Patterson and another ...

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PDFL round-up: First win for Spalding United A, Crowland Town smash seven

Goals from Adam Watson and Dan Gildon earned Spalding United A their-first ever ChromaSport PDFL win on Saturday. The Tulips defeated Kings Cliffe 2-0 at Knight Street in Division Five. In the Premier Division, Holbeach Reserves lost 3-0 at Leverington Sports, while Sutton Bridge United are out of the President Premier Shield despite Ben Partidge’s goal in a 3-1 home ...

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