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Spalding Town set for a testing Spa day while Sutton chase return to winning ways

The pick of this weekend’s fixtures in the South Lincs and Border League sees two of the Premier Division’s top three go head-to head. Table-topping Spalding Town make the trip to third-placed Woodhall Spa 2nd (1pm) for what is one of their toughest tests of the campaign so far. Spa come into the game in even better form than Town, ...

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Golf round-up: Harry holds off strong field to seal super Salver success at Spalding

Harry Hunt was celebrating at Spalding Golf Club last Saturday as he lifted the coveted Tester Salver crown. A score of +3 at the Surfleet course was enough for Hunt to top the leaderboard in the men’s club championship (0-17 handicap, 36-hole gross). Charles Lacey (+7), Calum Lewis (+9) and Spencer Gooderson (+12) completed the top four. Including the main ...

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New Spalding United scheme offers young fans plenty of benefits

Spalding United have launched a Junior Tulips scheme – allowing young fans to show their support for the club better than ever before. A Junior Tulip must be aged between five and 15 at the start of the Evo-Stik NPL Division One South-East season, which will commence on Saturday, August 17. For the price of £10, the benefits of the ...

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A podium place is the aim as WIlson bids to keep on improving

Ben Wilson is hoping that his impressive improvement will continue this weekend as the Dickies British Supersport Championship rolls into Brands Hatch. Kirton race ace Wilson is improving with every race following his comeback after three years away from racing to recover from a severe leg injury – and his results are getting more impressive at each round. His new ...

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Three chances for Kirton’s Clarke to race his BMW into contention

Kirton rider Aaron Clarke returns to action after a three week break to allow for the Isle of Man TT races and heads to Brands Hatch for round four of the Pirelli National Superstock 1000 championship at the weekend. With the BMW all up and running after his slip off in very wet conditions at Donington Park in the final ...

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G&S Racing Kawasaki trio eye up more points at Brands Hatch

The three G&S Racing Kawasaki riders travel to Brands Hatch for round four of the Pirelli Superstock 1000 and 600 championships this weekend. Once again, Milo Ward will be contesting the 1000 class for the Wyberton-based team, while Kevin Keyes and TJ Toms will be riding in the 600 class. Last time out at Donington Park, all three riders brought ...

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Bell holds his nerve to seal narrow Lowland Trophy win at Welland Yacht Club

It was tight at the top of Welland Yacht Club’s Lowland Trophy leaderboard on Sunday – but Tom Bell eventually took the honours. The three-race events adds an extra dimension to normal sailing, with competitors having to demonstrate some extra skills along the way, while personal handicaps are also applied to balance up the field. Race one started with 11 ...

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Visitors are very welcome to join in with Spalding and District Table Tennis League sessions

The Spalding and District Table Tennis League has been continuing since the end of the season in April – though with limited tables. The first three weeks were not well attended, though two tables were in use on at least one occasion, but the most recent night has seen seven in action – including three visitors. Readers are reminded that ...

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Double dominoes delight as Services Club win League and Supreme Cup

Services Club are celebrating a double in the Sutton Bridge Winter Domino League. Champions by two clear points ahead of Football Club after securing eight wins and four draws from 16 games, they added the Supreme Cup to their coffers too by seeing off third-placed Rose and Crown (who were also two points off top spot). On the individual front, ...

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Nene Valley Harriers’ ladies lead a top team showing in Eastern Young Athletes League

Nene Valley Harriers’ ladies’ under-17 squad dominated the Eastern Young Athletes League fixture at Ware last Sunday – winning more than half of the 27 individual events. One of the stars of the show was Elizabeth Moorhouse, who moved up to fourth in the national under-17 shot rankings after a winning throw of 13.12m as well as finishing first in ...

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Two more F3 podiums for Hoggard after difficult opener at Silverstone

Johnathan Hoggard enjoyed another hugely successful weekend in the BRDC British F3 Championship at Silverstone. The Weston Hills speedster shrugged off a difficult qualifying session to take eighth position in race one having started 17th due to a penalty carried over from the previous round. He then bounced back to secure impressive second places in races two and three. That ...

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Ace Abbi aiming for even better after bagging her first top ten finish

Talented youngster Abbi Pulling is hoping to take her season to the “next level” after an impressive showing at Silverstone over the weekend. Gosberton teenager Pulling clinched ninth place in the latest round of the Ginetta GT5 Challenge – her best result yet. The current British Karting champion, who has made a full-time move into cars this season, admits that ...

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Double victory has Lincolnshire CCC on the brink of reaching finals day

Victory in both of their Unicorns T20 matches against Staffordshire at Scunthorpe virtually assured Lincolnshire CCC of their place in the finals day of the competition at Wormsley in August. In the first of the two matches, Lincolnshire batted first and were principally indebted to Usman Arshad who made 53 off 25 balls (6 fours and 3 sixes) to propel ...

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Sunday cricket: Long Sutton top of table after derby success over Harrox

Long Sutton made it five wins from as many Rutland League Division Four East games by seeing off South Holland rivals Moulton Harrox 2nd by 84 runs on Sunday. Pace-setters Sutton won the toss and elected to bat first at Broad Lane, racking up 282-7 from their 45 overs as Dan Oldfield top-scored with 89. Harrox, who had Pierce Scourfield ...

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Spalding Town stay top of the table despite weekend washout

Spalding Town’s trip to Graves Park on Saturday was among the South Lincs and Border League fixtures rained off on Saturday. Premier Division table-toppers Town stay three points clear at the summit after all but two of the top tier fixtures were washed out without so much as a ball being bowled. Both Town and Graves Park picked up eight ...

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Hussey happy as Holbeach United agree deals with fantastic four

Excited Holbeach United boss Danny Hussey has announced verbal agreements with four big-name signings – and is hopeful of adding a few more before the start of pre-season later this month. Although the Tigers are still unable to get players on official forms, Hussey has revealed that he is set to sign Jon Fairweather (Wisbech Town), Luke Wilson (Pinchbeck United) ...

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Moulton Harrox celebrate their stellar season at presentation evening

Moulton Harrox rounded off another hugely successful season with their presentation night on Saturday. Having won the ChromaSport PDFL Premier Division under the charge of Kev Nottingham, there was much for the club to toast at their Broad Lane base. Joe Townsend took the coveted players’ player of the year prize, while Ashley Coddington and Dalius Kisla shared the manager’s ...

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Miles better! Captain Jonathan praises Spalding Town ahead of Graves Park trip

Skipper Jonathan Miles has heaped praise on his Spalding Town side after they produced the perfect reaction to their first loss of the season. Having won their first five games of the South Lincs and Border League Premier Division campaign, promotion-chasing Town were looking set to seize command of the title race. A home defeat against Grantham 2nd stopped them ...

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Legendary England keeper Shilton is Spalding United’s latest guest

Two-time European Cup winning keeper Peter Shilton will be the next big name to headline Spalding United’s annual celebrity dinner. The former England goalkeeper – who won a record 125 caps for his country – will be joined by current Ipswich Town coach and former West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Jimmy Walker, who will be hosting the evening ...

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Golf round-up: Spalding’s top men’s team remain flawless

Spalding Golf Club’s top men’s team continued their 100 per cent start to the new South Lincolnshire Scratch League season with a home victory over Greetham Valley. They secured a 4.5-1.5 victory at the Surfleet course, with only one of their six pairs losing on the day in the Division One clash. Winning on the day were James Crampton and ...

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