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Jackson and Goodale both set for big Icebreaker meet at Adrian Flux Arena

The Adrian Flux Arena sees its first big event of 2020 this Sunday with more than 150 racers set for the Unlimited Banger Icebreaker. The event, which sees racers making up teams of four, always kicks-off the banger action in fine style at the King’s Lynn venue with drivers coming from across the nation to take part. The teams will ...

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Billiards round-up: Holbeach A edge out leaders Pyramid A in top-of-the-table clash

The top two in the Spalding and District Billiards League clashed on Monday night – and it was second-placed Holbeach A who got the better of leaders Pyramid A. John Clapton (R90) got the Bourne side off to a flying start by winning the first frame, but Holbeach turned it around and took the final two frames through Ben Harding ...

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Spalding Indoor Bowls Club proud to be hosting national under-25 singles finals

Over the weekend of January 25/26, Spalding Indoor Bowls Club are the proud hosts of the national under-25 singles finals. Spalding have prided themselves on their junior section and have had a number of young men and women represent England – so to hold such a prestigious event is quite an honour for the club. There will be some local ...

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Hussey: Time for title-chasing Holbeach United to dig in and show their mettle

Danny Hussey feels Holbeach United are well-positioned in this year’s Uhlsport UCL Premier Division title race – but wants to see his side shake a monkey off their back this weekend. The Tigers, who are unbeaten in 13 games after Saturday’s goaless draw at rivals Loughborough University, sit fifth in the table with games in hand on all but one ...

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No fear from Spalding United boss Thorogood ahead of showdown with leaders Leek

Lewis Thorogood feels that the pressure is on BetVictor NPL South East Division leaders Leek Town to beat his Spalding United side on Saturday. The table-toppers are two points clear of Stamford at the summit ahead of their trip to the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field (3pm), while the Tulips are some 20 points back in eighth. However, Spalding have ...

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Upbeat Dunn wants to see his side produce a goal threat and end their losing streak

Ian Dunn is refusing to get too downbeat with Pinchbeck United’s plight ahead of a potentially huge game at Desborough Town on Saturday (3pm). The Knights are just one point clear of the solitary relegation spot in the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division after picking up just five points from 19 games. Sleaford Town, the only side beneath them, broke their ...

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Men’s hockey round-up: Heavy defeat leaves Spalding 1st off the pace, Mountney helps himself to a hat-trick

Spalding 1st lost ground in the race for a top four finish in East Men’s Hockey League Premier B after a 7-0 drubbing on Saturday. It was a tough day at the office for South Holland’s leading side, as they shipped four goals in the first period and three more after the half-time interval at Blueharts 1st. Spalding will be ...

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Ladies’ hockey round-up: Maplethorpe magic seals win for Poachers, Gittins grabs hat-trick for Long Sutton

Charlotte Maplethorpe helped herself to a hat-trick as Spalding Poachers 1st beat rivals Bourne Deeping 1st 3-2 on Saturday. With the fierce rivals having plenty of history, it was always going to be a fiery East Women’s Hockey League Division 2NW clash at Arthur Mellows. Spalding started well, with Maplethorpe dribbling past the keeper and slotting in the first goal ...

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Devan and Issy star with victories at junior sportshall combined competition

A number of South Holland youngsters featured in the first-ever Junior Sportshall Athletics Combined Events Competition held at the B-Hive Indoor Centre in Boston. The competitors contested an octathlon and were allocated points for their performance for each event, according to the IFTA scoring tables. At under-9 level, Devan Quantrill was the overall winner with an impressive 229 points, with ...

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Ace Reidy races to big new Peterborough Nene Valley club record at

Sean Reidy had a successful weekend in the England Athletics Combined Events Championship as he claimed a new Peterborough Nene Valley AC club record en-route to finishing in 19th position. The 38-year-old’s haul of 4,017 points included a personal best (PB) of 9.21m in the shot and 7.82 over 60m. “The whole thing was two months in the planning, and ...

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Peterborough Nene Valley AC’s under-17 girls lead the way with fantastic victory

By Barry Warne The Peterborough Nene Valley AC juggernaut rolled through St Neots and the Lincolnshire Wolds as their athletes picked up medal after medal at the Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire Cross Country Championships. The course at Biscathorpe near Louth was tailor made for an exciting Lincolnshire Championship, with the athletes all having to wade through a river. Peterborough Nene Valley ...

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Snooker round-up: Pyramid D rise to top of Division One after Tulips B’s derby loss

There are new leaders in Spalding and District Snooker League Division One after previous table-toppers Tulips B suffered a second successive defeat. Tulips B, after a number of weeks at the top, slipped to second after a 5-1 beating by club mates Tulips A – who are now only six points off the summit themselves. Brett Maddison (O7), Mike Sampson ...

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Table tennis round-up: Spalding and District League’s year starts with Guardian Cup clashes

The Spalding and District Table Tennis League returned to action after the festive break with some Guardian Cup action. A team competition where players play one end to 33 points, the Guardian Cup is always well-contested. Once all the games have been completed, teams receive an envelope containing a handicap, which is awarded to one of the teams. This can ...

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Spalding RFC on gr-eight form as they bounce back in style with huge victory

Spalding RFC ran in eight tries as they got their season back on track with a commanding 44-7 victory over Northampton BBOB at the Memorial Field on Saturday. After some excellent results against league leaders, Stockwood Park and Stamford at the end of 2019, form had gone into reverse recently with two defeats in Midlands Three East (South) and a ...

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Sunday football: Mulberry hit seven to go top, Jubilee beaten in North Sea cracker

Seven-up Mulberry climbed to the top of the Spalding and District Sunday League Division One table in style over the weekend. The Spalding side thrashed basement boys Kirton Town 7-1 at Monkshouse Lane playing field, with striker Marcus Parry leading the way with a four-goal haul. Joel Newton also found the net, as did Ant Murphy – who is better ...

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PDFL round-up: Red mist descends as Long Sutton win stormy Tydd cup clash

Six red cards were shown as Long Sutton Athletic beat fierce rivals Tydd 3-1 in a stormy Peterborough Senior Cup quarter-final at London Road on Saturday. Goals from Matt Eaton (42), Chris Ward (64) and Jimmy Ward (84) sent Sutton through to the semis, with Jordan Clow (48) getting the Tydd reply. However, Clow (58) was sent off for Tydd, ...

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Dunn feels Pinchbeck have a platform to build on despite suffering late loss at Oadby

Oadby Town 1Pinchbeck United 0 Three players were sent off as Pinchbeck United suffered a 1-0 defeat at Oadby Town on Saturday. Ross Woolley saved a second-half penalty as the Knights looked set to end their 14-game losing streak with a draw, but Oadby grabbed an 83rd-minute winner through Lamar Parkes. Pinchbeck’s Ndreqim Krashiqi and the home team’s Gurpit Thandi ...

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Hussey happy Holbeach United’s draw against ‘best team in the league’

Loughborough University 0Holbeach United 0 Danny Hussey hailed his Holbeach United side after seeing them pick up a 0-0 draw against a Loughborough University outfit he believes are the “best in the league” on Saturday. The Tigers, thrashed by their fellow Uhlsport UCL Premier Division title hopefuls 5-0 on the opening day of the season, had the better chances to ...

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Boss happy to see Spalding United dig in as they clinch impressive Ilkeston victory

By Ray Tucker Spalding United 1Ilkeston Town 0 Luca Bucci’s maiden Spalding United goal fired them to a first home victory since September as they edged past Ilkeston Town on Saturday. The 17-year-old Lincoln City loanee slotted in the only goal of another match which saw the Tulips turn in a fully committed and disciplined performance to beat off a ...

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Saturday football: Bucci bags winner for Tulips, Tigers earn decent draw and Knights suffer a late loss

Spalding United enjoyed a fine 1-0 win over Ilkeston Town on Saturday, while Holbeach United were held to a second successive 0-0 draw and Pincbeck United lost their 15th game on the spin. Starting with the Tulips, they moved up to eighth place in BetVictor NPL South East Division with a first home win since back in September. Gianluca Bucci’s ...

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