Sport

Charity bid in grandad’s memory proves a big hit

A charity has been bowled over by a Long Sutton cricketer’s innovative fundraiser inspired by his late grandfather. Jake Burton, with the help of more than 250 cricketers across the country he persuaded to sign on, has run up £5,819 for Alzheimer’s Research UK during their performances at the wicket in the 2021 season. The 27-year-old decided he would give ...

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Spalding RFC get back to winning ways with superb showing against Luton

Spalding RFC 36 Luton 21 Spalding RFC produced one of their best performances of the season as they raced to a bonus-point triumph over high-flying Luton in Midlands Three East (South) on Saturday. Resurgent Town ran in six tries as they secured a 36-21 triumph at the Memorial Field for what was their first win since beating relegation rivals Queens ...

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‘Missed opportunity’ for Pinchbeck United after disappointing Eastwood defeat

Pinchbeck United 1 Eastwood 2 Boss Lewis Thorogood struggled to hide his disappointment after seeing his Pinchbeck United side beaten 2-1 at home by Eastwood on Saturday. Kyle Wrenn gave the visitors a 1-0 lead at the break with a goal on 41 minutes, before they doubled their advantage through Louis Czerwak on the hour at the Sir Halley Stewart ...

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Whaley philosophical after suffering first defeat as Spalding United manager

Cambridge City 2 Spalding United 1 Spalding United suffered their first loss under boss Brett Whaley as they went down 2-1 at Cambridge City on Saturday. After a goalless first period at the The Glassworld Stadium, the hosts netted twice in ten second-half minutes through Jarid Robson (65) and Ryan Ingrey (75) to seize command. The Tulips rallied and pulled ...

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PDFL round-up: Tydd win to climb up table, Crowland Reserves battle out thriller

Tydd climbed into the top five in the ChromaSport PDFL Division One table with a 2-1 triumph over Eunice Huntingdon on Saturday. Second-half strikes from Edwin Pentney (49) and Matt Cousins (67) did the business for Tydd on home soil, despite Maciej Michnicki netting 15 minutes from time. In the same division, Crowland Town Reserves battled out an exciting 4-4 ...

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Ford treble steers five-star Moulton Harrox to Lions victory ahead of Long Sutton derby

Stamford Lions 0 Moulton Harrox 5 Co-boss Bobby Patterson toasted a job well done as Moulton Harrox made it six wins on the spin with a routine 5-0 win at Stamford Lions on Saturday. Resurgent striker Josh Ford led the charge with a trademark hat-trick at Borderville Sports Centre, while Gary Chappell and Harry Machin also netted. It’s six clean ...

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Saturday football: Defeats for Spalding United and Pinchbeck United, Moulton Harrox fire five in big win

Both Spalding United and Pinchbeck United suffered 2-1 defeats on Saturday, but there was another impressive win from in-form Moulton Harrox. Starting in the Pitching In NPL Midlands Division, Spalding suffered their first loss under boss Brett Whaley as they went down 2-1 at Cambridge City. After a goalless first period, the hosts netted twice in ten second-half minutes through ...

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Spalding United told to build on weekend win as Whaley prepares for toughest test yet

Brett Whaley has urged his Spalding United side to put a winning run together as they bid to build on last weekend’s impressive victory over Shepshed Dynamo. The Tulips were back to something like their best in their 3-0 Pitching In NPL Midlands Division win at the Sir Halley, but Whaley insists that the trip to Cambridge City on Saturday ...

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Pinchbeck United boss Thorogood concerned by state of Sir Halley pitch ahead of Eastwood clash

Lewis Thorogood admits that the state of the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field pitch will play a big factor in how he sets up his side against Eastwood on Saturday (3pm). The surface took an absolute battering last weekend, with Spalding United’s game against Shepshed Dynamo one of the few non-league games in Lincolnshire to be played despite the heavy ...

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It’s ‘Plan B’ for Holbeach United as boss Clifton bids to beat drop with youngsters

Boss Danny Clifton has added two more new signings to his Holbeach United squad – taking the total to ten since he took on the job in December. The Tigers chief has snapped up central defender Bailey Baker from Deeping Rangers and left back Joshua Wilson from Yaxley, who are both youthful players. Indeed, all of Clifton’s recruits are youngsters ...

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Golf round-up: End of an era as Andrew retires from Sutton Bridge Golf Club

The end of 2021 saw long-serving Sutton Bridge Golf Club greenkeeper Andrew Norton retire after an amazing 58 years in the role. The Norton family came to the club in 1952, when Andrew was just 18 months old – and he began his work in 1965, eventually graduating to head greenkeeper in 1985. A presentation on behalf of all at ...

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Indoor Bowls round-up: Show your support as top bowls talents come to Spalding

Spalding Indoor Bowls Club are hosting the national under-25 singles finals for the second time next weekend (January 22 and 23). Spalding’s very own Ruby Hill and Jordan Philpott will be in action – and the latter will be hoping to make it an indoor and outdoor double after winning the outdoor national under-25 singles at Leamington Spa in the ...

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Hockey round-up: Spalding 5th start year with another victory, Poachers 3rd held

Table-topping Spalding 5th returned to East Men’s Hockey League Division Six North West action with a 2-0 win at Cambs Nomads 4th on Saturday. In one of only three games involving South Holland sides over the weekend, goals from Charlie Smith and Tom Pilgrim moved Spalding nine points clear at the summit. It wasn’t such a good return for Spalding ...

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Emphatic Consti A lead the list of teams to qualify for Spalding and District Darts League’s finals night

It was cup week in the Spalding and District Darts League as some stellar showdowns were set-up for finals night. In the Supreme Cup semi-final, Consti A booked their place in the final with an emphatic 7-0 win over Rose and Crown. A fine showing saw 180s from Nick Moyses, Simon Waterfall and Andy Bingham. In the other semi, Green ...

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Sensational South Lincs showing at Northampton Winter Festival as squad win 77 medals

Members of South Lincs Competitive Swimming Club were on incredible form at the Northampton Winter Festival as the squad of 30 brought back 77 medals between them. Held at Corby, several new personal best times (PB) and club records were set as the Spalding-based club finalised their preparations for the upcoming county championships. Rico Bringeman impressed over the weekend, claiming ...

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Snooker round-up: Gray’s heroics in vain as leaders Pyramind A keep their cool

Not even a stellar 87 clearance from Mark Gray could stop Spalding and District Snooker League Division One leaders Pyramid A on the first round of fixtures in 2022. In an all-Bourne affair on Thursday night, table-toppers Pyramid A saw off their rivals Bourne SC A 4-2 in a game that also had three frames go to the final black. ...

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Late flourish fails to prevent Spalding RFC from falling to defeat at Huntingdon

Huntingdon & District 26 Spalding RFC 7 Spalding RFC kicked off their 2022 fixtures in Midlands Three East (South) with a 26-7 defeat at Huntingdon & District on Saturday as their travel troubles continued. The defeat leaves Spalding tenth in the table, level with the two sides below them, and still without an away win in the league this season. ...

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PDFL round-up: Nice and three-sy victory for on-song Holbeach United Sports

The adverse weather conditions on Saturday didn’t seem to bother Holbeach United Sports as they raced to a 3-0 win over Oakham United Reserves in ChromaSport PDFL Division Two. Connor Bell, Jared Carver and sub Ben Mansour grabbed the goals at Holbeach United Community Sports Academy as the young Tigers secured an eighth victory of the season. In the same ...

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Macleod at double as improving Spalding United end winless run in fine style

Spalding United 3Shepshed Dynamo 0 Three goals in the last 18 minutes earned Spalding United a 3-0 victory over Shepshed Dynamo on Saturday – and gave Brett Whaley his first win as boss. Top scorer Jordan Macleod broke the deadlock for Spalding in the 72nd minute, before Shepshed keeper Brandon Ganley was sent off moments later for conceding a penalty. ...

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Ford stars as Moulton Harrox move into county semi-final in impressive style

Pointon 0 Moulton Harrox 2 A stunning strike from Josh Ford helped fire Moulton Harrox into the last four of the Lincs FA Junior Cup on Saturday as they defeated hosts Pointon 2-0. Ford, who has scored some sensational goals over the years, pulled one right out of the top drawer when he fired home a free-kick from distance in ...

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