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Table tennis round-up: Two top Spalding and District League individual titles are decided

Three titles were up for grabs as the Spalding and District Table Tennis League held the first of its individual competition nights last Wednesday. The Division One, Division Two and Veterans titles were up for grabs, with a total of 24 league members vying for honours. The Division Two competition, despite only having ten entries, proved to be the most ...

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Simon salutes his ‘fantastic’ Rambo Lambo’s Decennary event despite untimely tumble

The weather stayed dry and the supporters came out in force at the Adrian Flux Arena in King’s Lynn for Simon Lambert’s Testimonial meeting on Saturday. With King’s Lynn Stars legends Tomas Topinka, Terry Betts and Ian Turner present as special guests, and Neil Vatcher’s Young Lions also on show alongside the main event, there was a real party atmosphere ...

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Five-star Moulton Harrox up to second place as Townsend double inspires comeback

In-form Moulton Harrox shrugged off a disappointing first half to beat hosts Stilton United 5-1 in the ChromaSport PDFL Premier Division on Saturday. A shock looked to be on the cards when Liam Rodden fired the home side ahead at In2itive Park, but Joe Townsend’s excellent header from Dan Woods’ cross made it 1-1 at the break. The second half ...

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Ace Maltby nets two more as Pinchbeck United reach another cup final

Two more goals from Ollie Maltby fired Pinchbeck United into their second cup final of the season as they beat Peterborough Sports Reserves 2-1 on Saturday. Maltby took his tally for the season to 54 with strikes early in each half of the PFA Senior Cup semi-final at Knight Street, with Gary Gibbs responding with a late stunner for Sports. ...

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Deadly Dec makes Long Sutton pay for missed chances as Harrox Reserves march on

Two Declan Earth strikes gave Moulton Harrox Reserves a 2-0 derby win over Long Sutton Athletic on Saturday as they edged closer to clinching the ChromaSport PDFL Division One title. Earth, who now has 31 goals for the season, notched at the end of each half to extend Moulton’s unbeaten run to 24 games. Carl Taylor also saved a John ...

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PDFL round-up: Sutton Bridge United grab vital away success

Promotion-chasing Sutton Bridge United picked up an important 3-2 victory at Peterborough Polonia in ChromaSport PDFL Division One on Saturday. A double from Kurt Scott and Sam Cooper’s effort were enough for second-placed Bridge, despite goals from Adrian Mizia and Piotrek Stepien late in the second half. They are now seven points clear of third-placed Warboys Town, who do have ...

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Four-midable Spalding United crush rivals Leek Town in dominant display

Leek Town 0 Spalding United 4 Four first-half goals –including three in seven electrifying minutes – fired Spalding United to a dominant 4-0 win at Evo-Stik NPL First Division South play-off rivals Leek Town on Saturday. Strikes from Brad Wells (25), Jordan Lemon (28) Nathan Whitehead (31) and Cenk Acar (45) emphatically steered the Tulips to glory at Harrison Park ...

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By George! Zuerner’s debut double inspires Holbeach United victory

Harborough Town 2 Holbeach United 4 Debutant George Zuerner netted twice as Holbeach United won a bad-tempered ChromaSport UCL Premier Division clash at Harborough Town 4-2 on Saturday. Signed from Lincoln Moorlands Railway last week, ex-Spalding United midfielder Zuerner marked his Tigers’ bow with the opening goal on 30 minutes at Bowden’s Park. Zak Munton doubled the Holbeach lead eight ...

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Solid second-half gives smashed Spalding RFC some hope of a brighter future

Southwell RFC 66 Spalding RFC 10 Spirited Spalding RFC suffered another heavy defeat on Saturday – but they did show their mettle in the second half to stop high-flying Southwell running riot. Town, who are already relegated having only won once all season, were beaten 66-10 by their second-placed hosts in Midlands Two East (North). It looked like the Elephants ...

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Another heavy defeat as Spalding RFC’s poor form continues at Southwell

Spalding RFC lost 66-10 at Southwell on Saturday as their wretched run in Midlands Two East (North) continued. Town, who have now lost 18 of their 19 league games, are all but relegated after the defeat. Full report online on Monday. RESULTS Midlands Two East (North): Market Bosworth 25 West Bridgford 24; Matlock 23 Loughborough 24; Melbourne 54 Kesteven 8; ...

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Saturday football: Four-some Tulips and Tigers, Pinchbeck defeat rivals to reach final

Both Spalding United and Holbeach United hit four goals in impressive away wins on Saturday, while Pinchbeck United reached another cup final. Spalding were 4-0 winners at Leek Town in Evo-Stik NPL First Division South, with Brad Wells (25), Nathan Whitehead (39), Jordan Lemon (45) and Cenk Acar (45) all netting before half time. The win keeps the Tulips third ...

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Spalding Golf Club duo Ruth and Mo win Presidents Putter again after 28-year wait

The final of Spalding Golf Club’s Presidents Putter winter foursomes knockout competition proved to be a close-run affair. Contested between the ladies’ section pairs of Olive Gooderson and Sue Matthews and Ruth Atkins and octogenarian Mo Wallace, there was no shots given between them. Both sides built up a two-hole lead at one stage, before being brought back to level ...

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Former world number 11 King stars at Crowland RBL snooker event

Snooker professional Mark King made a special appearance at the Crowland British Legion Club last Saturday night. Romford’s King, who once ranked as high as number 11 in the world, took on nine local players in exhibition matches. Amazingly, Spalding and District Snooker League ace Jason Green, of the Pyramid Club in Bourne, managed to take a frame off the ...

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Boss Rawlinson backs Spalding United to shine ahead of quartet of tough away trips

Confident Spalding United boss Chris Rawlinson believes that his side will be on the brink of clinching a play-off place if they can emerge unscathed from their next four fixtures. The Tulips, currently third in Evo-Stik NPL First Division South, have a tough-looking spell of four away games in two weeks to contend with. Following their impressive 1-0 win over ...

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Boss Seb feels Holbeach United are starting to regain their appetite ahead of UCL double-header

Seb Hayes admits that seeing star striker Josh Ford get sent off for dissent on Saturday actually pleased him. The Holbeach United boss has been calling for more passion and aggression from his side – and he certainly got that in last weekend’s 2-0 win over ON Chenecks. A number of Ford’s other Tigers team-mates were also involved in heated ...

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Pinchbeck United eye another final and chance to derail title rivals Peterborough Sports Reserves

Saturday’s huge PFA Senior Cup semi-final with Premier Division leaders Peterborough Sports Reserves could shape Pinchbeck United’s season. That’s the verdict of player/boss Ian Dunn, who feels the winner of the clash will not only book a place in the final – but also seize the initiative in the ChromaSport PDFL Premier Division title race. ‘Win at all costs’ is ...

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British champion King will be at Simon’s ‘Rambo Lambo’s Decennary’ testimonial

Gosberton Risegate speedway ace Simon Lambert will reach the pinnacle of his career this weekend as he prepares for his very own testimonial meeting. Having been a King’s Lynn Stars asset for the last 11 years, the British Speedway Promoters Association (BSPA) granted his testimonial – dubbed Rambo Lambo’s Decennary – over a year ago. Now based in Kirton, Lambert, ...

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Hockey round-up: Spalding 1st see their title hopes crushed by derby defeat

Spalding 1st saw their title dream in East Men’s Hockey League Premier B dashed by CoP 2nd on Saturday as the city side clinched the crown with a 3-2 victory at Glen Park. Hosts Spalding started the top-of-the-table clash much the better at Surfleet – and went ahead when Stuart Cunnington set up Glen Richardson, who showed immaculate touch and ...

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Chance for local cricketers to join in with LCGA’s trip to Headingley

A free trip to Headingley beckons for members of the Lincolnshire Cricket Groundsmen’s Association. The Association is providing free transport to the Yorkshire stadium this Monday (March 27), to meet award-winning head groundsman Andy Foggerty and to learn about his pre-season preparations.   Members will then visit the rugby ground next door to speak to Ryan Golding. Tea and coffee ...

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Duo storm to victories for Nene Valley Harriers in battle with ATC at Cranwell

Nene Valley Harriers had two individual winners as they travelled to RAF Cranwell for a match against the Air Training Corp’s (ATC) national team. Five teams of Nene Valley athletes made the trip, with Matt Dowling and Alex Hampson storming to impressive individual wins. The club’s athletes take part in the national finals for the ATC and their score is ...

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