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Holbeach United Community Sports Academy young guns toast top campaign at bash

More than 230 children got their hands on silverware as Holbeach United Community Sports Academy held their popular end of season presentation day last weekend. Members of the Tigers’ under-7, under-8, under-9, under-10, under-11, under-12, under-13, under-14 and under-16 boys teams, plus the under-14 girls, were all at King’s Academy for the bash. Those aged from under-7 to under-10 were ...

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We are family! Father and daughter earn black belts with Spalding Kickers Taekwondo

Father and daughter duo Jim and Chelsie Wainwright have both reached the rank of black belt with Spalding Kickers Taekwondo. The duo set about finding a Taekwondo club in which they could train together more than four years ago – and opted for Kickers after a recommendation. They had a taster session and joined immediately. One of the big advantages ...

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Golds galore for Nene Valley Harriers athletes at Cambridgeshire championships

Athletes from Nene Valley Harriers enjoyed a gold-rush in the 2017 Cambridgeshire track and field county championships at Peterborough’s embankment track. Despite splitting their athletes between the Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire championships, the medal podium seemed to be permanently occupied by the red, white and blue Nene Valley vests. The Harriers picked up 14 gold medals along with plenty of silvers ...

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Table tennis round-up: Division Two title shared on final night of league action

The Spalding and District Table Tennis League finally limped to a conclusion last week. The main contenders for the Division Two title – MatDuf and Hurricane Brothers – were present to play their remaining games. It began with a battle royale between Stewart Duffill (MatDuf) and Dylan Taylor (Win for a Curry). Duffill took the first end 17-15, but Taylor ...

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Bracebridge washout stops the rot for Spalding Town ahead of key run of fixtures

Winless Spalding Town begin a more favourable run of fixtures in the Lincs ECB Premier Division with a trip to mid-table Alford on Saturday (noon). Town have lost four of their opening five fixtures in the county top flight, with the exception being Saturday’s washed out home clash with leaders Bracebridge Heath. Alford, who have registered two wins from their ...

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Rutland League cricket: Jon’s 40 steers Spalding Town to Newborough 2nd victory

A knock of 40 from opener Jon Garner helped Spalding 1st beat hosts Newborough 2nd by four wickets in Rutland League Division Four East on Sunday. Having opted to bowl first, Town limited their hosts to 129-9 as Chris Green (2-19) and Tom Decamps (2-28) took two wickets apiece. Garner and Decamps (27) put on 78 for the first wicket ...

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Dunn: Pinchbeck United preparing for UCL football at the Sir Halley next season

Pinchbeck United expect to be playing step six football at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field next season. That’s the verdict of player/boss Ian Dunn, who says all of the paperwork is in place for Pinchbeck to be promoted from ChromaSport PDFL Premier Division for the first time in their history. Dunn says the Knights have a one-year agreement to ...

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Hayes salutes star duo Ford and Stevens as pair swap Holbeach United for Fenmen

Holbeach United boss Seb Hayes has paid tribute to Josh Ford and Jamie Stevens after the talented duo agreed switches to ChromaSport UCL Premier Division rivals Wisbech Town. Club captain Stevens and last season’s top scorer Ford were announced as Wisbech players on Monday night, with Hayes admitting he’s been fighting to keep the pair from the first day he ...

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‘Captain fantastic’ Stainfield backed to star at Gainsborough after Tulips exit

Talismanic skipper Nathan Stainfield has been backed to excel at a higher standard of football after opting to end his four-year spell with Spalding United. Stainfield, who joined the Tulips from Boston United back in 2013, informed Tulips boss Chris Rawlinson that – at 28 years of age – he wants to test himself further up the non-league ladder. Widely ...

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Double delight for Moulton Harrox Reserves as Ball caps Challenge Cup comeback

Stanground Sports Res 2 Moulton Harrox Res 3 Delighted boss Kev Nottingham paid tribute to his Moulton Harrox Reserves side as they completed a memorable double on Friday night. The Division One champions came from 2-0 down to beat Stanground Sports Reserves 3-2 in the PFA Challenge Cup final at Yaxley’s In2itive Park, rounding off a stellar season in the ...

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Terrific Tydd St Mary toast back-to-back promotions after sealing play-off glory

Four-some Tydd St Mary beat Langtoft United Reserves 4-1 in the ChromaSport PDFL Division Two play-off final on Saturday to clinch a second promotion in as many seasons. The Saints will play PDFL Division One football next season – alongside the likes of Crowland Town, Long Sutton Athletic and Moulton Harrox Reserves – thanks to goals from James Woods, Jason ...

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Jackson and Tinkler take top awards at Holbeach United presentation night

The top awards were spread out at Holbeach United’s end of season presentation night last Saturday. Captain Nick Jackson landed the coveted player’s player of the season prize, while Spencer Tinkler took home the manager’s player of the year gong and the first team’s clubman award. Teenage talent Dan Dougill’s breakthrough season was rewarded with the young player of the ...

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Top two switch places as Ellis pips Moore to Spalding Cycling Club Drop Bar glory

Some top times were clocked as Spalding Cycling Club’s members took on the annul Drop Bar Challenge last week. The annual event saw 15 club members and four guests race over the ten-mile course using standard machines, with multiple gears, or fixed and single free speed. In 2016 it was Ben Moore who topped the leader board with 24.37mins ahead ...

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Boss Nottingham insists final will be no walkover for double-chasing Moulton Reserves

Title-winning boss Kev Nottingham doesn’t feel Moulton Harrox Reserves should be considered nailed on favourites to complete a league and cup double on Friday night. Nottingham’s side, who won ChromaSport PDFL Division One at a canter, round off their season with a PFA Challenge Cup final against Division Two outfit Stanground Sports Reserves at Yaxley’s In2itive Park 3G base (7.30pm). ...

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Top award for Nene Valley’s Donovan after throwing a championship best in double win

Donovan Capes stole the show with a stellar performance as a squad of 26 athletes attended the Lincolnshire County Championships at Grantham on Saturday. Capes – who is the grandson of South Holland legend Geoff Capes – was awarded the trophy for the performance of the championships. The Nene Valley Harriers youngster threw the discus a massive 29.55m to not ...

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Sensational six-trophy haul for Five Bells C in Holbeach and District Darts League

Unstoppable Five Bells C completed a remarkable Holbeach and District Darts League sextuple after bagging five more trophies on finals night. The top tier champions added the Florida Cup, Tony Canham Cup, Caley Cup, Maurice Clark ‘3s’ Cup and Division One Team Cup to their cabinet at Tigers Social Club on Friday night. The trophy rush began in the Florida ...

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Home comforts help Spalding Golf Club duo win popular Seniors Open competition

Some 156 players from 36 different clubs contested Spalding Golf Club’s Seniors Open on Friday – and home advantage proved key for the top three pairs. Spalding’s Rick Edwards and Brendan D’Abreo finished up as champions with a score of 47 points at the Surfleet course, with the podium also completed by players from the host club. Wayne Wallace and ...

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Golf round-up: On-song Elphick takes President’s prize at Sutton Bridge event

Nicola Elphick put in a stellar showing to win Sutton Bridge Golf Club’s nine-hole Lady President’s Day competition. Her score of 18 points was enough to edge Judy Green (17 points) into second place, with Betty Reeve four points back in third. Alice Green landed the nearest to the pin prize. Other results: May Medal: 1st Betty Reeve; 2nd Christine ...

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Pinchbeck United ‘sets record straight’ over behind-the-scenes unrest

Pinchbeck United Football Club has moved to answer critics and end continuing behind-the-scenes unrest. In a period that the club has appeared in two cup finals and promotion was confirmed, it is matters off the field which is driving much of the chatter. Now the club has issued a strongly-worded statement, criticising the actions of two people behind some of the unrest – former ...

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Welland Yacht Club’s open day proves very popular as competitive action takes a back seat

Welland Yacht Club hosted their annual open day on Sunday – and once again they managed to entice a host of new faces to give their sport a try. Among those taking to the water were John Hayes, Conservative candidate for the forthcoming general election, and his son William. The event was held in conjunction with the Royal Yachting Association’s ...

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