Sport

Spalding Cycling Club’s Tom takes third overall at exciting Go Green opener

Tom Wright and Ed Gurney put in impressive performances for Spalding Cycling Club at the opening round of the Go Green Grass Track Series. Sleaford Wheelers hosted the meet on Saturday, with Bourne Wheelers, Chesterfield Coureurs and Fenland Clarion the other competing clubs. Organiser Dennis Owen’s main worry was that rain would disrupt racing – but fortunately, while it was ...

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Sayers seal glory at Gedney Hill’s Joint Captain’s Day event

Steve Sayer edged to overall victory at Gedney Hill Golf Club’s 2017 Joint Captain’s Day event. Ace Sayer topped the men’s side of the standings with a score of 43 points, which was enough to pip Craig Johnson (also with 43) into second place on countback. Andy Davies took third position with an equally strong haul of 42 points, just ...

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Up to Scratch! Spalding’s men close in on leaders Sleaford after big victory

Spalding Golf Club’s top team remain in the hunt for glory in the South Lincolnshire Scratch League after beating leaders Sleaford on Saturday. The 3.5-2.5 victory ended Sleaford’s 100 per cent record in the division this season and leaves Spalding just one point off the pace with three games still to play. The best win came from Robert McCrae and ...

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Hayes reckons Holbeach United are looking the part so far in pre-season

Boss Seb Hayes reckons it’s a case of “so far, so good” for his Holbeach United side over pre-season. After beating Skegness Town 6-2 on Saturday and thrashing at Wisbech St Mary 8-0 on Tuesday night, the Tigers chief is ready to step things up a notch ahead of the start of the new ChromaSport UCL Premier Division season against ...

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Hat-trick of wins steers Slator to first regatta title at Welland Yacht Club

Rebecca Slator landed her first Welland Yacht Club regatta victory in superb style on Sunday. With the club instructors busy instructing four new members on a two-day dinghy course, it gave the novice members of the club an opportunity of racing in their own regatta. Five boats competed on the day, with the requirement of entry being that those taking ...

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Dunn delighted as Pinchbeck United complete ‘marquee signing’ of ace Tidswell

Excited player/boss Ian Dunn feels Pinchbeck United have made a “marquee signing” after getting Andrew Tidswell to commit to the club. The two-time ChromaSport UCL Premier Division champion and double golden boot winner has spent pre-season with the Knights – and has this week put pen-to-paper on forms with Dunn’s side. Having walked away from the local footballing scene last ...

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Pre-season: Tulips exit county cup but other South Holland sides bag goals galore

Spalding United bowed out of this year’s Lincolnshire FA Senior Cup as Grantham Town eased to a 3-0 victory in Friday night’s quarter-final clash. A Paul Walker own goal (8) and strikes from Danny Meadows (16) and George Couzens (71) were enough for the higher-graded Gingerbreads at The Meres, in what was the Tulips’ first competitive game of the 2017/18 ...

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Coach Callum salutes ‘great’ South Lincs Competitive Swimming Club showing

South Lincs Competitive Swimming Club returned home with a host of medals as they shone at the Northampton SC Summer Festival Open meet. Held at the Corby international pool, the event served to provide the team of 14 swimmers a chance to compete at a long course event before the end of the season. With 14 other clubs attending, it ...

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Nice and three-sy for Roger after latest ace at Spalding Golf Club

Roger Brown sank the third hole-in-one of his golfing career last week – some 35 years after first bagging an ace. The Spalding Golf Club member was playing with his wife Paula at the Surfleet course, in a match with lady captain Hannah Palmer and Gary Palmer. Brown’s hole-in-one came on the ninth hole and he was using a six ...

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Seven out for ducks as Spalding Town have a Spa day to forget against Woodhall

Joe Irving shone with bat and ball to sentence Spalding Town to a heavy 162-run home defeat against Woodhall Spa in the Lincs ECB Premier League on Saturday. Having put their visitors into bat at Spalding Grammar School, Town were forced to watch on as Irving’s 59 inspired Spa to a commanding 237-8 from their 50 overs. Seven players then ...

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SLBL cricket round-up: Long Sutton see off Moulton Harrox in double-header

Table-topping Long Sutton beat South Holland rivals Moulton Harrox by six wickets to stay clear at the top – and also progress to the last four of the SLBL Cup. With more than just South Lincs and Border League Division One points up for grabs, Sutton won the toss at Harrox Field and inserted the hosts into bat. It was ...

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Lemon suffers nasty injury as Spalding United beaten at Grantham Town

Grantham Town 3 Spalding United 0 Jordan Lemon suffered a broken wrist as Spalding United were beaten 3-0 by Grantham Town on Friday night. A first-half Paul Walker OG and a Danny Meadows effort gave hosts Grantham a 2-0 lead at the break in the Lincs Senior Cup clash at the Meres. But is was the injury to Lemon that ...

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Ambrose feels Spalding Town are far from dead and buried after Grimbsy Town victory

Skipper Rob Ambrose admits that Spalding Town’s hopes of Lincs ECB Premier League survival would have been all but over if they had failed to beat Grimsby last Saturday. Ambrose led a patched-up side to a seven-wicket success (see page 38) to move off the bottom, but admits it wasn’t as easy as the scoreline suggests. The Saturday sees in-form ...

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More European doubles delight for Spalding and District Table Tennis League legend Jean

Respected Spalding and District Table Tennis League chairman Jean White has added another top trophy to her cabinet. White has just returned home from competing in the European Veterans Table Tennis Championships in Sweden, where she lifted the ladies’ doubles title. Teaming with Betty Bird at the Helsingborg event, White once again got her hands on the top prize – ...

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Super Summer Sixes glory for Denmark-bound Spalding United Blue boys

Spalding United under-11 Blues kicked off their 2017 summer tournament campaign by winning the Holbeach United Summer Sixes event. The young blues started a little slowly, losing their first group game against FFA Gold 1-0. However, this was the only goal they conceded throughout the whole tournament. They finished second in their group, which meant they faced the winners of ...

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Pair of Pinchbeck United junior sides shine at Royston Town tournament

Two talented junior teams from Pinchbeck United enjoyed success at the Royston Town tournament on Saturday. Pinchbeck’s under-14 girls emerged as winners in what was their final tournament of the summer, while the under-16 boys finished as runners-up after losing a dramatic penalty shoot-out. The girls were in action in the morning and were up against sides from North London ...

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Holland hits his Mark to land Welland Yacht Club’s Lowlands Trophy title

Three podium finishes helped Mark Holland win Welland Yacht Club’s Lowlands Trophy on Sunday – in what was a regatta with a difference. This event always comes with a fancy dress theme – anybody not conforming was given a 30 second penalty in race one – with pub signs chosen as the 2017 option. Race one had a novel start, ...

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Football fixtures: Pinchbeck United’s 2017/18 UCL Division One schedule so far

Pinchbeck United’s schedule for their first-ever season in ChromaSport UCL Division One is yet to be released – be a number of their early dates can be announced. Ian Dunn’s side begin life at Step 6 with a trip to Huntingdon Town on Friday, July 28 as part of the UCL/PDFL Groundhop weekend. Their first home game at the new ...

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Football fixtures: Spalding United’s complete 2017/18 schedule

Spalding United’s 2017/18 Evo-Stik NPL First Division South schedule has been announced. A trip to Stocksbridge Park Steels awaits Chris Rawlinson’s Tulips on the opening day of the season (August 12), while league newboys Corby Town are the first visitors to the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field (August 15). Promoted ChromaSport UCL Premier Division champions Peterborough Sports are Spalding’s visitors ...

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Football fixtures: Holbeach United’s 2017/18 matches announced

The first half of Holbeach United’s 2017/18 fixture schedule in the ChromaSport UCL Premier Division has been announced. As previously announced, the Tigers kick-off their campaign with a home date against Sleaford Town as part of the UCL/PDFL Groundhop day. The stand-out games see Holbeach visit Wisbech Town on Boxing Day, while the clashes with rivals Boston Town are on ...

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