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Saturday football: Bastos fires Tulips to huge victory, Tigers win again but Pinchbeck lose at home

A Kevin Bastos hat-trick fired managerless Spalding United to a remarkable 4-1 win at Worksop Town on Saturday, while Holbeach United triumphed 2-1 at Wellingborough Town on Saturday and Pinchbeck United were beaten 2-0 at home by Peterborough Northern Star. Starting with the Tulips, a treble from Bastos – who was later sent off – and a Joel Brownhill penalty ...

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Popular boss Easton reveals reasons for leaving Spalding United but encourages players to stay with club

Matt Easton admits that he resigned from his role as Spalding United manager after reaching his own breaking point with the ongoing problems at the club. Dignified to the end, the popular boss refused to be critical of anybody associated with the Tulips and said he was “gutted” to leave what was his maiden job in first-team management. But he ...

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Dunn wants to see Pinchbeck United be more clinical in clash with Northern Star

Ian Dunn has urged his Pinchbeck United side to be more clinical in front of goal as they bid to end their lengthy winless streak on Saturday. The Knights, beaten 7-0 at Quorn last weekend, host Peterborough Northern Star at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field this week (3pm). Player/boss Dunn hasn’t seen his side win a game in any ...

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Hussey hopes poor Holbeach United show was just a ‘blip’ ahead of Wellingborough trip

Danny Hussey wants his Holbeach United side to prove that Saturday’s lacklustre draw with Desborough Town was no more than a blip. The Tigers, who are unbeaten in seven games in all competitions, are aiming to get back to winning ways in the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division when they visit Wellingborough Town on Saturday (3pm). Hussey is hopeful that his ...

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Golf round-up: Harry is hailed as Tydd St Giles captain’s player of the year

The competition winners at Tydd St Giles Golf Club got their hands on their silverware at last week’s men’s presentation day. Of the awards dished out on the night, perhaps the highlight saw Harry Turner named Captain’s Player of the Year. 2019 winners: Spring Open – Steve Duffy. Autumn Open – James Dack. Winter Pairs – Ian Cooper & Jamie ...

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South Lincs Competitive Swimming Club’s top talents go on Grantham medal spree

The junior members of South Lincs Competitive Swimming Club collected an amazing 68 medals and clocked a host of personal best (PB) times at the Boston Open Meet. The Spalding-based club returned from the Grantham-hosted event with an amazing medal haul that included 18 golds, 36 silvers and 14 bronzes. Aurinija Maliauskaite collected six medals from her six swims over ...

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Easton resigns as manager of Spalding United

Spalding United have been rocked by the resignation of boss Matt Easton. The Tulips chief quit his role at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field on Wednesday night. He had been seeking assurances about a number of off the field issues at the club. GONE: Matt Easton. Photo by JAKE WHITELEY Speaking on Twitter, Spalding chairman Andy Gay said: “It ...

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Indoor bowls round-up: Spalding IBC ladies on top form in Trudy Bates clash

Spalding Indoor Bowls Club’s ladies team continued their fine form with a resounding whitewash win against Grantham in the Trudy Bates competition. Spalding were determined to get revenge for their defeat in the reverse fixture and started strongly, moving a massive 50 shots in front at the half-way stage. They eventually won on all rinks and secured a 145-49 (16-0 ...

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Double at Frostbite opener leaves Cox in command of Welland Yacht Club series

Alan Cox made a flying start to Welland Yacht Club’s Frostbite Series with two wins at Sunday’s opener. Four boats took to the start, with the Laser of Mark Holland leading the way closely followed by Alan Cox (also Laser), Andy Agar (OK) and Katie Follington (Laser Radial). As they made their way up river Cox moved into first place, ...

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Hockey round-up: Long Sutton’s losing streak reaches ten with UEA defeat

It’s now ten defeats from as many games in East Men’s Hockey League Division 2N for Long Sutton 1st after Saturday’s 9-1 defeat at University of East Anglia 1st. Sutton were short of a number of regular faces, but were grateful to Jack Smith for stepping up to help out and Will White for travelling back from university to play. ...

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Derry delivers the goods in Spalding Darts Open with win over ace Williams

Nathan Derry was crowned winner if the 2019 Spalding Darts Open last week. Ace thrower Derry got the better of leading local talent Scott Winners 6-4 in a quality final, earning himself the trophy and a cash prize of £250. Williams, who will be competing at the 2020 BDO World Professional Darts Championship at Lakeside in January, collected £150 as ...

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Snooker round-up: Tulips B hit the Division One summit with massive victory

Tulips B won the big Spalding and District Snooker League fixture of the week to go top of the Division One table. The Spalding side defeated previous leaders Pyramid D 4-2 in Bourne to leapfrog them and go one point clear in the top tier. Wins from Ady Sibley (O21), Darren Woodberry (O42) and Mark Woodberry (O56) sealed the win ...

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Sensational showing sees Spalding RFC storm into RFU Vase semi-finals

Manor Park RFC 16Spalding RFC 26 In-form Spalding RFC marched into the semi-finals of the Midlands Section of the National RFU Vase Cup with a 26-16 win at Manor Park on Saturday. Town, who are hitting top form after a tricky start, took the lead on six minutes and never looked back against their Nuneaton hosts. Electing to play with ...

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PDFL round-up: Taylor the hero as spot-on Harrox progress, Crowland on-song

Stand-in Moulton Harrox keeper Brendan Taylor saved four penalties in a shoot-out as they edged past Hykeham Town in the Lincs FA Junior Cup on Saturday. A smart turn and shot from Ian Bradbury fired Harrox ahead midway through the first period, but a red card to Phil Groves meant their task to hold on was a tough one. The ...

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Hussey angered by ‘awful’ Holbeach United showing in drab Desborough draw

Holbeach United 1Desborough Town 1 Danny Hussey branded Holbeach United’s performance “awful” as they were held to a Carter’s Park draw by lowly Desborough Town on Saturday. Josh Ford’s first-half free-kick gave the Tigers the lead at the break, but they were pegged back by Brian Farrell’s long punt upfield that caught keeper Ricky Drury out and found the net. ...

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Clinical Quorn make mincemeat out of profligate Pinchbeck United

Quorn 7Pinchbeck United 0 Pinchbeck United slipped to their worst defeat of the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division season on Saturday as Quorn crushed them 7-0. The second-from bottom Knights were ruthlessly put to the sword by their title chasing hosts at Farley Way Stadium, with seven different players finding the net. Stephen Hart, Micah Jebbison, Tawanda Mangondoza, Rackeem Reid, Richard ...

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Saturday football: Holbeach United held at home by strugglers, Pinchbeck thrashed at Quorn, Sutton on-song

A freak goal denied Holbeach United a Uhlsport UCL Premier Division victory on Saturday, while Pinchbeck United were handed their heaviest loss of the season to date. On a day that saw plenty of postponements, Holbeach drew 1-1 with a Desborough Town – who were beaten 12-0 at Rugby Town midweek – at a very foggy Carter’s Park. Josh Ford’s ...

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Golf round-up: Will and John take tight win at Tydd St Giles Golf Club Stableford

It was tight at the top of Tydd St Giles Golf Club’s November Stableford Pairs event with Will Woodrow and John Kelledgher narrowly taking top spot. Their score of 47 points was enough to edge out the teams of Mark Whittaker and Luke Sandford and Mark Cooper and Neil Morphew (both 46pts) by a solitary point. Jamie Stott and Mark ...

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Keyes, Toms and Ward all agree to stay with G&S Racing Kawasaki in 2020

G&S Racing Kawasaki have announced that all three of their riders – Kevin Keyes, TJ Toms and Milo Ward – will remain with the team for the 2020 season. Keyes and Toms will be contesting the Pirelli National Superstock 600 Championship for the Wyberton team, with Ward in the Stock 1000 series. Ward impressed in his first season in the ...

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Hussey calls on fans to get behind Holbeach United as they bid to keep pace with the UCL’s big guns

Danny Hussey has challenged his red-hot Holbeach United players to ruffle the feathers of the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division’s big guns. The Tigers have won their last five games on the bounce in all competitions and are sitting pretty in fifth place – ten points behind leaders Shepshed Dynamo with a game in hand. While Hussey doesn’t feel his in-form ...

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