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Thorogood reckons his young Tulips have an exciting future despite recent cuts

Defiant interim boss Lewis Thorogood has called for everybody to get behind Spalding United after their latest off-the-field problems. The Tulips were forced to release skipper Lewis Brownhill, striker Joel Brownhill and key defender Ben Greenwood last week following the discovery of further debts that required the playing budget to be slashed once again. Thorogood’s young side also lost 3-1 ...

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Hussey admits postponed semi was a boost for Tigers ahead of Quorn test

Danny Hussey admits that he was relieved to see Tuesday night’s Lincs FA Senior Cup semi-final at Boston Town postponed. The clash at the DWB Stadium was called off on Monday due to damage from Storm Ciara and safety concerns – and will now be played this coming Tuesday (7.45pm). Having battled hard to beat Loughborough University 1-0 in the ...

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Netball round-up: The Sky is the limit for resurgent Tulips B after impressive win

Tulips B got back to winning ways in the Boston Netball League B as they saw off Boston Boltz Sky 43-12. The high-flying Spalding Netball Club side started the game with intent, producing some beautiful movement down the attacking end. Lucy Boyce and Millie Weller were in sync in the shooting circle and both put the ball up with confidence ...

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A dozen gold medals in South Lincs Competitive Swimming Club’s huge haul of 44

South Lincs Competitive Swimming Club enjoyed a weekend to savour as they claimed 44 medals at the second round of the Lincolnshire County Championships. An impressive 12 of them were gold medals, while 13 silvers and 19 bronzes also came home to the Spalding-based club, whose members also clocked numerous personal bests (PB) and met regional qualifying standards. Alex Sadler ...

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Ayscoughfee take top spot at latest primary school tournament at Surfleet

South Lincolnshire’s young guns made their way to Spalding Hockey Club on Friday for the latest Primary Schools Hockey Tournament. Glen Park played host to the third of five tournaments scheduled for this school year and 17 teams – approximately 140 youngsters – from 12 local primary schools participated across four leagues at advanced, intermediate and beginner levels. In the ...

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Hockey round-up: Baker blasts treble to steer Long Sutton to thrilling victory

Josh Baker bagged a hat-trick as Long Sutton 1st claimed a big win in East Men’s Hockey League Division 2N on Saturday. Basement side Sutton did their hopes of survival the power of good by beating Horncastle 1st 6-4 at the Peele Leisure Centre, with Baker (3), James Collingwood, Daniel Batten and player-of-the-match Ed White getting the goals. Up in ...

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Spalding Indoor Bowls Club’s Ruby shines in emphatic England under-25 win

Spalding Indoor Bowls Club star Ruby Hill helped England to an emphatic women’s under-25 international series win at Arbroath IBC in Scotland over the weekend. Hill played number three in a rink skipped by Rachel Tremlett (St Neots), with Devon Cooper (Hartlepool) and Jasmine Wilson (Huntingdon) at the front end. The first match of the series saw England face Ireland, ...

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Snooker round-up: Boundary A rise to hand title hopefuls Tulips B a surprise loss

It was a potentially big week in the Spalding and District Snooker League Division One title race as leaders Pyramid D opened up a small lead at the top – thanks in part to one of the surprise results of the season so far. While the Bourne side were winning 4-2 at Holbeach C, their two nearest rivals – Spalding ...

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Pinchbeck United stay bottom of the pile after Wellingborough Town loss

Wellingborough Town 2 Pinchbeck United 0 Pinchbeck United slipped to another defeat on Tuesday night as Wellingborough Town handed them a 2-0 reverse. The Knights, who are now rock bottom of the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division, conceded goals in each half at a very windy and cold Dog and Duck. Sean McBride (38) gave the Doughboys a 1-0 half-time lead, ...

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Spalding RFC’s fine form continues with big win in first-ever Daventry clash

Spalding RFC 43 Daventry 14 Spalding RFC climbed into the top six in Midlands Three East (South) with a comfortable 43-14 win over Daventry on Saturday. In what was the first-ever meeting between the two mid-table teams at the Memorial Field, Harry Sharman and Matty Holmes both helped themselves to a try double. The other scores came from Gav Sharman, ...

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PDFL round-up: Dec at the double to keep Moulton Harrox in the title mix

Moulton Harrox remain in the hunt for the ChromaSport PDFL Premier Division title after a 4-1 win at Peterborough Polonia on Saturday. A double from Dec Earth, Louis Steadman’s strike and an own goal leave Harrox just one point behind leaders Peterborough North End Sports. Holbeach United Reserves went one better as they thrashed hosts Ketton 5-0, with Tommy Coote ...

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Youthful Spalding United handed a home reverse by Belper after difficult week

Spalding United 1 Belper Town 3 By RAY TUCKER Spalding United ended a turbulent week with a defeat as a youthful line-up were seen off 3-1 by promotion-chasing Belper Town on Saturday. Unforeseen financial problems unfortunately forced a budget cut on Lewis Thorogood’s squad, resulting in the departure of Brownhill brothers Lewis and Joel and Ben Greenwood. Belper, however, had ...

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Hussey happy with Holbeach United’s tactics as they secure UCL Cup final place

Holbeach United 1 Loughborough University 0 Michael Frew’s second-half goal fired Holbeach United to their second KitmanUK Knockout Cup final is as many years as they beat much-fancied Loughborough University 1-0 on Saturday. Frontman Frew struck with about 20 minutes of the Carter’s Park semi-final remaining as the Tigers expertly nullified a team that thrashed them 5-0 on the opening ...

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Dunn left low as Pinchbeck United sink to the bottom after crucial Sleaford loss

Sleaford Town 2 Pinchbeck United 1 Ian Dunn admitted that he was left feeling very low after seeing his Pinchbeck United side hit rock bottom on Saturday. Despite going 1-0 up early on at relegation rivals Sleaford through a Max Gee penalty (4), the Knights shipped two second-half goals and lost the Eslaforde Park basement battle 2-1. A controversial own ...

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Saturday football: Holbeach Frew to UCL cup final, Pinchbeck hit rock-bottom and Spalding lose at home

Holbeach United booked their place in the final of the KitmanUK Knockout Cup with a fine 1-0 win over Loughborough University on Saturday, while Pinchbeck United sunk to the bottom of the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division after losing 2-1 at Sleaford Town and Spalding United were seen off 3-1 by BetVictor NPL South East Division high-fliers Belper Town. Starting with ...

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Ace Thorpe gets his hands on top Tydd St Giles Golf Club trophy at annual meeting

Last week saw Tydd St Giles Golf Club’s senior section hold both their trophy presentation day Stableford competition and AGM. All of the 2019 trophy winners also lined up to receive their trophies from the past year of action – including seniors’ club champion Nicholas Thorpe. In the Stableford, Michael McCleery enjoyed victory in Division One with 41 points. The ...

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He’s alright Jack! Spalding starlet Spillett claims British kickboxing crown

Top teenage talent Jack Spillett is celebrating after becoming a British kickboxing champion. Spillett, who attends Spalding Academy, was at the ICO British Kickboxing Competition on Sunday – and he won the under 40kg 13-17 year old category. The youngster, who trains two to three times daily six days a week also came third in another category. Spillett is a ...

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Snooker round-up: Tulips C put skids on Consti F’s Division Two title charge

The title race in Division Two of the Spalding and District Snooker League is looking a little more open after the top two teams suffered defeats on Thursday night. Perhaps the stand-out result of the week in any division saw fourth-placed Tulips C upset leaders Consti F 4-2. The damage was done in the first three frames as Pete Ransome ...

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Billiards round-up: Another brilliant break from star man Childs, Cooper and Johnson also on red-hot form

Another huge Rob Childs break lit up Monday night’s Spalding and District Billiards League action. The O270 handicapper made a 98, 59 and 54 as Crowland beat Donington 5-2. Pyramid A were the big winners of the week as they beat Long Sutton 7-0 despite breaks of 42 and 29 from Mick Cooper (O190). Holbeach A also picked up a ...

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Dunn demands Pinchbeck United improvement in big basement battle at Sleaford

All eyes are on the bottom of the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division table this weekend with the two chief relegation candidates going head-to-head. Pinchbeck United (six points) Sleaford Town (five points) are separated by just one point at the foot of the standings – and one of them looks set to take the sole relegation spot this season. The Knights’ ...

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