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Snooker round-up: Services E inflict first defeat on Pyramid B

The last remaining unbeaten record in the Spalding and District Snooker League was finally smashed on Thursday night as Division One title hopefuls Pyramid B were defeated by Services E. After winning their opening ten games of the season, the Bourne side finally succumbed to a 4-2 home reverse against a fourth-placed Services side that showcased their own title credentials. ...

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Tricks and Braithwaite fire Holbeach United to derby win and third place in table

Holbeach United 2 Sleaford Town 1 Holbeach United climbed up to third in the Future Lions UCL Premier Division after coming from behind to bet Sleaford Town 2-1 on Wednesday night. Scott Coupland gave Sleaford a half-time lead at Carter’s Park, but second-half efforts from James Tricks and Joe Braithwaite fired the Tigers to all three points. The match was ...

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Leading award for Hale-Smith at Tydd St Giles Golf Club’s end of season bash

James Hale-Smith was the big winner as Tydd St Giles Golf Club held their annual presentation night. A total of 30 trophies were awarded to the members who won competitions throughout the year, with Hale-Smith doing enough to secure the Ken Doughty player of the year trophy. He’s enjoyed great success in competitions over the campaign and has also secured ...

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Table tennis round-up: It’s beginning to look tight at the top of Division One

The fifth round of league fixtures in the Spalding and District Table Tennis League saw the top of Division One closing up – while the opposite happened in the second tier. Moulton SE have jumped to the top with a close fought match against fellow contenders JDM. In a ding-dong match Moulton took the early lead through Stephen Appleby in ...

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Solid Sleaford success sees Spalding RFC climb up to fifth spot

Spalding RFC 22 Sleaford RFC 7 Spalding RFC secured a bonus-point victory over new-look rivals Sleaford on Saturday to climb back up to fifth place in Midlands Three East (North). Town were hot favourites for the Memorial Field clash after a walloping NLD Cup win over their Lincolnshire rivals back in October, but Sleaford did do the double over them ...

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Sunday football round-up: Jubilee see off Old Boys to progress in Lincs Sunday Cup

Spalding and District Sunday League leaders Jubilee picked up an impressive 3-2 win at Old Boys United in the Lincs Sunday Cup. Goals from Declan Earth, Danny Maddison and Nigel Steadman fired the table toppers into the next round of the county competition at Washingborough. Back in the league, Kirton Town moved level on points with Jubilee after walloping hosts ...

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PDFL round-up: Rovers end Harrox’s hopes of retaining county crown

Moulton Harrox’s defence of the Lincs FA Junior Cup is over following a 2-1 defeat at Tetney Rovers on Saturday. In a game played at Thoresby Road in Louth, the hosts raced into a 2-0 lead before Dalius Kisla pulled one back. There was no late leveller for Kev Nottingham’s charges, who return to ChromaSport PDFL Premier Division action at ...

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Dunn full of praise as Pinchbeck United shoot down Star to end losing streak

Pinchbeck United 2 Peterborough NS 0 Ryan Oliver marked his home debut with a typical goal as Pinchbeck United ended their three-game Future Lions UCL Premier Division losing streak in impressive style on Saturday. Hitman Oliver headed the Knights into the lead against Peterborough Northern Star at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field, before the recalled Tony Edwards completed a ...

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FA Vase defeat hard to take for Hayes as Godmanchester dump Holbeach United out

Godmanchester Rovers 2 Holbeach United 0 Holbeach United’s fine run in the Buildbase FA Vase ended with a 2-0 third round defeat at Godmanchester Rovers on Saturday. Late goals from Joe Furness (72) and Austen Diaper (83) sent the hosts through at Bearscroft Lane, with a depleted Tigers outfit powerless to resist. With boss Seb Hayes missing the game for ...

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It’s Marshall law for Spadling United as Conor grabs a late leveller

Stocksbridge Park Steels 1 Spalding United 1 By RAY TUCKER Michael Duggan making a penalty save and Conor Marshall scoring a last-gasp leveller were key factors in Spalding United returning home from Yorkshire with a valuable Evo-Stik League East Division point on Saturday. Keeper Duggan tipped a 38th-minute Scott Ruthven penalty past the post at Stocksbridge Park Steels, while Marshall’s ...

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Saturday football: Tulips snatch late point, Tigers out of FA Vase and Pinchbeck back to winning ways

Spalding United netted a last-gasp leveller to secure a 1-1 draw at Stocksbridge Park Steels on Saturday, while Holbeach United suffered a 2-0 FA Vase defeat at Godmanchester Rovers and Pinchbeck United bagged a 2-0 home success over Peterborough Northern Star. Starting with the Tulips, they looked set for another defeat in Evo-Stik NPL Division One East when Litchfield fired ...

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Hayes admits that two-week period is pivotal for Holbeach United’s season

Seb Hayes admits that the next two weeks could end up defining Holbeach United’s season. The Tigers took on Wellingborough Town in the last eight of the Future Lions UCL Knockout Cup tonight (7.45pm), then head to Godmanchester Rovers in the third round of the Buildbase FA Vase this Saturday (3pm). UCL Premier Division clashes with Sleaford (home, Wednesday, 7.45pm) ...

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New signings Jackson and Oliver backed to improve stuttering Pinchbeck United

Player/manager Ian Dunn is hoping that new signings Nick Jackson and Ryan Oliver will help Pinchbeck United recapture their early season form. The Knights have now lost three Future Lions UCL Premier Division games on a spin after last Saturday’s 2-0 reverse at Oadby Town and have fallen from second to seventh in the table. Dunn always insisted that Pinchbeck, ...

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Easton: Lowly Spalding United are better than league position suggests

Boss Matt Easton reckons that Spalding United are in a false position in Evo-Stik NPL Division One East. After suffering last-gasp heartache against high-flying Tadcaster Albion last Saturday (see page 37), the Tulips dropped down to 18th in the table – just one point off the foot. However, the Tulips have just endured a November that saw them play a ...

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Sunday success for ace Emery at Tydd Gote Angling Club

Pete Emery was the star performer at this week’s Tydd Gote Angling Club matches on the North Level at Main Road – where the roach are still congregating in the early numbers by the bridge. In the Wednesday Open, Emery found over 11lb of redfins but lost out to winner John Taylor by just half an ounce. But he made ...

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Ace Prior takes victory at round two of Welland Yacht Club’s Frostbite Series

Andy Prior signalled his intent to be a contender in Welland Yacht Club’s Frostbite Series this year with victory at round two on Sunday. Some seven boats took to the water to compete in the second round of action – but round one winner Ros Nickols found herself struggling to get back on the right side of the start line, ...

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Ever-improving Gosberton Risegate impress at latest hockey tournament

Close to 170 youngsters from 14 different primary schools formed 20 teams to contest the second of five tournaments at Spalding Hockey Club on Friday. As per the normal format, the teams were split into four ability groups; advanced, intermediate and two beginner leagues. In the advanced league, reigning champions St Norbert’s continued their winning ways with four wins. A ...

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Billy bags double to fire Holbeach United into semi-finals of League Cup

Holbeach United 2 Wellingborough Town 1 Two goal from Billy Smith fired Holbeach United into the semi-final of the Future Lions UCL Knockout Cup on Wednesday night. Winger Smith struck in each half to help the Tigers sink Wellingborough Town 2-1 at Carter’s Park. Holbeach will now take on Leicester Nirvana in the semi-final and are hoping to go one ...

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Billiards round-up: B team take Holbeach bragging rights in top-of-the-table tussle

Holbeach A’s lead at the top of the Spalding and District Billiards League has been cut to 5.5 points after a 5-2 loss against friendly foes Holbeach B on Monday night. The win sees Holbeach B move into a position of power, given that they have a game in hand on the leaders. Elsewhere, ace cueman Rob Childs once again ...

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Snooker round-up: Classy Gray keeps Bourne SC A in the hunt at top

A trademark 87 break from Mark Gray helped Bourne SC A move to within two points of the top of the Spalding and District Snooker League Division One table on Thursday night. Gray, who is now playing off an O105 handicap, made his latest big break in a opening frame success over Ady Sibley (O21) in a 5-1 team triumph ...

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