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Holbeach United won’t be taking anything for granted against struggling Whitworth

Boss Danny Hussey has warned his Holbeach not to take basement side Wellingborough Whitworth lightly at Carter’s Park on Saturday (3pm). Fourth-placed Holbeach will be without keeper Ricky Drury for the Future Lions UCL Premier Division clash and have been told to approach the game like any other. Hussey said: “I’ve been down the bottom of the table during my ...

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Spalding United braced for crunch relegation battle at Carlton Town

It’s a case of “must not lose” for Spalding United at relegation rivals Carlton Town on Saturday (3pm). That’s the view of boss Matt Easton, who admits that the clash between two of Evo-Stik NPL East Division’s bottom four could be a big day in the race for survival. Just four points spans Wisbech Town in 15th and Gresley in ...

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Fine Anglian Schools runs from Nene Valley Harriers athletes

Nene Valley Harriers’ athletes made a massive contribution to the success of the Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire teams in the Anglian Schools Cross Country Championships. With Suffolk, Norfolk and Northamptonshire also competing at Abingdon Park (Northampton), the Cambridgeshire team won an unprecedented five out of the eight age groups, while Lincolnshire came out on top in the intermediate girls’ race. Molly ...

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Spalding duo Smith and Ekins duo reach county indoor bowls semi-finals

Graham Smith and Kevin Ekins both progressed to the semi-finals of the Lincolnshire singles after strong showings at Lincoln Indoor Bowls Club on Saturday. The duo were among five Spalding Indoor Bowls Club members to take part in the county competition. Smith, who only last weekend lost in the national Champion of Champions final, beat Lincoln youngster Richard Ashton 21-17 ...

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Flawless Spalding IBC Chelsea and Ruby steer England to series title

Spalding Indoor Bowls Club talents Chelsea Tomlin and Ruby Hill had a weekend to remember with England ladies’ under-25 at the international series. The pair played a crucial role in securing the title for England at the Belfast IBC-hosted event, with captain Tomlin also named player of the series in her last year at under-25 level. Hill and Tomlin played ...

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Isobel and Ellisha lead the way in latest South Lincs Competitive Swimming Club spree

The third weekend of Lincolnshire County Championships saw South Lincs Competitive Swimming Club collect a further 21 medals. The Spalding-based club clinched six gold, nine silver and six bronze medals at Grantham on Sunday, at an event that also saw numerous club records and regional qualifying times (RQT) clocked by the swimmers. The success story started with Isobel Gosling, who ...

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Hockey round-up: Stu hits a double but Spalding 1st are smashed for six

Spalding 1st suffered a 6-2 beating at Shefford and Sandy 1st in East Men’s Hockey League Premier B Division on Saturday. On good form ahead of the away trip, Spalding couldn’t repeat their recent heroics despite a double from ace goal-getting Stuart Cunnington. The scoreline flattered the hosts somewhat, with three of their six goals coming in the last ten ...

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Snooker round-up: Holbeach A holding all the cards in top tier title race

Holbeach A are now firmly in the driving seat for the Spalding and District Snooker League Division One title after opening up a five-point lead at the top. Having taken over at the summit the previous week, Holbeach saw off Long Sutton A 5-1 on Thursday night to announce themselves as the new frontrunners for the league’s top prize. Frame ...

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Magic Mick beats two internationals en-route to last 16 of national billiards championship

Long Sutton hot shot Mick Cooper helped knock out two England players as he booked his place in the last 16 of the country’s national billiards championship. Cooper, who plays for Norfolk, progressed from the English South East group stage at Cambridge behind Rob Hall as runner-up thanks to having a better points record than his county team-mate Nathan Mann. ...

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Table tennis round-up: Nets n Edges take a big scalp in Guardian Cup

The Spalding and District Table Tennis League held another cup week, this time for the first round of the Guardian Cup. In this event, four singles are played up to 33 points. The scores from the four games are totalled, then a hidden handicap is awarded to one of the teams. Six of the seven matches were played, with four ...

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Spalding RFC now looking up the table after battling to maiden away victory

Mansfield RFC 10 Spalding RFC 12 Spalding RFC survived two late red cards to beat hosts Mansfield 12-10 on Saturday and record their first away of the Midlands Three East (North) season. Both Jordan Templer and Ash Piccaver were ordered off the field late on, but earlier tries from Will Shields and Harry Cole gave Town an all-too-rare success at ...

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Braithwaite winner helps comeback kings Holbeach United see off ten-man Eynesbury

Eynesbury Rovers 1 Holbeach United 2 Gutsy Holbeach United came from behind once again to claim an impressive 2-1 victory at fellow high-fliers Eynesbury Rovers on Tuesday night. The Tigers, who came from 2-0 down to win 4-2 at ON Chenecks on Saturday (see page 37), were 1-0 down at half-time thanks to a Steve Gentle strike on 36 minutes. ...

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Hussey not entirely happy despite seeing Holbeach United hit back to win at Chenecks

ON Chenecks 2 Holbeach United 4 Jack Smith helped himself to a hat-trick on his Holbeach United return as the Tigers battled back to beat hosts Northampton ON Chenecks 4-2 on Saturday. On another day hit by postponements due to the weather, the Tigers looked set for a long day when they fell 2-0 down early on at Billing Road ...

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PDFL round-up: Barnes bags late leveller to deny Harrox in derby draw

A late equaliser from youngster William Barnes earned Holbeach United Reserves a battling 1-1 draw with Moulton Harrox on Saturday. ChromaSport PDFL Premier Division leaders Harrox had led for a long period at Carter’s Park thanks to another Joe Townsend goal. But Barnes jumped off the bench to level with around ten minutes to go, as Holbeach’s second string became ...

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Saturday rugby: Spalding RFC break away duck with narrow Mansfield victory

Spalding RFC won their first away game of the Midlands Three East (North) season on Saturday as they edged out hosts Mansfield 12-10. The victory moves fifth-placed Town level on points with fourth-placed Buxton and they are now ten points off second spot. A full report will online at www.spaldingvoice.co.uk early next week and in Thursday’s Spalding Voice. RESULTS Midlands ...

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Saturday football: Jack back with a hat-trick as Tigers go fourth, Pinchbeck game off and Tulips drop to 17th

Jack Smith helped himself to a hat-trick on his Holbeach United return as the Tigers battled back to beat hosts Northampton ON Chenecks on Saturday. On another day hit by postponements due to the weather, the Tigers looked set for a long day when they fell 2-0 down early on at Billing Road. But Smith, re-signed from Pinchbeck United last ...

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Leuty duo raising money to honour their late friend Hannah

Spalding Indoor Bowls Club’s Calvin Leuty and his wife Sarah are helping to raise money in memory of their good friend and Cambridgeshire bowler Hannah Overton. Hannah sadly lost her battle with Leukaemia – at the age of just 28 – on December 23 last year. She is best known on the bowls scene for proudly captaining the England under-25, ...

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Billiards round-up: Seven-up! Week of maximum wins in Spalding and District League

It was a week of whitewashes in the Spalding and District Billiards League as four of the fixtures ended in a 7-0 scoreline. Leaders Holbeach A got in on the act, as they walloped rock-bottom Gosberton A on their home baize. James Glover (R90), Colin Dodd (R30) and Ben Harding (R40) all won frames and made breaks of 21, 28 ...

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Quartet battling for second behind ace Kilby at Tydd Gote Angling Club

The battle for the runners-up spot in the Tydd Gote Angling Club winter league is really heating up. With just five matches to go, it’s all to fish for with Pete Emery on 100 points, Dave Simmonds on 98, Steve Borrett sitting on 83 and Archie Greenwood just behind on 78. But way out in front with a massive 147 ...

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Holbeach United bidding to get back on track after two weeks off

Frustrated Holbeach United boss Danny Hussey admits that having back-to-back fixtures postponed has sent him back to square one. Hussey, who took over at Carter’s Park in early January, has yet to witness his fifth-placed Tigers lose a Future Lions UCL Premier Division fixture – but has seen games with Eynesbury Rovers and Boston Town postponed in successive weekends. That ...

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