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Pinchbeck United boss Dunn lodges complaint after son Rupert (6) is verbally abused

Pinchbeck United player/boss Ian Dunn is seeking answers from the footballing authorities after claiming his six-year-old son Rupert was verbally abused by a Leicester Nirvana player on Saturday. Rupert, who was acting as a ball boy during the Knights’ 2-1 loss against Leicester Nirvana, is alleged to have been told to hurry up by Nirvana’s Sam Gent – with the ...

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Trophy triumph sees Spalding Indoor Bowls Club reach the last 16 of Egham

Spalding Indoor Bowls Club’s national mixed team have marched into the last 16 of the Egham Trophy after a battling win over Barwell. They won on two of the four rinks and drew the others to book a showdown with county rivals and last season’s national finalists Lincoln on Sunday, December 8. Spalding started the stronger of the two teams, ...

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Four-midable show as Ayscoughfee’s top team triumph at second primary school tournament

Spalding Hockey Club once again hosted the latest primary schools tournament at Glen Park on Friday. Some 18 teams from 13 local primary schools participated in the tournament across four leagues at advanced, intermediate and beginner levels. Three were also 12 of the club’s juniors who had volunteered to officiate, all of whom had previously participated in the tournament and ...

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Men’s hockey round-up: Stu hits top treble in thrilling Spalding 1st victory

A Stu Cunnington hat-trick inspired Spalding 1st to a thrilling 5-4 win over St Albans 2nd in East Men’s Hockey League Premier B on Saturday. In what was the first of a two-game weekend for Spalding’s top team, they edged past mid-table rivals St Albans in a nine-goal classic at Glen Park. Ace goal-getter Cunnington led the way with three ...

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Women’s hockey round-up: Late strike puts skids on Sutton, Spalding hit for six

Long Sutton 1st were denied an East Women’s Hockey League Division 2NW victory at rivals Pelicans 1st by a late goal on Saturday. After a goalless first half, Sutton were much brighter and moved into the lead when Jo Bland fired a short corner home. Sutton then dominated the rest of the half, with the ever-willing Jemima Dodd putting in ...

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Another victory for Tydd Gote Angling Club’s Emery at highly competitive meet

Pete Emery is still in fine form and put on a superb display at the Tydd Gote Angling Club Sunday match at Main Road with a fine bag of roach, rudd and skimmers. Emery was on the concrete and alternated whip and long pole with pinkie and tares feeding hemp for an excellent total of 16lb 8oz. Dennis Houghton was ...

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Table tennis round-up: Newside blow Hurricanes away, JDM also on-song

A top turnout for the latest round of Spalding and District Table Tennis League fixtures saw a couple of sides put in sensational showings. The first on-song side were Newside, who played their league match against Hurricane Brothers. Despite some of the games going to four ends, Hurricane Brothers couldn’t convert enough points, leaving Newside to claim a 5-0 whitewash. ...

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Snooker round-up: Swinburn stars as Long Sutton see off table-toppers Pyramid

The top three teams in Spalding and District Snooker League Division One are separated by just one point after an exciting night of action on Thursday. Leaders Pyramid D were stopped in their tracks by third-placed rivals Long Sutton A, who edged them out 4-2 in the game of the week. A 38 break from Sean Swinburn (O49) helped him ...

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Party in the Park as sensational Spalding RFC show stuns leaders Stockwood

Stockwood Park 20Spalding RFC 24 Ash Anker scored a dramatic last-gasp try as Spalding RFC defeated previously unbeaten Midlands Three East (South) leaders Stockwood Park in a stunning show on Saturday. Town, who hadn’t won away in the league all season, stormed to a 24-20 triumph in Luton to move into sixth place in the standings. This was a deserved ...

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PDFL round-up: Seven-up Crowland thrash Town to reach Division One summit

Crowland Town climbed to the top of ChromaSport PDFL Division One on Saturday with a resounding 7-0 derby win over struggling Spalding Town. Danny Firth and Corban Oldham both helped themselves to doubles in the Snowden Field romp, while Reece Crane, Harry Grigas and Harry Grigas also got in on the act. It’s now an impressive ten wins from 13 ...

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Hussey very happy with Holbeach United’s impressive win at Harborough Town

Harborough Town 0Holbeach United 3 An impressive second-half showing inspired Holbeach United to an eye-catching 3-0 victory at Harborough Town on Saturday. Goals from Luke Avis, Nick Jackson and Will Bird fired the Tigers to all three points in the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division clash at The HTFC Community Ground – and made it five wins on the spin in ...

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Dunn left fuming with referee as Pinchbeck United are beaten in stormy clash

Pinchbeck United 1Leicester Nirvana 2 Angry Pinchbeck United player/boss Ian Dunn admits that he was forced to report referee Miroslav Belik to the footballing authorities after Saturday’s 2-1 defeat against high-flying Leicester Nirvana. Dunn claims that Belik missed a clear foul before Deen Master’s 66th-minute winner at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field, failed to send off Sam Gent for ...

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Easton reflective as unlucky Spalding United are left in a Haze by late Frickley goals

Frickley Athletic 2Spalding United 1 Boss Matt Easton was left to rue fine margins as his Spalding United side were beaten by an injury-time goal at Frickley Athletic on Saturday. The Tulips looked set for all three points when Kevin Bastos put them ahead 15 minutes from time in the BetVictor NPL South East Division clash at Westfield Lane. Ace ...

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Saturday football: Three-sy for Tigers, late heartbreak for Tulips, Knights edged out

Holbeach United eased to a 3-0 success at Harborough Town on Saturday, while two late goals saw Spalding United slip to a 2-1 loss at Frickley Athletic and Pinchbeck United were beaten by the same score at home against Leicester Nirvana. Luke Avis, Nick Jackson and Will Bird got the goals for Holbeach as they made it five wins from ...

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Holbeach United fight back to see off nine-man Melton in cup cracker

Holbeach United progressed to the KitmanUK Knockout Cup semi-final on Wednesday night as they came from behind to beat Melton Town 3-1. Visitors Melton had Gilchrist and Arnold sent off inside 20 minutes of the Carter’s Park quarter-final, but took the lead through ex-Tiger Zak Munton just before half-time. Holbeach, though, were much improved after the break and scored three ...

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Green Dragon on fire at Pinchbeck and District Darts League finals night

Green Dragon took the top honours at the Pinchbeck and District Summer Darts League finals night with the standard of play very high. Events at Spalding Services Club got under way with the Ward Trophy for teams in Division B and Division C. Riverside A (Division B winners) completed a league and cup double there by beating Lincoln Arms B ...

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Brilliant Briggs leads the way for super South Lincs Competitive Swimming Club at Leicester Open

Ever-impressive South Lincs Competitive Swimming Club returned home from the City of Leicester Open meet with a bag full of medals. The level two event held from Friday to Sunday saw members of the Spalding-based club do a sterling job as they contested numerous heats and final. Emma Croker collected silver in the girls’ 13/14 years age group 50m butterfly ...

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Emery eases to victory at Tydd Gote Gote Angling Club with a strong net

Pete Emery was the star man at the Tydd Gote AC Sunday club match at Main Road with a lovely net of roach, rudd and skimmers for 13lb 8oz. Emery was two upstream of the bridge and made no mistake by fishing single and double pinkie over hemp – keeping fish coming throughout the day for a comfortable win. At ...

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Billiards round-up: Maximum victories for Holbeach A and Gosberton A

Holbeach A were the big winners in the Spalding and District Billiards League on Monday night. They whitewashed Pyramid B 7-0 in a game that saw James Glover (R90) and Ben Harding (R40) make breaks of 34 (unfinished) and 32 respectively. Also 7-0 winners were Gosberton A, who beat Crowland 7-0 despite a super spree of breaks from Rob Childs ...

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Trophy time for all of Welland Yacht Club’s winners at awards bash

Saturday night saw Welland Yacht Club hold their end of season award presentation evening. It was chance for members to catch up at the end of the main sailing season and for the regatta and race series trophies to be handed out. Adult award winners: Tom Bell, Martin Cook, Mark Holland, Katie and Gail Follington, Paul Burton, Alan Cox and ...

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