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Footballers give vandals a kicking

Community football club Spalding United Youth have had fantastic support after vandals caused hundreds of pounds of damage to their main West Pinchbeck pitch causing some games to not go ahead. But an online appeal to raise £500 to cover the costs of the damage found at the Leaveslake Drove ground on Saturday hit its target in just hours. The ...

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G&S Kawasaki trio Ward, Toms and Keyes all set for new season

The three Wyberton based G&S Racing Kawasaki riders Milo Ward, TJ Toms and Kevin Keyes take to the track for the opening race of the new race season at Silverstone over the Easter weekend. Ward has moved up to the National Superstock 1000 Championship, while Toms and Keyes will campaign the National Superstock 600 championship. All three riders have taken ...

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Ace Aaron ready for his fresh challenge in National Superstock 1000 Championship

Aaron Clarke is making the step up to the National Superstock 1000 Championship this year – and is looking forward to the new challenge in his first race at Silverstone over the Easter weekend. Riding a BMW this year, Kirton race ace Clarke took part in some winter testing at Cartagena in Spain where he got to grips with the ...

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Neil and Kieran get Spalding Cycling Club season off to flying start at LRRA meet

Spalding Cycling Club duo Neil Palmer and Kieran Buffham enjoyed a strong start to the season at the Lincolnshire Road Race Association (LRRA) 2up time trial. The pair picked up fifth spot in a field of 18 pairs, covering the 18.3 miles in 40.17mins at an average speed of 27.3 mph on the course which took place on the A15/A52 ...

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Title treble for Spalding IBC’s Jordan…after fantastic final win against girlfriend Ruby

Home favourite Jordan Philpott won the Spalding Under-25 Open for the third time in his career on Saturday – beating his girlfriend and team-mate Ruby Hill in the final. The tournament, sponsored by Jet2Holidays, was played in the premier threes format at Spalding Indoor Bowls Club meaning players contested three sets of three ends, played with three bowls and the ...

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Snooker round-up: Fantastic finale sees trio seal Spalding and District League title triumphs

Three divisional champions were crowned on Thursday night’s thrilling final round of fixtures in the Spalding and District Snooker League. In Division One, Holbeach A clinched the crown by three points after holding their nerve to beat a strong Bourne SC A side 4-2 away from home. Wins from Mick Pearl (O14), Jem Merrison (O42) and Colin Dodd (O14) got ...

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Table tennis round-up: A busy night of action in Spalding and District League

On a night scheduled for the Guardian Cup action, many of the Spalding and District Table Tennis League took the opportunity to do some catching up. To take the cup first Assassins and Team TJ played the second game in their round two match which was won by Assassins’ Hannah Gilbert 33-23. That puts the score slightly in Assassins’ favour ...

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Sunday football: Sutton St James secure first leg of potential treble with Shield win

It was trophy time for Sutton St James on Sunday as they got their hands on the John Chappell Shield. A double from Joseph Sutton secured a 2-0 victory over Fosdyke in the Spalding and District Sunday League competition at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field. The victory is the first of a potential treble for St James, who are ...

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PDFL round-up: Tydd fire four against Netherton in big finale to seal a top ten finish

Tydd rounded off their first-ever season in the ChromaSport PDFL Premier Division with an impressive 4-2 home success over last year’s champions Netherton United. The victory ensures that Tydd will finish in the top ten of the league’s top tier, which is a solid return for the South Holland side with 13 wins and five draws from their 30 games. ...

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New system does the trick as Pinchbeck United close in on fourth place with victory

Leicester Nirvana 1 Pinchbeck United 3 Pinchbeck United strengthened their grip on fourth place in the Future Lions UCL Premier Division with an impressive 3-1 victory at Leicester Nirvana on Saturday. Despite falling behind to Shaquille Master’s 34th-minute strike at Hamilton Park, second-half goals from Ollie Maltby (50), Charlie West (73) and Alex Beck (90) fired the Knights to all ...

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Individual errors costly as depleted Holbeach United are beaten by late goals

Holbeach United 0 Rugby Town 2 Boss Danny Hussey bemoaned two more individual errors as his Holbeach United side slipped to a 2-0 home defeat against Rugby Town on Saturday. Two late goals from Charlie Evans (77 and 88) at Carter’s Park sentenced the Tigers to their fifth defeat in their last six games and stretched their winless run beyond ...

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Spalding RFC clinch third on final day of season to round off impressive season

Bakewell Mannerians 34 Spalding RFC 48 Spalding RFC rounded off a successful season in Midlands Three East (North)by clinching third place with an exciting 48-34 victory at Bakewell Mannerians on Saturday. In the last minute of the season, Gav Sharman squeezed over in the corner for his 25th try of the campaign – and, with rivals Belper surprisingly beaten by ...

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Saturday football: Pinchbeck United close on fourth place with Nirvana win, another defeat for Holbeach United

Pinchbeck United won 3-1 at Leicester Nirvana in the Future Lions UCL Premier Division on Saturday, while Holbeach United’s poor run of results continued with a 2-0 home reverse against Rugby Town. The Knights are now six points clear in fourth place, having come from behind to earn an impressive success at a Nirvana side who are notoriously strong at ...

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Spalding United soundly beaten by Loughborough as relegation fears grow

Spalding United 0 Loughborough Dynamo 2 Two early goals sentenced Spalding United to a disappointing 2-0 loss against Loughborough Dynamo on Saturday – leaving their future in Evo-Stik NPL East Division on a knife-edge with three games left to play. Strikes from Luke Foster (7) and Alex Steadman (9) were all Dynamo needed at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field, ...

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Golf round-up: Spalding seniors edge out ladies in opening social showdown

The first social match of the 2019 season between Spalding Golf Club’s ladies and seniors was a Florida Scramble. The senior team of John Sharrocks, Jackie Bailey-Scott, Elaine Harrison and Rick Edwards took the win. Spalding’s seniors lost their first friendly match of the season 5.5-2.5 at Sutton Bridge. Albert Jacobs and John Keaton were the star performers on the ...

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Bell’s winning treble seals Robert Creek Shield success at Welland Yacht Club

Tom Bell bagged a clean sweep of victories at Welland Yacht Club on Sunday to lift the Robert Creek Shield. A moderate breeze greeted the seven boats at the start of race one, with Bell (Laser) first to round the windward mark, followed by Alan Cox (Laser Radial), Mark Holland (Laser), Alan Chapman (Laser), Brian Cobb (Europe), Gail Follington (Laser ...

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Easton: Spalding United ‘must not lose’ their crucial Loughborough Dynamo duel

Matt Easton admits that Spalding United simply can’t afford to lose Saturday’s home game against Loughborough Dynamo on Saturday (3pm). The 18th-placed Tulips are teetering just three points above the drop zone in Evo-Stik NPL East Division after last weekend’s 1-1 draw at Pickering Town. Relegation rivals Carlton Town have a game in hand on the Tulips and have a ...

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Pinchbeck United bidding to get back on track in race for fourth and fend off rivals

Pinchbeck United player/boss Ian Dunn reckons that his side have a fight on their hands if they are to achieve their goal of finishing in the top four of the Future Lions UCL Premier Division. Last weekend’s 2-1 home loss against Newport Pagnell Town allowed in-form Cogenhoe United to move within three points of the Knights, who currently sit fourth. ...

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Bullish boss Hussey believes Holbeach United will soon turn their poor form around

Danny Hussey is adamant that Holbeach United’s luck has to change ahead of Saturday’s Carter’s Park clash with Rugby Town (3pm). The Tigers have slipped from fourth to sixth in the Future Lions UCL Premier Division table after a run of five games without a win, with four of them being defeats. Third-placed Rugby are also on a winless run ...

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Smashing banger action as Sutton Bridge’s Ady impresses on rare outing

South Holland racers were involved in a top night of Banger action on Saturday as more than 150 cars crammed into the Adrian Flux Arena in King’s Lynn. It was a night of non-stop banger racing with some big thrills and spills, as the masters of destruction took to the track. Three bangers classes descended on the arena, including something ...

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