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Keyes signs up with G&S Racing Kawasaki as Fisher steps aside and Luxton leaves

G&S Racing Kawasaki have made some significant changes to the rider line up for 2019 with Tom Fisher stepping aside from racing to take up the position of rider management. The team is delighted to announce Kevin Keyes has joined the team and will be contesting the Pirelli National Superstock championship aboard the new Kawasaki 636. The 20-year-old Republic of ...

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Nene Valley Harriers go with the Flo at county runs

By Barry Warne Nene Valley Harriers were champions in Cambridgeshire and top of the listings in Lincolnshire as their athletes excelled in the county cross country championships. Leading the way in the Cambridgeshire event at St Neots was Flo Brill, who had an outstanding run to finish a minute ahead of the field in the under-15 girls’ race. She was ...

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Seb: Leaving role with Holbeach United was the only option for me

Former Holbeach United manager Seb Hayes has opened up on the reasons behind his shock resignation on New Year’s Eve. With the Tigers revealing that he walked away from Carter’s Park due to “personal reasons”, Hayes felt it was time to set the record straight. In an honest and revealing interview, Hayes admits that he went into the 2018/19 season ...

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Hussey hoping Holbeach United will be able to stop Sleaford’s scoring spree

New Holbeach United manager Danny Hussey wants his side to stop the extraordinary recent goalscoring exploits of rivals Sleaford Town on Saturday. The last four matches involving Sleaford have seen 25 goals scored, with the Greens managing to net seven of those in one match as they beat Kirby Muxloe 7-3 last time out. Hussey’s Tigers have the best defensive ...

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Spalding United ready for tough Pontefract challenge as they bid to halt losing run

Spalding United boss Matt Easton insists that his Spalding United team will “give it all they’ve got” against high-flying Pontefract Collieries on Saturday. Easton rates Pontefract, who dispatched the Tulips 3-0 back in November, as the best team he’s seen in Evo-Stik NPL East Division so far this season. Third in the table ahead of Saturday’s clash at the Sir ...

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Wednesday football: Penalty shoot-out woe for Tigers, Pinchbeck into semi-finals

Holders Holbeach United went out of the Lincs FA Senior Trophy after a semi-final defeat to Deeping Rangers on Wednesday night, while Pinchbeck United booked their place in the last four of the Hinchingbrooke Cup. Starting with the Tigers, they went 1-0 up early on in their semi-final showdown at Carter’s Park when Billy Smith bagged another stunning effort from ...

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In-form Pete nets a double victory at Tydd Gote Angling Club

Pete Emery did the double at this week’s Tydd Gote Angling Club matches on the North Level at Main Road. At the Wednesday Open he just edged it with 7lb 14oz of roach and rudd, pushing Dave Simmonds’ 7lb 3oz of pinkie caught roach into second place, with Dennis Houghton in third with 5lb 8oz. And on the Sunday Club ...

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Defending champions Lincolnshire out of Liberty Trophy despite strong Spalding presence

Despite having a team packed full of Spalding Indoor Bowls Club’s top talent, Lincolnshire’s reign as Liberty Trophy champions came to an end on Saturday. They were beaten at the quarter-final stage by a Durham outfit that were just too strong at New Earswick IBC. In a competition that Lincolnshire won for only the second time in history last season ...

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Hockey round-up: Long Sutton are City slickers with four-some victory

Josh Baker hit a hat-trick as Long Sutton 1st romped to 4-0 victory over Norwich City 3rd in East Men’s Hockey League Division 2N on Saturday. Buoyed by last week’s performance, Sutton started well and soon opened the scoring through Baker at the Peele Leisure Centre. Nick Ellis then deflected Dan Batten’s well-driven shot beyond the excellent Norwich keeper to ...

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Snooker round-up: Maximum win fires Holbeach A into the title race

It was a good week for Holbeach A in Spalding and District Snooker League Division One as they cashed in superbly on slip-ups from the leading two teams. They roared to a 6-0 derby victory over friendly foes Holbeach C in a game that saw Colin Dodd (O14) and Jem Merrison (O42) bag breaks of 27 and 23 respectively. Boasting ...

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Table tennis round-up: New year kick-started by Marylands Cup

The Spalding and District Table Tennis League stepped back into action after the festive break with the first round of the Marylands Cup. This event is played to 31 starting on individual handicaps, which can vary from single figures up to 25 resulting in some quite lengthy matches. All seven matches got under way, but three were not completed as ...

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More troubles on the road for Spalding RFC as Buxton win physical battle

Buxton RFC 31 Spalding RFC 12 Spalding RFC’s away woes continued in Midlands Three East (North) as they went down 31-12 at Buxton on Saturday. Town, who have yet to win on the road in the league this season, were unable to make a numerical advantage count in what was a stormy game in Derbyshire. Taking to the field in ...

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Defensive mistake costs Spalding United dear narrow Sheffield FC defeat

Sheffield FC 2 Spalding United 1 Once again, Spalding United paid the price for a piece of calamitous defending as they lost 2-1 at Sheffield FC on Saturday. After battling superbly to cancel out the home side’s early lead with a headed goal by Leon Mettam, the Tulips suffered a total black-out and handed back the advantage to their play-off ...

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PDFL round-up: Tydd take spoils in tight derby battle with Holbeach Reserves

Tydd edged out Holbeach United Reserves 2-1 in Saturday’s ChromaSport PDFL Premier Division derby at the Fenland Stadium. Goals from Jordan Bailey-Smith and Joe Reed secured all three points for the hosts, with Louis Steadman netting for the Tigers. There was something of a goal-fest at London Road, as Long Sutton Athletic drew 3-3 with basement side Peterborough Polonia. However, ...

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Hussey happy as Smith stunner gives new Holbeach United boss a dream start

Holbeach United 2 Wellingborough Town 1 A last-gasp 30-yard screamer from wing wizard Billy Smith earned Holbeach United a 2-1 victory over Wellingborough Town in Danny Hussey’s first game as manager on Saturday. After a goalless first half at Carter’s Park, James Lea (46) fired the visitors into a 1-0 lead as they looked set to frustrate the Tigers. But ...

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Dunn admits Pinchbeck United couldn’t have done much more in derby draw

Pinchbeck United 1 Boston Town 1 Frustrated player/boss Ian Dunn admitted that it was just “one of those days” for his Pinchbeck United side as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Boston Town on Saturday. A stunning strike from Liam Tunstall gave Town an early lead in the Future Lions UCL Premier Division clash, only for Nick Jackson ...

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Spalding RFC slip down to fifth place after suffering beating at Buxton

Spalding RFC are still looking for their first win of 2019 after going down 31-12 at Buxton on Saturday. Town were fourth at the start of play, but the result sees Buxton leapfrog them in the Midlands Three East (North) standings. A full report will follow on Monday. RESULTS Kesteven 12 Sleaford 20; Bakewell Mannerians 15 Tupton 17; Belper 13 ...

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Saturday football: Smith stunner seals Tigers win, Pinchbeck held in derby and Tulips beaten

A dramatic late strike from Billy Smith gave Holbeach United a 2-1 win over Wellingborough Town in Danny Hussey’s first game as boss on Saturday, while Pinchbeck United were held 1-1 by Boston Town and Spalding United lost 2-1 at Sheffield FC. Starting at Carter’s Park, the Tigers came from behind to register victory in Hussey’s Future Lions UCL Premier ...

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Easton: Spalding United won’t shy away from the relegation dogfight

Matt Easton accepts that Spalding United are in a relegation dogfight in Evo-Stik NPL Division One East – but feels they’ve got more than enough quality to escape the drop. The Tulips suffered successive festive defeats against Cleethorpes Town (2-1), Brighouse Town (3-1) and Wisbech Town (2-1) ahead of not playing last weekend – and have slipped back into the ...

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Dunn gunning for glory ahead of Pinchbeck United’s derby with Boston Town

Pinchbeck United player/boss Ian Dunn admits that Saturday’s showdown with Boston Town is one the fixtures he looked out for at the start of the season. A former manager of the Poachers, Dunn’s Pinchbeck drew the reverse fixture 1-1 back in August in what was their first-ever away game in the Future Lions UCL Premier Division. The Knights had two ...

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