Sport

Fantastic Spalding and District Darts League finals night for on-song Tigers A

Tigers A completed an impressive season in the Grays of Holbeach Spalding and District Darts League by lifting the Supreme Cup and a host of individual titles on finals night. Runners-up in the Summer League’s Division One, they went one better in the cup by knocking off Whaplode Drove in the final at Spalding Services Club. The night kicked off ...

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Double delight for Spalding IBC after Denny and Yetton victories

Spalding Indoor Bowls Club had successful wins in both the Denny Cup and Yetton Trophy on Saturday. For the men in the Denny Cup, they beat Sleaford 81-62. Although the win was 19 shots in the end, Spalding were always comfortably in front and closed out the match well. The damage was done by one of Spalding’s away rinks skipped ...

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Snooker round-up: Ayres’ awesome 53 inspires Holbeach A victory

A magnificent 53 break from Mick Ayres helped send Holbeach A to the top of the Spalding and District Snooker League Division One table on Thursday night. Ayres, who plays off an O7 handicap, made the sensational score in a frame success over Don Monk (R7) – who made a 38 break of his own – as his side beat ...

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Table tennis round-up: Moulton SE close in at the top of Division One

Week eight in the Spalding and District Table Tennis League was scheduled as a spare week – but happily six tables were in use. At the start of the evening Moulton SE made it through to round three of the Moulton Shield when Stephen Appleby defeated Garry Wilkinson 21-12, 21-15, establishing an unassailable lead thanks to two previous won games. ...

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Molly and Owen lead the charge for Nene Valley Harriers in North Midlands League

Nene Valley Harriers’ teenagers Molly Peel and Owen Wilkinson left the rest of the field standing in the North Midlands Cross Country League fixture at Kettering. The talented pair provided the icing on the cake to a fine display of distance running from Harriers athletes on a challenging Wicksteed Park course. In a textbook display of front running, Peel won ...

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Chance of elusive away victory missed as errors cost Spalding RFC dear

Rolls Royce RFC 51 Spalding RFC 29 Spalding RFC hit the self-destruct button on Saturday as they slipped to a 51-29 Midlands Three East (North) defeat at rivals Rolls Royce. Despite scoring five tries and playing some excellent rugby, Town failed to secure their first away win of the season – instead earning a solitary bonus point and dropping down ...

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Beeson bags double as Pinchbeck United end losing streak at Sileby

Northampton Sileby Rangers 2 Pinchbeck United 3 Pinchbeck United snapped their three-game losing streak with a battling 3-2 victory at Northampton Sileby Rangers in the Hinchingbrooke Cup on Tuesday night. Craig Maisiri fired Future Lions UCL Division One side Sileby ahead on 13 minutes, but Lee Beeson ensured the scores were level at half-time with a 36th-minute strike. Beeson then ...

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PDFL round-up: Joy of six for Holbeach United Reserves as Ketton are crushed

Holbeach United Reserves lit up the ChromaSport PDFL Premier Division on Saturday with a sensational 6-0 success over Ketton. Louis Steadman helped himself to a double for Phil Barnes’ charges at Carter’s Park, with Reif Clarke, Callum Davies, Kieron McConnell and Liam Mead also getting in on the act. The Tigers remain fourth in the table, but are now just ...

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Spalding United soundly defeated by impressive hosts Pontefract

By RAY TUCKER Pontefract Collieries 3 Spalding United 0 Spalding United put on a battling display at Pontefract Collieries on Saturday – but were well beaten by an impressive home side full of true Yorkshire grit. The home team, strong in every department, dominated virtually throughout and but for some wayward shooting, could have won by a more convincing scoreline ...

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No excuses from Hayes as lacklustre Holbeach United see unbeaten run dashed

Wellingborough Town 2 Holbeach United 1 Boss Seb Hayes admitted that he was “gutted” as Holbeach United’s 12-game unbeaten streak came to an end at Wellingborough Town on Saturday. Shaun Wilkes gave hosts Wellingborough a first-minute lead in the Future Lions UCL Premier Division clash at the Dog and Duck, but James Tricks hit back on seven minutes. A controversial ...

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Dunn proud of ten-man Pinchbeck United after Rugby loss but rues Smith’s ‘unjust’ red card

Pinchbeck United 0 Rugby Town 3 Jack Smith’s first-half red card proved costly as Pinchbeck United slipped to a 3-0 Future Lions UCL Premier Division defeat against much-fancied Rugby Town on Saturday. Despite Pinchbeck making the better start at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field, Liam Francis headed Rugby ahead from a corner on 24 minutes. Six minutes later defender ...

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Saturday football: Tulips soundly beaten, surprise loss for Tigers and ten-man Pinchbeck punished

It was a day of defeats for South Holland’s top trio on Saturday as Spalding United crashed 3-0 at Pontefract Collieries, Holbeach United slipped up 2-1 at Wellingborough Town and ten-man Pinchbeck United were beaten 3-0 at home by Rugby Town. Starting with the Tulips, goals from Pontefract’s Michael Dunn (10), Eli Hey (pen 49) and Nicholas Guest (73) sentenced ...

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Dropping points not an option for Holbeach United if they want to challenge for the title

Holbeach United boss Seb Hayes admits that reeling in runaway Future Lions UCL Premier Division leaders Daventry Town will prove a difficult task. The Tigers are currently on an 12-game unbeaten run in all competitions, winning nine of those games, but find themselves 14 points behind the table-toppers in fourth place. Hayes has been happy with the progress his side ...

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Easton: Results against top sides won’t define Spalding United’s season

Calm Spalding United manager Matt Easton isn’t pressing the panic button after seeing their three-game unbeaten run ended last weekend. The Tulips went down 3-0 to Lincoln United in a one-sided derby and now face a tricky trip to sixth-placed Pontefract Collieries this Saturday (3pm). Easton, who admits his side got what they deserved last weekend, insists that he isn’t ...

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Fantastic four show their support for new Moulton Chapel team

Newly established Moulton Chapel under-11 girls Football Club has four local companies to thank for giving them sponsorship. Simon Barker Plumbing and Heating, of Magellan Way, Spalding (01775 760931 or 07796 525921) have sponsored the new home kit, while Insurance Brokers, Gauntlet Spalding, of 1 Cresswell Close, Pinchbeck (01775 660660 or email mickcunningham@gauntletgroup.com) have kindly sponsored the new away strip. ...

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Five-star holders Holbeach United breeze past Blackstones in county cup

Blackstones 2 Holbeach United 5 Five different players found the net as Holbeach United kicked off their defence of the Lincs FA Senior Trophy with a 5-2 win at Blackstones on Wednesday night. Jack Smith, James Tricks, Josh Ford, Will Bird and teenager Reif Clarke all scored at the ALH Recruitment Stadium as Future Lions UCL Premier Division outfit Holbeach blew ...

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Campaign moves up another gear

A Cowbit petrolhead, who has spent the last year raising awareness of his deliberating condition, is facing an emotional end of the motor-racing season as it could be the last he’s able to travel to independently. James Wilson-White (50) has Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), a nerve issues that causes pain and affects movement, which is spreading throughout his body ...

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Derby defeat sees Spalding Indoor Bowls Club’s Egham Trophy bid falter

Spalding Indoor Bowls Club bowed out of the Egham Trophy after a disappointing 87-82 defeat against Stamford in the second round on Sunday. In a match where Spalding led throughout, 22-16 at five ends, 38-31 at ten ends, 61-56 at 15 ends and 71-68 at 18 ends, Stamford finished the stronger to secure a third round fixture against Lincoln or ...

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Chairman’s title award is a big boost for Pinchbeck race ace Jack

Talented Pinchbeck youngster Jack Ferguson picked up a big award at Coventry Junior Motocross Club’s championship presentation night. The nine-year-old was the winner of the Chairman’s Trophy, won because of his incredible attitude that sees him try so hard every week. He also received a trophy for finishing a very respectable ninth overall in the 65s group championship. The next ...

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Billiards round-up: Holbeach A go clear at summit after stellar Sutton success

Holbeach A have opened up a 6.5-point lead at the top of Spalding and District Billiards League after whitewashing hosts Long Sutton 7-0. Colin Dodd’s (R40) 22 break was their highlight. Also winning 7-0 on Monday night were Consti A, who saw off Crowland B. Rob Childs (O250) reeled off breaks of 58 and 46 for beaten Crowland in defeat. ...

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