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Hockey round-up: Stu’s stellar show in vain as Spalding 1st lose thriller

A Stu Cunnington hat-trick wasn’t enough for Spalding 1st on Saturday as they were beaten 4-3 by leaders Letchworth 1st in East Men’s Hockey League Premier B. The Glen Park clash was a real game of two halves, with two goals from Cunnington – one from a short corner routine and a clever push-pass finish – giving Spalding a 2-0 ...

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Snooker round-up: Nine wins out of ten for table-topping duo Consti F and Bourne SC B

Two teams boast an impressive record of nine wins from ten matches after the latest round of fixtures in the Spalding and District Snooker League on Thursday night. Both Division Two leaders Consti F and third tier pace-setters Bourne SC B have enjoyed incredible starts to the season and secured strong successes last week. Consti F moved five points clear ...

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

Tuesday night’s round of fixtures in the Spalding and District Table Tennis League was packed full of close contests. A host of clashes were either completed or moved forward at Spalding High School as the league table begins to take shape. First up, Nets and Edges took on Mine’s a Pint – with the latter’s Hitcham playing both of his ...

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In-form Spalding RFC claim their first away win with solid St Neots showing

St Neots 7Spalding RFC 39 Spalding RFC picked up their first away win of the Midlands Three East (North) season on Saturday as they eased past rock-bottom St Neots 39-7. Despite falling behind early on, Town followed on from last weekend’s dominant win over Rushden and Higham by bagging a bonus-point triumph that moves them up to seventh in the ...

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PDFL round-up: Five-star Moulton showing, Long Sutton sink Holbeach Reserves

Moulton Harrox enjoyed a 5-2 win over Leverington Sports in the ChromaSport PDFL Premier Division on Saturday. Goals from Ian Bradbury, Jonny Clay, Declan Earth, Alistair Morgan and Danny Maddison got the job done at Broad Lane. Also in the top tier, Long Sutton Athletic beat Holbeach United Reserves 4-2 at London Road. Jake Gadsden and Jordan Olive netted for ...

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Dunn pleased with Pinchbeck United performance despite latest defeat

Loughborough University 3Pinchbeck United 1 Ian Dunn refused to be too downbeat after seeing his Pinchbeck United side beaten for the ninth time in 12 Uhlsport UCL Premier Division fixtures on Saturday. The Knights were handed a 3-1 defeat at high-flying Loughborough University, who found the net through Alex Dinsmore (13), Connor Smith (68) and Daniel Collins (83). Skipper Tyrone ...

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Easton feeling positive after seeing Spalding United shut out free-scoring Sheffield FC

Spalding United 0Sheffield FC 0 By Ray Tucker Defences reigned supreme at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field with Spalding United keeping a clean sheet at home for the first time this season against the BetVictor NPL South East Division’s top scorers. Goalless draws are so often boring affairs, but not so on Saturday with hard and fast action throughout ...

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Saturday football: Tulips bag Sheffield point, Knights beaten again, Tigers frustrated

Spalding United made it three games unbeaten on Saturday thanks to a goalless draw with Sheffield FC, while Pinchbeck United went down 3-1 at Loughborough University and Holbeach United’s game at Oadby Town was abandoned. Starting with the Tulips, they battled out a 0-0 with high-flighing Sheffield FC at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field to extend their solid run ...

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Golf round-up: Spalding’s seniors’ section hand over cheque to Spalding RFC

Spalding Golf Club have chipped in to help a fellow South Holland team purchase some much-needed first aid equipment. Last Thursday, Spalding seniors’ outgoing captain Peter Jullien presented a cheque for £250 to Stephen Saunders, who is a junior coach at Spalding RFC. Town have a regular golf day at the Surfleet course and this donation further cements the two ...

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On-song Spalding Indoor Bowls Club cruise into round three of the Egham Trophy

Spalding Indoor Bowls Club’s talented national mixed team progressed to the third round of the Egham Trophy on Sunday. They booked a clash with Barwell in the next round by seeing off rivals Peterborough in comfortable fashion, winning on all four rinks. The tone was set early when, at five ends, Spalding had already opened up a 34-7 lead. That ...

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Hussey: Holbeach United title charge is not a ‘realistic’ option despite lofty position

Realistic Holbeach United boss Danny Hussey doesn’t feel that his in-form side can be considered contenders for the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division title. The Tigers sit fourth in the table, 13 points behind leaders Shepshed Dynamo with a game in hand, ahead of Saturday’s trip to Oadby Town (3pm). Holbeach haven’t lost in the league since a 4-3 beating at ...

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Billiards round-up: Top two shocked in Spalding and District League whitewashes

Spalding and District Billiards League leaders Pyramid B were finally beaten on Monday night – and how. They were whitewashed 7-0 by club mates Pyramid A, meaning their winning streak ends at four. Frame wins from John Clapton (R90), Eric Wyer (R100) and John Twell (R50) saw the A side home, despite a fine 30 break from Martin O’Connor (R20). ...

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Easton wants Spalding United to be entertainers ahead of tough Sheffield test

Spalding United boss Matt Easton wants his side to keep up their recent upturn in form this weekend – and has vowed to entertain the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field crowd. The Tulips ended their eight-game wineless run with a 2-1 BetVictor NPL South East Division victory at Newcastle Town last Saturday (page 53), which was hot on the heels ...

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Holbeach United ease past Bourne Town to set up Deeping date

Holbeach United won 3-0 at Bourne Town on Wednesday night to progress in the Lincs FA Senior Trophy. Goals from Spencer Tinkler, Joe Braithwaite and Jonny Lockie sealed the success for the Tigers at the Abbey Lawn. Holbeach will now meet Deeping Rangers in the next round. More to follow.

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Archie enjoys big win as low water levels make latest Tydd Gote Angling Club match a testing one

With the Environment Agency ensuring water levels in the North Level are kept low to avoid any flooding, the contestants at the Tydd Gote Angling Club Sunday club match at Main Road were once again fishing below the platforms. The fish were also shoaled up in the early number pegs, which made it a match of two halves. Archie Greenwood ...

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Host of Halmer Harriers on duty at George Munday 10k meeting

The Halmer Harriers were out in force at the George Mundy 10k event in Leverington over the weekend. No less than then ten members of the Spalding-based club took on the distance, while eight of their team-mates were on marshaling duty. Times: Tim Baxter 1.01.12hrs; Colin Crump 44.54mins (PB); Alexandra Gills 59.54mins; Steve Tucker 1.03.47hrs; Martin Wallis 41.30mins (PB); Reuben ...

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Chelsie is first home in junior girls’ race for Peterborough Nene Valley

Last Sunday’s Frostbite League race in Ferry Meadows proved to be a strength sapping slog through the mud, writes BARRY WARNE. A large section of the five-mile course ran alongside the Nene in a field which in recent weeks had first been flooded by the river, and then became home to a large herd of cattle. Ramsey’s Paul Vernon seems ...

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Impressive showing from Nene Valley under-17 girls at national relays event

By Barry Warne A fleet-footed squad of Peterborough and Nene Valley AC members avoided getting bogged down during the English National Cross Country Relays last weekend as they enjoyed some strong results. The under-17 girls’ team finished in an excellent 22nd position out of 49 teams, as they took on the nation’s finest at a swampy Berry Hill Park in ...

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Hockey round-up: Spalding 1st leave it late to pinch a point on the road, another defeat for Long Sutton 1st

A late Joe Higgins strike earned Spalding 1st a deserved 3-3 draw at Old Southendian 1st in East Men’s Hockey League Premier B Division on Saturday. After a three-hour trip to Southend-On-Sea, Spalding started well and took a deserved lead from Stuart Cunnington’s great reverse stick finish. However, the hosts managed to grab two goals from rebounds following quick counter ...

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Ladies’ hockey round-up: Nice and three-sy for Long Sutton 1st, disappointing defeat for Poachers

Long Sutton ladies’ 1st stormed to an impressive 3-0 victory at Cambridge University 3rd in East Women’s Hockey League Division 2NW on Saturday. In-form Sutton started with a high press against a young team who made up any loss in experience with boundless energy. A starting midfield quartet of Jo Bland, Gemma Parr, Emmy Gittins and Jemima Dodd created a ...

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