Sport

Change in mentality from Spalding Town ahead of new season

Passionate skipper Rob Ambrose reckons that Spalding Town’s chief aim ahead of the new Lincs ECB Premier League season should be survival. Town, who finished ninth in the 12-team division last season, kick off their new campaign with a tough home test against Woodhall Spa at Spalding Grammar School on Saturday (noon). Town are much-changed from last season, with new ...

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Why Robbo is still relishing his role with Holbeach United

Tom Roberts admits that he’s loving life as Holbeach United’s assistant boss. Roberts, who is only 28, arrived at Carter’s Park as Darren Jarvis’ number two in the wake of John Chand’s departure back in March. The South Holland native and Jarvis are expected to be very active in the summer, as they bid to rebuild the squad at Carter’s ...

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Super Sutton St James toast double in debut season

Sutton St James are celebrating an impressive double in the King’s Lynn Sunday League after winning the TGWU Cup. Having already won the Division Two title, St James saw off runners-up Flitcham Bell 3-1 in a final that was played amid incredibly windy conditions at Fakenham. Having struggled to get a side together in the summer of 2014, it’s been ...

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Tidswell Talk: Remarkable show from Spieth made golf look easy

by Andrew Tidswell Elite Sports Academy MD and Holbeach United player Jordan Spieth this week showed the golfing world that he could potentially challenge Rory McIlroy in coming events and majors for years to come after cruising to the Masters title in Augusta this past weekend. My knowledge of golf is limited but I was one, like many of you, ...

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Miles takes route 66 to seal April Medal at Surfleet

Miles Foden continued his fine start to the season by winning the April Medal in Spalding Golf Club’s men’s section. The 11 handicapper shot a nett 66 to win the Surfleet competition on countback from Wayne Flowers(14 handicap). Some 149 golfers took to the course in what was always going to be a very competitive event. The best of the ...

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Spalding reflect on their stunning season at AGM

Spalding Hockey Club reflected on another extremely successful season season at their annual meeting on Monday night. The 2014/15 campaign saw the leading men and women both crowned Lincolnshire champions, while both also won their respective league titles to earn promotion to a level they’ve never previously played at. Spalding were also named Lincolnshire Sports Club of the Year for ...

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Brilliant Byrne denies Holbeach United in Sileby thriller

Holbeach United 3 Northampton Sileby Rangers 3 A lethal Michael Byrne hat-trick left Holbeach United frustrated on Saturday as they blew a 3-1 lead against Northampton Sileby Rangers in a cracking Carter’s Park clash. Gary King’s sensational early opener (3) and a typically clinical Andrew Tidswell effort (22) looked to have the Tigers on course for three UCL Premier Division ...

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Young guns fire as depleted Holbeach earn decent draw

Holbeach United 2 Thurnby Nirvana 2 Depleted Holbeach United earned an impressive draw with high-flying Thurnby in their penultimate home UCL Premier Division game of the season on Wednesday night. With striker Andrew Tidswell forced to play as an emergency goalkeeper, it looked like being a long night for the Tigers when Pearson Mwanyongo (12) fired the visitors ahead. However, ...

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No home comforts for for struggling Spalding RFC

Spalding RFC’s lengthy losing streak in Midlands One East continued on Saturday as they were crushed 72-10 by Bedford Athletic in their final home game of the season. Josh Broome and Sam Cooke went over for tries for Town at the Memorial Field, but the visitors ran riot with 11 scores of their own. That makes it 25 defeats from as many ...

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Spalding Town praying for good weather after Wisbech washout

Spalding Town Cricket Club are worried that the weather may scupper their pre-season schedule. They saw Saturday’s friendly at Wisbech postponed after rain on Friday night, but will try again at Boston this Saturday (12.30pm). With their Lincs ECB Premier League opener against Woodhall Spa looming the following weekend, skipper Rob Ambrose admits he and his new-look side are praying ...

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Spalding RFC chasing elusive win on home finale

Spalding RFC welcome Bedford Athletic to the Memorial Field on Saturday (3pm) in their final home game of the Midlands One East campaign. Already-relegated Town, who have lost all 24 of their league games to date, are hoping to get that elusive first win in front of their loyal home supporters. It won’t be easy, however, with Bedford arriving in ...

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Differing draws for Tulips and Tigers on Saturday

Spalding United picked up a vital 1-1 draw at Evo-Stik League First Division South play-off rivals Leek Town on Saturday, while Holbeach United were held to a 3-3 draw by Northampton Sileby Rangers in the UCL Premier Division. The Tulips fell behind on the stroke of half time when Karl Espley struck, but a stunning free-kick leveller from Jamie Thurlbourne ...

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Neil sets pace with red-hot ride at Spalding opener

Neil Palmer was in scorching form as he topped the charts at Spalding Cycling Club’s opening ten mile time trial event of the season. Held in warm and calm conditions, the event attracted a field of 23 club members and eight guest riders – with a number of personal best (PB) times clocked. Palmer, who was the outright winner on ...

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Goals galore on record breaking night of six-a-side action

An amazing average of 6.4 goals per game – or one every 5.6 minutes – made it a record-breaking night of action on The Spalding and South Holland Voice 6-a-side league on Monday. The first game in Division One saw newbies the Future FC put to the sword by a rampant Brennan’s Sports side who welcomed the boost to their ...

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Tidswell Talk: Jermain’s volley is Defoe my goal of the season

by Andrew Tidswell Elite Sports Academy MD and Holbeach Utd player With the football season coming to its final stages – and having seen two outrageous goals in the weekend just gone – it will soon be time to cast votes for the goal of the season award. The brilliant thing about this is that the vote is all about ...

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It’s advantage Tulips B after titanic snooker showdown

Long-term leaders Tulips B took a giant step towards lifting the Spalding and District Snooker League title as they defeated nearest rivals Donington C 4-2. In a typically tight tussle, black-ball wins from Darren Woodberry (O28) and Martin Deacon (O7) helped the Spalding side on their way before Mark Wilkinson (O14) beat Neil Reynolds (O49) 93-61 in the final frame. ...

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Rudd feeling good with third place at opener

Lee Rudd marked his return to competitive action with a fine third place at Three Sisters over the weekend. The Holbeach ace, who is back after a lengthy ankle injury, was in top form at round one the British Supermoto Championship up in Wigan. Having qualified sixth in the National A category, Team TRM talent Rudd placed third, third and ...

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Chris sets pace at stormy Spalding Cycling Club time trial

Chris Ward was fastest at Spalding Cycling Club’s weather-affected 2015 five-mile time trial championships. Last year, a total of 33 riders – 27 club members and six guests – took part and new course records were set in three categories. But high winds and cold temperatures deterred many club members from entering this year, with a field of just six ...

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Rayment praises Thurlbourne stunner as Tulips are held

Leek Town 1 Spalding United 1 A stunning Jamie Thurlbourne free kick earned Spalding United a potentially vital point at Evo-Stik League First Division South play-off rivals Leek Town on Saturday. Left-sider Thurlbourne picked out the top corner from fully 25 yards early in the second half at Harrison Park, cancelling out Karl Espley’s 45th-minute opener. Although pleased with a ...

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Nice and three-sy for Harrox in Pinchbeck derby

Pinchbeck United 1 Moulton Harrox 3 Moulton Harrox continued their red hot form with a 3-1 win at rivals Pinchbeck United on Tuesday night. Macauley Grimwood fired Moulton ahead in the ChromaSport Peterborough Premier Division clash, but a Mark Thompson penalty just before the break hauled Ian Dunn’s side level. That’s how it stayed up until the final 15 minutes, ...

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