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Sharman ‘chuffed’ with Spalding RFC victory

Hat-trick hero Harry Sharman was impressed with the ruthless streak shown by his Spalding RFC side in Saturday’s 70-13 battering of Bakewell. The talismanic skipper ran in three of Town’s 12 tries at the Memorial FIeld in what was their biggest win of the entire season. Although a little baffled by the ease of the success against a team that ...

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Trophy joy for Sutton Bridge and Punchbowl

Sutton Bridge and Punchbowl Panthers are both celebrating after lifting the Spalding Sunday Football League’s top two knockout trophies. Sunday’s League Knockout Cup final at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field saw ten-man Bridge beat Gosberton Sunday 2-0, despite the dismissal of Jake Lally for two yellow cards. It mattered little, with Matthew Eaton and Ben Partridge both notching to ...

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Holbeach Reserves still in hunt for top two finish

In-form Holbeach United Reserves are showing no sign of relenting in their bid for promotion from Peterborough League Division One. Omar Joof’s men cruised to a 3-0 derby triumph over South Holland rivals Sutton Bridge United on Saturday, leaving themselves ten points behind second-placed Langtoft United with three games in hand. Gary Chappell, Thomas Brooks and David Wilson all notched ...

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Holbeach end away woes with Wisbech win

Wisbech Town 0 Holbeach United 2 Glen Maddison savoured one of the best results of his tenure so far as Holbeach United upset the odds to earn a derby win at Wisbech on Saturday. Goals in each half from Kieron Elliott (20) and sub Tom Sergeant (66) did the business for the Tigers at the Fenland Stadium. The minor shock ...

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‘Worst-ever’ Spalding show will cost players

Huntingdon Town 2 Spalding United 0 Champions Spalding were handed their first away defeat of the UCL Premier Division season on Saturday as Huntingdon boosted their hopes of finishing as runners-up. In undoubtedly the game of the day anywhere in the UCL, the Tulips were left stunned by second-half strikes from Declan Rogers (58) and Ben Seymour-Shove (89) at Jubilee ...

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Trio shatter Spalding club records

Spalding Cycling Club’s 2014 season is well under way with two big events done and dusted – and records have already been rolling across the board. Three new course records were smashed at the club’s five mile championship, which attracted a fine field of 36 (28 club members). Neil Palmer’s rapid 11.13mins smashed the previous best time – and gave ...

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Hill’s influence steers Spalding RFC to wonderful win

Spalding RFC 70 Bakewell Mannerians 13 World Cup winner Richard Hill proved to be an inspiration for Town as they completed their Midlands Two East (N) campaign with a whopping win. The former England international put Spalding through their paces prior to the Memorial Field clash with Bakewell on Saturday, on a day when they ran in a huge 12 tries. ...

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Hugo is the cream of the crop at Spalding

Teenage talent Hugo Kedzlie held off the challenge of almost 150 other members to win the 0-14 handicap category in Spalding Golf Club’s April monthly medal competition. Kedzlie (five handicap), who is the current under-14 midland counties champion, won by one stroke with a nett 68 (73-5=68) at the Surfleet course. The 13-year-old finished just ahead of Lawrie Haley (77-8=69) ...

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Spalding RFC sign off in style

Spalding RFC completed their regular Midlands Two East (North) season with a dominant 70-13 win over Bakewell at the Memorial Field on Saturday. The bonus-point triumph leaves Town as runners-up, some four points behind champions Belgrave. Spalding can count themselves very unlucky not to have topped the table, having won 19 of their 22 league games. Town – who were ...

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Kirton ace Wilson is ready to roll

Ben Wilson is bidding to make a flying start to the new MCE British Superbike Championship season at Brands Hatch this weekend. The Kirton race ace has made to step-up to the superbikes this year and is keen to make an impression in his first race on the new Gearlink Kawasaki machine. Wilson is a big fan of the Kent ...

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Spalding girls vault to county glory

The golden girls from Spalding Gymnastic Club were on impressive form once again at a recent county floor and vault competition. The Spalding strarlets showed what a fantastic group of gymnasts they are by winning many medals on the day – which also ensured that seven of the squad will now represent the county in the regional finals, which are ...

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Rare Spalding loss as Holbeach see off Fenmen

Huntingdon Town handed champions Spalding United their first away defeat of the UCL Premier Division season on Saturday as they won 2-0 at Jubilee Park, while Holbeach United picked up an impressive 2-0 triumph at rivals Wisbech Town. In undoubtedly the game of the day anywhere in the UCL, Spalding were left stunned by second-half strikes from Declan Rogers (58) ...

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Tulips boss ‘attack’ claim after Diamonds win

Spalding United manager Pat Rayment alleges that he was punched in the face by a fan after Saturday’s 2-1 UCL Premier Division win at AFC Rushden and Diamonds. The claimed assault happened as Rayment left the locker rooms following the Tulips’ dramatic victory over Diamonds, which saw Dan Cotton net a last-gasp winner at the Dog and Duck. Spalding supremo ...

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Autograss club want another top turnout

Spalding Autograss Club had a great turnout at their last meeting on March 30 –  and they are hoping for a repeat this Sunday. Racing will start at 11.30am at the club’s Hurdletree Bank base, which is near Holbeach (PE12 8QH). There will be 45 races across 15 different classes on the track, with another day of fast and furious action expected. ...

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Town’s impressive away performance

Spalding RFC secured an impressive 23-14 triumph at Ashbourne on Saturday to extend their unbeaten run to eight games – and keep their faint Midlands Two East (N) title hopes alive. Tom Duerden and Adam McHugh ran in tries for second-placed Town against their third-placed hosts, with James West kicking all of the other points in Derbyshire. Skipper Harry Sharman ...

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‘Pinters’ toast Marylands triumph

Spalding and District Table Tennis League heavyweights Bladerunners were stunned by second-tier side Mine’s a Pint in a cracking Marylands Cup final. Played over three ends to 31 from a handicap, the Division One table toppers gave away between 15 and 23 points in each end. The first two ends still went to the third, with honours shared. However, the ‘Pinters’ ...

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Stop-start session for Wilson

Ben Wilson continued his pre-season testing schedule at Donington Park on Tuesday as he prepares for the new British Superbike championship campaign. Riding the all-new Gearlink Kawasaki Superbike , Kirton racer Wilson took part in a number of sessions around the international circuit – but made frequent visits to the pits for adjustments. He said: “Testing is precisely that, it’s not ...

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Encouraging showing from young gun Clarke

Promising Kirton racer Aaron Clarke completed a successful test day at Donington Park last week. The teenager was putting his Kawasaki machine through its paces in preparation for the opening round of the National Superstock 600 championship, which gets underway at Brands Hatch over the Easter weekend. Although the 18-year-old ended the day in an overall position of 44th, Clarke ...

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Saturday successes for Tulips and Tigers

Dan Cotton’s last-minute strike earned Spalding United a 2-1 win over AFC Rushden and Diamonds on Saturday, while Holbeach United beat Desborough Town by the same score at Carter’s Park. In the big game of the day, UCL Premier Division champions Spalding gained revenge over the only side to beat them on the league this season as they came from ...

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Kirton ace Aaron set for Superstock ride

Teenage race ace Aaron Clarke is to make the step up to the National Superstock 600 class for the 2014 season. The 18-year-old Kirton rider, who enjoyed great success in the Bemsee Club Championship last year, is bidding to follow in the footsteps of fellow Lincolnshire racer Ben Wilson. The teenager is a student at Lincoln College, where he studies Sports ...

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