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Spalding Town’s top girls eye another title tilt

Fresh faces are wanted to help the ladies’ team at Spalding Cricket Club build on their impressive form of last season. The Town girls were on championship-winning form last year, having lost only one game all campaign in the Lincolnshire Ladies’ League. That proved no mean feat for the Spalding side, who were playing their first year of competitive cricket ...

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Spalding RFC left to rue host of missed chances

Mansfield RFC 34 Spalding RFC 7 Although there were again positives for Spalding RFC to take on Saturday, they failed to register an elusive first win of the Midlands One East season as fellow strugglers Mansfield emerged as sound winners from this basement battle. Indeed, if Spalding had any designs on winning a match this season in the league then ...

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Mansfield misery for struggling Spalding RFC

Spalding RFC slipped to another Midlands One East defeat on Saturday as they went down 34-7 at fellow strugglers Mansfield. It’s now 19 losses from as many matches for Town, who now find themselves 15 points adrift at the foot of the standings with seven games left to play. Spalding take a break from league action next weekend, with a ...

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Jackson sees red as ‘toothless’ Tulips are beaten

Spalding United 0 Tividale 2 Pat Rayment vowed to dip into the transfer market after seeing his Spalding United side lose their 15-game Evo-Stik League First Division South unbeaten streak against Tividale on Saturday. Goals in each half from Jordan Archer (24) and Richard Huckfield (79) earned the visitors a deserved success at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field – ...

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FA Vase frustration for Tigers, Moulton Harrox win again

There was frustration all round as Holbeach United saw their FA Vase last 16 tie with Erith and Belvedere postponed on Saturday morning. It initially looked like the Carter’s Park pitch had been passed fit after a 10am pitch inspection, but it was deemed unplayable following a second viewing at around 11am. That means the duo will have to try ...

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Mind the gap! Tulips B see snooker lead cut

Tulips B had their lead at the top of Division One trimmed in Spalding and District Snooker League last week. The title favourites’ advantage was cut to six points following their 5-1 defeat at in-form Holbeach D. Mark Woodberry was their only winner, with Denis Hix, Donald Mink, Ashley Bunn and Ian Woodberry grabbing the wins for the home side. ...

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Williams got postive vibes from Spalding RFC show

New Spalding RFC head coach Ben Williams believes that there were plenty of positives to take from Saturday’s 35-0 loss to Kettering. In what was his first match as Town chief, Williams felt that the scoreline was harsh on his side as they slipped to an 18th defeat from as many Midlands One East games. And Williams, who admits to ...

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Rayment plays down transfer talk over key Spalding United pair

Spalding United Pat Rayment has moved to clarify the futures of first team regulars Mitch Griffiths and Jamie Stevens after reports suggested that they had signed dual registration forms with Holbeach United and Wisbech Town respectively. Dual registration means that a non-contract player can play for either team he’s registered with at any time, but stipulates that they have to ...

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Spalding Grammar School rugby duo race into county finals

Two rugby teams from Spalding Grammar School brilliantly booked their places in county finals last week. The school’s under-14 and under-16 sides emerged victorious in Lincolnshire League semi-finals against the same opposition – Sleaford’s Carres Grammar School. The under-14s started strongly with Henry Hoyles, playing at number eight, leading the defensive line with some very strong and accurate tackling. It ...

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South Holland’s Ball shines alongside darting legend ‘Wolfie’

South Holland ace Claire Ball is currently the hottest thrower on the county darts scene. Representing Cambridgeshire, Ball was on winning form as the team saw off Kent 4-0. Her 24.24 average in a 3-0 victory earned her the award of lady of the match – and moved her above world champion Lisa Ashton in the overall standings in the ...

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Chand: FA Vase tie ‘as big as it gets’ for Tigers

John Chand admits that Saturday’s FA Vase last 16 clash between Holbeach United and Erith and Belvedere is among the biggest games he’s ever been involved with in football. The joint boss led the Tigers to three trophies in his first stint as chief between 2010 and 2013 and also steered Magnet Tavern to the final of the FA Sunday ...

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Tidswell Talk: Clubs can’t put a price on top physios like Holbeach United’s Carol

By Andrew Tidswell Spalding United player and Elite Sports Academy MD This past weekend saw why having a top class physio at a sporting club is paramount. I must start by echoing everyone’s thoughts in wishing Jonny Allen, of Holbeach United, a very speedy recovery from his horrific double leg break he suffered against Cogenhoe United on Saturday. I’m lucky ...

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Oliver will get his chance to shine for ‘misfiring’ Tulips

Pat Rayment wants Ryan Oliver to prove he’s worthy of a regular place in his star-studded Spalding United side. The ex-Deeping Rangers striker, who hasn’t been given too many chances by Rayment since making the switch to the Tulips earlier this season, will start Saturday’s home Evo-Stik League First Division South clash against Tividale on Saturday (3pm). He could be ...

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Cunnington’s treble inspires seven-up Spalding mixed side

Spalding Hockey Club’s mixed team cruised to an emphatic 7-1 success over Lincoln Roses to make progress in the England Hockey Mixed Trophy on Sunday. Hosts Spalding struck first at Glen Park with a fine finish by ladies’ 1st team captain Kelly Tuplin after just nine minutes – but Roses equalised from a well struck penalty corner a few minutes ...

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In-form Spalding Sharks battle back for big victory

John James and Calvin Wilson both bagged hat-tricks as Spalding Water Polo’s Sharks won their latest East Midlands League match 11-8 against Kettering at the Castle Sports Complex’s pool. Further efforts from Tim Shields (2), Jordan Templer (2) and George Rogers also helped steer to the Spalding side to success in what was a very close contest. The Sharks started ...

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Chief salutes Spalding Grammar lads despite Vase exit

Spalding Grammar School’s top under-18s rugby team saw their fantastic run in the NatWest National Vase competition come to a crushing end at the hands of King Edward VI Aston School. The strong and very well-drilled Birmingham-based side eventually overpowered the Spalding boys 52-5 in the regional final. Although the Grammar were missing a few players, Aston never let them ...

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Brennans falter in snow as leading duo impress again

Reigning Division One champions Brennans Sports succumbed to their third-straight defeat in the Spalding and South Holland Voice six-a-side League on a snowy Monday night in Surfleet. There was no such trouble for Polishborough and Simple FC, though, as they kept up their 100 per cent records in their respective divisions. However, credit must to all teams, players and officials ...

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Unwanted landmark as Spalding RFC lose mudbath

Spalding RFC 0 Kettering RFC 35 Struggling Spalding RFC conceded their 1,000th point in Midlands One East on Saturday as they slipped to an 18th loss from as many matches. High-flying Kettering picked up a 35-0 victory at the Memorial Field – and with Belgrave picking up a rare victory over Huntingdon, Town are now 14 points adrift at the ...

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Another fine win for in-form Moulton Harrox

Moulton Harrox’s impressive run of form continued on Saturday as they defeated another of the ChromaSport Peterborough Premier Division’s title hopefuls. A sole strike from Matt Barnett was enough to edge out high-flying Netherton United 1-0 at Broad Lane, just a week after defeating leaders Oakham United 2-0. The victory moves Paul Kent’s side to within four points of their ...

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Chand: Allen injury puts costly Tigers loss into perspective

Holbeach Utd 2 Cogenhoe Utd 3 Saturday proved to be a day to forget for Holbeach United… for two differing reasons. The Tigers slipped to third in the UCL Premier Division after being handed a 3-2 reverse by Cogenhoe United at Carter’s Park, despite early efforts from Jake Duffy (14) and Matt Nolan (23) putting them 2-1 ahead. But it ...

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