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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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Broken leg for Allen as Holbeach United’s title hopes suffer double setback

Holbeach United defender Jonny Allen sustained a broken leg during the Tigers’ 3-2 home defeat to Cogenhoe United on Saturday. The incident – a three-way collision also involving Holbeach keeper Nick Conroy – happened early in the first half. It delayed the match for about half an hour as medical staff treated him and he was transported to hospital. The ...

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In-form Moulton Harrox beat another top-three side

Moulton Harrox beat a top three side in ChromaSport Peterborough League for the second week running. A week after winning 2-0 at then Premier Division leaders Oakham United, they again kept a clean sheet against third-placed Netherton United. A Matt Barnett goal was enough to take the points at Broad Lane. Pinchbeck United’s home match with Stilton United was one of ...

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Pinchbeck United Sunday’s tough task to reach Lincolnshire Sunday Cup semi-finals

Pinchbeck United Sunday have an afternoon kick-off this weekend as they bid to reach the Lincolnshire Sunday Cup semi-finals. Tom Roberts’ side – unbeaten in Spalding Sunday League this season – host Gainsborough’s White Horse at Knight Street (1.30pm). Pinchbeck will be without skipper Jon Fairweather and injured Jonny Clay, and thought they would have former Spalding United and Wisbech ...

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Bradbury double is tonic for Moulton Harrox

Two very late goals from Ian Bradbury saw Moulton Harrox pull off something of a shock result in ChromaSport Peterborough and District League. The goals – on 87 and 91 minutes – were the only ones of the game at Oakham United, who started the day top of the league. That’s three wins on the trot for Moulton who will ...

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Playing days of new Spalding RFC head coach Williams numbered

The playing career of new Spalding RFC head coach Ben Williams could be over. His appointment as replacement for Andy McMahon coincided with surgery on a knee, which – if he heeds the advice of medical staff – means his days at scrum-half/number 8 are numbered. The 35-year-old Town stalwart said: “I’m gutted. It’s what I have been doing forever. ...

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INDOOR BOWLS: Agony for Chelsea after straight-sets march to national singles final

Spalding IBC’s Chelsea Tomlin was just one win away from being crowned a national champion when she lost in the final of the ladies’ Under-25s singles. She faced England Under-25 team-mate Chloe Wordingham (Wellingborough), who had won the competition in 2013. However, Tomlin found her opponent in fine form and lost in straight sets. The Spalding IBC player had not ...

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RUGBY: Spalding RFC Under-16s win well against Derby in NLD Cup

Spalding RFC Under-16s had a superb 57-12 win over Derby on Sunday in round three of the NLD Cup group matches. Spalding racked up a 38-7 lead at half-time and ran in three further tries in the second half. A team spokesman said: “A convincing scoreline and some excellent combination and support play should give some confidence after what has ...

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HOCKEY: League setbacks for Spalding and Long Sutton 1sts

There were defeats for Spalding 1st and Long Sutton 1st – who are battling at opposite ends of their respective divisions – on Saturday. Division One leaders Spalding went down 5-2 in an important derby at third-placed Bourne/Deeping 1st. Spalding struggled to get out of the starting blocks and Bourne/Deeping cut through the midfield causing havoc for the first 15 ...

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SNOOKER: Services B ease relegation fears

Tim Nash and Ted Howling won games on the black ball as Services B boosted their hopes of avoiding the Division Two trapdoor in Spalding and District Snooker League. The side remain bottom but the 5-1 win over the club C team makes the table better reading. Jeff Collins and Alan Hansard were the B team’s other winners, with Mark ...

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HOCKEY: Katie’s assists are key to Spalding Ladies’ 1st comeback

League leaders Spalding Ladies 1st recovered from the shock of falling behind inside 60 seconds to grab a last-gasp 3-2 win at Cambridge University 2nd. They trailled 1-0 for just a minute before Katie Gray’s fine solo run set up league top scorer Kelly Tuplin. Spalding felt they should have had a penalty stroke when a penalty corner effort was ...

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