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Tidswell Talk: Hard work will always beat talent…if talent doesn’t work hard

By Andrew Tidswell How many times across the sporting spectrum have we seen the underdog upset the odds and become victorious over a much fancied rival? I have coincided this column with the recent FA Cup first round football fixtures as this famous cup competition is always one to throw up a great upset. You don’t have to look too ...

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Five-star win backs up Spalding’s top award

The top men’s team at Spalding Hockey Club capped a memorable week for everyone concerned with the club with a five-star showing in the East Men’s League on Saturday. Spalding won the Lincolnshire Sports Club of the Year gong at the 2014 Lincolnshire Sports Awards on Thursday evening – and that spurred the men’s first team to a 5-2 Division ...

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Sid’s 51 break helps Donington deliver the goods

A fine individual showing from Sid Shaw steered Donington to a 5-2 victory at Pyramid B in the Spalding and District Billiards League on Monday night. Shaw (O10) reeled off a fine 51 break, as well as pocketing further scores of 31 and 23 in his frame win. Norman Gookey (R80) delivered their other frame return, with Darrell Read (R40) ...

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Prosser praise as Nene Valley take two top team titles

By Ruth Jones Rain, strong winds and boggy hills did nothing to deter 82 steely athletes who travelled to Kettering to compete for Nene Valley Harriers in the second of the North Midlands cross country league fixtures of the season on Saturday. Club coach Russ Prosser praised every athlete who fought the conditions to place as highly as they could ...

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Stellar Scunthorpe show from Spalding cyclists

The long journey paid off for Spalding Cycling Club riders as they put in a fine showing at Scunthorpe Road Club’s round of the Lincs Cyclo Cross League at Broughton. Ben Norton shone with a fine third place in the under-12 race, behind Christopher Hilbert of VC Lincoln and Max Poole of Bike Box Alan. Also on fine form was ...

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Father and son combination rule at Bourne Kart Club GP

Racers with a need for speed enjoyed Bourne Kart Club’s Grand Prix Meeting as eight different classes were on show. With the meeting kindly sponsored by Travis Perkins of Spalding and Bourne, three heats were held in the morning to give drivers their grid positions for the Grand Prix. Following some very close racing in all classes, the winners were: ...

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Final unbeaten record smashed by Long Sutton C

They’ve had a tough start to the Spalding and District Snooker League Division Three season – but Long Sutton C smashed the last remaining unblemished record last week. Having won their opening nine games of the campaign, Gosberton D were hot favourites to make it a perfect ten against strugglers Sutton. However, wins for Dan Mayfield (O28), Susan Lefley (R14) ...

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Maddison ensures Leisure League fixtures are a Posh affair

Peterborough United star Marcus Maddison was a special guest at the latest round of Spalding six-a-side Leisure League games on Monday. The talented Posh ace watched on as Brennans became the new leaders of Division One on what was another cracking night of action at Surfleet’s Glen Park. The top tier got under way with Baltic United running riot against ...

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Spot-on Hughes haunts Holbeach United in Yaxley loss

Yaxley 2 Holbeach United A second-half penalty from former Carter’s Park favourite Rob Hughes condemned Holbeach United to a third UCL Premier Division defeat of the season on Tuesday night. Hughes, a member of the Tigers’ double winning team of 2012/13, converted the decisive goal from the spot at In2itive Park as Yaxley moved level on points with John Chand ...

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Chand impressed as confident Tigers dispatch Pagnell

Newportt Pagnell Town 1 Holbeach United 3 John Chand saluted a job well done as Holbeach United enjoyed a relatively comfortable UCL Premier Division win at a notoriously tricky venue on Saturday. Jamie Clarke (41), Danny Spencer (69) and Gary King (89) grabbed the goals for the title-chasing Tigers at Newport Pagnell, as they passed a tough test of their ...

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Waumsley proves to be a good Sport for Tulips again

Spalding United 5 Mickleover Sports 1 Another incredible display of finishing from Tom Waumsley inspired Spalding United to an eye-catching Doodson Sport Cup victory over much-fancied Mickleover on Tuesday night. Striker Waumsley, who is now into double figures for the season, fired four of the Tulips’ five goals (53, 75, 90 & 90+3) at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field ...

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Sweet Sunday 16 for goal crazy Jubilee

Rampant Jubilee smashed Punchbowl Tigers 16-2 in the Spalding Sunday League at the weekend. A Jamie Cartlidge hat-trick led the charge at Monkshouse Lane, with Ashley Elderkin (2), Matthew Hempsall (2), Luke Chilvers, Chris Hall, Dan Nichols, Declan Earth, Louis Steadman and player/boss Paul Rudkin also among the scorers. Meanwhile, Murrow Bell held leaders Pinchbeck Sunday 3-3 in the first ...

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Lester Trots to Spalding Turkey triumph by sole shot

Lester Pybus bettered 111 other Spalding Golf Club members to take top spot at a high-quality Turkey Trot Stableford competition last week. With the sizeable field playing off the forward tees, some very good scores were recorded at the Surfleet course. Keeping the ball on the fairway, away from the fallen leaves, was the key to a good score – ...

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Rivals Pinchbeck and Moulton to clash in Lincs Cup last 16

South Holland pair Pinchbeck United and Moulton Harrox will clash in the last 16 of the Lincs Junior Cup after both bagged impressive wins on Saturday. 2012 finalists Pinchbeck pulled off the result of the round as they dumped out favourites Skegness Town 2-1 in their own back yard, while Harrox also remain in the hunt to regain the trophy ...

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Unfortunate Spalding Orcas beaten in Milton Keynes

Spalding Water Polo’s ‘Spalding Orcas’ were very unfortunate to lose 12-10 at a very strong Milton Keynes A in the East Midlands League. Milton Keynes quickly took a 2-0 lead in the first quarter, but the Orcas were unlucky not to be ahead as they hit the post many times, Jack Carpenter unfortunately missed a penalty and they had a ...

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Spalding United Reserves stay top after dramatic finale

Two goals in the final five minutes earned Spalding United Reserves a vital victory in ChromaSport Peterborough League Division Two on Saturday. Having fallen a goal down at Thorney Reserves, Jason Haytree and Jamie Cartlidge netted late on to secure a 2-1 win for the Tulips – and keep them top of the table. United were slow to start and ...

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Bladerunners win battle of table tennis leaders

Something had to give in the Spalding and District Table Tennis League (sponsored by Vital Recruitment) last week as Division One’s unbeaten top two clashed. Heavyweights Bladerunners and South Holland clashed having both won their first three –and it was the Blades who emerged victorious 3-2. As befits a top-of-the-table clash, the result was in doubt right to the final ...

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Clive is the countback king at Tydd St Giles

Clive Barber won the Division One title at Tydd St Giles Golf Club’s November Medal by the narrowest of margins as three players tied at the top. Barber, Terry Pease (second place) and Andy Betts all scored 38 Stableford points, with countback needed to split the top trio. Neil Capper (37pts) won the Division Two category, with Steve Thompson (39pts) ...

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Tidswell Talk: Why football fans need to have a little patience

By Andrew Tidswell Patience within sports is something not everyone is blessed with – and to be honest, it’s not just sports where I think we can improve on this front. However, there are a number of examples surrounding the word ‘patience’ within the sports world. I have spoken before in this column about the fact everyone wants the “now” – ...

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Four-midable Spalding United gain Leek revenge

Spalding United 4 Leek Town 1 Resurgent Spalding United avenged their midweek FA Trophy loss against Leek with an impressive Evo-Stik League First Division South success on Saturday. An early Tom Waumsley (6) strike put the Tulips in command of the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field clash, only for Darren Chadwick (33) to head the visitors level before the break. ...

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