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Donington C edge battle of Division One title rivals

Two of the likely contenders to win Spalding and District Snooker League’s top prize did battle last week – and it was Donington C who laid down an early-season marker. In what was a cracking contest, Donington – third last season – edged out hosts Tulips A 4-2 thanks to the narrowest of final frame wins from Neil Favell (O14). ...

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Wonderful Woodhead shines in Sutton success

Three second-half goals fired Long Sutton ladies’ 1st to another eye-catching victory on Saturday. They made it two wins from as many East Women’s League Division 2NW games by seeing off St Neots 1st 3-0 and are sitting pretty in second place. After a goalless first period, player-of-the-match Leanne Woodhead rifled a super strike into the corner to break the ...

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Rayment rues a massive FA Cup chance missed for Tulips

Norton United 2 Spalding United 1 Deflated Spalding United boss Pat Rayment feels that his players let the club down as they wasted a “massive opportunity” in the FA Cup on Saturday. A late penalty from Norton’s Tom Fogg (85) sent the Tulips crashing out of the competition at the second qualifying round – the same stage they exited at ...

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Spalding Golf Club trio ranked fifth in England again

Three men from Spalding Golf Club put in a sterling performance to again guide Lincolnshire to a fifth-placed finish in the England Champion Club tournament. Representing Lincolnshire for the fourth time in the last five years, Spalding trio of Andy Grimwood (handicap -1), Mark Mitchell (0) and Simon Richardson (-4) equalled last year’s performance in achieving Lincolnshire’s best finish since ...

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Bradbury’s treble is timely lift for Moulton Harrox

A hat-trick from Ian Bradbury fired ten-man Moulton Harrox to a morale-boosting 5-3 victory at Langtoft United in ChromaSport Peterborough League Premier Division on Saturday. Ashley Coddington and sub Macauley Grimwood also netted for Moulton, who had Ben Allen sent off at Manor Way. Having suffered a surprise 3-0 loss to Oakham United the previous week, the victory propels Paul ...

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Late Norton penalty ends Spalding United’s FA Cup run

Spalding United’s exciting run in the FA Cup ended on Saturday as they were beaten 2-1 at Evo-Stik League First Division South rivals Norton United. Glynn Blackhurst put the hosts ahead on 14 minutes in Staffordshire, but an own goal from Tom Winkle levelled matters ten minutes before the break. The tie looked set to go to a replay as ...

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More misery for basement boys Spalding RFC

Spalding RFC’s tough start to life back in Midlands One East continued on Saturday as they were handed a 44-10 home reverse by fellow strugglers Huntingdon and District. The Memorial Field defeat is Town’s fourth defeat in as many games – and they are the only side in the division who are yet to collect a point. More worryingly for ...

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Nene Valley Harriers toast their successful season

By Ruth Jones Nene Valley Harriers celebrated the end of one of the club’s most successful track and field seasons when more than 100 athletes attempted to run, jump or throw their way to a new personal best at Peterborough’s Embankment track. The cold, foggy conditions were not conducive to fast times in the nine graded 800m races. Nevertheless, athletes ...

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Tidswell Talk: Why I love coaching South Holland’s kids

By Andrew Tidswell This week I wanted to share what it’s like being a full time coach and the ins and outs of the day-to-day schedules. For starters, as a sports lover, I would not change what I do for anything. I am very grateful to be able to do what I love and call it my job. The day-to-day ...

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Spalding’s Taylor shines for Nene Valley at relays

By Ruth Jones Nene Valley Harriers took their largest contingent of athletes in years to compete at the Southern Road Relays – and reaped the rewards for making the long journey to Aldershot. The annual relays, held at the Rushmoor Arena in Hampshire, attract hundreds of athletes from across the whole of the South of England, including elite runners who ...

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Dynamo magic will boost Spalding United’s FA Cup hopes

Norton United will be quaking in their boots after seeing Spalding United’s result on Tuesday night. That’s the view of Tulips supremo Pat Rayment, who is full of confidence ahead of Saturday’s FA Cup second round qualifying tie in Staffordshire (3pm). The above mentioned 6-0 romp at Loughborough Dynamo moved Spalding four points clear of 15th-placed Norton in the Evo-Stik ...

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Dan’s the man again for scorching-hot Pinchbeck Sunday

In-form Dan Woods stole the show as Pinchbeck United Sunday continued their incredible early-season form in the Spalding Sunday League at the weekend. Winger Woods, who bagged braces in each of Pinchbeck’s wins prior to Sunday’s home battle with Sutton Bridge Sunday, took his tally for the season to nine with a fantastic five-goal salvo as the champions cruised to ...

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New table tennis trophy honours Maurice’s legacy

The life of Spalding and District Table Tennis League legend Maurice Chilvers has been honoured by a new trophy. The former member and chairman, often referred to as Tony, was one of the league’s longest serving figures before his death this summer. To mark his association with the league, Maurice’s nephew Murray Chilvers and relative Ivan Croft, who have been ...

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Saracen’s Head ace Stafford shines at Oulton Park

Ben Stafford again showed his seemingly limitless potential as he joined two Silicone Engineering team-mates to compete in the Hottrax three-hour endurance race at Oulton Park. Along with Russ Mountford and Malachi Mitchell-Thomas, the trio competed in the 1000cc class due to Mountford riding a ZX10 machine. This instantly put them at a great disadvantage, as the other two riders ...

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Sharks fend off Orcas’ comeback in Spalding derby

Spalding Water Polo Club’s first match in the 2014/15 East Midlands League involved the two home teams – and it turned out to be a thriller. The town’s two sides – Spalding Sharks and Spalding Orcas – did battle, with the Sharks running out as eventual winners at 15-12. The Sharks started the match at a frantic pace, with Tim Shields ...

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Holbeach’s Rudd brothers in fine form at Chatteris

Holbeach brothers Ryan, Ashley and Kieran Rudd all impressed for Team TRM at the first round of the Winter Series at Peterborough Motocross Club’s Chatteris track over the weekend. In the Juniors’ section, ten-year-old Kieran grabbed a hat-trick of second places. He also grabbed two holeshots, which earned him the ‘holeshot trophy’. Ashley had the exact same set of results ...

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Leisure League is proving three-sy for Polishborough

Polishborough are the only side in Division One of the Spalding six-a-side Leisure League to have a 100 per cent record from three games after battling past Brennan’s Sports on Monday. Captain Tomasz Rabiega picked up his third man-of-the-match gong in the physical clash, as Borough went two points clear at the top. Earlier in the night at Glen Park, ...

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Sam has Spalding’s young guns singing the Blues

Junior football: Spalding United youth round-up Sam East fired a late winner to earn Spalding United Blue under-15s an exciting 3-2 win over Wisbech Yellow under-15s at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field. In what was their first game at the Sir Halley this season, Spalding started slowly and fell behind. But they were soon level when Jake Hollis used ...

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Holbeach hammer Harrowby to return to the top

Holbeach United 5 Harrowby United 1 Free-scoring Holbeach made it ten goals in five days as they returned to the top of the UCL Premier Division in style by hammering Harrowby on Wednesday night. The Tigers bossed the Carter’s Park clash from start to finish and led 2-0 at half time thanks to Jamie Clarke’s third goal in two games ...

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Six of the very best for Spalding United

Loughborough Dynamo 0 Spalding United 6 Proud Pat Rayment saluted the best result of his near three-year tenure as Spalding United boss on Tuesday night as his side obliterated Evo-Stik League First Division South leaders Loughborough Dynamo 6-0. The terrific Tulips led 2-0 at the break thanks to goals from Ash Burbeary (13) and Andrew Tidswell, before Mitch Griffiths (53 ...

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