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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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Five-star Spalding 2nd make the perfect start

Doubles from Glenn Perkins and Hector Moore guided Spalding 2nd to a sublime 5-0 win in their first East Men’s Hockey League Division 3NW clash on Saturday. Their victims at Glen Park were St Ives 2nd, who found Spalding too hot to handle in every department. Mike Riley opened the scoring with a neat flick into the net, before Perkins ...

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Spalding Town 2nd secure historic promotion to top flight

Spalding 2nd (244-2) v Long Sutton 2nd (120-8)  (match abandoned) Spalding Town 2nd skipper Steve Norris toasted the best performance of their season after seeing his side clinch promotion to the Premier Division of the South Lincs and Border League on the final day. Simon Juckes clubbed 93 off just 48 balls as Town made 244-2 batting first at Paradise ...

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Four-midable snooker pair remain top in Division Three

There’s seemingly no stopping Gosberton D and Pyramid E in Division Three of Spalding and District Snooker League. Both sides made it four wins from as many games last Thursday night, with Gosberton D edging out Consti E and Pyramid E seeing off Services D. Gosberton’s win was incredibly hard-fought, as they needed frame victories from Nigel Goodwin (R21), Shane ...

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You can Bank on Holbeach for South Holland’s sole league win

Holbeach Bank picked up South Holland’s sole three-point haul in the ChromaSport Peterborough and District League on Saturday. On a weekend dominated by cup action, a double from Lee Hunt and strikes from Steve Parker and Jamie Forman eased Bank to a 4-0 Division Four success at Glinton and Northborough Reserves. In the same division, Joe Deboo’s double helped sentence ...

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Tidswell Talk: The truth about us non-league players

By Andrew Tidswell (Spalding United player and Elite Sports Academy MD) The lower regions of the Football League and the entirety of non-league football are on my agenda this week. Many of you on the outside and looking in on the day-to-day running of a non-league club can easily be misled. The ‘many’ I speak about are often the fans ...

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Poachers and Long Sutton get seasons off to fliers

Both Spalding Poachers 1st and Long Sutton ladies’ 1st made incredible starts to the new East Women’s Hockey League Division 2NW season on Saturday. Spalding, who won the county title over the summer, continued their outstanding pre-season form by thrashing Ely City 1st 11-0 to go top. Katie Gray (5), Kelly Tuplin (4), Kelly Slater and Jacqui Hunter all notched ...

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Spalding RFC skipper takes positives after Derby demolition

Injured skipper Harry Sharman chose to take the positives after seeing his Spalding RFC side demolished 77-8 by Midlands One East heavyweights Derby. Town only had a Tim Waltham try and Dan Mackie’s early penalty to shout about during Saturday’s Memorial Field clash, which put a damepner on the club’s well-supported President’s Day. Sharman, who still faces around three weeks ...

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Handicap cut follows Steve’s Spalding Stableford success

One of Spalding Golf Club’s most popular individual competitions, the Overson Trophy, attracted a field of 140 entries and with weather and course conditions favourable, some very good scores were recorded. A Stableford format, the trophy was won by Steve Phillips (17 handicap) scoring a superb 44 points. Phil Wakefield (12) was second place with 41pts and Neil Clarke (16) ...

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Crash is a pain in the Assen for Ben Wilson

Ben Wilson had a mixed weekend as the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship visited Assen in Belgium. The Kirton rider was back in the points after completing the first race at the Cathedral of Speed circuit in 13th place. But as the second race began he was involved in a four rider incident on the first lap – and after ...

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Fantastic fourth for Pinchbeck despite defeat on final day

Pinchbeck ended their South Lincs and Border League Division Two season with a disappointing 21-run defeat against Burgh at Spalding Grammar School. In cool, cloudy conditions the away side surprisingly chose to bat first and with Andrew Beeston picking up the early wicket of Nigel Underwood. However, Burgh skipper Richard Underwood and Phil Sharp countered stubbornly with a second wicket ...

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Boss blasts ‘joke decision’ as Tulips pay the penalty

Spalding United 1 Newcastle Town 2 Pat Rayment bemoaned a “joke decision” as a hugely controversial penalty helped Newcastle Town end Spalding United’s five-game unbeaten run on Saturday. All looked to be going to plan in the Evo-Stik League First Division South clash when Andrew Tidswell fired in a superb 15th-minute opener. Town hit back on 32 minutes with a ...

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Holbeach United are Fuller goals on the road

Wellingborough Town 0 Holbeach United 5 John Chand lauded Ashley Fuller’s best performance in a Holbeach United shirt as his hat-trick sunk Wellingborough Town in the UCL Premier Division on Saturday. Winger Fuller bagged on 13, 64 and 70 minutes at the Dog and Duck after being restored to his preferred position on the left wing. New recruit Jamie Clarke ...

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Brilliant Holbeach United hit five; Spalding United unbeaten run over

Ash Fuller hit a hat-trick as ChromaSport UCL Premier Division leaders Holbeach United won 5-0 at Wellingborough Town on Saturday. And there was two goals for Jamie Clarke on his debut for the Tigers. The Doughboys had been looking for their fourth straight win but it never looked likely as Fuller and Clarke’s first goals either side of half-time put ...

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Just one South Holland side earns three Peterborough League points on sparse Saturday

There was next to no joy at all for South Holland sides in league action in the ChromaSport Peterborough and District League on Saturday. In fact, the only team in the district to win was Holbeach Bank, who romped to a 4-0 success at Glinton and Northborough Reserves in Division Four. In the Premier Division, Pinchbeck United got a draw ...

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Holbeach United see off Sleaford to set up clash with Boston Town

HOLBEACH UTD 2 SLEAFORD TOWN 1: Lee Beeson’s winner sent the Tigers through to the next round of the Lincs FA Senior Trophy. It completed a quick turnaround for the midfielder who had apologised to the club after being sent off for violent conduct four days earlier. That red card came in a 2-0 defeat by Huntingdon Town which ended the Tigers’ 100 per cent start ...

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Goal-hungry Spalding United boss turns to Oliver for more

Ryan Oliver is the man Spalding United boss Pat Rayment has identified to kick-start his stuttering frontline. The 24-year-old striker goes straight into the starting line-up against Newcastle Town on Saturday (Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field, 3pm). And Oliver, who played his final game for Deeping Rangers in a 2-1 Lincs Senior Cup win at Bourne Town on Tuesday, cannot ...

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Nene Valley Harriers excel in East Anglian League final

By Ruth Jones Nene Valley Harriers’ track and field athletes excelled once again to cap off one of the club’s most successful summer seasons with a strong team performance in the East Anglian League final at Bury St Edmunds. The stand-out achievement came in the men’s U17 competition, with the Harriers’ athletes winning their age group overall, while the U15 girls were second ...

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Third straight win is blistering start to snooker season for Services A

Services A are setting the early pace in the top flight of Spalding and District Snooker League after a third straight win. Mike Knight, Paul Quincey and John McDowell secured frames to maintain the Spalding side’s 100 per cent start to the season and send them top of the table. The 4-2 result was Donington C’s first defeat. Jim Thompson ...

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