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Drury relishing Holbeach United’s toughest test yet

Unbeaten Holbeach United can expect their toughest UCL Premier Division test of the season when Huntingdon Town arrive at Carter’s Park on Saturday (3pm). That’s the view of co-boss Graham Drury, who rates Huntingdon as one of the Tigers’ main rivals for the title this season. Both sides go into the clash with 100 per cent records, with Holbeach having ...

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Spalding United’s eyes are on FA Cup prize (money)

Spalding United have two things on their mind ahead of their FA Cup first qualifying round date with Holwell Sports – prize money and prestige. The Tulips welcome the East Midlands Counties League Premier Division side to the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field on Saturday (3pm) and are expected to progress. When it comes to the FA Cup, Spalding boss ...

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Pat’s delight at stunning Spalding United success

Coalville Town 1 Spalding United 2 Ecstatic Pat Rayment lauded Spalding United’s best result of their Evo-Stik League First Division South campaign so far after seeing his side come back from a goal behind to win at Coalville Town. Jed Davies had put the hosts 1-0 up early in the second period at Owen Street on Tuesday night, but Tom ...

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No Donington Park points for Ben Wilson

Ben Wilson wretched luck returned at Donington Park over the weekend as he returned home pointless from the MCE British Superbikes meet. The Gearlink Kawasaki racer was forced out of the first race with a technical issue and then completed the second race in 19th place. As per the norm for Kirton rider Wilson, he had to find a good ...

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Spalding RFC count the cost of opening day defeat

Spalding RFC 21 Belgrave RFC 32 Red mist descended on the Memorial Field on Saturday as Spalding RFC were beaten by old foes Belgrave in their first game back in Midlands One East. A costly red card dished out to Jay Harwood for lashing out at an opponent forced Town to take on the reigning Midlands Two East (North) champions ...

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Super Spalding 2nd stroll to win in title decider

Spalding Golf Club’s 2nd team are the champions of their South Lincs Scratch League division after defeating defending champions Belton Park 2nd in a winner takes all match at the Surfleet course. The talented Spalding side put in a strong team performance to win by a convincing 5.5-0.5 margin and land the league’s Division One title for 2nd teams. Winning ...

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Spalding’s Sue delivers a knockout blow in final

Sue Dewar got the better of vice captain Chris Vickers to win the Singles Knockout Club Trophy in Spalding Golf Club’s ladies’ section. Played in drizzly conditions, Dewar (22 handicap) had to give Vickers (30) eight shots – and it told as the latter was 2up after eight holes. Dewar hit back around the turn with some excellent golf in ...

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Nene Valley Harrier Shaw bags national bronze

Robbie Shaw launched a massive 16.24m shot put throw to claim the bronze medal at the England Athletics under-15 and under-17 Championships. The Nene Valley Harrier, who is trained by South Holland legend Geoff Capes, managed third in the under-17 event thanks to a big throw in the sixth and final round. His throw during the warm-up would have won ...

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Chand satisfied as Tigers prove they can win ugly

Oadby Town 0 Holbeach United 1 Danny Spencer came back to haunt his old side on Saturday as UCL Premier Division leaders Holbeach United proved they can win ugly. The defender rifled home an angled drive four minutes before the break at Freeway Park to make it six wins from as many league games for the flawless Tigers – and ...

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Grudge match at Vista wrestling extravaganza

After a sell-out show in February, the larger than life grapplers of Falling Starr Wrestling return to St Nicolas Hall in the Spalding Vista on Saturday for another action-packed evening of bone-crunching mayhem. Falling Starr Wrestling (FSW) is one of Britain’s premier professional wrestling companies and you can expect big moves, colourful characters and high-flying action on an evening of ...

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Tulips ease to impressive Kidsgrove success

Spalding United 5 Kidsgrove Athletic 0 Five-star Spalding United produced one of their best performances in recent memory as they cruised past ten-man Kidsgrove on Saturday. Goals from Mitch Griffiths (17), Lewis Webb (47), Asb Burbeary (57), Jamie Thurlbourne (pen 61) and Andrew Tidswell (79) were the least the Tulips deserved in a one-sided Evo-Stik League First Division South clash. ...

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Spalding RFC beaten by Belgrave in opener

Spalding RFC made a losing start in Midlands One East on Saturday as they went down 32-21 to rivals Belgrave at the Memorial Field. Rob Lucas – who kicked a host of penalties – and Jeremy Darley both ran in tries for Town, who did lead 21-20 at one stage. But Belgrave, promoted a champions from Spalding’s division last year, ...

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Spalding United youth section looking for land to build new base

Spalding United’s popular youth section wants to build a home of its own in the town. The Tulips are trying to find about five acres of land to develop for its growing junior set-up. About 200 youngsters are currently involved across its 12 teams and the move is seen as the next sensible step towards growing the junior side of ...

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Thrilling Spalding Town clash abandoned at the death

Spalding Town’s final home game of the Lincs ECB Premier League season against Louth was abandoned due to bad light on Saturday. It was a tame end to an otherwise riveting clash at the Memorial Field, with Town needing just one more wicket to prevail and Louth requiring just 17 runs for victory. Having lost the toss, Spalding were put ...

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Joy of six for Holbeach United after Spencer winner

Holbeach United moved five points clear at the top of the UCL Premier Division on Saturday with a 1-0 victory at Oadby Town. A first-half goal from Danny Spencer – one of four ex-Oadby men in the Tigers’ team – made it six wins from as many league matches for Graham Drury and John Chand’s side. In the ChromaSport Peterborough League, ...

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New-look Spalding Sunday League will be as strong as ever

The Spalding Sunday Football League returns this weekend with four fixtures and a new-look line-up. Leaving the league this year are Lutton, Sutton St James, Hole In The Wall, Fenway and Gosberton, with Punchbowl Tigers, Brennans Sports, Swineshead Institute Reserves and Mulberry all stepping in. That means the league has just ten teams as opposed to last year’s 11, but ...

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Holbeach quartet set to face old club Oadby

Table-topping Holbeach United visit promoted Oadby Town on Saturday (3pm) – which will see Danny Spencer, Courtney Meade, Lee Dube and Jake Duffy all return to their former club. The Tigers have won all five of the UCL Premier Division games so far this season and top the table by two points from Yaxley. Leicestershire-based Oadby, meanwhile, are without a ...

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Spalding RFC are ready for huge challenge

Talismanic Spalding RFC skipper Harry Sharman is adamant that his side won’t be setting any targets ahead of their return to Midlands One East action on Saturday. Town welcome Midlands Two East (North) champions Belgrave to the Memorial Field for their opener (3pm), which marks the renewal of last year’s rivalry. Although they were pipped to the title by their ...

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Rasen hammering typical of Town form

Spalding Town’s hopes of a top six finish in the Lincs ECB Premier League were dealt a big blow on Saturday as they slumped to a heavy loss against basement boys Market Rasen. Stunned Town were bowled out for just 96 at Rase Park, with Josh Newton (24), Henry Charlton (16), Tim Norris (18) and skipper Rob Ambrose (13) the ...

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Rayment bemoans Spalding United injury crisis

Pat Rayment is adamant that Spalding United have the strongest starting 11 in Evo-Stik League First Division South – when everyone is fit. The Tulips welcome Kidsgrove Athletic to the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field for their fifth league game of the season on Saturday (3pm), but have only four points to their name. Boss Rayment maintains that his side ...

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