Sport

Rugby: Two Spalding RFC players to hospital during cup exit

NLD Cup quarter-final: Spalding RFC 14 Market Rasen & Louth 55 A heavy cup defeat formed part of a tough few days for Spalding RFC. The NLD cup exit last Saturday – during which two players had to have hospital treatment – came hard on the heels of news that Harry Sharman was no longer club captain. Town were still ...

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Swimming: Gold medals for Spalding club members Luke and Emily in Sheffield

South Lincs Competitive Swimming Club member Luke Elliott won six medals in the Snow Frills Open Meet at Ponds Forge, Sheffield. Coached and supported by Callum Lawson, he took gold in 200m and 50m freestyle, 50m butterfly, silver in 50m backstroke and bronze in 100m and 50m breaststroke. Emily McCann won gold in 200 individual medley, silver in 50m breaststoke ...

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Terrific Tulips in play-off place, Tigers maintain title bid PLUS all scores

  A pair of 2-0 away wins on Saturday kept in-form Spalding United and Hollbeach United on track for success this season. The Tulips leapt up to fourth place in Evo-Stik First Division South play-off spot with victory at lowly Stocksbridge Park Steels, while the Tigers continued their pursuit of the UCL Premier Division title with a win at Eynesbury ...

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Close-knit approach at Holbeach United is paying dividends

Graham Drury reckons togetherness is reaping rewards for Holbeach United. The joint boss watched Jamie Clarke and Lee Beeson fire the goals to rattle off another win and maintain the Tigers’ second place in the UCL Premier Division table. But he was quick to point to the strength of the club as a whole – and the assistance of the ...

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Lethal Tidswell knocks at door with goals in Tulips’ cup rout

Doodson Sport Cup 2nd round: Spalding United 5 Coalville Town 1 Pat Rayment has a delicious dilemma going into Saturday’s league match with Romulus (Sir Halley, 3pm). Striker Andrew Tidswell staked his claim for a return to the starting line-up with two goals inside the first eight minutes as the Tulips eased into the Doodson Cup third round on Tuesday ...

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Snooker: Services A pass stern Long Sutton test

Title hopefuls Services A cleared a significant hurdle in their bid for Spalding and District Snooker League Division One glory by beating a strong Long Sutton B side 4-2. The Spalding outfit, who have been top for some time now, are six points clear after defeating high-flying Sutton thanks to frame victories from Charlie Mullane (R21), Pete Mullane (O21), and ...

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Peterborough League round-up: Edgaras is Buz-ing for flying Spalding United Reserves

Two goals from in-form striker Edgaras Buzas helped Division Two leaders Spalding United Reserves to an impressive 4-0 win at Wittering in ChromaSport and Trophies Peterborough League. Ash West opened the scoring before Jack Wycherley set up Buzas for number two. Buzas made it 3-0 after the break and man of the match Wycherley’s efforts were rewarded with a goal. ...

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Spalding RFC legend Wand hoping for some cup magic

Former Spalding RFC scrum-half Kevin Wand insists the 1st team should have nothing to fear in the NLD Cup on Saturday. Town host fellow Midlands One East side Market Rasen and Louth at Memorial Field (2pm) in a welcome respite from league action. Last month Town took a 62-0 pasting at Rasen, but their two most recent performances have shown ...

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Youth football: Pinchbeck hit 13 to reach cup quarter-finals

Pinchbeck United Juniors Under-14s are in the Hereward Cup quarter-finals after a 13-4 win at higher league Riverside Blue. Not even 30 seconds in, Pinchbeck were ahead through Ben Mansour. And within 15 minutes he had scored his first hat-trick of the game. Riverside got one back from an own goal before Dan Taylor and Mansour made it 5-1. Jonny ...

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Tulips boss purrs over ‘best performance’ in years

Satisfied Spalding United boss Pat Rayment believes the 4-0 thrashing of one of their promotion rivals will have other Evo-stik Division One South sides sitting up and taking notice. He rates last Saturday’s demolition of Stafford Rangers – in front of the largest Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field crowd this season – as good as it gets. “I haven’t seen ...

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Sunday League: Wet weather takes toll on pitches

The weather put paid to all but one Spalding Sunday League match last weekend. Swineshead Institute Sunday’s pitch was deemed playable and they slammed Mulberry 11-0 in the John Chappell Shield. In King’s Lynn and District Sunday League, only one game survived in Division Three. Heacham Reserves well and truly opened the Fleet floodgates, with a 10-0 win. George Patience ...

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Vase matchwinner Clarke: ‘Wheels are well and truly still on Holbeach United wagon’

Jamie Clarke has dismissed snipes that Holbeach United are on a downward spiral. The striker barked a defiant message after netting the late winner in a thrilling 3-2 FA Vase tie against Huntingdon Town last Saturday. It set up a third round trip to London Colney on Saturday, December 6. Clarke said: “The gaffers deserve it and the fans of ...

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Hockey: Long Sutton can rest assured after slick success

Long Sutton Men’s 1st go into a two-week break full of confidence after a 4-0 win over City of Peterborough 2nd in Premier B on Saturday. Sutton’s slick hockey and hard work was too much for COP, who were forced into many mistakes. Harrison intercepted a 16-yard hit and slotted the ball to Fyson who finished superbly into the net ...

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Football manager saves life of collapsed player

A football player’s life was saved on Saturday when the opposition’s manager used vital first aid training. The drama happened at Pinchbeck United’s Knight Street ground after Sawtry midfielder Chris Down suddenly collapsed just before half-time of a ChromaSport and Trophies Peterborough League Premier Division match. At first, Pinchbeck player/manager Ian Dunn – who was at the opposite end of ...

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Hockey: Spalding Ladies’ great time in league and cup

Spalding Ladies 1st hit the top of East League Division 2NW after deposing City of Peterborough with a 3-1 win in Surfleet. And on Sunday they won through to round three of the HA Cup, beating higher league Watton 3-2. Saturday’s league match was a very tight affair with Spalding giving everything against a quick and well disciplined city side. ...

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TIDSWELL TALK: High time women’s football given equal platform as men’s game

By Spalding United striker ANDREW TIDSWELL Woman’s football is on the agenda today. Firstly, I must say how refreshing it was to see our nation get behind our national women’s football team this past week with a record attendance of over 45,000 people. Secondly, it was great to see the English women being able to play at the home of ...

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Pool ace ‘Granite’ is ready to rock Blackpool

Cue ace Mark Gray is ready to help steer Europe to victory over the USA in the Mosconi Cup 2014. His second appearance in the team comes six years after the first – an 11-5 win for Europe in Malta in the annual event. Gray, who is the resident professional at Bourne Snooker Centre, and plays for them in Spalding ...

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Tomascz maintains 100 per cent winning status in table tennis league

Five unbeaten records were shattered on another fast and furious night of Spalding and District Table Tennis League action. Week eight of the Vital Recruitment-sponsored competition was another night of league action at Spalding’s Castle Sports Complex. Some seven matches were played, but only five were completed – with two teams a player short. Bladerunners held on to top spot ...

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Spalding gymnasts star in the south

  More medals were won as a group of Spalding Gymnastics Club members travelled to Colchester to take part in an inter-class competition against some very good opposition from the southern region. Excelling in the junior section were Lily Thompson, Katie Parker, Emmi Bell and Maisie Foden, with the talented Thomposon winning bronze on vault. At the older level, Lucia ...

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Megan shines among excellent Nene Valley Harriers performances

A Nene Valley Harriers contingent travelled to Sheffield English institute of Sport last Saturday for the Notts AAA open meeting and produced some excellent early season performances. Performances of the day went to Megan Pusey, an unsung hero at the club who frequently stepped in to score valuable points for the team events during the summer. She ran a personal ...

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