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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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Spalding savour two county titles in one weekend

Spalding Hockey Club enjoyed a weekend to remember as they landed the top two Lincolnshire Championships titles. On Saturday, the club’s ladies beat both Lincoln and Long Sutton to land their crown, while the men followed suit 24 hours later by seeing off Alford, Long Sutton and Brigg to seal their trophy. Spalding’s ladies went into the event as champions ...

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Gymnastic club’s summer camp is a resounding success

Spalding Gymnastic Club’s popular summer sessions went down a storm with youngsters once again. The morning sessions at Spalding’s Cradge Bank base were mainly for non-gymnasts – and on several occasions numbers smashed through the 50 mark. Amazingly, some of the participants came from as far as Holland to take part. Afternoon sessions, meanwhile, were mainly attended by gymnasts already ...

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Classy 70 from Green lights up season’s start

Jason Green wasted little time in laying down a marker in the Spalding and District Snooker League as he made an impressive 70 break on the opening night of the season. The cue ace helped steer defending Division One champions Pyramid B to a 4-2 victory over last year’s runners-up Holbeach A in the pick of last Thursday’s Division One ...

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Revenge is sweet for Tigers thanks to spot-on Beeson

Boston Town 1 Holbeach United 2 Lee Beeson’s clinical penalty on the stroke of half time earned Holbeach United instant revenge over rivals Boston Town on Tuesday night. Having been dumped out of the FA Cup by the Poachers on Saturday, the Tigers bounced back in the best way possible by making it five wins from as many UCL Premier ...

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Ayscoughfee bowls trio are toast of Lincolnshire

Three of South Holland’s best bowlers claimed two national titles between them as they represented Lincolnshire on three fronts. Chris Warboys, Ash Caress and Paul Caress – who all play for Ayscoughfee Bowls Club – won the EBF 2-Wood Triples title at Skegness. Not satisfied with his team triumph, Ash Caress then went on to triumph in the under-25 Pairs ...

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A Skoulding hot Long Sutton show by the seaside

South Lincs and Border League round-up Long Sutton 1st cruised to a comprehensive six-wicket success over Skegness 2nd in the Premier Division on Saturday. Three wickets apiece from Paul Edgeller (3-33) and Jimmy Wright (3-50), plus solitary strikes from Jake Burton (1-28) and Ian Morris (1-36) helped limit hosts Skeg to 152-9 from their 45 overs after being put into ...

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‘Deserved’ derby delight for Moulton Harrox

Moulton Harrox 2 Pinchbeck United 0 Moulton Harrox took the local bragging rights on Saturday as they dumped rivals Pinchbeck United out of the ChromaSport Peterborough League’s President Premier Shield. Goals in each half from Ben Allen and debutant Lewis McKue were enough to keep Harrox’s unbeaten run this season going – and hand Pinchbeck their first defeat since Ian ...

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Trophy delight for Gary after final round heroics

Gary Palmer sealed the spoils in Spalding Golf Club’s Lincolnshire Free Press Trophy with a sizzling round of nett 67 at Surfleet. Having already shot a nett 71 in his opening round, his second efffort was the best on offer in the strokeplay competition – and gave him an impressive winning tally of 138. Palmer (4 handicap) started the day ...

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