Sport

Gr-eight Spalding Grammar School showing

Spalding Grammar School’s year eight athletics squad continued their successful season with another dominant performance at the South Lincolnshire School Athletics Championship at the Princess Royal Athletics Arena in Boston. The team won 12 of their 13 events and came second in the other – smashing four Championship records (CR) in the process. William Hughes completed the sprint double in ...

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New-look Pinchbeck off to an ‘OK’ start

Benington 1 Pinchbeck United 2 Player/boss Ian Dunn was happy enough with his Pinchbeck side after seeing them emerge victorious from their pre-season opener on Saturday. Goals from Aaron Cooper and a trialist sunk the Boston and District League outfit, with Dunn’s new-look line-up unfortunate not to add to their tally. Having won the Peterborough League and Cup double in ...

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Contrasting fortunes for Tulips and Tigers

Spalding United earned an impressive 1-0 win over Boston United on Tuesday night – but South Holland neighbours Holbeach United were pasted 5-0 at Gainsborough Trinity. Jordan Thomas struck 11 minutes from time to earn the Tulips their second pre-season friendly success in four days, while Paul Beasley, Conor Higginson (2),  Darryn Stamp and Grant Roberts struck to tame the Tigers. ...

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Injuries and Watson exit mar Holbeach win

HOLBEACH UNITED 4 LOUTH TOWN 0 There was mixed news for Holbeach on Saturday despite the perfect on-field start to their pre-season campaign. Goals from new recruits Danny Spencer (3 & 43), Ash Fuller (18) and Ollie Pinner sealed a comfortable 4-0 victory over lower-graded Louth at a roasting hot Carter’s Park. But defender Jack Smith suffered a broken metatarsal, ...

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Transfer latest: Watson leaves Tigers as Tulips and Pinchbeck swoop

South Holland trio Spalding United, Holbeach United and Pinchbeck United were all involved in transfers on Monday. Spalding swooped to seal a deal for former Worksop Town, Gainsborough Trinity and Alfreton forward Ash Burberry as Pat Rayment looks to add the finishing touches to his squad. Burberry, who is 24, can play either on the wing or in attack and ...

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Pat pleased to see Tulip Tidswell net

Peterborough Sports 0 Spalding United 2 Goal machine Andrew Tidswell made a scoring return for the Tulips on Saturday as they cruised to a 2-0 triumph at Peterborough Sports. Last season’s top scorer, who missed the second half of the season through injury, notched with a low drive in the second half of Spalding’s pre-season opener. Defender Nathan Stainfield completed ...

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Tigers raid rivals Tulips for wing king Beeson

Holbeach United have pulled off one of their biggest signings of the summer by tempting winger Lee Beeson to join them from rivals Spalding United. Beeson, who bagged 15 goals for the Tulips en-route to the UCL Premier Division title last season, follows Jamie Stevens, Adam Jackson, Jonny Allen, Danny Steadman and Tom Roberts in crossing the South Holland divide. ...

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Tulips and Tigers off to winning starts

Both Spalding United and Holbeach United made winning starts to their pre-season campaigns on Saturday. Goals from Andrew Tidswell and Nathan Stainfield earned the Tulips a 2-0 triumph at Peterborough Sports, while Danny Spencer (2), Ash Fuller and Ollie Pinner netted for the Tigers in a 4-0 home victory against Louth Town. Both of Spalding’s goals came in the second ...

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Thompson joins Pinchbeck as player/coach

Former Holbeach United full-back Mark Thompson has agreed to join ambitious Pinchbeck United as player/coach. The right back, who was a team-mate of Pinchbeck player/boss Ian Dunn when both played for the Tigers, becomes the fourth new face to join the Peterborough Premier Division club this summer. Thompson is vastly experienced and strong on set-pieces, making him an excellent acquisition ...

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Nel’s hat-trick in vain for beaten Spalding Town

Spalding Town were soundly beaten by hosts Lincoln Lindum on Saturday in a quite remarkable Lincs ECB Premier League match. Will Wright smashed 108 and Karanjit Bansal  added 96 in Lidum’s imposing 266-6, but Warren Nel (4-57) did take a hat-trick with three wickets off the final three balls of the innings. In reply, Thivanka Rajaratne (36 off 27 balls) top scored as ...

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Spalding Town walking wounded at Lindum

Injury and player unavailability have left Spalding Town with a selection headache ahead of this Saturday’s Lincs ECB Premier League trip to Lincoln Lindum (noon). Sri Lanka star Wamanga Perera pulled up lame in last Saturday’s losing draw at Market Deeping (report page 38), while Charlie Kearns and Chris Dring are both away. That leaves skipper Rob Ambrose short of ...

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Two trialists for Tulips ahead of opener

Spalding United have enjoyed a busy summer in the transfer market – but two more players are bidding to catch Pat Rayment’s eye. Former Tottenham Hotspur and Barnet defender Andy Hodges (28) and teenage ex-Boston United Reserves midfielder Lewis McKue have both been training with the Tulips and could play a part in Saturday’s pre-season opener at UCL Division One ...

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Spalding Town teens top after Sutton win

Spalding Town Cricket Club’s under-13s beat rivals Long Sutton under-13s on Friday to complete a fifth successive league win – and go top of the table. Town’s talented teens now top the Border County East League by 15 points after the seven-wicket success, although title rivals Bourne do have games in hand. After losing the toss Spalding were made to ...

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Tidswell Talk: Schools are helping South Holland sport

By Andrew Tidswell It’s so good to see the amount of opportunities available for young children in sport these days. Thinking back to when I was at school – and it wasn’t that long ago – the chances for playing sports and getting into sports were very limited. If you weren’t into football, rugby or athletics I can’t remember many ...

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Striker Saebe backed to shine at Pinchbeck

Pinchbeck United have added another exciting player to their ranks ahead of their first pre-season game of the summer this weekend. Hot on the heels of last week’s capture of Elliott Price and Tyler Wright, United have moved to bring speedy striker Louis Saebe to Knight Street. Pinchbeck player/boss Ian Dunn reckons that the former Boston United youth talent will ...

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Hall’s Paul comes to the ‘Fore’ with 5-35

Seas End Hall earned a narrow 12-run win over Loddington as the Rutland League Division Five season reached the half-way stage on Sunday. Narrowly beaten away in the reverse fixture back in May, Seas End were determined to win at home – and did just that to cement their spot in the top five. A good start of 60 after ...

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Wonderful Woodhall wins for Spalding Tri duo

Two Spalding Triathlon Club athletes bossed their respective age groups at the Woodhall Spa Sprint Triathlon. Both Alistair Rudd and Mike Staines came first in their categories at the popular event, which always goes down well with Spalding members. For Staines it was a fond farewell, as the event marked his final race before retirement. Athletes completed a 400m swim ...

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Brace of bronzes for Sutton student Kamil

Shotokan Tokon Karate Club members from Long Sutton and Sleaford came away with a host of medals as they attended the Japan Karate Association England National Championships. Some 350 competitors from all over England and Wales attended the Crawley event, with Shotokan sending a small team of seven members. That didn’t stop them making their mark on the event, with ...

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New Tigers can emulate class of 2013 – Chand

John Chand reckons that his new-look Holbeach United squad is shaping up to be just as strong as the side that he guided to UCL Premier Division glory back in 2012/13. The returning chief, who is co-boss with Graham Drury this time around, has been impressed with what he has seen from the Tigers over pre-season. Popular striker Tommy Treacher ...

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Long Sutton lose low-scoring thriller

Long Sutton (104) lost to Boston (107-7) by 3 wickekts An intriguing encounter at Paradise Field on Saturday saw Sutton nearly pull off a remarkable victory against a strong Boston side. Sutton started the South Lincs and Border League Premier Division game promisingly as Phil Barnes and Chris Booth looked comfortable against the ineffective Boston seamers. This paved the way ...

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