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Hussey calls on UCL to look after Holbeach United following Oadby blackout

Fuming boss Danny Hussey feels that Holbeach United are the big losers from Saturday’s debacle at Oadby Town. The Tigers were well on their way to a Uhlsport UCL Premier Division win when the floodlights failed at Freeway Park just after the hour mark, forcing the game to be abandoned. Hussey now expects his side, who were leading 1-0, to ...

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Player/boss Dunn won’t walk away from Pinchbeck United despite poor recent form

Defiant Pinchbeck United player/boss Ian Dunn insists that he has no plans to walk away from the club. Dunn had been considering his future following pre-season budget cuts and the departure of number two Allan Ross, with the Knights struggling in the bottom two of the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division. But the man who has steered Pinchbeck to back-to-back promotions ...

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Spaff joins Spalding United coaching staff after knee injury rules him out for rest of season

Spalding United have handed Neal Spafford a role on the management team after the defender received the worst possible news about his knee injury. The dedicated centre-back has been told that he’s torn his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and is expected to undergo surgery in a bid to repair it early next year. That rules Spafford out for the rest ...

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Golf round-up: Winter wins for top Tydd duo,Spalding winners lift their trophies

Chris Blakey and Ashley Irvine both boast wins after two rounds of Gedney Hill Golf Club’s Winter League Stableford. Round one saw Blakey take top spot with a haul of 39 points, while Craig Johnson and Rob Bye both bagged 37 points to take second and third respectively. The second round then saw Irvine top the standings with an impressive ...

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Halmer Harriers out in force at three events including popular Long Sutton 10k race

Athletes from Spalding’s Halmer Harriers were out in strong numbers over the weekend. They contested the Long Sutton 10k, Rutland 10k night run and the St Neots half-marathon, clocking some impressive times. Long Sutton 10k: Marcin Dobrzycki 41.18mins; Reuben Cave 41.25; Jaroslaw Nijak 43.54; Maija Garkalne 45.11; Lee Pittman 46.52; Kristina Basaraba 47.38; Colin Crump 47.39; Ade Mills 47.53; Andrew ...

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Indoor bowls round-up: Spalding IBC rise to win clash of the titans in Top Club competition

Spalding Indoor Bowls Club emerged victorious in a heavyweight clash against Nottingham in the national Top Club competition on Sunday. The Castle Sports Complex played host to the mixed top club team clash between two former champions of the event, with Spalding winners in 2015 and Nottingham lifting the trophy in 2018. In a match littered with quality, the result ...

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Spalding Water Polo leave it late to seal Herts League Division One title glory

Spalding Water Polo clinched the Herts League Division One title after a 17-12 win over Cambridge last week. The first quarter was evenly matched, with goals being traded between the two teams – but Spalding finished slightly ahead at 3-2, with goals from Damian Makwana (2) and Toby Rickett. Spalding then stretched their lead at half time to 5-3 with ...

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Hockey round-up: Stu’s stellar show in vain as Spalding 1st lose thriller

A Stu Cunnington hat-trick wasn’t enough for Spalding 1st on Saturday as they were beaten 4-3 by leaders Letchworth 1st in East Men’s Hockey League Premier B. The Glen Park clash was a real game of two halves, with two goals from Cunnington – one from a short corner routine and a clever push-pass finish – giving Spalding a 2-0 ...

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Snooker round-up: Nine wins out of ten for table-topping duo Consti F and Bourne SC B

Two teams boast an impressive record of nine wins from ten matches after the latest round of fixtures in the Spalding and District Snooker League on Thursday night. Both Division Two leaders Consti F and third tier pace-setters Bourne SC B have enjoyed incredible starts to the season and secured strong successes last week. Consti F moved five points clear ...

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Table tennis round-up: Exciting night of action in Spalding and District League

Tuesday night’s round of fixtures in the Spalding and District Table Tennis League was packed full of close contests. A host of clashes were either completed or moved forward at Spalding High School as the league table begins to take shape. First up, Nets and Edges took on Mine’s a Pint – with the latter’s Hitcham playing both of his ...

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In-form Spalding RFC claim their first away win with solid St Neots showing

St Neots 7Spalding RFC 39 Spalding RFC picked up their first away win of the Midlands Three East (North) season on Saturday as they eased past rock-bottom St Neots 39-7. Despite falling behind early on, Town followed on from last weekend’s dominant win over Rushden and Higham by bagging a bonus-point triumph that moves them up to seventh in the ...

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PDFL round-up: Five-star Moulton showing, Long Sutton sink Holbeach Reserves

Moulton Harrox enjoyed a 5-2 win over Leverington Sports in the ChromaSport PDFL Premier Division on Saturday. Goals from Ian Bradbury, Jonny Clay, Declan Earth, Alistair Morgan and Danny Maddison got the job done at Broad Lane. Also in the top tier, Long Sutton Athletic beat Holbeach United Reserves 4-2 at London Road. Jake Gadsden and Jordan Olive netted for ...

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Dunn pleased with Pinchbeck United performance despite latest defeat

Loughborough University 3Pinchbeck United 1 Ian Dunn refused to be too downbeat after seeing his Pinchbeck United side beaten for the ninth time in 12 Uhlsport UCL Premier Division fixtures on Saturday. The Knights were handed a 3-1 defeat at high-flying Loughborough University, who found the net through Alex Dinsmore (13), Connor Smith (68) and Daniel Collins (83). Skipper Tyrone ...

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Easton feeling positive after seeing Spalding United shut out free-scoring Sheffield FC

Spalding United 0Sheffield FC 0 By Ray Tucker Defences reigned supreme at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field with Spalding United keeping a clean sheet at home for the first time this season against the BetVictor NPL South East Division’s top scorers. Goalless draws are so often boring affairs, but not so on Saturday with hard and fast action throughout ...

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Saturday football: Tulips bag Sheffield point, Knights beaten again, Tigers frustrated

Spalding United made it three games unbeaten on Saturday thanks to a goalless draw with Sheffield FC, while Pinchbeck United went down 3-1 at Loughborough University and Holbeach United’s game at Oadby Town was abandoned. Starting with the Tulips, they battled out a 0-0 with high-flighing Sheffield FC at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field to extend their solid run ...

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Golf round-up: Spalding’s seniors’ section hand over cheque to Spalding RFC

Spalding Golf Club have chipped in to help a fellow South Holland team purchase some much-needed first aid equipment. Last Thursday, Spalding seniors’ outgoing captain Peter Jullien presented a cheque for £250 to Stephen Saunders, who is a junior coach at Spalding RFC. Town have a regular golf day at the Surfleet course and this donation further cements the two ...

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On-song Spalding Indoor Bowls Club cruise into round three of the Egham Trophy

Spalding Indoor Bowls Club’s talented national mixed team progressed to the third round of the Egham Trophy on Sunday. They booked a clash with Barwell in the next round by seeing off rivals Peterborough in comfortable fashion, winning on all four rinks. The tone was set early when, at five ends, Spalding had already opened up a 34-7 lead. That ...

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Hussey: Holbeach United title charge is not a ‘realistic’ option despite lofty position

Realistic Holbeach United boss Danny Hussey doesn’t feel that his in-form side can be considered contenders for the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division title. The Tigers sit fourth in the table, 13 points behind leaders Shepshed Dynamo with a game in hand, ahead of Saturday’s trip to Oadby Town (3pm). Holbeach haven’t lost in the league since a 4-3 beating at ...

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Billiards round-up: Top two shocked in Spalding and District League whitewashes

Spalding and District Billiards League leaders Pyramid B were finally beaten on Monday night – and how. They were whitewashed 7-0 by club mates Pyramid A, meaning their winning streak ends at four. Frame wins from John Clapton (R90), Eric Wyer (R100) and John Twell (R50) saw the A side home, despite a fine 30 break from Martin O’Connor (R20). ...

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Easton wants Spalding United to be entertainers ahead of tough Sheffield test

Spalding United boss Matt Easton wants his side to keep up their recent upturn in form this weekend – and has vowed to entertain the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field crowd. The Tulips ended their eight-game wineless run with a 2-1 BetVictor NPL South East Division victory at Newcastle Town last Saturday (page 53), which was hot on the heels ...

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