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Table tennis round-up: South Holland romp to five-star cup win

In a week the Spalding and District Table Tennis League set aside for round two of the Marylands Cup, there were just six matches played or completed. Aside from the cup most significant was South Holland’s demolition of Outsiders in Division One. Winning 5-0, Holland took all five points in straight ends, and in over half of them restricted their ...

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Snooker round-up: Holbeach A hit the summit as top pair are beaten

It was a good week for Holbeach A in the Spalding and District Snooker League as the exciting Division One title race took another twist. With the top two beaten, third-placed Holbeach picked up a 4-2 success at Boundary B to go top and give themselves some serious momentum in the hunt for the top tier title. Wins from Mick ...

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More medals for South Lincs Competitive Swimming Club aces at county championships

The second weekend of the Lincolnshire County Championships saw more impressive swims from the members of South Lincs Competitive Swimming Club. They Spalding-based club’s swimmers were in action at Grantham on Sunday and collected a further 15 medals – three gold, eight silver and four bronze – to add to their growing tally. Once again, Ellisha Cookson was in fine ...

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Clarke looking for sponsorship after stepping up a class to National Superstock 1000

Kirton rider Aaron Clarke has made the decision to take the big step up to the Pirelli National Superstock 1000 class for 2019. Clarke will be riding a BMW in the series and is currently preparing the machine in readiness for the new season – which starts in April with the first round at Silverstone over the Easter weekend of ...

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Peel impresses for Nene Valley Harriers at latest Parliament Hill run

By Barry Warne Molly Peel was the star turn for Nene Valley Harriers in the annual South of England Cross Country Championship mudfest at Parliament Hill Fields North London. The silver medallist in the Lincolnshire Cross Country Championship, staged in early January, more than held her own in a field featuring many of England’s best under-17 runners. Peel finished in ...

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PDFL round-up: First-half strikes send hot Harrox ten points clear

Moulton Harrox took a big step towards landing the ChromaSport PDFL Premier Division title on Saturday as they moved ten points clear at the top of the table. The table-toppers defeated Leverington Sports 2-0 at Broad Lane to extend their advantage, while champions and nearest challengers Netherton United were held to a 2-2 draw by Whittlesey Athletic. Striker Marcus Parry ...

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Sting in the tail for Spalding United as late Frickley strike settles clash

Spalding United 0 Frickley Athletic 1 By Ray Tucker A goal scored deep into added time denied Spalding United a potentially vital Evo-Stik NPL East Division draw at a frosty Sir Halley Stewart Field on Saturday as Frickley Athletic pinched the points. On a sticky playing surface thawing from a dusting of overnight snow and frost, the game was a ...

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Saturday football: Spalding United beaten at home as both Tigers and Knights see games postponed

Spalding United suffered a 1-0 defeat against Frickley Athletic in the only non-league game to beat the weather on Saturday. A second-half winner from Phil Watt settled the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field clash and keeps the Tulips in 16th place in Evo-Stik NPL East Division.  In the Future Lions UCL Premier Division, Holbeach United’s home date with Boston Town ...

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Hussey hopes striker Smith will be alright Jack at Holbeach United

Danny Hussey wants to get prolific striker Jack Smith smiling again as he bids to seal a swoop for the Pinchbeck United ace. Smith, who swapped Holbeach United for the Knights in December after a disagreement with then boss Seb Hayes, looks set to return to Carter’s Park ahead of Saturday’s home derby date with Boston Town (3pm). Tigers boss ...

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Easton hoping to add two new signings to complete Spalding United squad

Spalding United boss Matt Easton is closing on two new signings as he bids to finalise a squad he hopes will secure their Evo-Stik NPL East Division status. With Ben Davison’s move to Lincoln United expected to be completed yesterday (Wednesday), Easton also hoped to complete swoops for a central midfield and a full-back. Having made wholesale changes since replacing ...

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Dunn warns Pinchbeck United not to take leaky strugglers Whitworth lightly

High-flying Pinchbeck United have been warned not to underestimate one of non-league’s most beleaguered teams this Saturday. The Knights, fourth in the Future Lions UCL Premier Division, visit rock-bottom Wellingborough Whitworth (3pm) – who boast the worst defensive record of any team at Step Five (94 goals conceded). Whitworth have only won twice in the league all season, but Pinchbeck ...

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Spalding Indoor Bowls Club star Jordan earns a huge honour ahead of run to final

Jordan Philpott is targeting future glory at the world under-25 singles championship after a sensational showing at Potters Leisure Resort over the weekend. The Spalding Indoor Bowls Club star finished as runner-up at the Norfolk event, having lost 10-5, 8-6 against Scotland’s John Orr in the final. It was a stellar showing from the 21-year-old, who was also named World ...

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Billiards round-up: Leaders Holbeach A extend advantage with win in crunch clash

Table-topping Holbeach A got back to winning ways in Spalding and District Billiards League with a 5-2 success at nearest rivals Crowland B on Monday night. James Glover (R90) and Colin Dodd (R30) were the frame winners, with the latter making a cool 28 break. Paul Howard (R60) hit back for second-placed Crowland, but they are now nine points off ...

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Hockey round-up: Four-some Rogers steers Spalding to a six-y success

Spalding 1st stormed to their first away win of the East Men’s Hockey League Premier B season on Saturday as they beat hosts West Herts 2nd 6-4 in an absolute thriller. Steve Rogers stole the show with a four-goal salvo for Spalding, wile Stuart Cunnington and George Halgarth also got in on the act. From the off, Spalding had a ...

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Ace Emery storms to victory at gusty Tydd Gote Angling Club clash

The regulars for this Sunday’s Tydd Gote Angling Club match at Main Road were met with 20 mile per hour winds – and a forecast of gusts up to 50 miles per hour. But it was Pete Emery who blew away the opposition with 7lb 9oz of roach and rudd to claim first place. Emery had the majority of his ...

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South Lincs Competitive Swimming Club youngsters shine at county championships

South Lincs Competitive Swimming Club got their season off to a strong start at the Lincolnshire County Championships. The Spalding-based club collected 29 medals in total at the Grantham event, comprised of ten gold, 11 silver and eight bronze – while the weekend also saw five of the club’s swimmers become county champions. One of the stars was Ellisha Cookson, ...

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Snooker round-up: Tulips A stun high-fliers with a maximum win

Struggling Tulips A gave their season a huge shot in the arm by whitewashing Spalding and District Snooker League Division One title hopefuls Bourne SC A 6-0 on Thursday night. In the bottom two at the start of play, the Spalding side won a clash that was much closer than the score suggests with Brett Maddison (scr), Mike Sampson (O7) ...

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Talented teen Toms teams up with G&S Racing Kawasaki and eyes title charge

G&S Racing Kawasaki have finalised their 2019 rider line-up with the addition of young talent TJ Toms. On board new 2019 Kawasaki ZX6 machinery, he will contest the Pirelli National Superstock 600 championship for the Wyberton-based team, alongside fellow new signing Kevin Keyes. The 17-year-old rider, who hails from Puriton near Bridgewater and works as an apprentice carpenter, is delighted ...

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Table tennis round-up: Division One title race is heating up nicely

The battle for the Spalding and District Table Tennis League Division One title intensified last week with just three points now covering the top trio of teams. Leaders Moulton SE faced Underdogs and suffered their second loss of the season. All of the singles were over in regulation, with Andrew and Stephen Appleby winning one each for Moulton, while Kelvin ...

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The fourth is with Spalding RFC after thrilling Kesteven derby success

Spalding RFC 36 Kesteven RFC 29 Spalding RFC moved back up to fourth in the Midlands Three East (North) table after beating rivals Kesteven in a thrilling derby clash on Saturday. The Memorial Field victory ensures that Town remain unbeaten at home in the league this season and keeps them in touch with third-placed Belper. Following selection problems the previous ...

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