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Spalding Indoor Bowls Club’s under-25s come up just short in national final

Spalding Indoor Bowls Club’s under-25 double triples team finished as narrow runners-up at the national finals in Nottingham on Sunday. The team consisted of Lauren Finbow, Ruby Hill and Jordan Philpott on one rink and the Rhys Hill, Chelsea Tomlin and Stephen Harris on the other. Aaron Barnes was reserve with Colin Wilson as team manager, as the Spalding boys ...

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Super South Lincs Competitive Swimming Club showing secures haul of 21 medals

An amazing 21 medals and a host of personal best (PB) times were clocked by South Lincs Competitive Swimming Club members at the Team Luton March Open meet. This was an early season long course competition providing lots of experience for the Spalding-based club’s swimmers – as well as an opportunity to post times in the qualification window for the ...

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Table tennis round-up: The race for second heating up in Spalding and District League

The Division One title in Spalding and District Table Tennis League may already be decided, but there is quite a battle shaping up for second place – and the second tier title is far from decided, too. In the top flight, Moulton SE had their chances stymied by champions South Holland in a continuation of a match from November. With ...

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Snooker round-up: Exciting finale in Spalding and District League as all three titles go to wire

A cracking climax to the season is in prospect with the title races in all three divisions of the Spalding and District Snooker League going down to tonight’s (Thursday) final round of fixtures. In Division One, long-term table-toppers Holbeach A suffered a wobble as they went down 5-1 at home against Pyramid A. They could have clinched the top tier ...

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Popular presentation night celebrates a successful Long Sutton Hockey Club season

Long Sutton Hockey Club finished their season on a high note with a well-attended presentation evening on Saturday. The club came together to celebrate in style and show what a tremendous season they’ve enjoyed – with the awards get shared between the ages. The obvious high note saw Sutton’s men’s 2nd team winning their league and gaining promotion in East ...

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Thrilling finish sees Spalding RFC roar back to secure draw with Ashfield

Spalding RFC 31 Ashfield RFC 31 A remarkable haul of 17 points in the final eight minutes earned Spalding RFC a thrilling 31-31 draw with Ashfield on Saturday. The rare draw, in what was Town’s final home game of the Midlands Three East (North) season at the Memorial Field, keeps them in contention for a top three finish. Second-placed Ashfield ...

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Seven-up Moulton Harrox celebrate PDFL Premier Division title in typical fashion

Moulton Harrox rounded off their title winning league campaign in the ChromaSport PDFL Premier Division with a 7-0 win over ICA Sports on Saturday. Doubles from Danny Lambe-Hyner, Joe Townsend and Marcus Parry secured the big win at Broad Lane, while Declan Earth chipped in with a goal too. Kev Nottingham’s side finish with 24 wins and only two losses ...

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Dunn fumes as assistant referee’s key calls go against beaten Pinchbeck United

Pinchbeck United 1 Newport Pagnell Town 2 Ian Dunn was left fuming by two “atrocious” decisions on Saturday as his Pinchbeck United side suffered a 2-1 home defeat against Newport Pagnell Town. The Knights had gone ahead through a sensational left-footed half-volley from Jordan Nuttell on just three minutes of the Future Lions UCL Premier Division clash at the Sir ...

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Hussey rues Emery’s escape as Holbeach United are edged out by champions-elect

Holbeach United 1 Daventry Town 2 Holbeach United were unfortunate to lose 2-1 at home to Future Lions UCL Premier Division champions-elect Daventry Town on Saturday. All looked to be going well for the Tigers at Carter’s Park when Will Bird slotted them ahead on 13 minutes, but a second-half fightback edged Daventry closer to the title. Luke Emery, who ...

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Easton refuses to be downbeat after late strike denies Spalding United a potentially key victory

Pickering Town 1 Spalding United 1 A super strike by Spalding United skipper Leon Mettam secured a precious point in their bid for survival in Evo-Stik NPL East Division on Saturday – but it could have been so much more. In a tense encounter at relegation rivals Pickering Town, with points at a premium for both teams, Mettam broke the ...

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Saturday round-up: Spalding United denied key win, Pinchbeck United and Holbeach United lose at home

Spalding United were denied a huge victory by a last-minute goal at Pickering Town on Saturday, while both Pinchbeck United and Holbeach United suffered 2-1 defeats at home. Starting with the Tulips, they looked set for a huge Evo-Stik NPL East Division victory at relegation rivals Pickering Town when Leon Mettam fired them ahead with a curling finish on the ...

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Hussey makes a case for the defence as Holbeach United prepare for Daventry test

Boss Danny Hussey wants to see Holbeach United rediscover their defensive mettle this weekend. The Tigers, who haven’t won in four games, have a big home date with table-topping Daventry Town on Saturday (3pm). Any victory would help out Lincolnshire rivals Deeping Rangers, who are six points behind the long-term leaders in the race for the Future Lions UCL Premier ...

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Welcome return for Easton as Spalding United eye pivotal points at Pickering

Matt Easton hopes to return to the Spalding United fold in some capacity this weekend as their bid for survival in Evo-Stik NPL East Division continues. The Tulips make the trip to relegation rivals Pickering Town (3pm) this weekend in the precarious position of 18th, two points clear of the drop zone having played a game more than Carlton Town ...

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Dunn: Manager of month prize shows progress being made at Pinchbeck United

Proud Pinchbeck United player/boss Ian Dunn feels that his Future Lions UCL Premier Division manager of the month award for March shows how far the club have come. Dunn was named the league’s top boss for last month after going unbeaten in six games, winning three home games and drawing three testing away trips. It’s the first time he’s claimed ...

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MND sufferer Nigel set for World Snooker Championships platform

A Spalding snooker player who has Motor Neurone Disease has pocketed a place performing at the sport’s World Championships. Despite struggling to walk as a result of the condition, Nigel Brasier (49) has continued to play the sport he’s loved since he was eight-years-old. And on April 24 he will be appearing at the sport’s spiritual home, The Crucible in ...

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Opening day Welland Yacht Club wins for aces Andy and Gail

Gail Follington and Andy Prior both enjoyed victories as Welland Yacht Club got their 2019 season under way on Saturday. In the spring sunshine and with a reasonable breeze with stronger gusts, 11 boats prepared for the first race in the morning points series. Three boats were caught out by the stronger gusts and capsized prior to the start, while ...

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Tydd St Giles Golf Club duo are walking in winter wonderland

Malcolm Stead and Lorraine Gallie were the winners of Tydd St Giles Golf Club’s mixed winter league final 2018/2019. They edged Frank Young and Petra Meir into second after being among the four qualifiers for the final following the season. In third was Ady Bills and Maria Taylor-Vassall. The nearest to the pin winners for the ladies were Exley (fourth ...

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Huge take up for girls rugby sessions as Spalding RFC look into setting up a new team

Spalding RFC are looking at the potential of setting up their first ladies’ section after seeing first hand the enthusiasm for rugby in local school. The club’s head coach George Reid has for the last six months been working with pupils from Spalding Academy and Thomas Cowley providing lunchtime and after-school rugby clubs. The impressive uptake from the girls led ...

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Spalding walkers’ mixed bag of results against Wisbech Spitfires

Spalding and District Walking Football Club picked up three wins as they took on Wisbech Spitfires at Glen Park, Surfleet. They had a superb start to the first game scoring twice within the first few minutes but were quickly pegged back by the visitors, who went on to score four rapid goals. A late third goal from Spalding led to ...

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In-form Spalding Indoor Bowls Club ace Chelsea bags another title triumph

Chelsea Tomlin continued her impressive season by becoming the ladies’ national two bowl singles champion for the first time last week. Nottingham hosted the national finals on Monday and Tuesday, with Spalding Indoor Bowls Club represented by the all-conquering Tomlin and team-mate Stephen Harris. Tomlin comfortably beat Dolphin’s Julie Leake (21-13) and fellow senior international Wendy King, from Swale (21-12), ...

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