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Spalding RFC’s triumph over Huntingdon caps a great President’s Weekend event

Spalding RFC 29Huntingdon & District 12 Spalding RFC ensured that it was a President’s Weekend to remember as they roared to their first win of the Midlands Three East (South) season on Saturday. Following the opening away league defeat at Dunstablians, the visit of Huntingdon was an opportunity for Town to lay down a marker that the Memorial Ground would ...

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Saturday football: Tulips dumped out of FA Trophy, Tigers on-song and Pinchbeck denied at death

Spalding United suffered a bitterly disappointing FA Trophy exit on Saturday as they lost 5-1 at ten-man Chasetown, while in the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division Holbeach United enjoyed a fine 3-1 win over Rugby Town and Pinchbeck United drew 2-2 at ON Chenecks. Starting with the Tulips, they made a great start in the Extra Preliminary Round clash and went ...

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It’s Murphy’s law as Stephen secures a victory at King’s Lynn’s Adrian Flux Arena

South Holland racers were out in force at the Adrian Flux Arena over the weekend. The most success came in the 1300 Stock Cars, where Stephen Murphy and Dan Booth consistently finished well. Murphy shone with a race win in an allcomers event – even more impressive given that, at the start of August, his car was almost written off ...

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Trio of victories for Jack and impressive personal best for Megan in latest BADAC outings

South Holland-based members of Boston and District Athletic Club chalked up new personal best (PB) track and field performances in their latest outings. In the penultimate Turnbull Tommy Clay Track and Field Development Series event last week, Megan Reid was third in the long jump (4.03m), recorded 15.5secs in the 100m and threw 5.83m in the shot. Representing Lincolnshire at ...

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Nene Valley Harriers ace Lydia gets GB call for World Para Championships

Nene Valley Harrier Lydia Church was in seventh heaven after being one of 43 athletes selected for the Great Britain team competing at November’s World Para Athletics Championship in Doha. The 20-year-old shot putter will join 11 reigning world champions from London 2017, including ten-time world gold medallist Hannah Cockroft and sprinting sensation Jonnie Peacock, on the plane to Qatar. ...

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Manager Hussey admits that he’s unsure of his future at Holbeach United

Frustrated Holbeach United manager Danny Hussey admits that he’s considering his future at the club due to the attitude of a large percentage of his squad. Despite still being in all of the cup competitions barring the Emirates FA Cup and having only lost twice in the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division, Hussey admits that he’s at his wit’s end with ...

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Easton targets an FA Trophy run to boost the Spalding United coffers

Boss Matt Easton wants to lead his Spalding United side to a money-spinning run in this season’s FA Trophy. The Tulips, who haven’t fared overly well in the national competition in recent years, visit BetVictor NPL South East Division rivals Chasetown for what looks like a potentially winnable tie on Saturday (3pm). The duo drew 2-2 in the league just ...

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Hockey round-up: Depleted Long Sutton beaten by Kettering in thrilling clash

Depleted Long Sutton Hockey Club men’s 1st came up just short in a thriller with Kettering 1st on the opening day of the season. Dan Batten and Josh Baker both bagged at the Peele Leisure Centre on Saturday, but Sutton were edged out 3-2. Meanwhile, Sutton’s top ladies’ team battled to a 0-0 draw with hosts Bourne Deeping 1st in ...

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Medals galore for South Lincs Competitive Swimming Club’ talented squad at Ponds Forge

A team of 32 from South Lincs Competitive Swimming Club collected a total of 83 medals at the Robin Hood Open Meet at Ponds Forge in Sheffield. The swimmers from the Spalding-based club went home with 27 golds, 29 silvers and 27 bronzes, as well as numerous personal best (PB) and county qualifying times over the course of the two-day ...

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Taylor takes top spot at Tydd Gote Angling Club’s Main Road meet from ‘golden peg’

There were some good weights at the Tydd Gote Angling Club’s Sunday match at Main Road led by John Taylor’s impressive 14lb 10oz of mainly roach and skimmers. Taylor was on golden peg 12 and caught well short early on before chopping and changing rigs and lines to put together his winning net to pinkie over groundbait and hemp. Don ...

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Wilson battles through pain barrier at Assen to clinch two solid race finishes

Ben Wilson battled with the pain from his newly-healed leg to record a 14th place in the first race at Assen and went on to finish tenth in the second race on Sunday. It’s only seven weeks since Wilson suffered a heavy crash at Thruxton which resulted in a double break to his leg and caused him to miss the ...

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Snooker round-up: Top tier trio maintain their winning starts in Spalding League

Three Division One teams boast 100 per cent records after the second round of fixtures in the Spalding and District Snooker League. Pyramid D, Bourne SC A and Holbeach C are all riding high in the early standings with two wins from two after Thursday night’s action. It’s Pyramid D who lead the embryonic table with nine points after they ...

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Wednesday football: Tulips pick up point at leaders, Tigers fire five in cup cruise

Spalding United drew 1-1 at BetVictor NPL South East Division leaders Carlton Town on Wednesday night, while Holbeach United walloped Whittlesey Athletic 5-1 in the KitmanUK UCL League Cup. Starting with Spalding, Tom Maddison’s 32nd minute penalty saw them trailing 1-0 at in-form Carlton at the break. But Joel Brownhill levelled for the Tulips in the closing stages to secure ...

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Cricket round-up: Moulton Harrox suffer loss in Market Deeping decider but still boast top season

Already-promoted Moulton Harrox missed out on the South Lincs and Border League Division One title after losing their winner-takes-all title shoot-out at Market Deeping 2nd. Having been put into bat, Harrox made a respectable 175-4 from their 45 overs as Matthew Barnett (53 not out) played a key knock. But hosts Deeping blew that target away as they raced to ...

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Spalding RFC are given a bye in RFU Vase after no-show from hosts Notts Moderns

Spalding RFC have received a bye into the third round of the RFU Senior Vase after their opponents failed to show up on Saturday. Town arrived at Notts Moderns for their clash, but found no opposition there – making it something of a wasted trip for them. However, the RFU have confirmed that the Elephants will automatically advance to the ...

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PDFL round-up: Harrox lose top spot after Lions mauling, Sutton hold Parson Drove

It’s now back-to-back defeats for defending ChromaSport PDFL Premier Division champions Moulton Harrox following Saturday’s 4-1 home reverse against title rivals Stamford Lions. Second-half doubles from Tom Edwards and Rob Dunn sank the leaders at Broad Lane, sending them down to third place in the table in the process. Joe Townsend did hit back for Kev Nottingham’s side, who now ...

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Hussey disappointed as Holbeach United are punished by late Nirvana double

Leicester Nirvana 4Holbeach United 3 Holbeach United twice blew leads as they slumped to a 4-3 Uhlsport UCL Premier Division defeat at Leicester Nirvana on Saturday. A Nick Jackson header from a corner put the Tigers 1-0 to the good at half-time, before Jon Fairweather doubled the lead early in the second period with another header. Shaquille Master (72) then ...

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Pinchbeck United storm back to humble hosts Harrowby in UCL League Cup classic

Harrowby United 2Pinchbeck United 3 Three goals in the final 16 minutes saw Pinchbeck United come from 2-0 down to defeat Harrowby United 3-2 in the KitmanUK League Cup first round on Tuesday. The Knights, who have a wretched recent history in all cup competitions, looked set to suffer more misery when, after a goalless first half, Uhlsport UCL Division ...

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Easton admits depleted Spalding United are running on empty after Worksop loss

Spalding United 0Worksop Town 2 Matt Easton was in a philosophical mood after seeing his Spalding United side beaten 2-0 at home by Worksop Town on Saturday. Second-half strikes from Lynton Karkach (55) and Craig Mitchell (78) sank the Tulips, who saw their four-game unbeaten streak in BetVictor NPL South East come to an end. Worksop were deserved winners on ...

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Saturday football: League losses for Tulips and Tigers, Harrox mauled by Lions

Both Spalding United and Holbeach United suffered league losses on Saturday, while Moulton Harrox were handed a home humbling by one of their title rivals. Starting with Spalding, they slipped up 2-0 against Worksop Town at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field – ending their fine run of form in BetVictor NPL South East. Second-half strikes from Lynton Karkach (55) ...

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