Sport

900 not out! Paul’s amazing record that might never be bettered

By NIGEL CHAPMAN It’s possibly not only a record in parks football in Lincolnshire but much further afield too. One player has completed a mammoth 900 appearances for the same team. Paul Rudkin, player/manager of Jubilee FC, achieved the feat last Sunday (Oct 21) in the Spalding and District Sunday League match at Kirton Town FC. And possibly the only ...

Read More »

PDFL round-up: Tigers Reserves maul Magpies, unbeaten Harrox tame Tydd to stay clear

Holbeach United Reserves roared to a dominant 6-0 derby victory over Long Sutton Athletic in the ChromaSport PDFL Premier Division on Saturday. Phil Barnes’ side completed the double over their South Holland neighbours thanks to strikes from Jonny Allen, Steve Barnes, Gary Chappell, Kieron McConnell, Liam Mead and an own goal. The Tigers’ second string are now third in the ...

Read More »

Spot-on Acar rescues a deserved point for Spalding United at the death

Spalding United 2 Gresley 2 By RAY TUCKER Cenk Acar’s last-gasp penalty earned Spalding United a deserved share of the spoils against Gresley at a very wintry Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field on Saturday. Alex Steadman (15) fired visitors Gresley ahead in the Evo-Stik NPL East Division clash, but Tulips skipper Ben Davison hit back to level three minutes later. ...

Read More »

Dunn hails “fantastic” win as Pinchbeck United bounce back in typical style

Harborough Town 1 Pinchbeck United 2 Pinchbeck United bounced back from their first league loss in over a year by ending Harborough Town’s unbeaten home record on Saturday. The Knights secured a 2-1 victory at The HTFC Community Ground to stay second in the Future Lions UCL Premier Division table and five points behind leaders Daventry Town – but had ...

Read More »

Pagnell stalemate extends Holbeach United’s unbeaten run to eight games

Newport Pagnell 0 Holbeach United 0 Boss Seb Hayes was left with mixed emotions after Holbeach United’s stalemate at Newport Pagnell Town on Saturday. Holbeach extended their unbeaten run in all competitions to eight games after collecting a draw at Willen Road, but saw their six-match winning streak halted by the Swans. In a game of few chances, Tigers keeper ...

Read More »

Saturday football: Spot-on Acar saves Tulips, battling draw for Tigers and Pinchbeck bounce back

Spalding United twice came from behind to draw 2-2 with Gresley on Saturday, while Holbeach United drew 0-0 at Newport Pagnell Town and Pinchbeck United picked up a 2-1 victory at Harborough Town. Starting at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field, Spalding were indebted to a last-minute penalty from Cenk Acar as they made it two games unbeaten. Alex Stedaman ...

Read More »

Tony takes over as skipper at Spalding Golf Club following annual Drive In event

New Spalding Golf Club captain Tony Holbrook received the traditional golf ball from club professional Adam Keogh at the annual Captain’s Drive In event. An impressive 119 members took part in the Stableford competition at the Surfleet course to mark the ocassion, followed by a social evening at the club. Some 24 ladies played in the second round of Spalding’s ...

Read More »

Hayes expecting his in-form Holbeach United side to face a tough test at Newport Pagnell

Boss Seb Hayes admits that his in-form Holbeach United side face a “massive challenge” at Newport Pagnell on Saturday (3pm) – but is backing them to deliver. The Tigers, fourth in the Future Lions UCL Premier Division after their sixth win on the spin last weekend, have come through a tricky start to establish themselves as serious title contenders. Perennial ...

Read More »

The only way is up! Boss Easton wants Spalding United to climb table after first win

Relieved Spalding United boss Matt Easton is now looking up the Evo-Stik NPL Divsion One East table after finally recording his first win in the job. The Tulips chief looked on as his side defeated Sheffield FC 2-1 on Saturday to register a first league success of the season at the 12th attempt. The victory was Easton’s maiden three-point haul ...

Read More »

Cox’s Sunday best secures a triple triumph at Welland Yacht Club

On-song Alan Cox sailed to a clean-sweep of three victories at Welland Yacht Club on Sunday. Autumn sunshine greeted the six competitors for the first race of the day, race five in the Sunday Points Series. With Andy Agar and Brian Cobb making the most of the start, followed by Ros Nickols, Alan Cox, the pairing of Tom and Simon ...

Read More »

Pinchbeck United bidding to bounce back from first defeat in style

Bullish assistant manager Allan Ross wants Pinchbeck United to use their weekend drubbing as a positive as they bid to bounce back in the Future Lions UCL Premier Division title race. The Knights lost a league game for the first time in more than a year (36 games) last Saturday as leaders Daventry Town smashed them 6-0. Rather than pushing ...

Read More »

Spalding Indoor Bowls Club’s ladies raise a grand sum for Amazon Children’s Ward

The ladies’ section of Spalding Indoor Bowls Club have handed over a cheque for £1,100 to the Amazon Children’s Ward at Peterborough Hospital. The Children’s Ward was the ladies’ nominated charity for the 2017/18 season and the cheque included over £700 that was raised from two cake stalls held in December 2017 and March 2018. The sale of books, jigsaws ...

Read More »

Hockey round-up: Spalding denied victory by debatable late penalty in derby duel

Spalding 1st were denied an East Men’s Hockey League Premier B derby victory at City of Peterborough 2nd by a controversial late strike on Saturday. The clash ended 2-2 with Spalding having led 2-0, but they were ultimately denied by a questionable late penalty flick awarded for the use of a foot. Josh Rowbottom slotted home the opening goal for ...

Read More »

Billiards round-up: Magic Mick reels off a stunning century break to seal Sutton success

Mick Cooper lit up the Spalding and District Billiards League with an impressive 100 break on Monday night. Long Suton ace Cooper (O190 handicap) made the century in a final frame victory over Gosberton B’s James Waterfall (R50) to secure his side a narrow 4-3 win. Crowland A are top of the table despite a 4-3 loss against Pyramid B. ...

Read More »

G&S Racing Kawasaki trio impress at Sunflower Trophy meeting in Ireland

G&S Racing Kawasaki riders Tom Fisher, Milo Ward and Ben Luxton enjoyed some good results when they travelled across the Irish Sea to Bishopscourt for the annual Sunflower Trophy meeting held on Saturday. Fisher, whose class is usually the National Superstock 1000 championship, rode in three races – finishing seventh and eighth in the two Superbike races before going out ...

Read More »

Snooker round-up: Leading quartet setting fierce pace at the top of Division One

It’s tight at the top of Division One in Spalding and District Snooker League after six rounds of fixtures with just two points spanning the top four sides. Still leading the way are unbeaten Pyramid B, who made it six wins from as many games by seeing off friendly foes Pyramid A 4-2. At 2-1 down with two frames to ...

Read More »

Majestic Molly storms to huge win for Nene Valley Harriers in league opener

Molly Peel stole the show for Nene Valley Harriers in their North Midlands Cross Country League opener at Derby as she won the under-17 girls’ race by 44 seconds. Katie Tasker (sixth) and seventh-placed Amber Park, along with Peel’s fine result, helped the club to an overall team win. It was a good day for the Nene Valley girls, who ...

Read More »

Table tennis round-up: Trio sit on five points after round four of fixtures

Week four of the Spalding and District Table Tennis League season proved a problematic one. JDM and South Holland were unable to complete their match because of a late illness. Tom Chesworth (JDM) played his two games against Holland’s Jean White and Piotr Olstowska, in the process proving his improvement by ending the evening level. The match will be concluded ...

Read More »

Spalding RFC’s 100 per cent home record continues as Mansfield are mauled

Spalding RFC’s flawless home form in Midlands Three East (North) continued with a 29-5 victory over old foes Mansfield on Saturday. The bonus-point victory at the Memorial Field was their third from as many home league games this season – and moves them up to fourth in the table. Traditionally, the visitors have always had a good set of forwards ...

Read More »

PDFL round-up: Relentless Moulton Harrox go ten clear by beating nearest rivals

Moulton Harrox moved ten points clear at the top of the ChromaSport PDFL Premier Division with a 4-2 victory over second-placed Thorney. Danny Maddison netted twice for the leaders on Saturday, with Marcus Parry and Joe Townsend also on target. It’s now 13 wins from 14 league games so far this season for Kev Nottingham’s side, who were recently named ...

Read More »