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Dunn: In-form Pinchbeck United are not fearful of tough Rugby Town trip

Player/boss Ian Dunn reckons Pinchbeck United have every chance of picking up a result at second-placed Rugby Town on Saturday (3pm). The Knights, currently fifth, are 12 points behind their hosts in the Future Lions UCL Premier Division table and lost the reverse 3-0 at the Sir Halley back in November. Rugby have won their last six games on the ...

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Easton believes ‘fantastic’ Spalding United group is capable of big things

Upbeat Matt Easton feels that Spalding United aren’t far off possessing a squad capable of challenge at the top end of the Evo-Stik NPL East Division table. The Tulips chief was impressed with what he saw from his charges for an hour of Saturday’s 3-0 defeat at runaway leaders Morpeth Town, before two “mind-boggling” red cards shown to Rudy Misambo ...

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Spalding Indoor Bowls Club talents are getting ready for spree of huge finals

A number of Spalding Indoor Bowls Club talents are involved in national area finals over the next few weeks. Congratulations are already in order for Matt Whyers, Martin Spencer and Graham Smith and Chantal and Martin Spencer, who have qualified to the national finals in the men’s triples and family pairs respectively. Whyers, Spencer and Smith won their area final ...

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Billiards round-up: Classy cueman Cooper reels off impressive break

A superb 91 break from Mick Cooper was the highlight of Monday night’s Spalding and District Billiards League action. Cooper, who plays off an O190 handicap for Long Sutton, helped his side beat hosts Gosberton 7-0 and also pocketed smaller scorers of 41, 39 (twice) and 32. Team-mate John Dawson (R30) also chipped in with a 38 break, while Joe ...

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Hockey round-up: Fantastic Fyson fires four as Sutton 2nd close on title

Long Sutton 2nd are looking a safe bet to lift the East Men’s Hockey League Division 4NW title after walloping Wisbech 3rd 9-0 on Saturday. Their 16th win from 19 matches sees Sutton sit eight points clear at the top with just three games left to play – meaning the title is within reach ahead of this Saturday’s trip to ...

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Snooker round-up: Whitewash win over rivals sees Boundary A race clear

It was a big week for Boundary A in the race for the Spalding and District League Division Two title as they crushed title rivals Consti G 6-0 to go clear at the top of the table. Frame wins from Pete King (scr), Andy Mowforth (O7), John Tidswell (O14), Jim McGhee (scr) and Stewart Lilley (scr) fired the Deepings team ...

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Strong showings from Nene Valley Harriers at National Cross Country Championship

Some 30 Nene Valley Harriers travelled to Yorkshire to compete in the National Cross Country Championship at Harewood House. Many of the youngsters impressed and Molly Peel built on her fine run in the South of England Cross Country Championship, finishing 49th in the under-17 girls’ race covering the 5km course in 20.00. Under-15 Flo Brill came in 51st, completing ...

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Action-packed night for South Holland drivers at Stock Car opener

The 2019 Stock Car season got under way at the Adrian Flux Arena on Saturday night – and the entertainment levels were through the roof. Racers from all across the United Kingdom and as far away as the Netherlands ventured to King’s Lynn, taking part in the highly competitive opening night. There was plenty of bumper work, high impact thrills ...

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Table tennis round-up: TNC pip ‘Pinters’ to reach the Marylands Cup final

The Spalding and District Table Tennis League resumed with a league programme and the semi-finals of the Marylands Cup on Tuesday night. With two Division One versus Division Two matches on the cards, the possibilities looked interesting. Mine’s a Pint, sitting in the lower half of the top tier, faced TNC – who are clear at the top of the ...

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Bonus points give Spalding RFC a welcome boost after narrow Moderns defeat

Nottingham Moderns 29 Spalding RFC 26 Four bonus points softened the blow of another away defeat for Spalding RFC in Midlands Three East on Saturday. Town suffered a narrow 29-26 loss at Nottingham Moderns, having had to play 55 minutes with 14 men following a red card to Jordan Templer. However, a spirited comeback from the Elephants saw them score ...

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PDFL round-up: Gr-eight derby showing as Moulton Harrox close in on title

An imperious derby showing from Moulton Harrox edged them ever closer to another ChromaSport PDFL Premier Division title on Saturday. The table-toppers trashed South Holland rivals Sutton Bridge 8-1 at Broad Lane, with their goals coming from Dalius Kisla (12), an own goal (30), Marcus Parry (40), Joe Townsend (50 and 81), Declan Earth (53), Danny Lambe-Hyner (71) and Danny ...

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Disputed red cards leave impressive Spalding United just short against leaders

By Ray Tucker Morpeth Town 3 Spalding United 0 Playing the final 25 minutes with nine men proved too tall a task for Spalding United against runaway Evo-Stik NPL East Division leaders Morpeth Town on Saturday. Tulips’ James Cullingworth and Rudy Misambo both picked up two yellow cards and departed the action within two minutes of each other in the ...

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Hussey hails fantastic Ford finish after seeing Holbeach United grind out a win

Holbeach United 1 Desborough Town 0 A wonder goal from Josh Ford extended Holbeach United’s unbeaten run in the Future Lions UCL Premier Division to nine games as they edged out dogged Desborough Town 1-0 on Saturday. Striker Ford, who is currently being used at right back, crashed home a stunner in the closing stages of the first half at ...

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Dunn pleaed to see striker Beck get off the mark in Pinchbeck United victory

Pinchbeck United 1 Wellingborough Town 0 A moment of ingenuity was just the ticket for Pinchbeck United on Saturday as they saw off rivals Wellingborough Town 1-0. Lee Beeson’s clever free-kick on 54 minutes allowed Alex Beck to open his Knights account with a typical finish at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field, making it four games unbeaten for Ian ...

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Saturday football: Ford fires Holbeach to victory, Beck bags Pinchbeck winner and nine-man Spalding beaten

Holbeach United extended their unbeaten Future Lions UCL Premier Division run to nine games with a 1-0 win over Desborough Town on Saturday, while Pinchbeck United beat Wellingborough Town by the same score and nine-man Spalding United went down 3-0 at Evo-Stik NPL East Division leaders Morpeth Town. Starting at Carter’s Park, a fine first-half finish from Josh Ford was ...

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Defeat for Spalding RFC in close clash against Nottingham Moderns

Spalding RFC’s away struggles continued on Saturday as they were beaten 29-26 in a tight tussle with hosts Nottingham Moderns. The defeat failed to dislodge Town from fourth place in the Midlands Three East (North) table and they are 12 points off second place with five games left to play. More to follow. RESULTS Midlands Three East (North) Buxton 29 ...

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South Holland stock car stars all set for season opener at Adrian Flux Arena

Stock Car Racing is back with a bang this Saturday at the Adrian Flux Arena in King’s Lynn as the first meeting of the season gets into gear. Kick starting what will be a huge year of action for the venue, the traditional season opener is a meeting fans and drivers flock to. It is expected that fans will travel ...

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You can help race ace Kirt’s dream become a reality by providing a sponsorship boost

Popular Spalding racer Kirt Powell is looking for sponsorship ahead of his third season in the Thundersport GB championship. Powell, who finished third in the series on his Kawasaki ZX10R 2011 last year despite missing the first two rounds, is bidding to improve on that this time around. His dream is to win the championship and work his way up ...

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Spalding IBC ladies Ruby and Chelsea could make history in county singles competition

Ruby Hill and Chelsea Tomlin are hoping to make a little slice of Spalding Indoor Bowls Club history after progressing in the Lincolnshire ladies’ singles play-offs at Horncastle. The duo enjoyed successful days as they both got through to the semi-finals – and, having been placed on opposite sides of the draw, they are hoping to set-up a first-ever all-Spalding ...

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Easton: Spalding United won’t shut up shop at table-topping Morpeth Town

Matt Easton admits that getting any kind of positive result at leaders Morpeth Town on Saturday would be a real bonus for his Spalding United side. The Tulips make the 410-mile round trip to the North East in fine form, having collected four points from the last six available. That has seen them move seven points clear of the Evo-Stik ...

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