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Chand and Appleby to form Holbeach dream team

Title-winning boss John Chand has made a sensational return to Holbeach United as part of a dream managerial team with ex-Wisbech Town chief Steve Appleby. The duo were installed as the new co-bosses at Carter’s Park on Tuesday after the sudden departure of outgoing supremo Glen Maddison. Chand, who guided the Tigers to the UCL Premier Division title in 2013 ...

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Holbeach Reserves reel in rivals with derby win

In-form Holbeach United Reserves closed to within four points of a promotion place in ChromaSport Peterborough League Division One by seeing off South Holland rivals Long Sutton Athletic 2-0. Tom Brooks and Macauley Grimwood delivered the goals for Omar Joof’s men at Carter’s Park on Saturday – meaning they require four points from their final two games to pinch second ...

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Pyramid B hold nerve to clinch top tier title

Jubilant Pyramid B held their nerve to secure the Spalding and District Snooker League Division One title on the final night of the season. The Bourne side had a tough final match against Tulips B, but held firm to prevail 4-2 and clinch the league’s top prize. Pyramid’s Spencer Dawkins (O49) lost a tight opener with Joe Garland (scr) 72-68, ...

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‘Proud’ skipper salutes Spalding show

Long-serving Spalding RFC skipper Harry Sharman has admitted that Saturday’s promotion play-off victory was among his proudest moments at the club. Sharman scored one of the tries as his side defeated Newbold on Avon 24-14 at the Memorial Field (report above) to secure an immediate return to Midlands One East. It was the fourth promotion play-off the captain has featured ...

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Punchbowl in box seat for Sunday second

Punchbowl Panthers are closing on second place in the Spalding Sunday Football League after results went their way over the weekend. A double from Jonathan Turner and a John Smith strike fired the Panthers to a 3-1 victory at Sutton St James, who hit back through Tim Tomizzi. That victory – their 13th from 19 games – moves Punchbowl level ...

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Perfect performance from sizzling Spalding

Lindum 1st (142) lost to Spalding 1st (148-1) by nine wickets Rob Ambrose toasted Spalding Town’s most complete Lincs ECB Premier League performance to date after they ruthlessly put Lindum to the sword on Saturday. Charlie Kearns (4-35), Wamanga Perera (3-24) and Thivanka Rajaratne (3-39) ripped through the home batting line-up for just 142, before knocking the runs off for ...

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Hussain has the Ansar for Spalding Town

Friskney (147) lost to Spalding 2nd (148-7) by 3 wickets An awesome all-round display from Ansar Hussain helped Spalding 2nd secure their first South Lincs and Border League Division One win of the season on Saturday. On a pitch offering a bit for both bat and ball with murky overhead conditions, skipper Steve Norris won his third toss in a ...

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Maddison steps down as Holbeach United boss

  Glen Maddison has stepped down as manager of Holbeach United after claiming his position had become ‘untenable’. The former Sleaford Town boss guided the Tigers to 11th place in the UCL Premier Division this season, which was considered by most to be a fantastic showing for a team tipped by many to be relegation candidates at the start of ...

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Pinchbeck soundly beaten in South Lincs opener

Pinchbeck endured something of a difficult start to their South Lincs and Border League Division Two season as Lindum 3rd took the points with a five-wicket victory. On an excellent wicket at Spalding Grammar School, Pinchbeck batted first but looked decidedly rusty with bat in hand. Lindum’s young and disciplined bowling attack took full advantage and skittled them out for ...

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Promotion party for Spalding RFC in front of bumper crowd

Spalding RFC 24 Newbold on Avon 14 A dramatic late try from Ben Williams steered Spalding RFC back to the promised land of Midlands One East as they delivered in Saturday’s winner-takes-all promotion play-off. Town were never behind in the Midlands Two East play-off with South division runners-up Newbold on Avon. Skipper Harry Sharman ran in a first-half try, while ...

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Promotion party for super Spalding RFC

Spalding RFC secured an immediate return to Midlands One East after a superb 24-14 win over Newbold on Avon in Saturday’s promotion play-off. Harry Sharman and Ben Williams scored crucial tries for Town at the Memorial Field, with James West kicking the rest of the points in the winner-takes-all clash. The two teams exchanged penalty scorers early on, with West twice ...

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Tidswell Talk: When did children stop practicing at the park?

By Voice columnist Andrew Tidswell Are playing fields and parks a thing of the past? As I drive or walk past playing fields and parks, the one thing strikes me now is that that they are all deserted. As a youngster growing up, I would race home from school, get changed and take my ball down to my local park ...

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Judgement day for Spalding RFC’s campaign

Spalding RFC captain Harry Sharman accepts that the club’s stellar season will mean nothing if they lose on Saturday. Town, who finished second in Midlands Two East (North) welcome Midlands Two East (South) runners-up Newbold on Avon to the Memorial Field for a winner-takes-all promotion play-off (3pm). The winners will play Midlands One East rugby next season – which was ...

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Holbeach United forced to settle for 11th place

The final day of the UCL Premier Division saw Holbeach United slip out of the top ten after Desborough Town won 2-1 at Wellingborough Town to leapfrog them in the table. Ar Tarn’s victory at The Dog and Duck sees them end up tenth, with Glen Maddison’s Tigers having to settle for 11th spot. With Spalding United long-since crowned champions ...

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Spalding Town braced for tough Lindum test

Rob Ambrose reckons that Spalding Town are in for one of their toughest Lincs ECB Premier League games of the season on Saturday. Town visit a Lincoln Lindum outfit that lost their opener at Sleaford by 13 runs – but Ambrose is sure that they will be among the title contenders this year. Although they were boosted by a 15-point ...

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Rayment looking to next season after UCL finale

Deeping Rangers 1 Spalding United 2 UCL Premier Division Dan Cotton’s Easter Monday double ensured that Spalding United enjoyed a winning farewell to the United Counties League. The winger notched on 37 and 43 minutes at Outgang Road, cancelling out Simon Ashton’s tenth-minute header from a Scott Ginty cross. Cotton’s first was a clinical finish after Ashton’s back header fell ...

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Doubles for duo seal Sunday crown for Pinchbeck

Andy Law and Aidan Moore both scored twice to fire Pinchbeck United to the Spalding Sunday League crown at the weekend. The duo bagged braces in Pinchbeck’s 4-1 victory over third-placed Punchbowl Panthers at Monkshouse Playing Field as Tom Roberts’ side move an unassailable eight points clear at the top of the table. Sean Cade scored for Punchbowl, who now ...

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Edgeller ton inspires Sutton success

Long Sutton Sunday (229-8) beat Uffington (177-5) by 52 runs An excellent batting display from Long Sutton’s Sunday side saw them start their Rutland League campaign with a victory at Paradise Field on Sunday. Winning the toss and batting first is a rarity for any Sutton side – but it looked as though they might regret it when Steve Skoulding ...

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Holbeach ‘outclassed’ by Fenmen in season finale

Holbeach United 0 Wisbech Town 4 UCL Premier Division Holbeach’s UCL Premier Division season ended with a whimper as Wisbech waltzed to a 4-0 Easter Monday victory at Carter’s Park. Adam Millson (11 & 77), Tony Battersby (45) and Billy Smith (70) all scored for the Fenmen, who avenged a 2-0 home defeat to the Tigers just over a week ...

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Rob delighted as Nel inspires Town draw

Spalding Town CC 1st (258-8) drew with Market Deeping 1st (244-7)   Impressed Spalding Town skipper Rob Ambrose has declared himself happy with Saturday’s derby draw against Market Deeping. Town picked up 15 points in their Lincs ECB Premier League opener at Spalding Grammar School, with star man Warren Nel making an unbeaten 116. The South African’s knock was the ...

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