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Holbeach United ease past Bourne Town to set up Deeping date

Holbeach United won 3-0 at Bourne Town on Wednesday night to progress in the Lincs FA Senior Trophy. Goals from Spencer Tinkler, Joe Braithwaite and Jonny Lockie sealed the success for the Tigers at the Abbey Lawn. Holbeach will now meet Deeping Rangers in the next round. More to follow.

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Archie enjoys big win as low water levels make latest Tydd Gote Angling Club match a testing one

With the Environment Agency ensuring water levels in the North Level are kept low to avoid any flooding, the contestants at the Tydd Gote Angling Club Sunday club match at Main Road were once again fishing below the platforms. The fish were also shoaled up in the early number pegs, which made it a match of two halves. Archie Greenwood ...

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Host of Halmer Harriers on duty at George Munday 10k meeting

The Halmer Harriers were out in force at the George Mundy 10k event in Leverington over the weekend. No less than then ten members of the Spalding-based club took on the distance, while eight of their team-mates were on marshaling duty. Times: Tim Baxter 1.01.12hrs; Colin Crump 44.54mins (PB); Alexandra Gills 59.54mins; Steve Tucker 1.03.47hrs; Martin Wallis 41.30mins (PB); Reuben ...

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Chelsie is first home in junior girls’ race for Peterborough Nene Valley

Last Sunday’s Frostbite League race in Ferry Meadows proved to be a strength sapping slog through the mud, writes BARRY WARNE. A large section of the five-mile course ran alongside the Nene in a field which in recent weeks had first been flooded by the river, and then became home to a large herd of cattle. Ramsey’s Paul Vernon seems ...

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Impressive showing from Nene Valley under-17 girls at national relays event

By Barry Warne A fleet-footed squad of Peterborough and Nene Valley AC members avoided getting bogged down during the English National Cross Country Relays last weekend as they enjoyed some strong results. The under-17 girls’ team finished in an excellent 22nd position out of 49 teams, as they took on the nation’s finest at a swampy Berry Hill Park in ...

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Hockey round-up: Spalding 1st leave it late to pinch a point on the road, another defeat for Long Sutton 1st

A late Joe Higgins strike earned Spalding 1st a deserved 3-3 draw at Old Southendian 1st in East Men’s Hockey League Premier B Division on Saturday. After a three-hour trip to Southend-On-Sea, Spalding started well and took a deserved lead from Stuart Cunnington’s great reverse stick finish. However, the hosts managed to grab two goals from rebounds following quick counter ...

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Ladies’ hockey round-up: Nice and three-sy for Long Sutton 1st, disappointing defeat for Poachers

Long Sutton ladies’ 1st stormed to an impressive 3-0 victory at Cambridge University 3rd in East Women’s Hockey League Division 2NW on Saturday. In-form Sutton started with a high press against a young team who made up any loss in experience with boundless energy. A starting midfield quartet of Jo Bland, Gemma Parr, Emmy Gittins and Jemima Dodd created a ...

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Snooker round-up: Six points cover top tier’s leading seven sides in Spalding and District League

It’s incredibly tight at the top of Spalding and District Snooker League Division One as just six points separate the top seven following Thursday night’s round of fixtures. At the top end, Bourne SC A and Consti B are just two points behind leaders Pyramid D after both bagged wins away from home. Oliver Player (O28) made breaks of 23 ...

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Resurgent Spalding RFC hammer Rushden and Higham in superb show

Spalding RFC 45Rushden & Higham 0 Spalding RFC produced their best performance of the Midlands Three East (South) season so far as they crushed high-flying Rushden and Higham 45-0 on Saturday. The visitors arrived for the clash at a surprisingly good Memorial Field surface in fourth position, but Town proved too strong and romped to only their second victory of ...

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Battling Pinchbeck United dumped out of county cup by holders Deeping Rangers

Pinchbeck United 0Deeping Rangers 3 Holders Deeping Rangers eased past Pinchbeck United in the last eight of the Lincs FA Senior Trophy on Tuesday night. Jack Gurney’s super solo strike fired Deeping ahead on 32 minutes to give them a 1-0 half-time lead at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field. The prolific Scott Mooney doubled their lead 23 minutes from ...

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PDFL round-up: Trio hit trebles as Harrox romp to derby win, Oldham smashes six as Crowland cruise

Three different players netted hat-tricks as Moulton Harrox Reserves thrashed Sutton Bridge United 11-2 in a one-sided ChromaSport PDFL Division One derby on Saturday. Declan Earth, Danny Lambe-Hyner and Tom Panton all helped themselves to trebles at Broad Lane as Harrox brought up double figures in an emphatic performance. Chris Beale and Alex Lyon also notched for the hosts, with ...

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Jackson spot-on to clinch an elusive win for Spalding United at Newcastle

Newcastle Town 1Spalding United 2 Spalding United got back on the winning trail in the BetVictor NPL South East Division on Saturday with a 2-1 triumph at Newcastle Town on Saturday. The Tulips last tasted a league victory back in early September at home to Cleethorpes Town – and they were made to work hard for maximum points in the ...

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Saturday football: Spalding United grab elusive victory, rain washes out fixtures again

Spalding United ended their lengthy winless streak with a 2-1 success at Newcastle Town on Saturday, while the games involving Holbeach United, Pinchbeck United and Moulton Harrox were all rained off. Second-half goals from skipper Lewis Brownhill and striker Jamie Jackson (pen) earned the Tulips all three points and keeps them ninth in BetVictor NPL South East Division. More to ...

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Ace Andrew on-song with impressive win at Tydd Gote Angling Club’s latest meet

The Tydd Gote Angling Club Sunday match at Main Road saw some consistently impressive weights. It was Andrew Kilby who led the way with 18lb 12oz of silvers and a bonus 4lb plus tench. He caught, after 20 minutes, a good stamp of roach, perch and skimmers, adding his tench over his pinkie line. Although the better fish moved out, ...

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South Holland young guns on fire at latest round of Junior Sportshall Athletics series

A host of South Holland youngsters featured in the second in the series of Junior Sportshall Athletics events at the B-Hive Indoor Athletics Training Centre on Saturday. In the under-15 girls’ group, captain of the “Explosive Rockets” team Megan Reid cleared 2.02m in the standing long jump. She also achieved a maximum possible 60 seconds in the balance test and ...

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Billiards round-up: Gosberton impress despite another magic Johnson break

Mick Johnson helped himself to a 60 break in the Spalding and District Billiards League on Monday night – but his Consti B side were thrashed 7-0 at Gosberton B. The O170 handicapper also bagged breaks of 38 and 34, but was beaten by James Waterfall (R60). Marcus Pell (O20) and Shane White (O30) completed the whitewash win for Gosberton, ...

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Easton: It’s time for Spalding United to start picking up some much-needed points

Boss Matt Easton wants his Spalding United side to build on Saturday’s morale-boosting draw with Stamford and break their eight-game winless streak. An impressive second-half showing saw the Tulips rescue a 2-2 draw with the much-fancied Daniels last weekend. And, with the dark cloud over the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field somewhat shifted last week by the appointment of two ...

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Holbeach United keen to keep punching above their weight against ‘big spenders’

Danny Hussey insists that his Holbeach United will do what they can to mix it with the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division’s “big spenders” for the rest of the season. The Tigers chief reckons that his side are “punching above their weight” with their current position of third place – but insists mixing it with the likes of Shepshed Dynamo, Deeping ...

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Uncertain future for Dunn after influential number two Ross leaves Pinchbeck United

Ian Dunn admits that his future as Pinchbeck United player/manager is far from certain after the departure of trusted number two Allan Ross this week. Increased work commitments have put a strain on Ross’ ability to attend matches and training in recent weeks and, with the Knights struggling on the pitch too, he’s opted to walk away from his role. ...

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Spalding Indoor Bowls Club enjoy delight in Yetton Cup but despair in Denny Cup

There were mixed emotions for Spalding Indoor Bowls Club’s national inter-club teams on Saturday. The women had a comfortable first round win in the Yetton Trophy against Melton Mowbray, but the men suffered a rare first round defeat at the hands of Leicester in the Denny Cup. In the Yetton, Spalding’s women stamped their authority from the outset and were ...

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