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Spalding speedster Sargent stars on top night of action at Adrian Flux Arena

It was a tremendous night of Stock Car action at the Adrian Flux Arena in King’s Lynn on Saturday as the BriSCA F1 Stock Cars and MiniStox kicked off their season at the venue – with the 2 Litre Saloons also in action. And, on a night where some of the best stock car drivers from across the country took ...

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Snooker round-up: Relentless Holbeach A close in on the Division One title

Services E have cut the gap but Holbeach A still lead the Spalding and District Snooker League heading into the penultimate fixtures of the season. The A-team were 4-2 winners at Pyramid B in Division One on Thursday night. James Sharpe (O42) had brought fourth placed Pyramid level at 1-1 after beating Jem Merrison (O42) 58-29, but frame wins for ...

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Table tennis round-up: Teen Tom is on form at regional and national level

With the Spalding and District Table Tennis League nearing its season end it is time for the Individual competitions. Last week 19 members took part in either the Supremes, Veterans, Juniors or Junior Doubles playing 29 games. The latter two events, with just four juniors involved, were naturally concluded. The individual event was seeded and saw Tom Chesworth defeat Jack ...

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Hussey reads riot act as Holbeach United slump to Oadby defeat

Oadby Town 3 Holbeach United 1 Disillusioned Holbeach United boss Danny Hussey ripped into his side after seeing them humbled 3-1 at Oadby Town on Tuesday night. The Tigers were soundly beaten by their Leicestershire hosts at Freeway Park despite a consolation goal from Spencer Tinkler, as their hopes of a top four finish in the Future Lions UCL Premier ...

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Nuttell nets Pinchbeck United winner to keep fourth bid on track at Desborough

Desborough Town 0 Pinchbeck United 1 Jordan Nuttell fired the only goal on Saturday as Pinchbeck United edged out Desborough Town 1-0 to strengthen their grip on fourth place in the Future Lions UCL Premier Division. Striker Nuttell, who has been plagued by injury this season, met an Alex Beck cross at the back post on 49 minutes to settle ...

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Physical Cogenhoe ‘too strong’ for Holbeach United but Hussey felt a defeat was harsh

Cogenhoe United 3 Holbeach United 2 Danny Hussey admits that his Holbeach United side were out-muscled by physical hosts Cogenhoe United on Saturday. The Cooks came from behind to beat Holbeach 3-2 in a ding-dong Future Lions UCL Premier Division clash at Compton Park on Saturday, with boss Hussey offering few excuses. Matt Long nodded the home side into a ...

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Brilliant bonus-point Spalding RFC success as Tupton are hit for a half-century of points

Spalding RFC 51 Tupton RFC 15 Free-scoring Spalding RFC earned another impressive bonus-point victory in Midlands Three East (North)on Saturday as they romped to a 51-15 success over Tupton in a hastily-arranged fixture. Tupton had pulled out of their home fixture with Town at the last minute earlier in the season, meaning that the clash was reversed under league rules ...

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Weekend round up – Spalding and Holbeach lose, Pinchbeck win

Both Spalding United and Holbeach United suffered defeats today (Sat), but Pinchbeck are back to winning ways. Spalding United lost 2-1 at home to Ossett United in the Evo-Stik East. A full match report is here. Up against the side that began the day just below them in the Future Sports United Counties League Premier Division, Holbeach United lost 3-2 ...

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Early lead over-turned as Tulips lose to Ossett

Evo-Stik League East Division Spalding United 1 Ossett United 2 Despite taking an early lead, relegation threatened Spalding United were unable to get anything from a home game against play-off chasing Ossett United. Thankfully for the Tulips, the bottom two, Gresley and Carlton Town also lost. But at half-time Spalding were in front and in line for what would have ...

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‘Tulips need you’ – Rallying cry from Spalding United

Spalding United’s assistant manager Lewis Thorogood is calling on the town to get behind his side for six games he says are “as important, if not more important” than recent promotion play-offs. The Tulips host play-off chasing Ossett United at the Sir Halley Stewart on Saturday and go into the game two points above second from bottom Carlton who have ...

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Moulton Harrox claim ’emotional’ title

Moulton Harrox are the ChromaSport Peterborough and District Premier Division champions for the third time in seven years. Despite unusually having a player sent off when they scored (see page 36), Kev Nottingham and Paul Crowson’s charges earned a 1-1 draw at home to Whittlesey Athletic to seal the title with two games to spare. The club held a minute’s ...

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Dunn wants more from Knights

Pinchbeck United manager Ian Dunn says his side have to do the basics better after two draws last week. The Knights were held 2-2 against 10 man Eynesbury on Saturday and 1-1 at Peterborough Northern Star on Tuesday night. They haven’t lost too much ground on those around them who also picked up draws. But Dunn is after more from ...

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Sub-par Spalding’s late score sinks Sleaford in local derby

The form book goes out the window in local derbies and Spalding had to dig deep late on to deny bottom of the table Sleaford a much needed win. An Ash Akar try two minutes from time secured the win for Spalding, breaking the home side’s hearts in what was a must win game for Sleaford. On an excellent pitch ...

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Lemon assist leaves Tulips with sour taste of defeat

Two teams locked in an epic relegation battle, were engaged in a dour contest at the Sir Halley Stewart Field on Saturday. The pressures weighing heavily on the shoulders of both sets of players were evident from the early stages of this Evo-Stik League East Division game. It was clearly obvious that, the lack of quality play, which both teams ...

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Bird flies in to earn a point for Tigers at Rothwell Corinthians

Holbeach United had to settle for a point as they were held by relegation threatened Rothwell Corinthians in the Future Lions United Counties League on Saturday. The Tigers fell behind to a free kick routine from the visitors as they struggled to find their feet in the first half. However, the Tigers eventually took control of the match at Carter’s ...

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Panton’s goal helps Moulton to title

Despite having a man sent off while scoring themselves, Moulton Harrox wrapped up the ChromaSport Peterborough and District Football League Premier Division title on Saturday. Needing just a point to wrap up the title Moulton fell behind to Whittlesey Athletic and a Jack Carter goal, in the first half at Broad Lane. Then came the 65th minute controversy, Tom Panton ...

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Shipley strikes back but Knights are held

A Chris Shipley goal continued Pinchbeck United’s unbeaten run at Peterborough Northern Star on Tuesday night, but the Knights were frustrated in their bid for the three points. It was a lacklustre showing in the first half from Pinchbeck and they fell behind just after the half hour mark. Ricky Lovelace had no chance when Tom Mann curled home a ...

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Knights held by dogged Eynesbury

Future Sports United Counties League Eynesbury Rovers 2 Pinchbeck United 2 Pinchbeck United were held to a draw by 10-man Eynesbury Rovers in the Future Spots United Counties League Premier Division on Saturday. The Knights were a goal and man up as they bid to finish fourth in their first season at this level. But they had to settle for ...

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Spalding Hockey Club men face wait on survival

It’s a case of wait and see for Spalding 1st men’s East Midlands Hockey League Premier B status as they ended the season with a fine victory at the Lee Valley Hockey Centre in the Olympic Park. Spalding did their part with a superb 1-0 victory over the already promoted East London 1st at the weekend But both of the ...

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Baker puts the cherry on top of superb Long Sutton season

Long Sutton Men’s 1s crowned their best season points-wise for 19 years with a 6-0 demolition of Bourne Deeping 2nds. After picking up just four points from their first four fixtures, a positive season for the young side ended with three straight wins. Sutton have developed into a passing, attractive hockey playing unit. This proved to be true right from ...

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