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Sunday football round-up: Big-hitters Jubilee and SSJ roar into Knockout Cup final

The Spalding and District Sunday League’s leading two teams have booked a mouth-watering date with each other in the Knockout Cup final. Table-topping Jubilee and unbeaten Sutton St James will clash at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field later in the season after impressive semi-final showings. Jubilee thumped Pinchbeck United Sunday 11-0 at Monkhouse Lane, with four-goal Declan Earth doing ...

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PDFL round-up: Red-hot Harrox extend their lead at the top

Moulton Harrox have moved eight points clear at the top of the ChromaSport PDFL Premier Division after thrashing Oakham United 5-1 on Saturday. Top scorer Joe Townsend led the spree for Harrox with two goals at Broad Lane, taking his tally for the season to 20. Marcus Parry, Ashley Coddington and Declan Earth also got in on the act as ...

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Garrick double settles derby as Spalding United fail to keep momentum going

Lincoln United 2 Spalding United 1 A superb strike by 20-year-old James Hugo was Spalding United’s only reward from a feisty Evo-Stik NPL East Division derby defeat at Lincoln United on Saturday. Hugo’s 50th-minute goal cancelled out the home side’s first-half advantage, which came courtesy of a scrambled effort by former Tulip Tom Garrick two minutes before the interval. But ...

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Rugby round-up: Spalding RFC up to fourth after winning Kesteven derby cracker

Spalding RFC moved up to fourth in the Midlands Three East (North) table after a battling 36-29 victory over Kesteven on Saturday. The win keeps Town’s impressive home form at the Memorial Field going and they are just seven points off third place. A full report will follow on Monday. RESULTS Midlands Three East (North): Sleaford 18 Mansfield 15; Ashfield ...

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Saturday football round-up: Garrick double sinks Spalding United, Holbeach United’s game postponed

Two goals from Tom Garrick sentenced Spalding United to a 2-1 defeat at Lincoln United on Saturday, while Holbeach United were left kicking their heels. Starting with the Tulips, they failed to build on last weekend’s whopping 7-3 victory as they slipped to a narrow loss at the Sun-Hat Villas Stadium. Garrick netted the opener just before the break, only ...

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Dunn happy with ‘deserved’ Pinchbeck United victory over rivals Cogenhoe

Pinchbeck United 2 Cogenhoe United 1 First-half goals from Liam Adams and Lee Beeson fired Pinchbeck United to a hard-fought 2-1 victory over rivals Cogenhoe United on Saturday. Adams netted a neat near-post finish on eight minutes, before Beeson buried a 27th-minute penalty to give the Knights a 2-0 lead in the Future Lions UCL Premier Division clash. Lee Ansell’s ...

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Easton wants Spalding United to build on big win ahead of derby duel

Matt Easton wants his Spalding United side to use last Saturday’s remarkable 7-3 victory over Pontefract Collieries as a springboard towards survival. The Tulips produced their best performance in recent memory to smash the Evo-Stik NPL East Division title hopefuls at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field (see page 37), but Easton insists that his side can’t afford for it ...

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Dunn disappointed by Bayliss exit as Pinchbeck United look to the market

Player/boss Ian Dunn says that Pinchbeck United will be forced to dive back into the transfer market after losing two players in a week. The Knights were rocked by Fraser Bayliss’ request to re-join old club Boston Town, while fellow winger Liam Ogden has decided to walk away from the club too. With Josh Smith also having left the club ...

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Hussey prepared for Holbeach United’s tricky Eynesbury Rovers trip

New Holbeach United boss Danny Hussey admits that his charges will have to be at their best to keep their impressive Future Lions UCL Premier Division form going this Saturday. The Tigers, who have won all three of their league matches since Seb Hayes resigned as boss, make the trip to seventh-placed Eynesbury Rovers (3pm). The teams met as recently ...

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Hockey round-up: Fine form continues as top Long Sutton show sinks leaders

In-form Long Sutton 1st defeated table-topping Bury St Edmunds 1-0 in East Men’s Hockey League Division 2N on Saturday to keep their stellar start to 2019 going. A first-half strike from Josh Baker was enough to give Sutton the points on the road, moving them into the safety on mid-table in the process. This was the second time in three ...

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Archie reels in John to clinch tie at Tydd Gote Angling Club meet

There was a rare tie for first place at the latest Tydd Gote Angling Club Wednesday Open on the North Level at Main Road. It happened after Archie Greenwood slowly but surely pegged back John Taylor’s quick start to draw level on 8lb 4oz, with roach and rudd the main components of both nets. Pete Emery was third with 6lb ...

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Spalding Indoor Bowls Club’s top talents seal spot in the national finals

Spalding Indoor Bowls Club’s impressive under-25 double triples team have secured their place in the national finals. Played at the neutral venue of Scunthorpe, Spalding comfortably saw off rivals Scarborough comfortably by 15 shots to prevail 32-17. Spalding stamped their authority on the quarter-final clash early on and were already 11 shots ahead at five ends. Despite a slight comeback ...

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Snooker round-up: Services E close gap in Division One title race

Services E closed to within one point of leaders Pyramid B in Spalding and District Snooker League Division One on Thursday night as the title race continued to heat up. With the pace-setters not in action, Services E edged a tight tussle with Holbeach D to close the gap between themselves and the summit – although the Bourne side now ...

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Another sensational season sees Gosberton ace Abbi gain more recognition

Teenage Gosberton talent Abbi Pulling is celebrating again after here impressive season culminated with fresh awards and some high praise. In 2018, the hi-octane youngster once again dominated the Super One British Championship – taking the title with 22 top-three finishes and podiums in all seven of the grand finals. Pulling became the first junior karter to win back-to-back Super ...

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Table tennis round-up: Table-toppers tighten their grip with big win

It was a mixed week for the Spalding and District Table Tennis League as four league matches were played and two cup ties were resolved – but there were also three postponements and an unfinished match. Division One leaders Moulton SE strengthened their grip at the top with a second 5-0 win over Nets and Edges. However, they admitted that ...

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PDFL round-up: Derby spoils are shared between Sutton Bridge and Long Sutton

The latest chapter in the rivalry between Sutton Bridge United and Long Sutton Athletic concluded with a 1-1 draw on Saturday. Talismanic striker Matt Eaton was on-target for Bridge in the ChromaSport PDFL Premier Division clash at Memorial Park, with Keegan Thorpe hitting back for the Magpies. The draw leaves both sides on 23 points, some seven points clear of ...

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Hussey happy as Tricks and Tinkler seal derby delight for Holbeaach United

Sleaford Town 0 Holbeach United 2 Danny Hussey continued his 100 per cent league record as Holbeach United boss as his side picked up a 2-0 derby victory at Sleaford Town on Saturday. James Tricks gave the Tigers an early lead in the Future Lions UCL Premier Division game at Eslafore Park, before home striker Ryan Oliver was sent off ...

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‘Incredible performance’ as seven-up Spalding United smash title hopefuls

Spalding United 7 Pontefract Collieries 3 By RAY TUCKER An incredible performance by Spalding United on Saturday saw them brush aside championship-chasing Pontefract Collieries 7-3 in a ten-goal thriller at the Sir Halley Stewart Field. On the back of four straight defeats in the Evo-Stik NPL East Division – and a 3-0 battering by the Yorkshire side in mid-November – ...

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Saturday football: Brad bags treble as Tulips smash seven, Tigers grab derby spoils

Spalding United romped to a sensational 7-3 success over Pontefract Collieries on Saturday, while Holbeach United earned a 2-0 victory at Sleaford Town. On what was a remarkable day at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field, a Brad Wells hat-trick inspired the relegation-threatened Tulips to a stunning success over third-placed Pontefract. Wells notched on 5, 70 and 78 minutes for ...

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Double delight for new captain Liz at Tydd St Giles Golf Club

Liz Miller started off her captain’s year at Tydd St Giles Golf Club with a spectacular drive in. The event was also very special for Miller, who was celebrating her 60th birthday. She said: “I am very much looking forward to my year and will be supporting Diabetes UK as my chosen charity for 2019. Thanks to all for taking ...

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