Sport

Popular refereeing course is a big hit with Spalding Grammar School students

Some 15 candidates recently completed the FA Basic Referees’ Course at Spalding Grammar School – the fourth successive year this course has run. The candidates were put through their paces by the Lincolnshire FA referee tutors. Lincolnshire FA’s referee development officer Michael Brader led the course, along with experienced referee and trainer Rob Windle. The course entailed a two-hour evening ...

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Noah’s development caps a great season for Holbeach United under-8s Black

Their season may have ended a little earlier than expected due to the coronavirus pandemic – but everyone at Holbeach United Black under-8s is reflecting on a real year of progress. Under the guidance of manager Rob Green, who stepped up from his role as assistant last summer, the young Tigers are looking more than ready for their first taste ...

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Spalding RFC’s top teens finish their season with a flourish in semi-final showdown

Spalding RFC under-14s saw their remarkable run in the Notts, Lincs and Derbyshire (NLD) Shield continue with a super 27-21 semi-final win over Melbourne. In the last game the Town teens were able to play before the coronavirus outbreak ended the rugby season, they finished in in typical style by reaching the showpiece final – which could be played at ...

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Kirton’s Clarke among those facing a delayed start to the motorcycle racing season

The upcoming motorcycle racing season has been decimated by coronavirus fears. Even though some club racing was set to go ahead, the government has now sealed its fate by stopping the medical services from attending the events for the foreseeable future. With no medical back up, there can be no racing – meaning the Isle of Man TT races, the ...

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Live Facebook chats are a hit for Spalding United boss as he bids to help fill the void

Spalding United interim manager Lewis Thorogood intents to hold weekly chats live on Facebook to help people during what is a tough period for many people. The coronavirus crisis has led to all football being cancelled and many people are on lockdown or in self-isolation. Thorogood held his first live stream on Monday night, with more than 300 people viewing ...

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Community-minded Holbeach United players make a double donation

Holbeach United boss Danny Hussey has expressed his pride with the current squad after they donated £800 of expenses to help aid others during the coronavirus crisis. The Tigers have forfeited money that would have been in their pocket following the 6-2 win Uhlsport UCL Premier Division win over Lutterworth Town on March 14 and instead split it between the ...

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All of South Holland’s Golf clubs forced to close after rules to combat coronavirus are updated

South Holland’s golf clubs have been forced to close following the updated regulations enforced by the Government on Tuesday. That leaves Spalding GC, Tydd St Giles GC, Sutton Bridge GC and Gedney Hill GC all out of action because of the coronavirus pandemic. An England Golf statement reads: “Following on from the Prime Minister’s statement of 23 March, golf clubs, ...

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Northern Premier League reveals their wish to ‘terminate’ the 2019/20 football season

Spalding United’s BetVictor NPL South East Division campaign looks likely to end prematurely due to the coronavirus pandemic. In a statement released on Tuesday, the Northern Premier League revealed that their wish is to terminate the 2019/20 season immediately. But they admit that the best way to conclude the campaign is still to be ratified by the Football Association. Their ...

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A Boltz from the Blue for league leaders as Tulips sign off in impressive style

The netball season may have been suspended until at least after Easter – but one of Spalding Netball Club’s teams picked up an impressive result before the coronavirus outbreak wreaked its havoc. Tulips Blue stunned Boston Netball League Division B table-toppers Baby Boltz 33-27 in what was the perfect way to sign off for their enforced break. These two teams ...

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United Counties League season ‘set to be declared over’ after FA meeting on Tuesday

Holbeach United and Pinchbeck United may have kicked their last ball this season after the FA all but declared the United Counties League campaign over. A meeting involving all of the Step Five and Six clubs was held on Tuesday afternoon – with the FA advising that the season should now finish with immediate effect. However, a decision as to ...

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No more rugby for Spalding RFC this season as RFU acts decisively against COVID-19

Spalding RFC’s Midlands Three East (North) season is over after the the Rugby Football Union (RFU) moved to end the 2019/20 rugby season in England. The only exception to this blanket cancellation is the Gallagher Premiership, with the RFU switching their attention to ensuring that they are ready to re-start all rugby with the 2020/21 season once the coronavirus (COVID-19) ...

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Clarity for Spalding and Long Sutton as East Hockey League season declared complete due to coronavirus crisis

The East Hockey League has declared the 2019/20 season complete with immediate effect due to the coronavirus pandemic. The league, which houses clubs from both Spalding Hockey Club and Long Sutton Hockey Club, only had one round of scheduled fixtures remaining. However, with some clubs still had a number of outstanding fixtures to squeeze in after postponements during the stormy ...

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Spalding Indoor Bowls Club duo help England to a sixth successive British Isles title

Spalding Indoor Bowls Club’s Matt Whyers and Graham Smith helped England to a record-equalling sixth consecutive British Isles men’s senior international series win over the weekend. Whyers and Smith were selected as a front end players in a rink with Perry Martin (Swale) and current world men’s singles champion Robert Paxton (Exonia) as skip at Llanelli Indoor Bowls Club in ...

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Spalding Indoor Bowls Club’s Harry in dominant form en-route to Stamford success

Spalding Indoor Bowls Club’s Harry Mycock impressed as he became Stamford under-18 Open Champion last Sunday. The format consisted of four round robin matches of eight ends, with the winner of each group to take their place in the final. Mycock was drawn in a good competitive group consisting of players from Barwell, Huntingdon and Melton. He played exceptionally well ...

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Peterborough Nene Valley’s Hewitt finishes well at inter-counties championship

Harry Hewitt capped a cracking winter at Loughborough on Saturday when he finished 16th in the under-15 race at the Inter-Counties Cross Country Championship. The Peterborough Nene Valley AC youngster earned his place in the Lincolnshire team by winning the county cross country champion in January. The talented teenager also finished fourth in the English Schools Cross Country Championship in ...

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Medals aplenty for Peterborough Nene Valley’s indoor masters at Lee Valley

Peterborough Nene Valley athletes won medals of every colour at the British Masters Indoor Championship at Lee Valley. Gary Huskisson won gold in the over-60s 200m with a fine 25.68mins run. Simon Fell grabbed over-40s silver in the 3,000m after crossing the line in 9.50.44mins. Pole vaulter Richard Phelan also won silver with a vault of 2.70m in the over-55 ...

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Hockey round-up: Canham cracks a treble as Long Sutton win big against COP

Alex Canham helped himself to a hat-trick as Long Sutton 1st continued their recent purple patch in Division 2N of East Men’s Hockey League. Sutton, who are already relegated after a disastrous first half of the season, thrashed City of Peterborough 3rd 6-2 on Saturday. Player-of-the-match Canham was the star of the show with a treble, with Will Taylor (2) ...

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Dunn: Unfair to enforce relegation and promotion if football season isn’t finished

Ian Dunn doesn’t see a happy ending to the coronavirus crisis for football teams across the pyramid. The Pinchbeck United player/boss, whose side sit in the sole UCL Premier Division relegation place, says it’d be unfair to crown champions or enforce promotions and relegations if the season doesn’t continue but isn’t declared void. But he also feels that a transfer ...

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Interim Spalding United boss Thorogood hopes the football season can be completed

Lewis Thorogood sees no reason why the football season shouldn’t be completed despite the disruption caused by coronavirus. The interim Spalding United manager admits that Saturday’s 5-1 defeat at Stamford, played in front of more than 500 fans, “probably shouldn’t” have taken place. But he is against the idea of voiding this season, insisting that seasons should be extended into ...

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Holbeach United boss Hussey feels football season should be scrapped in wake of coronavirus pandemic

Holbeach United boss Danny Hussey reckons that he’s already overseen his last game as Holbeach United manager. The Tigers chief, who announced his intention to resign at the end of the season ahead of Saturday’s 6-2 win over Lutterworth Town, doesn’t see any way that this footballing season can be salvaged at any level. With the coronavirus pandemic causing football ...

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