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Spalding Ladies teams safety secured with wins

Spalding Ladies’ 1s gained the three points they needed from their penultimate game to ensure their Division 2NW status. A 3-2 victory at home to Cambridge City did the trick. A confident start saw Spalding pass the ball around well and create good attacking opportunities. After earlier penalty corner efforts had failed to find the mark, a slip to player-of-the-match Kelly Slater on ...

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Defeats for both Long Sutton Ladies teams

Both of Long Sutton’s Ladies sides slipped to 3-1 defeats on the final weekend of the season. The Ladies 1s travelled to the East Women’s League Division 2NW surprise package Bourne Deeping having secured their place in the division the week before. Home side Bourne were straight on the front foot and Wallis in goal needed to be on her ...

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Harriers and Molly impress in season finale

Nene Valley Harriers concluded their cross country season at Temple Newsam Park in Leeds as 16 of the club’s most talented youngsters laced up their spikes for the English Schools Cross Country Championship. Molly Peel capped what has been a fine season by finishing 34th and first Lincolnshire scorer in the Intermediate Girls race, while Cambridgeshire cross country champion Flo ...

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Bowls – Men’s fours finally fall at national semi-final

Spalding Bowls Club men’s fours team’s run of 16 straight wins at national and British Isles level was brought to an end in the National Final at Nottingham last week. The defending champions of Matt Whyers, Graham Smith, Martin Spencer and Mathew Orrey cruised through the first two rounds to set up an all Lincolnshire semi-final.Lincoln were skippered by former ...

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Brilliant Bren inspires terrific Tulips triumph

Bren Bowman was on scintillating form in Spalding and District Snooker League on Thursday night to inspire a Tulips A success. Ace cueman Bowman (O56) made a super 43 break against Consti I’s Martyn Stanley (R21), before finishing the frame off with a 22 clearance. Team-mates Brett Maddison (scr), Mike Sampson (O7) and Nathan Wilson (R7) also won to seal ...

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Holland seal top tier table tennis title

With last week set aside for the second round of the Guardian Cup, the Spalding and District Table Tennis League had a quiet evening with just two fixtures completed. In the cup, Division One’s Outsiders faced second tier leaders TNC. The latter have been in fine form in their first season back in the league, so it was not altogether ...

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Derby delight for Spalding RFC as they complete double over Sleaford

Spalding RFC enjoyed a 17-13 derby win at Sleaford in Midlands Three East on Saturday. The win keeps fourth-placed Town hot on the heels of both Ashfield and Belper in second and third places respectively. It also seals a double over Lincolnshire rivals Sleaford. More to follow. RESULTS Midlands Three East (N) Kesteven 38 Tupton 17; Nottingham Casuals 55 Belper ...

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Saturday football: Tulips lose key clash, draws for Tigers and Pinchbeck, Moulton Harrox clinch PDFL title

Spalding United were beaten 1-0 by relegation rivals Stocksbridge Park Steels on Saturday, while both Holbeach United and Pinchbeck United were held to draws in the Future Lions UCL Premier Division. Starting with the Tulips, they slipped up 1-0 in their Evo-Stik NPL East Division “six-pointer” against Steels after a late strike from Morris – assisted by former favourite Jordan ...

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Archie impresses at Tydd Gote Angling Club’s final meeting of the season

The final Tydd Gote Angling Club Wednesday Open of the season was held in atrocious conditions last week as 50mph winds battered the hardy anglers lining the banks of the North Level. White horses coursing downstream and fluctuating water levels made presentation extremely difficult and that inevitably affected the weights. Archie Greenwood showed everyone how to do it enticing some ...

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Billiards round-up: Holbeach A seal Spalding and District League title in fine style

Long-term leaders Holbeach A wrapped up the Spalding and District Billiards League title in typical fashion on Monday night – with a maximum victory. They crushed Gosberton B 7-0 (600-399) with James Glover (R90), Colin Dodd (R30) and Ben Harding (R40) all enjoying frame victories, taking their tally to 108 points in the process. Dodd and Glover also chipped in ...

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Dunn impressed as red-hot Pinchbeck United finally find their best form

Positive Pinchbeck United player/boss Ian Dunn believes that his side are now showing what they are truly capable of in the Future Lions UCL Premier Division. The Knights, who have achieved back-to-back promotions from the ChromaSport PDFL Premier Division and UCL Division One, are in the race for a top four finish in their first-ever season at Step Five of ...

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Hussey: My Holbeach United honeymoon period is now over

Danny Hussey has vowed to ring the changes this weekend after declaring his honeymoon period as Holbeach United boss over. The Tigers were humbled 3-0 at home against Newport Pagnell Town on Saturday  – and Hussey admits that he saw the first Future Lions UCL Premier Division defeat of his tenure coming. Despite seeing his side reach the UCL Knockout ...

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Don-Duncan insists that spirits are still high at Spalding United ahead of ‘six-pointer’

Spalding United welcome one of their chief relegation rivals to the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field on Saturday. Stocksbridge Park Steels, who are just a point clear of the 18th-placed Tulips in 15th, picked up a crucial 3-2 success over basement side Gresley on Tuesday night. The race for survival is likely to go to the wire this season, with ...

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Impressive first fixture for Spalding’s walking footballers

Spalding and District Walking Football Club have been invited to play in a host of matches and tournaments across the East of England over the next few months. The team, who have been running since the beginning of 2018, train twice weekly with their coach Holly Barrett from Give It Some Fizz – Fitness, Sports and Education. Last weekend saw ...

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It’s Murphy’s law on track at the Adrian Flux Arena as Stephen storms to win

Stephen Murphy led a string of strong performances from South Holland racers at the Adrian Flux Arena’s latest night of awesome action. Holbeach’s Murphy managed to get himself on the winners’ podium at the King’s Lynn track, as his impressive start to the season continued. Such is the desire for drivers to race at the Arena, they again came from ...

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Dramatic finish as Ady and Joe clinch Snooker Singles and Pairs crown

Tulips duo Ady Sibley and Joe Garland got their hands on the last piece of silverware dished out at the Spalding and District Snooker and Billiards League’s finals weekend on Saturday. Garland (scr) and Sibley (O21) saw off Tulips team-mates Mike Sampson (O7) and Martin Deacon (O7) 3-2 in the Snooker Singles and Pairs final at Crowland RBL. The first ...

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Hockey round-up: Spalding’s survival bid goes to the final round after thrilling loss

Spalding 1st face a nervy final weekend of the season after failing to secure their East Men’s Hockey League Premier B status on Saturday. They were beaten 6-5 by Dereham 1st at Glen Park on Saturday – meaning they could be relegated if they don’t win at already-promoted East London 1st this Saturday. Goals from Stu Cunnington (2), Rob Dalton ...

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Spalding Indoor Bowls Club trio star in historic series success for English squad

Three Spalding Indoor Bowls Club players were involved in making a slice of history for England at the men’s senior international series over the weekend. Matt Whyers, Graham Smith and Martin Spencer, represented England in the senior international series – which took place at Falcon IBC in Chelmsford, Essex – as they lifted the Hilton Trophy for a record-equalling fifth ...

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Amazing British Isles performances from Spalding Indoor Bowls Club’s super six

Six stars from Spalding Indoor Bowls Club helped England win eight of the 11 disciplines on display at the British Isles Championships last week. Held at Falcon IBC in Chelmsford, the competition sees representatives from England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales and the Channel Islands battling it out to become the best in Britain. Following Spalding IBC’s national success last season, representing ...

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Snooker round-up: Holbeach A take a big step towards title

The top two in Spalding and District Snooker League’s top flight clashed this week – and it was leaders Holbeach A who cemented their position at the top. The table-toppers moved 11 points clear of rivals Services E by seeing them off 4-2 on their own baize, with Mick Ayres (O7) getting the all-important final-frame win over Pete Asher (O28). ...

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