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Saturday football: FA Vase victory for Tigers, Tulips and Pinchbeck both bag a point

Holbeach United marched on in the Buildbase FA Vase with a 3-1 victory at Clifton All Whites on Saturday, while in league action Spalding United drew 2-2 at Chasetown and Pinchbeck United drew 1-1 at home against Rugby Town. Starting with the Tigers, Josh Ford’s penalty gave them a 1-0 lead in the second qualifying round clash. The hosts levelled ...

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Golf round-up: Trophy time for top duo John and Harry at Tydd St Giles

John Martin and Harry Turner both secured trophies as Tydd St Giles Golf Club held their Sewell Salver and Ciuffini Shield 36-hole competition. The competition was played in gail-force winds and only the most hardy golfers wanted to be out there. Taking this all into account, some very good scores were recorded. The Sewell Salver winner, after two rounds, was ...

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Halmer Harriers take over Crowland run then contest half-marathon 24 hours later

Members of Spalding-based Halmer Harriers had a very busy weekend. On Saturday, the club took over Crowland Park Run – with members assuming various jobs from organising car parking and being racer director to marshalling. Sunday then saw four members run the Newton Fraction half-marathon in Grantham. They were Ade Mills (1.53.44hrs), Andrew Hooker (1.54.28hrs), Rebecca Richards (1.55.04hrs) and Marie ...

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Spalding Cycling Club’s Velvet impresses at Mildenhall meeting with fine third place

With Spalding Cycling Club’s trial season is winding to a close, their riders are turning to other competitive forms of action to get their fix. The club was represented at the annual grass track festival at Mildenhall in Suffolk, with Velvet Bowser leading the way. As the only girl competing, Bowser had to race in the Juvenile Omnium B against ...

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Celebration time for Nene Valley Harriers as under-17 girls shine at finals

The Nene Valley Harriers under-17 girls’ track and field team were celebrating after winning the East Anglia League finals at Bury St Edmunds on Sunday, writes BARRY WARNE. In doing so the talented squad completed a notable double after winning the league last month. There were wins for Katie Calcut and Keira Gilman in the B sprints, with Calcut clocking ...

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Crowland’s Callum shines on big stage at Adrian Flux Arena

The Unlimited Banger World of Shale Championship took centre stage at the Adrian Flux Arena in King’s Lynn last Saturday. Firmly established as one of the biggest Unlimited Banger races, particularly on shale, the event drew a big field of almost 100 bangers. They put on a tremendous show alongside the no-holds-barred saloon stock cars. Crowland’s Callum White played a ...

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Success in FA Vase is a key target for Holbeach United boss Hussey this year

Danny Hussey is adamant that going on a run in this season’s Buildbase FA Vase is a real priority for Holbeach United. The Tigers take a break from Uhlsport UCL Premier Division action to make the trip to visit Clifton All Whites in the second qualifying round of the Vase on Saturday (3pm). East Midlands Counties League Premier Division side ...

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Pinchbeck United looking to add at least three new signings ahead of Rugby clash

Struggling Pinchbeck United could have three new faces in their squad for Saturday’s tricky home clash with Rugby Town (3pm). The Knights are in the bottom four of the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division after losing four of their first five games, while Rugby sit sixth. Player/boss Ian Dunn feels that his side are struggling to find an identity and is ...

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Ever-impressive Prior leads the way with winning double at Welland Yacht Club

Andy Prior picked up two wins in two different competitions at Welland Yacht Club on Sunday. With the wind somewhat subdued compared to the previous two weeks, ten boats took to the start of the first race of the day – round four in the Sunday Points Series. Prior (Laser) started well and took the early lead from Tom Bell ...

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Injured Wilson ruled out of meeting again but hopes to be cleared for Assen outing

Ben Wilson once again fell foul to the medical team when he was ruled unfit to race at Oulton Park last week. It is just five weeks since the Kirton rider fell from his Gearlink Kawasaki, breaking his right leg in two places in the process. Since then he has been having daily treatment in the hyperbaric chamber, plus frequent ...

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Nigel’s on cue for charity

A Spalding snooker player is continuing to pot the cash for charity. Nigel Brasier (49), who has Motor Neuron Disease, will be back competing at the UK Disability Snooker Championship which starts on September 20 in Northampton And it will be a particularly special one for the 49-year-old as the Motor Neuron Disease Association (MNDA) charity he supports is the ...

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G&S Racing Kawasaki trio all impress at Oulton but Toms takes best result

The three G&S Racing Kawasaki riders all had two races to contest at Oulton Park over the weekend. Milo Ward rode to 16th and 19th places in the Pirelli Superstock 1000 races, while Kevin Keys and TJ Toms campaigned the Superstock 600 rounds resulting in a brace of fifth places for Toms and an eighth and a DNF for Keyes. ...

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Two finishes in the top 20 for Kirton speedster Clarke at Oulton Park

Aaron Clarke collected two solid finishes at round ten of the Pirelli National Superstock 1000 Championship over the weekend. Kirton racer Clarke managed to claim 19th and 20th place finishes at Oulton Park as his return to the highly-competitive class continued. He completed his qualifying in 23rd place and began the first race on Saturday from an eighth row grid ...

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Spalding RFC warm-up for Midlands Three East South season opener with big friendly victory

Spalding RFC concluded their pre-season campaign with a dominant 63-14 friendly win at Thorney on Saturday. Town, who start their Midlands Three East (South) campaign at Dunstablians on Saturday (3pm), were supposed to be playing Wisbech in the fixture, but Thorney stepped in at the 11th hour. The Elephants travelled with a large squad of 25 players, consisting mainly of ...

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Hoggard in line for big prizes as his bid for British F3 glory rolls in to Donington Park

Weston Hills racer Johnathan Hoggard has received a welcome boost ahead of this weekend’s BRDC British F3 Championship finale. Teenage talent Hoggard, who races for Fortec Motorsports and is second in the series going into the final rounds at Donington Park, has been named in the final ten contenders for the Aston Martin Autosport BRDC Award. This year’s award will ...

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Long Sutton shooter Aaron is Heading to Tokyo after sealing silver in Italy

Long Sutton shooter Aaron Heading has booked his place at next summer’s Olympic Games in Tokyo. Heading won Olympic Trap silver at the European Championships in Lonato to secure a quota place in the Team GB squad for the 2020 games. It was the first of only two chances Heading had to earn his spot, but he held his nerve ...

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Steve secures success at Tydd Gote Angling Club’s latest meeting

Steve Borrett took the honours at the latest Sunday Tydd Gote Angling Club match on the North Level at Main Road with a 9lb 3oz total that included a 3lb-plus bream. Borrett was on peg 28 and had the bream after ten minutes to feeder and worm hookbait across before switching to his pole line for a pinkie-caught mixed bag ...

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Nene Valley Harrier Church puts herself into Paralympic contention

Nene Valley Harriers’ Lydia Church threw her hat into the ring for Paralympic selection after winning shot put gold on her international debut in Paris last Friday. As a partially sighted athlete, Church competes in the F12 disability category, as well as starring for Nene Valley’s track and field league teams. Her goal is to represent Great Britain in the ...

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Tulips go third with Cleethorpes win as Easton enjoys happy anniversary

Spalding United 2 Cleethorpes Town 1 In-form Spalding United climbed up to third in the BetVictor NPL South East Division standings with an eye-catching 2-1 victory over Cleethorpes Town on Tuesday night. An early George Zuerner goal gave the Tulips a 1-0 lead at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field, but matters got tricky when Ben Greenwood was sent off ...

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Flawless finale sees Lincolnshire CCC secure their Division One spot

Lincolnshire CCC took a maximum 24 points from their final match of the season to guarantee themselves a place in the restructured Eastern Division One for next season. The county side entered their final Eastern Division Championship match of the season knowing that victory over Bedfordshire at Grantham would secure their spot. On winning the toss, Bedfordshire elected to bat. ...

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