Rugby

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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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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Historic day as Spalding RFC clinch first-ever RFU Midlands Senior Vase crown

Dunstablians 15 Spalding RFC 26 Spalding RFC made history on Saturday as they beat home favourites Dunstablians 26-15 to win the RFU Midlands Senior Vase for the first time in their existence. In front of a crowd well in excess of 300, tries from John Barrett, Dan Adams, Gav Sharman and Ben Shields gave Town an incredible win over their ...

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Spalding RFC secure dramatic draw with their big Vase final looming

Rushden & Higham 17 Spalding RFC 17 Spalding RFC were forced to settle for a draw in their rearranged Midlands Three East (South) game at Rushden and Higham on Saturday. The result could have gone either way for Town, who were trailling by five points late on before grabbing a try and missing the conversion – only to then see ...

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Park double for Spalding RFC after sealing seventh successive home victory

Spalding RFC 18 Stockwood Park 5 Spalding RFC made it seven home wins on the spin by completing an impressive Midlands Three East (South) double over Stockwood Park on Saturday. Town triumphed 18-5 at the Memorial Field to move up to fifth in the table – and moved to within three points of fourth-placed Stockwood in the process. The early ...

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Ruthless Spalding RFC go try crazy as they put struggling St Neots to the sword

Spalding RFC 72 St Neots 5 Spalding RFC showed no mercy on Saturday as they thrashed Midlands Three East (South) basement side St Neots 72-5. Playing expansive rugby, Town ran in six tries in each half to make it back-to-back bonus point wins and close within seven points of fourth place. The blend within the team of experienced players such ...

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Spalding RFC welcome rock-bottom St Neots as they look to close in on the top four

Spalding RFC are hoping to get back on the field this Saturday as they prepare for the visit of rock-bottom St Neots (2.15pm). Town were without a game last weekend after their trip to Rushden and Higham became one of the many matches to fall foul of Storm Dennis. The Elephants are currently sixth in the Midlands Three East (South) ...

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Spalding RFC’s fine form continues with big win in first-ever Daventry clash

Spalding RFC 43 Daventry 14 Spalding RFC climbed into the top six in Midlands Three East (South) with a comfortable 43-14 win over Daventry on Saturday. In what was the first-ever meeting between the two mid-table teams at the Memorial Field, Harry Sharman and Matty Holmes both helped themselves to a try double. The other scores came from Gav Sharman, ...

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Rampant Spalding RFC cruise to comfortable Queens win as Anker runs in a hat-trick

Spalding RFC 75 Bedford Queens 0 Spalding RFC avenged their surprise loss at struggling Bedford Queens earlier in the season by battering them 75-0 at the Memorial Field on Saturday. Ruthless Town racked up 13 unanswered tries as they took advantage of a weakened Queens team that travelled with just 15 players – meaning they had no substitutes. Ash Anker ...

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High-flying Oakham ease past Spalding RFC to end their recent momentum

Oakham RFC 29Spalding RFC 5 In-form Spalding RFC came crashing back down to earth on Saturday as they were soundly beaten 29-5 by high-flying Oakham. Having reached the National RFU Vase Cup (Midlands section) final the previous week, Town hoped to pull off another impressive win here – but second-placed Oakham proved too strong. The Elephants fielded a largely settled ...

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Booth runs in try double as super Spalding RFC storm into first-ever Vase final

Spalding RFC 10Buxton 0 Impressive Spalding RFC marched into the final of the National RFU Vase Cup (Midlands section) with a 10-0 triumph over Buxton on Saturday. Buxton, old adversaries from when Town played in Midlands Three East (North)last season, arrived at the Memorial Field in second place in their league – having been the pace setters earlier in the ...

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Spalding RFC on gr-eight form as they bounce back in style with huge victory

Spalding RFC ran in eight tries as they got their season back on track with a commanding 44-7 victory over Northampton BBOB at the Memorial Field on Saturday. After some excellent results against league leaders, Stockwood Park and Stamford at the end of 2019, form had gone into reverse recently with two defeats in Midlands Three East (South) and a ...

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Spalding RFC fail to turn their pressure into points as Huntingdon claim victory

Huntingdon & District 16Spalding RFC 12 Spalding RFC were left to rue missed opportunities as they kicked off 2020 with a 16-12 defeat at Huntingdon on Saturday. Town won the reverse game earlier in the season, but travelling has often been their Achilles heel in Midlands Three East (South) – and so it proved again. From the kick-off, Spalding looked ...

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Derby day dismay as Spalding’s winning run is ended at Bourne

Bourne 28 Spalding RFC 15 Spalding failed to unseat Midlands Three East (South) leaders Bourne as their winning run came to an end in a fiercely competitive local derby. This was the first ever competitive meeting between Bourne and Spalding and was eagerly awaited by the players and spectators alike, especially with former Spalding players, Kier Moore, Adam McHugh and ...

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Spalding RFC’s top form continues with stellar Stamford win in derby cracker

Red-hot Spalding RFC toppled Midlands Three East (South) leaders Stamford 20-5 on Saturday as their impressive form continued. After going unbeaten in all competitions in November, Town made it four league wins on the spin by defeating their rivals at the Memorial Field. Red-hot Spalding RFC toppled Midlands Three East (South) leaders Stamford 20-5 on Saturday as their impressive form ...

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Sensational showing sees Spalding RFC storm into RFU Vase semi-finals

Manor Park RFC 16Spalding RFC 26 In-form Spalding RFC marched into the semi-finals of the Midlands Section of the National RFU Vase Cup with a 26-16 win at Manor Park on Saturday. Town, who are hitting top form after a tricky start, took the lead on six minutes and never looked back against their Nuneaton hosts. Electing to play with ...

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Party in the Park as sensational Spalding RFC show stuns leaders Stockwood

Stockwood Park 20Spalding RFC 24 Ash Anker scored a dramatic last-gasp try as Spalding RFC defeated previously unbeaten Midlands Three East (South) leaders Stockwood Park in a stunning show on Saturday. Town, who hadn’t won away in the league all season, stormed to a 24-20 triumph in Luton to move into sixth place in the standings. This was a deserved ...

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In-form Spalding RFC claim their first away win with solid St Neots showing

St Neots 7Spalding RFC 39 Spalding RFC picked up their first away win of the Midlands Three East (North) season on Saturday as they eased past rock-bottom St Neots 39-7. Despite falling behind early on, Town followed on from last weekend’s dominant win over Rushden and Higham by bagging a bonus-point triumph that moves them up to seventh in the ...

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Resurgent Spalding RFC hammer Rushden and Higham in superb show

Spalding RFC 45Rushden & Higham 0 Spalding RFC produced their best performance of the Midlands Three East (South) season so far as they crushed high-flying Rushden and Higham 45-0 on Saturday. The visitors arrived for the clash at a surprisingly good Memorial Field surface in fourth position, but Town proved too strong and romped to only their second victory of ...

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Spalding RFC defeat old foes Kesteven to reach NLD Shield semi finals

Kesteven 22Spalding RFC 25 Spalding RFC’s fine form in cup competition continued on Thursday night as they won 25-22 at rivals Kesteven to reach the NLD Shield semi-finals. In a match played under the lights on Halloween, Town led 15-12 at the break and refused to cave under pressure in the second period at a venue they’ve not had much ...

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