Rugby

Plenty of personal best times clocked by Nene Valley Hariersr at British League opener

Nene Valley Harriers made a solid start to their British League campaign at Crawley as they finished as runners-up behind Trafford AC. Several athletes achieved early season personal best times (PB), with Gideon Okoh running 10.70secs for fourth place in a high grade 100m race. Sixteen-year-old hot prospect Ronan Rawlings was making his British League debut, and finished second in ...

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Spalding RFC youngsters relish fantastic opportunity at Welford Road

Lucky young guns from Spalding RFC shared a matchday with ten-time English champions Leicester Tigers on Saturday as they made up the guard of honour to welcome the teams at Welford Road. Tigers secured a bonus-point win against Sale Sharks in the final home game of the Aviva Premiership season as Spalding were given the opportunity to follow in the ...

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Spalding RFC young guns end Nottingham hoodoo to lift NLD Cup in fine style

The talented teens from Spalding RFC under-15s have completed a six-year journey by being crowned NLD Cup winners. Having reached the final of the competition for the third year on the spin, the Spalding lads finally defeated arch rivals Nottingham – who had beaten them in the previous two finals – 27-5 to clinch the crown. With the game less ...

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Spalding will look to rebuild and regroup after season of woe

How the fortunes of these two teams have changed over the last 12 months. This time last year Spalding entertained Coalville at home on the last game of the season with both teams having had a fairly poor season, sitting just above the relegation zone, but Spalding tore Coalville apart with an outstanding second half display of running rugby coming ...

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Relegated Spalding RFC end tough season with trip to title hopefuls Coalville

Spalding RFC will conclude the toughest season in their recent history at Coalville this Saturday (3pm). Town, who have lost 20 of their 21 games so far in Midlands Two East (North), visit a Coalville side that are still in with an outside chance of winning the title and, at the very least, will hope to clinch a play-off position. ...

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Talented Spalding RFC juniors impress with four wins at Holt festival

Spalding RFC’s under-11s gave a great account of themselves as they travelled to the annual Kingswood festival held at Holt RFC in Norfolk. The festival is held over two weekends, with a total of 175 teams representing 30 rugby clubs from around the country – and it is estimated that over 2,000 children aged between six and 12 were playing ...

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Early 12-point lead wiped out as Spalding RFC lose to Ashbourne in home finale

Spalding RFC 12 Ashbourne RFC 38 Spalding RFC were unable to build on an encouraging first half as they suffered a 38-12 defeat to Ashbourne in their final home game of the Midlands Two East (North) season on Saturday. Already relegated and having only won once all season, Town were always likely to be up against it in the Memorial ...

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Spalding RFC beaten by Ashbourne in their final home game of the season

Spalding RFC suffered a 38-12 defeat in their final home game of the Midlands Two East (North) season on Saturday. Already relegated Town were beaten by promotion-chasing Ashbourne at the Memorial Field and have now lost 20 of their 21 games this season. They conclude their campaign at Coalville on April 22. RESULTS Midlands Two East (North) Melbourne 43 Market ...

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Depleted Spalding RFC suffer big Bridgford beating but hope to finish with a flourish

West Bridgford 100 Spalding RFC 0 Downtrodden Spalding RFC were handed a 100-0 reverse by hosts West Bridgford on Saturday as they suffered their heaviest loss of the Midlands Two East (North) season. The Town thrashing was not unexpected considering they are already relegated – but the scale of the defeat certainly takes the shine off recent performances, where they ...

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Worst loss yet for relegated Spalding RFC as West Bridgford rack up a century

Already-relegated Spalding RFC saw their season hit a new low on Saturday as they were humbled 100-0 at West Bridgford. It’s now 19 defeats from 20 games for rock-bottom Town, who are counting down the days until the end of the season. Going into the game, Bosworth had relegation worries of their own – making the severity of the defeat ...

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Solid second-half gives smashed Spalding RFC some hope of a brighter future

Southwell RFC 66 Spalding RFC 10 Spirited Spalding RFC suffered another heavy defeat on Saturday – but they did show their mettle in the second half to stop high-flying Southwell running riot. Town, who are already relegated having only won once all season, were beaten 66-10 by their second-placed hosts in Midlands Two East (North). It looked like the Elephants ...

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Another heavy defeat as Spalding RFC’s poor form continues at Southwell

Spalding RFC lost 66-10 at Southwell on Saturday as their wretched run in Midlands Two East (North) continued. Town, who have now lost 18 of their 19 league games, are all but relegated after the defeat. Full report online on Monday. RESULTS Midlands Two East (North): Market Bosworth 25 West Bridgford 24; Matlock 23 Loughborough 24; Melbourne 54 Kesteven 8; ...

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Spalding RFC resigned to relegation despite encouraging Casuals performance

Spalding RFC 17 Nottingham Casuals 34 Spalding RFC’s relegation from Midlands Two East (North) was all but confirmed on Saturday – but they again showed signs of improvement. Town went down 34-17 at the Memorial Field against a Casuals side that are directly above them in the table – meaning they have lost 17 of their 18 games and are ...

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Relegation rivals Casuals all but seal Spalding RFC’s fate with Memorial Field win

Spalding RFC’s relegation from Midlands Two East (North) was all but confirmed on Saturday as they lost to fellow strugglers Nottingham Casuals. Town went down 34-17 at the Memorial Field against a Casuals side that are directly above them in the table – meaning they have lost 17 of their 18 games and are now 26 points from safety with ...

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Spalding RFC’s inevitable relegation edges closer – but they can take positives from latest loss

Newark RFC 31 Spalding RFC 5 A much-improved first-half performance couldn’t stop Spalding RFC suffering another Midlands Two East (North) defeat on Saturday. Newark, the only team Town have beaten in the league this season, avenged that Memorial Field loss with a 31-5 triumph. The loss – a 16th from 17 games – leaves the Elephants 25 points from safety ...

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Spalding RFC 25 points from safety with five games left after Newark defeat

Spalding RFC moved closer to relegation from Midlands Two East (North) on Saturday as they lost 31-5 at Newark. Town’s 16th loss from 17 league games leaves them 25 points from safety with five games remaining. More to follow. RESULTS Midlands Two East (North) Results: Loughborough 28 West Bridgford 20; Market Bosworth 40 Kesteven 34; Matlock 5 Coalville 27; Newark ...

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Matlock mauling leaves Spalding RFC in dire straits at the bottom

Matlock RFC 74 Spalding RFC 0 Struggling Spalding RFC failed to make their game in hand pay on Saturday as the slipped ever-closer to the relegation trapdoor in Midlands Two East (North). For the second successive week Town failed to even register a point against one of the league’s high-fliers, as Matlock moved up to second place with a crushing ...

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Spalding RFC smashed as Matlock hand them heaviest defeat of the season

Spalding RFC suffered a huge 74-0 defeat at Matlock on Saturday as they failed to make their game in hand pay. Rock-bottom Town are now 20 points from safety with six games remaining in Midlands Two East (North) as they face up to the prospect of a second relegation in three seasons. The defeat is Spalding’s heaviest of the season. ...

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Likely champions Melbourne see off battling Spalding RFC with ease

Spalding RFC 0 Melbourne RFC 46 Two sides seemingly going in opposite directions clashed on Saturday as relegation-threatened Spalding RFC were soundly beaten 46-0 by Midlands Two East (North) champions elect Melbourne at the Memorial Field. Despite putting in an admirable battling performance, it’s now 14 losses from 15 league games for Town – who are 20 points from safety ...

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Home humbling for Spalding RFC as league leaders Melbourne ease to victory

Spalding RFC suffered a 46-0 home humbling at the hands of Midlands Two East (North) leaders Melbourne on Saturday. The defeat, Town’s 14th from 15 league games this season, keeps them rock bottom of the table – with relegation now looking a certainty. Next up for The Elephants is a trip to Matlock next Saturday, in what is their game ...

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