Spalding RFC

Spalding RFC impress with strong friendly shows after summer of hard work

Spalding RFC have stepped up their preparations for the new season with two strong friendly showings over the past week. Town took a squad of 34 players to Deepings RFC for their opening fixture last Thursday in a match that was split into four quarters. They ran in six tries to Deepings’ one, with Connall Mason, Ash Piccaver, Will Shields, ...

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Spalding RFC clinch third on final day of season to round off impressive season

Bakewell Mannerians 34 Spalding RFC 48 Spalding RFC rounded off a successful season in Midlands Three East (North)by clinching third place with an exciting 48-34 victory at Bakewell Mannerians on Saturday. In the last minute of the season, Gav Sharman squeezed over in the corner for his 25th try of the campaign – and, with rivals Belper surprisingly beaten by ...

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Thrilling finish sees Spalding RFC roar back to secure draw with Ashfield

Spalding RFC 31 Ashfield RFC 31 A remarkable haul of 17 points in the final eight minutes earned Spalding RFC a thrilling 31-31 draw with Ashfield on Saturday. The rare draw, in what was Town’s final home game of the Midlands Three East (North) season at the Memorial Field, keeps them in contention for a top three finish. Second-placed Ashfield ...

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Huge take up for girls rugby sessions as Spalding RFC look into setting up a new team

Spalding RFC are looking at the potential of setting up their first ladies’ section after seeing first hand the enthusiasm for rugby in local school. The club’s head coach George Reid has for the last six months been working with pupils from Spalding Academy and Thomas Cowley providing lunchtime and after-school rugby clubs. The impressive uptake from the girls led ...

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Brilliant bonus-point Spalding RFC success as Tupton are hit for a half-century of points

Spalding RFC 51 Tupton RFC 15 Free-scoring Spalding RFC earned another impressive bonus-point victory in Midlands Three East (North)on Saturday as they romped to a 51-15 success over Tupton in a hastily-arranged fixture. Tupton had pulled out of their home fixture with Town at the last minute earlier in the season, meaning that the clash was reversed under league rules ...

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Sub-par Spalding’s late score sinks Sleaford in local derby

The form book goes out the window in local derbies and Spalding had to dig deep late on to deny bottom of the table Sleaford a much needed win. An Ash Akar try two minutes from time secured the win for Spalding, breaking the home side’s hearts in what was a must win game for Sleaford. On an excellent pitch ...

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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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Anker stars in Rolls Royce showing as Spalding RFC race to impressive home victory

Spalding RFC 74 Rolls Royce RFC 14 Resurgent Spalding RFC romped to a massive 74-14 victory over Rolls Royce on Saturday to keep their faint hopes of finishing in the top two of Midlands Three East (North) alive. Ash Anker was the star of the show for Town with four tries at the Memorial Field on a day they had ...

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Free-scoring Spalding RFC put in a Rolls Royce display in huge victory

Spalding RFC racked up a mighty victory over Rolls Royce at the Memorial Field on Saturday to keep their faint hopes of a top two finish alive. Town romped to a huge 74-14 success as their formidable form at home continued, cementing their fourth-placed position in Midlands Three East (N) in the process. More to follow. RESULTS Ashfield 27 Nottingham ...

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Bonus points give Spalding RFC a welcome boost after narrow Moderns defeat

Nottingham Moderns 29 Spalding RFC 26 Four bonus points softened the blow of another away defeat for Spalding RFC in Midlands Three East on Saturday. Town suffered a narrow 29-26 loss at Nottingham Moderns, having had to play 55 minutes with 14 men following a red card to Jordan Templer. However, a spirited comeback from the Elephants saw them score ...

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Defeat for Spalding RFC in close clash against Nottingham Moderns

Spalding RFC’s away struggles continued on Saturday as they were beaten 29-26 in a tight tussle with hosts Nottingham Moderns. The defeat failed to dislodge Town from fourth place in the Midlands Three East (North) table and they are 12 points off second place with five games left to play. More to follow. RESULTS Midlands Three East (North) Buxton 29 ...

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Pride in defeat for Spalding RFC as leaders Casuals end their unbeaten home run

Spalding RFC 10 Notts Casuals 24 Spalding RFC put in a performance to be proud of against runaway Midlands Three East (North) Nottingham Casuals on Saturday. Hosts Town lost their unbeaten home league record at the Memorial Field with a 24-10 reverse, but earned much respect for playing for 55 minutes with a man less after John Barrett’s red card. ...

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Spalding RFC now looking up the table after battling to maiden away victory

Mansfield RFC 10 Spalding RFC 12 Spalding RFC survived two late red cards to beat hosts Mansfield 12-10 on Saturday and record their first away of the Midlands Three East (North) season. Both Jordan Templer and Ash Piccaver were ordered off the field late on, but earlier tries from Will Shields and Harry Cole gave Town an all-too-rare success at ...

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Saturday rugby: Spalding RFC break away duck with narrow Mansfield victory

Spalding RFC won their first away game of the Midlands Three East (North) season on Saturday as they edged out hosts Mansfield 12-10. The victory moves fifth-placed Town level on points with fourth-placed Buxton and they are now ten points off second spot. A full report will online at www.spaldingvoice.co.uk early next week and in Thursday’s Spalding Voice. RESULTS Midlands ...

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The fourth is with Spalding RFC after thrilling Kesteven derby success

Spalding RFC 36 Kesteven RFC 29 Spalding RFC moved back up to fourth in the Midlands Three East (North) table after beating rivals Kesteven in a thrilling derby clash on Saturday. The Memorial Field victory ensures that Town remain unbeaten at home in the league this season and keeps them in touch with third-placed Belper. Following selection problems the previous ...

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Rugby round-up: Spalding RFC up to fourth after winning Kesteven derby cracker

Spalding RFC moved up to fourth in the Midlands Three East (North) table after a battling 36-29 victory over Kesteven on Saturday. The win keeps Town’s impressive home form at the Memorial Field going and they are just seven points off third place. A full report will follow on Monday. RESULTS Midlands Three East (North): Sleaford 18 Mansfield 15; Ashfield ...

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More troubles on the road for Spalding RFC as Buxton win physical battle

Buxton RFC 31 Spalding RFC 12 Spalding RFC’s away woes continued in Midlands Three East (North) as they went down 31-12 at Buxton on Saturday. Town, who have yet to win on the road in the league this season, were unable to make a numerical advantage count in what was a stormy game in Derbyshire. Taking to the field in ...

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Spalding RFC slip down to fifth place after suffering beating at Buxton

Spalding RFC are still looking for their first win of 2019 after going down 31-12 at Buxton on Saturday. Town were fourth at the start of play, but the result sees Buxton leapfrog them in the Midlands Three East (North) standings. A full report will follow on Monday. RESULTS Kesteven 12 Sleaford 20; Bakewell Mannerians 15 Tupton 17; Belper 13 ...

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Spalding RFC go fourth after holding high-fliers Belper to a rare draw

Spalding RFC 10 Belper RFC 10 Spalding RFC showed no sign of rustiness in their first Midlands Three East fixture in more than a month as they held second-placed Belper to a 10-10 draw on Saturday. Fifth in the table at the start of play, Town’s last outing was the 22-7 success over Sleaford on December 1 – but they ...

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Spalding in month long wait for action

It’s an extended Christmas break for Spalding Rugby Club as for the second successive week they had their scheduled Midlands Three East (North) game cancelled. After the players and coaches made the long trip to north Nottinghamshire on Saturday, the clash at Ashfield Rugby Club in Kirkby in Ashfield was called off just 10 minutes before kick off with both ...

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