Spalding RFC

Back-to-back home wins propel Spalding RFC up to seventh in the table

Spalding RFC made it back-to-back home wins in Midlands Three East (North) after beating Grimsby 38-21 at the Memorial Field on Saturday. Town are up to seventh as a result of their second win from three league games this season – and are just six points off second place with a game in hand. A full report from the game ...

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Plenty of positives for Spalding RFC despite being outgunned by St Ives in RFU Cup

Spalding RFC were knocked out of the RFU Midlands Division Cup on Saturday after a late flurry of points from St Ives at the Memorial Field. Town matched their opponents for an hour of the showdown and were just a point off the pace at one stage, but a spree of injuries allowed the visitors to secure a 45-18 success. ...

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Spalding RFC up and running after beating Birstall for first win of season

SPALDING RFC 27 BIRSTALL RFC 8 Spalding RFC ran in five tries as they clinched their first win of the Midlands Three East (North) season by beating Birstall 27-8 at the Memorial Field on Saturday. A warm welcome was extended to Birstall for their first-ever visit to the ground, with Spalding naming a strong team in the match programme featuring ...

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Belper beating is wake-up call for Spalding RFC in tough season opener

BELPER RUFC 38 SPALDING RFC 18 If Spalding RFC were thinking that life would be easier following their relegation to Midlands Three East (North), they need to quickly think again. Town were battered 38-12 at Belper in their season opener on Saturday, as their fine pre-season form eluded them. Within the first minute Spalding had a scrum on the half ...

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Spalding RFC bidding to bounce back from relegation as new season kicks-off

Spalding RFC get their new Midlands Three (East) season under way with a trip to Belper on Saturday (3pm). Town, who were relegated last season, are playing at their lowest level in recent memory – but will be bidding to bounce back under the stewardship of new skipper Richard Cooke. Ash Piccaver and Jason Steels will both act as his ...

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Friendly win gives Spalding RFC a timely boost ahead of new season

Spalding RFC beat rivals Stamford RFC 25-22 in an entertaining pre-season clash on Saturday. Led by new skipper Richard Cooke, who was ably assisted by vice-skippers Ash Piccaver and Jason Steels, Town ran in five tries in the second half to turn a 12-point deficit on its head. The Elephants kicked off with wind and sloping pitch advantage looking for ...

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Cooke to captain Spalding RFC as the prepare for life in Midlands Three East (North)

Spalding RFC are back in training ahead of their new Midlands Three East (North) campaign, which gets under way at Belper on September 2. Having dropped two levels in three seasons, there are some new rivals for Town this time around – with the most notable fixtures being against Sleaford on November 25 and March 24. The Elephants will be ...

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Spalding RFC’s golf day at Surfleet raises £2,000 for their new ground

Spalding Rugby Club are celebrating after holding yet another highly successful golf day at Spalding Golf Club. With the sun beating down all afternoon, some 76 golfers took part in a Pairs Betterball competition at the Surfleet course. The event was extremely well supported by local businesses, who not only took part but also sponsored individual holes – with T ...

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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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