Spalding RFC

Walkover win against Buxton sends Spalding RFC into the top six

Spalding RFC climbed into the top six of Midlands Three East (North) after picking up a walkover win against Buxton. The visitors didn’t fulfil their scheduled game at the Memorial Field on Saturday, meaning Town took maximum points. Amazingly, the Elephants are now just five points off third place – with their relegation fears now firmly behind them. RESULTS Midlands ...

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Capes holds his nerve to clinch Spalding RFC’s first away win and Birstall double

BIRSTALL RFC 26 SPALDING RFC 27 Spalding RFC completed their first league double over any side in three seasons on Saturday as they clinched a bonus-point 27-26 victory at Birstall. The Midlands Three East (North) clash went right down to the wire, with the home side camped on Town’s five-metre line in the closing stages before they were finally able ...

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First away win of the season sees Spalding RFC move further clear of relegation zone

Spalding RFC eased their relegation fears with a 27-26 win at Birstall in Midlands Three East (North) on Saturday. Town, who defeated second-placed Ashby last weekend, move up to tenth in the table with their first away success of the season. Report to follow. RESULTS Midlands Three East (North): Belper 15 Ashby 10; Birstall 26 Spalding 27; Grimsby 59 Sileby ...

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Ex-skipper Sharman returns as Spalding tame high-flying Ashby to claim best win of season

SPALDING RFC 20 ASHBY RFC 17 Former captain Harry Sharman made a surprise return as Spalding RFC roared to their best win of the Midlands Three East (North) season so far on Saturday. Tries from Jason Steels, Ashton Capes and George Douglas – plus a key penalty from Willis Ingleby – got the job done for Town as they beat ...

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Welcome win for resurgent Spalding RFC against high-flying Ashby

Spalding RFC enjoyed their most memorable win of the Midlands Three East (North) season on Saturday as they edged out second-placed Ashby 20-17 at the Memorial Field. Tries from Jason Steels, Ashton Capes and George Douglas – plus a key penalty from Willis Ingleby – got the job done for Town. Their fourth win of the season moves Spalding five ...

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Bonus point in derby defeat for Spalding RFC thanks to late Capes try

SLEAFORD RFC 38 SPALDING RFC 26 A late Ashton Capes try earned Spalding RFC a losing bonus point in an otherwise disappointing 38-26 derby defeat at Sleaford on Saturday. Town – relegated last season – are just a point above the bottom two in Midlands Three East (North) after suffering their eighth defeat from 11 games so far. With wind ...

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It’s derby dismay as Spalding RFC slump to defeat at rivals Sleaford

Spalding RFC suffered a 38-24 derby defeat at Sleaford in Midlands Three East (North) on Saturday to stay 11th in the table. Town’s eighth loss from 11 games this season leaves them one point above the drop zone, having played a game more than both teams below them. See www.spaldingvoice.co.uk for a full report next week. RESULTS Midlands Three East ...

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Home loss to basement boys Nottingham sucks Spalding RFC in the relegation battle

SPALDING RFC 14 NOTTINGHAM MODERNS 17 Struggling Spalding RFC produced an uninspiring performance on Saturday as they became the first Midlands Three East (North) side to lose to Nottingham Moderns this season. Town, who were playing Midlands One East rugby as recently as 2015, lost 17-14 to the basement boys at the Memorial Field to seemingly suck them into another ...

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Spalding RFC handed home reverse by basement boys Nottingham Moderns

Spalding RFC were unable to make it back-to-back wins in Midlands Three East (North) as rock-bottom Nottingham Moderns defeated them 17-14 at the Memorial Field on Saturday. The loss leaves Town in the bottom three and firmly in the relegation battle. Full report to follow on Monday. RESULTS Midlands Three East (N): Ashby 21 Mansfield 6; Birtsall 42 Kesteven 29; Spalding ...

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Spalding RFC snap their losing streak with bonus-point Sileby Town success

SPALDING RFC 24 SILEBY TOWN 12 Spalding RFC got their Midlands Three East (North) season back on track with a much-needed 24-12 victory over Sileby Town on Saturday. After suffering five defeats on the trot, it was imperative that Town rediscovered their winning touch against the Leicestershire side at the Memorial Field – and they duly delivered. After half an ...

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A Rolls Royce second-half showing hands Spalding RFC their fifth defeat on the bounce

Spalding RFC slipped into the bottom two of Midlands Three East (North) after a hefty 66-19 defeat at Rolls Royce on Saturday. It’s now five defeats on the bounce for Town, who only have Nottingham Moderns beneath them in the table, after they failed to build on an encouraging first half. At half-time there was not a lot to choose ...

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Rampant Rolls Royce showing sends smashed Spalding RFC into the drop zone

Spalding RFC slipped into the bottom two of Midlands Three East (North) after a hefty 66-19 defeat at Rolls Royce on Saturday. It’s now five defeats on the bounce for Town, who only have Nottingham Moderns beneath them in the table. A full report from the game will be online early next week. RESULTS Midlands Three East (North) Ashby 43 ...

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Spalding RFC Vets take centre stage with derby win over Deepings

With Spalding RFC’s top two teams not in action over the weekend all eyes were on the veteran side – and they beat Deepings vets 47-28 at the Memorial Field on Saturday. In a highly entertaining match, Spalding Vets dominated the first half and ran in six unanswered tries to lead their visitors 32-0. Half time substitutions by the Deepings ...

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Lucky Spalding RFC youngsters take in the Welford Road atmosphere

Youngsters from Spalding Rugby Club shared matchday with ten-time English champions Leicester Tigers last weekend and followed in the footsteps of legends on the Welford Road pitch. Tigers secured a bonus-point win against French visitors Castres Olympique in the European Champions Cup as the Lincolnshire group performed Flag Waver duties, parading a giant Tigers flag in the moments building up ...

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Four defeats on the bounce as Mansfield topple Spalding RFC in close clash

MANSFIELD RFC 29 SPALDING RFC 17 Spalding RFC slipped in the bottom four of Midlands Three East (North) after a 29-17 defeat at Mansfield on Saturday.  It’s now four defeats on the bounce for Town – but they were unfortunate not to end that run at Eakring Road. Gav Sharman’s second-half try had put the Elephants two points ahead of ...

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Late agony as Spalding RFC denied victory over table-toppers Long Eaton

SPALDING RFC 23 LONG EATON RFC 29 Ash Ankar saw a last-gasp try ruled out as Spalding RFC were denied a stunning victory over runaway Midlands Three East (North) leaders Long Eaton. Saturday’s match at the Memorial Field had everything, with outstanding tries, competitive tackles and resolute defending – but Town were beaten 29-23. Long Eaton arrived on a crest ...

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In-form leaders Long Eaton outgun Spalding RFC in Memorial Field thriller

Spalding RFC slipped to ninth in the Midlands Three East (North) table after losing 29-23 to leaders Long Eaton at the Memorial Field on Saturday. It’s now three defeats in the spin for Town, who are already 19 points behind the table-toppers – who made it six wins from six. See www.spaldingvoice.co.uk on Monday for a full report. RESULTS Midlands ...

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Spalding RFC fail to find Peak form in big Buxton beating

BUXTON RFC 43 SPALDING RFC 0 Spalding RFC suffered a heavy 43-0 defeat at Buxton on Saturday to stay seventh in Midlands Three East (North) after five games. In what was the first meeting between the two sides in recent memory, Town were always up against it after the lengthy three-hour trip to the Peak District. With a few regular ...

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Worst day of the season so far for Spalding RFC after big Buxton beating

Spalding RFC suffered their worst defeat of the Midlands Three East (North) season on Saturday as they crashed 43-0 at Buxton. The defeat is Town’s second on the spin and sees them stay seventh in the table, with no other games played in the division. See www.spaldingvoice.co.uk on Monday for a full report.

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Derby defeat for Spalding RFC as rivals Kesteven ease to victory

KESTEVEN 24 SPALDING RFC 5 Spalding RFC failed to build on the momentum generated by two Midlands Three East (North) home wins on the spin as Kesteven cruised to a 24-5 derby victory on Saturday. The in-form Gav Sharman did run in another try for Town, but they were comfortably second best at Woodnook. Spalding were outplayed by a team ...

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