Spalding RFC

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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Hat-trick hero Sharman inspires Spalding RFC triumph over Grimsby

SPALDING RFC 38 GRIMSBY RFC 21 Gav Sharman ran in a hat-trick of tries as Spalding RFC recorded back-to-back wins in Midlands Three East (North) by beating Grimsby 38-21 on Saturday. There was a brace of tries for Willis Ingleby and an interception try by Tom Wilson to round off the rout for Town at the Memorial Field, as they ...

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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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