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Saturday football: Holbeach go top with big win, Deeping outgun Pinchbeck and Spalding secure away draw

Holbeach United hit top spot in the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division table with a victory at Desborough Town on Saturday, while Pinchbeck United lost their derby with Deeping Rangers and Spalding United drew at BetVictor NPL South East Division high-fliers Belper Town. Starting in the UCL, Holbeach maintained their mammoth unbeaten run with a comprehensive 4-0 victory at Desborough. Liam ...

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Billiards round-up: Pyramid race to huge win in week when league lost a legend

Spalding and District Billiards League title-chasers Pyramid A improved their position at the top with a maximum 7-0 win over Gosberton B on Monday night. They whitewashed Gosberton B on their home table in Bourne, with John Clapton (R90), Eric Wyer (R90) and John Twell (R50) all victorious. There was at least some relief for beaten Gosberton, with Shane White ...

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Christine to use her year as Tydd St Giles Golf Club ladies’ captain in positive way

New Tydd St Giles Golf Club ladies’ skipper Christine Young started her year in command with the traditional captain’s drive-in event. Young revealed that she decided to become ladies’ skipper in a bid to raise money for her chosen charity – which is APF Active for Pulmonary Fibrosis. She said: “This charity is very close to me and my family. ...

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Hussey feels Holbeach United will be ‘there or there abouts’ in title race if fine unbeaten run continues

Danny Hussey believes that his Holbeach United side are well placed for at least a top three finish in the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division this season. The Tigers, who haven’t lost since the end of September, are 14 games unbeaten and sit second in the table –level on points with leaders Shepshed Dynamo having played three games more. Holbeach boss ...

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Lewis: Ambitious Spalding United can learn from rise of opponents Belper Town

Interim manager Lewis Thorogood reckons that Spalding United’s trip to Belper Town on Saturday is an even tougher test than last weekend’s clash with leaders Leek Town. The Tulips went down 2-0 against the BetVictor NPL South East Division table-toppers Leek, but now face an away date with a fourth-placed Belper outfit that are 13 points off the summit with ...

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Pinchbeck United boss Dunn has Tricks up his sleeve as he bids to seal deal for striker

Ian Dunn hopes that his search for a new striker is finally over. The Pinchbeck United manager is hopeful of concluding a deal for ex-Holbeach United frontman James Tricks after putting in a seven-day notice of approach for the FC Parson Drove man. Tricks could also be joined by two other targets as Knights player/boss Dunn looks to add some ...

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The fourth is with ace South Holland racer Goodale at unlimited banger Icebreaker

A bumper crowd enjoyed the 27th running of the Unlimited Banger Icebreaker Teams championship at the Adrian Flux Arena on Sunday. Some 141 bangers contested ten hard-fought races, with southern-based team Extreme A taking the Points titles and King’s Lynn’s Predators A team landing the Entertainers crown. South Holland ace Simon Goodale raced for the Boston Warlords ‘A’ team. Driving ...

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Men’s hockey round-up: Spalding bounce back as bottom side are crushed

Resurgent Spalding 1st bounced back from a heavy defeat the previous weekend by thrashing Shefford and Sandy 1st 7-0 in East Men’s Hockey League Premier B on Saturday. Goals from Stu Cunnington (2), Joe Higgins and Harry Vickers were enough to take all three points at Glen Park as Spalding showed no mercy against the division’s basement side. Spalding, now ...

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Ladies’ hockey round-up: Duo on fine form ahead of big South Holland derby

Spalding Poachers 1st warmed up for this weekend’s East Women’s Hockey League Division 2N derby with Long Sutton 1st by beating Cambridge Nomads 1st 4-1 on Saturday. Poachers started much the better with Maddie Haunch in fine form, but they missed plenty of chances and fell behind. However, with plenty of skill and pace upfront from both Charlotte and Georgina ...

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Top talent Kilby is the Sunday best at latest Tydd Gote Angling Club meet

The North Level at Tydd Gote was low with a steady flow for the latest Sunday Club match at Main Road – and with a frost on the ground most of the day anglers wondered if the fish would feed. But the drain continues to produce results for Tydd Gote Angling Club’s members, even when conditions are less than perfect. ...

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Strong showings from PNV aces at South of England Indoor Championship

Peterborough Nene Valley AC were well represented at Lee Valley in the South of England Indoor Athletics Championship with several athletes coming close to medals. William Kong finished fifth in the under-17 400m final with a 54.30secs clocking. His heat time of 53.51secs would have been good enough for third place in the final. Kong was also seventh in the ...

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Nene duo Valley Hampson and Peel seal titles at North Midlands Cross Country League finale

By Barry Warne Peterborough Nene Valley AC completed the North Midlands Cross Country League with two individual series winners and a host of other medallists after the final races of the season at Nottingham. Alex Hampson won the senior male runner of the series trophy, with Molly Peel also crowned the ladies’ under-17 champion. Hampson finished the race in a ...

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Lockie fires Holbeach United to derby win over Boston Town and second in the table

Johnny Lockie’s first-half strike earned Holbeach United a 1-0 win over Boston Town on Wednesday night. Recalled frontman Lockie netted the only goal of a foggy Carter’s Park derby on a night when both sides had players sent off. Michael Frew and Ollie Pinner both saw red for two bookable offences late on as Holbeach moved up to second place ...

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Snooker round-up: It’s tight at the top after leaders Pyramid D lose at home

The title race in Spalding and District Snooker League Division One looks wide open after Thursday night’s results. Pyramid D remain top of the pile, but their 4-2 home defeat against Services A leaves a host of teams within striking distance. Mike Knight (O21) earned the high-flying Spalding side the lion’s share of the points with a black ball success ...

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Booth runs in try double as super Spalding RFC storm into first-ever Vase final

Spalding RFC 10Buxton 0 Impressive Spalding RFC marched into the final of the National RFU Vase Cup (Midlands section) with a 10-0 triumph over Buxton on Saturday. Buxton, old adversaries from when Town played in Midlands Three East (North)last season, arrived at the Memorial Field in second place in their league – having been the pace setters earlier in the ...

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PDFL round-up: Red-hot Harrox put title rivals on notice with huge win

Five-star Moulton Harrox produced one of their best performances of the season so far as they thrashed ChromaSport PDFL Premier Division title rivals Uppingham Town 5-1 on Saturday. A double from Ian Bradbury, plus strikes from Declan Earth, Matt Watkin and an own goal steered Harrox to an emphatic victory at Tods Piece. The triumph moves Kev Nottingham’s side level ...

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Holbeach United get their attitude spot on as they ease to Chenecks victory

Holbeach United 4Northampton ON Chenecks 1 Four-midable Holbeach United proved they can roll up their sleeves and defeat dogged mid-table opposition on Saturday as they saw off Northampton ON Chenecks 4-1 at Carter’s Park. The Tigers, who are now unbeaten in 13 games since going down 4-3 at Leicester Nirvana on September 21, kept themselves in the UhlSport UCL Premier ...

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Mistakes prove costly for Spalding United in loss against leaders Leek Town

Spalding United 0Leek Town 2 By RAY TUCKER Two defensive lapses proved costly for Spalding United as they lost 2-0 against table-topping Leek Town at the Sir Halley Stewart Field on Saturday. The Staffordshire visitors, beaten only once in BetVictor NPL South East Division this season, moved five points clear at the top with goals from Oliver Harrison (20) and ...

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Saturday football: In-form Tigers ease past Chenecks, Tulips beaten by leaders and Pinchbeck game rained off

Holbeach United extended their impressive unbeaten run with a routine home victory over Northampton ON Chenecks on Saturday, while Spalding United were handed a home reverse by table-topping Leek Town. The most excitement came at Carter’s Park, where defender Jon Fairweather netted twice in Holbeach’s 4-1 Uhlsport UCL Premier Division victory. Joe Smith and Liam Adams also netted for the ...

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Jackson and Goodale both set for big Icebreaker meet at Adrian Flux Arena

The Adrian Flux Arena sees its first big event of 2020 this Sunday with more than 150 racers set for the Unlimited Banger Icebreaker. The event, which sees racers making up teams of four, always kicks-off the banger action in fine style at the King’s Lynn venue with drivers coming from across the nation to take part. The teams will ...

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