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Narrow defeat for Spalding United as league’s top scorer settles close Steels contest

Spalding United 0Stocksbridge Park Steels 1 A second-half strike from Stockbridge Park Steels’ star man Luke Mepham sentenced Spalding United to a narrow 1-0 defeat on Saturday. In a game that could easily have gone either way at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field, Mepham showed great strength to fire home a lethal finish on 67 minutes and settle the ...

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Saturday rugby: Spalding RFC handed suprise home defeat by Oakham

Spalding RFC slipped to a rare home defeat on Saturday as Oakham stormed to a 34-24 win at the Memorial Field. The loss leaves Town down in ninth place in Midlands Three East (South) after four games, whole Oakham go third. More to follow. RESULTS Midlands Three East (South): Bourne 15 Huntingdon & District 15; Daventry 17 Dunstablians 29; Spalding ...

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Saturday football: Tigers held despite Oliver double, Tulips edged out at home and Knights fall into bottom two

Holbeach United lost a 2-0 lead as they were forced to settle for a draw at Quorn on Saturday, while Spalding United were edged out 1-0 at home by Stocksbridge Park Steels and Pinchbeck United went down 3-1 at Rothwell Corinthians. Starting with Holbeach, a double from the recalled Ryan Oliver put them 2-0 up at half-time in their Uhlsport ...

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Halmer Harriers star on four fronts with Andy and Becki taking on ‘Gruesome Twosome’

Despite the disappointment of Sunday’s PGER half-marathon being cancelled, Halmer Harriers had athletes out in force over the weekend. Andy Hooker and Becki Richards represented the Spalding club at the Gruesome Twosome half-marathon, finishing in a combined time of 2.08.15hrs. The Anna’s Hope 5k event also saw a host of Harriers cross the finishing line. Karen Wallis ran a personal ...

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Kilby eases to big win despite poor weather conditions at Tydd Gote Angling Club meet

Tydd Gote Angling Club’s Sunday match at Main Road was once again beset with poor weather with gusting winds and some torrential rain – but the fish still fed in numbers. Fishing the early number pegs was clearly the right move as the in-form Andrew Kilby put a mixed bag of roach, skimmers, perch and rudd totalling 15lb 7oz on ...

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Welland Yacht Club pay homage to late Commodore Richard with memorial event

Sunday’s inaugural Richard Thacker Memorial Trophy at Welland Yacht Club was one to remember. The open regatta was held in honour of past Commodore Richard Thacker, who passed away on Boxing Day last year. Despite pouring rain and no wind, 13 boats were on the water for the first of three races, including Andy Prior and Tom Bell sailing Richard’s ...

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Sargent and Venni eye final flourish at Adrian Flux Arena’s season finale

Stock Car action returns on to the Adrian Flux Arena on Saturday for the big BriSCA season finale. In the BriSCA F1’s, Spalding’s Mark Sargent is fresh off a fine race win last weekend at Skegness and will look to end his season on a high with more success at the King’s Lynn venue. He will be chomping at the ...

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Spalding United eye a Steels double with Easton welcoming back strike duo

Refreshed Spalding United are bidding to get their season back on track when they welcome rivals Stocksbridge Park Steels to the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field on Saturday (3pm). After two weeks off, Tulips boss Matt Easton reckons that his injury-ravaged squad is almost back to full strength as they bid to build on an encouraging first few months of ...

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In-form Lockie out as Holbeach United chase a big win at high-flying Quorn

Saturday could be the day Holbeach United produce a result that will raise a few eyebrows in the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division. That’s the view of boss Danny Hussey, who feels his side are capable of upsetting high-flying hosts Quorn (3pm). The Tigers had won four games on the bounce before losing 1-0 at South Normanton Athletic in the Buildbase ...

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Selection dilemma for Dunn as Pinchbeck United prepare for Rothwell Corinthians trip

Depleted Pinchbeck United face something of a selection crisis ahead of Saturday’s trip to Rothwell Corinthians (3pm). The Knights, who sit 18th in the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division table after nine games, have Niall Hylton, Nathan Kelly and Tony Edwards suspended for the game at Sargeants Lawn following their recent red cards at Boston Town. That leaves player/boss Ian Dunn ...

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Spalding Golf Club’s men are up to scratch as they beat Cleethorpes to county crown

Spalding Golf Club’s top men’s team have been crowned Lincolnshire Scratch League champions for the first time in more than ten years. The team, who were champions of the South Lincolnshire League this season, defeated North Lincolnshire winners Cleethorpes on their own course to clinch the crown. Spalding’s last victory in the competition was way back in 2008. A team ...

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South Lincs Competitive Swimming Club starlets grab 62 medals at Welbourn meet

An amazing 62 medals were won by the team of 40 South Lincs Competitive Swimming Club members at the annual Rob Welbourn Open Meet. The Deepings-hosted event also saw swimmers from the Spalding-based club clinch a string of new personal best (PB) and county qualifying times over the weekend. Alex Sadler led the way with seven gold medals and one ...

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G&S Racing Kawasaki trio ready to complete campaign on a high at Brands Hatch

The three-man G&S Racing Kawasaki squad head to Brands Hatch this weekend for the final round of the 2019 Pirelli National Superstock 1000 and 600 championships where the riders will aiming to end their season on a high note. With Kevin Keyes already signed with the Wyberton team for next year he has nothing to prove and is set to ...

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Motorsport preview: Wilson and Clarke bidding to end their seasons on a high

Ben Wilson heads south to Kent for the final two races of the 2019 British Supersport Championship where he currently lies in ninth place in the overall rider standings. Having missed a few rounds because of his broken leg, Kirton racer Wilson is hoping he can be more competitive this weekend as he is two more weeks further down the ...

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Weather wreaks havoc as Slater returns to Oliver’s Mount

In-form Donington racer Christian Slater was back on the track at Oliver’s Mount as he contested the popular Steve Henshaw Gold Cup. The Scarborough circuit has been closed for a couple of years, but is now under the new management of 243 Road Racing Association – who re-opened the venue with the Barry Sheene Festival back in June. Tricky weather ...

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Hockey round-up: Derby spoils shared as Long Sutton earn draw at Spalding

Spalding Poachers 1st dropped their first points of the East Women’s League Division 2NW season on Saturday as neighbours Long Sutton 1st picked up a 1-1 draw at Glen Park. Ahead of the all-South Holland clash, Spalding had racked up three wins from as many games while Sutton had only managed one victory. It looked like the Surfleet showdown was ...

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Both divisional winners clinch doubles at Spalding and District Darts League finals night

Two teams wrapped up doubles on the finals night of the D Brown Builders Spalding and District Darts League last week. Division One winners Tigers A cemented their status as the league’s top team by lifting the Supreme Cup, while Division Two champions Consti D claimed the Dick Morgan Memorial Cup. The evening got under way with Tigers B seeing ...

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Snooker round-up: Five-star Pyramid B win tussle at the top to stay unbeaten

The only two unbeaten teams in the Spalding and District Snooker League clashed last week – and it was Pyramid B who defeated Gosberton D in a Division Three battle. Bourne-based Pyramid emerged as 5-1 winners in the titanic tussle on their own baize, with Lester Gaunt (O35) starring with breaks of 27 and 23 in a frame win. Team-mates ...

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Table-tennis round-up: Slow start to season as only one Shield showdown is completed

The new Spalding and District Table Tennis League season got off to something of a stuttering start last week. The Moulton Shield served as the curtain raiser – but unfortunately only one match was completed, leaving several fixtures unplayed or forfeited. Outsiders and JDM were the teams who completed their match on the designated evening. JDM duo Tom Chesworth and ...

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Spalding RFC hold off Mellish comeback to advance in RFU Senior Vase

Spalding RFC 27Mellish 24 Spalding RFC moved into the fourth round of the RFU Senior Vase with a thrilling 27-24 victory over Mellish on Saturday. Town were ten points up at half-time at the Memorial Field, but had to survive a second-half comeback to secure their passage by the narrowest of margins. Mellish, who the Elephants had not played for ...

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