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Girton’s Burton gets his hands on Richard Thacker Trophy at Welland Yacht Club

Welland Yacht Club were joined by three visiting boats from three different clubs on Sunday to take part in the club’s open race meeting, the Richard Thacker Trophy. Although the club has held an open meet for many years, the passing of former club commodore and treasurer Richard Thacker has seen them rename it in his memory. And, with two ...

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Spalding Indoor Bowl Club’s trophy spree continues as Harris and Smith seal pairs title

Top duo Stephen Harris and Graham Smith continued Spalding Indoor Bowls Club’s excellent start to the season by winning the men’s national pairs title for 2019/20. The national qualifiers were disappointed when COVID-19 struck and the 2019/20 finals could not go ahead – but they were able to be completed at Nottingham Indoor Bowls Club last week. And, after an ...

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Snooker round-up: Gray stars with 103 break on a night of big KO Cup shocks

A stellar 103 break from Mark Gray lit up the Spalding and District Snooker League’s Knockout Cup fixtures on Thursday night. The O105 handicapper also added a 27 clearance as he helped his Bourne SC A side to a battling 3-2 victory over Consti F, with Oliver Player (O28) seeing off Warren Peel (scr) in the final frame. The shock ...

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Laffins and Ward in the points as G&S Racing Kawasaki enjoy a strong finale

G&S Racing Kawasaki concluded their season with three points finishes at Brands Hatch over the weekend. Sam Laffins grabbed an 11th and 13th in the Pirelli National Junior Superstock Championship for the Wyberton-based team, while Milo Ward claimed 22nd in the Pirelli National Superstock Series. However, TJ Toms suffered a penalty for a jump start and was unable to finish ...

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Hockey round-up: Classy Charlotte hits five as Spalding stay perfect, Sutton 2nd take derby spoils

Charlotte Maplethorpe fired five goals as Spalding Poachers 1st smashed 11 goals in East Women’s Hockey League Division Two North West on Saturday. Harriet Mowbray also helped herself to a hat-trick, while Hennie Boekestyn, Angel Harkus and Ellie Holland found the net too in Spalding’s huge 11-2 win at Cambridge Nomads 1st to stay top of the league with five ...

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Comeback kings strike again as late Smith strike gives Spalding United a fine win

Spalding United 4 Soham Town Rangers 3 Gregg Smith and Jordan Macleod both scored twice as Spalding United produced another remarkable Tuesday night comeback to beat Soham Town Rangers 4-3. The Tulips fell 2-0 down in the Pitching In NPL Midland DIvision clash inside the first half an hour, with Ben Seymour-Shove striking for Soham on 11 and 27 minutes. ...

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Patterson pleased with ‘dominant’ show as Moulton Harrox climb up to third

Moulton Harrox 3 Stamford Lions 0 Bobby Patterson praised his Moulton Harrox side after witnessing their most imperious performance of the season so far on Saturday. Goals from Joe Townsend (2) and Jack Smith handed Harrox a 3-0 ChromaSport PDFL Premier Division victory over struggling Stamford Lions at Broad Lane. But it was the dominant way in which Moulton performed ...

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PDFL round-up: Crowland pull off fine Uppingham win, Sutton Bridge move six points clear

Crowland Town stunned ChromaSport PDFL Premier Division high-fliers Uppingham Town 3-1 at the Snowden Field on Saturday. Lawrence Stewart and Liam Rigg both got amongst the goals as Town stunned their second-placed visitors – moving up to seventh in the table in the process. Staying in the top tier, Holbeach United Reserves had the toughest day of their season so ...

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Zakuani pleased with a point despite admitting Tulips fell ‘well short’ of their expected standards

Spalding United 1 Daventry Town 1 A last-gasp leveller from Stefan Broccoli earned Spalding United a 1-1 draw with struggling Daventry Town on Saturday. Visitors Daventry – who are down in 19th place in the Pitching In NPL Midlands Division table – led from the seventh minute at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field thanks to Nathanial Gornal-Tyler’s strike, but ...

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Barnes signs off with ‘best showing of season’ but Holbeach United fall to the bottom

Holbeach United 0 Melton Town 1 A late Zak Munton goal sentenced ten-man Holbeach United to a 1-0 defeat against Melton Town on Saturday – and sent them to the bottom of the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division North table. After bossing much of the first half at Carter’s Park, the Tigers were rocked by a debatable red card to on-loan ...

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Thorogood unhappy as Pinchbeck United slump to second successive heavy defeat

Eastwood 6 Pinchbeck United 0 Bemused boss Lewis Thorogood admitted that Pinchbeck United are “stuck in a rut” after their second successive Uhlsport UCL Premier DIvision North thumping. Hot on the heels of a 7-0 beating at Long Eaton United, the Knights slumped to a 6-0 defeat at Eastwood on Saturday. Despite a penalty save from Alex Smith, goals from ...

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Saturday football: Broccoli salvages a draw for Tulips, Pinchbeck hit for six and Tigers drop to the bottom

An injury-time strike rescued a 1-1 home draw for Spalding United against Daventry Town on Saturday, while Pinchbeck United were smashed 6-0 at Eastwood and Holbeach United slipped to the bottom of the table after a 1-0 home reverse against Melton Town. Starting in the Pitching In NPL Midlands Division, Spalding stretched their unbeaten run to three games – but ...

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New boss Frost excited to get started at Holbeach United and put his stamp on the team

Gary Frost admits that he’s “buzzing” to be the new manager of Holbeach United and is already working on improving their flagging fortunes. The former Boston Town boss was announced as Phil Barnes’ replacement at Carter’s Park on Thursday night and can’t wait to get started in his first Uhlsport UCL Premier Division North job since leaving the DWB Stadium ...

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Ex-Boston Town chief Frost named as new manager of Holbeach United

Holbeach United have tonight (Thursday) revealed that Gary Frost will be their new manager. The former Boston Town and Wyberton chief saw off the competition of six other applicants to land the role at Carter’s Park. He replaces the outgoing Phil Barnes in the Tigers hot-seat after he resigned last week – although Barnes and Dean Elston will take charge ...

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CSKA Reserves beat Gedney Hillbillies in classic John Chappell Shield tie

CSKA Emneth Reserves eventually progressed in the Spalding and District Sunday League’s John Chappell Shield after edging a tie with Gedney Hillbillies Orange that boasted 19 goals over two legs. After a first leg that ended 5-5, CSKA won the tie 10-9 on aggregate after a 5-4 victory at the Elizabethan Centre on Sunday. Joshua Burrows (2), Antonio Matos, Connor ...

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The standard is very high as young guns return to indoor action

The first of this season’s Junior Sportshall Athletics events was held at the B-Hive Indoor Athletics Training Centre on Saturday morning, with plenty of South Holland athletes in action. After an enforced lapse in activity, the youngsters made a lively return to competition and produced some sparkling performances. At under-15 boys’ level, Hayden Quantrill won all eight of his events. ...

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Star Spalding Indoor Bowls Club trio Hill, Tomlin and Dunham clinch national triples title

Spalding Indoor Bowls Club’s Ruby Hill, Chelsea Tomlin and Annie Dunham are celebrating after becoming national ladies triples champions for the first time on Saturday. After successfully helping their team to top club glory last weekend, the terrific trio have now followed it up with an impressive individual title. As an added bonus, Hill, Tomlin and Dunham will now represent ...

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Boss Thorogood tells Pinchbeck United they need to show more fighting spirit

Lewis Thorogood has told his Pinchbeck United players to get back to being hard to beat. Having gone four Uhlsport UCL Premier Division North games unbeaten in September, the Knights have lost their last three in all competitions – conceding 13 goals in the process. That culminated in a 7-0 thrashing at Long Eaton last weekend, with Thorogood demanding better ...

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Spalding United swoop for attacking pair ahead of two home games in four days

Spalding United have added two attacking players to their squad in Liam Adams and Harry Olivant. Boss Gaby Zakuani has swooped to land attacking midfielder Adams from Wisbech Town, while winger Olivant, who is a Lincoln City youth product, joins from Harrowby. The pair were both on the bench for Saturday’s FA Trophy win over Belper. Tulips chief Zakuani said ...

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Dennis delivers Tydd Gote Angling Club victory to stay top of the table

With just a couple of matches to go, Dennis Houghton consolidated his position at the top of the Tydd Gote Angling Club’s Summer League with a hard-earned win on the low number pegs at Main Road. Fishing pinkie over groundbait, Houghton put some good quality fish in his net from peg eight for 3lb 10oz and a narrow victory over ...

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