Sport

Penalties are semi decider

A thrilling comeback was not enough for Spalding to overcome higher ranked Derby in the NLD Seniors Cup semi-final. The Elephants trailled by 19 points at half-time but mounted a great recovery to level the scores only to be defeated by two penalties in the last few minutesDerby play two leagues higher than Spalding, so a challenging game awaitedThe visitors ...

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O’Sullivan gives backword after agreeing deal

Spalding United manager Elliot Sandy will be relying on the bulk of his title-winning squad when the new season kicks of. Most of the Northern Premier League Midland Division champions have agreed to stay at the Sir Halley Stewart Field for a new adventure in the Southern League Premier Central after the club’s promotion.However, despite agreeing to stay, Riley O’Sullivan has ...

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Caress reaches 200-run milestone

Adam Caress celebrated his 200th Parkrun with second place in the weekly Snowden Field event in Crowland. The Halmer Harriers runner completed the 5K course in 22 minutes 29 seconds, just over half-a-minute behind winner Tom Jackson, of Eye Community Runners.Caress, whose personal best time is 20:05 ran his first Parkrun at Durham in June 2018 and has since chalked up 134 ...

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Pulling’s consistency is key to mastering rain

Abbi Pulling took home a trio of points-paying positions for Rodin Motorsport after strong recoveries at Norfolk’s Snetterton race circuit. The Alpine Academy driver returned to British F4 action for round three after the Gosberton race ace had become the class’ first female winner in her last outing at Brands Hatch.Pulling showed strong pace in the pre-event test – setting the third ...

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Wait goes on for first wins of season

Spalding and Long Sutton are still looking for their first Lincolnshire Board Premier League wins with the season already a quarter over. Only early campaign cancellations keep the duo off the bottom of the table after both suffering their fifth defeats in six games.Spalding did at least manage to hold on to their last wicket but it was little consolation ...

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Brand hits back with victory at Pode Hole

Another damp Tuesday evening greeted the 13 riders for Spalding Cycling Club’ weekly time trial event. A last-minute course change saw a return to the Pode Hole course with Dominic Brand taking a strong win in 21 minutes 39 seconds to make up for the disappointment of the previous week’s defeat.He was followed home by Frazer Wallis, 22:19, with Matt ...

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Barzycki qualifies

Six members of Pinchbeck Croquet Club played 15 games in their heat of the All England Golf Croquet handicap tournament. Golf croquet is a version of the game where, when a player scores a hoop all players move on to the next hoop and the first player to score seven is declared the winner.The round robin competition saw Tim Barzycki emerge ...

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Smart turn out for Tydd St Giles ladies

Tydd St Giles Golf Club ladies are looking smart for the summer thanks to sponsorship from Fraser Dawbarns Solicitors. They have provided the team with a new strip and ladies captain Petra Meir expressed her thanks to the sponsors and said they would be proud to wear them at forthcoming events.At Neil John’s captain’s away day, 24 Tydd golfers took ...

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Robson collects a pair of trophies

Ben Robson picked up two awards at Pinchbeck United’s presentation evening.He was named first-team players’ player and manager’s player of the year.The first-team supporters player of the season award went to Nathan Stevens with the Clubman ‘Smudger’ award presented to Joe Melson.The club’s volunteers were also recognised with a Knights’ spokesman saying: “Without the volunteers putting in the hours behind the ...

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Tulips head south for new season

As predicted, Spalding United will be swapping the Northern Premier League for the Southern League after their Midlands Division title success. That brought promotion but the Tulips are heading to the Southern League’s Premier Central Division for the 2024/25 season, thanks to the vagaries of geography and how the non-League system works.They will join fellow promotion winners Bedford Town, Biggleswade ...

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Crowland put dent in title charge

The local football season has finished for most teams but things are still going strong in the Sunday division of the GCE Hire Fleet Peterborough League.Although the title is out of reach for the two local sides, Crowland Town dealt a major blow to CSKA Emneth’s hopes.A brace from Harry Gigas and a goal apiece from Klyden Lleshi and Samuel ...

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Red lights cannot stop Bush’s rush to Barrier Bank victory

Spalding Cycling Club’s latest ten-mile time trial was again on the popular Barrier Bank course, with a bumper turnout of 32 riders in mixed conditions.Extra complications were added by the appearance of temporary traffic lights on the course. However, the organisers did a fantastic job managing the situation with riders having the clock stopped if they got held by the lights.The overall win ...

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Lovell and Rose get in winning groove

Moulton Harrox are on track to join neighbours Spalding and Long Sutton in the Lincolnshire Board Premier League after making a solid start to their South Lincs Border League Championship season.Saturday’s ten-run win at Boston puts them second in the table after five matches.Opener Flynn McMillan (26) held things together early on but it needed middle-late order knocks from Matthew Barnett ...

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A day to remember

Spalding Town Tennis Club are hosting the Steve Machin Memorial Day on Sunday at their Clay Lake base.All proceeds are for Macmillan Cancer Research in memory of the former club member, who passed away last September.A raffle is being held and a Just Giving page has been set up – tinyurl.com/MachinMem – for donations.

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Drove drive clear with Bridge win

Parson Drove made it two wins out of two to top the early Sutton Bridge Banks Rose Bowl League table.They matched their opening week victory against Newton with a 5-1 (82-49) win at Sutton Bridge.Gorefield opened their season after sitting out the first week with a 5-1 (95-43) success at Newton, a result repeated by Black Cats(52-36) at Emneth.

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Lack of water fails to halt return to action

After a break due to the unsuitability of water levels for sailing, Welland Yacht Club decided to start again and adapt to the conditions. Despite the desperately low water levels that show no signs of improving over the coming months until the well documented Environmental Agency delay in starting the work on the breach in the bank.The cancellation of the ...

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Allstars cheered by chance of going to USA

Empire Elite Allstars are celebrating an astounding weekend at the Cheer City Summer Showdown at the University of Warwick in Coventry.The Spalding and Crowland-based cheerleading squad pulled off a string of top-class results to book a place in the grand national finals in Florida next April.A delighted club spokesman said: “Wow! What a weekend. It was our most successful competition ...

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Tenno stars for Arms A

Lincoln Arms A continued their winning start in Division A of the Hereward Sports Pinchbeck & District Summer League with a 17-10 win at Consti Z.Jimmy Tenno starred with a 180 and a 17-dart leg, while Steve Stancer had an 18-dart leg.Andy Palmer hit a 127 finish in helping Lincoln Arms D to a 14-13 victory over Pinchbeck FC.Dan Bright ...

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National counties cup glory for Spalding men

Players from Spalding Hockey Club represented Lincolnshire Hockey and emerged victorious in the England Hockey Men’s County Championships in Nottingham at the weekend.A 4-1 victory against Shropshire in the B competition final secured the silverware for the county.Lincolnshire had already beaten the Welsh border county 4-0 in the group games, as well as seeing off the challenges of Durham and ...

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Rolling up for a circus turn at Parkrun

There was a colourful gathering at the weekly Snowden Field Parkrun in Crowland on Saturday.Among the mix of almost 100 attendees were strongmen, jugglers, knife throwers and some clowns – not all from the nearby circus apparently!Despite the damp grass and thick cloud cover, there was a higher attendance than normal, due to neighbouring events at Ferry Meadows, in Peterborough, and ...

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