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Spalding and District Billiards League ace Johnson pleased to reach final despite loss

Spalding and District Billiards League legend Mick Johnson came up just short in his quest for county glory. Johnson, who plays for Consti in the thriving Spalding league, reached the Lincolnshire Billiards Singles final, where he came up against English Amateur champion Rob Hall at Boston. Johnson broke off and left a single baulk with the red over a baulk ...

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Snooker round-up: Magic Mark lights up the league with 89 clearance

A magnificent 89 clearance from cue ace Mark Gray lit up the second round of fixtures of the Spalding and District Snooker League on Thursday night. The league’s most heavily handicapped player, Bourne SC A’s Gray (O105) made the stunning finish in a 5-1 derby defeat at Pyramid C in Division One. Indeed, he was BSC’s only winner as Jason ...

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Spalding RFC raring to go as they prepare to get Midlands Senior Vase defence started

Spalding RFC’s 2021/22 season kicks off on Saturday with a home RFU Midlands Senior Vase clash against local rivals Boston at the Memorial Field (3pm). Currently, Town are the holders of the Vase – having defeated Dunstablians just before COVID-19 lockdown restrictions commenced back in April 2020. The Elephants were pleased to get some pre-season rugby played in June and ...

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Cricket round-up: Awesome Ollie smashes unbeaten ton for Spalding Town 3rd, Simpson takes five for Sutton

Ollie Dring scored an incredible century to inspire Spalding Town 3rd to a dominant 91-run victory over Sleaford 3rd on Sunday. First team regular Dring, who was one of a few players to drop down the leagues with their side without a game, cracked 127 not out from 100 balls before retiring at Seas End Hall. His century included 17 ...

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Spalding United left red faced by five-star Robins in heaviest loss of season

Ilkeston Town 5 Spalding United 0 Tuesday proved a night to forget for Spalding United as Ilkeston Town handed them their heaviest defeat of the season so far. The previously in-form Tulips, who were on a fine six-game unbeaten streak in all competitions, were thrashed 5-0 by their Pitching In NPL Midlands Division rivals in Derbyshire. After an even start, ...

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Perfect day for Pinchbeck United as boss Thorogood salutes four-goal Opayinka

Pinchbeck United 5 Newark FC 2 Striker Enoch Opayinka helped himself to an incredible four goal haul as Pinchbeck United secured their best result in recent memory on Saturday. The Knights ran riot against Uhlsport UCL Premier Division rivals Newark FC on Saturday, racing into a 5-0 lead before settling for a 5-2 success at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing ...

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Barnes sees improvement but Holbeach United beaten by Long Eaton United again

Holbeach United 0 Long Eaton United 2 The wait for Holbeach United’s first win of the season drags on after Uhlsport UCL Premier Division North leaders Long Eaton picked up a 2-0 victory at Carter’s Park. Goals from Ben Hutchinson and Micah Jebbison sank the Tigers on Saturday, making it seven games without a win in all competitions for Phil ...

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Sunday football round-up: Gedney Hillbillies off to a flier, Fishtoft also stay perfect

It’s early days in the Spalding and District Sunday Football League season, but Gedney Hillbillies Orange are setting the race after two rounds of fixtures. The league new boys are one of two teams with a 100 per cent record so far and confidently dispatched CSKA Emneth Reserves 6-1 at the weekend. Orange led 2-0 at the break before really ...

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PDFL round-up: Rivals play out exciting draw as Eaton earns Tydd a point

South Holland rivals Tydd and Moulton Harrox Reserves battled out an entertaining 2-2 draw in ChromaSport PDFL Division One on Saturday. A John Ball penalty and a Martin Sandall strike had Kev Nottingham’s Harrox 2-1 up at the break, with Edwin Pentney getting the Tydd reply on the half hour. However, regular goal-getter Matt Eaton levelled things up with 15 ...

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Spalding United denied a sixth win on spin by late Smith strike

Sutton Coldfield Town 1 Spalding United 1 Spalding United were denied a sixth victory on the trot by a late Sutton Coldfield Town leveller on Saturday. The Tulips, fresh off the back of their thrilling comeback victory over Stamford the previous Tuesday, looked set to keep their hot streak going at the Central Ground. Sub Ryan Flitton jumped off the ...

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Saturday football: Five-star Pinchbeck impress, Spalding held and Holbeach defeated

Pinchbeck United grabbed their best win in recent memory after thrashing Newark FC 5-2 on Saturday, while Spalding United drew 1-1 at Sutton Coldfield Town and Holbeach United slipped up 2-0 at home to Long Eaton United. The headline-grabbers on the day were Pinchbeck, as Enoch Opayinka fired four goals in a day to remember at the Sir Halley Stewart ...

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It’s Wayne’s world as Alder claims Autumn title at Tydd St Giles Golf Club

Wayne Alder claimed the Autumn Open crown at Tydd St Giles Golf Club with an impressive score of 78-12=66. Results: Autumn Open 2021 – 1st Wayne Alder 78-12=66; 2nd David Woodcock 95-28=67; 3rd Andy Hicks 80-12=68 (ocb); 4th Mark Boughen 96-28=68. Division One – 1st Phil Tilney 82-14=68; 2nd Harry Turner 76-7=69 (ocb); 3rd Simon Smith 81-12=69; 4th Dave Salmon ...

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Semi-final defeat for Spalding Golf Club’s ladies in maiden Taskers Trophy run

Spalding Golf Club’s ladies were narrowly beaten by Lingdale in the semi-finals of the Taskers Trophy last weekend. Both club’s travelled to the neutral venue of Little Aston Golf Club, Sutton Coldfield for what was a tense match with two of the seven singles matches carrying on down the 19th – but Spalding just lost out 4.5-2.5. Despite the defeat, ...

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Holbeach United boss Barnes happy to welcome back key men for Long Eaton clash

Phil Barnes is relieved to have a full squad available again on Saturday as Holbeach United once again go in search of their first Uhlsport UCL Premier Division North win of the season. The Tigers, who were severely depleted in the 0-0 draw with Pinchbeck United last time out, have a different challenge facing them this weekend as they bid ...

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Boss Thorogood happy with Pinchbeck United’s progress ahead of Newark test

Lewis Thorogood is pleased with Pinchbeck United’s progress ahead of Saturday’s home clash with Newark (3pm). The Knights are in the rare position of being on a two-game unbeaten run ahead of the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field showdown against the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division North new boys. Having ended their long winless run by beating Selston, they picked up ...

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Angling round-up: Taylor’s the top man at Tydd Gote, Thrower on-song at Holbeach

There was a good turn out for the latest Tydd Gote Angling Club’s Sunday Club match on the North Level – despite the patchy results of late. But, with the wind in the east, the water still a little clear and an abundance of weed in some pegs out to the 13m line, the fishing was hard. Star man was ...

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A record £5,653 raised at Gedney Hill Golf Club’s Daniel Markillie Memorial Day

The Daniel Markillie Memorial Day – Gedney Hill Golf Club’s biggest charity fundraiser of the year – broke records with an amazing £5,653 raised. The event, held on Sunday, August 29, attracted around 130 golfers of varying abilities. For a £2 donation Kerr Page (PGA Professional) and Joe Timms took the players’ first tee shot, resulting in some very happy ...

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Snooker round-up: Whittlesey A get off to a flier, Bren bags best break so far

The Spalding and District Snooker League finally returned on Thursday night – and one side made a flying start. Whittlesey A whitewashed hosts Gosberton A 6-0 to make the perfect start, Steve Jennings (O28) rounding off the victory with a black ball success in the final frame. Consti A also started nicely in Division Three, as they saw off Gosberton ...

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Cricket round-up: Nervy win keeps Spalding Town in title mix, great Moulton Harrox win at Bourne

Spalding Town’s title dreams remain intact in the South Lincs and Border League Premier Division after the narrowest of victories at the weekend. Having been set 155 to win by visitors Market Deeping 2nd at Seas End Hall on Saturday, they reached 155-9 to secure a nervy one-wicket success. Simon Caplick’s 65 was the highlight of Deeping’s 43-over innings, with ...

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Toms comes a cropper at Snetterton as G&S Kawasaki return home pointless

TJ Toms and G&S Kawasaki endured a disappointing time at Snetterton as he was unlucky to lose the front on the first lap of the 11th round of the Pirelli National Superstock championship on Sunday. Toms had high hopes of a strong result for the Wyberton team at the Norfolk circuit after claiming his first points finish at Cadwell Park ...

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