Sport

Newstead strikes as Knights show promise

Pinchbeck United are finally off the mark in terms of goals in the Kingfisher Lighting Premier Division Cup but the wait for a win goes on despite an encouraging performance on Saturday. The Knights went down 2-1 to GNG Oadby Town in their penultimate fixture in the competition. Goals from Rian Patel and Matthew Baird inside the opening half hour ...

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Sharman hat-trick on return

For the first time in more than a year, a rugby match took place in South Holland on Saturday. The RFU lifted the COVID-19 led ban on seniors playing that day and Spalding’s Veterans team took to the pitch for a friendly against their counterparts from Deeping in the first action for the club since March 2020. Following the current ...

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Gallery – Super Sutton see off Town to stay perfect

Red-hot Long Sutton made it three wins from as many South Lincs and Border League Premier Division games this season as they saw off South Holland rivals Spalding Town on Saturday. Five wickets from Adam Whitaker and two from Barry Stanway helped hosts Sutton bowl out Town for 151 at Paradise Field, before Dan Oldfield’s 55 steered them to 155-4 ...

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Speedy Josh sets the pace

Josh Wallis was close to breaking the Spalding Cycling Club ten-mile Time Trial League record as he topped the leaderboard at round two in style last week. Wallis clocked a time of 20.10mins to finish a huge 1.43mins clear of second-placed Neil Palmer. His time was just 15 seconds shy of the record set by guest rider Michael Gill last ...

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Tennis club serve up ace week

Spalding Town Tennis Club have enjoyed a successful week on the court. Last Sunday they hosted Boston in the men’s National League. With the scores tied at 1-1 after the singles rubbers, the team of Mathew Pearl and Ian Argent paired up for the doubles to clinch the tie. In the Peterborough and District League, Spalding A were 6-3 home ...

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Another double for Welland’s Prior

For the second Sunday in a row Andy Prior toasted double delight at Welland Yacht Club as he won the Tulip Regatta. Despite wind being in limited supply, he raced to back-to-back wins to finish ahead of Tom Bell in second and the team of Will Cook and Emma Hill in third. Prior, sailing a Laser, made the most of ...

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Davy hits treble for Sutton A

A hat-trick from Davy Shepherd steered Long Sutton A to a 6-1 win over Dreams Reserves on Saturday. Kye Bunce (2) and Will Kirkham also netted in the ChromaSport PDFL’s supplementary Minor Cup competition. Fellow South Holland side Holbeach Bank lost 4-0 at Langtoft United in the same competition. In the Peterborough Senior Cup, Crowland Town suffered their first loss ...

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GALLERY – Long Sutton look to build on fine start

It’s been a fine start to the season for Long Sutton Cricket Club ahead of the local derby with Spalding on Saturday. Dan Oldfield’s side made it two wins from two to start the South Lincs and Border League Premier Division as they beat Market Deeping 2nd on Saturday. Only a handful of sides have won both of their opening ...

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Tulips hope youth will help club bloom

Spalding United have announced that Spalding Youth FC will be returning to the club for the first time after breaking away a number of years ago. The move, which has been welcomed by CEO Leigh Porter, first team manager Gabriel Zakuani and youth chairman Sharla Slayven, will see 17 teams representing the club under the Spalding United banner for the ...

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Seven-up Rob steers Sutton to another win

Rob Simpson claimed seven wickets on Saturday as Long Sutton made it two wins from as many games in the South Lincs and Border League Premier Division. Spinner Simpson (7-17) starred as Sutton blew Market Deeping 2nd away for 136 at Paradise Field, before the hosts chased down their target in just 20.1 overs with six wickets to spare. The ...

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Knights will ‘put this right’

The wait for a win, and even a goal, goes on at Pinchbeck United as they lost their latest Kingfisher Lighting Premier Division Cup game 4-0 at ON Chenecks on Saturday. It’s played three, lost three, scored none and conceded eight so far in the end of season competition for the Knights who last won a competitive game in September ...

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Davies delivers top spot

Chris Davies edged to victory in Gedney Hill Golf Club’s Chairman’s Cup competition. His score of 39 Stableford points was the same managed by second-placed Paul Purcell, but Davies took the glory on countback. Adam Britton (38 points) was third in the men’s section event. * Results: Men’s section: Chairman’s Cup – 1st Chris Davies 39pts (ocb); 2nd Paul Purcell ...

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Weller’s all gold

Nine ladies who had won previous monthly medals throughout 2020 competed for the prestigious Gold Medal at Spalding Golf Club last week. In windy conditions, Nicky Weller came out triumphant with a net 74 and Barbara Newcombe was second with a net 77. A fun team competition was played on the same day, with the winning team being Sally West, ...

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Top of the morning! Prior claims double in opener

Andy Prior sailed to a pair of victories as Welland Yacht Club’s Morning Points Series got under way on Sunday. Some seven boats took to the start for the first race, with Prior (Laser) making the best start of the bunch. He was followed by Clive Herd (Streaker), Alan Cox (Laser Radial), Mark Holland (Laser Radial), Gail Follington (Topper), Tom ...

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Mason seals a Tydd win

Jake Mason’s late strike earned Tydd a fine 2-1 win over Leverington Sports in the ChromaSport PDFL’s Peterborough Senior Cup on Saturday. Tydd looked to be heading for defeat after Dale Palmer’s first-half strike saw them 1-0 down at the break. But an own goal and Mason’s 85th-minute header earned the hosts a big victory at Tydd St Mary Playing ...

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Ace Abbi is eyeing up a British F4 title tilt

Abbi Pulling says she will return to the F4 British Championship as a completely different driver as the JHR Developments racer looks to put together a title bid. The 18-year-old Gosberton racer will once again join forces with Steven Hunter’s outfit and W Series star Alice Powell to contest another action-packed, 30-race schedule across the UK’s most iconic and challenging ...

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Impressive medal double for rising South Lincs Competitive Swimming Club star Kitty

South Lincs Competitive Swimming Club members have returned to the pool following the most recent COVID-19 lockdown – and are once again back into their training programme. Due to the pandemic training has been severely interrupted over the last 13 months and no competitions have been possible. Due to this, Swim England launched an exciting new concept where swimmers were ...

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Olympic effort from South Lincs Competitive Swimming Club ace Emma

With the postponement of the Tokyo Olympic Games to the summer of 2021, British Swimming held their selection trials from April 14-18 at the London Aquatics Centre. These Olympic Trials are the pinnacle competition in every four year cycle for swimming clubs nationwide. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s selection trials were a much more scaled-down affair, with ...

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Brilliant Baker ton as Long Sutton edge Moulton Harrox in derby run-fest

A dazzling derby display from young talent Josh Baker helped Long Sutton 1st to a thrilling derby win over Moulton Harrox 1st in the South Lincs and Border Premier Division on Saturday. Baker blasted 110 runs from just 69 deliveries as Sutton overcame a sluggish start to rack up a huge total of 295-9 from their 45 overs. Hosts Harrox ...

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Magic Manton steers Spalding Town to first victory of Premier Division season

Jon Manton’s unbeaten 89 steered Spalding Town 1st to their maiden win of the new South Lincs and Border League Premier Division season on Saturday. Opener Manton anchored Town’s innings as they successfully chased down Grantham’s 184-8 with seven wickets to spare at Gorse Lane. Having lost their first game of the season, Harry DeCamps (3-46), Nilantha Atapattu (2-45) and ...

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