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Darts round-up: Teen talent Logan hits a 180 in a week of cracking cup clashes

It was all about cup fixtures in Monday night’s Spalding and District Darts League action. In the Dick Morgan Cup, Consti D beat Tigers B 4-3 with a last game win for Ady Smith to seal the win for the Consti. The other tie saw Drayman’s Arms beat the Abbey Hotel 5-2. In the Supreme Cup, Consti A cruised to ...

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Two top showings from Miller at Tydd St Giles including medal glory

Liz Miller picked up a first place in Tydd Golf Club’s latest Ladies’ Medal match as well as a second in the Scramble Four Balls alongside Christine Young, Penny Wicks and Linda Walker. The winners by one point in that competition though were Sylvia Illsley, Maria Taylor Vassall, Petra Meir and Ann Fiford. Elsewhere, Gino Ciuffini and Jamie Stott won ...

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Snooker round-up: Rivals level at top of Spalding and District Snooker League after vital victories

Pyramid A made it six wins from seven at the top of the Spalding and District Snooker League with a 4-2 victory over Consti B. Victor Rouse (R7), Michael Twell (R7) and Matthew Chapman (R7) won the first three frames for the leaders, while a break of 30 for Mick Johnson was the highlight for Consti. Sutton Bridge are up ...

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Men’s hockey round-up: Six on spin for five-star Spalding, Fyson hits treble in Long Sutton thriller

Spalding 1st remain the only team with a perfect record in East Men’s League Division One North after a 5-1 victory at Cambridge City 3rd on Saturday. Joe Higgins opened the scoring for Spalding, but they weren’t quite at their flowing best in the first period and were soon pegged back by the hosts. As half-time loomed, the visitors began ...

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Ladies’ hockey round-up: Derby delight for Spalding Poachers in Long Sutton showdown

Red-hot Spalding Poachers 1st took the South Holland bragging rights on Saturday as they defeated rivals Long Sutton 1st 3-1 to keep their flawless start to the East Women’s Hockey League Division Two North West season going. It’s now six wins from as many games for the table-topping Poachers – who are sitting a healthy six points clear at the ...

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Thorogood rues errors as four-midable Anstey hand Pinchbeck United a fifth defeat on the trot

Anstey Nomads 4 Pinchbeck United 1 Lewis Thorogood bemoaned “unforgivable errors” as Pinchbeck United slipped to a 4-1 loss at high-flying Anstey Nomads on Tuesday night. The Knights, who were searching for a first Uhlsport UCL Premier Division North victory since early September, have now suffered five defeats on the spin in all competitions. Pinchbeck actually made a great start ...

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Second-half try spree costs Spalding RFC dear in away loss at Northampton

Northampton Men’s Own 40 Spalding RFC 28 It’s now four defeats in five Midlands Three East (South) games for Spalding RFC after a 40-28 defeat at Northampton Men’s Own on Saturday. A three-try burst from the hosts mid-way through the second half set up the victory for the hosts, but Town did at least fight back to secure a losing ...

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Frost admits that experienced Gresley were ‘too much, too soon’ for Holbeach United

Holbeach United 0 Gresley Rovers 4 Gary Frost admitted that Saturday’s clash with title-chasing Gresley Rovers came “too soon” for his new-look Holbeach United side. The Tigers remain winless and bottom of the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division North table after a heavy 4-0 home beating against the mighty Moatmen. Steve Hart’s double put the visitors 2-0 up at the break, ...

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Clay’s red card costly as Moulton Harrox are pegged back by leaders Stilton in draw

Moulton Harrox 1 Stilton United 1 Joint boss Bobby Patterson rued a red card to key defender Jonny Clay as Moulton Harrox held ChromaSport PDFL Premier Division leaders Stilton United 1-1 on Saturday. A first-half penalty, both won and converted by Declan Earth, gave Harrox a deserved 1-0 lead at the break at Broad Lane. Moulton remained in command for ...

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PDFL round-up: Compton at the double as Holbeach Reserves go third, Borges bags four for Pinchbeck A

Kyle Compton helped himself to a brace of goals to inspire Holbeach United Reserves to a 4-0 victory at Leverington Sports on Saturday. Cameron Lee and sub Tom Coote also netted for the Tigers’ second string, as they moved up to third place in the ChromaSport UCL Premier Division table. With seven wins from 11 games, they are just six ...

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Zakuani proud of his Spalding United side despite FA Trophy defeat on penalties

Spalding United 1 Tamworth 1(Tamworth win 4-2 on pens) It was penalty heartache for Spalding United on Saturday as they were knocked out of the FA Trophy by higher-graded Tamworth. The Tulips were beaten 4-2 on penalties following a 1-1 draw in normal time at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field against a side that is currently one level higher ...

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Saturday football: Spalding United exit FA Trophy on penalties, Holbeach United hit for four by Gresley

Spirited Spalding United are out of the FA Trophy following a penalty shoot-out defeat against higher-graded Tamworth on Saturday, while Holbeach United are still without a league win this season following a 4-0 home loss against Gresley Rovers. Starting at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field, the Tulips were beaten 4-2 on penalties following a 1-1 draw in normal time. ...

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Frost enjoys hot start as Tigers manager

New Holbeach United manager Gary Frost enjoyed a great start to his tenure as the Tigers hit five against Blackstones to progress in the Lincolnshire Senior Cup. Holbeach, who hadn’t scored a goal since a 2-1 home defeat at fellow strugglers Quorn on August 28, thrashed the fellow United Counties League Premier Division North side 5-0. Aaron Eyett netted twice ...

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Spalding Golf Club among best in Europe

A brilliant showing from Spalding Golf Club saw them finish fourth in the European Men’s Club Trophy in Portugal at the weekend. After qualifying by becoming the first Lincolnshire side to win the English championship, the playing trio of James Crampton, Simon Richardson and Darryn Lloyd more than held their own against some of Europe’s best amateurs on the challenging ...

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Pulling’s American dream with first pole and podium

Abbi Pulling rounded off her season in brilliant fashion in America by earning a first ever W Series pole position and podium. In just her third ever World Series event, the youngest driver in the field finished second and fourth in the two races at the Circuit of Americas, earning her enough points to finish in the top eight in ...

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Thorogood reflects on year with Knights

Pinchbeck United manager Lewis Thorogood says there’s plenty more work to be done as a year into his tenure he continues to re-establish the Knights as a step five side. The former Spalding United boss came in during the second of the two COVID curtailed seasons, in both of which Pinchbeck were rock bottom and facing relegation from the United ...

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Knights sunk by Skegness in Senior Cup

Pinchbeck United have been dumped out of another cup competition by Skegness Town, with their Lincolnshire Senior Cup bid ending by the seaside the same way as their FA Cup campaign. The Knights were much improved in the first 45 minutes from previous performances but were still comfortably seen off by fellow United Counties League side Skegness. New signing Caleb ...

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Tigers Reserves mount Crowland comeback – PDFL roundup

Holbeach United Reserves came from 2-0 down at the break to beat Crowland and move up to third spot in the ChromaSport Peterborough and District League Premider Division. The 4-2 win was inspired by Kyle Compton who hit the second half hat-trick. Alex Richardson was also on the scoresheet for the Tigers after Jordan Kirchin had struck twice to give ...

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‘Victor’ is victorious at Tydd

Dave ‘Victor’ Simmonds took the honours at Tydd Gote Angling Club’s latest match. With a bit more colour in the water, there was some expectation beforehand that the North Level at Main Road would fish well for the latest Sunday club match and whilst it wasn’t a real block buster event, there were some nice nets of silvers to be ...

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Grammar School get kitted out

Spalding Grammar School are off to a winning start in their brand new kit thanks to a local company. The 1st XI’s new kindly provided and sponsored by local civil engineering company CG Godfrey Ltd. Prior to the team’s first home match of the season, the company’s Matthew Morley visited the team to present them with their new kits and ...

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