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Treble for Prior despite capsizes

Andy Prior claimed another clean sweep of victories as Welland Yacht Club’s Sunday Points race series continued at the weekend. With a reasonably strong breeze seven boats took to the start of the day’s first race, the fifth in the Sunday Points race series. With a upriver river start a relatively long course was set to buoy four back to ...

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Lester’s lovely break lights up league in five-star Pyramid win

An impressive 80 break from Lester Gaunt was the highlight of the week in the Spalding and District Snooker League. Gaunt, who plays off an O42 handicap, made the stellar score in Division Three as his Pyramid B side defeated Consti J 5-1. It’s now four wins from six for the Bourne side, who have started the season well. Also ...

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Tydd St Giles golfers put in a grand effort for Prostate Cancer UK

More than £1,000 was raised for Prostate Cancer UK as Tydd St Giles Golf Club’s senior section players contested an individual Stableford competition. In excess of 70 senior players contested the event, with organiser Toby North delighted with how things played out. He said: “Thanks to all for their support with the raffle. “Also thanks for the support from Delia ...

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Medals aplenty as records roll at meet

A team of 21 South Lincs Competitive Swimming Club members picked up numerous personal best (PB) times and 24 medals at the Winter Open Meet in Birmingham last week. This was an opportunity for the senior swimmers in the Spalding-based club to get some much needed racing experience after a prolonged hiatus due to COVID-19. Day one of the competition ...

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Tulips beaten by Belper

Pitching In Northern Premier League Midlands Spalding United 0 Belper Town 3 Spalding United slipped to a second successive defeat as they were comfortably beaten by Belper Town tonight (Tuesday). The start of the match was delayed until 8pm after Belper were late arriving to the Sir Halley Stewart after being stuck in traffic. Spalding started well with McLeod being ...

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Saturday football: Spalding United’s unbeaten run ends at Khalsa, Pinchbeck United knocked out of county cup

Spalding United’s four-game unbeaten run came to an end with a 2-0 loss at Sporting Khalsa on Saturday, while Pinchbeck United lost 3-0 at Skegness Town to exit the Lincs FA Senior Trophy. Starting in the Pitching In NPL Midlands Division, the Tulips suffered their first loss since September 25. First-half goals from James McGrady (6) and Jumaane Meggoe (25) ...

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Six new signings for Holbeach United as new boss Frost begins his rebuild

New Holbeach United manager Gary Frost has made no less than six new signings as he bids to revamp the club’s fortunes. Frost, who was appointed as Tigers chief just over a week ago, has snapped up strikers James Tricks and Curtis Revell, as well as young keeper Jake Frestle and utility man Luke Chester. And, in a bid to ...

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Pinchbeck United must go ‘back to basics’ ahead of county cup clash at Skegness

Pinchbeck United must go back to basics in a bid to halt their slump, admits boss Lewis Thorogood. Following a great run of four games unbeaten in the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division North between August 8 and September 18, the Knights have now suffered four defeats on the spin in all competitions. That includes shipping 13 goals in their last ...

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Billiards round-up: Mick on magic form despite suffering narrow frame loss

An impressive spree of breaks from Mick Johnson was in vain in the Spalding and District Billiards League on Monday night. Johnson (O170) made scores of 63, 54, 43, 25 and 23 but still lost his frame 200-198 and saw his Consti B side beaten 4-3 by Gosberton A. In an all-Bourne affair, Pyramid A picked up a 5-2 win ...

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South Lincs Competitive Swimming Club’s young guns show they have the X-factor

Members of South Lincs Competitive Swimming Club took the opportunity to participate in the second series of Level X Racing held by Swim England – and picked up an amazing 12 medals. The Spalding-based club’s swimmers were able to race all distances and strokes in their home pool – and then have their results submitted to a national leaderboard. The ...

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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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