Rugby

Gallery – Final game of the season sees Spalding fall foul of Bourne

Spalding 15 Bourne 24 It was the final game of the league season and fittingly near neighbours Bourne were the visitors to Centenary Park. The opening game of the season, early September, was away at Bourne’s Milking Nook ground, when Spalding came away with a 24-17 victory.However, coming into the game, Bourne were lying fourth in Midlands Counties 1 East ...

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Spalding lose match by one point to Old Laurentians

Old Laurentians 26 Spalding 25 Agony again for Spalding, as they lost away to Old Laurentians with the last play of the game. This was a similar outcome to two weeks ago, when they also lost away to Vipers.The only consolation was they came away with two bonus points.Spalding kicked off and immediately pinned Laurentians inside their 22 and it ...

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Spalding get the better of Old Laurentians

Spalding 43Old Laurentians 7 Spalding welcomed Old Laurentians from Rugby to Centenary Park with the visitors one place above the home team in Midlands Counties 1 East (South).The visitors kicked off facing a strong wind and within two minutes had been pinned back deep in their half after a 50-20 kick by Conall Mason giving Spalding the lineout.With an excellent ...

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Spalding pipped at post

Leicester Vipers 25 Spalding 20 There was heartbreak for Spalding RFC with a deserved win at Leicester snatched away in the last minute. Spalding had led for 60 minutes thanks to a good team spirit, matching and outfighting a strong Vipers on their own ground for most of the Midlands Counties One East (South) encounter.Spalding edged the first half, going ...

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Late push fails to upset leaders

Spalding 12Market Bosworth 26 A second-half recovery was not quite enough for Spalding to topple league leaders Market Bosworth. The visitors dominated the first half, hardly letting Spalding out of their half and led 21-0 at the break.The Leicestershire team extended their lead to 26 points before Spalding clawed their way back with two tries.Earlier in the season Bosworth had ...

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Poor second half show sees Spalding fall to Stockwood

Stockwood Park 33Spalding 14 Spalding travelled to Stockwood Park, Luton, knowing that they had never lost to the home team in league games. However back in November, at Centenary Park, Spalding scraped home by the narrowest of margins 28-27 so a closely fought game was being expected by all.Within two minutes of kicking off it looked like Stockwood would be ...

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Spalding put in poor show against bottom of table

Spalding 14 Long Buckby 14 Spalding came agonisingly close to a victory despite a poor performance against Long Buckby on Saturday. Earlier in the season Spalding first team had won 33-17 in the corresponding fixture in Northamptonshire.The visitors are now firmly rooted to the bottom of Counties 1 Midlands East (South) table with just the one win, whilst Spalding are ...

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Fierce local derby ends in close defeat for Spalding

Stamford 21Spalding 17 Having lost narrowly to Stamford at home early in the season, captain Luke Turner knew it would take one of the team’s best performances to date to come away with a win at their ground on Saturday, with them sitting comfortably third in the Counties I Midlands East (South) league. A local derby always ensured a fierce ...

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Leaders show their class to see off hosts

Spalding 10 Daventry 14 Counties One Midlands East (South) leaders Daventry showed their pedigree to earn a narrow victory at Centenary Park. With a good home crowd in support along the touchlines and a firm pitch, Spalding kicked off and immediately both teams’ defences cut down space and tackles flew in.George Brown, on his return to the home team, on ...

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Dramatic win for Spalding in dying minutes

Oakham 22Spalding 25 With the Christmas and New Year break and no training in the run up to Saturday’s game with pitches waterlogged, Spalding travelled over to Oakham slightly under cooked for a game they would have targeted as a potential away win.Captain Luke Turner was delighted to see Oakham’s pitch looking good and firm and from the kick off ...

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Spalding end a brilliant centenary year with a win

Spalding 29 Bugbrooke 8 A Conall Mason hat trick got Spalding back to winning ways on Saturday against Bugbrooke who are second from bottom in the league. With a number of players injured or not available, Colts James Holland and Sam Christie started on the wings together with second team player Jack Asplen making his first start alongside newcomer Fergus ...

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Book to mark rugby club’s centenary

It’s been a brilliant centenary year for Spalding Rugby Club, and to end it a book detailing its history has been released. Spalding Rugby Football Club – A History of the First Hundred Years, has been written by former chairman John Constable and local historian Rex Sly.The book has been two years in the making.“You’re only going to be 100 ...

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Confusion after ref abandons match

There was confusion after Spalding Rugby Club’s match with Peterborough Lions was abandoned halfway through the first period on Saturday. The club’s players and officials were left surprised when the referee ended proceedings in the Counties One Midlands East (South) around the 20-minute mark.It followed a flash point between the sides.It has been reported elsewhere that all of the players ...

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Referee calls early halt to one-sided encounter

Spalding first team had no game but it was still a busy weekend at Centenary  Park. On Friday evening, the Colts played Lincoln in the NLD Colts League and a brilliant performance resulted in a 76-5 win.They have won their last five league games, scoring 205 points with just 36 points conceded and are becoming the top team in the three ...

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Spalding’s interval lead slips

Spalding 12Leicester Vipers 17 Having clawed their way back in the first half to take a two-point lead at half-time, Spalding failed to keep the momentum going. It was Vipers who notched the only score in the second half with a converted try to pick up all the Counties Midlands 1 East (South) points.The Leicester side were fifth in the ...

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Spalding put on good show against top of the league

Market Bosworth 46 Spalding 17 Spalding knew they were up for a challenging afternoon at Counties One Midlands East (South) division leaders Market Bosworth but they acquitted themselves well, especially in the first half.The opening minutes of the game set the tone with Bosworth having a scrum 20 metres out and they immediately pushed Spalding back ten metres,.The whole of ...

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Close encounter as Spalding win at home

Spalding 28Stockwood Park 27 Stockwood Park from Luton arrived at Centenary Park lying in seventh place in Counties 1 Midlands East (South) league, one place below Spalding.With the visitors looking for their first away win of the season, Spalding were fielding a strong looking team after a home victory.Making his debut for Spalding was lock Fergus McKerracher and there was ...

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Nigel shocked by Great Britain call up

A Donington snooker player and fundraiser for the Motor Neurone Disease Association has been selected to represent Great Britain at the World Disability Games in Thailand. Nigel Brasier, who has a from of the condition called Primary Lateral Sclerosis, is no stranger to playing abroad and has enjoyed another successful season on the World Disability Snooker tour.He’s in Germany this ...

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Long trip earns a bonus-point win

Long Buckby 17Spalding 33 Spalding secured their second away win of the season and scored enough tries to secure a bonus point against the Counties One Midlands East (South) division’s bottom side. Having slipped down to a mid-table position in recent weeks, the trip to Northamptonshire brought a return to form.The opening quarter of an hour saw some poor discipline ...

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Bourne take derby glory

There was no match for Spalding first team but the seconds were in a top-of-the-table local derby action at Bourne.However, it was the hosts who romped clear at the top of the Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire & Derbyshire RFU Merit Two East table with a 45-7 success to end the visitors’ winning start to the season.Spalding Veterans’ home meeting against Thorney was called ...

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