Rugby

Spalding RFC’s 100 per cent home record continues as Mansfield are mauled

Spalding RFC’s flawless home form in Midlands Three East (North) continued with a 29-5 victory over old foes Mansfield on Saturday. The bonus-point victory at the Memorial Field was their third from as many home league games this season – and moves them up to fourth in the table. Traditionally, the visitors have always had a good set of forwards ...

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Spalding RFC’s home comforts continue with impressive Mansfield victory

Spalding RFC’s fine home form continued as they defeated old foes Mansfield 29-5 at the Memorial Field on Saturday. The victory, Town’s third from five games in Midlands Three East (North) this season, moves them up to fourth in the table. Report to follow on www.spaldingvoice.co.uk and in Thursday’s paper. RESULTS Midlands Three East (N): Ashfield 26 Kesteven 17; Bakewell Mannerians ...

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Derby delight for Spalding RFC as Sleaford are smashed in NLD Cup

Dominant Spalding RFC ran in nine tries as they thrashed rivals Sleaford 54-0 in the NLD Cup on Saturday. The all-Midlands Three East (North) clash at the Memorial Field was a very one-sided affair, with Town booking a home date with old foes Newark in the next round on November 10. Spalding’s home league performance had seen them demolish both ...

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Spalding RFC blow a big opportunity to break their away duck

Kesteven RFC 17 Spalding RFC 15 Spalding RFC wasted a big chance to register their first win of the Midlands Three East (North) season as hosts Kesteven scored a late try to edge Saturday’s derby 17-15. The scores were level at half time, but a disappointing second half display allowed the home team to steal a victory with a converted ...

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Narrow derby defeat at Kesteven sees Spalding RFC drop to sixth in table

Spalding RFC are still seeking their first away win of the Midlands Three East (North) season after losing 17-15 at Kesteven on Saturday. Town, who have a 100 per cent home record in the league, fall to sixth in the table after the derby defeat. Full report in Thursday’s Spalding Voice. RESULTS Midlands Three East (North): Belper 64 Bakewell Mannerians ...

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Sly delighted as bumper crowd see Elephants batter Buxton on President’s Day

Spalding RFC 58 Buxton RFC 17 Spalding RFC ensured that it was a President’s Weekend to remember at the Memorial Field with a crushing bonus-point victory over Buxton on Saturday. Town bounced back from the disappointment of losing in the RFU Cup the previous weekend to rack up their second maximum haul of the Midlands Three East (North) season – ...

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Big Buxton victory sends Spalding RFC third in the early standings

Spalding RFC moved up to third in the Midlands Three East (North) table with a big 58-17 victory over Buxton on Saturday. The victory keeps Town’s 100 per cent home record in the league intact. More to follow. RESULTS Midlands Three East (N): Ashfield 24 Belper 13; Nottingham Moderns 5 Nottingham Casuals 37; Rolls Royce 14 Mansfield 17; Sleaford 22 ...

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Spalding RFC all set for their President’s Weekend celebrations

This Saturday marks the start of the annual President’s Weekend celebrations at Spalding RFC – and there is plenty going on. Saturday’s events at the Memorial Field (on St Thomas’s Road) are headlined by Town’s Midlands Three East (North) fixture with Buxton (3pm) and the Nomads’ showdown with Oakham 2nd beforehand. But the Elephant Bar – which will be serving ...

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Classy Forest showing knocks Spalding RFC out of RFU Cup

Spalding RFC 5 Leicester Forest RFC 36 Spalding RFC were soundly beaten by impressive Leicester Forest in the RFU Cup at the Memorial Field on Saturday. On paper, the clash looked to be an even contest with both teams having a similar opening in their leagues at Midlands Three level. In reality, Spalding came up against one of the best ...

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Belper beating brings Spalding RFC back down to earth with a bang

Belper RFC 43 Spalding RFC 5 What a difference a week makes for Spalding RFC. Last Saturday, Town put on a stunning display of rugby to destroy Bakewell on the opening day of the new season. This week, travelling away to Belper with seven changes to the team, the Elephants suffered a disappointing 43-5 defeat with them rarely threatening the ...

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Big Belper beating puts skids on Spalding RFC’s super start

Spalding RFC suffered a hefty 43-5 defeat at Belper in their second game of the Midlands Three East (North) season on Saturday. After thrashing Bakewell in their season opener, Town had hoped to make it back-to-back victories in Derbyshire. But the hosts bagged a bonus-point win to leave the Elephants licking their wounds. A full report will be in Thursday’s ...

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Spalding RFC shine with memorable opening day success over Bakewell

Spalding RFC 69 Bakewell Mannerians 14 Spalding RFC got their new Midlands Three East (North) season off to a stunning start as they destroyed Bakewell Mannerians 69-14 at the Memorial Field on Saturday. In one of the best opening day performances in Town’s recent history, they ran in nine tries to secure a bonus-point success – with Gav Sharman leading ...

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Stellar showing from Spalding RFC as Bakewell are battered in season opener

Spalding RFC made the best possible start to the new Midlands Three East (North) season as they romped to a bonus-point victory over Bakewell Mannerians on Saturday. The Elephants roared to a 69-14 success at the Memorial Field, which puts them top of the embryonic league table. More to follow. RESULTS Midlands Three East (N): Nottingham Casuals 15 Mansfield 7; Nottingham ...

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Skipper feels Spalding RFC can challenge all in their league ahead of season opener

Spalding RFC completed their pre-season schedule with a battling 31-22 victory at West Norfolk on Saturday – and look in good shape for this weekend’s league opener. Having also beaten Wisbech over the summer, Town will be chomping at the bit to see off Bakewell Mannerians in Midlands Three East (North)at the Memorial Field this Saturday (3pm). The Elephants started ...

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Sharman runs in treble as Spalding RFC make winning start to pre-season

Spalding RFC 36 Wisbech 19 Spalding RFC kicked off their pre-season schedule with a fine friendly victory over old foes Wisbech on Saturday. It has been many years since the rivals met each other in a fixture, but Wisbech play in Eastern Counties Division Three – which is the same standard as Town’s Midlands Three East (North) level. That meant ...

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Spalding RFC step up pre-season preparations with friendly date against Wisbech

This Saturday sees Spalding RFC welcome local rivals Wisbech to the Memorial Field for a pre-season clash (3pm). Town’s new skipper Dan Adams is hopeful that both fans and potential new players will turn out and get behind his side as they step-up their preparations for the new Midlands Three East (North) season, which gets underway on September 8. Adams ...

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Grand effort as Spalding RFC’s golf day raises vital funds for new ground

Spalding RFC’s annual golf day at Spalding Golf Club raised close to £2,000 – which will help go towards developing their new ground at Drain Bank North. The event at the Surfleet course attracted a host of players past and present, with a host of them collecting prizes on the day. Among them were Spalding’s current player of the year ...

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Spalding trio help Peterborough Regional College AOC National Cup history

Three Spalding-based players have helped Peterborough Regional College’s (PRC) rugby team reach the final of the AOC National Cup for the first time. Tim Moore, Theo Hoyles-Simpson and Alex Baker played their part as PRC defeated Myerscough College 27-13 in the semi-final at the Sale Sharks Academy in Preston Lanarkshire on Wednesday. PRC reached the Plate final in May 2011, ...

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Sharman treble in rousing victory sees Spalding RFC stave off relegation threat

SPALDING RFC 43 BELPER RFC 12 Gavin Sharman ran in a record-breaking hat-trick as Spalding RFC secured their Midlands Three East (North) status with a big 43-12 victory over Belper on Saturday. It was Town’s best home performance of the season and means that they’ll finish at least ninth in the table after the league’s fixtures are completed this weekend. ...

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Spalding RFC safe from the drop after emphatic victory over Belper on final day

Spalding RFC secured their Midlands Three East (North) status for another year on Saturday as they recorded the home win they needed. Town saw off Belper 43-12 at the Memorial Field in their final game of the season to ensure they finished outside of the bottom three. Currently eighth in the table, the lowest Spalding cant finish in ninth with ...

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