Rugby

Relegation worries for Spalding RFC after Ashby loss ahead of season finale

ASHBY RFC 43 SPALDING RFC 13 Spalding RFC’s future in Midlands Three East (North) is still up in the air after a sound 43-13 beating at Ashby on Saturday. With three teams expected to go down, Town can still be overtaken by three of the four sides below in the standings if they fail to beat eighth-placed Belper in their ...

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Spalding RFC still not safe from relegation after heavy defeat at Ashby

Spalding RFC face a nervy final day of the Midlands Three East (North) season after losing 43-13 at Ashby on Saturday. With three teams expected to go down, Town can still be overtaken by three of the four sides below in the standings if they fail to beat eighth-placed Belper next Saturday. Two of the teams below the Elephants – Buxton ...

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Speedy wingers star as Spalding RFC take huge step towards survival

SPALDING RFC 19 ROLLS ROYCE 7 Spalding RFC eased their relegation fears with a timely 19-7 victory over high-flying Rolls Royce at the Memorial Field on Saturday. With heavy overnight rain making the surface difficult, Town ran onto the pitch knowing that a win against their fifth-placed opponents was essential to keep them just above the relegation battle – with ...

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Crucial Rolls Royce victory edges Spalding RFC closer to safety

Spalding RFC’s status in Midlands Three East (North) is now much less precarious after an important victory over Rolls Royce on Saturday. Town triumphed 19-7 at the Memorial Field in the only game played in the division and are now eight points clear of the bottom three with just two games left to play. Those games are against second-placed Ashby (away) ...

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South Holland clubs urged to enter Crabbie’s 2018 National Rugby Awards

Rugby clubs in South Holland can now enter the Crabbie’s 2018 National Rugby Awards – which give recognition to clubs at all levels and their members for their contribution to the game. Clubs of all sizes can enter the awards, which recognise achievements, as well as dedication and commitment to the game of rugby. The largest rugby club awards night ...

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Sleaford derby defeat leaves Spalding RFC looking over their shoulder

A narrow derby defeat against Sleaford on Saturday has left Spalding RFC precariously positioned above the relegation zone. Town went down 28-24 at the Memorial Field to at least collect two losing bonus points, but are now just four points clear of the bottom three in ninth place. The Elephants were behind from the sixth minute when Sleaford sliced open ...

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Spalding RFC slip towards the drop zone after Sileby Town defeat

SILEBY TOWN 16 SPALDING RFC 12 Relegation rivals Sileby Town handed Spalding RFC a 16-12 reverse on Saturday to leave Town still looking over their shoulders at the Midlands Three East (North) drop zone. A victory would have given the Elephants a sizeable cushion over their rivals at the bottom but, despite fielding an exciting team, they couldn’t get the ...

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Saturday sport: Rare away win for Tulips, Tigers and Spalding RFC both beaten

Spalding United picked up a 1-0 win at Kidsgrove Athletic in Evo-Stik NPL First Division South on Saturday, while Holbeach United went down 1-0 at Cogenhoe United and Spalding RFC suffered a 16-12 loss at Sileby Town. Starting with the Tulips, a first-half free-kick from Danny Brooks gave them a first victory away from home in Evo-Stik NPL since October. ...

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Spalding RFC gunning for glory against struggling Sileby Town

Spalding RFC have the chance to ease their relegation fears this Saturday as they visit second-from-bottom Sileby Town (2.15pm). Town are six points clear of the drop zone in Midlands Three East (N) ahead of the clash, but also just seven points shy of the top five. Meanwhile, Spalding’s home date with Rolls Royce, which was postponed last Saturday, has ...

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WEEKEND FIXTURES: The snow is forcing postponements across the board

Much of this weekend’s outdoor sport is likely to be postponed due to the heavy snowfall over the past few days. In football, Spalding United’s trip to Sheffield FC in Evo-Stik NPL First Division South was called off on Friday morning. Pinchbeck United’s fixture at Thrapston Town in ChromaSport UCL Division was also postponed on Thursday afternoon, while Holbeach United’s ...

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Youngsters impress for Spalding RFC but Moderns loss dents top five hopes

NOTTINGHAM MODERNS 38 SPALDING RFC 22 Basement boys Nottingham Moderns completed a Midlands Three East (North) double over Spalding RFC with a 38-22 home success on Saturday. Although Town at least picked up a losing bonus point by virtue of scoring four tries, the disappointing reverse sees them lose ground in the race for a top five finish. The Elephants ...

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Basement boys Nottingham shock Spalding RFC to complete unlikely double

Spalding RFC missed the chance to climb into the top six of Midlands Three East (North) after slipping to a surprise loss at basement side Nottingham Moderns on Saturday. Town were beaten 38-22 by their struggling hosts, who have now done the double over them this season. See www.spaldingvoice.co.uk early next week for a full report.  RESULTS Midlands Three East ...

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Sensational second-half showing as ruthless Spalding RFC power past rivals Mansfield

SPALDING RFC 31 MANSFIELD 3 A highly professional and clinical performance saw Spalding RFC blow away old foes Mansfield 31-3 in Midlands Three East (North) on Saturday. After a hard-fought first half with few scoring opportunities, four well-taken tries after the break earned Town a bonus point win at the Memorial Field. With captain Richard Cooke injured, Luke Turner out ...

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Super Spalding RFC maul Mansfield in impressive home display

Spalding RFC bounced back from last weekend’s heavy loss at leaders Long Eaton by battering Mansfield 31-3 at the Memorial Field on Saturday. The win sees Town stay seventh in the Midlands Three East (North) table, but they are just seven points off third place. See www.spaldingvoice.co.uk on Monday for a full report. RESULTS Midlands Three East (N): Ashby 20 Long ...

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Battling Spalding RFC suffer heavy loss against table toppers Long Eaton

LONG EATON 62 SPALDING RFC 19 Leaders Long Eaton handed Spalding RFC a heavy Midlands Three East (North) defeat on Saturday – but the severity of the scoreline was a little misleading. Town were humbled 62-19 at West Park, as they became the latest side to fall against their table-topping hosts. However, just one more try for the Elephants would ...

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Spalding RFC’s winning run ends with derby defeat

Midlands Three East North – Spalding 14 Kesteven 28 Spalding RFC’s fine winning momentum was halted by a disappointing second half display in the local derby against Kesteven on Saturday. The visitors to the Memorial Field leap-frogged above the home side in the Midlands Three East (North) after over-turning a half time deficit with 15 unanswered points. It ended a ...

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Stellar second-half show sees in-form Spalding RFC climb up to fifth place

Resurgent Spalding RFC moved to within two points of the top three in Midlands Three East (North) with a comeback win at Grimsby on Saturday. Trailing 22-10 at the interval, Town roared back to win 41-27 at Springfield Road and move up into fifth place in the standings. It has been a remarkable turnaround for the Elephants in recent months, ...

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In-form Spalding RFC make it four wins on the spin after seeing off hosts Grimsby

Spalding RFC’s purple patch continued as they won 41-27 at Grimsby on Saturday. The victory is Town’s fourth on the bounce and sees them move to within two points of third-placed Belper in Midlands Three East (North) A full report will be online early next week. RESULTS Midlands Three East (N): Birstall 39 Belper 33; Buxton 15 Ashby 21; Grimsby 27 ...

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Walkover win against Buxton sends Spalding RFC into the top six

Spalding RFC climbed into the top six of Midlands Three East (North) after picking up a walkover win against Buxton. The visitors didn’t fulfil their scheduled game at the Memorial Field on Saturday, meaning Town took maximum points. Amazingly, the Elephants are now just five points off third place – with their relegation fears now firmly behind them. RESULTS Midlands ...

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Capes holds his nerve to clinch Spalding RFC’s first away win and Birstall double

BIRSTALL RFC 26 SPALDING RFC 27 Spalding RFC completed their first league double over any side in three seasons on Saturday as they clinched a bonus-point 27-26 victory at Birstall. The Midlands Three East (North) clash went right down to the wire, with the home side camped on Town’s five-metre line in the closing stages before they were finally able ...

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