Rugby

Basement boys Spalding RFC ‘need a miracle’ after Kesteven loss

Spalding RFC 7 Kesteven 24 It’s now looking like Spalding RFC will need a miracle to avoid relegation from Midlands Two East (North) this season after a humbling 24-7 home loss to Lincolnshire rivals Kesteven on Saturday. The Memorial Field defeat, an 11th from 12 league games so far this season, means Town are now 11 points adrift at the ...

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Spalding RFC starting to look isolated at bottom after suffering Kesteven defeat

Spalding RFC are now 11 points adrift at the bottom of the Midlands Two East (North) table after being handed a 24-7 home reverse by Kesteven on Saturday. The defeat, an 11th from 12 league games so far this season, also means Town are now 15 points from safety with ten games left to play. More to follow. RESULTS Midlands ...

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Depleted Spalding RFC take the plaudits despite big loss at Ashbourne

Ashbourne 78 Spalding RFC 14 Ravaged by injuries, unavailability, late withdrawals and a virus Spalding RFC were always on a hiding to nothing at Ashbourne on Saturday. With just 13 reasonably fit players making the always tough trip to Ashbourne, Town put in a remarkable first-half performance to only trail 25-14 at the interval – before eventually succumbing 78-14. That ...

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Spalding RFC rooted to the bottom at Christmas after Ashbourne beating

It looks like Spalding RFC will need to launch a great escape in 2017 after a heavy 78-14 defeat at Ashbourne on Saturday. That loss leaves Town rooted to the bottom of Midlands Two East (North) at Christmas – and they are some ten points from safety. Having only won once in 11 games, The Elephants will need to hit ...

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Agony for struggling Spalding RFC as West Bridgford edge big basement battle

Spalding RFC 19 West Bridgford 21 An agonising last-gasp penalty miss from James West denied Spalding RFC a much-needed boost in Midlands Two East (North) on Saturday. Town slipped to a 21-19 defeat against fellow strugglers West Bridgford at the Memorial Field and remain bottom of the pile with one victory from ten matches. Fly-half West’s penalty – which would ...

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Clinical Southwell fend off spirited Spalding RFC showing to bag bonus point win

Spalding RFC 7 Southwell 31 Rock-bottom Spalding RFC far from disgraced themselves as they pushed Midlands 2 East (North) high-fliers Southwell all the way on Saturday before succumbing to a 31-7 loss. In a match of high quality and commitment, Town were right in the game until the last ten minutes when a couple of lapses in concentration let the ...

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Heavy home defeat against Southwell keeps Spalding RFC rock bottom of standings

Spalding RFC were handed a 31-7 home reverse by high-flying Southwell on Saturday to stay rooted to the bottom of the Midlands Two East (N) table. Town remain six points adrift at the foot – and have now played a game more than nearest relegation rivals Nottingham Casuals. Full report and match action will online at www.spaldingvoice.co.uk early next week. ...

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Sloppy second-half showing costs Spalding RFC dear in basement battle

Notts Casuals 33 Spalding RFC 12 Spalding RFC returned to the bottom of Midlands Two East (North) on Saturday after losing 33-12 at Nottingham Casuals – the only side who were below them in the standings. A try in each half from Sam Cowell wasn’t enough for Town, who had targeted the game as one in which they could notch ...

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Crushing Casuals defeat leaves Spalding RFC adrift at foot of the table

Spalding RFC are now six points adrift at the bottom of the Midlands Two East (North) table after losing their crunch clash at Nottingham Casuals 33-12. Having upset Newark in their last outing, Town were hoping to make it back-to-back wins and move well away from the bottom by beating their fellow strugglers. But Casuals, bottom at the start of ...

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Spalding RFC starlets book a Twickenham trip after Landrover Cup glory

The talented young guns from Spalding RFC under-12s have booked a dream trip to Twickenham after winning the coveted Aviva Premiership Landrover Cup at Oakham Rugby Club on Sunday. Their prize for winning the tournament is a trip to the home of rugby for the entire under-12 squad – and they will get to play during half time at the ...

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Elusive Spalding RFC success is Taylor-made by Crowson’s second-half treble

Spalding RFC 32 Newark RUFC 29 Returning duo Taylor Crowson and Harry Sharman made key contributions as Spalding RFC launched an amazing second-half comeback to secure their first Midlands Two East (North) victory of the season on Saturday. Basement boys Town were trailing high-flying Newark 22-5 at the break, but Crowson scored a try treble and Sharman kicked a last-gasp ...

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Heavy away defeat leaves Spalding rooted to bottom

Spalding remain rooted to the bottom of the Midlands 2 East (North) table after Saturday’s heavy 60-10 defeat against an impressive Melbourne who moved two points clear at the summit. On paper Spalding looked to be fielding a good solid team with the return of James West at fly half and Mark Haighton, with his lineout experience, partnering Ash Piccaver ...

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Stunning Sharman try one of few positives for beaten Spalding RFC

Spalding RFC 10 Matlock 38 Spalding RFC’s winless start to the Midlands Two East (North) season continued on Saturday as mid-table Matlock picked up a relatively comfortable 38-10 victory at the Memorial Field. Despite tries from Jordan Templer and Gav Sharman, it’s now five defeats from five for Town – who are two points adrift at the bottom of the ...

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Improved second-half show fails to stop Spalding RFC exiting Intermediate Cup

Oadby W’stonians 52 Spalding RFC 21 Spalding RFC were soundly beaten 52-21 at Oadby Wyggestonians on Saturday as they exited the RFU Intermediate Cup at the second round stage. Hosts Oadby, who are flying high in Midlands Two East (South), did most of the damage in the first half – racking up 40 points in a tie played at the ...

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Errors key as Spalding RFC pay the penalty in Market Bosworth beating

Market Bosworth 29 Spalding RFC 19 Spalding RFC are still searching for their first win of the Midlands Two East (North) campaign after Market Bosworth made them pay the ultimate price for a string of errors on Saturday. Town made life difficult for themselves with a series of penalties being conceded throughout the game – and if host Bosworth’s penalty ...

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Spalding RFC slip to the bottom of the table after fourth successive league loss

Spalding RFC’s winless start to the Midlands Two East (North) season continued with a 29-19 loss at Market Bosworth on Saturday. The defeat, a fourth from as many games for Town, see them fall to the bottom of the early table. A full report will be online at www.spaldingvoice.co.uk on Monday. RESULTS Midlands Two East (North): Kesteven 21 Coalville 20; ...

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Loughborough’s second-half comeback leaves Spalding RFC reeling

Spalding RFC 14 Loughborough RFC 17 Table-toppers Loughborough produced a strong second-half comeback to hand Spalding RFC a third successive Midlands Two East (North) defeat on Saturday. Town – who went into the game in the bottom two – looked set to get their first league win of the season after an impressive first-half showing at the Memorial Field. But ...

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Piccaver and Castle tries not enough as Spalding RFC suffer another defeat

Spalding RFC are still looking for their first Midlands Two East (North) win of the season after slipping to a 17-14 home defeat against leaders Loughborough on Saturday. Ash Piccaver and Adam Castle did score tries in the first half at the Memorial Field as Town led 14-3 at the break. But James Busby and Stephen Sands touched down for ...

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Sam’s late try clinches maiden win for Spalding RFC and secures cup progress

Spalding RFC 22 Oundle RFC 18 Sam Cowell’s last-gasp try earned Spalding RFC a morale-boosting 22-18 win over Oundle in the RFU National Intermediate Cup on Saturday. The first round clash at the Memorial Field was drawn on a regional basis, with Town up against a side they faced in pre-season. Ryan Chappell was captain on the day with Harry ...

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Derby despair as Spalding suffer agonising defeat

Spalding suffered derby despair after a dramatic finish to Saturday’s Midlands 2 East (North) showdown at Kesteven.   With just a few minutes left on the clock and trailing by six points, Spalding were awarded a kickable penalty just outside Kesteven’s 22-metre line.   Harry Winch kicked for touch with the lineout being awarded only five metres out.   Tom ...

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