Spalding RFC

Awesome Ashbourne win turns the tables for Spalding RFC in fight for survival

Spalding RFC 26 Ashbourne RUFC 19 Spalding RFC pulled off a spectacular upset on Saturday as they defeated title-chasing Ashbourne 26-19 at the Memorial Field to potentially save their season. Defeat at the Memorial Field would have all but sentenced Town to a second-successive relegation – but their Midlands Two East (North) future is now very much in their own ...

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One Hull of a showing from Spalding RFC teens at colts sevens festival

Spalding RFC’s under-17s travelled to Hull on Easter Sunday to take part in the inaugural colts sevens festival – and gave a very good account of themselves. With 12 strong sides taking part, it was inevitable that Spalding would get a tough championship group – and so it proved, with Driffield, Leigh Lions and Selby the opponents. Spalding, usually slow ...

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Spalding RFC stun title hopefuls Ashbourne to climb out of relegation zone

Spalding RFC jumped out of the drop zone as they produced a potentially season-saving performance to beat title-chasing Ashbourne 26-19 at the Memorial Field on Saturday. Skipper Sam Cooke had warned his side that they’d need to take point from all three of their remaining Midlands Two East (North) fixtures to stand a chance of staying up – and the Elephants ...

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Skipper Sam accepts that it’s now win or bust for relegation-threatened Spalding RFC

Sam Cooke reckons that Spalding RFC need to take points from all three of their remaining Midlands Two East (North) fixtures to avoid the dreaded drop. Town were dumped back into the relegation zone by Mansfield’s big 46-12 win over Bakewell Mannerians on Saturday, meaning the Nottinghamshire side now lead them by two points. The Elephants welcome title-chasing Ashbourne to ...

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Derby defeat at Stamford leaves Spalding RFC in deep trouble at the foot

Stamford RUFC 22 Spalding RFC 19 Spalding RFC are now facing an uphill battle to avoid back-to-back relegations after losing 22-19 at Lincolnshire rivals Stamford on Saturday. Tries from Chris Douglas, Tim Waltham and Ash Piccaver did at least earn Town a losing bonus point at Hambleton Road – but they now know that their fate is out of their ...

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Narrow derby defeat at Stamford leaves Spalding RFC in deep trouble

Spalding RFC’s Midlands Two East (North) survival hopes are now out of their own hands after a 22-19 derby defeat at Stamford on Saturday. Town are now three points above of the drop zone with three games to play, but their relegation rivals Mansfield – who lost 62-8 at West Bridgford – do have a game in hand. That is next weekend ...

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Cooke fears that a derby defeat at Stamford could set Spalding RFC back years

Playing rivals Stamford is always a big moment for everyone involved with Spalding RFC. But this weekend’s Midlands Two East (North) clash at Hambleton Road (2.15pm) carries extra significance, with Town desperate for points in a bid to beat the drop. The Elephants sent shockwaves through the league when they beat then leaders Stamford 25-15 at the Memorial Field back ...

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Encouraging Spalding RFC showing tainted by late West Bridgford double

Spalding RFC 7 West Bridgford 28 Spalding RFC are now just two points above the Midlands Two East (North) drop zone after suffering a 28-7 home defeat against title-chasing West Bridgford on Saturday. Town’s Memorial Field reverse allowed Mansfield to claw back a point on them following their agonising 13-12 home defeat against second-placed Dronfield, which earned them a losing ...

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Tight at the bottom as Spalding RFC are handed West Bridgford beating

Spalding RFC are now just two points above the Midlands Two East (North) drop zone after suffering a 28-7 home defeat against West Bridgford on Saturday. Town’s Memorial Field reverse allowed Mansfield to claw back a point on them following their agonising 13-12 home defeat against second-placed Dronfield, which earned them a losing bonus point. With Mansfield having a game in ...

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Time for Spalding RFC to go ‘all guns blazing’ against West Bridgford in bid to survive

Skipper Sam Cooke has told his Spalding RFC side that they are more than capable of beating Midlands Two East (North) title hopefuls West Bridgford this Saturday (2.15pm). The third-placed side will arrive at the Memorial Field in fine form, having won their past six games – including a 41-16 victory over Stamford last weekend. In contrast, relegation-threatened Spalding have ...

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In-form Spalding RFC teens enjoy big victory over Barbarians in Lincolnshire Cup

A near-flawless showing from Spalding RFC under-17s saw them defeat the Boston/Kesteven Barbarians under-17s 34-0 in the Lincolnshire Cup. There was a sporting gesture from the Barbarians before the match, as they agreed to a 12-a-side game before kick-off – with the Town squad decimated by injury. A trademark Chris Emery set up try number one, as he was felled ...

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No shock success for Spalding RFC despite strong first-half showing at Ashbourne

Ashbourne RFC 25 Spalding RFC 7 Title-chasing Ashbourne proved a little too strong for Spalding RFC on Saturday as they failed to spring a surprise result in Derbyshire. Despite leading 7-5 just before half time, Town were unable to pick up any Midlands Twon East (North) points in their bid to stave off relegation for the second successive season. The ...

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Spalding RFC unable to spring surprise as Ashbourne take the points

Spalding RFC were unable to rip up the Midlands Two East (North) form book as they slipped to a 25-7 defeat at promotion hopefuls Ashbourne on Saturday. Town, who remain three points above relegation rivals Mansfield, have now played one more game than the Nottinghamshire side – who occupy the last spot in the drop zone. The Elephants have just ...

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Cooke reckons Ashbourne trip is the toughest game of Spalding RFC’s run-in

Skipper Sam Cooke accepts that any points Spalding RFC can manage to pick up against Ashbourne will be a big bonus to their Midlands Two East (North) survival bid. Two of Town’s remaining six games this season are against the fourth-placed outfit, starting with a trip to Derbyshire this Saturday (2.15pm). Ashbourne remain very much in the title picture with ...

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England Counties under-18 call awaits top Spalding RFC teen Adam

Teenage Spalding RFC talent Adam Castle is waiting to discover if he’s earned an England Counties under-18 call-up after impressing while representing the Midlands. Castle was selected for the Midlands under-18 side after a successful season playing for the Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, Derbyshire under-18s team. He had two trials during December and January, where Midlands selectors narrowed down over 60 players ...

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Southwell setback could be a costly one for Spalding RFC’s survival hopes

Spalding RFC 5 Southwell RFC 7 Spalding RFC slipped to a potentially costly defeat in their bid for Midlands Two East (North) survival on Saturday as Southwell edged a tight tussle at the Memorial Field. Scoreless at half time, Town battled back from conceding a converted try in the second half when Harry Sharman went over – but, crucially Tom ...

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Disappointing home defeat for Spalding RFC as Southwell edge low-scoring affair

Spalding RFC failed to build on the momentum gained by last weekend’s key away win as they slipped to a 7-5 defeat against Southwell at the Memorial Field on Saturday. Skipper Sam Cooke had targeted the home clash as one of four games that Town needed to win in order to beat the drop in Midlands Two East (N), but ...

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Elusive away win gives Spalding RFC hope of securing survival

Nottingham Casuals 17 Spalding RFC 23 Resurgent Spalding RFC stormed to their first Midlands Two East (N) away win of the season on Saturday as they climbed out of the drop zone. Tries from Ed Booth, Harry Sharman, Adam McHugh and Dan Adams earned Town a vital 23-17 success at relegation rivals Nottingham Casuals and saw them leapfrog fellow strugglers ...

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First away win propels Spalding RFC out of the relegation zone

Spalding RFC climbed out for the Midlands Two East (North) relegation zone with a game-changing 23-17 win at Nottingham Casuals on Saturday. The timely victory is Town’s first away victory in the league this season – and gives them genuine hope of beating the drop with seven games left to play. The win in Nottinghamshire sees the Elephants leapfrog Mansfield ...

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Cooke: We’ve got eight games left to save Spalding RFC from obscurity

Passionate Spalding RFC skipper Sam Cooke has issued a battle cry to his side ahead of Saturday’s crucial trip to relegation rivals Nottingham Casuals. With eight games left to play, ninth-placed Casuals are one of the few teams that relegation-threatened Town can realistically look to overhaul before the end of the season. The Elephants are still without an away win ...

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