Gray and Tuplin lead from front in victory

Action from Spalding Ladies' home win over Cambridge Nomads
Action from Spalding Ladies' home win over Cambridge Nomads
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Spalding Ladies bounced back from last week’s defeat with an excellent all-round display.

They saw off Cambridge Nomads 3-0 with goals from the forward pairing of Katie Gray (2) and Kelly Tuplin who provided good link-up play which was a constant threat to the defence.

It was no surprise that Gray used her lightning pace to burst through and she finished confidently to put Spalding ahead after eight minutes.

They got a well-deserved second on 30 minutes when Gray finished off a good team move.

Tuplin made it 3-0 with a rocket shot from a penalty corner and the result never looked in doubt.

The second team shared six goals with Skegness to earn a draw thanks to Charlotte Morris, Eva Keys and Alanna Bunyan.

Spalding Ladies 3rd lost 3-1 to Horncastle after an equaliser from Steph Mountney.

Spalding men’s first team won 2-1 at Pelicans despite having four key players unavailable.

Russ Watts managed to deflect a shot and loop the ball over a stranded keeper to put them 1-0 up inside 10 minutes.

Pelicans levelled before half-time but Spalding restored their advantage when Stuart Cunnington’s drag flick was too powerful for the keeper who got a glove to it but only to push it into the net.

Spalding then enjoyed a spell of possession and pressure but they also had to defend well to grind out a victory.

The second team lost 2-1 to league leaders Cambridge Nomads with a consolation coming when Chris McKenna deflected in a short corner strike.

Spalding 3rd won 5-0 at Nomads 2nd to move up to third place.

Skipper Steve Rogers led from the front with a double backed up by Peter Gray (2) and Tom Shinkins.

The fourth team lost their unbeaten record when they went down 4-1 to March 2nd.

Andy Barlow struck home a short corner after just a few minutes of domination and it looked to be one-way traffic. But March had other ideas and Spalding had to settle for second best.

Spalding 5th lost by the same scoreline at league leaders Bourne-Deeping 5th despite taking the lead through Dave Burrell.

Spalding beat Norwich Dragons 3-2 on penalty flicks after a 1-1 draw in the second round of the National Under-18 Girls Cup.

They levelled from Kate Murray’s penalty stroke after she had been fouled.

She also netted in the shoot-out along with Tori Needham and Lily Dobbs.

Spalding now eagerly await the draw for the third round which will be played on Sunday, November 9.