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Buoyant Bobby confirms that a title charge is the target for Moulton Harrox again

It will come as no surprise to followers of Moulton Harrox that they are targeting the ChromaSport PDFL Premier Division title this season. The perennial challengers, who haven’t finished outside of the top three since 2014, finally get their season under way at Uppingham Town on Satuday (2pm). New assistant boss Bobby Patterson, who enjoyed a decorated spell with Harrox ...

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Burmor Projects deliver sponsorship boost to Crowland under-13s

Burmor Projects has extended its sponsorship backing for CrowlandJuniors under-13s. The Market Deeping-based construction firm has provided a new home kit and personalised training tops for the team. Burmor managing director Luke Boekestyn, pictured with captain Dylan Enright, said: “I’m really pleased to be able to continue our support of the team with this sponsorship. “These past few months have ...

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Trophy time for on-song Prior after winning double at Welland Yacht Club

Two wins steered Andy Prior to overall victory at Welland Yacht Club’s Ralph Gibson Trophy event on Sunday. Aided by warm weather and a strong breeze – almost perfect conditions for sailing – six boats started the first race. Paul Burton, in his supernova, lost valuable seconds at the start but soon took the lead after making up ground. He ...

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Development boost for talented South Lincs Competitive Swimming Club trio

South Lincs Competitive Swimming Club’s Emma Croker, Alex Sadler and Isobel Gosling have all been selected to national talent programmes for 2020 to help develop their careers. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, Swim England – the governing body for competitive swimming – will be running their programmes via Zoom rather than in person for this year. The Swim England ...

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Tydd Gote Angling Club pay tribute to late Mick with popular Memorial Match

More than 30 competitors took part as Tydd Gote Angling Club hosted their Mick Asker Memorial match at Main Road. The meet was a way for members, family and friends to pay their respects to Mick, who was a regular angler at the club and on the open match scene, but sadly lost his battle with cancer earlier this year. ...

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Magic Mick makes fourth hole in one en-route to victory at Sutton Bridge

Sutton Bridge Golf Club member Mick Vassall celebrated his fourth career hole-in-one at the course last Saturday. Vassall holed out on the 11th hole (par 3, 108 yards) en-route to winning the Cross Cup with a nett 72. Results: Collins Cup – 1st Mike & Brenda Bell 40pts; 2nd Glen and Jane Woolard 34 points. Other results: September Medal – ...

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Caretaker Tate remains keen on taking Pinchbeck United job on a permanent basis

Alfie Tate has reiterated his desire to take over Pinchbeck United on a permanent basis. The 20-year-old caretaker boss, who recently became the youngest manager in the history of the Emirates FA Cup, has overseen the Knights’ first three games of the season. Pinchbeck chairman Gary Coomes recently admitted that he’s “hit a brick wall” in his search for a ...

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South Lincs Competitive Swimming Club members are back in the pool

Members of South Lincs Competitive Swimming Club have returned to the water after a hiatus of four months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the prolonged break from training, the athletes came back to the Castle Sports Complex pool with enthusiasm and determination as they started their journey back to full fitness. The Spalding-based club resumed training last week, with ...

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All-Donington pairs final goes to final black as snooker makes a brief return

It was an all-Donington affair as the Spalding and District Snooker and Billiards League made a brief return on Wednesday night. The Snooker Pairs final, which is part of the league’s delayed finals weekend that had been scheduled for the end of March, was contested between four players from the same club at Donington. In a fixture played over two ...

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Super singles success for duo at Spalding Tennis Club competition

Hayden Bingham and Hannah Willis both enjoyed wins as Spalding Tennis Club held their singles championship last weekend. Some 22 members enjoyed a fun and competitive afternoon of tennis, with 14 taking part in the men’s singles and eight battling for the ladies’ title. After a group stage and keenly-contested quarter-finals, the men’s semis saw Adam Freeman beat Martin Perkins ...

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PDFL round-up: Two wins from two for impressive Crowland, five-star Tigers

Crowland Town’s fine start to life back in the ChromaSport PDFL Premier Division continued on Saturday as they beat Leverington Sports 2-0. Goals from Chris Winstanley and sub Jake Woodward were enough at Snowden Field, as Crowland made it two wins from as many games. It was also a good day for Holbeach United Reserves, who raced to a 5-2 ...

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Cricket round-up: Derby win sees flawless Long Sutton seal Sunday title in style

Long Sutton’s flawless Sunday side are celebrating after clinching the Rutland League Division Three title. They made it five wins out of five with a 58-run win over neighbours Spalding Town at Paradise Field – sending themselves an unassailable 25 points clear in the process. Josh Baker (38) top scored as Sutton made 140 batting first, while James Laud (4-4) ...

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Barnes satisfied as Holbeach United get up and running with derby draw against Boston Town

Boston Town 1Holbeach United 1 Holbeach United finally collected their first Uhlsport UCL Premier Division point of the season on Tuesday night after drawing 1-1 at rivals Boston Town. The Tigers made a dream start to the derby duel and went ahead when he headed home Josh Ford’s cross inside five minutes. But Boston are a tough side to beat ...

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Positives for Pinchbeck United caretaker boss Tate to take despite heavy away loss

Wellingborough Town 4Pinchbeck United 1 Caretaker boss Alfie Tate saw plenty of reasons to be positive despite seeing Pinchbeck United lose 4-1 at Wellingborough Town on Saturday. Lloyd Buckby (pens 25 and 76), Bayley Leslie (65) and George Wingrove (9) netted the goals as Wellingborough sentenced the Knights to a second successive defeat in the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division. Skipper ...

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No excuses from Barnes as Newsham’s heroics see Holbeach United exit FA Cup

Holbeach United 0Sheffield FC 4 Phil Barnes admitted that striker Marc Newsham was the difference between the sides as Holbeach United suffered a 4-0 home defeat in the Emirates FA Cup on Saturday. Ace hitman Newsham helped himself to a perfect hat-trick in the first half with goals on 16, 26 and 41 minutes at Carter’s Park as Sheffield led ...

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Saturday football: Smith off as Tigers exit FA Cup, Pinchbeck fall to the bottom, Tulips end pre-season in style

Ten-man Holbeach United were dumped out of the Emirates FA Cup by Sheffield FC on Saturday, while Pinchbeck United were soundly beaten at Wellingborough Town in the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division and Spalding United concluded their pre-season with a timely victory. Starting with the Tigers, a perfect first-half hat-trick from prolific striker March Newsham was the catalyst for their FA ...

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Barnes admits Holbeach United are underdogs for Sheffield FC tie but plots upset

Phil Barnes admits that Holbeach United are big underdogs for Saturday’s Emirates FA Cup clash with Sheffield FC – but he’s plotting an upset. The Tigers, who knocked out Kirby Muxloe in the last round after a late Josh Ford strike, will host the ‘Pitching In’ NPL South East Division side at Carter’s Park in the Preliminary Round on Saturday ...

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Spalding United chief won’t dwell on FA Cup defeat ahead final pre-season game

Lewis Thorogood insists that Spalding United’s early exit from the Emirates FA Cup shouldn’t define their season before it has even properly started. The Tulips, who 1-0 at Grantham Town in their latest pre-season friendly last night, were dumped out of the national competition 3-1 against Barton Town Old Boys last week. Liam Hardy’s first-half goal was enough the settle ...

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Chairman Coomes admits that Pinchbeck United’s search for a new boss has hit ‘brick wall’

Pinchbeck United chairman Gary Coomes has revealed that his bid to appoint a new manager is proving more difficult than he first thought. The Knights supremo had hoped to have a new boss in place for the start of the new season, but he’s still not close to agreeing a deal with any candidate. Coomes admits that he did speak ...

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Time to return to the pool! Spalding Amateur Swimming Club lessons are coming back

Spalding Amateur Swimming Club are to get back in the pool soon and again put on their swimming lessons at the Castle Sports Complex. They had to stop in March due to the pandemic, but will be back from Tuesday, September 16 and Tuesdays thereafter from 6.30pm. The club’s chair John Pailing said: “We’ve been working with the Castle Sports ...

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