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No excuses from Dunn as Pinchbeck United fall at the first FA Cup hurdle again

Gorleston 1 Pinchbeck United 0 Pinchbeck United’s search for a first-ever Emirates FA Cup victory will drag into next season after Gorleston edged a tight tussle 1-0 on Saturday. A second-half strike from Aaron Sanders denied the Knights what would have been a winnable extra preliminary round replay on day when chances were at a premium. Player/boss Ian Dunn admitted ...

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Saturday football: Tigers progress in Emirates FA Cup but Knights are dumped out

South Holland duo Holbeach United and Pinchbeck United endured mixed fortunes in the Emirates FA Cup on Saturday. It was joy for Holbeach, who saw off Fakenham Town 2-0 at Carter’s Park thanks to first-half goals from Jack Smith and skipper Spencer Tinkler. Danny Hussey’s side will make the trip to play Coby Town in the next round. However, Pinchbeck’s ...

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Young Spalding Golf Club duo enjoy Belton Park success

Two top young Spalding Golf Club talents are celebrating after putting in super showings at the Woodruff Walter competition at Belton Park last week. Tommy Hull and Tilly Garfoot claimed the top prizes in the junior competition, continuing their excellent respective seasons in the process. Jonathan Mason claimed top spot in the midweek 9-hole Stableford in Spalding GC’s seniors’ section. ...

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Dave enjoys double delight at Tydd Gote Angling Club

It was double top for in-form Dave Simmonds at this week’s Tydd Gote Angling Club matches at Main Road as he followed up his victory at the Wednesday Open with another comfortable win at the Sunday Club match. Drawn at end peg 22, Simmonds had a 5lb bream in the first five minutes and added perch and rudd for a ...

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South Holland’s Booth and Murphy impress at huge Adrian Flux Arena meeting

Two South Holland racers were on fine form at another weekend of racing at King’s Lynn’s Adrian Flux Arena. Saturday night saw the 1300 Stock Cars competing in the World Final and the Steve Newman Memorial – a hard and fair stock car racer that was taken too soon in 2012. Both races are events all the drivers want to ...

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Career-best qualifying show from teen talent Pulling at Snetterton

Teenage Gosberton driver Abbi Pulling broke new ground as she contested the sixth round of the Ginetta GT5 Challenge at Snetterton over the weekend. She continued her strong run of form in one of the most challenging one make race series in the UK and, despite being the youngest on the grid, the 16-year-old qualified in a career best seventh ...

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Pinchbeck United are gunning for sweet FA Cup victory by the seaside

Ian Dunn is hoping that Pinchbeck United can register their first-ever win in a Football Association (FA) competition on Saturday. The Knights make the trip to Thurlow Nunn Eastern Counties Premier Division side Gorleston in the Extra Preliminary Round of the Emirates FA Cup on Saturday (3pm) on what promises to be a big day for the club. Pinchbeck suffered ...

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Prior and Bell edge out Nickols to clinch latest Welland Yacht Club regatta

Overall victory went the way of Andy Prior and Tom Bell at Welland Yacht Club’s PBS Salva personal handicap regatta on Sunday. The pair managed one win, a second place and a third position in the three races held on the day as the regatta went all the way down to the final moments of the last race. With only ...

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Amazing Halmer Harrier Diane bags a brilliant bronze at ultra event

Halmer Harrier Diane Morris finished as third overall female at the gruelling Sublime Twenty4 Ultramarathon at the weekend. Morris completed an incredible 80 miles at the event, which saw competitors take on 6.7 mile loops of the same course in a 24-hour window from 12pm on Saturday until 12pm on Sunday. The Spalding athlete ran through the night with no ...

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Toms storms to sensational second place for G&S Racing Kawasaki at Thruxton

Thruxton proved to be an excellent weekend for the G&S Racing Kawasaki team as TJ Toms was a very close second in the Pirelli National Superstock 600 race, with Kevin Keyes also ninth. Milo Ward also had a strong weekend in the Pirelli National Superstock 1000 class where he finished the race in a strong 17th position. Toms qualified for ...

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Rotten luck for Wilson at Thruxton as Kirton racer breaks his leg again

Ben Wilson suffered more dreadful luck on the injury front as he broke his leg after crashing out of the Dickies British Supersport race at Thruxton over the weekend. He was initially taken to the circuit medical centre where it was confirmed he had broken the same leg that was badly broken in his horror crash at the North West ...

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Kirt’s confidence dashed by Donington Park crash on mixed weekend

Kirt Powell endured something of a testing weekend in his latest Thundersport GB outing at Donington Park. The Spalding racer looked in fantastic form during testing under the sun, progressing constantly throughout the day with small changes to the suspension by Glyn Pearson. It was cloudy on the Saturday, before heavy rain began to fall just before qualifying – meaning ...

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Spalding and District Table Tennis League’s improved turnout is a welcome boost

The Spalding and District Table Tennis League continued its summer sessions throughout July – with improved attendances. Four tables have been in use most weeks at Spalding High School’s sports hall, with up to 14 players including some who have come in under the summer fun scheme. Tables are available through the month, though there will be none on August ...

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Substitute Gaukroger fires Pinchbeck United to first win of the season

Pinchbeck United 2 Sleaford Town 1 Jamie Gaukroger’s second-half strike earned Pinchbeck United a hard-fought 2-1 win over Sleaford Town on Wednesday night.  The Knights went ahead early on at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field when Ollie Maltby netted his second goal in as many games this season. Tom Garrick restored parity for Sleaford soon after, but Maltby saw ...

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Another F3 win for Weston Hills talent Hoggard as he closes in on championship leader

Johnathan Hoggard enjoyed another impressive weekend in the BRDC British F3 Championship as he stormed to a win and a second place at Brands Hatch. The Weston Hills talent hogged the limelight in qualifying as he secured two pole positions, before winning the opening race with a lights to flag triumph. Hoggard’s win ensured that he started race two from ...

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Spalding Town back on-song ahead of huge top-of-the-table clash with Bourne 2nd

A half-century from Josh Newton and Jack Barratt’s five-wicket haul helped Spalding Town rediscover their winning touch at Boston 2nd on Saturday. Having made 184-9 from their 45 overs at the Mayflower, Town bowled out their near neighbours Boston for just 95 in reply to maintain their challenge for the South Lincs and Border League Premier Division title. That saw ...

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Dan’s the man for Long Sutton in sensational Woodhall Spa success

A brilliant all-round display from captain Dan Oldfield steered Long Sutton to an impressive four-wicket victory at Woodhall Spa 2nd on Saturday. Skipper Oldfield took 5-49 to help limit hosts Spa to 203-8 in the South Lincs and Border League Premier Division clash, before top scoring with 77 in Sutton’s successful 204-6 in reply. Having opted to put Spa into ...

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SLBL cricket round-up: Harrox race to victory, Spalding Town 2nd beaten by leaders

Moulton Harrox romped to an eight-wicket victory over Welby Cavaliers in South Lincs and Border League Division One on Saturday. With the visitors opting to bat first at Harrox Field, Moulton bowled Cavaliers out for 87 in 31.3 overs. That total was never going to be enough to deny Harrox and they duly raced to 88-2 in reply, with Jack ...

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Last-gasp Smith stunner gives Holbeach United a comeback victory

Boston Town 2  Holbeach United 3 Jack Smith’s injury-time stunner completed an incredible Holbeach United comeback on Tuesday night as they came from two down to beat rivals Boston Town 3-2. The Tigers trailed 2-0 after half an hour in the Ulhsport UCL Premier Division clash after a Spencer Tinkler own goal (8) and a Liam Tunstall strike (30). But ...

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Late heartbreak for Spalding United as Cleethorpes crush county cup hopes

By Ray Tucker Cleethorpes Town 2 Spalding United 1 A late, late goal denied Spalding United the chance of a penalty shoot-out with reigning Lincs FA Senior Trophy holders Cleethorpes Town at Linden Fields on Saturday. After trailing to a 16th-minute Scott Vernon penalty in the quarter-final tie, the Tulips battled superbly before levelling through Lewis Brownhill on 80 minutes. ...

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