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Dunn: In-form Pinchbeck United confident of testing league leaders Shepshed

Ian Dunn insists that Pinchbeck United won’t be intimidated by all-conquering Uhlsport UCL Premier Division leaders Shepshed Dynamo ahead of their clash this weekend. Table-toppers Shepshed have won all eight of their games so far this season and sit five points clear at the summit ahead of their Saturday visit to the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field (3pm). Hosts Pinchbeck ...

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Generous Spalding Indoor Bowls Club show their support to St Barnabas Hospice

Spalding Indoor Bowls Club’s ladies started their new season on a positive note as they handed over a sizeable cheque to charity. Ahead of their first league fixture of the new season, they handed over a cheque of £1,195 to St Barnabas Hospice – the club’s chosen charity for the 2018/19 season. St Barnabas Hospice, a local independent charity, support ...

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Motorsport preview: Wilson ‘hopes to feel better’ at Donington, Clarke itching to get back on the track

Having had another two weeks to strengthen his broken leg, Ben Wilson heads to Donington Park for the penultimate round of the Dickies British Supersport Championship this weekend. In the last round, Kirton racer Wilson battled through the pain barrier to record a couple of points finishes at Assen to secure some precious championship points which keep him in the ...

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Step forward as South Lincs Competitive Swimming Club’s super six shine on Lincolnshire duty

Six of South Lincs Competitive Swimming Club’s members recently received call-ups to represent Lincolnshire at the junior inter-county competition. Nitesh Anbazhagan, Alex Sadler, Frank Lamb, Luke Sorrell, Charlotte Ciuberkyte and Isobel Gosling all headed to Luton to compete for the county against teams from Warwickshire, Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Leicestershire. The Spalding club’s swimmers all competed in a ...

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South Lincs stars set spree of new personal best times at national event in Sheffield

Spalding-based South Lincs Competitive Swimming Club were once again well represented at the Swim English National event at Sheffield’s Ponds Forge pool. Ellisha Cookson had a busy schedule and contested four events, the 800m freestyle, 400m individual medley (IM) and both the 50m and 100m breaststroke, while Emma Croker competed in the 200m freestyle and Mollie Briggs stepped up for ...

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Hockey round-up: Super Stuart stars to inspire Spalding men to a weekend double

Stuart Cunnington scored five times as Spalding 1st enjoyed two East Men’s Hockey League Premier B victories in as many days over the weekend. Ace goal-getter Cunnington bagged a treble to inspire Spalding to a 4-3 win at Bourne Deeping 1st on Saturday, with Joe Maltby the other scorer. That man Cunnington then notched a double to seal a 2-1 ...

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Hoggard in the final reckoning for Aston Martin Autosport BRDC Young Driver of the Year award

Seven-time BRDC British F3 Championship race winner Johnathan Hoggard has been confirmed as a finalist for the prestigious Aston Martin Autosport BRDC Young Driver of the Year award. The award, which recognises rising stars of British motorsport, has previously been won by Formula One World Champion Jenson Button, triple Indy 500 winner Dario Franchitti, as well as currently F1 drivers ...

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Snooker round-up: Bourne SC A buck the trend to stay flawless in Divsion One

Only one side held on to their unbeaten record in Division One of the Spalding and District Snooker League after the third round of fixtures on Thursday night. It’s Bourne SC A who boast three wins from three after they edged out Holbeach D 4-2 in a tight tussle. Wins from Ian Gibson (R7), Oli Player (O28) and Michael Byrne ...

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PDFL round-up: Red-hot Crowland Town go top by walloping Whittlesey 11-0

Crowland Town were the big winners in the ChromaSport PDFL Premier Division on Saturday as they smashed hosts Whittlesey Athletic Reserves 11-0. The Division One side roared to the top of the table in formidable fashion, with Ethan Allen helping himself to a hat-trick at Manor Leisure Centre. The other goals came from Danny Firth (2), Jamie Beeken, Harry Grigas, ...

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Dunn frustrated but able to take the positives as Knights blow a 2-0 lead at Chenecks

ON Chenecks 2Pinchbeck United 2 A last-gasp leveller denied Pinchbeck United a much-needed victory on Saturday as Northampton ON Chenecks snatched a Uhlsport UCL Premier Division point. Aaron Eyett (8) opened the scoring and then Ollie Maltby’s effort (21) looked to have put Ian Dunn’s side in a strong position for a much-needed win. But the hosts hit back with ...

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Hussey’s delight as Holbeach United finally show their teeth in Rugby Town win

Holbeach United 3Rugby Town 1 Resurgent Holbeach United produced their best performance in some time as they defeated Rugby Town 3-1 on Saturday. The Tigers went ahead on the half hour through Jonny Lockie, but were pegged back by Jazz Luckie’s strike five minutes before the break in the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division clash at Carter’s Park. That gave Danny ...

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No excuses from Easton as injury-ravaged Spalding United are dumped out of FA Trophy

Chasetown 5Spalding United 1 By RAY TUCKER Spalding United’s recent woes in Football Association competitions continued on Saturday with a thumping 5-1 defeat at the hands of ten-man Chasetown in the extra preliminary round of the FA Trophy on Saturday. Only two weeks earlier the teams shared the points in the BetVictor NPL South East Division clash at the same ...

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Spalding RFC’s triumph over Huntingdon caps a great President’s Weekend event

Spalding RFC 29Huntingdon & District 12 Spalding RFC ensured that it was a President’s Weekend to remember as they roared to their first win of the Midlands Three East (South) season on Saturday. Following the opening away league defeat at Dunstablians, the visit of Huntingdon was an opportunity for Town to lay down a marker that the Memorial Ground would ...

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Saturday football: Tulips dumped out of FA Trophy, Tigers on-song and Pinchbeck denied at death

Spalding United suffered a bitterly disappointing FA Trophy exit on Saturday as they lost 5-1 at ten-man Chasetown, while in the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division Holbeach United enjoyed a fine 3-1 win over Rugby Town and Pinchbeck United drew 2-2 at ON Chenecks. Starting with the Tulips, they made a great start in the Extra Preliminary Round clash and went ...

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It’s Murphy’s law as Stephen secures a victory at King’s Lynn’s Adrian Flux Arena

South Holland racers were out in force at the Adrian Flux Arena over the weekend. The most success came in the 1300 Stock Cars, where Stephen Murphy and Dan Booth consistently finished well. Murphy shone with a race win in an allcomers event – even more impressive given that, at the start of August, his car was almost written off ...

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Trio of victories for Jack and impressive personal best for Megan in latest BADAC outings

South Holland-based members of Boston and District Athletic Club chalked up new personal best (PB) track and field performances in their latest outings. In the penultimate Turnbull Tommy Clay Track and Field Development Series event last week, Megan Reid was third in the long jump (4.03m), recorded 15.5secs in the 100m and threw 5.83m in the shot. Representing Lincolnshire at ...

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Nene Valley Harriers ace Lydia gets GB call for World Para Championships

Nene Valley Harrier Lydia Church was in seventh heaven after being one of 43 athletes selected for the Great Britain team competing at November’s World Para Athletics Championship in Doha. The 20-year-old shot putter will join 11 reigning world champions from London 2017, including ten-time world gold medallist Hannah Cockroft and sprinting sensation Jonnie Peacock, on the plane to Qatar. ...

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Manager Hussey admits that he’s unsure of his future at Holbeach United

Frustrated Holbeach United manager Danny Hussey admits that he’s considering his future at the club due to the attitude of a large percentage of his squad. Despite still being in all of the cup competitions barring the Emirates FA Cup and having only lost twice in the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division, Hussey admits that he’s at his wit’s end with ...

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Easton targets an FA Trophy run to boost the Spalding United coffers

Boss Matt Easton wants to lead his Spalding United side to a money-spinning run in this season’s FA Trophy. The Tulips, who haven’t fared overly well in the national competition in recent years, visit BetVictor NPL South East Division rivals Chasetown for what looks like a potentially winnable tie on Saturday (3pm). The duo drew 2-2 in the league just ...

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Hockey round-up: Depleted Long Sutton beaten by Kettering in thrilling clash

Depleted Long Sutton Hockey Club men’s 1st came up just short in a thriller with Kettering 1st on the opening day of the season. Dan Batten and Josh Baker both bagged at the Peele Leisure Centre on Saturday, but Sutton were edged out 3-2. Meanwhile, Sutton’s top ladies’ team battled to a 0-0 draw with hosts Bourne Deeping 1st in ...

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