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Tuesday football: Seven-up Pinchbeck batter Bourne, Daniels deliver derby dismay for Tulips

A Lee Beeson hat-trick steered Pinchbeck United to a big 7-0 win at Bourne Town in the Future Lions UCL Knockout Cup on Tuesday night, while Spalding United suffered a 4-0 Evo-Stik NPL Division One East defeat at rivals Stamford. The ruthless Knights put their Division One opponents to the sword at the Abbey Lawn, with winger Beeson netting his ...

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Hayes praise for super Smith hat-trick in five-star Holbeach United win

Rothwell Corinthians 0 Holbeach United 5 Boss Seb Hayes heaped praise on hat-trick hero Jack Smith as Holbeach United romped to a 5-0 victory at bogey side Rothwell Corinthians on Saturday. Smith, who had struggled in front of goal in previous games this season, notched a second-half treble at Seargents Lawn to settle the Future Lions UCL Premier Division clash. ...

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Dunn disappointed as officials miss ‘blatant’ penalty in Pinchbeck United draw

Pinchbeck United 3 Desborough Town 3 Bemused boss Ian Dunn bemoaned a “laughable” refereeing decision as his Pinchbeck United side were held to a thrilling 3-3 draw by Desborough Town in the Future Lions UCL Premier Division on Saturday. Aidan Bradshaw gave visitors Desborough a fourth-minute lead at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field, but strikes from Fraser Bayliss (10) ...

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Spot-on Mettam earns Spalding United a draw on Easton’s bow as boss

Ossett United 1 Spalding United 1 By Ray Tucker Draw specialists Spalding United picked up another Evo-Stik NPL East Division point on Saturday as they held high-flying hosts Ossett United 1-1. The Tulips – under the charge of new permanent boss Matt Easton –were 1-0 down at half time at the Ingfield Stadium after an Adam Priestley effort. But Leon ...

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Saturday football: Five-star Tigers are alright Jack, Pinchbeck held in six-goal thriller and Tulips hold leaders

Jack Smith hit a hat-trick as Holbeach United romped to a 5-0 win at Rothwell Corinthians on Saturday, while Spalding United earned a fine 1-1 draw at table-toppers Ossett United in Matt Easton’s first game as permanent manager and Pinchbeck United drew 3-3 with Desborough Town. Starting with the Tigers, they picked up their best away win of the Future ...

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Tydd Gote Angling Club trio stay in the hunt for Summer Points League glory

It’s tight at the top of the Tydd Gote Angling Club’s Summer Points League with only a dozen or so points separating the top three anglers – with just six matches left it’s all to play. Out in front, with 113 points, is the prolific Andrew Kilby with the chasing pack led by relative newcomer Steve Borrett on 101 and ...

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Spalding Golf Club’s talented Tilly is the under-16 champion of champions

Teenage Spalding Golf Club talent Tilly Garfoot is celebrating after winning the under-16 Champion of Champions title. Garfoot, who won the Lincolnshire under-16 title at Spalding’s Surfleet course in May to qualify for the competition, won by five shots at Newark Golf Club last Sunday. Her first round was a gross 76 (5 over par), followed by an 80 (9 ...

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Halmer Harriers duo clock personal best times at coastal half marathon

Two Halmer Harriers members clocked new personal best (PB) times at the APB Humber Coastal Half Marathon over the weekend. Both Colin Crump (1.44.54hrs) and Steve Tucker (2.13.07hrs) shone at the Cleethorpes course, which was a tricky mixed surface race of trail, coastal path and road. Lisa Gill also finished in 2.13.07hrs, having paced for team-mate Tucker. Meanwhile, Liz Johnson ...

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Triple victory for in-form Welland Yacht Club ace Andy

The always impressive Andy Prior enjoyed a hat-trick of victories at Welland Yacht Club on Sunday. The first race was also part of the global sailing charity event ‘Bart’s Bash’ – the world’s largest sailing event that is run by clubs, community sailing programmes, sail training centres, yacht clubs, scout groups, sea cadets and even groups of sailors all around ...

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Dunn knows that there’s still much to do at Pinchbeck United after signing deal

Ambitious Pinchbeck United player/boss Ian Dunn insists that there is still much to do at Pinchbeck United after signing a two-year contract with the club. Dunn and his much-respected number two Allan Ross both inked contracts with the Knights before last Saturday’s FA Vase clash at Woodbridge Town. Chairman Gary Coomes moved to tie the pair, who have guided Pinchbeck ...

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Boss Hayes backing Holbeach United to become a force despite rocky start

Bullish boss Seb Hayes says that he believes in his Holbeach United players “150 per cent” – and feels that it’s only a matter of time before they become a force in the Future Lions UCL Premier Division. The Tigers are without a win in three games ahead of Saturday’s trip to Rothwell Corinthians (3pm), but gained some much-needed momentum ...

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Easton handed Spalding United job on a permanent basis

Spalding United’s search for a new manager is over. The Tulips confirmed this permanent appointment of caretaker boss Matt Easton on Wednesday evening. Easton was previous boss Chris Rawlinson’s number two and has landed the role after impressing during his short stint as caretaker. His first game is at Ossett United on Saturday (3pm), before a derby trip to Stamford ...

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Snooker round-up: Gray hits his Mark to bag Bourne boys a whitewash

Cue ace Mark Gray sank the first big break of the Spalding and District Snooker League season on Thursday as his Bourne SC A kicked their campaign off in the best possible way. Ex-professional Gray (O105 handicap) racked up a super 74 break to help secure a 6-0 victory over Donington A in Division One – but that only tells ...

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Haynes eyes top season after being appointed head coach at South Lincs Competitive Swimming Club

The respected Keith Haynes has been named as the new head coach of South Lincs Competitive Swimming Club ahead of the new season. Haynes was a competitive swimmer himself and spent the majority of his career as an athlete at Reading Swimming Club. He is a past Berkshire and South Buckinghamshire County Champion in the 400m freestyle, 200m butterfly and ...

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Brilliant Ben bags second place for G&S Racing Kawasaki at Oulton Park

Wyberton-based G&S Racing Kawasaki enjoyed some strong results at Oulton Park – headlined by Ben Luxton’s super second place. Luxton’s podium finish in the Pirelli National Superstock 600 Championship was complemented by Milo Ward’s solid fourth position, while Tom Fisher struggled with rear grip in his two Superstock 1000 races resulting in a 26th place in the first race but ...

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Kirton’s Clarke loses ground on rival for runners-up place at Oulton park

Aaron Clarke managed 12th place in the heavy rain at Oulton Park in the Pirelli National Superstock 600 Championship over the weekend. After a run of fine finishes, Kirton’s Clarke was back in the pack in Cheshire as he began his race from a third row grid position for Draper Racing. He was unlucky to get the worst of the ...

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South Holland ace Hoggard storms to sensational Silverstone double

Weston Hills speedster Johnathan Hoggard picked up two more wins in the F4 British Championship at Silverstone over the weekend. For the second meeting in succession, Hoggard roared to a double pole position – which set up wins number six and seven of his season. The Fortec Motorsport driver made it three poles for the season after emerging on top ...

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Cricket round-up: Miles fires Spalding Town to South Lincs and Border League title

Spalding Town eased to an eight-wicket derby victory at Long Sutton on Saturday to clinch the South Lincs and Border League Premier Division title. Jon Miles’ 5-27 skittled Sutton out for 109 at Paradise Field, before unbeaten knocks from Jon Manton (32no) and that man Miles (54no) eased Town to 111-2 in less than 20 overs. The 20-point haul surpassed ...

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Belper beating brings Spalding RFC back down to earth with a bang

Belper RFC 43 Spalding RFC 5 What a difference a week makes for Spalding RFC. Last Saturday, Town put on a stunning display of rugby to destroy Bakewell on the opening day of the new season. This week, travelling away to Belper with seven changes to the team, the Elephants suffered a disappointing 43-5 defeat with them rarely threatening the ...

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Spot-on Belper Town stun Spalding United with Intergro late show

Spalding United 1 Belper Town 1 (penalties 2-4) There was more penalty shoot-out misery for Spalding United on Tuesday night as Belper Town dumped them out of the Integro League Cup. It looked like the Tulips were heading for round two when, after a goalless first period, speedy striker Jonny Lockie fired tham ahead in the opening moments of the ...

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