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Saturday football: Davies hits hat-trick as Tigers start with a win, Tulips see off Deeping in FA Cup and Pinchbeck earn Melton replay

Cal Davies helped himself to a hat-trick as Holbeach United started their new league campaign with a comeback win on Saturday, while in the Emirates FA Cup Spalding United edged out Deeping Rangers and Pinchbeck United drew at Melton Town to set up a replay. Starting with Holbeach, they were 2-0 down at half time in their Thurlow Nunn Eastern ...

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Holbeach United co-boss Clifton feeling positive for new season as they begin fresh adventure

Co-boss Danny Clifton admits that the atmosphere at Holbeach United throughout pre-season has been a “breath of fresh air” ahead of the start of their Thurlow Nunn League Division One North campaign this weekend. The Tigers endured a nightmare season last time out as they went the entire season without a win and were relegated from the Uhlsport UCL Premier ...

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Pinchbeck United boss Thorogood admits that the club are ‘craving’ an Emirates FA Cup victory

Lewis Thorogood admits that Pinchbeck United are “craving” their first-ever win in the Emirates FA Cup. The Knights have never won a fixture in a Football Association competition since they became eligible to play in the FA Cup and FA Vase back in 2018. Standing in their way in this year’s FA Cup are Uhlsport UCL Premier Division North rivals ...

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Spalding United boss Whaley ready for ‘tough tie’ against Deeping Rangers in FA Cup

Brett Whaley has warned his exciting Spalding United squad not to underestimate Deeping Rangers in Saturday’s Emirates FA Cup clash. The two sides will meet in the Extra Preliminary round at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field (3pm) just two weeks after Spalding thrashed the Clarets 5-0 in a pre-season clash. Whaley isn’t reading too much into that clash, insisting ...

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Kime Racing’s Fisher stays second in title race after strong Brands Hatch showing

Kime Racing rider Tom Fisher travelled south to Kent for round six of the No Limits Pirelli Super Series 600 championship at Brands Hatch over the weekend and recorded two podium finishes and a sixth place in his three races to retain second place in the overall rider standings. After qualifying in third position, Fisher – who is also manager ...

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Quick second-half double fires Pinchbeck United to derby victory over rivals Wisbech

Second-half goals from Elliot Foster and Harry Peasgood gave Pinchbeck United an impressive 2-1 win over Wisbech Town on Tuesday night. After a goalless first half in the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division North clash, the Knights’ goals came in very quick succession to give them a 2-0 advantage. Former Holbeach United midfielder Danny Setchell pulled one back with a goal ...

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Owzat for helping veterans?

A very special cricket match is being held this weekend to raise money for two military charities. The Long Sutton club will be hosting its second Veterans’ Day on Saturday (August 6), and members are hoping to build on the success of last year’s inaugural event. It’s being sponsored by Tonic Health Veterans’ Project in association with the Veterans’ Foundation, ...

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Tydd St Giles trio Jackie, Chris and Maie seal impressive victory at AM/AM event

Jackie Maton, Chris Doy and Maie Osborn were the winners of Tydd St Giles Golf Club’s Ladies’ Captain’s AM/AM competition. A score of 96 points was enough for them to conquer all at an event that, as revealed by lady captain Julie Perry on the day, raised £150 for their chosen charity Leukaemia UK. Men’s section: July Medal competition: Division ...

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Buffham sets the bar in Spalding Cycling Club’s old school challenge event

The always exciting one-off Drop Bar Challenge event was contested by Spalding Cycling Club members last week. After a cancellation the previous week due to the incredibly warm weather, Spalding CC returned to their standard Pode Hole ten-mile course for the event. This event takes riders back to the old days of racing before the days of aero bars, aero ...

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Darts round-up: Consti C clinch Division Two title as they beat rivals to keep perfect record going

Flawless Consti C have clinched the D Brown Builders Spalding and District Darts League Division Two title in their first season in the league together. They defeated nearest rivals Drayman’s Arms 5-4 to make it 11 wins from as many games as they toasted winning the league at the first attempt. Two pairs victories for Consti were followed by wins ...

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Thorogood remains positive as impressive Students defeat Pinchbeck United on the opening day

Pinchbeck United 2Loughborough Students 0 Lewis Thorogood wasn’t too downbeat as Pinchbeck United suffered a 2-0 home defeat against Loughborough Students in their Uhlsport UCL Premier Division North opener on Saturday. Goals in each half from Ethan O’Toole (45) and Matthew Bowman (64) earned the visitors all three points in front of a crowd of 50 at the Sir Halley ...

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Pulling forced to settle for fifth in Hungary as she slips to fourth in W Series standings

Abbi Pulling slipped down to fourth in the W Series driver standings after finishing fifth in Hungary on Saturday. Gosberton speedster Pulling qualified sixth for round five of the series at the Hungaroring, with her mentor Alice Powell claiming pole position. Pulling was always looking to move through the field during the 30-minute plus one lap race, but couldn’t find ...

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Rutland League cricket round-up: Fox impresses with the ball but Moulton Harrox beaten by Castor

Moulton Harrox moved up to fourth in Division Four East of the Rutland Cricket League despite suffering an 85-run reverse against Castor and Ailsworth on Sunday. Title-chasing visitors Castor won the toss at Broad Lane and opted to bat first, racking up a score of 210-7 from their 40 overs. Hosts Harrox were unable to mount a serious challenge in ...

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SLBL cricket round-up: Moulton collapse to defeat at Grantham, Sutton 2nd seal success

A batting collapse cost Moulton Harrox dear as they were defeated by 114 runs at Grantham 2nd in the South Lincs and Border League Premier Division on Saturday. The hosts won the toss and chose to bat first at Harlaxton, but were bowled out for 181 in 39 overs as Lee Eyett (3-28) and Alin Carter (3-39) took three wickets ...

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Long Sutton soundly seen off by Woodhall Spa 2nd despite lower-order resistance

Long Sutton slipped further adrift of the top trio in the South Lincs and Border League Premier Division after suffering a five-wicket defeat at Woodhall Spa 2nd on Saturday. Hosts Spa won the toss and elected to field at Jubilee Park, bowling Sutton out for a modest 129 in one ball shy of 40 overs. An unbeaten 46 from Danny ...

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Record 300 partnership from Lindum duo puts Spalding Town to the sword

An incredible 300 partnership between William Wright and Pranav Pothula was the catalyst for Spalding Town’s hefty 223-run defeat at Lindum on Saturday. Wright made 172 and Pothula 113 as the pair posted a record partnership for the second wicket in the Lincs ECB Premier Division. That helped the hosts make 319-2 in their 50 overs at Lindum, with Town ...

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Football round-up: Losing league start for Pinchbeck, Tulips defeat youthful Peterborough United side

Pinchbeck United suffered a 2-0 home defeat against Loughborough Students in their Uhlsport UCL Premier Division North opener on Saturday. Goals in each half from Ethan O’Toole (45) and Matthew Bowman (64) earned the visitors all three points in front of a crowd of 50 at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field. It always looked a very tough opener for ...

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Gail captures the Flag Officers Cup at Welland Yacht Club after Prior’s double mistake

Gail Follington won two of the three races at Welland Yacht Club on Sunday to get her hands on the Flag Officers Cup. With strong winds forecast throughout the day, a healthy haul of eight boats took to the line for the first of three races in the cup competition. Making the most of the start was Andy Agar (OK), ...

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South Holland racers ready for World finals at King’s Lynn’s Adrian Flux Arena

Fresh off the back of one of the biggest and best meetings of the year, another meeting which should rank up there is coming up at King’s Lynn’s Adrian Flux Arena this Saturday – it’s World final time. The 34th staging, it’s one of the oldest titles in the sport and once again will be contested by the 2L Bangers. ...

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Trio benefit from Spalding RFC’s generosity as they donate their old changing rooms

In preparation for starting the construction of their new changing rooms, Spalding Rugby Club have donated their existing units to other sports clubs in South Lincolnshire. The first unit left Spalding RFC’s Drain Bank North site on Monday and was delivered to Moulton Chapel FC. Other units have been donated to Spalding United FC and Boston-based Park Utd FC. “Everything ...

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