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Knights eye next season

Pinchbeck United concluded their competitive 2020/21 season and the Kingfisher Lighting Cup with a 2-1 defeat to Lutterworth Town on Saturday – and manager Lewis Thorogood says they’ve now started their pre-season. Jack Wood scored for the Knights to put them 1-0 up but it was five defeats out of five in the competition which sees them finish bottom of ...

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Zakuani says there’s a buzz around Tulips as pair return

Spalding United manager Gabriel Zakuani says there’s “a buzz” around Spalding United as they made two signings that will whet the appetites of Tulips fans. Seasoned Northern Premier League players – defender Nathan Stainfield and striker Gregg Smith -– have returned to the club for next season. And with Zakuani confident that most of the players who signed for him ...

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GALLERY – Ryan seals Sutton’s derby comeback

Long Sutton Athletic edged out Crowland Town 3-2 in a dazzling Peterborough Senior Cup derby clash on Saturday. First-half goals from Danny Firth and Harry Grigas looked to have put Crowland 2-0 up and on their way to victory at London Road. But Callum Madigan headed home before the break for Sutton, who went on to win the all-South Holland ...

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Athletes finally back on the track

South Holland athletes were back on the track on Friday night as they competed in the first round of the Turnbull Tommy Clay Track and Field Development Series. No less then 49 athletes in total were in action at the Boston and District Athletics Club event at The Tommy Clay Track, which adhered to strict COVID-19 protocols. Indeed, the meeting ...

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Back in the pool at last

Spalding Water Polo’s junior and senior players were finally back in the water last week. Although only able to train in lanes at the moment until further easing of COVID-19 restrictions are announced, it was certainly a step in the right direction for the team. New players are always welcome at Spalding Water Polo, with full training and coaching in ...

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Four-some Prior show

In-form Andy Prior completed a clean sweep of victories to win Welland Yacht Club’s Morning Points Series on Sunday. After winning rounds one and two, he secured two further victories to make it a perfect four wins from four. In blustery conditions, Prior (Laser Radial) and Gerri van Haren (Phantom) took the early lead in round three from Neal Tack ...

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Adams scores a try treble

Former skipper Dan Adams ran in a hat-trick of tries as a mixed Spalding RFC side won a friendly fixture 44-0 at Boston on Saturday. The game, which is Town’s first since the COVID-19 pandemic curtailed the season last year, were also under the stewardship of new first team captain Luke Turner for the first time. Spalding started strongly and, ...

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Harrox’s home loss

Moulton Harrox Sunday suffered a narrow three-wicket defeat to Ufford Park 2nd in Rutland Cricket League Division Four East. In what was the only senior cricket match involving a South Holland side to beat the rain over the weekend, Moulton saw their score of 120-7 chased down by Ufford (121-7) at Broad Lane. After being put into bat, Harrox lost ...

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This week’s golf results

TYDD ST GILES GOLF CLUB* Results: Men’s section: March Stableford Pairs – 1st Bally Sigurdsson & Brad Simpson 44 points; 2nd Mark Boughen & Keith Crowson 43pts; 3rd Tim Hines & David Leedle 43pts.* Seniors’ section: May Stableford: D1 – 1st Chris Moore 38pts; 2nd Michael Flint 37pts; 3rd Mick Vassall 35pts. D2 – 1st John Reynolds 34pts; 2nd Derek ...

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Bakkavor Boys set for their ‘longest day’

Four friends are taking on the Macmillan Longest Day Golf Challenge at Spalding Golf Club next month. Daniel Mayfield, Lloyd Spicer, Matthew Cole and Matthew Pilgrim – dubbed The Bakkavor Boys – will take on the mammoth task at the Surfleet course on June 17. The challenge sees the players complete four rounds of golf in one day – meaning ...

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Fantastic fifth shows Abbi has the pace to challenge

A fantastic fifth place in race two of three was the highlight of the opening weekend of Abbi Pulling’s British F4 season opener at Thruxton over the weekend. However, the Gosberton race ace’s strong finish was sandwiched between a pair of 12th places in races one and three – meaning she was 13th overall after the first meeting of the ...

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Moulton set for new management duo

Moulton Harrox have made a managerial change for next season. Bobby Patterson will take on the joint manager position alongside Tim Cole who is coming in from Holbeach United for the 2021/22 campaign. Current manager Kev Nottingham will return to his previous role as manager of Harrox’s reserve team with Danny Kingman stepping down from that role. Nottingham will remain ...

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Newstead strikes as Knights show promise

Pinchbeck United are finally off the mark in terms of goals in the Kingfisher Lighting Premier Division Cup but the wait for a win goes on despite an encouraging performance on Saturday. The Knights went down 2-1 to GNG Oadby Town in their penultimate fixture in the competition. Goals from Rian Patel and Matthew Baird inside the opening half hour ...

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Sharman hat-trick on return

For the first time in more than a year, a rugby match took place in South Holland on Saturday. The RFU lifted the COVID-19 led ban on seniors playing that day and Spalding’s Veterans team took to the pitch for a friendly against their counterparts from Deeping in the first action for the club since March 2020. Following the current ...

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Gallery – Super Sutton see off Town to stay perfect

Red-hot Long Sutton made it three wins from as many South Lincs and Border League Premier Division games this season as they saw off South Holland rivals Spalding Town on Saturday. Five wickets from Adam Whitaker and two from Barry Stanway helped hosts Sutton bowl out Town for 151 at Paradise Field, before Dan Oldfield’s 55 steered them to 155-4 ...

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Speedy Josh sets the pace

Josh Wallis was close to breaking the Spalding Cycling Club ten-mile Time Trial League record as he topped the leaderboard at round two in style last week. Wallis clocked a time of 20.10mins to finish a huge 1.43mins clear of second-placed Neil Palmer. His time was just 15 seconds shy of the record set by guest rider Michael Gill last ...

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Tennis club serve up ace week

Spalding Town Tennis Club have enjoyed a successful week on the court. Last Sunday they hosted Boston in the men’s National League. With the scores tied at 1-1 after the singles rubbers, the team of Mathew Pearl and Ian Argent paired up for the doubles to clinch the tie. In the Peterborough and District League, Spalding A were 6-3 home ...

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Another double for Welland’s Prior

For the second Sunday in a row Andy Prior toasted double delight at Welland Yacht Club as he won the Tulip Regatta. Despite wind being in limited supply, he raced to back-to-back wins to finish ahead of Tom Bell in second and the team of Will Cook and Emma Hill in third. Prior, sailing a Laser, made the most of ...

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Davy hits treble for Sutton A

A hat-trick from Davy Shepherd steered Long Sutton A to a 6-1 win over Dreams Reserves on Saturday. Kye Bunce (2) and Will Kirkham also netted in the ChromaSport PDFL’s supplementary Minor Cup competition. Fellow South Holland side Holbeach Bank lost 4-0 at Langtoft United in the same competition. In the Peterborough Senior Cup, Crowland Town suffered their first loss ...

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GALLERY – Long Sutton look to build on fine start

It’s been a fine start to the season for Long Sutton Cricket Club ahead of the local derby with Spalding on Saturday. Dan Oldfield’s side made it two wins from two to start the South Lincs and Border League Premier Division as they beat Market Deeping 2nd on Saturday. Only a handful of sides have won both of their opening ...

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