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Pinchbeck United player/boss Dunn will use break to re-energise himself

Ian Dunn isn’t thinking much about football at the moment – but he reckons the enforced break will be good for stress levels. After years of success that saw the player/boss take the Knights from the Peterborough League to fourth place in the UCL Premier Division last season, 2019/20 was a shock to the system. Before the season was declared ...

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Outgoing Hussey rues not being able to finish off his ‘journey’ with Holbeach United

Last week’s decision to end the non-league season means that Danny Hussey is no longer the manager of Holbeach United. Having announced his intention to resign at the end of the season just weeks before the coronavirus crisis stalled the entire sporting scene, Hussey is now leaving the role earlier than expected. He was confident that his Tigers, fifth when ...

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Thorogood honoured to land job as Spalding United manager on permanent basis

Lewis Thorogood has revealed his “honour” at being handed the role of Spalding United manager on a permanent basis. Having stepped up as interim manager following Matt Easton’s resignation from the BetVictor NPL South East Division club back in December, former number two Thorogood will lead the Tulips next season. It’s his first permanent role in men’s football having been ...

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UCL bosses Dunn and Hussey agree with big decision to null and void football season

Pinchbeck United are “obviously very happy” that the FA have expunged all record of the 2019/20 season. That’s the frank and honest assessment of player/boss Ian Dunn, who also admits that he feels for the teams that were having great seasons in the wake of last week’s big decision. The Knights were looking odds-on to be relegated from the Uhlsport ...

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Football Association declare football seasons null and void for South Holland sides

All of South Holland’s football teams have kicked their last ball this season after the FA today (Thursday) announced the end of the season for non-league teams from steps three to seven. All results over the season will be declared null and void, with no champions crowned, promotions awards and relegations suffered. The following statement has this afternoon been released ...

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Popular refereeing course is a big hit with Spalding Grammar School students

Some 15 candidates recently completed the FA Basic Referees’ Course at Spalding Grammar School – the fourth successive year this course has run. The candidates were put through their paces by the Lincolnshire FA referee tutors. Lincolnshire FA’s referee development officer Michael Brader led the course, along with experienced referee and trainer Rob Windle. The course entailed a two-hour evening ...

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Noah’s development caps a great season for Holbeach United under-8s Black

Their season may have ended a little earlier than expected due to the coronavirus pandemic – but everyone at Holbeach United Black under-8s is reflecting on a real year of progress. Under the guidance of manager Rob Green, who stepped up from his role as assistant last summer, the young Tigers are looking more than ready for their first taste ...

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Spalding RFC’s top teens finish their season with a flourish in semi-final showdown

Spalding RFC under-14s saw their remarkable run in the Notts, Lincs and Derbyshire (NLD) Shield continue with a super 27-21 semi-final win over Melbourne. In the last game the Town teens were able to play before the coronavirus outbreak ended the rugby season, they finished in in typical style by reaching the showpiece final – which could be played at ...

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Kirton’s Clarke among those facing a delayed start to the motorcycle racing season

The upcoming motorcycle racing season has been decimated by coronavirus fears. Even though some club racing was set to go ahead, the government has now sealed its fate by stopping the medical services from attending the events for the foreseeable future. With no medical back up, there can be no racing – meaning the Isle of Man TT races, the ...

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Live Facebook chats are a hit for Spalding United boss as he bids to help fill the void

Spalding United interim manager Lewis Thorogood intents to hold weekly chats live on Facebook to help people during what is a tough period for many people. The coronavirus crisis has led to all football being cancelled and many people are on lockdown or in self-isolation. Thorogood held his first live stream on Monday night, with more than 300 people viewing ...

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Community-minded Holbeach United players make a double donation

Holbeach United boss Danny Hussey has expressed his pride with the current squad after they donated £800 of expenses to help aid others during the coronavirus crisis. The Tigers have forfeited money that would have been in their pocket following the 6-2 win Uhlsport UCL Premier Division win over Lutterworth Town on March 14 and instead split it between the ...

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All of South Holland’s Golf clubs forced to close after rules to combat coronavirus are updated

South Holland’s golf clubs have been forced to close following the updated regulations enforced by the Government on Tuesday. That leaves Spalding GC, Tydd St Giles GC, Sutton Bridge GC and Gedney Hill GC all out of action because of the coronavirus pandemic. An England Golf statement reads: “Following on from the Prime Minister’s statement of 23 March, golf clubs, ...

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Northern Premier League reveals their wish to ‘terminate’ the 2019/20 football season

Spalding United’s BetVictor NPL South East Division campaign looks likely to end prematurely due to the coronavirus pandemic. In a statement released on Tuesday, the Northern Premier League revealed that their wish is to terminate the 2019/20 season immediately. But they admit that the best way to conclude the campaign is still to be ratified by the Football Association. Their ...

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A Boltz from the Blue for league leaders as Tulips sign off in impressive style

The netball season may have been suspended until at least after Easter – but one of Spalding Netball Club’s teams picked up an impressive result before the coronavirus outbreak wreaked its havoc. Tulips Blue stunned Boston Netball League Division B table-toppers Baby Boltz 33-27 in what was the perfect way to sign off for their enforced break. These two teams ...

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United Counties League season ‘set to be declared over’ after FA meeting on Tuesday

Holbeach United and Pinchbeck United may have kicked their last ball this season after the FA all but declared the United Counties League campaign over. A meeting involving all of the Step Five and Six clubs was held on Tuesday afternoon – with the FA advising that the season should now finish with immediate effect. However, a decision as to ...

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No more rugby for Spalding RFC this season as RFU acts decisively against COVID-19

Spalding RFC’s Midlands Three East (North) season is over after the the Rugby Football Union (RFU) moved to end the 2019/20 rugby season in England. The only exception to this blanket cancellation is the Gallagher Premiership, with the RFU switching their attention to ensuring that they are ready to re-start all rugby with the 2020/21 season once the coronavirus (COVID-19) ...

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Clarity for Spalding and Long Sutton as East Hockey League season declared complete due to coronavirus crisis

The East Hockey League has declared the 2019/20 season complete with immediate effect due to the coronavirus pandemic. The league, which houses clubs from both Spalding Hockey Club and Long Sutton Hockey Club, only had one round of scheduled fixtures remaining. However, with some clubs still had a number of outstanding fixtures to squeeze in after postponements during the stormy ...

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Spalding Indoor Bowls Club duo help England to a sixth successive British Isles title

Spalding Indoor Bowls Club’s Matt Whyers and Graham Smith helped England to a record-equalling sixth consecutive British Isles men’s senior international series win over the weekend. Whyers and Smith were selected as a front end players in a rink with Perry Martin (Swale) and current world men’s singles champion Robert Paxton (Exonia) as skip at Llanelli Indoor Bowls Club in ...

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Spalding Indoor Bowls Club’s Harry in dominant form en-route to Stamford success

Spalding Indoor Bowls Club’s Harry Mycock impressed as he became Stamford under-18 Open Champion last Sunday. The format consisted of four round robin matches of eight ends, with the winner of each group to take their place in the final. Mycock was drawn in a good competitive group consisting of players from Barwell, Huntingdon and Melton. He played exceptionally well ...

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Peterborough Nene Valley’s Hewitt finishes well at inter-counties championship

Harry Hewitt capped a cracking winter at Loughborough on Saturday when he finished 16th in the under-15 race at the Inter-Counties Cross Country Championship. The Peterborough Nene Valley AC youngster earned his place in the Lincolnshire team by winning the county cross country champion in January. The talented teenager also finished fourth in the English Schools Cross Country Championship in ...

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