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Training only for South Holland’s hockey clubs as Tier 3 status delays play

Both Spalding Hockey Club and Long Sutton Hockey Club face a delay in returning to competitive action. With South Holland among the many areas to be placed in Tier 3 of government restrictions, both clubs are only permitted to return to training. But they cannot return to action in the East Hockey League, unlike clubs based in areas in the ...

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Pinchbeck United to return to UCL action on Saturday but Holbeach United one of many clubs to delay restart

South Holland’s two teams in the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division have taken vastly different stances as to how the season should continue. After Lincolnshire was placed in the Tier 3 (very high alert) of the government’s new restrictions, the UCL – like many other leagues up and down the land – offered its clubs the choice on how to proceed. ...

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Spalding United waiting on result of NPL vote but a delayed re-start looks likely

The future of the Pitching In NPL South East Division season remains up in the air. Spalding United, as well as all of the other clubs in steps three and four of the non-league ladder, have been asked to vote on whether the current campaign should remain paused. Votes had to be submitted by Wednesday night, with a result expected ...

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Top snooker stars help Nigel’s fight to raise awareness for MNDA

A Donington snooker player who suffers from motor-neurone disease says he’s been blown away by some of the sport’s star players backing his efforts to raise awareness of the condition. Former World Champion and reigning Masters Champion Stuart Bingham is the latest to wear the Motor Neuron Disease Association (MNDA) logo at the Northern Ireland Open. It follows Mark King ...

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Podium finish to the season is three years in the making for Spalding’s Molsom

Andy Molsom is looking forward to next season after finishing 2020 by achieving something he’s been working towards for three years. The Caterham Graduates Racing Club held its finale at Silverstone recently and it saw the racer earn his first podium in the Sigmax class. After a productive testing session in a bid to improve understeer issues, qualifying on Saturday ...

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Management duo Nottingham and Patterson going extra miles for Moulton

Moulton Harrox FC management duo Kev Nottingham and Bobby Patterson are going the extra miles for their club every night this lockdown. While many managers might have put their feet up for the enforced mid-season break, the pair are putting theirs down to raise money for the ChromaSport Peterborough and District League side. Kev (50) and Bobby (34) are being ...

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Pinchbeck United boss Thorogood goes on signing spree with ten new recruits

New Pinchbeck United manager Lewis Thorogood is making good on his vow to revamp the squad over the 28-day suspension of the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division season. Thorogood, who replaced Tom Crozier as Knights boss last month, moved to sign no less than TEN players over the past week. The first is former Spalding United midfielder and Lincoln City youngster ...

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Podium and prestigious JTR Award for Gosberton’s Abbi at Brands Hatch finale

Race ace Abbi Pulling completed her first season in the F4 British Championship with a podium at Brands Hatch as she clinched sixth place overall – and a coveted award to boot. The Gosberton teenager placed fourth, seventh and third in the three races at the final round of the series, but the best was still to come as she ...

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Facilities at Holbeach United’s Carter’s Park to get a makeover after £88k grant

Holbeach United have been awarded a grant from the Premier League, The FA and Government’s Football Foundation to upgrade their changing rooms and club house facilities. The Football Foundation is the UK’s largest sports charity and exists to improve the experience of playing football for everyone, by championing fair access to quality facilities. This grant will enable Holbeach, who play ...

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Tulips and Pinchbeck United pay tributes to popular Ogy following his passing

One of South Holland’s most recognisable footballing faces has passed away. It was announced on Monday that Ogy Lane, who is best known for being the friendly face on the door as you enter the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field on matchday, had died. Ogy manned the turnstiles for both Spalding United and Pinhcbeck United and was much liked by ...

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Steven’s solid showing secures success at Tydd St Giles Golf Club’s October medal

Steven Thompson topped the Division One standings of Tydd St Giles Golf Club’s October Medal event. His score of 66 was enough to edge Wayne Cayzer (67) into second, with James Goult third on 68. Steve Slim and Tim Murphy were the other divisional winners. Results: Men’s section: October Medal competition: Division One – 1st Steven Thompson 76-10=66; 2nd Wayne ...

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South Holland speedster Smalley forced to settle for second spot at Cadwell Park

West Pinchbeck racer Ben Smalley was once again in the thick of the action at the latest round of the British Superlite Championship at Cadwell Park. The young South Holland speedster enjoyed a victory and a second place in the first two races, but his chances of overall glory were ended by a collision in the meeting’s finale. Smalley’s first ...

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Spalding United add two more signings as Zakuani continues his impressive overhaul

Spalding United haven’t let the suspension of the Pitching In NPL South East Division season stop them in their bid to revamp their squad. Boss Gaby Zakuani has moved to add two more players to his ever-growing squad. The first is talented youngster Reanu Grosset, who joins from Spartans Youth FC. On his new addition, Zakuani said: “He’s a player ...

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Spalding RFC facing more misery as rugby season is cancelled by RFU following latest lockdown

There will be no league rugby for any of Spalding RFC’s teams this season after the Rugby Football Union moved to cancel the 2020/21 campaign. Due to the Government’s additional lockdown measures following the increase of COVID-19 infection rates in locations across the country, as well as the concern around travelling to fulfil fixtures which may increase the risk of ...

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Boss Barnes wants Holbeach United to stay positive despite ‘gutting’ cup final loss

Holbeach United 0 Rothwell Corinthians 1 Phil Barnes admitted that everyone at Holbeach United was “gutted” as they lost the 2019/20 KitmanUK League Cup final 1-0 on Wednesday night. A solitary second-half strike from Tom Mills fired Rothwell Corinthians to a 1-0 win in a very tight final at Blackstones FC’s Lincoln Road ground – making it three final defeats ...

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Fish make welcome return as Kilby claims big triumph at Tydd Gote AC meeting

In what was likely to be the last Sunday match before lockdown, Tydd Gote Angling Club were pleased to see a few more fish turn up at the Main Road stretch. In blustery but relatively mild conditions, Mike Smith (end peg eight) and Andrew Kilby next door on seven found themselves into small silvers from the off to pinkie over ...

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Sunday football round-up: Duo fire five goals each as Jubilee smash 17 to go top

Free-scoring Jubilee returned to the top of the Spalding Sunday League table in style at the weekend – by thrashing Pinchbeck United Sports 17-1. In the most one-sided game of any season, both Declan Earth and Luke Steele helped themselves to five goals each. Gavin Phillips also bagged a brace, while Chris Beale, Matthew Cannon, Laurence Price and Liam Thirkell ...

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PDFL round-up: Crowland crush Sutton, Keeble keeps Tigers unbeaten, Tydd on-song again

Crowland Town took the South Holland bragging rights as they thrashed Long Sutton Athletic 4-0 in the ChromaSport PDFL Premier Division on Saturday. In a battle that was expected to be close, goals from Reece Crane, Danny Firth, Corban Oldham and sub Harry Grigas shot down the Magpies at Snowden Field. In the same division, Holbeach United Reserves stretched their ...

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Hot Harrox pass toughest test as Patterson praises best performance of the season

Moulton Harrox’s flawless start to the ChromaSport PDFL Premier Division season continued on Saturday as they defeated potential title rivals Peterborough North End Sports 3-0 at Broad Lane. Goals from Ian Bradbury (32), Ashley Coddington (48) and Joe Townsend (90) made it six wins from as many games in the league for Moulton, who are now third in the table. ...

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Great experience for ever-improving ace Abbi as she completes Formula Renault Eurocup weekend at Imola

Abbi Pulling reached another career landmark as she competed in the Formula Renault Eurocup races at the Emilia Romagna Imola Grand Prix over the weekend. Gosberton teenager Pulling, who has been impressing on the British F4 scene with JHR Developments this season, enjoyed her first-ever outing in a F3 specification car at the San Marino-based track over the weekend. She ...

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