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Thorogood admits Pinchbeck United need to get points on the board ahead of Nirvana test

Lewis Thorogood says Pinchbeck United are targeting a first win since mid-September when they take on Leicester Nirvana on Saturday. The Knights, who were down in 15th place in the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division North after Wednesday night’s 2-0 home home defeat to Loughborough Students, have been drifting towards the drop zone in recent weeks. A string of six tough ...

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Goal-shy Holbeach United looking to shed unwanted record in Selston ‘six-pointer’

Holbeach United must figure out how to smash one of non-league’s worst records if they are to end their unwanted winless run in the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division North. The Tigers, who sit bottom of the table with just two draws and ten defeats from 12 games, host relegation rivals Selston at Carter’s Park on Saturday (3pm). While Holbeach were ...

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Promotion with Spalding United still the target for Zakuani despite injury to ace Maddison

Spalding United boss Gaby Zakuani is still targeting promotion from the Pitching In NPL Midlands Division in his first full season as manager – but has called on his side to get themselves back in the play-off mix. The Tulips are sitting ninth in the standings, but have fallen ten points behind fifth-placed Coleshill Town after last weekend’s 3-0 home ...

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Ladies’ hockey round-up: Four-some Sutton grab second win, seven on the spin for Spalding

After a rocky run of results, Long Sutton ladies’ 1st got back to winning ways in East Women’s Hockey League Division Two North West with a 4-0 victory over St Ives 2nd. In what was their first win since another 4-0 success on September 25, they netted twice in each half at the Peele Leisure Centre. The goals came from ...

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Men’s hockey round-up: Spalding’s perfect start ended by last-gasp Cambridge strike

After six wins on the spin, Spalding 1st finally lost their maiden East Men’s Hockey League Division One North game of the season on Saturday. A 3-2 home reverse against Cambridge University 2nd at Glen Park not only shattered their 100 per cent record, but also dropped them down to second in the standings on goal difference. In what was ...

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Angling round-up: Tydd Gote take on Silvers Lake, Jonny bags big net in Holbeach meet

The Tydd Gote Angling Club regular Sunday match was fished at Kingsland Resevoir this week – where expectations were high for some good weights. Organiser Victor Simmonds had arranged to fish the ‘Silvers Lake’ on the Kingsland complex in the hope of persuading some of the bream, tench, roach and rudd to feed. It might be called the ‘Silvers Lake’ ...

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South Holland young guns shine at Boston and District Athletics Club indoor meeting

A host of South Holland youngsters featured in the second match in the Boston and District Athletics Club 2021/2022 Sportshall Athletics Series at the B-Hive indoor athletics training centre. In the under-13 age group, Jack Clark-Atkins produced some very promising performances on his first sportshall athletics outing of the season. He won the shot with a putt of 7.82m, cleared ...

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Spalding Indoor Bowls Club sides kick off their respective trophy hunts with wins

Saturday saw Spalding Indoor Bowls Club’s men and women being their respective campaigns in the Denny Cup and Yetton Trophy. Both matches were played on a two rinks at home and two away basis – and both teams were drawn against Peterborough. In the Denny Cup, the men started extremely well and were already 27-8 over the four rinks by ...

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Snooker round-up: Services C shine to stall Sutton Bridge B’s top tier title charge

Services C picked up an eye-catching 5-1 win over Spalding and District Snooker League Division One title chasers Sutton Bridge B on Thursday night. Bridge, who were joint leaders at the start of play, came unstuck as Nigel Cherry (O14), Shane Cummins (O21), Jordan Philpott (R14) and Kev Fitter (O28) all managed frame wins to steer Services to a superb ...

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Spalding RFC conquer Queens in tight basement battle to end losing run

Spalding RFC 17 Queens 10 Spalding RFC picked up their second win of the Midlands Three East (South) season on Saturday – but rock-bottom Queens made them work for their points. Tries from long-serving trio Pete Waudy, Harry Sharman and Mark Haighton got the job done for Town in a game that was played at their New Ground on Drain ...

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PDFL round-up: Sutton Bridge suffer shock defeat, Holbeach Reserves held to a draw

Sutton Bridge United’s ChromaSport PDFL Division Four title hopes suffered a big blow on Saturday as the high-fliers lost 3-2 against rock-bottom Orton Rangers Reserves. The South Holland side have been top of the table for much of the season, but became the first side to be beaten by Orton this campaign. Goals from Joe Sutton and Rian Lakey weren’t ...

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Ace Earth inspires seven-up Moulton Harrox with five goal salvo in county cup win

Moulton Harrox 7 Louth Town Reserves 0 Declan Earth helped himself to a hatful of goals as Moulton Harrox cruised into the fourth round of the Lincs FA Junior Cup with a dominant 7-0 victory over Louth Town Reserves on Saturday. In what was a very one-sided affair at Broad Lane, frontman Earth was on red-hot form with five of ...

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Holbeach United’s winless league run reaches 12 with Leicester Nirvana beating

Leicester Nirvana 3 Holbeach United 0 Boss Gary Frost had no complaints as Holbeach United’s nightmare start to the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division North season continued with a 3-0 defeat at Leicester Nirvana on Saturday. Three goals in a 25-minute spell before and after half time from Jordan Nelson (42 & 68) and Reece Giles (45) gave Nirvana the points ...

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Thorogood happy enough with Pinchbeck United’s performance in Heanor loss

Heanor Town 3 Pinchbeck United 1 Upbeat Pinchbeck United boss Lewis Thorogood felt there were plenty of positives to take from Saturday’s 3-1 defeat Heanor Town. Goals from Jack Dando (2) and Jamie Sleigh (19 & 74) handed hosts Heanor all three points in the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division North clash at The Town Ground. But Pinchbeck, who did pull ...

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Zakuani admits Spalding United must improve after home Halesowen defeat

Spalding United 0 Halesowen Town 3 It was a case of mixed emotions for Spalding United boss Gaby Zakuani after seeing his Spalding United side beaten 3-0 by table-topping Halesowen Town on Saturday. Goals from Simoen Cobourne (16), Ahmed Ali (39) and Kyle Finn (50) gave Halesowen a comfortable Pitching In NPL Midlands Division success at the Sir Halley Stewart ...

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Saturday football: No so three-sy for Tulips, Tigers and Pinchbeck but Earth fires five for seven-up Moulton

It was a bad day at the office for South Holland’s non-league sides as Spalding United, Holbeach United and Pinchbeck United all suffered sound league beatings on Saturday. The Tulips went down 3-0 at home to Pitching In NPL Midlands Division high-fliers Halesowen Town, while in the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division Holbeach United were beaten 3-0 at Leicester Nirvana and ...

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Patterson admits Moulton Harrox are big favourites to progress in Lincs Junior Cup

Moulton Harrox continue their quest for Lincs FA Junior Cup glory on Saturday with a third round clash against Louth Town Reserves at Broad Lane (1.30pm). Harrox, who are five-time winners of the county competition and last lifted the crown in 2018, are hot favourites to progress. Louth’s second string are top of the East Lincs Combination League Division One ...

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Spalding United set for tough test against table-topping Halesowen Town

Spalding United face one of the toughest tests in the Pitching In NPL Midlands Division on Saturday when they welcome leaders Halesowen Town (3pm). Halesowen have proved to be the early pace-setters in the division, but have been reeled in by Carlton Town and Chasetown in recent weeks, with the trio level on 30 points after 13 games. The Yeltz ...

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Frost: Time is now for Holbeach United to get league wins on the board

Bullish Holbeach United boss Gary Frost insists that it’s time Holbeach United started winning matches. The Tigers are currently bottom of the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division North after suffering nine defeats from their 11 games so far – including last weekend’s 4-0 thumping by Gresley Rovers. This Saturday sees the start of a key run of games for Holbeach, as ...

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In-form Simmonds enjoys another win at Tydd Gote Angling Club

Victor Simmonds is the man in form at the moment making it two wins in two outings at Tydd Gote Angling Club matches at Main Road with another comfortable victory in the Wednesday Open. With the silvers not co-operating, he targeted the bigger fish with his usual multiple worm line approach and a big tench and superb 2lb 9oz perch ...

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