SEE what happened in the South Lincolnshire sporting scene in this week of sporting history...
Five years ago
Football: Holbeach United made the worst possible start to the UCL Premier Division season as they were beaten 3-0 by Desborough Town at Carter’s Park.
Player/boss Shaun Keeble said: “Not one of our players performed.”
Golf: Sutton St James lad Jordan Hart topped the leaderboard at the British Junior Golf Tour event for the second week on the spin.
Football: Tuncay Korkmaz saw Deeping Rangers win their first game under his full-time charge.
Andy Ellis and David Cobb scored as Cogenhoe United were swept aside 2-1.
10 years ago
Football: Deeping Rangers won their first-ever game as a United Counties League Premier Division team.
They beat Long Buckby 2-1 at Outgang Road, with Mark Drake and Brett Sinclair getting the goals.
Cricket: Bourne were given fresh hope of retaining the Lincs ECB Premier League crown as leaders Grantham lost and they won.
Mike Goode’s 4-23 helped see off Messingham.
Football: New signings Mark Melson and Shaun Keeble hit two apiece as Holbeach United thrashed Cogenhoe 5-0. Ian Dunn also scored on the opening day of the season.
25 years ago
Football: Spalding United saw off Wootton 2-0 on their return to the United Counties League.
Debutante Steve Carter and Gavin Smith notched at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field.
Rugby League: Dowsby Fen’s Phil Webb set off for New Zealand to compete in the first-ever Student World Cup.
He was part of a 23-man British squad.
Football: A dubious late penalty robbed Holbeach United of a draw at Raunds Town.
Norris’ 83rd-miute spot-kick sentenced the Tigers to a 1-0 loss.
50 years ago
Tennis: Pat Andrew of Spalding beat Mary Gill 7-5, 0-6, 6-1 to win the Lincolnshire Women’s Championship.
It was the third time Andrew had got her hands on the title.
Cricket: Fast bowler Les Turner picked up his 100th wicket of the season.
The Bratleys ace removed Spalding’s Bertolaso to bring up the ton.
Football: Holbeach United announced the shock exits of John Lovell and Ken Smith, but signed up Johnny Hutchinson and Russ Delahoy.