ARCHIVE: Looking back over our sports pages

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.