ARCHIVE: See what happened five, ten, 25 and 50 years ago this week

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LOOKING back over our sporting pages at this week in South Lincolnshire’s sporting history...

Five years ago

Football: Spalding United booked a Lincolnshire Free Press and Spalding Guardian Shield final with Deeping Rangers after beating Holbeach United 7-6 on penalties.

The game finished 1-1, with new Tulips signing Mark Lovelace cancelling out an early Tom Gosling strike in the dying seconds. Spalding skipper Gary Pawson then struck the winning penalty.

Deeping beat Bourne Town 3-1 thanks to goals from Andy Ellis, Richard Challinor and Stu King.

Athletics: Long Sutton’s Gaye Clarke won three medals at the Euro Veteran’s Championshops in Poznan, Poland.

10 years ago

Cricket: Long Sutton were robbed of victory by the weather for the fourth time in a season.

Sutton were 90-3 – with Chris Booth 31 not out – chasing Grimsby’s 155-4.

Darts: Rob Smith won the Comfort Abroad Spalding Masters tournament and £70 prize at the Anchor Inn. He beat nine other finalists to take the title.

Cricket: Mohammed Haroon was the hero for Market Deeping again as they beat Caistor by 12 runs.

The virtuoso Pakistani all-rounder made 64 in Deeping’s 202, before taking fine figures of 5-30 to help seal the narrow success.

25 years ago

Bowls: Spalding Town were celebrating a momentous week as they lifted two trophies.

Just days after securing the Lincs County Challenge Bowl competition, they beat Royal Mail Cart 10-0 to seal the EBA Section Four title.

Cricket: Bourne 1st cruised past Spalding 1st in a one-sided derby. David Christmas took 3-20 to help dismiss Spalding for 92, before David Johnson (26no) steered Bourne home.

Football: Old Dons stalwart Fred Goodacre stepped in to save the Spalding World Series football competition.

50 years ago

Quoits: Two local talents were called up to the England squad to face Wales. TA Chapman, of Deeping St James, and Lutton’s A Chapman made the grade.

Football: Pinchbeck Colts’ Barry Faulkner was handed a trial with Lincoln City after scoring an amazing 51 goals the previous season.

Water polo: Spalding completed an impressive double over rivals Skegness. A brace of goals from Bools and a solitary strike from Nickols saw Spalding home.