FOOTBALL: Time for a break after plenty of goals and entertainment
After 87 games and 310 goals in the past 10 months, the football season is finally over!
It started in the middle of July when Spalding United lost 3-0 at Grantham Town in the Lincolnshire FA Senior Cup quarter-final.
History was made a couple of weeks later in Pinchbeck United's first-ever game in the ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League.
The stalemate against Huntingdon Town was one of only two goalless draws - the Senior Trophy quarter-final between Holbeach United and Deeping Rangers in October was probably the worst game of the whole campaign.
The groundhop weekend included four fixtures (15 goals) on the final Saturday of July.
There were 10 matches each in August, September and October - notably the FA Cup tie between Deeping and Kidderminster Harriers in front of a record crowd.
The Clarets beat Holbeach 4-3 and recorded an 8-1 victory over St Andrews. The biggest victory margin was matched twice by Spalding United's under-21s.
The Tulips' youngsters provided plenty of entertainment, even though they just missed out on a place in the grand final.
The half-century of games came on Boxing Day when Holbeach lost 4-0 at Wisbech Town while 2018 kicked off with Spalding's away defeat to Cleethorpes Town.
Unlike 12 months earlier in the play-off challenge, the Tulips offered very little in terms of coverage in the second half of the season.
The focus switched to Pinchbeck's title bid but Holbeach and Deeping were not quite good enough to stay in the UCL Premier Division championship race.
The best game to watch came at Abbey Lawn at the end of January as Pinchbeck got two stoppage-time goals to rescue a 4-4 draw with Bourne Town.
Cup wins for Spalding Town, Moulton Harrox and Holbeach rounded off a memorable campaign - now it's time for a break over the next couple of months!