The Lincolnshire Derby known as the Lincs Derby, is the footballing rivalry between the teams in the ceremonial county of Lincolnshire, England: Lincoln City, Boston United, Gainsborough Trinity, Grimsby Town and Scunthorpe United. The derby was contested on 3 January 1884 when Grimsby Town played Lincoln City at Clee Park in Grimsby. Grimsby won the game 1–0. Scunthorpe United's first game was a 1–0 away defeat to Gainsborough Trinity in 1930. Trinity debuted themselves in 1886 against Lincoln City in a 2–2 draw in the FA Cup. Boston United debuted in 1953 with a 9–0 defeat against Scunthorpe United, the record score from a Lincolnshire derby. In recent years the derby has tended to be between Grimsby Town and Lincoln City, due to them both playing in Football League Two and the Conference National and Gainsborough Trinity versus Boston United in the Conference North. Grimsby and Lincoln have faced each other in tiers 2 to 5 of the English football league system, making this rivalry the most enduring.
Games between Grimsby Town and Scunthorpe United are called and noted as the Humber Derby, a separate local rivalry shared between themselves and Hull City from the north bank of the Humber Estuary. Other Lincolnshire clubs have minor derbys which are contested between the likes of Grantham Town, Spalding United, Lincoln United, Sleaford Town, Holbeach United, Boston Town, Grimsby Borough, Louth Town, Bourne Town, Lincoln Moorlands Railway, Skegness Town, Cleethorpes Town and Nettleham, but all clubs play in divisions lower than the 6th tier of English football. In addition the five original teams are the only teams from the county who have played in the Football League. Games played in the pre-season tournament the Lincolnshire Senior Cup do not count as Lincs derby as games in the competition are not viewed as competitive fixtures; the most recent derby took place on 1 January 2018 with Gainsborough Trinity holding Boston United to a 1–1 draw at The Northolme, Gainsborough. Most successful team in a Lincolnshire derby: Grimsby Town Most goals scored in Lincolnshire derbys: Grimsby Town Most goals conceded in Lincolnshire derbys: Lincoln City Most successful team from Lincolnshire: Grimsby Town Largest victory in a Lincolnshire derby: Scunthorpe United 9–0 Boston United Oldest team in Lincolnshire: Gainsborough Trinity Least successful team in a Lincolnshire derby: Boston United Club with most time spent in top tier of English football: Grimsby Town Club with most time spent in second tier of English football: Grimsby Town First club to play at Wembley Stadium: Brigg Town Team with most appearances at Wembley Stadium: Grimsby Town Team with most appearances at the Millennium Stadium: Lincoln City Largest attendance in Lincolnshire: 31,651, Grimsby Town v Wolverhampton Wanderers Most successful team in the FA Cup: Grimsby Town Most successful team in the League Cup: Grimsby Town Most successful team in the Football League Trophy: Grimsby Town Most successful team in the Lincolnshire Senior Cup: Grimsby Town Statistics up-to-date as of 19 January 2019 Statistics up-to-date as of 19 January 2019 Statistics up-to-date as of 2 September 2018Grimsby Town vs. Lincoln City Grimsby Town vs. Scunthorpe United Lincoln City vs. Scunthorpe United Boston United vs. Gainsborough Trinity Lincoln City vs. Gainsborough Trinity Grimsby Town vs. Gainsborough Trinity Scunthorpe United vs. Gainsborough Trinity Boston United vs. Lincoln City Scunthorpe United vs.
Boston United Boston United vs. Grimsby Town Below is a list of all notable football clubs in the ceremonial county of Lincolnshire; the ladder is in order of. The current tier indicates what level the club compete at in the English football league system, the Highest tier box represents the highest tier that club has played their football at; the list includes defunct clubs. The following lists include players. If a player has been signed for both clubs but failed to play for both as in the case of Joby Gowshall or Andy Smith for Lincoln City and Grimsby Town they are not included. If a player has played for one, but failed to make an appearance for the other he is included. Players do not have to have played in a Lincolnshire derby to be included in this section
Victoria Park, Bournemouth
Victoria Park, Bournemouth is a football ground in Bournemouth. The stadium is believed to have opened on the site of an old farmers field around 1890 when Bournemouth F. C. moved into the ground. The club continued to be the sole users of the ground off Namu Road until 1928 when a greyhound company took ownership of the site; the first meeting took place on Saturday 23 June 1928 following an earlier failed venture by the same company at nearby Ensbury Park Racecourse. There was six race card but both hurdle races were declared void due to greyhounds fighting, a common occurrence in the early days of oval racing; the press blamed the problems on a large bird because it was reported as flying in front of the faces of the greyhounds upsetting them. The first winner was Miss F Milburn’s Cabaret over 525 yards in a time of 38.30 at odds of 7-4 on. The attendance was described as large and one of the stewards was Lord Robert Edward Innes-Kerr, husband of the famous actress of the time Jose Collins who christened the dummy hare.
This first meeting was held under National Greyhound Racing Club rules but it was stated that nine previous meetings had been held by the company. These meetings mentioned however are believed to relate to the nine held at Ensbury Park based on the fact that the company and Racing Manager Reg Hermon were the same; the company went bankrupt before 1932 when the Southern Greyhound Racing Promotions Ltd purchased the stadium and spent £5,000 transforming the facilities. The new company owned Banister Court Stadium which opened in 1928 so previous experience of running a track was an advantage; the Director of Racing was T Bradbury-Pratt and the chairman was Ronald Prideaux. Eight thousand people witnessed the reopening on Monday 1 Aug 1932; the racing schedule was set for every Monday and Saturday with no bookmakers allowed on course, all bets were tote only. The stadium closed to greyhound racing on 29 September 1934 for unknown reasons but the council purchased the stadium for £4,500 in 1944 leasing it back to the football club.
The ground was known as the Victoria Park Sports Ground in years but has remained the home of Bournemouth Football Club throughout
Hall Green Stadium
Hall Green Stadium was a greyhound racing stadium located in the Birmingham suburb of Hall Green. The stadium closed in July 2017 to make way for a housing development, following a planning application submitted by the stadium's final owner, Euro Property Investments Limited; the track itself was a 412-metre long oval track with a sand covered surface. The capacity of the stadium seems to be somewhat in question with estimates ranging from 2,500 to 3,000; the stadium's main stand facilities included outside terracing along the main straight, fast food outlets, a bar on the first floor, an indoor seated area with glass frontage overlooking the track on second floor. On the second floor was the a la carte restaurant. Executive suites that can hold between 18 and 100 people were located on the first bend of the track. Related facilities included a hotel situated on bends 3 and 4 which opened in 1990, some rooms of which offered views of the track and a purpose built snooker hall along the back straight with 21 full sized tables.
Conference facilities were provided and managed by the stadium. Investment in 1970 resulted in the track becoming one of the major provincials in the country and the GRA spent over £750,000 renovating the club house into a four tier restaurant and a new electronic display tote board was built; the track kennels were demolished during the renovation resulting in a contract trainer system. In 1981 the track changed to an all-sand surface which replaced the former grass straights, an'Outside McKee Scott' hare and undersoil heating were installed. Further stadium improvements in 1987 including a large snooker club to the tune of £400,000 and another face lift in 1989 to the tune of £1 million saw an extension to the restaurant and construction of a 48 bedroom hotel called ‘The Lodge’. A new track surface was installed during this latest investment; the Greyhound Racing Association bought the land, known as the Olympia Sports Ground in the Birmingham suburb of Hall Green and constructed a greyhound track.
Opened on 24 August 1927 it was the first greyhound track to be built in the city. A crowd of 20,000 turned up to experience racing for the first time despite the fact that another Birmingham track Kings Heath Stadium had just opened three months previous; the first race on that Wednesday evening was won by Lock Latham owned by Lady Lock and Mr P. Latham and was over 500 yards in a winning time of 29.66. Appearing that same night was Bonzo who duly won his race and would go on to win the first running of the Champion Hurdle race at White City Stadium and this event would soon be called the Grand National. In the late 1920s a 440-yard circumference track was a decent size circuit with long straights and easy turns. Handicaps and an'Inside Sumner' hare were features of the track and the main distances were 500 and 700 yards. Facilities at the time included the main stand which offered the Hall Green Sports Club and Enclosure Club with stands on the opposite side of the track to accommodate the large patronage.
A small annual subscription allowed patron’s admittance to the clubs and it was not long before a restaurant service was introduced. Similar to other larger tracks of the time there was a resting kennel located away from the track and the Hall Green resting kennels were found nearby at Bogay Hall Farm in Solihull; the stadium hosted speedway races between 1928 and 1938. After the war the track introduced a major event for the first time and it was called the Midland Flat Championship and the centre green was home to the Hall Green Amateurs football team between 1951 until 1965. After the completion of the new facilities in 1970 the stadium recruited one of the country’s finest trainers at the time in Geoffrey DeMulder. In 1973 another trainer Sid Mann retired ending a 43-year association with the GRA, Mann had taken out a licence in 1930. Sometime Racing Manager Jeff Jefcoate joined Northern Sports at Ramsgate Stadium and his assistant Horace Peplow retired after 50 years leaving Sidney Wood the deputy chief Racing Manager for the GRA in charge and he was joined by Simon Harris.
As 1984 came to an end the great Scurlogue Champ set two track records, one in December 1984 and another the following year. In 1993 the British Breeders Forum Produce was switched from Wembley to Hall Green and Simon Harris was replaced by Gary Woodward; the Television Trophy was hosted at the track for the third time in 1997 following the previous staging in 1979 & 1988 and in 1999 the Blue Riband competition was brought to the track following the demise of Wembley with the Grand National switching to sister track Wimbledon Stadium. Under General Manager Stephen Rea two new races were inaugurated by the track, they were the Gymcrack in 2000 and the Prestige in 2003 but the Midland Flat was discontinued, it had been the tracks oldest race. Blue Riband Golden Jacket Grand National Gymcrack Midland Flat Prestige Produce Stakes 1973 Hall Green lost a fought battle with Wembley in the Duke of Edinburgh Cup Grand Final by 64 points to 56. 1974 & 1979 Geoff DeMulder won two English Greyhound Derby triumphs in 1974 & 1979 with Jimsun and Sarahs Bunny respectively.
1992 Kildare Slippy trained by Paddy Hancox set some unbelievable track records. He recorded 28.52 winning a 474-metre hurdle race, a sensation because it was four spots quicker than the 474 metre flat track record. This incredible run must go down as one of the greatest performances in racing history. In 2014 the National Asset Management Agency sold Hall Green and Belle Vue stadiums but retained a lease agreement for both venues.
Perry Barr Stadium
Perry Barr Stadium is a stadium and a Greyhound Board of Great Britain regulated greyhound racing track on Aldridge Road in Perry Barr, England. The track is operated by the Greyhound Racing Association, a subsidiary of the National Asset Management Agency, who own the stadium. Racing takes place every Saturday evening, in addition to their four ARC fixtures. Opened in 1929, it was built for Birchfield Harriers, who left in 1977, it is now used for greyhound speedway. It is not to be confused with the Birchfield Ladbroke Stadium, known as the old Perry Barr Stadium which closed in 1984; the stadium is opposite the former Birmingham City University main campus and close to Perry Barr railway station. It sits in the fork of the A453 Aldridge Road; the River Tame flows northwards between the stadium and the A34. The stadium was constructed for an athletics club, Birchfield Harriers who held its opening ceremony on 27 July 1929, having purchased the land on 11 November 1926; the façade still carries their badge, a running stag, rendered in Art Deco style bas relief, carved in 1929 and attributed to William Bloye.
The site was a rubbish tip, chiefly for fly ash from a local power station. Birchfield Cycling Club used the venue for cycle races, from the mid-1930s, the cycle track outside the running lanes was used by the Sunbac Speedway Club for dirt-track racing. In the 1930s and 40s, Aston Villa Football Club's third teams trained at the stadium. Soon after the start of World War II, the stadium was requisitioned by the government and used by the Home Guard. In the war it was used to accommodate Italian prisoners of war. Shortly afterwards, the club hired out the stadium on Saturday evenings, to Birmingham Speedway. Floodlighting was installed to facilitate the latter, this allowed for the first floodlit athletics meeting held in the United Kingdom, in September 1948, after the lights had been turned on near the end of an earlier meeting, which had overrun into dusk. Floodlit horse jumping competitions were held. On 29 May 1954 Diane Leather became the first woman to run a mile in less than 5 minutes, during the Midlands Women's AAA Championships at the ground.
In 1977, their centenary year, Birchfield Harriers moved to the newly built Alexander Stadium and the old venue was renamed "Perry Barr Stadium". Perry Barr had been without greyhound racing since 1984 following the surprise sale by Ladbrokes and subsequent demolition of the old Perry Barr stadium on Walsall Road, known latterly as the Birchfield Ladbroke Stadium; however during 1990 negotiations started with the aim to re-introduce the sport at the Alexander Sports Ground across the other side of the A34. The stadium was no longer used for athletics because the new Alexander Stadium Stadium in Perry Park was serving this purpose. Maurice Buckland a former trainer and head of a consortium called the Perry Barr Greyhound Racing Club suggested the idea of greyhound racing at the venue it was given planning permission; the new build was completed and the new stadium opened on 16 October attracting trainers the calibre of Geoff DeMulder who guided Fearless Mustang to the 1991 English Greyhound Derby final as a Perry Barr trainer during the first Derby tilt for the new track.
The circumference of the track was 435 metres with wide straights and bends and race distances of 275, 460, 500, 660, 710 and 895 metres. An'Outside Sumner' hare was used on Tuesday and Thursday race nights overseen by Racing Manager Gary Woodward. There were kennels for 82 hounds on site. A former trainer from the previous Perry Barr called Frank Baldwin took over as Racing Manager in 1991. A major race called the Birmingham Cup was held at Perry Barr until 2009 and it hosted the original classic race the Scurry Gold Cup from 2005-2008. Another Perry Barr hound called Heres Seanie reached the 1995 English Greyhound Derby final and Racing Managers included Ian Hillis and Tim Hales; the Greyhound Racing Association under their parent company Wembley plc planned to build a track in Liverpool and acquire Perry Barr. The former did not materialise but in May 2005 a £4.2 million takeover was agreed with the Perry Barr Greyhound Racing Club. Stephen Rea and Gary Woodward were brought in as the Racing Manager.
After initial investment into the stadium the GRA brought the former classic race the Scurry Gold Cup to the track following the closure of Catford Stadium. The stadium hosted two trainers championships in 2005 and 2012 and inbetween the Scurry was moved to sister track Belle Vue Stadium but the rekindled Birmingham Cup was discontinued in 2009 leaving Perry Barr with no major event of note; the track today uses an'Outside Swaffham' hare and is a regular on the Bookmakers Afternoon Greyhound Service overseen by Racing Manager Martin Seal. In recent years the GRA, under new parent company Risk Capital, ran into financial difficulties and unpaid loans resulted in NAMA taking control of the GRA. In 2013 an agreement was brokered securing the use of the stadium by the GRA until at least 2026 from parent company NAMA. In 2017 the stadium was awarded the prestigious St Leger after it switched from sister track Wimbledon. One year in 2018 the stadium signed a deal with ARC to race on Monday, Thursday an
Crayford Stadium is a greyhound racing stadium located in the London Borough of Bexley in England. The stadium, which has featured races since 1986, has private suites, a restaurant and a number of bars. An evening meeting takes place every Tuesday, a matinée race meeting takes place on Thursday and morning meetings are held every Tuesday and Saturday. Crayford is owned by Ladbrokes Coral. Golden Jacket Gold Collar Crayford Vase Kent St Leger Crayford Rosebowl Guys and Dolls In 1984 Ladbrokes announced that racing would cease at the Crayford & Bexleyheath Stadium to allow plans for rebuilding the entire stadium as part of a development project; the twenty acre site would be redeveloped with five acres of it being converted into a new greyhound track and sports stadium. Racing ended on 18 May 1985 and work began on the new stadium. Following sixteen months of development and construction it was ready for action; the grand opening took place on 1 September 1986 and the new stadium would be called Crayford after the decision was made to drop the Bexleyheath part, the stadium was situated in a different five acre part of the original twenty acres.
The stadium was opened by the Mayor of Ladbrokes Chairman Cyril Stein. In 1987 the track took possession of a major competition called the Golden Jacket which had struggled to find a new home since the demise of Harringay; the event had been temporarily held at Hall Green and Monmore and was a popular afternoon competition with television exposure. Crayford provided a new matinee meeting for their Ladbrokes betting shops and another new competition called the Crayford Rosebowl was inaugurated; the dimensions of the all-sand circuit were a small 334m circumference with distances of 380, 540, 714 and 874 metres with an outside Sumner hare. Facilities included a restaurant for 138 covers, two bars and a twin-tier glass fronted covered stand. Within the stadium was a sports hall complex, a fitness area and a swimming pool; the Racing Manager was Roy Dwight and General Manager Roger Lakey, soon to be replaced by Paul Lawrence and Barry Stanton respectively. The Guys and Dolls competition arrived at the track in 1997 but in 2000 Racing Manager Paul Lawrence parted company with the track replaced by Harry Bull with Danny Rayment promoted to deputy.
In 2015 the track resurrected the Guys and Dolls. In 2017 Ladbrokes merged with Gala Coral to form Ladbrokes Coral. In 2018 the stadium signed a deal with SIS to race every Tuesday morning and evening, Thursday afternoon, Friday morning and Saturday morning. Dinky Luckhurst trained Breeks Rocket to Grand National success in 1988 and eight years Dynamic Display repeated the achievement for Barry O’Sullivan. Pure Patches won the 1998 Gold Collar and made the 1999 English Greyhound Derby final. Two consecutive Cesarewitch wins in 1999 & 2000 by Bubbly Prince and Lady Jean kept the track in the limelight and Haughty Ted won the Gold Collar in 2001 for Dinky Luckhurst. Another Grand National win by the Gemma Davidson trained Plane Daddy continued Crayford’s success with hurdle racing and Lorraine Sams introduced a greyhound to the industry in 2006 called Spiridon Louis; the black and white dog would become the 2007 Greyhound of the year after winning the St Leger, TV Trophy and Regency. Official site British Greyhound Racing Board Crayford Live
Boston United F.C.
Boston United Football Club is an English football club based in Boston, Lincolnshire. The club participates in the sixth tier of English football; the club is known as'the Pilgrims' in reference to the Pilgrim Fathers, who left England and sailed to North America and founded Boston, Massachusetts. The club's crest, the pilgrim fathers' ship'The Mayflower', is a reference to them; the club's traditional colours are black. Boston's neighbours include Scunthorpe United and Grimsby Town; the club is one of only 12 in the country to run a Centre of Excellence, provides a Study Support Centre and is the basis of the'Boston United Football in the Community Scheme'. Boston United were members of the Football League from 2002 until 2007; the club was founded in 1933. Their first game was a 3–1 defeat at home to Grimsby Reserves on 26 August 1933, when a crowd of 1,544 watched Boston's no.7, score United's first goal. They had a moderate amount of success in various leagues, including the Midland League and Southern League.
The club's FA cup run of 1955–56 included a 6–1 victory at Derby County playing in Third Division North, with Geoff Hazledine scoring a hat-trick. This was a record away win by a non-league team against League opponents in the FA Cup; this set up a Third Round match against Tottenham Hotspur of the Football League First Division at White Hart Lane on 7 January 1956. The match against Tottenham Hotspur was played in front of a crowd of 46,185; the Pilgrims lost 4 -- 0. Over 10,000 Boston supporters attended the game. A number of special train services from Boston to King's Cross were set up for the day, they were founder members of the Northern Premier League in 1968, of which they were champions four times, of the Alliance Premier League in 1979. However, their Northern Premier League title wins were not enough to gain them election to the Football League, when they won the title in 1978 they missed out on league status in favour of runners-up Wigan Athletic, who took the Football League place held by Southport.
In 1985 Boston United went to Wembley for the first and only time in their history for the FA Trophy Final of the 1984–85 season, after Bob Lee scored a winning last minute goal in the 2nd leg of the semi-final against Altrincham at York Street to put the Pilgrims through. Boston lost 2 -- 1 to Wealdstone with Chris Cook scoring United's only goal. Boston United finished third in the Conference in 1988–89, but were unable to build on this and were relegated to the NPL in 1993, they were transferred to the Southern League, winning the title in 2000, went professional in 2001. In their first season as a professional club, Boston won the Conference and were promoted to the Football League. However, in the wake of their promotion, Boston's manager, Steve Evans, former chairman, Pat Malkinson, were charged with breaking the Football Association's rules over the registration of players. Both men received bans from the FA, the club were fined and docked four points from their first season in the League.
This angered some the Conference runners up Dagenham & Redbridge, who believed that any points deduction should have applied to the previous season, which would have meant Dagenham being promoted instead. After their promotion to the Football League, Boston never looked like challenging for promotion to the third tier of the league and most of their time from 2002 was spent in mid-table, with occasional flirts with relegation and the play-offs. In May 2007 Boston were relegated from Football League Two on the last day of the season. Steve Evans and his assistant Paul Raynor on 27 May resigned from the club, two days joined Crawley Town; because of the relegation Boston were scheduled to play the 2007–08 season in the Conference National but this position was placed in doubt after the club's chairman Jim Rodwell entered Boston into a Company Voluntary Arrangement late in their last game so that 10 points would be deducted in the 2006–07 season instead of the 2007–08 season. Although this meant that Boston started the 2007–08 season without a points penalty FA rules dictated that they be demoted 2 divisions as a result of HM Revenue & Customs placing a restriction into the CVA of Boston not being allowed to pay football creditors 100% of what they were owed.
They therefore played the 2007–08 season in the Conference North division, two steps below the Football League. This would be United's first season under the new ownership of David Newton and Neil Kempster, who took control of the club over from ex-Chairman Jim Rodwell. Despite finishing the 2007–08 campaign in 10th place under the guidance of Tommy Taylor, United were still in administration by the 2nd Saturday of May in 2008; this meant they were relegated again to the Northern Premier League Premier Division for the 2008–09 season. Despite coming out of administration just before the start of the new season anyway, Boston United failed to have this decision overturned. Another result of this was that they would have to enter the FA Cup in the 1st qualifying round, something which they had not done for many years, they reached the final of the Lincs Senior Shield but were swept aside by Stamford 4–1,and finished the league campaign in 16th position. A much more favourable campaign the following season saw The Pilgrims finish 3rd in the league where they won the play-offs, beating Bradford Park Avenue in the final thanks to an Anthony Church extra time winner to earn promotion back to the Conference North.
Joint managers Rob Scott and Paul Hurst resigned from the club in 2011 and wer
Sutterton is a village and rural parish in Lincolnshire, England. The population of the Civil Parish at the 2011 census was 1,585. Hitherto, the parish had formed part of Boston Rural District, in Parts of Holland. Holland was one of the three divisions of the traditional County of Lincolnshire. Since the Local Government Act of 1888 Holland had been, in most respects, a county in itself; the village is one of eighteen parishes which, together with Boston, form the Lincolnshire Borough of Boston. Local governance has been arranged as such since the reorganization of 1 April 1974, resulting from the Local Government Act 1972; the parish forms part of the'Five Villages' electoral ward. Sutterton parish church is dedicated to St Mary the Blessed Virgin. Sutterton lies 6 miles south-west from Boston, near the junction of the A16 and A17 roads, on the B1397; the village of Kirton lies 2 miles to the north-west. The Spalding bypass opened as the'Spalding-Sutterton Improvement' in 1995. Sutterton has a post office and general store, one public house and restaurant and chip shop, a garden centre, veterinary practice and doctors' practice and a village hall used in conjunction with the primary school.
Close to the east is Algarkirk. Before 1970, the two villages shared the Algarkirk and Sutterton railway station on the Spalding to Boston line, now next to the A16. Media related to Sutterton at Wikimedia Commons "Sutterton" Genuki. Retrieved 10 April 2011