Appleby is a fancier in form

Local sport from the Boston Standard, Lincolnshire: bostonstandard.co.uk/sport, on Twitter @standardduncan
Local sport from the Boston Standard, Lincolnshire: bostonstandard.co.uk/sport, on Twitter @standardduncan

Terry Appleby is the fancier who has hit form as the pigeon racing season enters its final stages.

For the second successive week he was the winner of Boston Central RPC’s race with the fastest pigeon into town.

Also in excellent form this young bird season is the partnership of John Hardy and John Burt, who again took the first three places in Boston and District FC.

The race was from Newton Aycliffe, and results were:

Boston Central RPC (11-203): 1 Appleby and Dtr 1751, 2 and 3 Upsall and Frost 1735 and 1724, 4 and 5 Tim Appleby 1706 (2), 6 A. Kirkman 1699, 7 G. and C. Edwards 1691, 8 and 9 Upsall and Frost 1690 and 1681, 10 K. Ward 1673, 11 G. and C. Edwards 1669, 12 K. Ward 1662.

Boston and District FC (7-190): 1, 2 and 3 Hardy and Burt 1736 and 1730.765 (2), 4, 5 and 6 R. Knight and Sons 1701, 1694.531 and 1694.318, 7 Mr and Mrs B. Garnham 1681, 8 D. Brackenbury 1675, 9 and 10 Mr and Mrs Garnham 1671.817 and 1671.203, 11 and 12 D. Brackenbury 1629.250 and 1629.055.