Football

Easton proud of Spalding United as they bid to finish the job at Belper

Defiant Spalding United boss has heaped praise on his players and staff after they all but confirmed their status as an Evo-Stik NPL East Division side. The 3-0 home defeat against Brighouse Town on Monday means that 19th-placed Carlton Town can only surpass the Tulips with a big win at Marske United, providing Spalding are also defeated at Belper Town ...

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Hussey not fussed about fourth place ahead of Holbeach United’s final league fixture

Pipping rivals Pinchbeck United to fourth place in the Future Lions UCL Premier Division doesn’t really bother Holbeach United boss Danny Hussey. The Tigers saw off the Knights 1-0 on Easter Monday to move up to fifth place in the table. Victory in their final league fixture at Leicester Nirvana on Saturday (3pm), coupled with a Pinchbeck loss against Oadby ...

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Dunn says Pinchbeck United will prioritise possible cup glory over UCL Premier Division finale

Pinchbeck United player/boss Ian Dunn admits that he’s prioritising Wednesday night’s Hinchingbrooke Cup final over Saturday’s Future Lions UCL Premier Division finale. The Knights will clinch fourth place with victory over Oadby Town at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field (3pm), but Dunn has his eyes firmly set on the final with Godmanchester Rovers at Peterborough Northern Star on Wednesday ...

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Hussey talks up Holbeach United match-winner Lockie as Dunn admits Pinchbeck United were second best

Holbeach United 1 Pinchbeck United 0 Danny Hussey heaped praise on Holbeach United match-winner Jonny Lockie after his second-half strike sank South Holland rivals Pinchbeck United on Easter Monday. The Tigers broke away from a Pinchbeck corner mid-way through the second period and Lockie fired a strike home to make it five goals in his last seven games. Pinchbeck missed ...

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Lockie nets winner as Holbeach United take derby spoils against Pinchbeck United

Jonny Lockie’s strike gave Holbeach United a 1-0 derby win over Pinchbeck United at Carter’s Park on Easter Monday. Striker Lockie struck the only goal of the clash in the second half, as the Tigers moved to within two points of fourth-placed Pinchbeck with one Future Lions UCL Premier Division game left. Meanwhile, Spalding United look set to stave off ...

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Spalding United soundly beaten by Brighouse but looking a safe bet to stay up

Spalding United 0 Brighouse Town 3 Spalding United were handed a 3-0 reverse by Brighouse Town in their final home game of the season on Monday – but the result isn’t actually as bad as it sounds. First-half goals from Gabriel Johnson (9), Aaron Martin (28) and Rarman Edmonds-Green (45) were no more than dominant Brighouse deserved at the Sir ...

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Dunn pays tribute to champions Daventry but rues Pinchbeck United’s missed chances

Pinchbeck United 1 Daventry Town 1 Pinchbeck United were unable to stop Daventy Town clinching the Future Lions UCL Premier Division title on Saturday – but held the new champions to a creditable draw. The Knights fell behind to a strike from Sam Jackson midway through the first half at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field, but Alex Beck’s 46th-minute ...

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Five-star Holbeach United end winless run in style as Hussey gets ‘proud uncle’ moment

Kirby Muxloe 0 Holbeach United 5 After going a month without a win, Holbeach United ended their barren run with an emphatic 5-0 victory at Kirby Muxloe on Saturday. The Tigers kept up their hopes of finishing fourth in the Future Lions UCL Premier Division with a five-star showing at Ratby Lane as Billy Smith, Jonny Lockie (2), Callum Madigan ...

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Spafford back to earn Spalding United a pivotal point at Marske

By RAY TUCKER Markse United 1 Spalding United 1 Neal Spafford returned to action after a two-week break to turn in a man-of-the-match performance and score the goal which earned Spalding United a crucial point in their quest for Evo-Stik League East Division safety on Saturday. The 1-1 draw gained at mid-table Marske United gave the Tulips a three-point advantage ...

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Saturday football: Marske draw edges Tulips closer to safety, five-star Tigers win and Pinchbeck hold new champions Daventry

Spalding United edged closer to safety in Evo-Stik NPL East Division with a fine 1-1 draw at Marske United on Saturday, while Pinchbeck United drew 1-1 with Daventry Town and Holbeach United returned to winning ways with a 5-0 victory at Kirby Muxloe. Starting with the Tulips, they fell 1-0 down just before the break when Curtis Round netted for ...

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Double boost for Spalding United in their battle to avoid relegation

Spalding United’s hopes of staying in Evo-Stik NPL East Division have received two shots in the arm. Their fate is now back in their own hands after a last-gasp Loughborough Dynamo goal saw them defeat 19th-placed Carlton Town 2-1 on Tuesday night – meaning the Tulips are two points clear of the bottom two with three games left to play. ...

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Pinchbeck United eyeing up solid Easter as they bid to crash title party

Pinchbeck United player/boss Ian Dunn admits that his side face two tough fixtures over the Easter period as they bid to clinch fourth place in the Future Lions UCL Premier Division. The Knights are aiming to deny Daventry Town the title at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field on Saturday (3pm) when they entertain the table-toppers, before making the short ...

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Hussey hatches a summer plan after Holbeach United’s winless month

Boss Danny Hussey isn’t getting too downbeat about Holbeach United’s winless run – because he now knows what he needs to do to turn things around. The Tigers boss hasn’t seen his side win since a 2-0 triumph over Leicester Nirvana in the League KO Cup semi-final on March 13, while their last Future Lions UCL Premier Division win was ...

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Footballers give vandals a kicking

Community football club Spalding United Youth have had fantastic support after vandals caused hundreds of pounds of damage to their main West Pinchbeck pitch causing some games to not go ahead. But an online appeal to raise £500 to cover the costs of the damage found at the Leaveslake Drove ground on Saturday hit its target in just hours. The ...

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Sunday football: Sutton St James secure first leg of potential treble with Shield win

It was trophy time for Sutton St James on Sunday as they got their hands on the John Chappell Shield. A double from Joseph Sutton secured a 2-0 victory over Fosdyke in the Spalding and District Sunday League competition at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field. The victory is the first of a potential treble for St James, who are ...

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PDFL round-up: Tydd fire four against Netherton in big finale to seal a top ten finish

Tydd rounded off their first-ever season in the ChromaSport PDFL Premier Division with an impressive 4-2 home success over last year’s champions Netherton United. The victory ensures that Tydd will finish in the top ten of the league’s top tier, which is a solid return for the South Holland side with 13 wins and five draws from their 30 games. ...

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New system does the trick as Pinchbeck United close in on fourth place with victory

Leicester Nirvana 1 Pinchbeck United 3 Pinchbeck United strengthened their grip on fourth place in the Future Lions UCL Premier Division with an impressive 3-1 victory at Leicester Nirvana on Saturday. Despite falling behind to Shaquille Master’s 34th-minute strike at Hamilton Park, second-half goals from Ollie Maltby (50), Charlie West (73) and Alex Beck (90) fired the Knights to all ...

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Individual errors costly as depleted Holbeach United are beaten by late goals

Holbeach United 0 Rugby Town 2 Boss Danny Hussey bemoaned two more individual errors as his Holbeach United side slipped to a 2-0 home defeat against Rugby Town on Saturday. Two late goals from Charlie Evans (77 and 88) at Carter’s Park sentenced the Tigers to their fifth defeat in their last six games and stretched their winless run beyond ...

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Saturday football: Pinchbeck United close on fourth place with Nirvana win, another defeat for Holbeach United

Pinchbeck United won 3-1 at Leicester Nirvana in the Future Lions UCL Premier Division on Saturday, while Holbeach United’s poor run of results continued with a 2-0 home reverse against Rugby Town. The Knights are now six points clear in fourth place, having come from behind to earn an impressive success at a Nirvana side who are notoriously strong at ...

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Spalding United soundly beaten by Loughborough as relegation fears grow

Spalding United 0 Loughborough Dynamo 2 Two early goals sentenced Spalding United to a disappointing 2-0 loss against Loughborough Dynamo on Saturday – leaving their future in Evo-Stik NPL East Division on a knife-edge with three games left to play. Strikes from Luke Foster (7) and Alex Steadman (9) were all Dynamo needed at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field, ...

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