Football

Hayes reckons Holbeach United are looking the part so far in pre-season

Boss Seb Hayes reckons it’s a case of “so far, so good” for his Holbeach United side over pre-season. After beating Skegness Town 6-2 on Saturday and thrashing at Wisbech St Mary 8-0 on Tuesday night, the Tigers chief is ready to step things up a notch ahead of the start of the new ChromaSport UCL Premier Division season against ...

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Dunn delighted as Pinchbeck United complete ‘marquee signing’ of ace Tidswell

Excited player/boss Ian Dunn feels Pinchbeck United have made a “marquee signing” after getting Andrew Tidswell to commit to the club. The two-time ChromaSport UCL Premier Division champion and double golden boot winner has spent pre-season with the Knights – and has this week put pen-to-paper on forms with Dunn’s side. Having walked away from the local footballing scene last ...

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Pre-season: Tulips exit county cup but other South Holland sides bag goals galore

Spalding United bowed out of this year’s Lincolnshire FA Senior Cup as Grantham Town eased to a 3-0 victory in Friday night’s quarter-final clash. A Paul Walker own goal (8) and strikes from Danny Meadows (16) and George Couzens (71) were enough for the higher-graded Gingerbreads at The Meres, in what was the Tulips’ first competitive game of the 2017/18 ...

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Lemon suffers nasty injury as Spalding United beaten at Grantham Town

Grantham Town 3 Spalding United 0 Jordan Lemon suffered a broken wrist as Spalding United were beaten 3-0 by Grantham Town on Friday night. A first-half Paul Walker OG and a Danny Meadows effort gave hosts Grantham a 2-0 lead at the break in the Lincs Senior Cup clash at the Meres. But is was the injury to Lemon that ...

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Super Summer Sixes glory for Denmark-bound Spalding United Blue boys

Spalding United under-11 Blues kicked off their 2017 summer tournament campaign by winning the Holbeach United Summer Sixes event. The young blues started a little slowly, losing their first group game against FFA Gold 1-0. However, this was the only goal they conceded throughout the whole tournament. They finished second in their group, which meant they faced the winners of ...

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Pair of Pinchbeck United junior sides shine at Royston Town tournament

Two talented junior teams from Pinchbeck United enjoyed success at the Royston Town tournament on Saturday. Pinchbeck’s under-14 girls emerged as winners in what was their final tournament of the summer, while the under-16 boys finished as runners-up after losing a dramatic penalty shoot-out. The girls were in action in the morning and were up against sides from North London ...

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Football fixtures: Pinchbeck United’s 2017/18 UCL Division One schedule so far

Pinchbeck United’s schedule for their first-ever season in ChromaSport UCL Division One is yet to be released – be a number of their early dates can be announced. Ian Dunn’s side begin life at Step 6 with a trip to Huntingdon Town on Friday, July 28 as part of the UCL/PDFL Groundhop weekend. Their first home game at the new ...

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Football fixtures: Spalding United’s complete 2017/18 schedule

Spalding United’s 2017/18 Evo-Stik NPL First Division South schedule has been announced. A trip to Stocksbridge Park Steels awaits Chris Rawlinson’s Tulips on the opening day of the season (August 12), while league newboys Corby Town are the first visitors to the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field (August 15). Promoted ChromaSport UCL Premier Division champions Peterborough Sports are Spalding’s visitors ...

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Football fixtures: Holbeach United’s 2017/18 matches announced

The first half of Holbeach United’s 2017/18 fixture schedule in the ChromaSport UCL Premier Division has been announced. As previously announced, the Tigers kick-off their campaign with a home date against Sleaford Town as part of the UCL/PDFL Groundhop day. The stand-out games see Holbeach visit Wisbech Town on Boxing Day, while the clashes with rivals Boston Town are on ...

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Boss Rawlinson feels Spalding United are ready to roll ahead of Grantham Town test

Buoyant boss Chris Rawlinson reckons Spalding United are ready to hit the ground running as they prepare to get their new season under way. The Tulips make the short trip to Evo-Stik NPL Premier Division side Grantham Town for a Lincs FA Senior Trophy showdown on Friday night (7.45pm) in what is their first competitive outing of the 2017/18 campaign. ...

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Pre-season round-up: Leckie off the mark as Holbeach United hold Peterborough Sports, Pinchbeck win

Lewis Leckie notched his first goal for Holbeach United on Tuesday night as they kicked off their pre-season games with a 1-1 draw with Peterborough Sports. Ex-Spalding United midfielder Lewis Webb put promoted ChromaSport UCL Premier Division champions Sports 1-0 up at Carter’s Park, but Leckie levelled from the penalty spot after fellow new signing Will Bird was fouled. The ...

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Pinchbeck United to face South Holland rivals Holbeach in first-ever FA Vase clash

Pinchbeck United will face local rivals Holbeach United in their first-ever FA Vase match. The two south Lincolnshire sides will meet each other on Saturday, September 9, in a first qualifying round clash. This will be Pinchbeck’s first ever match in the competition following their promotion this season to Division One of the United Counties League. The winners will host ...

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Away ties for Tulips and Tigers

Spalding United and Holbeach United have both been handed away draws in this season’s FA Cup.   The Tigers will travel to Ely City in the extra preliminary round on Saturday, August 5.   Spalding enter the competition a round later when they will visit either Biggleswade or Wisbech Town in the preliminary round on Saturday, August 19.   If Holbeach ...

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Rawlinson urges his players to make most of opportunity

Spalding United boss Chris Rawlinson is urging his players to take the chance to prove themselves this season.   The Tulips returned to pre-season training at the weekend after a successful campaign which saw them reach the EvoStik League Division One South play-off final.   However, a 2-1 defeat at Witton Albion in the final was followed in the summer ...

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Knights target Tidswell coup

United Counties League Division One new boys Pinchbeck United are on the verge of pulling off a massive signing coup.   Two-time UCL Premier Division champion Andrew Tidswell featured for the Knights on Wednesday evening in their opening pre-season friendly against Netherton United.   Tidswell is a double UCL golden boot winner and has played major roles in helping both Spalding United ...

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Happy Hayes eager to get started

Holbeach United boss Seb Hayes can’t wait to get started after an impressive pre-season training regime at Carter’s Park.   The Tigers play their opening pre-season friendly on Tuesday night when last season’s United Counties League Premier Division champions Peterborough Sports visit Carter’s Park (7.45pm).   Hayes has been delighted with the response from his players after his first pre-season ...

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Tulips seeking support for fundraising scheme

Spalding United’s fledgling Under 21 development squad have launched a new fundraising initiative.   The Tulips have started an online Crowdfunder scheme with the aim of providing a sound platform before kicking off their inaugural campaign.   The aim of the scheme is for supporters to contribute as little or as much as they like (contributions start from just £1) ...

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Extra promotion place for Tulips

Spalding United will have an extra chance of gaining promotion next season.   As part of the Football Association’s bid to cut travelling times and costs across the Pyramid, an extra division at both Step 3 and 4 is set to come into effect from the 2018-19 season. The Southern League will run the new Step 3 division while the ...

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Harrox face champions in opening round

Moulton Harrox face a tough test in the first round of the Peterborough League President’s Shield.   Harrox have been handed an away tie at current Premier Division champions Peterborough Sports Reserves in the opening round on September 9.   Moulton Harrox Reserves start the defence of their Chairman’s Championship Shield with a tie away at Peterborough Polonia. Crowland, who ...

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Five friendly games announced for new Spalding United under-21 side

Spalding United’s new under-21 side have announced their pre-season plans. The team, managed by Lewis Thorogood and Graham Almond, have announced four away dates and one home clash ahead of the new season. They will visit Bourne Town on July 11, then Blackstones on July 18, Langtoft United on July 26 and Lincoln Moorlands Railway on August 2 (all 7.30pm). ...

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