Football

Holbeach United Community Sports Academy young guns toast top campaign at bash

More than 230 children got their hands on silverware as Holbeach United Community Sports Academy held their popular end of season presentation day last weekend. Members of the Tigers’ under-7, under-8, under-9, under-10, under-11, under-12, under-13, under-14 and under-16 boys teams, plus the under-14 girls, were all at King’s Academy for the bash. Those aged from under-7 to under-10 were ...

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Dunn: Pinchbeck United preparing for UCL football at the Sir Halley next season

Pinchbeck United expect to be playing step six football at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field next season. That’s the verdict of player/boss Ian Dunn, who says all of the paperwork is in place for Pinchbeck to be promoted from ChromaSport PDFL Premier Division for the first time in their history. Dunn says the Knights have a one-year agreement to ...

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Hayes salutes star duo Ford and Stevens as pair swap Holbeach United for Fenmen

Holbeach United boss Seb Hayes has paid tribute to Josh Ford and Jamie Stevens after the talented duo agreed switches to ChromaSport UCL Premier Division rivals Wisbech Town. Club captain Stevens and last season’s top scorer Ford were announced as Wisbech players on Monday night, with Hayes admitting he’s been fighting to keep the pair from the first day he ...

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‘Captain fantastic’ Stainfield backed to star at Gainsborough after Tulips exit

Talismanic skipper Nathan Stainfield has been backed to excel at a higher standard of football after opting to end his four-year spell with Spalding United. Stainfield, who joined the Tulips from Boston United back in 2013, informed Tulips boss Chris Rawlinson that – at 28 years of age – he wants to test himself further up the non-league ladder. Widely ...

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Double delight for Moulton Harrox Reserves as Ball caps Challenge Cup comeback

Stanground Sports Res 2 Moulton Harrox Res 3 Delighted boss Kev Nottingham paid tribute to his Moulton Harrox Reserves side as they completed a memorable double on Friday night. The Division One champions came from 2-0 down to beat Stanground Sports Reserves 3-2 in the PFA Challenge Cup final at Yaxley’s In2itive Park, rounding off a stellar season in the ...

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Terrific Tydd St Mary toast back-to-back promotions after sealing play-off glory

Four-some Tydd St Mary beat Langtoft United Reserves 4-1 in the ChromaSport PDFL Division Two play-off final on Saturday to clinch a second promotion in as many seasons. The Saints will play PDFL Division One football next season – alongside the likes of Crowland Town, Long Sutton Athletic and Moulton Harrox Reserves – thanks to goals from James Woods, Jason ...

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Jackson and Tinkler take top awards at Holbeach United presentation night

The top awards were spread out at Holbeach United’s end of season presentation night last Saturday. Captain Nick Jackson landed the coveted player’s player of the season prize, while Spencer Tinkler took home the manager’s player of the year gong and the first team’s clubman award. Teenage talent Dan Dougill’s breakthrough season was rewarded with the young player of the ...

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Boss Nottingham insists final will be no walkover for double-chasing Moulton Reserves

Title-winning boss Kev Nottingham doesn’t feel Moulton Harrox Reserves should be considered nailed on favourites to complete a league and cup double on Friday night. Nottingham’s side, who won ChromaSport PDFL Division One at a canter, round off their season with a PFA Challenge Cup final against Division Two outfit Stanground Sports Reserves at Yaxley’s In2itive Park 3G base (7.30pm). ...

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Pinchbeck United ‘sets record straight’ over behind-the-scenes unrest

Pinchbeck United Football Club has moved to answer critics and end continuing behind-the-scenes unrest. In a period that the club has appeared in two cup finals and promotion was confirmed, it is matters off the field which is driving much of the chatter. Now the club has issued a strongly-worded statement, criticising the actions of two people behind some of the unrest – former ...

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Ex-boss Frecklington raids Spalding United to take 30-goal Wells to Gainsborough

Top scorer Bradley Wells has left Spalding United to join higher-graded Gainsborough Trinity. Wells, who bagged 30 goals for the Tulips last term, has been snapped up by former Spalding boss Dave Frecklington – who brought him to the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field from Stamford at the start of last season. Speaking on Twitter, Wells said: “It wasn’t an ...

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Long Sutton appoint Joof as excited chairman Preston sets his sights on promotion

Chairman Paul Preston is predicting an “exciting future” at Long Sutton Athletic after confirming Omar Joof as the club’s new boss. Former Holbeach United midfielder Joof, who also enjoyed a fine spell for Sutton before moving on to Moulton Harrox and the Tigers, was confirmed as Matt Cawthorn’s successor at an AGM on Monday night. The Gambian – whose last ...

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Dec fires four as gr-eight finish to season sees Moulton Harrox finish third

Declan Earth fired four goals as Moulton Harrox sealed a third-placed finish in ChromaSport PDFL Premier Division with a big 8-1 win at Leverington Sports on Saturday. Martin Sandall, Joe Townsend, Dan Woods and Steve Sinfield also netted for Harrox at Church Road, ensuring they leapfrogged Netherton United on the final day of the season. That means Moulton have finished ...

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PDFL round-up: Six-y Sutton Bridge show seals promotion to Premier Division

Sutton Bridge United clinched promotion to the ChromaSport PDFL Premier Division with a sensational 6-1 win over rivals Warboys Town on Saturday. Sam Cooper (2), Matt Eaton, Ben Partridge, Kurt Scott and Ben Thompson all bagged for Bridge in front of 55 fans at Memorial Park, as they sealed a place in the PDFL’s top flight for the first time ...

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ICA Sports spot-on to deny Pinchbeck United a cup double at the ABAX

Pinchbeck United 0 ICA Sports 0 (ICA win 9-8 on penalties) Underdogs Peterborough ICA Sports held their nerve to deny Pinchbeck United a second cup success in four days as they lifted the PFA Senior Cup on Monday night. After a goalless 90 minutes at Peterborough United’s ABAX Stadium, ICA prevailed 9-8 on penalties as keeper Adam Mills bagged the ...

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Ogden fires holders Pinchbeck United to deserved President Premier Shield glory

Netherton United 0 Pinchbeck United 1 Liam Ogden’s late headed winner fired Pinchbeck United to President Premier Shield glory on Friday night as they deservedly beat Netherton United 1-0. The Knights were the more dangerous side throughout at The Branch Bros Stadium and created the better chances, but had to wait until 15 minutes from time for the winner as ...

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Player/boss Dunn unsure of Pinchbeck United future ahead of two big finals

Disgruntled boss Ian Dunn admits that he and number two Allan Ross are being forced to consider their futures at Pinchbeck United following a string of off-the-field incidents. The pair, who are preparing for an unprecedented two cup finals in the space of four days, feel the success of the team this season is being overshadowed by unsavoury incidents that ...

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Chief Cawthorn is done with Long Sutton Athletic after shock sacking

Matt Cawthorn is adamant that his time with Long Sutton Athletic is over after being sacked as the club’s player/manager on Saturday. Prolific striker Cawthorn, who scored 35 goals for Sutton as well as steering them to their best ChromaSport PDFL Division One finish since 2014, was relieved of his duties following a telephone conversation with chairman Paul Preston on ...

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Rawlinson hopes to secure existing Spalding United squad within the next two weeks

Chris Rawlinson hopes to have completed negotiations with his existing Spalding United squad inside the next two weeks. The Tulips chief wants to retain the vast majority of last season’s squad, which finished third in Evo-Stik NPL First Division South and lost to Witton Albion in the play-off final. Rawlinson has already agreed deals to keep Jonny Lockie, Neal Spafford ...

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Player/boss Cole salutes ‘Sunday family’ after invicible Tigers complete title treble

Jubilant co-player/boss Tim Cole has paid tribute to his invincible Holbeach United Sunday side after they wrapped up a terrific treble. Having already won the Lincs Sunday Cup and League Knockout Cup, the Tigers clinched the Spalding and District Sunday League crown last Wednesday with a dominant 21-1 victory over Mulberry at Carter’s Park. Top scorer Billy Smith smashed six ...

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PDFL round-up: Pinchbeck United complete league season with five-star win

Pinchbeck United rounded off their ChromaSport PDFL Premier Division season with a 5-2 victory over Langtoft United at Knight Street on Tuesday night. The goals came from Conner Eyes, Tyler Wright,  Brad Murrell, Chris Shipley and returning top scorer Ollie Maltby – his 62nd of the season. Maltby played wearing a protective mask and should now be fit to feature ...

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