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Hussey: Holbeach United title charge is not a ‘realistic’ option despite lofty position

Realistic Holbeach United boss Danny Hussey doesn’t feel that his in-form side can be considered contenders for the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division title. The Tigers sit fourth in the table, 13 points behind leaders Shepshed Dynamo with a game in hand, ahead of Saturday’s trip to Oadby Town (3pm). Holbeach haven’t lost in the league since a 4-3 beating at ...

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Easton wants Spalding United to be entertainers ahead of tough Sheffield test

Spalding United boss Matt Easton wants his side to keep up their recent upturn in form this weekend – and has vowed to entertain the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field crowd. The Tulips ended their eight-game wineless run with a 2-1 BetVictor NPL South East Division victory at Newcastle Town last Saturday (page 53), which was hot on the heels ...

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Holbeach United ease past Bourne Town to set up Deeping date

Holbeach United won 3-0 at Bourne Town on Wednesday night to progress in the Lincs FA Senior Trophy. Goals from Spencer Tinkler, Joe Braithwaite and Jonny Lockie sealed the success for the Tigers at the Abbey Lawn. Holbeach will now meet Deeping Rangers in the next round. More to follow.

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Battling Pinchbeck United dumped out of county cup by holders Deeping Rangers

Pinchbeck United 0Deeping Rangers 3 Holders Deeping Rangers eased past Pinchbeck United in the last eight of the Lincs FA Senior Trophy on Tuesday night. Jack Gurney’s super solo strike fired Deeping ahead on 32 minutes to give them a 1-0 half-time lead at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field. The prolific Scott Mooney doubled their lead 23 minutes from ...

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PDFL round-up: Trio hit trebles as Harrox romp to derby win, Oldham smashes six as Crowland cruise

Three different players netted hat-tricks as Moulton Harrox Reserves thrashed Sutton Bridge United 11-2 in a one-sided ChromaSport PDFL Division One derby on Saturday. Declan Earth, Danny Lambe-Hyner and Tom Panton all helped themselves to trebles at Broad Lane as Harrox brought up double figures in an emphatic performance. Chris Beale and Alex Lyon also notched for the hosts, with ...

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Jackson spot-on to clinch an elusive win for Spalding United at Newcastle

Newcastle Town 1Spalding United 2 Spalding United got back on the winning trail in the BetVictor NPL South East Division on Saturday with a 2-1 triumph at Newcastle Town on Saturday. The Tulips last tasted a league victory back in early September at home to Cleethorpes Town – and they were made to work hard for maximum points in the ...

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Saturday football: Spalding United grab elusive victory, rain washes out fixtures again

Spalding United ended their lengthy winless streak with a 2-1 success at Newcastle Town on Saturday, while the games involving Holbeach United, Pinchbeck United and Moulton Harrox were all rained off. Second-half goals from skipper Lewis Brownhill and striker Jamie Jackson (pen) earned the Tulips all three points and keeps them ninth in BetVictor NPL South East Division. More to ...

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Easton: It’s time for Spalding United to start picking up some much-needed points

Boss Matt Easton wants his Spalding United side to build on Saturday’s morale-boosting draw with Stamford and break their eight-game winless streak. An impressive second-half showing saw the Tulips rescue a 2-2 draw with the much-fancied Daniels last weekend. And, with the dark cloud over the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field somewhat shifted last week by the appointment of two ...

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Holbeach United keen to keep punching above their weight against ‘big spenders’

Danny Hussey insists that his Holbeach United will do what they can to mix it with the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division’s “big spenders” for the rest of the season. The Tigers chief reckons that his side are “punching above their weight” with their current position of third place – but insists mixing it with the likes of Shepshed Dynamo, Deeping ...

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Uncertain future for Dunn after influential number two Ross leaves Pinchbeck United

Ian Dunn admits that his future as Pinchbeck United player/manager is far from certain after the departure of trusted number two Allan Ross this week. Increased work commitments have put a strain on Ross’ ability to attend matches and training in recent weeks and, with the Knights struggling on the pitch too, he’s opted to walk away from his role. ...

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PDFL round-up: Moulton Harrox cruise past Long Sutton in county cup clash

Moulton Harrox romped to a 4-1 derby win over Long Sutton Athletic in the second round of the Lincs Junior Cup on Saturday. In what was undeniably the tie of the round, goals from Ian Bradbury, Declan Earth, Billy King (pen) and Joe Townsend fired Harrox to an comfortable win at Broad Lane. Ryan Alexander replied for the Magpies in ...

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Hussey impressed as four-midable Holbeach United shoot down Star in style

Holbeach United 4Peterborough NS 0 In-form Holbeach United moved up to third place in the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division on Saturday with a dominant 4-0 victory over Peterborough Northern Star. Spencer Tinkler headed the Tigers into a 1-0 half-time lead at Carter’s Park, before further goals from Jonny Lockie, Adam Jackson (albeit one for the dubious goals panel) and Luke ...

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Easton happy with derby draw as Spalding United peg back Stamford in cracker

Spalding United 2Stamford 2 It was derby deadlock on Saturday as Spalding United battled back from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 with rivals Stamford at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field. The Tulips look set for a heavy BetVictor NPL South East Division beating when Oliver Brown-Hill lashed a stunner into the top corner on just 30 seconds and ex-Spalding ...

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Saturday football: Four-some Tigers see off Star, Tulips hit back to secure a derby draw

Holbeach United romped to a 4-0 home win over Peterborough Northern Star on Saturday, while Spalding United battled back from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 with rivals Stamford. Starting with the Tigers, they cruised to a Uhlsport UCL Premier Division derby victory at Carter’s Park. Spencer Tinkler headed them into a half-time lead following a Liam Adams cross, before Jonny ...

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Hussey backs his Holbeach United side to beat ‘talented but inconsistent’ Star

Holbeach United manager Danny Hussey has warned his side not to underestimate lowly rivals Peterborough Northern Star this weekend. The Tigers, who are sixth in the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division, welcome 14th-placed Star to Carter’s Park for a derby fixture this Saturday (3pm). Having had his side pumped up for last weekend’s postponed clash with table-toppers Shepshed Dynamo, taking on ...

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Easton’s Spalding United rallying cry ahead of derby duel with Stamford

Matt Easton is hoping that Saturday’s derby with Stamford will inspire Spalding to kick-start their BetVictor NPL South East season. The Tulips haven’t managed a win in any competition since they saw off Stocksbridge Park Steels 3-1 back on September 7 – a run which now spans seven games. That leaves Spalding down in tenth place, which is four points ...

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You can support Rob’s charity fixture at Holbeach United this weekend

Carter’s Park will play host to a charity football fixture that aims to raise money for Children With Cancer UK this Sunday. Organised by Rob Green – who fought off cancer 18 years ago when aged 11 – the fixture at the home of Holbeach United gets under way at 1.30am. Entry to the game is just £2, with under-16s ...

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Six losses on spin for Pinchbeck United after crushing Melton defeat

Pinchbeck United 1Melton Town 5 Pinchbeck United’s poor run of results continued on Tuesday night as they were thrashed 5-1 by lower-graded Melton Town in the KitmanUK KO Cup. The Knights fielded a much-changed side that included debuts for Steve Puckering, Ashley Miles, Scott Lowman, Andrew Bullivant and Luke Blondel – with the latter getting their consolation goal. But goals ...

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PDFL round-up: Wilson hits treble in huge Harrox Reserves win, Crowland’s second string stun Ketton

Moulton Harrox Reserves enjoyed their best result of the season so far on a rain-hit Saturday that saw a host of games postponed. ChromaSport PDFL Division One side Moulton romped to a 10-0 triumph over their Division Three hosts Wittering Harriers Reserves in the League Cup, with the in-form Ashley Wilson helping himself to a hat-trick. Martin Sandall and Tom ...

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Rain washes out much of Saturday’s football action

Heavy rain on Saturday wreaked havoc with the football schedule nation-wide – and South Holland teams didn’t escape the plethora of postponements. The biggest game to be rained off was Spalding United’s BetVictor NPL South East clash at Frickley Athletic. A fixture that was hastily brought forward from November, Spalding were perhaps not too worried by the game’s demise given ...

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