Football

Key signings and retentions for Spalding United as Easton eyes improvement

Bullish boss Matt Easton is adamant that Spalding United should be looking to mount a promotion bid next season after a successful summer in the transfer market. The Tulips, who narrowly avoided relegation in Evo-Stik NPL Division One East, have added three new players to their ranks so far and have retained the vast majority of the players he wanted ...

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New Spalding United scheme offers young fans plenty of benefits

Spalding United have launched a Junior Tulips scheme – allowing young fans to show their support for the club better than ever before. A Junior Tulip must be aged between five and 15 at the start of the Evo-Stik NPL Division One South-East season, which will commence on Saturday, August 17. For the price of £10, the benefits of the ...

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Hussey happy as Holbeach United agree deals with fantastic four

Excited Holbeach United boss Danny Hussey has announced verbal agreements with four big-name signings – and is hopeful of adding a few more before the start of pre-season later this month. Although the Tigers are still unable to get players on official forms, Hussey has revealed that he is set to sign Jon Fairweather (Wisbech Town), Luke Wilson (Pinchbeck United) ...

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Moulton Harrox celebrate their stellar season at presentation evening

Moulton Harrox rounded off another hugely successful season with their presentation night on Saturday. Having won the ChromaSport PDFL Premier Division under the charge of Kev Nottingham, there was much for the club to toast at their Broad Lane base. Joe Townsend took the coveted players’ player of the year prize, while Ashley Coddington and Dalius Kisla shared the manager’s ...

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Legendary England keeper Shilton is Spalding United’s latest guest

Two-time European Cup winning keeper Peter Shilton will be the next big name to headline Spalding United’s annual celebrity dinner. The former England goalkeeper – who won a record 125 caps for his country – will be joined by current Ipswich Town coach and former West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Jimmy Walker, who will be hosting the evening ...

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Top Wisbech Town role for ex-Holbeach United boss Hayes

Former Holbeach United managed Seb Hayes has returned to management after taking over at Wisbech Town. Hayes, who resigned his role with the Tigers at the end of last year, was unveiled as the new Fenmen boss on Friday. The 43-year-old managed 66 wins from 106 matches during his time at Carter’s Park, winning the Lincs FA Senior Trophy, managing ...

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Spalding United season tickets on sale as Easton issues rallying cry

Spalding United supporters can now purchase their season tickets for the 2019/20 campaign. They are priced at £105 for adults, £75 for concessions and £35 for children. A season ticket grants access to all Evo-Stik NPL Division One South-East home games throughout the season, including clashes against local rivals Cleethorpes Town, Stamford and Wisbech Town. It will be manager Matt ...

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Five new UCL rivals for Holbeach United and Pinchbeck United next season

South Holland duo Pinchbeck United and Holbeach United will have five new rivals in the Future Lions UCL Premier Division. Three Leicestershire-based sides – Quorn, Shepshed Dynamo and Loughborough University – have moved sideways from the Total Motion Midland League Premier Division, while both Anstey Nomads and Lutterworth Town have been promoted from UCL Division One. The five teams leaving ...

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Fresh challenges for Spalding United next season after big shake-up

It’s all change for Spalding United next season in the newly-named Evo-Stik NPL South East Division. The Tulips, who narrowly avoided the drop last time around, are one of just 11 teams to remain in the new-look division. Matt Easton’s side will be up against some familiar old foes – including Carlton Town, who were handed a relegation reprieve due ...

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Carter is the agent of Moulton Harrox’s demise as double dream is dashed

Moulton Harrox 3 Whittlesey Athletic 4 Moulton Harrox’s hopes of completing a ChromaSport PDFL double were dashed on Saturday night as they lost an exciting Peterborough Senior Cup final with Whittlesey Athletic 4-3. Premier Division champions Harrox led twice on the night at Nene Valley Community Centre, but ultimately an Ashley Coddington red card and Jack Carter’s quick-fire hat-trick ensured ...

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Spalding United’s Blue boys are cup kings after completing junior double

Spalding United under-13 Blue are celebrating a famous cup double. The Blues were crowned winners of both the PJAL League Cup and the PFSDF Charity Cup, with both finals being played last month. The youngsters knocked out some very good opposition en-route to both finals, allowing them to successfully lift both cups. The first success saw them beat March Academy ...

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Crowland’s youngsters are boosted by Burmor’s brilliant backing

Crowland Juniors Under-12s Black have been given backing by a construction firm  currently building social housing in Spalding. Market Deeping-based Burmor Projects, which is working on 20 properties at Willow Walk in Spalding, has sponsored a smart new away kit bearing the club badge and the boys’ squad numbers. Burmor managing director Luke Boekestyn said: “I’m really pleased to be ...

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Cup final woe for Holbeach United as Daventry Town toast a UCL double

Holbeach United 1 Daventry Town 3 Depleted Holbeach United were unable to deny Daventry Town a double on Monday as the UCL Premier Division champions secured the Knockout Cup crown. Missing a host of key players for the final, the writing looked to be on the wall for the Tigers at Kiln Park when Kieran Fitzgerald nodded home an early ...

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Hussey: Holbeach United must show their teeth to beat Daventry in final

Danny Hussey has called on his Holbeach United players to up their game ahead of Monday’s Future Lions UCL Knockout Cup final. The Tigers go into the Kiln Park clash (3pm) with Premier Division champions Daventry Town as massive underdogs, having finished a hefty 25 points behind them in the table. Boss Hussey berated his side’s “poor attitude” during their ...

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PDFL football: Trio make Long Sutton move as Joof leaves role as manager

It’s all change at Long Sutton Athletic after popular boss Omar Joof left his position with the ChromaSport PDFL Premier Division club. Former Holbeach United midfielder Joof has been replaced at the helm by the management team of Daniel Monaghan (ex-Tydd), Luke Law and Jay Rauch (both ex-Sutton Bridge United). PDFL sides Spalding Town and Spalding Athletic are to merge, ...

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Pinchbeck United pay the penalty as Godmanchester Rovers edge thrilling Hinchingbrooke Cup final

Pinchbeck United 3 Godmanchester Rovers 3 (Godmanchester win 4-2 on penalties) It was penalty shoot-out heartbreak for Pinchbeck United in the Hinchingbrooke Cup final on Wednesday night after a thrilling battle against Godmanchester Rovers. The Knights made a dream start and raced into a 2-0 lead inside 16 minutes thanks to goals from Ollie Maltby and Alex Beck, but were ...

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Easton calls survival a ‘relative success’ after lifting the lid on Spalding United’s cash crisis

Loyal Spalding United manager Matt Easton has revealed the extent of the problems he’s been dealing with off the field. Easton, who saw his Tulips secure their future as a step four side with a 0-0 Evo-Stik NPL East Division draw at Belper Town last Saturday (see page 37), admits that he sees finishing 18th in the table as a ...

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Sunday football: Jubilee end 42 years of hurt with five-star cup triumph

After 42 years trying, Jubilee have finally got their hands on the Spalding and District Sunday League’s Knockout Cup. The Spalding side, who are led by inspirational 61-year-old player/boss Paul Rudkin, denied League and John Chappell Shield winners Sutton St James a treble by winning 5-0 at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field on Sunday. Their goals came from Declan ...

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Boss Hussey unhappy with Holbeach United’s attitude in bore draw

Leicester Nirvana 0 Holbeach United 0 Disappointed Danny Hussey accused his Holbeach United side of not caring after seeing them miss the chance to finish fourth in the Future Lions UCL Premier Division on Saturday. The Tigers were held to a 0-0 draw at mid-table Leicester Nirvana in their season finale, with Hussey admitting that picking up a point was ...

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The fourth is with Pinchbeck United despite disappointing Oadby loss

Pinchbeck United 1 Oadby Town 2 Pinchbeck United clinched a fine fourth-placed finish in the Future Lions UCL Premier Division despite suffering a 2-1 home reverse against Oadby Town on Saturday. A Tony Edwards goal (22) did put the Knights ahead at the Sir Halley, but Oadby hit back twice (43 and 57) to ensure that Pinchbeck’s final league game ...

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