Football

Boss Barnes brings in attacking duo to boost Holbeach United’s goal threat

Phil Barnes is hoping that adding two new attacking signings to his squad will help Holbeach United shake off their slow start to the season. The Tigers have snapped up former Pinchbeck United midfielder Tyler Wright from Moulton Harrox and right-sided frontman Andre Williams from Wisbech Town in a bid to boost an attack that has managed just four goals ...

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Thorogood reckons confidence is flowing at Pinchbeck ahead of testing trip

Pinchbeck United are bidding to make it four Uhlsport UCL Premier Division North games unbeaten on Saturday – but face an uphill task at high-flying Heather St John’s (3pm). One of the league’s early pace-setters, Knights boss Lewis Thorogood admits he knows very little about the Coalville-based outfit. But, having thrashed Newark FC 5-2 last weekend, confidence is high in ...

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Spalding United left red faced by five-star Robins in heaviest loss of season

Ilkeston Town 5 Spalding United 0 Tuesday proved a night to forget for Spalding United as Ilkeston Town handed them their heaviest defeat of the season so far. The previously in-form Tulips, who were on a fine six-game unbeaten streak in all competitions, were thrashed 5-0 by their Pitching In NPL Midlands Division rivals in Derbyshire. After an even start, ...

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Perfect day for Pinchbeck United as boss Thorogood salutes four-goal Opayinka

Pinchbeck United 5 Newark FC 2 Striker Enoch Opayinka helped himself to an incredible four goal haul as Pinchbeck United secured their best result in recent memory on Saturday. The Knights ran riot against Uhlsport UCL Premier Division rivals Newark FC on Saturday, racing into a 5-0 lead before settling for a 5-2 success at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing ...

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Barnes sees improvement but Holbeach United beaten by Long Eaton United again

Holbeach United 0 Long Eaton United 2 The wait for Holbeach United’s first win of the season drags on after Uhlsport UCL Premier Division North leaders Long Eaton picked up a 2-0 victory at Carter’s Park. Goals from Ben Hutchinson and Micah Jebbison sank the Tigers on Saturday, making it seven games without a win in all competitions for Phil ...

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Sunday football round-up: Gedney Hillbillies off to a flier, Fishtoft also stay perfect

It’s early days in the Spalding and District Sunday Football League season, but Gedney Hillbillies Orange are setting the race after two rounds of fixtures. The league new boys are one of two teams with a 100 per cent record so far and confidently dispatched CSKA Emneth Reserves 6-1 at the weekend. Orange led 2-0 at the break before really ...

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PDFL round-up: Rivals play out exciting draw as Eaton earns Tydd a point

South Holland rivals Tydd and Moulton Harrox Reserves battled out an entertaining 2-2 draw in ChromaSport PDFL Division One on Saturday. A John Ball penalty and a Martin Sandall strike had Kev Nottingham’s Harrox 2-1 up at the break, with Edwin Pentney getting the Tydd reply on the half hour. However, regular goal-getter Matt Eaton levelled things up with 15 ...

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Spalding United denied a sixth win on spin by late Smith strike

Sutton Coldfield Town 1 Spalding United 1 Spalding United were denied a sixth victory on the trot by a late Sutton Coldfield Town leveller on Saturday. The Tulips, fresh off the back of their thrilling comeback victory over Stamford the previous Tuesday, looked set to keep their hot streak going at the Central Ground. Sub Ryan Flitton jumped off the ...

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Saturday football: Five-star Pinchbeck impress, Spalding held and Holbeach defeated

Pinchbeck United grabbed their best win in recent memory after thrashing Newark FC 5-2 on Saturday, while Spalding United drew 1-1 at Sutton Coldfield Town and Holbeach United slipped up 2-0 at home to Long Eaton United. The headline-grabbers on the day were Pinchbeck, as Enoch Opayinka fired four goals in a day to remember at the Sir Halley Stewart ...

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Holbeach United boss Barnes happy to welcome back key men for Long Eaton clash

Phil Barnes is relieved to have a full squad available again on Saturday as Holbeach United once again go in search of their first Uhlsport UCL Premier Division North win of the season. The Tigers, who were severely depleted in the 0-0 draw with Pinchbeck United last time out, have a different challenge facing them this weekend as they bid ...

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Boss Thorogood happy with Pinchbeck United’s progress ahead of Newark test

Lewis Thorogood is pleased with Pinchbeck United’s progress ahead of Saturday’s home clash with Newark (3pm). The Knights are in the rare position of being on a two-game unbeaten run ahead of the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field showdown against the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division North new boys. Having ended their long winless run by beating Selston, they picked up ...

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Spalding United pull off derby miracle as three late, late goals sink Stamford

Spalding United 3 Stamford 2 Three goals in the final few minutes saw Spalding United come from 2-0 down to beat Stamford 3-2 in a remarkable South Lincolnshire derby on Tuesday night. The Tulips looked dead and buried after goals from Cameron Johnson (33) and Cosmos Matwasa (60) put the Daniels in command at the SIr Halley Stewart Playing Field. ...

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Holbeach United feeling happier than Pinchbeck United after drab derby draw

Holbeach United 0Pinchbeck United 0 Depleted Holbeach United battled to a 0-0 draw against South Holland rivals Pinchbeck United in a derby that both camps admitted was a drab affair. The Tigers were without almost an entire first team for the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division North derby at Carter’s Park on Saturday, with club legend and assistant manager Dean Elston ...

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PDFL round-up: Sutton Bridge United top of the table as winning run continues

It’s three wins from as many ChromaSport PDFL Division Four games for Sutton Bridge United after they defeated Netherton United A 4-3 on Saturday. It’s early days for the boys from Memorial Park, but the thrilling victory has them top of the early table. In the same division, it was a chastising day for Long Sutton Athletic A, who suffered ...

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Stefan’s strike sets up a tough Emirates FA Cup test against Kettering Town

Tividale 0 Spalding United 1 A second-half strike from the in-form Stefan Broccoli earned Spalding United a hard-fought 1-0 Emirates FA Cup victory at Tividale on Saturday. Midfielder Broccoli netted the only goal of a tight first qualifying round tussle at The Beeches after 47 minutes, clinching the Tulips a welcome £2,250 in FA prize money in the process. The ...

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Saturday football: Spalding United march on in FA Cup, Holbeach and Pinchbeck in derby stalemate

Spalding United picked up a 1-0 win at Tividale on Saturday to keep their Emirates FA Cup run going, while Holbeach United and Pinchbeck United battled out a 0-0 draw at Carter’s Park in the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division North. Starting with the Tulips, a second-half strike from Stefan Broccoli (47) settled the first qualifying round clash and banked Gaby ...

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Pinchbeck United boss Thorogood is wary of wounded Tigers ahead of South Holland derby

Lewis Thorogood has played down any talk of Pinchbeck United being favourites for Saturday’s derby at Holbeach United (3pm). The Knights make the trip to Carter’s Park with a spring in their step following last weekend’s 3-1 win over Selston – a result that ended a huge 751-day winless run. And, with Holbeach yet to win this season and struggling ...

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Barnes: Pinchbeck United derby is ‘just another game’ for Holbeach United

Holbeach United boss Phil Barnes admits that this weekend’s derby game with Pinchbeck United doesn’t carry much extra significance for his side. The Tigers, whose traditional derby games have been with Spalding United, Boston Town and Wisbech Town over the years, face South Holland neighbours Pinchbeck at Carter’s Park on Saturday (3pm). The Knights have only been an Uhlsport UCL ...

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Nice and three-sy for on-song Spalding United against Histon as momentum gathers

Spalding United 3 Histon 0 In-form Spalding United warmed up for Saturday’s Emirates FA Cup clash at Tividale with an imperious 3-0 victory over Histon on Bank Holiday Monday. The Tulips bossed a one-sided Pitching In NPL Midlands Division contest from start to finish at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field, with goals from Lyes Mezine (20), Stefan Broccoli (74) ...

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751 days of pain are finally over as Pinchbeck United clinch win

Pinchbeck United 3 Selston 1 Two goals from skipper Dan Worthington helped Pinchbeck secure their first competitive victory under boss Lewis Thorogood as they came from behind to beat Selston 3-1 on Saturday – ending a winless sequence of 751 days. The Knights, who hadn’t won a league game in each of the last two seasons that were cut short ...

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