Football

Saturday football: Spalding United sink Chasetown, Maltby double sends Pinchbeck United up to second

Two-second half goals earned Spalding United a 2-0 win over Chasetown on Saturday, while an Ollie Maltby brace steered Pinchbeck United to a fine 3-2 victory at Lutterworth Athletic. Starting with the Tulips, goals from Gary King (pen 53) and Nathan Whitehead (81) fired Chris Rawlinson’s side to three Evo-Stik NPL First Division South points at the Sir Halley Stewart ...

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Late Keeble winner saves the day for laboured Holbeach United in FA Vase

Holbeach United 2 Huntingdon Town 1 Super-sub Jordan Keeble nodded a deflected injury-time winner to earn Holbeach United a laboured 2-1 win over Huntingdon Town in the Buildbase FA Vase on Saturday. Keeble, not for the first time this season, jumped off the bench to head an improvised effort into the net two minutes into added time at Carter’s Park ...

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Holbeach United boss Hayes reveals his Huntingdon hurt ahead of FA Vase showdown

Holbeach United manager Seb Hayes admits that he is still hurt by the way he is perceived at former club Huntingdon Town ahead of the duo’s FA Buildbase Vase clash on Saturday. ChromaSport UCL Premier Division side Holbeach are hot favourites to beat UCL Division outfit Huntingdon in the second round qualifying clash at Carter’s Park (3pm), as they bid ...

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Heavy rain halts Pinchbeck United under-16s comeback in new sponsored strip

Heavy rain ensured that the first game of Pinchbeck United under-16s first game of the new season was abandoned. Pinchbeck and Marshall Sports were locked together at 2-2 in the county cup clash before the heavens opened, waterlogging the pitch and forcing both sides off. It was end-to-end action, with both teams testing the respective keepers. Marshall fashioned an early ...

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Snake stops play in Sutton St James’ Sunday clash with Shouldham

Sutton St James’ clash with Shouldham in the King’s Lynn and District Sunday League was temporarily delayed on Sunday – because a snake slithered onto the pitch. The game was locked at 1-1 when the unwanted visitor entered the playing field, with a player forced to give the reptile the red card and safely remove it from the pitch. One ...

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Pinchbeck United expect to be kicked out of the UCL Cup after Buzas blunder

RAUNDS TOWN 2 PINCHBECK UNITED 4 Edgaras Buzas was both hero and villain for Pinchbeck United on Tuesday night. The attacker, signed from Wisbech Town last week, notched twice as the Knights picked up an impressive 4-2 victory over ChromaSport UCL Division One rivals Raunds Town in the KO Cup. But, having played 70 minutes for the Fenmen in a ...

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Rawlinson: Draw would have been fairer on Spalding United after strong second-half

FRICKLEY ATHLETIC 1 SPALDING UNITED 0 Chris Rawlinson felt his Spalding United side did enough to take away a point from much-fancied Frickley on Tuesday night. Instead, the Tulips suffered a 1-0 loss in the Evo-Stik NPL First Division clash thanks to an early Carl Stewart effort (6). The defeat ends Spalding’s four-game unbeaten run, but boss Chris Rawlinson – ...

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Clinical Clitheroe ensures that the Saints march on in the Lincs Junior Cup

Jake Clitheroe notched two more goals as Tydd St Mary beat hosts Nettleham 3-1 on Saturday to progress in the Lincs Junior Cup. The hitman took his tally for the season to 18 in six games with a first-half double at the Lincs League side, with Dan Piccaver the other scorer. The Saints started the stronger and were rewarded for ...

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Crowson happy to see Moulton Harrox sitting pretty after cracking Ketton victory

Paul Crowson admits that the biggest challenge for Moulton Harrox this season could well be trying to keep the talented squad happy. Moulton romped to an impressive 5-0 victory at Ketton on Saturday to maintain their unbeaten record in ChromaSport PDFL Premier Division and stay three points clear at the top. Two first-half headers from defender Bobby Patterson and another ...

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PDFL round-up: First win for Spalding United A, Crowland Town smash seven

Goals from Adam Watson and Dan Gildon earned Spalding United A their-first ever ChromaSport PDFL win on Saturday. The Tulips defeated Kings Cliffe 2-0 at Knight Street in Division Five. In the Premier Division, Holbeach Reserves lost 3-0 at Leverington Sports, while Sutton Bridge United are out of the President Premier Shield despite Ben Partidge’s goal in a 3-1 home ...

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Hayes praise for goal-scoring duo as Holbeach United bag late win over Whitworth

HOLBEACH UNITED 2 WELLINGBOROUGH WHITWORTH 1 Scorers George Zuerner and Lewis Leckie took the plaudits as Holbeach United overcame an early red card to beat Wellingborough Whitworth 2-1 on Saturday. Zuerner’s first-half effort gave the Tigers an advantage on ten minutes, but Jack Dyson hit back to level the ChromaSport UCL Premier Division clash on 26 minutes. Things took a ...

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Tuesday football: Spalding United slip to Frickley defeat, Pinchbeck in hot water despite Raunds win

An early Carl Stewart goal sentenced Spalding United to a 1-0 defeat at Frickley Athletic on Tuesday night as the Tulips’ four-game unbeaten run came to an end. Stewart notched for the hosts on six minutes, racing clear to slot past keeper Michael Duggan. Spalding had their chances to level with Gary King twice going close and Nathan Whitehead seeing a ...

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Ten-man Spalding United denied by penalty save at Leek but extend unbeaten run

LEEK TOWN 0 SPALDING UNITED 0 Not for the first time this season, Spalding United failed to convert a penalty as they missed out on some valuable Evo-Stik NPL First Division South points at Leek Town on Saturday. Five minutes into the second half – after a nip-and-tuck opening 45 minutes – new signing Jamie Jackson was brought down by ...

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Maltby double boosts high-flying Pinchbeck United as Dunn eyes title tilt

PINCHBECK UNITED 3 BUGBROOKE SM 1 Satisfied player/boss Ian Dunn reckons Pinchbeck United are “one of many” teams battling for the ChromaSport UCL Division One title after climbing up to third place on Saturday. The Knights needed 60 minutes to break struggling Bugbrooke St Michaels down at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field, with Dunn himself heading home at the ...

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Saturday football: Home wins for Tigers and Knights, decent away draw for Tulips

Spalding United drew 0-0 at Leek Town on Saturday to extend their unbeaten run in Evo-Stik NPL First Division South to three games, while Holbeach United saw off Wellingborough Whitworth 2-1 and Pinchbeck United beat Bugbrooke St Michaels 3-1. Starting with the Tulips, they followed up back-to-back home wins over Bedworth United and Lincoln United with a solid draw at ...

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Pinchbeck United boss Dunn eyes a charge up the table ahead of Bugbrooke battle

Player/boss Ian Dunn reckons that it’s time Pinchbeck United started climbing the ChromaSport UCL Division One table. The Knights slipped out of the top ten following the weekend’s fixtures, but jumped up to fifth after thrashing hosts Blackstones 5-2 on Wednesday night. They are now just three points off the summit – and Dunn admits that his side have to ...

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Hayes has eyes on the prize as Leckie header earns Holbeach United a battling Boston Town win

BOSTON TOWN 0 HOLBEACH UTD 1 Lewis Leckie’s second-half header earned ten-man Holbeach United a place in the second round of the Lincs FA Senior Trophy as they edged out in-form rivals Boston Town 1-0 at the DWB Stadium on Tuesday night. Striker Leckie turned home the only goal of the game on 60 minutes, nodding into an empty net ...

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Duggan’s heroics inspire nine-man Spalding United to derby victory over Lincoln United

Spalding United 2 Lincoln United 1 Nine-man Spalding United staved off a late Lincoln United barrage to bag a dramatic derby win on Tuesday night. A spectacular Nathan Whitehead effort gave the Tulips an 11th-minute lead at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field, before Gary King lashed home a deflected near-post effort (54) to seemingly put the Evo-Stik NPL Division ...

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PDFL round-up: Clitheroe nets triple hat-trick in Tydd St Mary romp, Moulton Harrox edge to Shield success

Red-hot striker Jake Clitheroe scored an amazing NINE goals as Tydd St Mary thrashed hosts AFC Stanground Sports Reserves 12-3 in ChromaSport PDFL Division One on Saturday. The ex-Holbeach United hitman now has 16 goals in five games for the Saints, who are ninth after winning three of their first five games in their first-ever season in the PDFL’s second ...

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Set-piece King Gary fires Spalding United back to winning ways

SPALDING UNITED 2 BEDWORTH UTD 1 A Gary King double brought a five-match winless sequence to a relieved end for Spalding United at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field on Saturday. Both of King’s goals came from dead-ball situations, a 25-yard free kick (15) followed by a penalty (33) in a lively Evo-Stik NPL First Division South encounter which saw ...

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