Football

Hussey feels Holbeach United will be ‘there or there abouts’ in title race if fine unbeaten run continues

Danny Hussey believes that his Holbeach United side are well placed for at least a top three finish in the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division this season. The Tigers, who haven’t lost since the end of September, are 14 games unbeaten and sit second in the table –level on points with leaders Shepshed Dynamo having played three games more. Holbeach boss ...

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Lewis: Ambitious Spalding United can learn from rise of opponents Belper Town

Interim manager Lewis Thorogood reckons that Spalding United’s trip to Belper Town on Saturday is an even tougher test than last weekend’s clash with leaders Leek Town. The Tulips went down 2-0 against the BetVictor NPL South East Division table-toppers Leek, but now face an away date with a fourth-placed Belper outfit that are 13 points off the summit with ...

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Pinchbeck United boss Dunn has Tricks up his sleeve as he bids to seal deal for striker

Ian Dunn hopes that his search for a new striker is finally over. The Pinchbeck United manager is hopeful of concluding a deal for ex-Holbeach United frontman James Tricks after putting in a seven-day notice of approach for the FC Parson Drove man. Tricks could also be joined by two other targets as Knights player/boss Dunn looks to add some ...

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Lockie fires Holbeach United to derby win over Boston Town and second in the table

Johnny Lockie’s first-half strike earned Holbeach United a 1-0 win over Boston Town on Wednesday night. Recalled frontman Lockie netted the only goal of a foggy Carter’s Park derby on a night when both sides had players sent off. Michael Frew and Ollie Pinner both saw red for two bookable offences late on as Holbeach moved up to second place ...

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PDFL round-up: Red-hot Harrox put title rivals on notice with huge win

Five-star Moulton Harrox produced one of their best performances of the season so far as they thrashed ChromaSport PDFL Premier Division title rivals Uppingham Town 5-1 on Saturday. A double from Ian Bradbury, plus strikes from Declan Earth, Matt Watkin and an own goal steered Harrox to an emphatic victory at Tods Piece. The triumph moves Kev Nottingham’s side level ...

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Holbeach United get their attitude spot on as they ease to Chenecks victory

Holbeach United 4Northampton ON Chenecks 1 Four-midable Holbeach United proved they can roll up their sleeves and defeat dogged mid-table opposition on Saturday as they saw off Northampton ON Chenecks 4-1 at Carter’s Park. The Tigers, who are now unbeaten in 13 games since going down 4-3 at Leicester Nirvana on September 21, kept themselves in the UhlSport UCL Premier ...

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Mistakes prove costly for Spalding United in loss against leaders Leek Town

Spalding United 0Leek Town 2 By RAY TUCKER Two defensive lapses proved costly for Spalding United as they lost 2-0 against table-topping Leek Town at the Sir Halley Stewart Field on Saturday. The Staffordshire visitors, beaten only once in BetVictor NPL South East Division this season, moved five points clear at the top with goals from Oliver Harrison (20) and ...

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Saturday football: In-form Tigers ease past Chenecks, Tulips beaten by leaders and Pinchbeck game rained off

Holbeach United extended their impressive unbeaten run with a routine home victory over Northampton ON Chenecks on Saturday, while Spalding United were handed a home reverse by table-topping Leek Town. The most excitement came at Carter’s Park, where defender Jon Fairweather netted twice in Holbeach’s 4-1 Uhlsport UCL Premier Division victory. Joe Smith and Liam Adams also netted for the ...

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Hussey: Time for title-chasing Holbeach United to dig in and show their mettle

Danny Hussey feels Holbeach United are well-positioned in this year’s Uhlsport UCL Premier Division title race – but wants to see his side shake a monkey off their back this weekend. The Tigers, who are unbeaten in 13 games after Saturday’s goaless draw at rivals Loughborough University, sit fifth in the table with games in hand on all but one ...

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No fear from Spalding United boss Thorogood ahead of showdown with leaders Leek

Lewis Thorogood feels that the pressure is on BetVictor NPL South East Division leaders Leek Town to beat his Spalding United side on Saturday. The table-toppers are two points clear of Stamford at the summit ahead of their trip to the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field (3pm), while the Tulips are some 20 points back in eighth. However, Spalding have ...

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Upbeat Dunn wants to see his side produce a goal threat and end their losing streak

Ian Dunn is refusing to get too downbeat with Pinchbeck United’s plight ahead of a potentially huge game at Desborough Town on Saturday (3pm). The Knights are just one point clear of the solitary relegation spot in the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division after picking up just five points from 19 games. Sleaford Town, the only side beneath them, broke their ...

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Sunday football: Mulberry hit seven to go top, Jubilee beaten in North Sea cracker

Seven-up Mulberry climbed to the top of the Spalding and District Sunday League Division One table in style over the weekend. The Spalding side thrashed basement boys Kirton Town 7-1 at Monkshouse Lane playing field, with striker Marcus Parry leading the way with a four-goal haul. Joel Newton also found the net, as did Ant Murphy – who is better ...

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PDFL round-up: Red mist descends as Long Sutton win stormy Tydd cup clash

Six red cards were shown as Long Sutton Athletic beat fierce rivals Tydd 3-1 in a stormy Peterborough Senior Cup quarter-final at London Road on Saturday. Goals from Matt Eaton (42), Chris Ward (64) and Jimmy Ward (84) sent Sutton through to the semis, with Jordan Clow (48) getting the Tydd reply. However, Clow (58) was sent off for Tydd, ...

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Dunn feels Pinchbeck have a platform to build on despite suffering late loss at Oadby

Oadby Town 1Pinchbeck United 0 Three players were sent off as Pinchbeck United suffered a 1-0 defeat at Oadby Town on Saturday. Ross Woolley saved a second-half penalty as the Knights looked set to end their 14-game losing streak with a draw, but Oadby grabbed an 83rd-minute winner through Lamar Parkes. Pinchbeck’s Ndreqim Krashiqi and the home team’s Gurpit Thandi ...

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Hussey happy Holbeach United’s draw against ‘best team in the league’

Loughborough University 0Holbeach United 0 Danny Hussey hailed his Holbeach United side after seeing them pick up a 0-0 draw against a Loughborough University outfit he believes are the “best in the league” on Saturday. The Tigers, thrashed by their fellow Uhlsport UCL Premier Division title hopefuls 5-0 on the opening day of the season, had the better chances to ...

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Boss happy to see Spalding United dig in as they clinch impressive Ilkeston victory

By Ray Tucker Spalding United 1Ilkeston Town 0 Luca Bucci’s maiden Spalding United goal fired them to a first home victory since September as they edged past Ilkeston Town on Saturday. The 17-year-old Lincoln City loanee slotted in the only goal of another match which saw the Tulips turn in a fully committed and disciplined performance to beat off a ...

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Saturday football: Bucci bags winner for Tulips, Tigers earn decent draw and Knights suffer a late loss

Spalding United enjoyed a fine 1-0 win over Ilkeston Town on Saturday, while Holbeach United were held to a second successive 0-0 draw and Pincbeck United lost their 15th game on the spin. Starting with the Tulips, they moved up to eighth place in BetVictor NPL South East Division with a first home win since back in September. Gianluca Bucci’s ...

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Spalding United set for tricky test against much-fancied play-off rivals Ilkeston Town

Interim boss Lewis Thorogood is predicting a tough test as Spalding United get back to BetVictor NPL South East Division action on Saturday. Ilkeston Town are the visitors to the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field (3pm), with both teams on the edge of the play-off positions. Much-fancied Ilkeston are two points above the Tulips in seventh place – and Thorogood ...

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In-form Holbeach United are out to avenge opening day Loughborough humbling

It’s fair to say that Holbeach United have a score to settle this weekend. The Tigers were on the receiving end of a 5-0 Carter’s Park beating by newboys Loughborough University on the opening day of the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division season back in August. There was a huge gulf in class between the two teams that day, but fast ...

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Dunn left frustrated in his hunt to secure a new striker for Pinchbeck United

Ian Dunn admits that his bid to bring a goal-getter to Pinchbeck United is proving to be mission impossible. The Knights, who are embroiled in a relegation scrap with Sleaford Town in the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division, have scored just 12 league goals all season. They’re on a 14-game losing run and haven’t won a game in any competition since ...

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