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Saturday football: Nine-man Tulips off to flying start, Vase woe for Tigers and Knights, Harrox win opener

Spalding United made a flying start to the new Pitching In NPL South East Division season by beating Sutton Coldfield Town 3-0 on Saturday, but both Holbeach United and Pinchbeck United suffered hefty defeats in the FA Vase. Starting with the Tulips, goals from Joel Brownhill (8), Spencer Weir-Daley (24) and Jamie Goddard (44) gave them the perfect start in ...

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The only way is up! Thorogood wants Spalding United to push for promotion

Ambitious boss Lewis Thorogood reckons his Spalding United squad is now equipped to mount a promotion push ahead of the start of the new Pitching In NPL South East Division season. The Tulips welcome Sutton Coldfield Town to the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field on Saturday (3pm) as they bid to make a flying start to the new campaign. Having ...

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Buoyant Bobby confirms that a title charge is the target for Moulton Harrox again

It will come as no surprise to followers of Moulton Harrox that they are targeting the ChromaSport PDFL Premier Division title this season. The perennial challengers, who haven’t finished outside of the top three since 2014, finally get their season under way at Uppingham Town on Satuday (2pm). New assistant boss Bobby Patterson, who enjoyed a decorated spell with Harrox ...

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Burmor Projects deliver sponsorship boost to Crowland under-13s

Burmor Projects has extended its sponsorship backing for CrowlandJuniors under-13s. The Market Deeping-based construction firm has provided a new home kit and personalised training tops for the team. Burmor managing director Luke Boekestyn, pictured with captain Dylan Enright, said: “I’m really pleased to be able to continue our support of the team with this sponsorship. “These past few months have ...

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Siemienczuk is spot-on for Pinchbeck United as they secure first league point

Pinchbeck United 1Peterborough Northern Star 1 Tom Siemienczuk’s late penalty earned Pinchbeck United their first point of the new Uhlsport UCL Premier Division season last Wednesday night. The frontman, who is a new signing for the Knights, scored from the spot five minutes from time at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field to peg back rivals Peterborough Northern Star in ...

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Caretaker Tate remains keen on taking Pinchbeck United job on a permanent basis

Alfie Tate has reiterated his desire to take over Pinchbeck United on a permanent basis. The 20-year-old caretaker boss, who recently became the youngest manager in the history of the Emirates FA Cup, has overseen the Knights’ first three games of the season. Pinchbeck chairman Gary Coomes recently admitted that he’s “hit a brick wall” in his search for a ...

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PDFL round-up: Two wins from two for impressive Crowland, five-star Tigers

Crowland Town’s fine start to life back in the ChromaSport PDFL Premier Division continued on Saturday as they beat Leverington Sports 2-0. Goals from Chris Winstanley and sub Jake Woodward were enough at Snowden Field, as Crowland made it two wins from as many games. It was also a good day for Holbeach United Reserves, who raced to a 5-2 ...

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Barnes satisfied as Holbeach United get up and running with derby draw against Boston Town

Boston Town 1Holbeach United 1 Holbeach United finally collected their first Uhlsport UCL Premier Division point of the season on Tuesday night after drawing 1-1 at rivals Boston Town. The Tigers made a dream start to the derby duel and went ahead when he headed home Josh Ford’s cross inside five minutes. But Boston are a tough side to beat ...

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Positives for Pinchbeck United caretaker boss Tate to take despite heavy away loss

Wellingborough Town 4Pinchbeck United 1 Caretaker boss Alfie Tate saw plenty of reasons to be positive despite seeing Pinchbeck United lose 4-1 at Wellingborough Town on Saturday. Lloyd Buckby (pens 25 and 76), Bayley Leslie (65) and George Wingrove (9) netted the goals as Wellingborough sentenced the Knights to a second successive defeat in the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division. Skipper ...

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No excuses from Barnes as Newsham’s heroics see Holbeach United exit FA Cup

Holbeach United 0Sheffield FC 4 Phil Barnes admitted that striker Marc Newsham was the difference between the sides as Holbeach United suffered a 4-0 home defeat in the Emirates FA Cup on Saturday. Ace hitman Newsham helped himself to a perfect hat-trick in the first half with goals on 16, 26 and 41 minutes at Carter’s Park as Sheffield led ...

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Saturday football: Smith off as Tigers exit FA Cup, Pinchbeck fall to the bottom, Tulips end pre-season in style

Ten-man Holbeach United were dumped out of the Emirates FA Cup by Sheffield FC on Saturday, while Pinchbeck United were soundly beaten at Wellingborough Town in the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division and Spalding United concluded their pre-season with a timely victory. Starting with the Tigers, a perfect first-half hat-trick from prolific striker March Newsham was the catalyst for their FA ...

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Barnes admits Holbeach United are underdogs for Sheffield FC tie but plots upset

Phil Barnes admits that Holbeach United are big underdogs for Saturday’s Emirates FA Cup clash with Sheffield FC – but he’s plotting an upset. The Tigers, who knocked out Kirby Muxloe in the last round after a late Josh Ford strike, will host the ‘Pitching In’ NPL South East Division side at Carter’s Park in the Preliminary Round on Saturday ...

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Spalding United chief won’t dwell on FA Cup defeat ahead final pre-season game

Lewis Thorogood insists that Spalding United’s early exit from the Emirates FA Cup shouldn’t define their season before it has even properly started. The Tulips, who 1-0 at Grantham Town in their latest pre-season friendly last night, were dumped out of the national competition 3-1 against Barton Town Old Boys last week. Liam Hardy’s first-half goal was enough the settle ...

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Chairman Coomes admits that Pinchbeck United’s search for a new boss has hit ‘brick wall’

Pinchbeck United chairman Gary Coomes has revealed that his bid to appoint a new manager is proving more difficult than he first thought. The Knights supremo had hoped to have a new boss in place for the start of the new season, but he’s still not close to agreeing a deal with any candidate. Coomes admits that he did speak ...

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Deeping derby defeat makes it back-to-back league losses for Holbeach United

Holbeach United 1Deeping Rangers 2 A derby defeat to Deeping Rangers on Wednesday night made it two losses from as many Uhlsport UCL Premier Division games for Holbeach United. After Adam Jackson hit the bar early on for the Tigers, Jake Showler put Deeping 1-0 up with a goal just before the break. Michael Frew (47) levelled early in the ...

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Duo hit hat-tricks as Holbeach United under-18s shine on their FA Youth Cup debut

Holbeach United under-18s produced a sensational showing in their first-ever game in the FA Youth Cup on Monday night. The young Tigers romped to an 8-0 win over Harborough Town under-18s in the Preliminary Round at Carter’s Park. Talented young striker James Clark helped himself to a hat-trick, a feat matched by team-mate Charlie Parks in the one-sided showdown. Harvey ...

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PDFL round-up: Nice and three-sy for Crowland, Sutton beaten and Harrox Reserves off to a flier

Crowland Town made the perfect start to life back in the ChromaSport PDFL Premier Division on Saturday as they romped to a 3-0 victory over Oakham United. In their first game back in the PDFL’s top tier since their relegation back in 2017, Martin Sandall’s goal gave them a 1-0 lead at the break. Subs Chris Winstanley and Jake Woodward ...

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Holbeach United boss Barnes opts to take the positives despite opening day defeat

Anstey Nomads 1Holbeach United 2 Holbeach United suffered a surprise 2-1 defeat at Anstey Nomads on the opening day of the season – but boss Phil Barnes admits that there were plenty of positives to take. The Uhsport UCL Premier Division season started brightly enough for the Tigers when Spencer Tinkler nodded them into a fourth-minute lead. But Cole Wildin ...

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New FA Cup record for Pinchbeck United’s 20-year-old caretaker boss Tate

Pinchbeck United’s Alfie Tate wrote himself into Emirates FA Cup history last week. The Pinchbeck caretaker manager, who is 20, became the youngest manager in the 149-year history of the competition in Wednesday’s game against St Neots Town. The Knights lost the game 4-0 at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field (see story, above) which Tate admits that he’d “swap” ...

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Tate admits Pinchbeck United’s attitude wasn’t up to scratch as Rugby hand them a home humbling

Pinchbeck United 0Rugby Town 6 A nightmare first half ensured that Pinchbeck United suffered a heavy defeat on the opening day of the new Uhlsport UCL Premier Division season. The Knights were five down at the break after goals from Liam Francis (3 & 23), Dylan Parker (7) and Danico Johnson (35 & 38) at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing ...

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