Football

Five-star Moulton Harrox up to second place as Townsend double inspires comeback

In-form Moulton Harrox shrugged off a disappointing first half to beat hosts Stilton United 5-1 in the ChromaSport PDFL Premier Division on Saturday. A shock looked to be on the cards when Liam Rodden fired the home side ahead at In2itive Park, but Joe Townsend’s excellent header from Dan Woods’ cross made it 1-1 at the break. The second half ...

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Ace Maltby nets two more as Pinchbeck United reach another cup final

Two more goals from Ollie Maltby fired Pinchbeck United into their second cup final of the season as they beat Peterborough Sports Reserves 2-1 on Saturday. Maltby took his tally for the season to 54 with strikes early in each half of the PFA Senior Cup semi-final at Knight Street, with Gary Gibbs responding with a late stunner for Sports. ...

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Deadly Dec makes Long Sutton pay for missed chances as Harrox Reserves march on

Two Declan Earth strikes gave Moulton Harrox Reserves a 2-0 derby win over Long Sutton Athletic on Saturday as they edged closer to clinching the ChromaSport PDFL Division One title. Earth, who now has 31 goals for the season, notched at the end of each half to extend Moulton’s unbeaten run to 24 games. Carl Taylor also saved a John ...

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PDFL round-up: Sutton Bridge United grab vital away success

Promotion-chasing Sutton Bridge United picked up an important 3-2 victory at Peterborough Polonia in ChromaSport PDFL Division One on Saturday. A double from Kurt Scott and Sam Cooper’s effort were enough for second-placed Bridge, despite goals from Adrian Mizia and Piotrek Stepien late in the second half. They are now seven points clear of third-placed Warboys Town, who do have ...

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Four-midable Spalding United crush rivals Leek Town in dominant display

Leek Town 0 Spalding United 4 Four first-half goals –including three in seven electrifying minutes – fired Spalding United to a dominant 4-0 win at Evo-Stik NPL First Division South play-off rivals Leek Town on Saturday. Strikes from Brad Wells (25), Jordan Lemon (28) Nathan Whitehead (31) and Cenk Acar (45) emphatically steered the Tulips to glory at Harrison Park ...

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By George! Zuerner’s debut double inspires Holbeach United victory

Harborough Town 2 Holbeach United 4 Debutant George Zuerner netted twice as Holbeach United won a bad-tempered ChromaSport UCL Premier Division clash at Harborough Town 4-2 on Saturday. Signed from Lincoln Moorlands Railway last week, ex-Spalding United midfielder Zuerner marked his Tigers’ bow with the opening goal on 30 minutes at Bowden’s Park. Zak Munton doubled the Holbeach lead eight ...

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Saturday football: Four-some Tulips and Tigers, Pinchbeck defeat rivals to reach final

Both Spalding United and Holbeach United hit four goals in impressive away wins on Saturday, while Pinchbeck United reached another cup final. Spalding were 4-0 winners at Leek Town in Evo-Stik NPL First Division South, with Brad Wells (25), Nathan Whitehead (39), Jordan Lemon (45) and Cenk Acar (45) all netting before half time. The win keeps the Tulips third ...

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Boss Rawlinson backs Spalding United to shine ahead of quartet of tough away trips

Confident Spalding United boss Chris Rawlinson believes that his side will be on the brink of clinching a play-off place if they can emerge unscathed from their next four fixtures. The Tulips, currently third in Evo-Stik NPL First Division South, have a tough-looking spell of four away games in two weeks to contend with. Following their impressive 1-0 win over ...

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Boss Seb feels Holbeach United are starting to regain their appetite ahead of UCL double-header

Seb Hayes admits that seeing star striker Josh Ford get sent off for dissent on Saturday actually pleased him. The Holbeach United boss has been calling for more passion and aggression from his side – and he certainly got that in last weekend’s 2-0 win over ON Chenecks. A number of Ford’s other Tigers team-mates were also involved in heated ...

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Pinchbeck United eye another final and chance to derail title rivals Peterborough Sports Reserves

Saturday’s huge PFA Senior Cup semi-final with Premier Division leaders Peterborough Sports Reserves could shape Pinchbeck United’s season. That’s the verdict of player/boss Ian Dunn, who feels the winner of the clash will not only book a place in the final – but also seize the initiative in the ChromaSport PDFL Premier Division title race. ‘Win at all costs’ is ...

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Three-sy does it! Crowson pleased as Moulton Harrox keep pressure on top two

Paul Crowson saluted a job well done as Moulton Harrox beat Sawtry 3-0 on Saturday to keep their slim ChromaSport PDFL Premier Division title hopes alive. A fine first-half strike from Joe Townsend gave Harrox a 1-0 half-time lead at Broad Lane, before second-half efforts from Jake Cawthorne and Marcus Parry – who ran the visitors ragged – wrapped up ...

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Job Dunn! Pinchbeck United boss Ian pleased with battling ICA Sports win

Ian Dunn insisted that results are now all that matter for Pinchbeck United as they continued their bid for a ChromaSport PDFL treble with a 3-1 Premier Division win over Peterborough ICA Sports on Saturday. A first-half cracker from Liam Ogden was wiped out by a strike from the speedy Josh Smith at Knight Street, as fifth-placed ICA threatened to ...

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Happy campers! Boss praises Long Sutton Athletic dressing room as Magpies soar into top six

In-form Long Sutton Athletic moved into the top six of ChromaSport PDFL Division One table by beating Peterborough Polonia 2-1 at London Road on Saturday. With skipper Billy Oliver missing, Polonia put the Magpies under ample pressure in the first period without being able to break the deadlock. Sutton created chances of their own, however, and looked the better side ...

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PDFL round-up: Moulton Harrox Reserves keep double dream alive with semi-final shoot-out success

Keeper Wayne Wilding was the hero as Moulton Harrox Reserves won a dramatic PFA Challenge Cup semi-final on penalties to keep their double bid on-track. Harrox, the runaway PDFL Division One leaders, went 1-0 up at Whittlesey Athletic Reserves on Saturday – but were pegged back by a late Daniel Redhead goal. That forced penalties, with Wilding saving the first ...

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Beeson caps man-of-the-match display with penalty winner to fire Spalding United closer to play-off berth

Spalding United 1 Belper Town 0 A rasping penalty lashed home by Lee Beeson at the Sir Halley Stewart Field on Saturday ensured that the Tulips remain on course for a promotion play-off place in Evo-Stik NPL First Division South. The 57th minute spot-kick, awarded when Conor Higginson was unceremoniously brought down just inside the area, saw off a spirited ...

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Much-improved Holbeach United too strong for ON Chenecks as Hayes praises performance

Holbeach United 2 Northampton ON Chenecks 0 Goals from Mitch Griffiths and Charley Sanders ensured that ten-man Holbeach United returned to winning ways at Carter’s Park on Saturday. Griffiths smashed the Tigers ahead on 44 minutes to break the stubborn resolve of visitors ON Chenecks, before Sanders buried a header on the hour to settle the ChromaSport UCL Premier Division ...

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Saturday football: Beeson fires Spalding United to Belper win as Holbeach United also earn battling victory

South Holland big-hitters Spalding United and Holbeach United both racked up welcome home wins on Saturday. Spalding kept their Evo-Stik NPL First Division South play-off bid firmly on course with a 1-0 win over Belper Town at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field, while Holbeach earned a 2-0 ChromaSport UCL Premier Division success over Northampton ON Chenecks at Carter’s Park. ...

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Stuck together! Boss Hayes fears he’s powerless to stop Holbeach United’s flagging season getting worse

Frustrated Holbeach United manager Seb Hayes admits that he and his inconsistent players are stuck with each other until the end of the season. The Tigers chief believes that his talented squad have the ability to beat any ChromaSport UCL Premier Division team on their day – but also feels they’re capable of being bad enough to lose to sides ...

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Spalding United supremo Rawlinson eyes a return to winning ways against Belper Town

Buoyant boss Chris Rawlinson has told Spalding United to put last weekend’s 1-0 defeat to Witton Albion behind them. The Tulips’ bid to secure a favourable play-off position wasn’t hindered by the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field defeat, but Rawlinson doesn’t want it to trigger an untimely slump. Spalding go into Saturday’s home clash with Belper Town (3pm) in third ...

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Sunday football round-up: 50 goals in three games including TEN from Holbeach’s Edey

Three matches in the Spalding and District Sunday League produced an amazing 50 goals over the weekend. Leading the way were free-scoring title favourites Holbeach United Sunday, who walloped basement boys South Holland United FC Clarets 24-2. Daz Edey netted ten goals for unbeaten Holbeach, while wing wizard Billy Smith managed a treble hat-trick. There was also a rare hat-trick ...

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