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Zakuani has ‘unfinished business’ as he signs up to be Tulips boss next season

Spalding United manager Gabriel Zakuani has signed on to manage the Tulips for the 21/22 season. The former Peterborough United and Gillingham player officially took on the mantle in October, initially in a caretaker role. He was given the job full time, but the Pitching In Northern Premier South East Division was suspended just one game later, a 3-3 draw ...

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Grants boost for South Holland’s top teams

The area’s top non-league football clubs have been handed a boost with the announcement that they can claim government grant money. Football clubs at steps three to six of the non-league pyramid, which includes Spalding United, Holbeach United and Pinchbeck United, can apply for the grants to keep them going during the latest lockdown. Up to £10million can be claimed ...

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Clubs mull over ‘null and voiding’ leagues

Spalding United will be without a game until at least March 6 as all football leagues consider whether to null and void the leagues for a second successive season. The Tulips’ Pitching In Northern Premier League have said they will ask clubs for their opinions on whether that should be done, having postponed all matches up to that date. It ...

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All Spalding United games cancelled until at least March as league recommends null and voiding season

All of Spalding United’s league games will be postponed up until at least March 6 with clubs set to be consulted as to whether they null and void the season. The Pitching-In Northern Premier League has released a statement in which the board say they feel the league should now be null and voided. The statement says: “The board of ...

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Yet more frustration for Knights as season stops

There was huge frustration for Pinchbeck United after a 94th minute winner denied them a point while the league’s suspension stopped them from building on an impressive performance. A wonder half volley from 40 yards out by Ollie Jepson had looked set to earn the Knights a 1-1 draw with high-flying Shepshed Dynamo on Boxing Day. But a 94th minute ...

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Last-gasp goal denies Pinchbeck United a Boxing Day point at Shepshed

An injury-time goal from Matt Melbourne sentenced Pinchbeck United to a 2-1 defeat at Shepshed Dynamo on Boxing Day. After a goalless first half of the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division clash, Reece Morris put hosts Shepshed ahead in the early stages of the second period. However, a spectacular long-range strike from Olly Jepson 20 minutes from time looked to have ...

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Thorogood sees ‘encouraging signs’ despite Pinchbeck United’s heavy home defeat

Pinchbeck United 0GNG Oadby Town 3 Pinchbeck United finally returned to action on Saturday – but they were handed a 3-0 home humbling by GNG Oadby Town. The Knights remain winless in the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division after goals from Daniel Shelbourne (pen 33), Cameron Powell (72) and Rian Patel (90) at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field. A host ...

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New-look Knights ready for restart

A new-look Pinchbeck United will be treating it as a new season as they look to get back to competitive action this weekend – weather permitting. Their wait for the return of football had to go on after last week’s snow put paid to the Knights’ scheduled Uhlsport UCL Premier Division fixture with ON Chenecks. But they’re hopeful to be ...

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South Holland derby as PDFL set to return

Weather permitting, there’s a chance of some football in South Holland this weekend. The ChromaSport PDFL is running a reduced fixture list on Saturday, with a derby between Moulton Harrox Reserves and Crowland Town Reserves set to go ahead. The 2pm kick off at Broad Lane is able to be played due to both clubs being in Tier 3 of ...

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Pinchbeck United to return to UCL action on Saturday but Holbeach United one of many clubs to delay restart

South Holland’s two teams in the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division have taken vastly different stances as to how the season should continue. After Lincolnshire was placed in the Tier 3 (very high alert) of the government’s new restrictions, the UCL – like many other leagues up and down the land – offered its clubs the choice on how to proceed. ...

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Spalding United waiting on result of NPL vote but a delayed re-start looks likely

The future of the Pitching In NPL South East Division season remains up in the air. Spalding United, as well as all of the other clubs in steps three and four of the non-league ladder, have been asked to vote on whether the current campaign should remain paused. Votes had to be submitted by Wednesday night, with a result expected ...

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Management duo Nottingham and Patterson going extra miles for Moulton

Moulton Harrox FC management duo Kev Nottingham and Bobby Patterson are going the extra miles for their club every night this lockdown. While many managers might have put their feet up for the enforced mid-season break, the pair are putting theirs down to raise money for the ChromaSport Peterborough and District League side. Kev (50) and Bobby (34) are being ...

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Pinchbeck United boss Thorogood goes on signing spree with ten new recruits

New Pinchbeck United manager Lewis Thorogood is making good on his vow to revamp the squad over the 28-day suspension of the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division season. Thorogood, who replaced Tom Crozier as Knights boss last month, moved to sign no less than TEN players over the past week. The first is former Spalding United midfielder and Lincoln City youngster ...

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Facilities at Holbeach United’s Carter’s Park to get a makeover after £88k grant

Holbeach United have been awarded a grant from the Premier League, The FA and Government’s Football Foundation to upgrade their changing rooms and club house facilities. The Football Foundation is the UK’s largest sports charity and exists to improve the experience of playing football for everyone, by championing fair access to quality facilities. This grant will enable Holbeach, who play ...

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Tulips and Pinchbeck United pay tributes to popular Ogy following his passing

One of South Holland’s most recognisable footballing faces has passed away. It was announced on Monday that Ogy Lane, who is best known for being the friendly face on the door as you enter the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field on matchday, had died. Ogy manned the turnstiles for both Spalding United and Pinhcbeck United and was much liked by ...

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Spalding United add two more signings as Zakuani continues his impressive overhaul

Spalding United haven’t let the suspension of the Pitching In NPL South East Division season stop them in their bid to revamp their squad. Boss Gaby Zakuani has moved to add two more players to his ever-growing squad. The first is talented youngster Reanu Grosset, who joins from Spartans Youth FC. On his new addition, Zakuani said: “He’s a player ...

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Boss Barnes wants Holbeach United to stay positive despite ‘gutting’ cup final loss

Holbeach United 0 Rothwell Corinthians 1 Phil Barnes admitted that everyone at Holbeach United was “gutted” as they lost the 2019/20 KitmanUK League Cup final 1-0 on Wednesday night. A solitary second-half strike from Tom Mills fired Rothwell Corinthians to a 1-0 win in a very tight final at Blackstones FC’s Lincoln Road ground – making it three final defeats ...

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Sunday football round-up: Duo fire five goals each as Jubilee smash 17 to go top

Free-scoring Jubilee returned to the top of the Spalding Sunday League table in style at the weekend – by thrashing Pinchbeck United Sports 17-1. In the most one-sided game of any season, both Declan Earth and Luke Steele helped themselves to five goals each. Gavin Phillips also bagged a brace, while Chris Beale, Matthew Cannon, Laurence Price and Liam Thirkell ...

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PDFL round-up: Crowland crush Sutton, Keeble keeps Tigers unbeaten, Tydd on-song again

Crowland Town took the South Holland bragging rights as they thrashed Long Sutton Athletic 4-0 in the ChromaSport PDFL Premier Division on Saturday. In a battle that was expected to be close, goals from Reece Crane, Danny Firth, Corban Oldham and sub Harry Grigas shot down the Magpies at Snowden Field. In the same division, Holbeach United Reserves stretched their ...

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Hot Harrox pass toughest test as Patterson praises best performance of the season

Moulton Harrox’s flawless start to the ChromaSport PDFL Premier Division season continued on Saturday as they defeated potential title rivals Peterborough North End Sports 3-0 at Broad Lane. Goals from Ian Bradbury (32), Ashley Coddington (48) and Joe Townsend (90) made it six wins from as many games in the league for Moulton, who are now third in the table. ...

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