Football

Wins for top two in Spalding Sunday League

The top two in the Spalding and District Sunday League both picked up wins going into the division’s Christmas break. Leaders by virtue of a better goal difference are Sutton St James who were 5-3 winners over Pinchbeck United Sunday. Doubles from Jack Murley and Joseph Sutton plus a Bradley Fox goal kept up the home side’s perfect record so ...

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Ford’s last gasp winner for Tigers

Holbeach United 2 Peterborough Northern Star 1 Josh Ford’s 91st minute stoppage time winner ensured Holbeach United head into the Christmas period with four straight wins. The Tigers found it tough going against the spirited visitors but amid horrendous conditions their late push resulted in the three points. In just his second start, 16-year-old Reif Clarke had given Holbeach a ...

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Big win for Spalding United – Football round up 15/12

Spalding United pulled off a huge win in the Evo-Stick Division with a 2-1 victory at basement boys AFC Mansfield. First half goals from James Hugo (9) and new signing Kieran Well (28) set the Tulips on their way to a second successive victory. Giuseppe Iaciofano halved the deficit just before the hour mark and Mansfield threw men forward looking ...

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Maltby and Wright at the double as Pinchbeck United cruise past Kirby

Doubles from Oli Maltby and Tyler Wright saw Pinchbeck United warm up for the Christmas period by cruising past Kirby Muxloe at a freezing Sir Halley Stewart. The Knights  were always a class above the lowly but spirited visitors and took full advantage of having the gusting wind at their backs in the first half. Kirby had already been called ...

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Dunn: Consistency is now the key for Pinchbeck United

Ian Dunn is backing his talented Pinchbeck United side to continue their improvement as they seek to add consistency to their game. The Knights have taken four points from their last two league games after a tricky period saw them lose three Future Lions UCL Premier Division games on the spin. That leaves them in fifth place in the table ...

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Hayes feels that Holbeach United are in a stronger position than at this time last season

Boss Seb Hayes feels that Holbeach United are well-placed to improve on last season as they enter the traditionally hectic festive period of fixtures. The Tigers finished fourth in the Future Lions UCL Premier Division last time out, while also winning the Lincs FA Senior Trophy and reaching the semi-finals League Knockout Cup. This year, they head into Saturday’s date ...

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Easton feels that Spalding United’s new ‘blues brothers’ have given the squad a boost

Upbeat boss Matt Easton admits that the double swoop for brothers Bradley and Kieran Wells has given his Spalding United side a much-needed shot in the arm. The attacking duo joined the Tulips late last week and both featured in the 2-1 win over Belper Town on Saturday (see page 37), making an instant impact in the process. Both are ...

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Tigers book semi-final place after sinking Knights in derby duel

Holders Holbeach United moved into the semi-finals of the Lincs FA Senior Trophy after beating Pinchbeck United 2-0 on Wednesday night.  The Knights were up against it from the 29th minute after Andrew Tidswell was sent off for picking up two yellow cards. Josh Ford immediately put Holbeach ahead, before Will Bird clinched the win in the second half. Billy ...

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Easton offers high praise as late Mettam magic seals spectacular Spalding United victory

Spalding United 2 Belper Town 1 Super-sub Leon Mettam came off the bench with just nine minutes of normal playing time remaining to score twice and provide Spalding United with only their second home Evo-Stik League East Division victory of the season on Saturday. Mettam replaced the injured Jenk Acar in the 81st minute and just four minutes later had ...

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Holbeach United on easy street as struggling Whitworth are walloped

Wellingborough Whitworth 0 Holbeach United 7 Seven-up Holbeach United made light work of Future Lions UCL Premier Division basement boys Wellingborough Whitworth on Saturday. The Tigers waltzed to a 7-0 success at The Victoria Mill Ground, with three players helping themselves to braces. Striker James Tricks opened the scoring early on, before Josh Ford netted number two with a trademark ...

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Pinchbeck United chief Dunn happy enough with point at Wellingborough

Wellingborough Town 2 Pinchbeck United 2 Player/boss Ian Dunn accepted that 2-2 was the right result as his Pinchbeck United side were held at Wellingborough Town on Saturday. Lloyd Buckby gave the hosts the lead with a close-range effort in the Future Lions UCL Premier Division clash at the Dog and Duck, but Pinchbeck were back level before half-time thanks ...

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PDFL round-up: Marvellous Moulton fire four to get back to winning ways

Moulton Harrox got back to winning ways on Saturday with a 4-0 victory at Peterborough Sports Development. Tom Panton and Marcus Parry both bagged twice in the ChromaSport UCL Premier Division clash, as Moulton maintained their four-point lead at the summit. Behind them, Holbeach United Reserves remain fourth after going down 3-1 at home to Whittlesey Athletic. Fenn Storey got ...

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Saturday football: Late Mettam double fires Tulips to win, Tigers smash seven and Pinchbeck held

A last-gasp Leon Mettam penalty gave Spalding United a surprise 2-1 win over Belper Town on Saturday, while Holbeach United romped to a 7-0 victory at Wellingborough Whitworth and Pinchbeck United drew 2-2 at Wellingborough Town. Starting with Spalding, two goals in the final seven minutes from Mettam gave them an unlikely Evo-Stik NPL East Division win at the Sir ...

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Boss Hayes wants to build on a top two years with Holbeach United

Seb Hayes is celebrating two years as Holbeach United manager this week – and he’s proud of the work he’s done at Carter’s Park so far. Wednesday night’s 2-1 win over Sleaford Town marked 100 games in charge of the Tigers for Hayes, who has won 63 of those matches. He feels that his record stands up to any Holbeach ...

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Easton buoyed by Spalding United’s strength of character ahead of Belper battle

Despite seeing his Spalding United side drop into the bottom two in Evo-Stik NPL East Division, boss Matt Easton insists that he has much to pleased about. The Tulips chief was delighted to see his side “sneak” a draw at relegation rivals Stockbridge Park Steels last weekend (see page 37) despite being down to the bare bones squad-wise. He’s hoping ...

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Resurgent Pinchbeck United expecting a tough Wellingborough test

Player/boss Ian Dunn has warned his high-flying Pinchbeck United side not to underestimate Saturday’s hosts Wellingborough Town. The Knights moved back up to fifth in the Future Lions UCL Premier Division table after snapping their three-game losing streak last weekend and are bidding to gather momentum ahead of the busy Christmas period by winning at the Dog and Duck (3pm). ...

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Tricks and Braithwaite fire Holbeach United to derby win and third place in table

Holbeach United 2 Sleaford Town 1 Holbeach United climbed up to third in the Future Lions UCL Premier Division after coming from behind to bet Sleaford Town 2-1 on Wednesday night. Scott Coupland gave Sleaford a half-time lead at Carter’s Park, but second-half efforts from James Tricks and Joe Braithwaite fired the Tigers to all three points. The match was ...

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Sunday football round-up: Jubilee see off Old Boys to progress in Lincs Sunday Cup

Spalding and District Sunday League leaders Jubilee picked up an impressive 3-2 win at Old Boys United in the Lincs Sunday Cup. Goals from Declan Earth, Danny Maddison and Nigel Steadman fired the table toppers into the next round of the county competition at Washingborough. Back in the league, Kirton Town moved level on points with Jubilee after walloping hosts ...

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PDFL round-up: Rovers end Harrox’s hopes of retaining county crown

Moulton Harrox’s defence of the Lincs FA Junior Cup is over following a 2-1 defeat at Tetney Rovers on Saturday. In a game played at Thoresby Road in Louth, the hosts raced into a 2-0 lead before Dalius Kisla pulled one back. There was no late leveller for Kev Nottingham’s charges, who return to ChromaSport PDFL Premier Division action at ...

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Dunn full of praise as Pinchbeck United shoot down Star to end losing streak

Pinchbeck United 2 Peterborough NS 0 Ryan Oliver marked his home debut with a typical goal as Pinchbeck United ended their three-game Future Lions UCL Premier Division losing streak in impressive style on Saturday. Hitman Oliver headed the Knights into the lead against Peterborough Northern Star at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field, before the recalled Tony Edwards completed a ...

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