Football

Late heartbreak for Spalding United after much-improved show

Spalding United 0 Tadcaster Albion 1 A resurgent Spalding United were desperately unfortunate not to get a share of the Evo-Stik League Division One East spoils against high rolling Tadcaster Albion at the Sir Halley Stewart Field on Saturday. Following two back-to-back 3-0 defeats the Tulips pulled out all of the stops to ensure their Yorkshire visitors, holding third place ...

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Saturday football: Tigers back on-song, Tulips suffer late heartbreak and Pinchbeck lose again

Holbeach United got back to winning ways by seeing off Northampton ON Chenecks 2-0 on Saturday, while Spalding United went down 1-0 at home against Tadcaster Albion and Pinchbeck United slipped up 2-0 at Oadby Town. Starting with Holbeach, goals from Jamie Stevens and Luke Avis earned them all three points at Carter’s Park. The victory sends Seb Hayes’ Tigers ...

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Dunn: The fourth is still with Pinchbeck United despite rocky run

Defiant player/manager Ian Dunn is refusing to get carried away with Pinchbeck United’s recent dip in form. The Knights aren’t accustomed to rocky runs following two successive seasons of unprecedented success, but have now suffered back-to-back Future Lions UCL Premier Division defeats against Newport Pagnell (6-3) and Rugby Town (3-0). That has left them 14 points behind leaders Daventry Town, ...

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Holbeach United boss Hayes focuses on cup competitions after conceding league

Holbeach United chief Seb Hayes accepts that he’d “look like an idiot” if he claimed that his side were in the Future Lions UCL Premier Division title race. Saturday’s defeat at Wellingborough Town left the Tigers a massive 17 points off the top of the table, with Hayes now admitting that he is focusing on glory in the cup competitions. ...

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Easton urges Spalding United to up their intensity against Tadcaster

Matt Easton wants to see his Spalding United side get physical with high-flying Tadcaster Albion on Saturday (3pm). The Tulips, soundly beaten at fellow big-hitters Pontefract Collieries last weekend, went down with something of a whimper in West Yorkshire. Although Easton maintains that results against the leading sides won’t make a difference to Spalding’s season, he wants to see his ...

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Beeson bags double as Pinchbeck United end losing streak at Sileby

Northampton Sileby Rangers 2 Pinchbeck United 3 Pinchbeck United snapped their three-game losing streak with a battling 3-2 victory at Northampton Sileby Rangers in the Hinchingbrooke Cup on Tuesday night. Craig Maisiri fired Future Lions UCL Division One side Sileby ahead on 13 minutes, but Lee Beeson ensured the scores were level at half-time with a 36th-minute strike. Beeson then ...

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PDFL round-up: Joy of six for Holbeach United Reserves as Ketton are crushed

Holbeach United Reserves lit up the ChromaSport PDFL Premier Division on Saturday with a sensational 6-0 success over Ketton. Louis Steadman helped himself to a double for Phil Barnes’ charges at Carter’s Park, with Reif Clarke, Callum Davies, Kieron McConnell and Liam Mead also getting in on the act. The Tigers remain fourth in the table, but are now just ...

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Spalding United soundly defeated by impressive hosts Pontefract

By RAY TUCKER Pontefract Collieries 3 Spalding United 0 Spalding United put on a battling display at Pontefract Collieries on Saturday – but were well beaten by an impressive home side full of true Yorkshire grit. The home team, strong in every department, dominated virtually throughout and but for some wayward shooting, could have won by a more convincing scoreline ...

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No excuses from Hayes as lacklustre Holbeach United see unbeaten run dashed

Wellingborough Town 2 Holbeach United 1 Boss Seb Hayes admitted that he was “gutted” as Holbeach United’s 12-game unbeaten streak came to an end at Wellingborough Town on Saturday. Shaun Wilkes gave hosts Wellingborough a first-minute lead in the Future Lions UCL Premier Division clash at the Dog and Duck, but James Tricks hit back on seven minutes. A controversial ...

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Dunn proud of ten-man Pinchbeck United after Rugby loss but rues Smith’s ‘unjust’ red card

Pinchbeck United 0 Rugby Town 3 Jack Smith’s first-half red card proved costly as Pinchbeck United slipped to a 3-0 Future Lions UCL Premier Division defeat against much-fancied Rugby Town on Saturday. Despite Pinchbeck making the better start at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field, Liam Francis headed Rugby ahead from a corner on 24 minutes. Six minutes later defender ...

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Saturday football: Tulips soundly beaten, surprise loss for Tigers and ten-man Pinchbeck punished

It was a day of defeats for South Holland’s top trio on Saturday as Spalding United crashed 3-0 at Pontefract Collieries, Holbeach United slipped up 2-1 at Wellingborough Town and ten-man Pinchbeck United were beaten 3-0 at home by Rugby Town. Starting with the Tulips, goals from Pontefract’s Michael Dunn (10), Eli Hey (pen 49) and Nicholas Guest (73) sentenced ...

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Dropping points not an option for Holbeach United if they want to challenge for the title

Holbeach United boss Seb Hayes admits that reeling in runaway Future Lions UCL Premier Division leaders Daventry Town will prove a difficult task. The Tigers are currently on an 12-game unbeaten run in all competitions, winning nine of those games, but find themselves 14 points behind the table-toppers in fourth place. Hayes has been happy with the progress his side ...

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Easton: Results against top sides won’t define Spalding United’s season

Calm Spalding United manager Matt Easton isn’t pressing the panic button after seeing their three-game unbeaten run ended last weekend. The Tulips went down 3-0 to Lincoln United in a one-sided derby and now face a tricky trip to sixth-placed Pontefract Collieries this Saturday (3pm). Easton, who admits his side got what they deserved last weekend, insists that he isn’t ...

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Fantastic four show their support for new Moulton Chapel team

Newly established Moulton Chapel under-11 girls Football Club has four local companies to thank for giving them sponsorship. Simon Barker Plumbing and Heating, of Magellan Way, Spalding (01775 760931 or 07796 525921) have sponsored the new home kit, while Insurance Brokers, Gauntlet Spalding, of 1 Cresswell Close, Pinchbeck (01775 660660 or email mickcunningham@gauntletgroup.com) have kindly sponsored the new away strip. ...

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Five-star holders Holbeach United breeze past Blackstones in county cup

Blackstones 2 Holbeach United 5 Five different players found the net as Holbeach United kicked off their defence of the Lincs FA Senior Trophy with a 5-2 win at Blackstones on Wednesday night. Jack Smith, James Tricks, Josh Ford, Will Bird and teenager Reif Clarke all scored at the ALH Recruitment Stadium as Future Lions UCL Premier Division outfit Holbeach blew ...

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Spirited Pinchbeck United pay the penalty at Harrowby in Lincs Senior Trophy

Harrowby United 2 Pinchbeck United 2 (penalties 4-3) A spirited comeback failed to stop Pinchbeck United exiting the Lincs Senior Trophy at lower-graded Harrowby United on Tuesday night. After a goalless first period, the Knights fell 2-0 down at the Environcom Stadium as Spalding United loanee Danny Brooks and Jurelle Philip netted for hosts Harrowby. Future Lions UCL Premier Division ...

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PDFL round-up: Harrox’s unbeaten run shattered, nice and three-sy for Tydd

Table-topping Moulton Harrox were handed their first ChromaSport PDFL Premier Division defeat of the season on Saturday as Whittlesey Athletic thrashed them 4-0. After going 15 games without a defeat in the league, goals from Matthew Heron (2), Jamie Darlow and Dave Kilby handed Kev Nottingham’s charges a heavy beating. Despite the defeat, Moulton remain very much the team to ...

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Dunn rues ‘over-confidence’ as Pinchbeck blow early lead and are hit for six

Newport Pagnell 6 Pinchbeck United 3 For the second time in the Future Lions UCL Premier Division season, Pinchbeck United were smashed for six on Saturday. The Knights fell 1-0 behind to Newport Pagnell Town early on when Tom Liversedge struck, but a double from Ollie Maltby and a Jordan Nuttell goal put them into a 3-1 lead at Willen ...

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Hayes happy to see Holbeach United win when not playing at their best

Holbeach United 1 Harborough Town 0 Josh Ford’s second-half header fired Holbeach United to a scrappy 1-0 victory over Harborough Town on Saturday as they extended their unbeaten run to 11 matches. Striker Ford nodded home at the second attempt from a corner 20 minutes from time at Carter’s Park to settle a clash that was very much the clichéd ...

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Norris treble sinks Spalding United as Whites take the derby spoils

Spalding United 0 Lincoln United 3 A Rob Norris hat-trick ended Spalding United’s three-game unbeaten streak on Saturday as Lincoln United picked up a derby victory. Norris struck on 11, 19 and 72 minutes at a wet Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field as visitors Lincoln jumped up to second in the Evo-Stik NPL Division One East table. The Tulips, who ...

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