Football

Holbeach United’s methods are bearing fruit as under-18s reach county final

The talented teens in Holbeach United’s under-18s squad made a little slice of history on Sunday. Second-half goals from Jack Forster, Charlie Parkes and Jordan Elston fired the Tigers to a 3-0 win over Collingham United in the semi-final of the Lincolnshire FA Under-18s Cup at Carter’s Park. That booked Holbeach a final showdown with either Cleethorpes Town or Grimsby ...

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PDFL round-up: Drama as Harrox held in ten-goal game of the season contender

There wasn’t much football played anywhere on Saturday due to the weather – but Netherton United and Moulton Harrox made up for that with a game-of-the-season contender. The two ChromaSport PDFL Premier Division title hopefuls battled out a remarkable 5-5 draw at The Grange 3G as Harrox gave up a 4-1 half-time lead and a 5-3 advantage with less than ...

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Tuesday football: Controversial late penalty sinks Tigers, Knights beaten

It was a night to forget for both Holbeach United and Pinchbeck United in the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division on Tuesday. The Tigers slipped up 1-0 at Lutterworth Town thanks to a controversial last-minute penalty, while goals from Iain Blaikie (34) and Giuseppe Freitas (71) sentenced Pinchbeck to a 2-0 loss at Desborough Town. The losses leave Holbeach and the ...

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Saturday football: South Holland’s big three all see matches postponed

Spalding United, Holbeach United and Pinchbeck United all saw their scheduled fixtures postponed on Saturday morning. A 9am pitch inspectiton deemed the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field waterlogged and put paid to the Tulips’ BetVictor NPL South East Division clash with Carlton Town. Likewise, Holbeach and Pinchbeck had their respective Uhlsport UCL Premier Division games at ON Chenecks and Lutterworth ...

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Thorogood’s rallying cry as ‘stunned’ Spalding United bid to bounce back

Lewis Thorogood has urged his Spalding United squad to put last weekend’s humbling at Cleethorpes Town behind them as they prepare to take on another of the BetVictor NPL South East Division’s big-hitters. The 15th-placed Tulips were crushed 5-0 at Cleethorpes (see page 37) ahead of this Saturday’s visit of play-off chasing Carlton Town (3pm). But interim boss Thorogood, who ...

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Hussey hopes that Tidswell signing will give Holbeach United a boost in run-in

Danny Hussey has swooped to bring fans’ favourite Andrew Tidswell back to Holbeach United ahead of what he hopes will be a successful climax to the season. Tidswell, who won the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division and Lincs FA Senior Trophy with the Tigers in 2013, also lifted the top tier title with Spalding United the following season and the UCL ...

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Dunn hopes UCL will extend season after latest Pinchbeck United postponements

Pinchbeck United player/boss Ian Dunn reckons that the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division season may need to be extended this year. The Knights, who are bottom of the table, are one of many teams to be way behind with their fixtures after the dreadful weather so far in 2020. Pinchbeck haven’t played since February 11, with Saturday’s home date with Boston ...

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PDFL round-up: Firth and Grigas keep Crowland Town on course for the title

In-form Crowland Town moved six points clear at the top of ChromaSport PDFL Division One with a 2-0 victory at FC Peterborough on Saturday. Goals from Danny Firth and Harry Grigas gave the men from Snowden Field all three points and keeps them in the box seat for a return to the Premier Division. Fellow second tier side Moulton Harrox ...

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Eight-man Nirvana make it easy for Holbeach United as Hussey lauds performance

Holbeach United 2 Leicester Nirvana 0 Holbeach United kept their bid for a Uhlsport UCL Premier Division double on track with a 2-0 win over eight-man Leicester Nirvana on Saturday. Goals in each half from Liam Adams (45) and skipper Spencer Tinkler (49) settled the Carter’s Park clash in the Tigers’ favour, keeping them fifth in the table. But the ...

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Five-star Owls prey on Spalding United’s mistakes in demolition derby

Cleethorpes Town 5 Spalding United 0 Spalding United’s winless run stretched to five games as they were handed a 5-0 thumping at Lincolnshire rivals Cleethorpes Town on Saturday. However, three Cleethorpes goals in the closing stages of the BetVictor NPL South East Division derby did offer a false impression to the overall pattern of the game. In extremely blustery conditions ...

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Saturday football: Holbeach battle past ill-disciplined Nirvana, Spalding battered and Pinchbeck game off

Holbeach United defeated eight-man Leicester Nirvana 2-0 on Saturday, while Spalding United were crushed 5-0 at Cleethorpes Town and Pinchbeck United saw their fixture postponed. Starting with Holbeach, goals from Liam Adams and Spencer Tinkler settled their Carter’s Park clash to keep them firmly in the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division title race. But the big story was the indiscipline of ...

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Hussey wary of Nirvana as Holbeach United bid to beat one of their bogey teams

Bogey side Leicester Nirvana are the next hurdle Holbeach United must clear in their bid to battle for the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division title. Nirvana, who sit eighth in the table some ten points behind the fifth-placed Tigers, were 4-3 winners in the reverse fixture back in September. They also held Danny Hussey’s side 0-0 at the end of last ...

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Thorogood happy for Spalding United to be ‘underdogs’ for Cleethorpes clash

Spalding United will relish the role of underdogs in Saturday’s game at promotion-chasing Cleethorpes Town. That’s the verdict of interim boss Lewis Thorogood, who takes his 15th-placed Tulips to the coast for a Lincolnshire derby of sorts (3pm). One of the best results of Spalding’s season saw them defeat now third-placed Clee 2-1 back in September – but The Owls ...

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Dunn admits that any points are now good for Pinchbeck United as they battle relegation

Ian Dunn admits that Pinchbeck United have reached the stage where “any points are good points” for his side. The Knights are bottom of the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division with just six points from 24 games ahead of Saturday’s home derby with Boston Town (3pm). Dunn’s side look to be in a straight shoot-out with Sleaford Town for the sole ...

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Last-gasp Shipley header sinks Holbeach United in Lincs Senior Trophy semi

Boston Town 2 Holbeach United 1 Chris Shipley’s dramatic injury-time winner ended Holbeach United hopes of a treble as Boston Town beat them 2-1 on Tuesday night to book a place in the Lincs FA Senior Trophy final. Holbeach, who have completed a Uhlsport UCL Premier Division double over Town this season, trailed 1-0 at the break thanks to a ...

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PDFL round-up: Long Sutton suffer semi-final defeat but give rivals a real test

Long Sutton Athletic missed out on a place in the final of the PFSDF Peterborough Senior Cup after going down 3-1 at much-fancied Netherton United on Saturday. The Magpies gave the ChromaSport PDFL Premier Division title favourites a strong game at The Grange 3G, but goals from Zack Fisher (2) and Robbie Ellis earned the hosts a place in the ...

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Postponements: Football games involving Spalding, Holbeach and Pinchbeck all off

Storm Dennis has proved a menace to Saturday’s non-league football with South Holland’s leading three teams all seeing games postponed. Spalding United’s home clash with Chasetown in the BetVictor NPL South East Division was called off after an 8.30am pitch inspection, while the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division has seen its schedule decimated. That includes Holbeach United’s home date with Quorn ...

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Get your ticket to see former Manchester United and England star Sharpe in Lynn

An evening with former Manchester United player Lee Sharpe is coming to King’s Lynn next month. Sharpe, who played for United from 1988 until 1996, will relive the start of United’s glory years in the 90s as well as telling tales about playing under Sir Alex Ferguson and alongside enigmatic team-mates like Eric Cantona. The left-winger also won eight caps ...

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Thorogood reckons his young Tulips have an exciting future despite recent cuts

Defiant interim boss Lewis Thorogood has called for everybody to get behind Spalding United after their latest off-the-field problems. The Tulips were forced to release skipper Lewis Brownhill, striker Joel Brownhill and key defender Ben Greenwood last week following the discovery of further debts that required the playing budget to be slashed once again. Thorogood’s young side also lost 3-1 ...

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Hussey admits postponed semi was a boost for Tigers ahead of Quorn test

Danny Hussey admits that he was relieved to see Tuesday night’s Lincs FA Senior Cup semi-final at Boston Town postponed. The clash at the DWB Stadium was called off on Monday due to damage from Storm Ciara and safety concerns – and will now be played this coming Tuesday (7.45pm). Having battled hard to beat Loughborough University 1-0 in the ...

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