Football

Spot-on Mettam earns Spalding United a draw on Easton’s bow as boss

Ossett United 1 Spalding United 1 By Ray Tucker Draw specialists Spalding United picked up another Evo-Stik NPL East Division point on Saturday as they held high-flying hosts Ossett United 1-1. The Tulips – under the charge of new permanent boss Matt Easton –were 1-0 down at half time at the Ingfield Stadium after an Adam Priestley effort. But Leon ...

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Saturday football: Five-star Tigers are alright Jack, Pinchbeck held in six-goal thriller and Tulips hold leaders

Jack Smith hit a hat-trick as Holbeach United romped to a 5-0 win at Rothwell Corinthians on Saturday, while Spalding United earned a fine 1-1 draw at table-toppers Ossett United in Matt Easton’s first game as permanent manager and Pinchbeck United drew 3-3 with Desborough Town. Starting with the Tigers, they picked up their best away win of the Future ...

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Dunn knows that there’s still much to do at Pinchbeck United after signing deal

Ambitious Pinchbeck United player/boss Ian Dunn insists that there is still much to do at Pinchbeck United after signing a two-year contract with the club. Dunn and his much-respected number two Allan Ross both inked contracts with the Knights before last Saturday’s FA Vase clash at Woodbridge Town. Chairman Gary Coomes moved to tie the pair, who have guided Pinchbeck ...

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Boss Hayes backing Holbeach United to become a force despite rocky start

Bullish boss Seb Hayes says that he believes in his Holbeach United players “150 per cent” – and feels that it’s only a matter of time before they become a force in the Future Lions UCL Premier Division. The Tigers are without a win in three games ahead of Saturday’s trip to Rothwell Corinthians (3pm), but gained some much-needed momentum ...

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Easton handed Spalding United job on a permanent basis

Spalding United’s search for a new manager is over. The Tulips confirmed this permanent appointment of caretaker boss Matt Easton on Wednesday evening. Easton was previous boss Chris Rawlinson’s number two and has landed the role after impressing during his short stint as caretaker. His first game is at Ossett United on Saturday (3pm), before a derby trip to Stamford ...

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Spot-on Belper Town stun Spalding United with Intergro late show

Spalding United 1 Belper Town 1 (penalties 2-4) There was more penalty shoot-out misery for Spalding United on Tuesday night as Belper Town dumped them out of the Integro League Cup. It looked like the Tulips were heading for round two when, after a goalless first period, speedy striker Jonny Lockie fired tham ahead in the opening moments of the ...

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PDFL round-up: Moulton Harrox finally drop points in six-goal Sports thriller

ChromaSport PDFL Premier Division leaders Moulton Harrox dropped points for the first time this season as they drew 3-3 with Peterborough Sports Development at Broad Lane on Saturday. Danny Maddison and Martin Sandall netted the first two Harrox goals, while Ali Morgan put through his own net to give Sports hope. Dalius Kisla bagged the third for Harrox, only for ...

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Debutant Declan delivers a decent draw for ten-man Holbeach United

Holbeach United 2 Cogenhoe United 2 A debut goal from Declan Rogers helped ten-man Holbeach United rescue a 2-2 draw with Cogenhoe United on Saturday as they ended a run of two successive defeats. Striker Rogers – who was playing for free after signing on dual forms with AFC Rushden and Diamonds late on Friday – lobbed home ten minutes ...

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Cup competitions are offering sweet FA for beaten Pinchbeck United

Woodbridge Town 2 Pinchbeck United 1 They don’t lose very often – but when Pinchbeck United are beaten, it’s usually in an FA competition. Having been dumped out of the Emirates FA Cup earlier in an otherwise unblemished season, the Knights were seen off 2-1 at Woodbridge Town in the FA Vase on Saturday. The hosts went ahead on eight ...

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Duggan the hero as Spalding United are held to another draw

Spalding United 0 Pickering Town 0 Keeper Michael Duggan was the star of the day with a penalty save that ensured Spalding United a share of the Evo-Stik East League points against first-time visitors Pickering Town at the Sir Halley Stewart Field on Saturday. Duggan’s heroics came on the half-hour when he was at full stretch to save Ryan Blott’s ...

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Saturday football: Duggan stars in Tulips’ bore draw, Tigers hit back for point and Pinchbeck beaten in FA Vase

Spalding United’s search for a first league win of the season dragged on as they drew 0-0 with fellow strugglers Pickering Town on Saturday, while Holbeach United battled back to hold Cogenhoe United 2-2 and Pinchbeck United exited the FA Vase 2-1 at Woodbridge Town. Starting with the Tulips, they had a man-of-the-match display from keeper Michael Duggan to thank ...

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Pinchbeck United player/boss Dunn is ‘not in running’ for the Spalding United job

Pinchbeck United player/boss Ian Dunn is not currently interested in the vacant Spalding United job. Dunn and his trusted number two Allan Ross have steered the Knights from the ChromaSport PDFL to the top of the Future Lions UCL Premier Division in just two years, making them obvious candidates for the Tulips job. Social media chatter has suggested that Dunn ...

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No Holbeach United players guaranteed a shirt after disappointing start to season

Seb Hayes has told his Holbeach United players to start performing – or risk being dropped. The Tigers chief has been frustrated by their indifferent start to the new season and feels that some of his players simply aren’t delivering at the moment. He’s likely to ring the changes for Saturday’s visit of Cogenhoe United to Carter’s Park (3pm), but ...

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Classy manager Rawlinson wishes Spalding United well after his exit

Popular Chris Rawlinson insists that he has no axe to grind after leaving his position as Spalding United manager. Rawlinson left his role with the Tulips on Sunday in the wake of an Emirates FA Cup exit at lower-graded Brantham Athletic some 24 hours earlier. Spalding chairman Andy Gay cited the club’s “indifferent opening” to the new season and the ...

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Hayes questions game management as Deeping’s comeback leaves Holbeach United stunned

Holbeach United 2 Deeping Rangers 3 Frustrated Seb Hayes bemoaned Holbeach United’s game management as they blew a 2-0 lead to go down 3-2 at home to Deeping Rangers on Saturday. The Tigers looked set for a morale-boosting Future Lions UCL Premier Division victory after goals from Billy Smith (12) and Josh Ford (39) gave them a 2-0 half-time lead. ...

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PDFL round-up: Moulton Harrox on cloud nine after Towsend strike sinks Thorney

Joe Townsend headed a second-half winner to keep table-topping Moulton Harrox unbeaten in the ChromaSport PDFL Premier Division on Saturday. The Harrox ace bagged his ninth goal of the season on Saturday as they won 1-0 at Thorney to make it nine wins from as many games for Kev Nottingham’s side. They are now nine points clear of the chasing ...

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Dynamo hit back twice to deny Spalding United first league win of season

Loughborough Dynamo 2 Spalding United 2 Spalding United were twice pegged back at Loughborough Dynamo on Tuesday night as their wait for a first win of the Evo-Stik League East Division season continued. After a goalless first half, Jordan Lemon netted the opener on 49 minutes – only for the hosts to peg them back five minutes later. However, Spalding ...

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Manager Rawlinson and Spalding United part company by mutual consent

Spalding United parted company with boss Chris Rawlinson after Saturday’s 1-0 Emirates FA Cup defeat at Brantham Athletic. Rawlinson, who arrived at the club in the summer of 2016 as Dave Frecklington’s assistant before stepping up as number one in February 2017, has confirmed that he leaves by mutual consent. He steered to club to a memorable third place in ...

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Saturday football: FA Cup woe for Spalding United, Deeping comeback stuns Holbeach United

Spalding United exited the Emirates FA Cup with a 1-0 defeat at lower-graded Brantham Athletic on Saturday, while Holbeach United lost a 2-0 lead as they went down 3-2 at home to Deeping Rangers in the Future Lions UCL Premier Division. Starting with the Tulips, a late goal from George Clarke sentenced them to a surprising defeat in Suffolk as ...

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Pinchbeck United stay top after winning action-packed Sleaford Town derby

Pinchbeck United 2 Sleaford Town 0 Goals from Ollie Maltby and debutant Lee Beeson kept unbeaten Pinchbeck United top of the Future Lions UCL Premier Division table on Saturday – but their 2-0 win over Sleaford Town was far from routine. Maltby’s deflected strike on 32 minutes gave the Knights a 1-0 half-time lead at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing ...

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