Football

Lockie strike earns Holbeach United a draw with league leaders Quorn

Holbeach United ended their run of two successive defeats in the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division with a 1-1 draw against leaders Quorn on Wednesday night. Charlie Scanlon gave the visitors an early lead at Carter’s Park, but Jonny Lockie soon levelled for Danny Hussey’s side. Despite both sides having chances, that’s how it stayed for the remainder of the clash. ...

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No excuses from Thorogood after Spalding United suffer home Chasetown humbling

Spalding United 0 Chasetown 3 Lewis Thorogood offered no excuses after seeing his Spalding United side suffer a 3-0 home reverse against Chasetown on Tuesday night. The Tulips, who slip to 16th in BetVictor NPL South East Division as a result of the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field reverse, are now on a run of six games without a victory. ...

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Dunn happy with effort despite seeing Knights fall five points from safety

Shepshed Dynamo 2 Pinchbeck United 1 Another spirited performance from Pinchbeck United went unrewarded on Tuesday night as title hopefuls Shepshed Dynamo edged them out 2-1. In a game played at Aylestone Park, Jake Betts put Uhlsport UCL Premier Division title favourites Dynamo ahead on 33 minutes. But the expected the deluge of goals failed to follow, with the Knights ...

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Tuesday football: Defeats for both Spalding United and Pinchbeck United

Spalding United slipped to a fourth defeat on the spin as Chasetown handed them a 3-0 home reverse on Tuesday night, while Pinchbeck United went down 2-1 at Shepshed Dynamo. The Tulips are now 16th in BetVictor NPL South East Division after goals from Jimmy O’Neill (35) and George Cater (84 & 87) at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field. ...

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Thorogood calls for fans to get behind Tulips as they bid to halt their winless run

Interim boss Lewis Thorogood wants to see Spalding United get back to winning ways against Chasetown tonight (7.45pm). The Tulips, who saw last Saturday’s home date with Carlton Town rained off, were also without a fixture over weekend. They’re currently on a five-game winless run in the BetVictor NPL South East Division and sit 16th in the table – some ...

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Hussey reflects on a tough day as ten-man Holbeach United suffer day to forget against title rivals

Shepshed Dynamo 4 Holbeach United 1 Danny Hussey declared a “bad day at the office” as Holbeach United’s Uhlsport UCL Premier Division title hopes were hit by a 4-1 loss at rivals Shepshed Dynamo on Saturday. In what was a lively opening at Butthole Lane, Reece Morris (9) fired Shepshed ahead, only for Tigers’ midfielder Danny Setchell to restore parity ...

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Dunn rues Pinchbeck United’s luck as Cogenhoe edge tight basement battle

Pinchbeck United 1 Cogenhoe United 2 A hard-working Pinchbeck United performance failed to yield any points as Cogenhoe United came from behind to win 2-1 at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field on Saturday. All looked to be going to plan for the Knights when Pat Kacirek fired them into a 22nd-minute lead with a low finish into the near ...

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Saturday football: Ten-man Tigers beaten at Shepshed, Pinchbeck defeated at home

Both Holbeach United and Pinchbeck United suffered defeats in the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division on Saturday to hit their hopes at opposite ends of the table. The Tigers went down 4-1 at title rivals Shepshed Dynamo, while rock-bottom Pinchbeck suffered a 2-1 home reverse against fellow strugglers Cogenhoe United. In a lively opening at Butthole Lane, Reece Morriss (9) fired ...

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Penalty controversy leaves Holbeach United reeling as Hussey hits out at officials

Lutterworth Town 1 Holbeach United 0 Danny Hussey felt that the officials cost his Holbeach United side a valuable point after a controversial injury-time penalty sentenced them to a 1-0 defeat at Lutterworth Town on Tuesday night. The Tigers, who boss Hussey felt played in “third gear” all night, looked set to come away from a tough venue with a ...

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Dunn’s dismay as errors prove costly again for Pinchbeck United at Desborough

Desborough Town 2 Pinchbeck United 0 Deflated Ian Dunn admitted that he doesn’t know where Pinchbeck United’s next positive result is coming from after a disappointing 2-0 defeat at Desborough Town on Tuesday night. Two individual errors cost the Knights dear in the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division clash at Waterworks Field as goals from Iain Blaikie (34) and Giuseppe Freitas ...

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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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