Football

Latest win is nice and three-sy for Holbeach

Holbeach United 3 Long Buckby 0 A double from Lee Beeson helped send Holbeach United two points clear at the top of the UCL Premier Division on Saturday as they eased past Long Buckby 3-0 at Carter’s Park. An early Tommy Treacher strike (4) put the Tigers ahead, before Beeson missed a penalty following a foul on Danny Steadman. The ...

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Chasetown hand Tulips first home defeat

Spalding United 0 Chasetown 2 An out-of-sorts Spalding United suffered their first home defeat of the Evo-Stik League First Division South season on Saturday as Chasetown deservedly collected all three points. Second-half strikes from Nathan Waite (50) and Dan Edwards (85) sealed the Tulips’ fate at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field, on what was a bad day at the ...

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Tidswell earns Tulips a point at Carlton

Carlton Town 1 Spalding United 1 Andrew Tidswell’s first goal of the season earned Spalding United their first away point of the Evo-Stik League First Division South campaign on Monday. After a goalless first period, hosts Carlton Town looked set for their first win of the season when they went ahead on 58 minutes through Aaron Hooton. Prolific striker Tidswell ...

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Tigers top of the tree as Beeson batters Buckby

A double from Lee Beeson helped send Holbeach United two points clear at the top of the UCL Premier Division on Saturday as they eased past Long Buckby 3-0 at Carter’s Park. An early Tommy Treacher strike (4) put the Tigers ahead, before Beeson missed a penalty following a foul on Danny Steadman. The former Spalding United winger made amends ...

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County award for top Spalding referee Louisa

Louisa Thorold has added another accolade to her growing CV after being named the Lincolnshire FA’s Young Referee of The Year. The Spalding whistler received her award from former Premier League official Dermot Gallagher at the Lincolnshire FA’s awards evening at the Epic Centre in Lincoln. The 20-year-old admitted that she was shocked to win the event, which was open ...

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Duo hit doubles as Pinchbeck tame Tigers

Two goals apiece from Elliott Price and Adam Abell earned Pinchbeck United a 4-2 derby win over Holbeach United Reserves on Tuesday night. Price struck twice in the first half of the Peterborough Premier Division clash at Knight Street to put Ian Dunn’s side in command. The first was a towering header from a corner, with number two a penalty. ...

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Four-some Tulips get off the mark

Spalding United 4 Brigg Town 1 Spalding United are up and running in Evo-Stik League Division One South after scoring three goals in the final 17 minutes to sink battling Brigg on Tuesday night. All looked to be going to plan for the Tulips when Jamie Thurlbourne fired them ahead on 19 minutes at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing FIeld. ...

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Nothing Diss-appointing about Tigers’ FA Cup show

Diss Town 1 Holbeach United 5 Another hat-trick from goal machine Lee Dube eased Holbeach United’s into the preliminary round of the FA Cup on Saturday – and kept their hopes of two bumper derbies alive. The striker made it eight goals in three games – and back-to-back trebles – with strikes on 33, 53 and 78 minutes at Brewers ...

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Stainfield out of Spalding United’s Brigg battle

Spalding United are looking for their first Evo-Stik League First Division South points of the season tonight (Tuesday) as they play host to Brigg Town at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field (7.45pm). Both sides lost their openers on Saturday, with Spalding slipping to a 2-0 loss at Sutton Coldfield Town and Brigg beaten 3-1 at home by Loughborough Dynamo. ...

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Pat not fazed by Tulips’ opening day defeat

Sutton Coldfield Town 2 Spalding United 0 Defiant Spalding United boss Pat Rayment doesn’t think his side have anything to fear in Evo-Stik League First Division South this season – despite seeing them lose their opener on Saturday. Goals from Jordan Tunnicliffe (42) and Justin Richards (83) fired Sutton Coldfield Town to a 2-0 triumph on their artificial 3G pitch, ...

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Tigers roar in FA Cup as Tulips beaten in opener

South Holland duo Spalding United and Holbeach United endured mixed fortunes on Saturday. Holbeach cruised to a 5-1 win at Diss Town in the FA Cup, while Spalding slipped to a 2-0 defeat at Sutton Coldfield Town in their Evo-Stik League First Division South opener. Once again Lee Dube was the hero for Holbeach, firing his second hat-trick this week ...

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Tidswell Talk: We couldn’t have asked for a tougher first match

By Andrew Tidswell This weekend sees Spalding United’s return to Evo-Stik League football – with the big kick-off date away at Sutton Coldfield Town on Saturday. It may well be the toughest start we could have hoped for, as Sutton Coldfield play all their home games on an artificial pitch. Having had this pitch for several years, they are well ...

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Tulips ready to deliver in Evo-Stik opener

Spalding United make their much-anticipated return to Evo-Stik League First Division South action on Saturday – and nobody is more relieved than boss Pat Rayment. The Tulips kick off with a 210-mile round-trip to Sutton Coldfield Town, who are the only side in the league to play on an artificial surface. Rayment rates the opener as potentially one of the ...

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Bosses backing Tigers to have a sweet FA Cup run

Graham Drury is hoping that his FA Cup knowhow will steer Holbeach United to a profitable run in the famed competition. The joint Tigers chief guided Corby Town to back-to-back appearances in the first round proper in 2010 and 2011, where they met Luton Town and Bristol Rovers. His first taste of FA Cup action with Holbeach is a little ...

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Holbeach’s deadly Dube decimates Deeping Rangers

Holbeach United 4 Deeping Rangers 0 Lee Dube’s deadly hat-trick fired Holbeach to an eye-catching derby win over previously unbeaten Deeping at Carter’s Park on Wednesday night. The striker made it five goals in just two UCL Premier Division games for the Tigers with goals on 8, 63 and 70 minutes, while Lee Beeson (23) grabbed the other from the ...

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Moulton and Pinchbeck share the spoils in derby

Moulton Harrox 2 Pinchbeck United 2 Perennial rivals Moulton Harrox and Pinchbeck United battled out an exciting 2-2 draw in their traditional early-season Peterborough Premier Division derby on Tuesday. Pinchbeck, who beat last season’s runners-up Netherton United on Saturday led twice at Broad Lane through Adam Abell and Tom Gosling. However, goals from Bobby Patterson and sub Robbie Cundy earned ...

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Mixed emotions for Holbeach United duo

Joint Holbeach United bosses John Chand and Graham Drury weren’t totally happy despite making it two wins from as many UCL Premier Division games on Saturday. Chand, who won the UCL title with the Tigers in 2013, admits that defensive Desborough made life difficult for his side – but was happy to get away with three points. He said: “We ...

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Holbeach bosses respectful of Deeping’s threat

Holbeach United joint chief Graham Drury insists that he isn’t playing mind games by labelling Deeping Rangers as favourites for tonight’s (Wednesday) Carter’s Park derby (7.45pm). The South Lincolnshire duo both boast 100 per cent records after two games ahead of the clash, which is usually a cracker of a contest. Last year Rangers prevailed 3-2 in the corresponding fixture, ...

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Pinchbeck United plan pays off big time

Chuffed Pinchbeck United player/boss Ian Dunn admitted that his side executed a plan to perfection as they picked up an impressive 3-1 opening day win at Netherton United on Saturday. Debutants Ash Murrell (15) and Mark Thompson (20) fired Pinchbeck into an early 2-0 lead in the Peterborough Premier Division clash at The Grange, before skipper Ollie Maltby (30) smashed ...

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Fuller fires Holbeach to dramatic Desborough win

Holbeach United 2 Desborough Town 1 Ashley Fuller fired a dramatic late winner as Holbeach United kept their perfect start to the new UCL Premier Division going with a battling win on Saturday. Lee Beeson’s 34th minute blockbuster gave the Tigers a half-time lead in their first home game of the new season, only for Desborough to grab an unlikely ...

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