Football

Five-star Pinchbeck United Sunday make history with county cup win

A Josh Ford hat-trick steered Pinchbeck United Sunday to their own slice of history at the weekend. The prolific striker starred at Sincil Bank as Tom Roberts’ Pinchbeck became the first-ever team from the Spalding Sunday League to lift the Lincs FA Sunday Cup with a 5-0 triumph over Thurlby United. Tommy Treacher fired the quadruple-chasing side into the lead, ...

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Jarvis rues missed chances as Holbeach finish with another draw

Holbeach United 1 Harborough Town 1 Darren Jarvis has admitted that he was frustrated to see his Holbeach United finish the UCL Premier Division season with a draw – despite it being enough to clinch fourth place. The Tigers fell behind against lowly Harborough Town on Saturday when Ben Williams capitalised on some sub-standard defending to head home on 20 ...

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Tulips miss out on play-offs after defeat, Tigers finish fourth

A 3-0 defeat at Romulus saw Spalding United miss out on a place in the Evo-Stik League First Division South play-offs on Saturday, while Holbeach United clinched fourth place in the UCL Premier Division with a 1-1 draw against Harborough Town. Victory was a must for the Tulips on the final day of the season, but they continued their recent ...

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Pinchbeck Sunday ready to make league history at Sincil Bank

Pinchbeck United Sunday can make their own piece of footballing history this weekend. Tom Roberts’ side travel to Lincoln City’s Sincil Bank stadium on Sunday for the PFA Sunday Cup final against Thurlby United (11am). Should they prevail, Pinchbeck will become the first-ever side from the Spalding Sunday League to get their hands on the county cup. Having already won ...

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Key trio return as Holbeach United aim to finish with a flourish

Holbeach United are being urged to end their season on a high at Carter’s Park on Saturday. The Tigers welcome relegation-threatened Harborough Town in their 40th and final UCL Premier Division match of a very up and down campaign (3pm), knowing that a win will guarantee them fourth place in the table. Victories have been hard to come by for ...

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Tidswell Talk: Playing in goal gave me new perspective

by Andrew Tidswell Elite Sports Academy MD and Holbeach United player Last week I found myself in a position where I was taking to the pitch for Holbeach United as a goalkeeper. The bizarre events unfolded as, less than an hour before kick-off, it was confirmed we had no recognised keeper for our tough home fixture against the league’s leading ...

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Cup heartbreak for Moulton Harrox as Hykeham lift county crown

Moulton Harrox suffered extra-time heartache as they lost the Lincs FA Junior Cup 2-1 to Hykeham Town after extra time on Wednesday night. The Sincil Bank final was goalless after 90 minutes, but only because Moulton keeper Lee Kenealy saved Steve Mehta’s penalty late in the first period. That changed when Matt Easton’s back-post finish (101) fired the Sills & ...

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We’ve blown it! Tulips boss Rayment rages at players after draw

Tividale 1 Spalding United 1 Fuming Spalding United supremo Pat Rayment reckons that his side have blown their chance of reaching the Evo-Stik League First Division South play-offs after being held at Tividale on Tuesday night. All looked to be going to plan for the Tulips when Matt Nolan fired them ahead on 35 minutes at The Beeches. The big ...

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Hard-fought victory seals Pole position for unbeaten Borough

Another top night of action in The Spalding and South Holland Voice 6 a-side league saw unbeaten Division One leaders Polishborough secure the title with four games to spare. Their triumph came later in the night at Surfleet on Monday, with the first Division One game a little more underwhelming as Old Boy Coaches picked up a default 5-0 success ...

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Tividale draw leaves Spalding United needing play-off favours

Tividale 1  Spalding United 1 Spalding United dropped out of the Evo-Stik League First Division South play-off places after being held to a 1-1 draw at Tividale on Tuesday night. Matt Nolan fired the Tulips ahead on 35 minutes, only for the in-form hosts to hit back through Karl Edwards 15 minutes from time. With Gresley beating Chasetown 2-1, the ...

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Your chance to get involved with Spalding United

With increasing success on the pitch at Spalding United, more is being demanded of the small band of loyal volunteers off it. With that in mind, the Tulips are turning to the public for a helping hand. The club would like to make it known that there is a demand for volunteers to help in a number of capacities at ...

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Jarvis rues missed chances as Tigers held by basement boys

Holbeach Utd 1 Long Buckby 1 Darren Jarvis rued two points dropped as his Holbeach United side were held to a 1-1 draw at UCL Premier Division basement boys Long Buckby on Saturday. A 47th-minute goal from the in-form Gary King put the Tigers in command at Station Road – and the visitors had plenty of chances to cement their ...

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Rayment frustrated as Tulips held by ‘negative’ Stocksbridge

Spalding United 1 Stocksbridge Park Steels 1 Pat Rayment bemoaned Stocksbridge’s “negative approach” as his play-off chasing Spalding United side were held to a draw on Saturday. The Tulips needed an 87th minute strike from Matt Nolan to rescue a point at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field, having fallen behind to Ryan Laight’s first-half volley (35). Spalding are leapfrogged ...

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Costly Langtoft loss for struggling Long Sutton Athletic

Long Sutton Athletic’s hopes of staying in ChromaSport Peterborough League Division One suffered a big blow on Saturday. The Magpies suffered a crushing 3-0 loss at Langtoft United Reserves, who are the only side below them in the standings. Should two teams go down, Sutton will need something from their final game of the season, a home test against promotion-chasing ...

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Spalding United held to Steels draw as Holbeach are pegged back at Long Buckby

Spalding United slipped down to fifth in the Evo-Stik League First Division South standings after drawing 1-1 with lowly Stocksbridge Park Steels on Saturday, while Holbeach United also picked up a 1-1 draw at Long Buckby in the UCL Premier Division. Needing six points to secure a place in the play-offs, Spalding had banked on three of those coming against ...

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Home play-off date for Spalding United deemed ‘unlikely’

It wasn’t that long ago that Spalding United boss Pat Rayment considered 80 points to be the golden figure in the race for promotion. Fast forward a few months and that now looks like a number that may not even be enough to secure the Tulips a place in the play-offs. Saturday’s 1-1 draw at second-placed Leek Town  left Rayment’s ...

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Why Robbo is still relishing his role with Holbeach United

Tom Roberts admits that he’s loving life as Holbeach United’s assistant boss. Roberts, who is only 28, arrived at Carter’s Park as Darren Jarvis’ number two in the wake of John Chand’s departure back in March. The South Holland native and Jarvis are expected to be very active in the summer, as they bid to rebuild the squad at Carter’s ...

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Super Sutton St James toast double in debut season

Sutton St James are celebrating an impressive double in the King’s Lynn Sunday League after winning the TGWU Cup. Having already won the Division Two title, St James saw off runners-up Flitcham Bell 3-1 in a final that was played amid incredibly windy conditions at Fakenham. Having struggled to get a side together in the summer of 2014, it’s been ...

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Brilliant Byrne denies Holbeach United in Sileby thriller

Holbeach United 3 Northampton Sileby Rangers 3 A lethal Michael Byrne hat-trick left Holbeach United frustrated on Saturday as they blew a 3-1 lead against Northampton Sileby Rangers in a cracking Carter’s Park clash. Gary King’s sensational early opener (3) and a typically clinical Andrew Tidswell effort (22) looked to have the Tigers on course for three UCL Premier Division ...

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Young guns fire as depleted Holbeach earn decent draw

Holbeach United 2 Thurnby Nirvana 2 Depleted Holbeach United earned an impressive draw with high-flying Thurnby in their penultimate home UCL Premier Division game of the season on Wednesday night. With striker Andrew Tidswell forced to play as an emergency goalkeeper, it looked like being a long night for the Tigers when Pearson Mwanyongo (12) fired the visitors ahead. However, ...

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