Football

Youth football: Pinchbeck hit 13 to reach cup quarter-finals

Pinchbeck United Juniors Under-14s are in the Hereward Cup quarter-finals after a 13-4 win at higher league Riverside Blue. Not even 30 seconds in, Pinchbeck were ahead through Ben Mansour. And within 15 minutes he had scored his first hat-trick of the game. Riverside got one back from an own goal before Dan Taylor and Mansour made it 5-1. Jonny ...

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Tulips boss purrs over ‘best performance’ in years

Satisfied Spalding United boss Pat Rayment believes the 4-0 thrashing of one of their promotion rivals will have other Evo-stik Division One South sides sitting up and taking notice. He rates last Saturday’s demolition of Stafford Rangers – in front of the largest Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field crowd this season – as good as it gets. “I haven’t seen ...

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Sunday League: Wet weather takes toll on pitches

The weather put paid to all but one Spalding Sunday League match last weekend. Swineshead Institute Sunday’s pitch was deemed playable and they slammed Mulberry 11-0 in the John Chappell Shield. In King’s Lynn and District Sunday League, only one game survived in Division Three. Heacham Reserves well and truly opened the Fleet floodgates, with a 10-0 win. George Patience ...

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Vase matchwinner Clarke: ‘Wheels are well and truly still on Holbeach United wagon’

Jamie Clarke has dismissed snipes that Holbeach United are on a downward spiral. The striker barked a defiant message after netting the late winner in a thrilling 3-2 FA Vase tie against Huntingdon Town last Saturday. It set up a third round trip to London Colney on Saturday, December 6. Clarke said: “The gaffers deserve it and the fans of ...

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Football manager saves life of collapsed player

A football player’s life was saved on Saturday when the opposition’s manager used vital first aid training. The drama happened at Pinchbeck United’s Knight Street ground after Sawtry midfielder Chris Down suddenly collapsed just before half-time of a ChromaSport and Trophies Peterborough League Premier Division match. At first, Pinchbeck player/manager Ian Dunn – who was at the opposite end of ...

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Joyous night in 6-a-side league for Old Boy Coaches and Balotellitubbies

Another smashing night at the business end of the season of Spalding 6 a-side league saw Old Boy Coaches secure promotion from Division Two and Balotellitubbies pull off the unthinkable in the top tier. Division One: Business as usual for Brennans Sports in division one as they steamrolled past EPH Allstars 8-1. Tyler Wright putting in a worldy performance to ...

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Tulips on brink of play-off places after destroying fancied Stafford Rangers

Spalding United climbed one step nearer to the play-off positions in Evo-Stik League Division One South at the Sir Halley Stewart Field on Saturday following a comprehensive 4-0 victory over a fancied Stafford Rangers side. The Tulips leap-frogged their rivals into sixth position with two goals in each half of a competitive encounter enjoyed by 207 fans – the best attendance ...

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Fantastic wins for Spalding United and Holbeach United plus scores round-up

It was a great day for South Holland’s two premier football sides. Spalding United are now on the very brink of the play-off positions and Holbeach United came from behind twice to seal a place in the third round proper of the FA Vase. The Tulips romped to a 4-0 win over fellow promotion hopefuls Stafford Rangers at the Sir Halley ...

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Carter’s Park delight at Clarke’s late winner in FA Vase thriller

Holbeach United 3 Huntingdon Town 2: Nobody could have left Carter’s Park on Saturday feeling short-changed. Even in the late manner in which this FA Vase tie was settled by Jamie Clarke’s strike, Huntingdon Town fans might concede that it was full value for money. It had everything – 95 minutes’ commitment from two good sides, excitement, great goals, full-blooded ...

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Stafford showdown should hold no fears for Tulips

Spalding United could climb into the Evo-Stik League First Division South play-off places on Saturday as they prepare for one of the biggest games of their season so far. The Tulips, seventh at the start of play, welcome fifth-placed Stafford Rangers to the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field (3pm) for what will be their fifth home game on the spin ...

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Holbeach United’s FA Vase bid set for a huge Huntingdon test

Graham Dury reckons that Holbeach United’s dream of winning the FA Vase will be pushed to the very limit on Saturday. The Tigers welcome UCL Premier Division title rivals Huntingdon Town to Carter’s Park (3pm) for a second round tussle that is the stand-out fixture of the day. Huntingdon won the corresponding league fixture 2-0 back on September 13, which ...

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Rayment: Spalding United an easy target for the ‘haters’

Pat Rayment has hit back at those who have criticised his transfer policy during his near three-year stint as Spalding United boss – deeming it a necessary evil. Few non-league teams have changed their make-up as regularly as the Tulips during Rayment’s hugely successful tenure at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field. Barely a week goes by without a player ...

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Spot-on Tigers beat Deeping to reach county final

Deeping Rangers 2 Holbeach United 2 (Holbeach win 3-2 on penalties) Cup kings Holbeach United booked their third Lincs FA Senior Trophy final appearance in four years with a dramatic penalty shoot-out success over Deeping Rangers on Tuesday night. A clever Ben Brown finish (17) put the Tigers ahead at the Haydon Whitham Stadium, but two goals early in the ...

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13 proves very lucky for Spalding United Reserves

For the second time in three weeks Spalding United Reserves hit double figures in ChromaSport Peterborough League Division Two as their relentless assault on the Guyhirn goal resulted in a 13-0 win on Saturday. The most impressive part of the display from the league leaders was how they didn’t let their tempo drop, as their passing and movement ripped the ...

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Goal king Billy shines for resurgent Moulton Harrox

Billy King’s brace fired Moulton Harrox to a morale-boosting 4-1 victory over Riverside in the ChromaSport Peterborough League’s Premier Division on Saturday. The midfield ace was the star turn in a four-some day for Harrox at Broad Lane, with Danny Cairns and Matt Rose grabbing the other goals. Moulton’s first league win since October 4 leaves them in eighth place, ...

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Magnificent seven wins on spin for Pinchbeck Sunday

Seemingly unstoppable Spalding Sunday League leaders Pinchbeck United Sunday made it seven wins from as many games by beating Punchbowl Panthers 4-2. The league’s leading scorer Josh Ford bagged two for Pinchbeck, with Aidan Moore and Luke Wilson also on target for Tom Roberts’ side on Sunday. Ash and Ryan Coddington grabbed the Punchbowl goals. Swineshead Institute Sunday are second, ...

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Holbeach hoping to do deal for Clay – and keep Allen

South Holland-based Peterborough Northern Star defender Jonny Clay has emerged as a transfer target for Holbeach United. Clay, who won five trophies in two seasons during successful Peterborough League spells with Pinchbeck United and Moulton Harrox before stepping up with Star, has established himself as one of the UCL Premier Division’s top defenders this season. The central defender was one ...

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No Tigers move for Tulip Tidswell as Pat eyes Allen

Spalding United supremo Pat Rayment has issued a hands-off warning to rivals Holbeach United after they admitted their interest in re-signing striker Andrew Tidswell. Responding to John Chand’s comments in last week’s edition of The Spalding and South Holland Voice, Rayment reminded Holbeach that Tidswell is under contract – and insisted that he’ll not be released from that agreement under ...

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Five-star Holbeach United hammer Harborough

Both Lee Dube and Jamie Clarke hit doubles to fire Holbeach United to a 5-1 win at Harborough Town in the UCL Premier Division on Saturday. The Tigers were forced to come from behind against their struggling hosts, but Dube’s header levelled matters before a quick-fire Clarke brace and Lee Beeson’s stunner made it 4-1 to John Chand and Graham ...

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Drury: It’s a marathon not a sprint – but Tigers in mix

Harborough Town 1 Holbeach United 5 Graham Drury admitted that Saturday was a good day for Holbeach United in the UCL Premier Division title race as they romped to a comfortable victory at Harborough. Doubles from Lee Dube (31 and 62) and Jamie Clarke (35 and 40) – plus a Lee Beeson stunner (45) – helped the Tigers come from ...

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