Football

Invincible Pinchbeck Sunday end season in style

Unbeatable Spalding Sunday League champions Pinchbeck United Sunday rounded off their title-winning season with a devastating 9-4 win over Punchbowl Panthers. In-form Jonny Clay – usually a defender – made it seven goals in two games with a four-goal haul for Tom Roberts’ side, with Ricky Drury also chipping in with a hat-trick. Ricky Dickinson and Andy Law completed the ...

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Jellyman and Conroy join Spalding United

Spalding United have snapped up Gareth Jellyman and Nick Conroy as player/coaches as they begin their summer signing spree. Tulips chief Pat Rayment has moved swiftly to snap-up former Peterborough United and Boston United full-back Jellyman, who spent last season with Corby Town. The 33-year-old, who made more than 100 appearances for Posh in the Football League, is expected to ...

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Tulips close on ‘exciting signings’

Pat Rayment has promised Spalding United fans that big signings are imminent ahead of their return to step four of the non-league ladder. The Tulips chief has been talking to a number of big names and expects to announce exciting news in the coming weeks. Rayment also revealed that key midfielders Chris Hall and Lewis Webb have agreed to stay, ...

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Appleby makes Holbeach United U-turn

Steve Appleby has resigned as co-manager of Holbeach United – just a week after being unveiled at Carter’s Park. The former Wisbech Town chief, who was to form a managerial dream team with UCL Premier Division title-winning boss John Chand, stepped down today (Wednesday). It is understood that Appleby was unable to commit to the Tigers long term and that ...

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Tidswell Talk: Encourage our kids early on – or we’ll pay the price

By Andrew Tidswell Columnist for The Spalding and South Holland Voice A lot gets said about the English system when it comes to developing home grown talent in the football industry. Over the last three years I have worked and coached in Cambridge United’s youth academy and I have been fortunate enough to not only watch, but compete against, the ...

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Chand will chase title-winning Tigers

New Holbeach United manager John Chand has revealed that the club will attempt to re-sign as many of 2013 UCL Premier Division title-winning side as possible. Fan favourite Chand returned to Carter’s Park last Monday – initially as part of a two-man managerial team with  former Wisbech Town chief Steve Appleby, who resigned on yesterday (Wednesday) – and hopes to ...

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Holbeach Reserves close in on promotion place

A hat-trick from Dave Wilson moved Holbeach United Reserves to within one point of promotion to the ChromaSport Peterborough Premier Division on Saturday. The striker grabbed all three goals in a 3-0 Division One victory at Kings Cliffe United to make it seven wins on the bounce. Omar Joof’s on-song side are now just a point behind second-placed Langoft United ...

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First hat-trick for Jubilee’s Dan in romp

Jubilee stalwart Dan Brackenbury scored his first-ever hat-trick for the club in a 10-3 Spalding Sunday League battering of Hole In The Wall. The defender, who has been a regular with Paul Rudkin’s side for around ten years, went goal crazy at Knight Street on Sunday. Team-mate Chris Beale also chipped in with a treble, while Simon Hall, Danny Nichols, ...

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Terrific Town are cup kings after final thriller

ICA SPORTS A 2 SPALDING TOWN 3 PFA Junior Cup final A fine first-half showing steered Spalding Town to a memorable PFA Junior Cup final victory over ICA Sports A last Wednesday night. Tomasz Rabiega, Freddie Lambert and Marcus Parry all netted at Chestnut Avenue to give Chris Page’s men their first trophy since switching to the Peterborough League. Town opened ...

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Back-to-back UCL golden boots for Tidswell

Saturday saw the end of the UCL Premier Division season – and Spalding United striker Andrew Tidswell was confirmed as the golden boot winner for the second successive season. Despite only playing for half of the season due to injury, his tally of 30 in the Tulips’ title-winning campaign was enough to make Tidswell the most feared hitman in the ...

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Family guy Cotton makes Spalding United exit

Champions Spalding United will have to do without winger Dan Cotton next season after he decided to make a surprise switch to Yaxley. Cotton, who scored 17 times for the Tulips as they won the UCL Premier Division title at a canter, is the first player to leave the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field since their stellar season finished back ...

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Chand and Appleby to form Holbeach dream team

Title-winning boss John Chand has made a sensational return to Holbeach United as part of a dream managerial team with ex-Wisbech Town chief Steve Appleby. The duo were installed as the new co-bosses at Carter’s Park on Tuesday after the sudden departure of outgoing supremo Glen Maddison. Chand, who guided the Tigers to the UCL Premier Division title in 2013 ...

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Holbeach Reserves reel in rivals with derby win

In-form Holbeach United Reserves closed to within four points of a promotion place in ChromaSport Peterborough League Division One by seeing off South Holland rivals Long Sutton Athletic 2-0. Tom Brooks and Macauley Grimwood delivered the goals for Omar Joof’s men at Carter’s Park on Saturday – meaning they require four points from their final two games to pinch second ...

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Punchbowl in box seat for Sunday second

Punchbowl Panthers are closing on second place in the Spalding Sunday Football League after results went their way over the weekend. A double from Jonathan Turner and a John Smith strike fired the Panthers to a 3-1 victory at Sutton St James, who hit back through Tim Tomizzi. That victory – their 13th from 19 games – moves Punchbowl level ...

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Maddison steps down as Holbeach United boss

  Glen Maddison has stepped down as manager of Holbeach United after claiming his position had become ‘untenable’. The former Sleaford Town boss guided the Tigers to 11th place in the UCL Premier Division this season, which was considered by most to be a fantastic showing for a team tipped by many to be relegation candidates at the start of ...

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Tidswell Talk: When did children stop practicing at the park?

By Voice columnist Andrew Tidswell Are playing fields and parks a thing of the past? As I drive or walk past playing fields and parks, the one thing strikes me now is that that they are all deserted. As a youngster growing up, I would race home from school, get changed and take my ball down to my local park ...

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Holbeach United forced to settle for 11th place

The final day of the UCL Premier Division saw Holbeach United slip out of the top ten after Desborough Town won 2-1 at Wellingborough Town to leapfrog them in the table. Ar Tarn’s victory at The Dog and Duck sees them end up tenth, with Glen Maddison’s Tigers having to settle for 11th spot. With Spalding United long-since crowned champions ...

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Rayment looking to next season after UCL finale

Deeping Rangers 1 Spalding United 2 UCL Premier Division Dan Cotton’s Easter Monday double ensured that Spalding United enjoyed a winning farewell to the United Counties League. The winger notched on 37 and 43 minutes at Outgang Road, cancelling out Simon Ashton’s tenth-minute header from a Scott Ginty cross. Cotton’s first was a clinical finish after Ashton’s back header fell ...

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Doubles for duo seal Sunday crown for Pinchbeck

Andy Law and Aidan Moore both scored twice to fire Pinchbeck United to the Spalding Sunday League crown at the weekend. The duo bagged braces in Pinchbeck’s 4-1 victory over third-placed Punchbowl Panthers at Monkshouse Playing Field as Tom Roberts’ side move an unassailable eight points clear at the top of the table. Sean Cade scored for Punchbowl, who now ...

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Holbeach ‘outclassed’ by Fenmen in season finale

Holbeach United 0 Wisbech Town 4 UCL Premier Division Holbeach’s UCL Premier Division season ended with a whimper as Wisbech waltzed to a 4-0 Easter Monday victory at Carter’s Park. Adam Millson (11 & 77), Tony Battersby (45) and Billy Smith (70) all scored for the Fenmen, who avenged a 2-0 home defeat to the Tigers just over a week ...

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