Football

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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Deeping delight for Tulips as Tigers are tamed

A Dan Cotton double ensured that Spalding United concluded their UCL Premier Division title-winning season with a 2-1 victory at Deeping Rangers on Monday, while Holbeach United were thumped 4-0 by Wisbech Town in their finale. Starting at Outgang Road, champions Spalding had to come from behind after their former defender Simon Ashton put hosts Deeping ahead on ten minutes. ...

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Title joy for Tulips despite defeat

Spalding United 1 Huntingdon Town 2 (UCL Premier Division) Pat Rayment toasted a bright Spalding United future as his side finally got their hands on the UCL Premier Division title on Saturday – despite seeing his side lose 2-1 at home to Huntingdon Town. The all-conquering Tulips were jubilant as they lifted the club’s first league title in ten years, ...

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Holbeach humbled in Deeping derby

Holbeach United’s hopes of a top ten finish in the UCL Premier Division took a hit on Saturday as they were handed a 4-0 derby defeat at Lincolnshire neighbours Deeping Rangers. Alex Beck (13) fired hosts Deeping into an early lead at Outgang Road, with Jamie Graham doubling their advantage on 23 minutes. Goal machine Ryan Oliver put the game ...

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Harrox smash six as Tigers close on top two

ChromaSport Peterborough & District Football League Results for Saturday, April 19 Both Moulton Harrox and Holbeach United Reserves enjoyed big wins in the ChromaSport Peterborough and District League on Saturday. Harrox stormed to a 6-1 home success over Ramsey Town in the Premier Division to keep their hopes of a top six finish alive, while Holbeach cruised to a 5-1 ...

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Two-year plan realised as Tulips prepare to party

New Spalding United chief executive Malcolm Gray has told The Voice that Saturday’s UCL Premier Division title presentation will be the perfect pay-off for two years of hard work. The Tulips, who welcome second-placed Huntingdon Town to the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field (3pm), will get their hands on the league trophy after the match. It’s the first time Spalding ...

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Holbeach need points from tough Easter tests

Holbeach United’s hopes of finishing in the top ten of the UCL Premier Division now rely on taking points in both of their Easter fixtures. That’s the view of boss Glen Maddison, ahead of Saturday’s trip to Deeping Rangers (3pm) and season finale with Wisbech Town at Carter’s Park on Monday (3pm). Maddison had hoped his side would get something ...

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Rayment demands a champion Spalding display

Pat Rayment is all business ahead of a historic day for Spalding United. The Tulips chief is demanding a response from his side after their 2-0 loss at Huntingdon Town last weekend . Champions Spalding will get their chance for instant revenge as second-placed Huntingdon travel to the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field for the reverse fixture this Saturday (3pm). ...

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Tidswell Talk: Don’t frown upon Tulips’ progress

We at the Spalding and South Holland Voice are delighted to tell you that Andrew Tidswell, one of the area’s most well-known football talents, will write a regular column for us. Andrew was top scorer for Holbeach United as they won the UCL Premier Division title last year – a feat he has repeated this season for Spalding United. He’s ...

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Maddison rues ‘fluke’ Wellingborough winner

Wellingborough Town 2 Holbeach United 1 A freak goal from Reece Brown denied Holbeach a deserved share of the spoils at the Dog and Duck on Tuesday night. The Wellingborough man looped a cross-cum-shot into the far top corner 20 minutes from time, leaving the Tigers with an uphill task to seal a top ten finish in the UCL Premier ...

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Trophy joy for Sutton Bridge and Punchbowl

Sutton Bridge and Punchbowl Panthers are both celebrating after lifting the Spalding Sunday Football League’s top two knockout trophies. Sunday’s League Knockout Cup final at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field saw ten-man Bridge beat Gosberton Sunday 2-0, despite the dismissal of Jake Lally for two yellow cards. It mattered little, with Matthew Eaton and Ben Partridge both notching to ...

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Holbeach Reserves still in hunt for top two finish

In-form Holbeach United Reserves are showing no sign of relenting in their bid for promotion from Peterborough League Division One. Omar Joof’s men cruised to a 3-0 derby triumph over South Holland rivals Sutton Bridge United on Saturday, leaving themselves ten points behind second-placed Langtoft United with three games in hand. Gary Chappell, Thomas Brooks and David Wilson all notched ...

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Holbeach end away woes with Wisbech win

Wisbech Town 0 Holbeach United 2 Glen Maddison savoured one of the best results of his tenure so far as Holbeach United upset the odds to earn a derby win at Wisbech on Saturday. Goals in each half from Kieron Elliott (20) and sub Tom Sergeant (66) did the business for the Tigers at the Fenland Stadium. The minor shock ...

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