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Dunn warns Pinchbeck United not to take leaky strugglers Whitworth lightly

High-flying Pinchbeck United have been warned not to underestimate one of non-league’s most beleaguered teams this Saturday. The Knights, fourth in the Future Lions UCL Premier Division, visit rock-bottom Wellingborough Whitworth (3pm) – who boast the worst defensive record of any team at Step Five (94 goals conceded). Whitworth have only won twice in the league all season, but Pinchbeck ...

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Sunday football round-up: Big-hitters Jubilee and SSJ roar into Knockout Cup final

The Spalding and District Sunday League’s leading two teams have booked a mouth-watering date with each other in the Knockout Cup final. Table-topping Jubilee and unbeaten Sutton St James will clash at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field later in the season after impressive semi-final showings. Jubilee thumped Pinchbeck United Sunday 11-0 at Monkhouse Lane, with four-goal Declan Earth doing ...

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PDFL round-up: Red-hot Harrox extend their lead at the top

Moulton Harrox have moved eight points clear at the top of the ChromaSport PDFL Premier Division after thrashing Oakham United 5-1 on Saturday. Top scorer Joe Townsend led the spree for Harrox with two goals at Broad Lane, taking his tally for the season to 20. Marcus Parry, Ashley Coddington and Declan Earth also got in on the act as ...

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Garrick double settles derby as Spalding United fail to keep momentum going

Lincoln United 2 Spalding United 1 A superb strike by 20-year-old James Hugo was Spalding United’s only reward from a feisty Evo-Stik NPL East Division derby defeat at Lincoln United on Saturday. Hugo’s 50th-minute goal cancelled out the home side’s first-half advantage, which came courtesy of a scrambled effort by former Tulip Tom Garrick two minutes before the interval. But ...

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Saturday football round-up: Garrick double sinks Spalding United, Holbeach United’s game postponed

Two goals from Tom Garrick sentenced Spalding United to a 2-1 defeat at Lincoln United on Saturday, while Holbeach United were left kicking their heels. Starting with the Tulips, they failed to build on last weekend’s whopping 7-3 victory as they slipped to a narrow loss at the Sun-Hat Villas Stadium. Garrick netted the opener just before the break, only ...

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Dunn happy with ‘deserved’ Pinchbeck United victory over rivals Cogenhoe

Pinchbeck United 2 Cogenhoe United 1 First-half goals from Liam Adams and Lee Beeson fired Pinchbeck United to a hard-fought 2-1 victory over rivals Cogenhoe United on Saturday. Adams netted a neat near-post finish on eight minutes, before Beeson buried a 27th-minute penalty to give the Knights a 2-0 lead in the Future Lions UCL Premier Division clash. Lee Ansell’s ...

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Easton wants Spalding United to build on big win ahead of derby duel

Matt Easton wants his Spalding United side to use last Saturday’s remarkable 7-3 victory over Pontefract Collieries as a springboard towards survival. The Tulips produced their best performance in recent memory to smash the Evo-Stik NPL East Division title hopefuls at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field (see page 37), but Easton insists that his side can’t afford for it ...

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Dunn disappointed by Bayliss exit as Pinchbeck United look to the market

Player/boss Ian Dunn says that Pinchbeck United will be forced to dive back into the transfer market after losing two players in a week. The Knights were rocked by Fraser Bayliss’ request to re-join old club Boston Town, while fellow winger Liam Ogden has decided to walk away from the club too. With Josh Smith also having left the club ...

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Hussey prepared for Holbeach United’s tricky Eynesbury Rovers trip

New Holbeach United boss Danny Hussey admits that his charges will have to be at their best to keep their impressive Future Lions UCL Premier Division form going this Saturday. The Tigers, who have won all three of their league matches since Seb Hayes resigned as boss, make the trip to seventh-placed Eynesbury Rovers (3pm). The teams met as recently ...

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PDFL round-up: Derby spoils are shared between Sutton Bridge and Long Sutton

The latest chapter in the rivalry between Sutton Bridge United and Long Sutton Athletic concluded with a 1-1 draw on Saturday. Talismanic striker Matt Eaton was on-target for Bridge in the ChromaSport PDFL Premier Division clash at Memorial Park, with Keegan Thorpe hitting back for the Magpies. The draw leaves both sides on 23 points, some seven points clear of ...

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Hussey happy as Tricks and Tinkler seal derby delight for Holbeaach United

Sleaford Town 0 Holbeach United 2 Danny Hussey continued his 100 per cent league record as Holbeach United boss as his side picked up a 2-0 derby victory at Sleaford Town on Saturday. James Tricks gave the Tigers an early lead in the Future Lions UCL Premier Division game at Eslafore Park, before home striker Ryan Oliver was sent off ...

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‘Incredible performance’ as seven-up Spalding United smash title hopefuls

Spalding United 7 Pontefract Collieries 3 By RAY TUCKER An incredible performance by Spalding United on Saturday saw them brush aside championship-chasing Pontefract Collieries 7-3 in a ten-goal thriller at the Sir Halley Stewart Field. On the back of four straight defeats in the Evo-Stik NPL East Division – and a 3-0 battering by the Yorkshire side in mid-November – ...

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Saturday football: Brad bags treble as Tulips smash seven, Tigers grab derby spoils

Spalding United romped to a sensational 7-3 success over Pontefract Collieries on Saturday, while Holbeach United earned a 2-0 victory at Sleaford Town. On what was a remarkable day at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field, a Brad Wells hat-trick inspired the relegation-threatened Tulips to a stunning success over third-placed Pontefract. Wells notched on 5, 70 and 78 minutes for ...

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Seb: Leaving role with Holbeach United was the only option for me

Former Holbeach United manager Seb Hayes has opened up on the reasons behind his shock resignation on New Year’s Eve. With the Tigers revealing that he walked away from Carter’s Park due to “personal reasons”, Hayes felt it was time to set the record straight. In an honest and revealing interview, Hayes admits that he went into the 2018/19 season ...

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Spalding United ready for tough Pontefract challenge as they bid to halt losing run

Spalding United boss Matt Easton insists that his Spalding United team will “give it all they’ve got” against high-flying Pontefract Collieries on Saturday. Easton rates Pontefract, who dispatched the Tulips 3-0 back in November, as the best team he’s seen in Evo-Stik NPL East Division so far this season. Third in the table ahead of Saturday’s clash at the Sir ...

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Hussey hoping Holbeach United will be able to stop Sleaford’s scoring spree

New Holbeach United manager Danny Hussey wants his side to stop the extraordinary recent goalscoring exploits of rivals Sleaford Town on Saturday. The last four matches involving Sleaford have seen 25 goals scored, with the Greens managing to net seven of those in one match as they beat Kirby Muxloe 7-3 last time out. Hussey’s Tigers have the best defensive ...

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Wednesday football: Penalty shoot-out woe for Tigers, Pinchbeck into semi-finals

Holders Holbeach United went out of the Lincs FA Senior Trophy after a semi-final defeat to Deeping Rangers on Wednesday night, while Pinchbeck United booked their place in the last four of the Hinchingbrooke Cup. Starting with the Tigers, they went 1-0 up early on in their semi-final showdown at Carter’s Park when Billy Smith bagged another stunning effort from ...

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Defensive mistake costs Spalding United dear narrow Sheffield FC defeat

Sheffield FC 2 Spalding United 1 Once again, Spalding United paid the price for a piece of calamitous defending as they lost 2-1 at Sheffield FC on Saturday. After battling superbly to cancel out the home side’s early lead with a headed goal by Leon Mettam, the Tulips suffered a total black-out and handed back the advantage to their play-off ...

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PDFL round-up: Tydd take spoils in tight derby battle with Holbeach Reserves

Tydd edged out Holbeach United Reserves 2-1 in Saturday’s ChromaSport PDFL Premier Division derby at the Fenland Stadium. Goals from Jordan Bailey-Smith and Joe Reed secured all three points for the hosts, with Louis Steadman netting for the Tigers. There was something of a goal-fest at London Road, as Long Sutton Athletic drew 3-3 with basement side Peterborough Polonia. However, ...

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Hussey happy as Smith stunner gives new Holbeach United boss a dream start

Holbeach United 2 Wellingborough Town 1 A last-gasp 30-yard screamer from wing wizard Billy Smith earned Holbeach United a 2-1 victory over Wellingborough Town in Danny Hussey’s first game as manager on Saturday. After a goalless first half at Carter’s Park, James Lea (46) fired the visitors into a 1-0 lead as they looked set to frustrate the Tigers. But ...

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