Football

Pinchbeck United pay the penalty as Godmanchester Rovers edge thrilling Hinchingbrooke Cup final

Pinchbeck United 3 Godmanchester Rovers 3 (Godmanchester win 4-2 on penalties) It was penalty shoot-out heartbreak for Pinchbeck United in the Hinchingbrooke Cup final on Wednesday night after a thrilling battle against Godmanchester Rovers. The Knights made a dream start and raced into a 2-0 lead inside 16 minutes thanks to goals from Ollie Maltby and Alex Beck, but were ...

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Easton calls survival a ‘relative success’ after lifting the lid on Spalding United’s cash crisis

Loyal Spalding United manager Matt Easton has revealed the extent of the problems he’s been dealing with off the field. Easton, who saw his Tulips secure their future as a step four side with a 0-0 Evo-Stik NPL East Division draw at Belper Town last Saturday (see page 37), admits that he sees finishing 18th in the table as a ...

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Sunday football: Jubilee end 42 years of hurt with five-star cup triumph

After 42 years trying, Jubilee have finally got their hands on the Spalding and District Sunday League’s Knockout Cup. The Spalding side, who are led by inspirational 61-year-old player/boss Paul Rudkin, denied League and John Chappell Shield winners Sutton St James a treble by winning 5-0 at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field on Sunday. Their goals came from Declan ...

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Boss Hussey unhappy with Holbeach United’s attitude in bore draw

Leicester Nirvana 0 Holbeach United 0 Disappointed Danny Hussey accused his Holbeach United side of not caring after seeing them miss the chance to finish fourth in the Future Lions UCL Premier Division on Saturday. The Tigers were held to a 0-0 draw at mid-table Leicester Nirvana in their season finale, with Hussey admitting that picking up a point was ...

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The fourth is with Pinchbeck United despite disappointing Oadby loss

Pinchbeck United 1 Oadby Town 2 Pinchbeck United clinched a fine fourth-placed finish in the Future Lions UCL Premier Division despite suffering a 2-1 home reverse against Oadby Town on Saturday. A Tony Edwards goal (22) did put the Knights ahead at the Sir Halley, but Oadby hit back twice (43 and 57) to ensure that Pinchbeck’s final league game ...

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Stalemate secures safety for Spalding United on final day

Belper Town 0 Spalding United 0 Spalding United will be playing step four football again next season after achieving a vital point from their final Evo-Stik NPL East Division game of the season in the heart of the Derbyshire Dales on Saturday. Knowing that a single point at Belper Town would keep them out of the relegation positions, the Tulips ...

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Saturday football: Spalding United officially safe after draw, Pinchbeck lose but seal fourth and Holbeach are held

The final day of the non-league season saw Spalding United secure their Evo-Stik NPL East Division status with a 0-0 draw at Belper Town, while Pinchbeck United and Holbeach United clinched fourth and fifth places in the Future Lions UCL Premier Division respectively. Starting with Spalding, their stalemate in Derbyshire was enough to seal 18th place in the league, four ...

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Easton proud of Spalding United as they bid to finish the job at Belper

Defiant Spalding United boss has heaped praise on his players and staff after they all but confirmed their status as an Evo-Stik NPL East Division side. The 3-0 home defeat against Brighouse Town on Monday means that 19th-placed Carlton Town can only surpass the Tulips with a big win at Marske United, providing Spalding are also defeated at Belper Town ...

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Hussey not fussed about fourth place ahead of Holbeach United’s final league fixture

Pipping rivals Pinchbeck United to fourth place in the Future Lions UCL Premier Division doesn’t really bother Holbeach United boss Danny Hussey. The Tigers saw off the Knights 1-0 on Easter Monday to move up to fifth place in the table. Victory in their final league fixture at Leicester Nirvana on Saturday (3pm), coupled with a Pinchbeck loss against Oadby ...

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Dunn says Pinchbeck United will prioritise possible cup glory over UCL Premier Division finale

Pinchbeck United player/boss Ian Dunn admits that he’s prioritising Wednesday night’s Hinchingbrooke Cup final over Saturday’s Future Lions UCL Premier Division finale. The Knights will clinch fourth place with victory over Oadby Town at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field (3pm), but Dunn has his eyes firmly set on the final with Godmanchester Rovers at Peterborough Northern Star on Wednesday ...

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Hussey talks up Holbeach United match-winner Lockie as Dunn admits Pinchbeck United were second best

Holbeach United 1 Pinchbeck United 0 Danny Hussey heaped praise on Holbeach United match-winner Jonny Lockie after his second-half strike sank South Holland rivals Pinchbeck United on Easter Monday. The Tigers broke away from a Pinchbeck corner mid-way through the second period and Lockie fired a strike home to make it five goals in his last seven games. Pinchbeck missed ...

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Lockie nets winner as Holbeach United take derby spoils against Pinchbeck United

Jonny Lockie’s strike gave Holbeach United a 1-0 derby win over Pinchbeck United at Carter’s Park on Easter Monday. Striker Lockie struck the only goal of the clash in the second half, as the Tigers moved to within two points of fourth-placed Pinchbeck with one Future Lions UCL Premier Division game left. Meanwhile, Spalding United look set to stave off ...

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Spalding United soundly beaten by Brighouse but looking a safe bet to stay up

Spalding United 0 Brighouse Town 3 Spalding United were handed a 3-0 reverse by Brighouse Town in their final home game of the season on Monday – but the result isn’t actually as bad as it sounds. First-half goals from Gabriel Johnson (9), Aaron Martin (28) and Rarman Edmonds-Green (45) were no more than dominant Brighouse deserved at the Sir ...

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Dunn pays tribute to champions Daventry but rues Pinchbeck United’s missed chances

Pinchbeck United 1 Daventry Town 1 Pinchbeck United were unable to stop Daventy Town clinching the Future Lions UCL Premier Division title on Saturday – but held the new champions to a creditable draw. The Knights fell behind to a strike from Sam Jackson midway through the first half at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field, but Alex Beck’s 46th-minute ...

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Five-star Holbeach United end winless run in style as Hussey gets ‘proud uncle’ moment

Kirby Muxloe 0 Holbeach United 5 After going a month without a win, Holbeach United ended their barren run with an emphatic 5-0 victory at Kirby Muxloe on Saturday. The Tigers kept up their hopes of finishing fourth in the Future Lions UCL Premier Division with a five-star showing at Ratby Lane as Billy Smith, Jonny Lockie (2), Callum Madigan ...

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Spafford back to earn Spalding United a pivotal point at Marske

By RAY TUCKER Markse United 1 Spalding United 1 Neal Spafford returned to action after a two-week break to turn in a man-of-the-match performance and score the goal which earned Spalding United a crucial point in their quest for Evo-Stik League East Division safety on Saturday. The 1-1 draw gained at mid-table Marske United gave the Tulips a three-point advantage ...

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Saturday football: Marske draw edges Tulips closer to safety, five-star Tigers win and Pinchbeck hold new champions Daventry

Spalding United edged closer to safety in Evo-Stik NPL East Division with a fine 1-1 draw at Marske United on Saturday, while Pinchbeck United drew 1-1 with Daventry Town and Holbeach United returned to winning ways with a 5-0 victory at Kirby Muxloe. Starting with the Tulips, they fell 1-0 down just before the break when Curtis Round netted for ...

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Double boost for Spalding United in their battle to avoid relegation

Spalding United’s hopes of staying in Evo-Stik NPL East Division have received two shots in the arm. Their fate is now back in their own hands after a last-gasp Loughborough Dynamo goal saw them defeat 19th-placed Carlton Town 2-1 on Tuesday night – meaning the Tulips are two points clear of the bottom two with three games left to play. ...

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Pinchbeck United eyeing up solid Easter as they bid to crash title party

Pinchbeck United player/boss Ian Dunn admits that his side face two tough fixtures over the Easter period as they bid to clinch fourth place in the Future Lions UCL Premier Division. The Knights are aiming to deny Daventry Town the title at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field on Saturday (3pm) when they entertain the table-toppers, before making the short ...

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Hussey hatches a summer plan after Holbeach United’s winless month

Boss Danny Hussey isn’t getting too downbeat about Holbeach United’s winless run – because he now knows what he needs to do to turn things around. The Tigers boss hasn’t seen his side win since a 2-0 triumph over Leicester Nirvana in the League KO Cup semi-final on March 13, while their last Future Lions UCL Premier Division win was ...

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