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Boss Rawlinson delighted as Mettam and Hugo seal Spalding United returns

Boss Chris Rawlinson was unable hide his excitement after sealing a double deal to bring Leon Mettam and James Hugo back to Spalding United. Striker Mettam, who was a fan favourite at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field during a fruitful loan spell with Spalding the season before last, has opted to return after his release from King’s Lynn Town. ...

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Key sponsorship boost and assistant Allan’s return lift Pinchbeck United

After several weeks of uncertainty, the future is now looking bright for Pinchbeck United. The Knights, promoted to the ChromaSport UCL Premier Division as Division One champions last season, have been boosted by the return of influential assistant boss Allan Ross – who has reversed his decision to walk away from the club. Pinchbeck have also secured a lucrative sponsorship ...

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Seb stunned by Joe’s big offer as Harrowby swoop for Holbeach United defender

Holbeach United have lost joint players’ player of the year Joe Braithwaite to lower graded Harrowby United – and boss Seb Hayes admits that there was nothing he could do to stop it happening. Key defender Braithwaite, who had announced his intention to stay with the Tigers on social networking site Twitter, was tempted to join ChromaSport UCL Divsion One ...

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Rawlinson confident of adding a greater goal threat to his Spalding United squad

Spalding United boss Chris Rawlinson is feeling quietly confident about how his squad is shaping up for next season. The Tulips chief isn’t quite ready to show his hand just yet, but has admitted that he has reached an agreement with a renowned striker that is sure to get fans excited. Having also got a verbal commitment from ex-King’s Lynn ...

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Jackson backed to impress as he joins Holbeach United’s coaching staff

Influential left-back Adam Jackson has been appointed player/coach at Holbeach United. Jackson, who re-joined the Tigers from Spalding United mid-way through last season, will join boss Seb Hayes and assistant boss Tim Cole on the management team. A multiple-time ChromaSport UCL Premier Division title winner, Hayes is backing the Holbeach native to have a big impact in his new role. ...

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Spalding United’s unbeatable Blue boys bag brilliant Bourne success

Spalding United under-12 Blue are celebrating after an impressive tournament success over the weekend. The Blue boys were crowned champions at the annual Bourne Tournament on Sunday after a dominant display. They played four games in the group stages – winning every game – and then progressed to the final with a 2-0 semi-final success. That set-up a final with ...

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Pinchbeck United under-16s secure second spot with six-y showing against rivals

Pinchbeck United under-16s ended their campaign in style by beating high-flying rivals Hampton under-16s 6-2 at Knight Street to clinch second place in Division Three of the Peterborough and District Youth League. Pinchbeck, who are sponsored by Field House, started off the brighter of the two teams and their efforts were rewarded with a wonderful strike from Dawid Gos after ...

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Frontman Ford focusing on title bid after agreeing a return to Holbeach United

Striker Josh Ford is targeting a shot at the ChromaSport UCL Premier Division title next season after agreeing terms to re-join Holbeach United. Ford, who scored more than 50 goals for the Tigers in his first spell with the club between 2015 and 2017, is set to return to Carter’s Park after one season with Wisbech Town. While with the ...

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Tyler bags awards double at Pinchbeck United’s end of season bash

Pinchbeck United player/boss Ian Dunn has heaped praise on three of his players after the club’s end of season get together on Sunday. It was a memorable season for the Knights, which saw them promoted to the ChromaSport UCL Premier Division as Division One champions – in what was their first-ever season at the level. Versatile left-sider Tyler Wright picked ...

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Spalding United reveal pre-season plans and seal deal to bring back striker Siddons

Spalding United have revealed their pre-season schedule ahead of the 2018/19 season – and it includes a number of juicy fixtures. Chris Rawlinson’s Tulips get their friendly fixtures under way with a trip to Ruston Sports on Saturday, July 7 (3pm). They then make the trip to Lincs FA Senior Trophy finalists Grimsby Borough on Saturday, July 14 (3pm) before ...

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Impressive Pinchbeck United under-9s bring home the bacon from Danish tournament

Pinchbeck United under-9 side showed England how to win a tournament abroad as they were crowned champions of the Norhaine Cup in Denmark. The team, coached by Andrew Tidswell and Aaron Eyett, came up against sides from Denmark, Sweden and Holland in the prestigious competition – which was the first for the team abroad. The first two days were about ...

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Boss Hayes is full of praise for Holbeach United’s award-winning trio

Seb Hayes has paid tribute to three of his Holbeach United players after the club held its end of season awards bash on Saturday night. Keeper Ricky Drury shared the coveted players’ player of the season award with defender Joe Braithwaite, while the Tigers’ number one also walked away with the supporters’ player of the year prize. Also collecting two ...

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Davies at the double as Spalding Grammar School win maiden LB Cup

Spalding Grammar School’s senior football team lifted the coveted LB Cup crown for the first time after defeating Wellingborough 3-0. A double from top teenage talent Callum Davies and a late effort from substitute Kondwani Mwansa got the job done for the SGS boys, allowing skipper Sam East to proudly lift the trophy. Having been invited into the prestigious independent ...

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Moulton Harrox Reserves denied treble by buoyant Belvedere display

Stamford Belevedere stunned Moulton Harrox Reserves 4-2 in the final of PFA Challenge Cup on Friday night to deny them a terrific treble. ChromaSport PDFL Division One champions and Chairman Championship Shield winners Harrox had gone 30 games unbeaten throughout the season – but the In2Itive Park final was one game too many for Kev Nottingham’s side. They threatened early ...

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Four-some Netherton United see off Moulton Harrox in final thriller

MOULTON HARROX 2 NETHERTON UTD 4 Moulton Harrox’s season came to an end with a 4-2 PFA Senior Cup final defeat as winners Netherton United completed a remarkable quadruple. All looked to be going to plan for Moulton when striker Marcus Parry fired them into a 29th-minute lead at Peterborough United’s ABAX Stadium on Thursday night. They held that lead ...

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Tulips chairman optimistic over new look league

Spalding United chairman Andy Gay says he is optimistic the Tulips will be challenging at the top of the new Evo-Stik Northern League East next season. Last week’s initial line-up included plenty of local derbies including Wisbech and Yaxley joining Stamford, Peterborough Sports and Lincoln United in Spalding’s division. However further changes to league allocations announced on Tuesday has seen ...

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‘Exhausted’ assistant leaves as Knights rocked by uncertainty

Just weeks after achieving a second successive promotion, Pinchbeck United have been rocked by uncertainty. Assistant manager Allan Ross, who has played a key role in the rise to the ChromaSport UCL Premier Division, has left the club and there are question marks over manager Ian Dunn’s future. Ross has called for the community to back the Knights and more ...

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Moulton Harrox earn PDFL Premier second place ahead of cup final

Moulton Harrox cemented a second placed finish in the Peterborough and District Football League Premier Division with a 2-0 win against Stamford Lions. Goals from Ian Bradbury and Louis Steadman sealed the win ahead of tonight’s PFA Cup Final. Holbeach United Reserves rounded off the Peterborough and District Football League Premier Division campaign in emphatic fashion with a 4-0 win ...

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Tulips celebrate their season’s top talents

Spalding United brought down the curtain on an eventful 2017/18 season with a lively awards night in the Social Club on Saturday. After a topsy-turvy season, chairman Andy Gay and manager Chris Rawlinson were as one when declaring that to finish in 13th position still represented a successful season. A particular positive highlighted was the introduction to the first team ...

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Seb salutes a ‘brilliant’ season with Holbeach United and eyes up a title charge next year

Seb Hayes feels that his Holbeach United side came up about 20 goals short of winning the ChromaSport UCL Premier Division this season. The Tigers, who lifted the Lincs FA Senior Trophy last Wednesday night (see page 37), will finish either fourth or fifth after concluding their campaign with a 1-0 defeat at Kirby Muxloe on Saturday. Hayes saluted his ...

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