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Rawlinson feels it’s time for Spalding United to step up and put relegation fears to bed

Chris Rawlinson has challenged his Spalding United side to end any lingering relegation fears they may over the next three games. The 15th-placed Tulips begin a sequence of matches against teams currently below them in the Evo-Stik NPL First Division South table with a home date against Market Drayton Town on Saturday (3pm). Spalding are currently seven points clear of ...

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Dunn: Five more wins should clinch title for runaway leaders Pinchbeck United

Confident Pinchbeck United player/boss Ian Dunn reckons that his side are just five wins away from sealing the ChromaSport UCL Division One title. The Knights moved ten points clear of nearest rivals Raunds Town on Saturday after their 4-0 victory over Melton Town – and they have two games in hand on them. With just ten games left, Pinchbeck need ...

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Swansea switch buoys Pinchbeck teen Jack

Just two years after playing for Pinchbeck United Juniors, Jack Withers is looking forward to life with a Premier League club. Swansea City fans scanning the news of who the club had signed on Transfer Deadline Day last month were confronted with the name of the 18-year-old centre half from Pinchbeck. Even looking online they may have struggled to find ...

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Battling Spalding United unable to cure their travel sickness at Chasetown

CHASETOWN 2 SPALDING UNITED 0 A fully-committed Spalding United performance was not enough to win any vital Evo-Stik NPL First Division South points in a hard-fought encounter in Staffordshire on Saturday. The Scholars Ground has never been a happy hunting ground for the Tulips over recent years, with just a single point taken, while they’ve not managed so much as ...

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Edey feels late winner was justified as Spenny’s strike sends Holbeach United third

ON CHENECKS 1 HOLBEACH UTD 2 Daz Edey reckons that Saturday’s dramatic 2-1 win over Northampton ON Chenecks was no more than Holbeach United deserved. Midfielder Spencer Tinkler hooked home a last-minute winner for the Tigers at Old Northamptonians Sports Ground, moving them back up to third in the ChromaSport UCL Premier Division in the process. Danny Brooks had earlier ...

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Exhibition stuff from four-some Pinchbeck United as Dunn admits table is looking ‘very good’

PINCHBECK UTD 4 MELTON TOWN 0 Ian Dunn felt his Pinchbeck United side were always comfortable on Saturday as they moved ten points clear at the top of ChromaSport UCL Division One with a 4-0 win over Melton Town. A first-half strike from Aaron Eyett after a super Josh Smith run gave the Knights a deserved half-time lead, before the ...

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Saturday football: Big victories for Holbeach and Pinchbeck, but Spalding are beaten

Both Holbeach United and Pinchbeck United enjoyed important wins in their bid for ChromaSport UCL silverware on Saturday, but their was more away misery for Spalding United in Evo-Stik NPL First Division South. Starting with Holbeach, Spencer Tinkler struck a late winner to give them a potentially pivotal 2-1 success at ON Chenecks in the UCL Premier Division. Danny Brooks ...

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Disappointed boss Hayes cools all talk of a Holbeach United title tilt

Angry Holbeach United boss Seb Hayes has ruled out any more talk about winning the ChromaSport UCL Premier Division title – unless his side rediscover their best form. The Tigers chief has been bitterly disappointed by the performances his Tigers have put in since what looked like a season-defining 2-0 win at title rivals Yaxley two weeks ago. That culminated ...

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Runaway leaders Pinchbeck United challenged to go unbeaten for rest of season

Buoyant Pinchbeck United player/boss Ian Dunn wants to see his side finish the ChromaSport UCL Division One season unbeaten en-route to clinching the title. The Knights go into Saturday’s home date with Melton Town (3pm) with a seven-point lead over second-placed Raunds Town, with two games in hand, after last weekend’s trip to Stewarts and Lloyds was postponed. Dunn knows ...

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Rawlinson: Spalding United can end away hoodoo against Chasetown

Chris Rawlinson sees no reason why his revitalised Spalding United side can’t improve on their recent away woes at play-off chasing Chasetown on Saturday (3pm). The Tulips more than held their own in the 1-1 draw with Stocksbridge Park Steels – another play-off hopeful – on Saturday and the Tulips chief is hoping to see more of the same this ...

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All-new Tulip Trophy set to attract top junior clubs to Spalding United

Spalding United Football Club are pleased to announce they will be hosting the inaugural Tulip Trophy in May 2018. The Tulip Trophy event is a football tournament for Academy and Elite Development sides from around England for under-7s through to under-12s in the first year. The event, which is co-ordinated by Spalding’s under-21s Development Manager Lewis Thorogood, will see sides ...

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Hayes rues missed chances as Holbeach United pay the penalty in costly home draw

HOLBEACH UTD 1 WELLINGBOROUGH TOWN 1 Holbeach United’s hopes of mounting a serious ChromaSport UCL Premier Division title charge were dealt a blow on Saturday as Wellingborough Town held them to a frustrating 1-1 draw at Carter’s Park. After blowing a host of first-half chances and seeing the visitors have Nathanael Ansu sent off just before the half-time interval, the ...

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PDFL round-up: Trophy-hunters Harrox seal yet another semi-final date, alleged assault after Sutton loss

Moulton Harrox’s relentless pursuit of silverware this season shows no sign of stopping after they booked a place in the semi-final of the PFA Senior Cup on Saturday. ChromaSport PDFL Premier Division title favourites Harrox, who have already booked a place in the final of the Lincs FA Junior Cup, beat Deeping Rangers 3-2 at Broad Lane over the weekend. ...

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Siddons marks debut with a goal as Spalding United secure deserved draw

Spalding United 1 Stocksbridge PS 1 A last-gasp penalty miss from Rory Coleman ensured that Spalding United collected a deserved share of the spoils against play-off chasing Stocksbridge Park Steels on Saturday. King’s Lynn Town loanee Tom Siddons netted nine minutes into his Tulips debut to give the hosts an early lead in the Evo-Stik NPL First Division South clash, ...

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Saturday football: Holbeach United pay the penalty in draw, more cup success for Moulton Harrox

Holbeach United slipped to fourth in the ChromaSport UCL Premier Division table on Saturday after dropping points at home to Wellingborough Town. While nearest rivals Yaxley, Newport Pagnell Town and Wisbech Town were all smashing six goals in wins, the Tigers were held to a 1-1 draw by the Doughboys at Carter’s Park. After a goalless first period that saw ...

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Seb says all of the pressure is on Holbeach United’s much-fancied title rivals

Bullish boss Seb Hayes doesn’t feel that his Holbeach United side are under as much pressure as their ChromaSport UCL Premier Division title rivals. The Tigers hit the summit for the first this season on Saturday after a dramatic 2-1 victory over Harborough Town on Saturday, but dropped back to second after Yaxley’s 8-0 win over Boston Town on Tuesday ...

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Rawlinson backs Spalding United to find form and climb table ahead of Steels showdown

Chris Rawlinson feels his Spalding United side must now start looking up the Evo-Stik NPL First Division South table instead of worrying about the threat of relegation. After seeing Saturday’s trip to Gresley and Tuesday night’s home date with Frickley Athletic postponed, the Tulips remain 13th in the standings – some six points off the bottom. But, with around half ...

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Player/boss Dunn adamant that Pinchbeck United still have work to do in title race

Player/boss Ian Dunn concedes that his Pinchbeck United side have to be considered “odds-on” to win the title after moving ten points clear at the top of ChromaSport UCL Division One last Saturday – but stopped short of saying the job was already done. The Knights edged out second-placed Raunds Town 1-0 at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field on ...

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Prolific Tydd St Mary striker Clitheroe makes it 45 for the season in 9-0 romp

Free-scoring Tydd St Mary got back to winning ways on Saturday with a convincing 9-0 win away over Kings Cliffe United in ChromaSport PDFL Division One. With a point to prove after last week’s Spalding Inter Services Trophy semi-final exit at the hands of local rivals Long Sutton, the Saints started strongly and were 1 -0 up after just five ...

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Mixed emotions for Edey as Holbeach United get a taste of life at the top of the table

HOLBEACH UNITED 2 HARBOROUGH TOWN 1 Charley Sanders jumped off the bench to score an injury-time winner for Holbeach United on Saturday – and send his side top of the table. Sanders buried a brilliant strike three minutes into added time to give the Tigers a 2-1 win over Harborough Town at Carter’s Park on what could prove to be ...

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