Football

Spalding United end their losing streak with impressive Ilkeston draw

Ilkeston Town 0 Spalding United 0 Spalding United halted their run of three successive defeats in all competitions with a superb BetVictor NPL South East Division draw at Ilkeston Town on Tuesday night. The Tulips had the better of the chances in Derbyshire, but were unable to find an elusive goal in the absence of key strikers Jenk Acar and ...

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PDFL round-up: Flawless Moulton Harrox gain revenge over ill-disciplined Polonia

Defending champions Moulton Harrox made it five wins from as many ChromaSport PDFL Premier Division games on Saturday as they beat Peterborough Polonia 3-0 in an ill-tempered clash at Broad Lane. A first-half Jamie Casey strike set Harrox on their way to avenging a PFA Senior Cup against Polonia the previous week. Joe Townsend’s second-half double – the first a ...

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Spalding United made to rue missed chances in Market Drayton defeat

Spalding United 0 Market Drayton Town 1 By RAY TUCKER Spalding United slipped to their third defeat on the spin as they were made to rue a host of missed opportunities on Saturday. In a high-energy BetVictor NPL South East Division encounter with Market Drayton Town there was plenty for supporters to get excited about despite the 1-0 home defeat. ...

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Disappointed boss Hussey unhappy with Holbeach United despite FA Vase victory

Holbeach United 3 Lincoln MW 2 Despite seeing his depleted side make progress in the Buildbase FA Vase on Saturday, Holbeach United boss Danny Hussey was far from happy with what he saw. A stunning long-range free-kick by Danny Setchell (26), Josh Ford’s penalty (44) and a Jonny Lockie (70) strike fired the Tigers to a 3-2 victory over Lincoln ...

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Francis’ debut the highlight as Pinchbeck United are soundly beaten

Anstey Nomads 2 Pinchbeck United 0 Pinchbeck United slipped to their third defeat from four Uhlsport UCL Premier Division games this season as previously winless Anstey Nomads handed them a 2-0 reverse on Saturday. Goals in either half from Sam Thorpe (31) and Dean Hopewell (64) earned the promoted side their first league win of the season at Cropston Road ...

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Saturday football: Vase victory for Tigers, league losses for Tulips and Pinchbeck

Depleted Holbeach United enjoyed a 3-2 win in the Buildbase FA Vase on Saturday, but both Spalding United and Pinchbeck United suffered league defeats. Starting with the Tigers, goals from Danny Setchell, Josh Ford (penalty) and Jonny Lockie fired them to a 3-2 Vase victory over Lincoln Moorlands Railway at Carter’s Park. Spalding slipped to a 1-0 defeat at home against ...

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Hussey: Holbeach United are struggling to field side for FA Vase tie

Danny Hussey admits that he is facing a major struggle to even field a side for Holbeach United’s Buildbase FA Vase clash with Lincoln Moorlands Railway on Saturday. The Tigers would normally be considered hot favourites for the first round qualifying clash at Carter’s Park (3pm), but Hussey has got something of an unprecedented selection dilemma on his hands. As ...

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Easton eyes return to winning ways after Spalding United’s Lincoln loss

Matt Easton wants Spalding United to get back to winning ways this week after seeing his side suffer their first loss of the BetVictor NPL South East Division season on Monday. A second-half penalty from Daniel North (77) fired Lincoln United to a 1-0 home success over the Tulips, who had previously boasted a 100 per cent record in the ...

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Dunn admits Pinchbeck United face a fight to keep defender Jackson amid Tigers interest

Pinchbeck United are hopeful of hanging on to key defender Nick Jackson amid interest from South Holland rivals Holbeach United. Jackson, who has yet to play this season due to getting married and then having minor surgery on his elbow, is the subject of a seven-day notice of approach from the Tigers. Knights player/boss Ian Dunn has waived the need ...

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Spot-on North ensures that Spalding United’s perfect league start goes south

Lincoln United 1 Spalding United 0 Spalding United slipped to their first BetVictor NPL South East Division of the season on Bank Holiday Monday. A second-half penalty from Daniel North (77) fired Lincoln United to a 1-0 home success over the Tulips, who had previously boasted a 100 per cent record in the league. The Tulips had the better of ...

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Hussey rues mistakes and potential red card as Corby dump Holbeach United out of FA Cup

Corby Town 4 Holbeach United 0 Depleted Holbeach United suffered a hefty 4-0 loss at Corby Town on Saturday as their interest in the Emirates FA Cup ended for another season. Stephen Diggin (26 & 35) gave the higher graded Steelmen a nice early cushion, before Elliot Sandy made it 3-0 on 48 minutes. Ex-Tiger Jake Duffy rounded off the ...

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PDFL round-up: Surprise cup exit for Moulton after shoot-out defeat

Moulton Harrox were knocked out of the PFA Senior Cup by ChromaSport PDFL Premier Division rivals Peterborough Polonia on Saturday. Finalists last season, Harrox were held to a 2-2 draw by their hosts after extra time – but lost the penalty shoot-out 4-3. Two goals from defender Ashley Coddington weren’t enough for Kev Nottingham’s side, who also had substitute Luke ...

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Boss Easton disappointed by referee as Spalding United lose FA Cup cracker

Spalding United 2 Dereham Town 4 Matt Easton rued two poor refereeing decisions as his Spalding United side were dumped out of the Emirates FA Cup 4-2 by Dereham Town on Saturday. In a preliminary round clash that was that was packed full of excitement and drama, the Tulips led 1-0 at half-time thanks to Kegan Everington’s strike direct from ...

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Saturday football: FA Cup exits for Spalding United and Holbeach United

South Holland’s interest in the Emirates FA Cup is over for another season after both Spalding United and Holbeach United were knocked out of the competition on Saturday. The Tulips suffered a somewhat controversial 4-2 home defeat against Dereham Town in the preliminary round, while the Tigers were soundly beaten 4-0 at higher-graded Corby Town. Starting with Spalding, they led ...

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Easton: FA Cup run is an important objective for Spalding United this year

Matt Easton is determined to improve Spalding United’s recent poor form in the Emirates FA Cup. The Tulips host Isthmian League North Division side Dereham Town at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field on Saturday (3pm) as they bid to mount a decent run in the competition for the first time in recent memory. Boss Easton feels that going on ...

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Hussey wants Holbeach United to show some steel ahead of tough Corby clash

Bullish boss Danny Hussey insists that he and his Holbeach United side are bang up for their Emirates FA Cup clash at higher-graded Corby Town on Saturday (3pm). The Tigers are underdogs for the Preliminary Round showdown with the BetVictor Southern Central Division based Steelmen at Steel Park, which will net the winner £2,890 (losers £960) of FA prize money. ...

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Lockie at the double as Holbeach United earn derby draw with Deeping

Holbeach United 2 Deeping Rangers 2 Jonny Lockie struck twice against his former club as Holbeach United drew 2-2 with rivals Deeping Rangers on Wednesday night. Dan Jarvis fired Deeping ahead early on, but two Lockie efforts put the Tigers 2-1 ahead at half time in the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division derby at Carter’s Park. However, the Clarets levelled through ...

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Quick-fire second-half strikes secure another victory for unbeaten Spalding United

Spalding United 2 Loughborough Dynamo 0 Two goals in three second-half minutes gave Spalding United an eye-catching 2-0 win over Loughborough Dynamo on Tuesday night – and kept their flawless start to the new season going. After a goalless first period at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field, Ben Richards (49) and Scott Floyd (52) netted to settle the BetVictor ...

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Spencer’s sending off sours Hussey’s mood despite Holbeach United victory

Anstey Nomads 0 Holbeach United 2 Danny Hussey was happy enough with Holbeach United’s 2-0 triumph at Anstey Nomads on Saturday – but admits that a red card to skipper Spencer Tinkler soured his mood. Strikes in either half from Josh Ford (penalty) and Jonny Lockie made it two Uhlsport UCL Premier Division wins on the trot for the Tigers ...

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Easton talks up Jackson impact as Spalding United make the perfect start

Sutton Coldfield Town 0 Spalding United 2 Spalding United got their BetVictor Northern Premier South East League campaign off to a glorious start with an impressive victory at Coles Lane on Saturday. A superb opening day performance of neat passing and attacking football on a 3G pitch proved too much for the home side and the Tulips’ margin of victory ...

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