Football

Late Watt strike hands Spalding United a derby defeat on final day

LINCOLN UTD 1 SPALDING UTD 0 Spalding United completed their Evo-Stik NPL First Division South season with a 1-0 defeat at county rivals Lincoln United on Saturday. Phil Watt’s header from a corner nine minutes from time secured all three points for the hosts at the Sun Hat Villas Stadium, but they missed out on the play-offs. The Tulips, who ...

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Saturday football: Ten-man Tigers stun Pagnell, depleted Pinchbeck win again, Tulips lose on final day

Holbeach United and Pinchbeck United both picked up impressive wins on Saturday, while Spalding United closed out their season with a derby defeat. Starting with Holbeach, they produced a stirring showing to defeat title-chasing Newport Pagnell Town 2-1 in the ChromaSport PDFL Premier Division. Charley Sanders (5) fired the Tigers ahead early on at Carter’s Park, but was sent off ...

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Boss Hayes feels Holbeach United’s season can still be a great one

Bullish boss Seb Hayes insists that the next few days will determine whether Holbeach United’s season will be remembered as a good one…or a great one. Having lost 1-0 to Chromasport UCL Premier Division title hopefuls Wisbech Town on Wednesday night, the Tigers host championship-chasing Newport Pagnell on Saturday (3pm) before making the trip to Lincoln United for the Lincs ...

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‘Favourites’ Moulton Harrox eye fifth Lincs Junior Cup title ahead of Coningsby clash

Moulton Harrox are bidding to lift the Lincs FA Junior Cup for a fifth time tonight (Friday). ChromaSport PDFL Premier Division side Harrox, who are appearing in their ninth county final and won in 1996, 1997, 2005 and 2013, take on Coningbsy at Skegness Town’s Vertigo Stadium (7.30pm). It’s the first of two finals for Nigel Steadman’s side, who also ...

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‘Pay what you want’ to see Pinchbeck United lift UCL Division One trophy on Tuesday

Champions Pinchbeck United are hoping to attract a bumper crowd for their final home game of the season – by offering fans the chance to pay what they want to enter. The Knights will once again get their hands on the ChromaSport UCL Division One trophy after Tuesday night’s Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field clash with Harrowby United (7.45pm). Entry ...

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Former favourite Stevens strikes to sink Holbeach United in Wisbech derby

Defender Jamie Stevens scored the only goal of the game as Holbeach United suffered a 1-0 derby defeat against Wisbech Town on Wednesday night. Stevens, who is a former Holbeach captain, netted from a corner in the first half at Carter’s Park to settle the showdown. The defeat ends Holbeach’s hopes of winning the ChromaSport UCL Premier Division title, but ...

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Unbeatable Pinchbeck United girls sign off their super season in typical style

Champions Pinchbeck United girls under-15s completed an unbeaten season on Saturday as they beat Comberton under-15s 7-1. The girls kicked off their season with an away win at Holbeach United back in September – and after Saturday’s game they finished with 14 victories and two draws, scoring 73 goals and only conceding eight. Having only formed three years ago, the ...

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Magic McGowan mauls Hungate with seven-goal haul for Pinchbeck United under-16s

Michael McGowan helped himself to a sensational seven-goal haul to inspire Pinchbeck United under-16s to an 8-2 victory over Hungate under-16s. Pinchbeck made the trip knowing that they needed a victory to keep the pressure on in the title race. Pinchbeck started the livelier of the two sides and were rewarded with the first of McGowan’s goals after ten minutes. ...

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Holbeach United’s title tilt all but over after Eynesbury loss but Seb targets Wisbech win

EYNESBURY ROV 1 HOLBEACH UNITED 0 Disappointed Holbeach United boss Seb Hayes admitted that his side got what they deserved on Saturday as they slumped to a 1-0 defeat at Eynesbury Rovers. The Tigers went into the game with a realistic chance of winning the ChromaSport UCL Premier Division title, but the loss leaves them as outsiders in fourth place. ...

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Rawlinson disappointed by Spalding United’s “awful” first-half showing at Sheffield FC

SHEFFIELD FC 5 SPALDING UTD 1 Chris Rawlinson admitted that he was “worried” by what he saw from his Spalding United side in their 5-1 loss at Sheffield FC on Tuesday night. Waide Fairhurst fired the hosts ahead from the penalty spot on 18 minutes as the Tulips made a sloppy start to the Evo-Stik NPL First Division South showdown. ...

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PDFL round-up: Long Sutton are back in the Premier Division…but suffer Tydd tonking

Long Sutton Athletic are celebrating after clinching promotion to the ChromaSport PDFL Premier Division on Saturday. Goals from Connor Bell, Eric Makate, Liam O’Connor and Martin Ward fired the Magpies to a 4-0 success at Netherton United Reserves in Division One and secured Omar Joof’s side a welcome return to the top tier. Tydd St Mary, who also clinched promotion ...

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Tuesday football: Sheffield FC smash five past Spalding United, Pinchbeck pegged back at Irchester

Spalding United were humbled 5-1 at Sheffield FC on Tuesday night, while Pinchbeck United drew 1-1 at Irchester United. Waide Fairhurst fired the hosts ahead from the penalty spot on 18 minutes as the Tulips made a sloppy start to the Evo-Stik NPL First Division South showdown. It was 2-0 when Andy Gascoigne (23) netted a left-footed finish, before Jamie ...

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Grice sets Leek record as ‘flat’ Spalding United suffer defeat in home home finale

Spalding United 1 Leek Town 3 Two landmark goals from Tim Grice helped sentence Spalding United to a 3-1 defeat against Leek Town in their final home game of the Evo-Stik NPL First Division South season on Saturday. All looked to be going to plan for the in-form Tulips when an own goal put them ahead on 18 minutes, but ...

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Saturday football: Holbeach United and Moulton Harrox see their title hopes fade

A defeat at Eynesbury Rovers on Saturday saw Holbeach United’s hopes of winning the ChromaSport UCL Premier Division take a sizeable hit. A first-half goal from Danny Draper sentenced the Tigers to a 1-0 loss at Eynesbury, which means they are now seven points behind leaders Yaxley with just three games left to play. Seb Hayes’ Holbeach (fourth) do host ...

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Holbeach United will be ‘dangerous’ opposition for rivals as title race intensifies

Seb Hayes feels that Holbeach United are a dangerous X-Factor in the ChromaSport UCL Premier Division title race – as they are playing without pressure. The Tigers chief doesn’t rate his high-flying side as title hopefuls, but they do have fixtures against two of the three favourites to win the league coming up. Hayes, who now feels his side have ...

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Football shorts: Big upset in Inter-Services final, Harrox Reserves clinch title, Saints promoted and Sunday Tigers seal a treble

Spalding Town upset the odds to beat Long Sutton Athletic 3-1 in the Spalding Inter-Services Trophy on Saturday. Goals from Robbie Cundy, Kev Childs and Aaron Eyett earned underdogs the win at Carter’s Park, despite red cards for Ricky Dickinson and Ashley Wilson. Billy Oliver hit back from the spot for the Magpies, who were stunned by a side well ...

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Spalding United secure decent draw at Carlton Town

Spalding United extended their unbeaten run to four games with a 0-0 draw at Carlton Town on Wednesday night. After impressive away wins at Gresley, Bedworth and Peterborough Sports the Tulips finished their four-game away stretch with a decent Evo-Stik NPL First Division South point. They are back at home against Leek Town on Saturday (3pm). More to follow.

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Champions! Pinchbeck United clinch title with Thrapston Town draw

Thrapston Town 2 Pinchbeck United 2 Pinchbeck United lifted the ChromaSport UCL Division One title on Tuesday night after getting the point they needed at Thrapston Town. The Knights, who are playing in their first-ever season in the league, celebrated their amazing success after the whistle at Chancery Lane – despite throwing away a 2-0 lead against ten men. Ollie ...

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Spalding United stun high-flying Bedworth with superb away win

BEDWORTH UTD 2 SPALDING UTD 3 For the second time in as many days Spalding United turned in a stellar performance to dent the progress of Bedworth United’s push for promotion from Evo-Stik NPL First Division South. Saturday saw the Tulips repeat the fluent style which earned a tremendous 8-1 victory at Gresley the previous Thursday evening to complete the ...

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Rawlinson ‘over the moon’ as Spalding United win on the road again

PETERBOROUGH SPORTS 0 SPALDING UTD 2 Spalding United’s remarkable run of form continued with a 2-0 derby victory at Peterborough Sports on Monday night. Goals from Danny Brooks (pen 66) and Luke White (90) secured the Tulips their third away Evo-Stik NPL First Division South success on the spin, following victories over Gresley and Bedworth. The victory keeps Spalding on-course ...

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