Football

Footballers give vandals a kicking

Community football club Spalding United Youth have had fantastic support after vandals caused hundreds of pounds of damage to their main West Pinchbeck pitch causing some games to not go ahead. But an online appeal to raise £500 to cover the costs of the damage found at the Leaveslake Drove ground on Saturday hit its target in just hours. The ...

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Sunday football: Sutton St James secure first leg of potential treble with Shield win

It was trophy time for Sutton St James on Sunday as they got their hands on the John Chappell Shield. A double from Joseph Sutton secured a 2-0 victory over Fosdyke in the Spalding and District Sunday League competition at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field. The victory is the first of a potential treble for St James, who are ...

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PDFL round-up: Tydd fire four against Netherton in big finale to seal a top ten finish

Tydd rounded off their first-ever season in the ChromaSport PDFL Premier Division with an impressive 4-2 home success over last year’s champions Netherton United. The victory ensures that Tydd will finish in the top ten of the league’s top tier, which is a solid return for the South Holland side with 13 wins and five draws from their 30 games. ...

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New system does the trick as Pinchbeck United close in on fourth place with victory

Leicester Nirvana 1 Pinchbeck United 3 Pinchbeck United strengthened their grip on fourth place in the Future Lions UCL Premier Division with an impressive 3-1 victory at Leicester Nirvana on Saturday. Despite falling behind to Shaquille Master’s 34th-minute strike at Hamilton Park, second-half goals from Ollie Maltby (50), Charlie West (73) and Alex Beck (90) fired the Knights to all ...

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Individual errors costly as depleted Holbeach United are beaten by late goals

Holbeach United 0 Rugby Town 2 Boss Danny Hussey bemoaned two more individual errors as his Holbeach United side slipped to a 2-0 home defeat against Rugby Town on Saturday. Two late goals from Charlie Evans (77 and 88) at Carter’s Park sentenced the Tigers to their fifth defeat in their last six games and stretched their winless run beyond ...

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Saturday football: Pinchbeck United close on fourth place with Nirvana win, another defeat for Holbeach United

Pinchbeck United won 3-1 at Leicester Nirvana in the Future Lions UCL Premier Division on Saturday, while Holbeach United’s poor run of results continued with a 2-0 home reverse against Rugby Town. The Knights are now six points clear in fourth place, having come from behind to earn an impressive success at a Nirvana side who are notoriously strong at ...

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Spalding United soundly beaten by Loughborough as relegation fears grow

Spalding United 0 Loughborough Dynamo 2 Two early goals sentenced Spalding United to a disappointing 2-0 loss against Loughborough Dynamo on Saturday – leaving their future in Evo-Stik NPL East Division on a knife-edge with three games left to play. Strikes from Luke Foster (7) and Alex Steadman (9) were all Dynamo needed at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field, ...

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Easton: Spalding United ‘must not lose’ their crucial Loughborough Dynamo duel

Matt Easton admits that Spalding United simply can’t afford to lose Saturday’s home game against Loughborough Dynamo on Saturday (3pm). The 18th-placed Tulips are teetering just three points above the drop zone in Evo-Stik NPL East Division after last weekend’s 1-1 draw at Pickering Town. Relegation rivals Carlton Town have a game in hand on the Tulips and have a ...

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Pinchbeck United bidding to get back on track in race for fourth and fend off rivals

Pinchbeck United player/boss Ian Dunn reckons that his side have a fight on their hands if they are to achieve their goal of finishing in the top four of the Future Lions UCL Premier Division. Last weekend’s 2-1 home loss against Newport Pagnell Town allowed in-form Cogenhoe United to move within three points of the Knights, who currently sit fourth. ...

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Bullish boss Hussey believes Holbeach United will soon turn their poor form around

Danny Hussey is adamant that Holbeach United’s luck has to change ahead of Saturday’s Carter’s Park clash with Rugby Town (3pm). The Tigers have slipped from fourth to sixth in the Future Lions UCL Premier Division table after a run of five games without a win, with four of them being defeats. Third-placed Rugby are also on a winless run ...

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Seven-up Moulton Harrox celebrate PDFL Premier Division title in typical fashion

Moulton Harrox rounded off their title winning league campaign in the ChromaSport PDFL Premier Division with a 7-0 win over ICA Sports on Saturday. Doubles from Danny Lambe-Hyner, Joe Townsend and Marcus Parry secured the big win at Broad Lane, while Declan Earth chipped in with a goal too. Kev Nottingham’s side finish with 24 wins and only two losses ...

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Dunn fumes as assistant referee’s key calls go against beaten Pinchbeck United

Pinchbeck United 1 Newport Pagnell Town 2 Ian Dunn was left fuming by two “atrocious” decisions on Saturday as his Pinchbeck United side suffered a 2-1 home defeat against Newport Pagnell Town. The Knights had gone ahead through a sensational left-footed half-volley from Jordan Nuttell on just three minutes of the Future Lions UCL Premier Division clash at the Sir ...

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Hussey rues Emery’s escape as Holbeach United are edged out by champions-elect

Holbeach United 1 Daventry Town 2 Holbeach United were unfortunate to lose 2-1 at home to Future Lions UCL Premier Division champions-elect Daventry Town on Saturday. All looked to be going well for the Tigers at Carter’s Park when Will Bird slotted them ahead on 13 minutes, but a second-half fightback edged Daventry closer to the title. Luke Emery, who ...

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Easton refuses to be downbeat after late strike denies Spalding United a potentially key victory

Pickering Town 1 Spalding United 1 A super strike by Spalding United skipper Leon Mettam secured a precious point in their bid for survival in Evo-Stik NPL East Division on Saturday – but it could have been so much more. In a tense encounter at relegation rivals Pickering Town, with points at a premium for both teams, Mettam broke the ...

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Saturday round-up: Spalding United denied key win, Pinchbeck United and Holbeach United lose at home

Spalding United were denied a huge victory by a last-minute goal at Pickering Town on Saturday, while both Pinchbeck United and Holbeach United suffered 2-1 defeats at home. Starting with the Tulips, they looked set for a huge Evo-Stik NPL East Division victory at relegation rivals Pickering Town when Leon Mettam fired them ahead with a curling finish on the ...

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Hussey makes a case for the defence as Holbeach United prepare for Daventry test

Boss Danny Hussey wants to see Holbeach United rediscover their defensive mettle this weekend. The Tigers, who haven’t won in four games, have a big home date with table-topping Daventry Town on Saturday (3pm). Any victory would help out Lincolnshire rivals Deeping Rangers, who are six points behind the long-term leaders in the race for the Future Lions UCL Premier ...

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Welcome return for Easton as Spalding United eye pivotal points at Pickering

Matt Easton hopes to return to the Spalding United fold in some capacity this weekend as their bid for survival in Evo-Stik NPL East Division continues. The Tulips make the trip to relegation rivals Pickering Town (3pm) this weekend in the precarious position of 18th, two points clear of the drop zone having played a game more than Carlton Town ...

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Dunn: Manager of month prize shows progress being made at Pinchbeck United

Proud Pinchbeck United player/boss Ian Dunn feels that his Future Lions UCL Premier Division manager of the month award for March shows how far the club have come. Dunn was named the league’s top boss for last month after going unbeaten in six games, winning three home games and drawing three testing away trips. It’s the first time he’s claimed ...

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Spalding walkers’ mixed bag of results against Wisbech Spitfires

Spalding and District Walking Football Club picked up three wins as they took on Wisbech Spitfires at Glen Park, Surfleet. They had a superb start to the first game scoring twice within the first few minutes but were quickly pegged back by the visitors, who went on to score four rapid goals. A late third goal from Spalding led to ...

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Hussey reads riot act as Holbeach United slump to Oadby defeat

Oadby Town 3 Holbeach United 1 Disillusioned Holbeach United boss Danny Hussey ripped into his side after seeing them humbled 3-1 at Oadby Town on Tuesday night. The Tigers were soundly beaten by their Leicestershire hosts at Freeway Park despite a consolation goal from Spencer Tinkler, as their hopes of a top four finish in the Future Lions UCL Premier ...

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