Football

Shipley strikes back but Knights are held

A Chris Shipley goal continued Pinchbeck United’s unbeaten run at Peterborough Northern Star on Tuesday night, but the Knights were frustrated in their bid for the three points. It was a lacklustre showing in the first half from Pinchbeck and they fell behind just after the half hour mark. Ricky Lovelace had no chance when Tom Mann curled home a ...

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Knights held by dogged Eynesbury

Future Sports United Counties League Eynesbury Rovers 2 Pinchbeck United 2 Pinchbeck United were held to a draw by 10-man Eynesbury Rovers in the Future Spots United Counties League Premier Division on Saturday. The Knights were a goal and man up as they bid to finish fourth in their first season at this level. But they had to settle for ...

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Saturday football: Tulips lose key clash, draws for Tigers and Pinchbeck, Moulton Harrox clinch PDFL title

Spalding United were beaten 1-0 by relegation rivals Stocksbridge Park Steels on Saturday, while both Holbeach United and Pinchbeck United were held to draws in the Future Lions UCL Premier Division. Starting with the Tulips, they slipped up 1-0 in their Evo-Stik NPL East Division “six-pointer” against Steels after a late strike from Morris – assisted by former favourite Jordan ...

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Dunn impressed as red-hot Pinchbeck United finally find their best form

Positive Pinchbeck United player/boss Ian Dunn believes that his side are now showing what they are truly capable of in the Future Lions UCL Premier Division. The Knights, who have achieved back-to-back promotions from the ChromaSport PDFL Premier Division and UCL Division One, are in the race for a top four finish in their first-ever season at Step Five of ...

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Hussey: My Holbeach United honeymoon period is now over

Danny Hussey has vowed to ring the changes this weekend after declaring his honeymoon period as Holbeach United boss over. The Tigers were humbled 3-0 at home against Newport Pagnell Town on Saturday  – and Hussey admits that he saw the first Future Lions UCL Premier Division defeat of his tenure coming. Despite seeing his side reach the UCL Knockout ...

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Don-Duncan insists that spirits are still high at Spalding United ahead of ‘six-pointer’

Spalding United welcome one of their chief relegation rivals to the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field on Saturday. Stocksbridge Park Steels, who are just a point clear of the 18th-placed Tulips in 15th, picked up a crucial 3-2 success over basement side Gresley on Tuesday night. The race for survival is likely to go to the wire this season, with ...

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Impressive first fixture for Spalding’s walking footballers

Spalding and District Walking Football Club have been invited to play in a host of matches and tournaments across the East of England over the next few months. The team, who have been running since the beginning of 2018, train twice weekly with their coach Holly Barrett from Give It Some Fizz – Fitness, Sports and Education. Last weekend saw ...

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PDFL round-up: Moulton Harrox smash nine to close in on the Premier Division title

A whopping 9-2 win over Langtoft United moved Moulton Harrox to within a whisker of the ChromaSport PDFL Premier Division title on Saturday. Goals from Danny Maddison (3), Joe Townsend (3), Marcus Parry (2) and Danny Lambe-Hyner at Broad Lane put Harrox in an almost unassailable lead, with Thorney now the only side able to stop them. That would, however, ...

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Dunn salutes ‘best performance’ as Maltby stunner caps great Pinchbeck United win

Pinchbeck United 7 N’Hampton ON Chenecks 0 Ollie Maltby scored an outrageous long-range goal as Pinchbeck United romped to a super 7-0 success over ON Chenecks on Saturday. Top scorer Maltby was the star of the show in the Future Lions UCL Premier Division clash at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field as he netted a hat-trick – including a ...

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Newport Pagnell hand Hussey his first league loss as Holbeach United manager

Holbeach United 0 Newport Pagnell 3 Disappointed boss Danny Hussey admitted that his Holbeach United side were bettered in every department on Saturday as Newport Pagnell Town handed them a 3-0 home reverse. First-half goals from Michael Lyons (10) and Dom Lawless (penalty 28) gave the Swans a 2-0 lead at the break, before Josh Winters rounded off the win ...

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Impressive Duggan show can’t prevent heavy Spalding United defeat

Tadcaster Albion 3 Spalding United 0 After another goalless first half Spalding United were once again put to the sword by promotion-seeking Tadcaster Albion at the i2i Stadium on Saturday. Two weeks earlier, again in the north East, the Tulips had shared equal footing with Evo-Stik NPL East Division leaders Morpeth Town until the hour mark – but ultimately suffered ...

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Saturday football: Magic Maltby inspires seven-up Pinchbeck, Tigers tamed by Swans and Tulips tumble at Tadcaster

Ollie Maltby scored a wonder goal as Pinchbeck United romped to a 7-0 success over Northampton ON Chenecks on Saturday, but Holbeach United suffered a 3-0 home reverse against Newport Pagnell Town and Spalding United were beaten 3-0 at Tadcaster Albion. Starting in the Future Lions UCL Premier Division, Pinchbeck were the big winners of the day with an emphatic ...

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Returning Acar can be Spalding United’s key man in bid to avoid drop

Talented winger Jenk Acar has been backed to lead Spalding United to safety ahead of his long-awaited return to the starting line-up this weekend. Tulips chief Matt Easton considers Acar to be his best attacking threat and admits that he’s been badly missed over the past three months. Easton confirmed that Acar will start in Saturday’s tough-looking trip to Evo-Stik ...

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Holbeach United boss Hussey expected a tough battle with “impressive” Newport Pagnell

Holbeach United go into Saturday’s tough-looking Future Lions UCL Premier Division clash with Newport Pagnell Town (3pm) in a confident mood. The fourth-placed Tigers booked their place in the Knockout Cup final with a 2-0 win over Leicester Nirvana on Wednesday, but now turn their attentions to another Carter’s Park fixture this weekend. Boss Danny Hussey scouted eighth-placed Pagnell in ...

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Star washout not the worst news for Pinchbeck United after busy run of games

Player/boss Ian Dunn admits that he was relieved that Tuesday night’s fixture at Peterborough Northern Star was postponed. The Knights saw their Future Lions UCL Premier Division clash at the Branch Bros Stadium called off due to the heavy rain in Peterborough causing the pitch to be waterlogged. Dunn had a host of first team players either unavailable or carrying ...

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Holbeach United book Knockout Cup final place after Nirvana success

Holbeach United 2 Leicester Nirvana 0 Holbeach United have reached the final of the Future Lions UCL Knockout Cup after a 2-0 win over Leicester Nirvana at Carter’s Park on Wednesday night The Tigers, fourth in the UCL Premier Division table, were hot favourites to progress against a Nirvana side that hadn’t won since January – and so it proved ...

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Sunday football round-up: Trio of trebles in huge Kirton Town victory

An amazing three hat-tricks were scored in the same game as Kirton Town crushed Mulberry 11-5 in a goal-crazy Spalding and District Sunday League clash at the weekend. Third-placed Kirton moved to within a point of the leaders with the huge win, as Ashley Davis (3), Sam Reed (3), Josh Dunworth (2), Matt Tyrrell (2) and Ashley English all found ...

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PDFL round-up: Rivals Tydd and Long Sutton battle out an exciting derby draw

The spoils were shared in Saturday’s ChromaSport PDFL Premier Division derby between rivals Tydd and Long Sutton Athletic at the Fenland Stadium. The free-scoring Jake Clitheroe bagged a double for Tydd, but his heroics were cancelled out by strikes from Connor Bell and Brandon England for the Magpies. The draw keeps Sutton 14th, while Tydd are eighth. In Division One, ...

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Dunn “gutted” as Pinchbeck United are denied impressive win by late penalty

Rugby Town 1 Pinchbeck United 1 An injury-time penalty left Pinchbeck United “gutted” on Saturday as they were denied a memorable win at Rugby Town. The Knights led at half-time thanks to an Ollie Maltby finish from a Lee Beeson corner, but Edwin Ahenkorah’s penalty deep into injury time pinched a point for the hosts in the Future Lions UCL ...

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Saturday football: Injury-time penalty denies Pinchbeck a big win, Tigers game off after Oadby fold

A 94th-minute penalty denied Pinchbeck United a memorable win at Rugby Town on Saturday, while Holbeach United were left without a game due to opponents Oadby Town folding on Friday. Starting with Pinchbeck, they looked set for a massive Future Lions UCL Premier Division victory at Rugby but were ultimately frustrated in a 1-1 draw. The Knights led at half-time ...

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