Football

Dunn admits Pinchbeck United couldn’t have done much more in derby draw

Pinchbeck United 1 Boston Town 1 Frustrated player/boss Ian Dunn admitted that it was just “one of those days” for his Pinchbeck United side as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Boston Town on Saturday. A stunning strike from Liam Tunstall gave Town an early lead in the Future Lions UCL Premier Division clash, only for Nick Jackson ...

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Saturday football: Smith stunner seals Tigers win, Pinchbeck held in derby and Tulips beaten

A dramatic late strike from Billy Smith gave Holbeach United a 2-1 win over Wellingborough Town in Danny Hussey’s first game as boss on Saturday, while Pinchbeck United were held 1-1 by Boston Town and Spalding United lost 2-1 at Sheffield FC. Starting at Carter’s Park, the Tigers came from behind to register victory in Hussey’s Future Lions UCL Premier ...

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Easton: Spalding United won’t shy away from the relegation dogfight

Matt Easton accepts that Spalding United are in a relegation dogfight in Evo-Stik NPL Division One East – but feels they’ve got more than enough quality to escape the drop. The Tulips suffered successive festive defeats against Cleethorpes Town (2-1), Brighouse Town (3-1) and Wisbech Town (2-1) ahead of not playing last weekend – and have slipped back into the ...

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Dunn gunning for glory ahead of Pinchbeck United’s derby with Boston Town

Pinchbeck United player/boss Ian Dunn admits that Saturday’s showdown with Boston Town is one the fixtures he looked out for at the start of the season. A former manager of the Poachers, Dunn’s Pinchbeck drew the reverse fixture 1-1 back in August in what was their first-ever away game in the Future Lions UCL Premier Division. The Knights had two ...

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Former favourite Hussey unveiled as new manager of Holbeach United

Danny Hussey is looking forward to his first role as a manager after being announced as the new number one of Holbeach United. The former Spalding United and Stamford assistant boss accepted an offer to replace Seb Hayes as Tigers chief on Tuesday and was unveiled at Carter’s Park on Wednesday night. Hussey, a leading defender for many years on ...

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Caretaker Cole admits that he’s not yet ready for the top job as Holbeach United close on new boss

Caretaker manager Tim Cole has spoken of his pride at getting the chance to manage Holbeach United as the club’s bid to appoint a new boss continues to gather pace. Cole and fellow Holbeach stalwart Adam Jackson took joint charge of the Tigers in last Saturday’s 2-0 victory at Harborough Town – and could yet get the chance to manage ...

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Sunday football: Gr-eight start to year for leaders Jubilee

Spalding and District Sunday League leaders Jubilee returned to action with a bang at the weekend as they thrashed FC Kirton 8-1. Ryan Wheeler was their star man with a hat-trick at Monkshouse Lane Playing Field, with Steve Sinfield (2), Jake Cawthorne, Robbie Relf and Leigh Boekestyn also getting in on the act. Nicholas Kirkland hit back, but Jubilee eased ...

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PDFL round-up: Tough day for top tier quartet with wins in short supply

It was a day of defeats for South Holland sides in the ChromaSport PDFL Premier Division on Saturday. Long Sutton Athletic were on the receiving end of the biggest beating, going down 5-1 at ICA Sports. Brad Murrell bagged for the Magpies, but Sports ran riot in the second half with four of their five goals coming from substitutes. Also ...

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Goals galore as Moulton Harrox crush title rivals Thorney in PFA Senior Cup

Three players helped themselves to doubles as Moulton Harrox thrashed fellow ChromaSport PDFL Premier Division high-fliers Thorney 7-0 in the PFA Senior Cup on Saturday. Tom Panton, Joe Townsend and Marcus Parry each netted twice, with Declan Earth getting the other in a dominant display from Kev Nottingham’s side at Campbell Drive. Harrox – who are joined in the semi-finals ...

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Pinchbeck United seven unbeaten in league after comeback victory at Rothwell

Rothwell Corinthians 2 Pinchbeck United 3 Player/boss Ian Dunn admitted that he was happy to escape a “horrible game” at Rothwell Corinthians with all three points on Saturday. The Knights remain in third place in the Future Lions UCL Premier Division after a hard-fought 3-2 success at Seargents Lawn – but it was far from routine. All looked to be ...

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Stellar first half steers Holbeach United to impressive win at Harborough

Harborough Town 0 Holbeach United 2 Holbeach United began life after Seb Hayes with an impressive 2-0 victory at Harborough Town on Saturday. An impressive first-half showing at The HTFC Community Ground saw Spencer Tinkler and Will Bird grab goals that turned out to be enough for all three points for the Tigers. The hosts came back into it after ...

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UCL wins for Pinchbeck and Holbeach

Both Pinchbeck and Holbeach picked up wins in the Future Lions League Premier Division today (Saturday, January 5). Holbeach earned a fine 2-0 win at Harborough Town under the caretaker stewardship of Tim Cole and Adam Jackson after the shock resignation of manager Seb Hayes last week. The win moves them back up to fourth just behind Pinchbeck who were ...

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Spalding United’s centenary plans are out of date

Spalding United’s plans for celebrating the club’s centenary in three years time have been firmly kicked into touch, writes Ray Tucker. Spasmodic conversations had been taking place on how best to celebrate the club’s 100 years of activity. Documentation had shown the club forming in 1921, but recent research revealed the club had missed the birthday boat by quite a ...

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Hayes resigns as Holbeach United manager

Seb Hayes has resigned as the manager of Holbeach United. It’s been a miserable Christmas for the Tigers who failed to score and only picked up one point from their three Future Lions United Counties League Premier Division games. Holbeach lost 1-0 to a 94th minute goal from Deeping Rangers on Saturday which followed a 0-0 draw with Pinchbeck United ...

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Miserable Christmas leaves Tulips in trouble

Spalding United manager Matt Easton remains upbeat despite three defeats over Christmas having plunged the Tulips back in to the Evo-Stik East relegation dog fight. United went into the Christmas period in good form following back-to-back wins, but they suffered three consecutive defeats over the festive period. New Year’s Day’s 2-1 loss to a Wisbech Town side who began the ...

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Two strikers added to Knights’ options

It’s been an excellent Christmas for Pinchbeck United who are third in the Future Lions United Counties League Premier Division after picking up seven points from a possible nine. A 4-1 win at Sleaford Town on Saturday was backed up by a 0-0 draw with previously third placed Holbeach United and a 4-1 win at Deeping Rangers. Manager Ian Dunn ...

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New Year starts with a home defeat for Spalding

Evo-Stik East Division Spalding United 1 Wisbech Town 2 It was not the start to the New Year Spalding United wanted as they lost to a Wisbech side who began 2019 second from bottom in the Evo-Stik East. A defensive horror show which saw Conor Marshall put through his own net in the 62nd minute proved decisive with the Tulips ...

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Tulips’ Boxing Day away day blues

EvoStik East Brighouse Town 3 Spalding United 1 Holiday fixtures, particularly those around Christmas are traditionally all about local derby games, writes Ray Tucker, but the Tulips’ activity on Boxing Day involved a journey of 238 miles. But four hours on congested motorways into the West Riding of Yorkshire was rewarded with a 3-1 defeat to second placed and promotion ...

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Winning run brought to an end in dramatic late drama

Evo-Stik East Spalding United 1 Cleethorpes Town 2 A late goal completely out of the blue denied the Tulips a share of the NPL EvoStik East Division points on December 22 to end an excellent run, writes Ray Tucker. The game, keenly contested throughout seemed destined to end all square. But it all changed with ten minutes remaining when The ...

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New boys both net as Knights slay Sleaford

Futre Lions Counties League Sleaford Town 1 Pinchbeck United 4 Pinchbeck United’s Christmas striking arrivals both netted on their full debuts in a fine Future Lions Counties League Premier Division win at Sleaford Town. The Knights crowned a fantastic festive period with a super 4-1 win, with Harry Limb and Jack Smith among the scorers. United started well and soon ...

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