Football

Run of three home games on the spin offers Pinchbeck United manager Crozier hope of a win

A run of three home games in a week has Pinchbeck United boss Tom Crozier gunning for points. The Knights, who are still without an Uhlsport UCL Premier Division win following Saturday’s 3-1 reverse at Northampton ON Chenecks, kick off the triple-header with a Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field showdown against 11th-placed Cogenhoe United on Saturday (3pm). Deeping Rangers then ...

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Boston walkers hand newly-formed South Lincs Steelers a pair of derby defeats

Newly-formed South Lincs Steelers Walking FC suffered two narrow friendly defeats against Peterborough and District over-50s champions Boston United Community last week. The first match was played by the over-45 team. This was a highly competitive game which was at 0-0 for over three quarters of the game until the Spalding-based Steelers were awarded a penalty, which James Scaife tucked ...

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Harrox bidding to keep flawless run going against basement boys after Ash’s Eye-catching winner

Moulton Harrox 2 Eye United 1 Ash Coddington’s injury-time goal kept Moulton Harrox’s perfect start to the new ChromaSport PDFL Premier Division season going on Saturday. After Samuel Duffy scrambled Eye United into a 1-0 half-time lead, skipper Billy King (70) blasted Moulton level from 25 yards before Coddington nodded home the winner from a free-kick. Assistant boss Bobby Patterson ...

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PDFL round-up: Win of Dreams for Sutton Bridge, Crowland up to fourth place

Rampant Sutton Bridge United boast a three-point lead at the top of ChromaSport PDFL Division Five after thrashing Dreams Reserves 11-1 on Saturday. Kurt Scott starred with five of the goals at Memorial Park, while Ben English, Joseph Sutton and Ben Thompson all netted twice. Holbeach Bank conceded double figures in the same division as they went down 11-4 at ...

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Plenty of interest in top job at Spalding United as decision on new boss draws closer

Spalding United CEO Leigh Porter has revealed that the club’s search for a new manager is entering a critical phase. The Tulips have been without a permanent manager since Lewis Thorogood resigned last week, with assistant boss Neal Spafford and former Peterborough United defender Gaby Zakuani stepping up as caretakers. Porter, who revealed that Spalding have received as many as ...

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Barnes left feeling aggrieved as Holbeach United are forced to settle for a point at Wellingborough

Wellingborough Town 2Holbeach United 2 Another red card proved costly for Holbeach United on Tuesday night as they drew 2-2 at Wellingborough Town. The Tigers looked set for another Uhlsport UCL Premier Division win when Alex Lowery put a Josh Ford cross into his own net (18) and Jordan Elston rifled home a superb second (45) to put them 2-0 ...

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Crozier rues Pinchbeck United’s game management as winless run continues

ON Chenecks 3 Pinchbeck United 1 Pinchbeck United are still searching for their first win of the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division season after slipping to a 3-1 defeat at Northampton ON Chenecks on Saturday. The Knights, who are one of three teams yet to register a victory so far, fell 1-0 down when Lewis Irwin buried a hotly-disputed penalty on ...

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Spalding United’s FA Trophy hopes are put to Bed by ex-Peterborough United ace

Spalding United 0 Bedford Town 1 It’s now five defeats on the bounce for Spalding United after Bedford Town knocked them out of the FA Trophy on Saturday. A goal from former Peterborough United ace Jermaine Rene-Howe seven minutes before the break was enough to settle the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field contest. SKIPPER: Michael Duggan saves. Photos by MARK ...

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Barnes full of pride as Elston double powers an impressive Holbeach United comeback

Holbeach United 2 Loughborough University 1 Phil Barnes saluted Holbeach United’s best win of the season so far as they came from behind to beat much-fancied Loughborough University 2-1 at Carter’s Park on Saturday. Jordan Elston’s first two senior goals for the Tigers on 55 and 72 minutes wiped out Kieran Smith’s first-half opener (18) to secure a win against ...

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Saturday football: Elston double earns ten-man Tigers a huge win, Tulips and Pinchbeck beaten again

Jordan Elston struck twice to give Holbeach United an impressive 2-1 win over Loughborough University on Saturday, while Spalding United were knocked out of the FA Trophy by Bedford Town and Pinchbeck United suffered another league loss. Starting with Holbeach, they looked to up against it in their Uhlsport UCL Premier Division clash when Kieran Smith fired slick visitors Loughborough ...

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Barnes hopeful Holbeach United will have learned a lesson ahead of Loughborough Uni test

Phil Barnes wants Holbeach United to exact a measure of revenge against bogey side Loughborough University on Saturday (3pm). The Tigers play host to a side that have scored five goals on each of their past two visits to Carter’s Park, including a 5-1 victory in the FA Vase last month. Barnes admits that his team had something of an ...

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Crozier calls for Pinchbeck United to bounce back from Sleaford loss and secure first win

Pinchbeck United manager Tom Crozier wants to see a “big reaction” from his team as they go in search of a first Uhlsport UCL Premier Division win of the season. The Knights are one of four teams yet to win a league game this season and suffered a disappointing 3-2 loss at fellow strugglers Sleaford Town last weekend. Saturday’s hosts ...

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Sunday football round-up: Fosdyke and South Holland make Lincs Sunday Cup progress

Only two Spalding and District Sunday League sides managed to progress in the Lincs Sunday Cup over the weekend. Table-toppers Fosdyke Sunday and ninth-placed South Holland United are both in the hat for the next round after clinching comfortable wins. A double from the in-form Travis Portas and a further effort from Charlie Pugh steered Fosdyke to a 3-0 success ...

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King at the treble as seven-up Moulton Harrox get their Lincs Cup run off to a flier at Kirton

Kirton Town 2Moulton Harrox 7 Skipper Billy King helped himself to hat-trick as Moulton Harrox eased to a 7-2 victory over hosts Kirton Town in the Lincs Junior Cup on Saturday. The midfielder netted two first-half penalties as Harrox led 3-1 at the break, before a long-range cross-shot completed his treble at Graves Park. Joe Townsend (2), Ashley Coddington and ...

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PDFL round-up: Duo hit doubles as Holbeach United Reserves smash Oakham for six

Red-hot Holbeach United Reserves continued their unbeaten start to the ChromaSport PDFL Premier Division season with a 6-1 victory over Oakham United. Jordan Keeble and Fenn Storey both bagged doubles at Carter’s Park, while Josh Balding and Tom Coote also got in on the act. The Tigers sit fourth after six games, six points behind flawless leaders Stilton United. Staying ...

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Comfortable derby win as Holbeach United put Sleaford to the sword

Holbeach United 3 Sleaford Town 0 Holbeach United cruised to a 3-0 derby win over Sleaford Town on Wednesday night. First-half goals from Michael Frew and Joe Smith put the Tigers in a commanding position at the break, before Josh Ford’s penalty made it three late on. The victory is a third from seven Uhlsport UCL Premier Division games so ...

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Zakuani in the dugout as Spalding United’s losing run reaches four after Cleethorpes Town defeat

Cleethorpes Town 3Spalding United 1 Former Peterborough United legend Gabriel Zakuani was in the Spalding United dugout as they suffered a 3-1 defeat at Cleethorpes Town on Tuesday night. It’s now four Pitching In NPL South East Division defeats on the spin for the Tulips, who were shot down by goals from Scott Vernon (26), Josh Venney (48) and Ross ...

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Crozier disappointed by red card as ten-man Pinchbeck United lose crunch clash

Sleaford Town 3Pinchbeck United 2 A controversial red card and the lack of a recognised keeper proved key as Pinchbeck United lost 3-2 at Sleaford Town on Saturday. Sam Jackson (2) and Wez Greenwood scored for the hosts at Eslaforde Park as Tom Crozier’s Knights slipped down to 18th in the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division table. Kevin Annan and new ...

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Spafford and former Peterborough United legend Zakuani take temporary charge of Spalding United

Spalding United have confirmed that their caretaker management team for Tuesday night’s game at Cleethorpes Town will include former Peterborough United legend Gabriel Zakuani. The former DR Congo international defender will join assistant manager Neal Spafford in the dugout for the Lincolnshire derby in the wake of Lewis Thorogood’s resignation as boss on Monday. The recently retired Zakuani began his ...

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Thorogood leaves role as Spalding United manager after nearly a year in charge

Spalding United are looking for a new manager after Lewis Thorogood’s surprise resignation on Monday morning. The Tulips chief has opted to leave his role after nearly a year in charge and 13 months as assistant boss to Matt Easton beforehand. After winning their first two Pitching In NPL South East Division games of the season, Saturday’s 3-1 home defeat ...

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