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Jackson joins Matlock as Spalding United prepare for tricky home test against Alvechurch

Talented striker Jamie Jackson has become the latest player to leave Spalding United after agreeing a move to higher-graded Matlock Town. Boss Chris Rawlinson admits that the striker, who has been one of the Tulips’ brighter players this season, won’t be replaced by a player from outside of the club due to the recent – and well-documented – budget cuts. ...

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Dunn eyes healthy Pinchbeck United lead at Christmas ahead of Melton Town trip

Ian Dunn has challenged his red-hot Pinchbeck United side to keep their amazing form going and build up a commanding lead at the top of the ChromaSport UCL Division One table. The Knights are six points clear of the rest after winning eight games in and row, taking 33 points from the last 36 available, following their victory over Buckingham ...

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Sensational second-half strikes secure second semi-final place for Holbeach United

HARROWBY UTD 0 HOLBEACH UTD 3 Cup kings Holbeach United reached their second semi-final of the season on Tuesday night as they eventually overcame a plucky Harrowby United side 3-0. The Tigers weren’t at the races in the first half of the ChromaSport UCL Cup clash at the Environcom Stadium, but were boosted by a 19th-minute red card awarded to ...

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Reaction pleases Hayes as Holbeach United hit back from derby loss in fine style

HOLBEACH UTD 3 DAVENTRY TOWN 0 Boss Seb Hayes admitted that “he got the response he wanted” as Holbeach United bounced back to beat Daventry Town 3-0 on Saturday. Having lambasted his charges following a 1-0 derby defeat at Boston Town the previous Tuesday, goals from Joe Smith (6 and 44) and Lewis Leckie (85) gave the Tigers an impressive ...

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Late Lockie goal not enough as Spalding United slip to narrow Belper beating

BELPER TOWN 2 SPALDING UTD 1 Spalding United slipped to their fifth successive 2-1 Evo-Stik NPL First Division South defeat on the bounce on Saturday as mid-table rivals Belper Town edged a tight tussle. A late strike from young talent Jonny Lockie wasn’t enough to prevent a 2-1 defeat for the Tulips, who hit the woodwork late on through Lee ...

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Saturday football: Another 2-1 defeat for Tulips, Smith double fires Tigers up to third

Spalding United slipped to a fifth successive 2-1 defeat in Evo-Stik NPL First Division South on Saturday, while Holbeach United bounced back from their midweek derby defeat with a fine 3-0 victory in the ChromaSport UCL Premier Division. Starting with the Tulips, a late strike from young talent Jonny Lockie wasn’t enough to prevent a 2-1 defeat at fellow mid-table ...

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Three-sy does it for in-form Pinchbeck United as they race six points clear

Pinchbeck Utd 3 Buckingham Town 0 Relentless Pinchbeck United extended their lead at the top of ChromaSport UCL Division One to six points with a commanding victory over one of their chief rivals on Saturday. Goals from Josh Smith (18), Ollie Maltby (pen 51) and Liam Ogden (78) inspired the Knights to a 3-0 Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field success ...

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Boss Rawlinson is sure that his struggling Spalding United side will come good

Chris Rawlinson insists that he’s still feeling positive about life at Spalding United despite the mounting problems both on and off the pitch. Saturday’s 2-1 home defeat against struggling Gresley was the Tulips’ fourth loss on the bounce – and the boss was forced to take to Twitter to set the record straight after receiving vocal criticism from two fans ...

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Revenge mission for leaders Pinchbeck United as title rivals Buckingham come to town

Ian Dunn has revenge on his mind as table-topping Pinchbeck United welcome fourth-placed Buckingham Town to the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field on Saturday (3pm). The Knights, four points clear at the top of the ChromaSport UCL Division One table after beating second-placed Raunds Town 1-0 last weekend, suffered one of their two league losses at Buckingham back in August. ...

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Respected One Touch Football are bringing an academy and education scholarship to Holbeach

Popular One Touch Football are offering an impressive academy and education scholarship for teenagers in Holbeach next year. One Touch – who are fronted up by academy director Glenn Vaughan –  have set-up a promising partnership with Holbeach United Youth, who are based at the state-of-the-art Community Sports Academy at Pennyhill. The students who sign up will receive UEFA coaching ...

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Seething Seb slams Holbeach United after costly derby defeat at Boston Town

Boston Town 1 Holbeach Utd 0 Fuming boss Seb Hayes launched a scathing attack on his Holbeach United side after seeing them lose 1-0 at rivals Boston Town on Tuesday night. Will Britton’s classy finish on 74 minutes was enough to give hosts Boston an unlikely three points at the DWB Stadium, with the Tigers guilty of spurning a host ...

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PDFL round-up: Leaders Polonia slayed by champions Moulton Harrox Reserves

Champions Moulton Harrox Reserves returned to the top of the ChromaSport PDFL Division One table with a 3-1 victory over previous leaders Peterborough Polonia on Saturday. A double from Martin Sandall and a Keith England strike steered Kev Nottingham’s charges to all three points at Broad Lane, despite a Rafal Kowalksi effort. That result leaves Harrox two points clear at ...

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‘Unbelievable’ Holbeach United warm up for Boston Town derby by smashing seven past Sileby

NORTHAMPTON SILEBY RANGERS 1 HOLBEACH UTD 7 Buzzing boss Seb Hayes saluted an “unbelievable” opening 25 minutes as Holbeach United smashed hosts Northampton Sileby Rangers 7-1 on Saturday. Mitch Griffiths helped himself to a hat-trick on his return to the Tigers’ first team following injury, while top scorer Lewis Leckie took his tally for the season to 18 with another ...

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Dunn delighted as ace Maltby nods Pinchbeck United four points clear at the top

RAUNDS TOWN 0 PINCHBECK UTD 1 Ollie Maltby’s first-half header was enough to give Pinchbeck United a 1-0 win at title rivals Raunds Town on Saturday as they opened up a four point lead at the top of the ChromaSport UCL Division One table. Top scorer Maltby nodded home a Josh Smith cross on 43 minutes to settle a close ...

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Saturday football: Seven-up Holbeach smash Sileby, Pinchbeck go clear with big win at Raunds

Holbeach United ran riot with a 7-1 victory at Northampton Sileby Rangers on Saturday, while Pinchbeck United won 1-0 in their top-of-the-table clash at Raunds Town. Starting with the Tigers, a hat-trick from Mitch Griffiths inspired them to a huge ChromaSport UCL Premier Division victory at Fernie Fields. Lewis Leckie (2), George Zuerner and new signing Jacob Fenton – a ...

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Boss admits Spalding United are ‘severely low on confidence’ after suffering Gresley defeat

Spalding Utd 1 Gresley 2 Two second half goals from Gresley’s Matt Melbourne sentenced out-of-sorts Spalding United to a fourth-successive 2-1 defeat on Saturday. All looked to be going to plan for the Tulips at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field early on, with Gary King firing them ahead on 16 minutes. Spalding should have been out of sight in ...

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Confidence is key for in-form Pinchbeck United ahead of ‘massive’ Raunds clash

Ian Dunn says he can feel the confidence flowing in his Pinchbeck United squad as they prepare for Saturday’s top-of-the-table showdown at Raunds Town (3pm). The table-topping Knights make the trip to ChromaSport UCL Division One title rivals Raunds as the league’s in-form side, having picked up 30 points from the last 33 available. That puts them a point clear ...

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Rawlinson: Spalding United must get over budget cuts and focus on winning games

Upbeat boss Chris Rawlinson reckons that it’s time everybody at Spalding United stopped feeling sorry for themselves. The Tulips slipped into something of a crisis last week when the club cut the weekly budget, forcing Rawlinson to shelve any plans of a promotion push in Evo-Stik NPL First Division South. There was no mass player exodus, however, with the players ...

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Injury crisis could force Holbeach United boss Hayes into the transfer market

Worried Holbeach United boss Seb Hayes admits that the current “injury nightmare” at the club may force him to dip back into the transfer market. The Tigers, who crashed out of the Buildbase FA Vase with a 5-0 loss at Walsall Wood on Saturday, were down to the bare bones for Wednesday night’s 2-0 win Sleaford Town and still will ...

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PDFL round-up: Moulton Harrox bounce back from first defeat, impressive win for Holbeach Reserves

Leaders Moulton Harrox showed their ChromaSport PDFL Premier Division title credentials on Saturday as they recovered from their first defeat of the campaign. Strikes from Louis Steadman and Joe Townsend earned hosts Harrox a 2-0 triumph over Deeping Rangers Reserves at Broad Lane. That victory keeps them two points clear of second-placed Peterborough Sports Reserves ahead of this Saturday’s trip ...

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