Football

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Spalding United’s centenary plans are out of date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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Eight for Moulton in pre Christmas romp

Moulton Harrox have a seven point gap over reigning champions Netherton United at the top of the Peterborough and District Football League Premier Division heading into 2019. It follows Moulton’s 8-0 demolition of Ketton just before Christmas. Both Declan Earth and Danny Maddison scored braces for Moulton. Also on the scoresheet was Ashley Coddington, Josh McGuire, Marcus Parry and Matthew ...

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Toothless Tigers downed by injury time goal at Deeping

United Counties League Premier Division Deeping Rangers 1 Holbeach United 0 A 94th minute Deeping Rangers winner means it’s two defeats, just one point and no goals for Holbeach United from their three Christmas fixtures. A hugely scrappy game looked set to be petering out to the 0-0 it deserved when Deeping struck with nearly the last touches of the ...

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Boxing Day round up – Stalemate in local derby while Tulips lose away

The honours were shared as the United Counties League Premier Division derby between Pinchbeck and Holbeach Uniteds ended 0-0. Neither side was able to take any of the few chances at the Sir Halley. It was also a Boxing Day to forget for Spalding United in the Evo-Stik East Division who instead of a local derby faced a 220 mile ...

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Defeats for Tulips and Tigers but fine win for Pinchbeck – Weekend round up

Spalding United were edged out 2-1 by Cleethorpes Town in the Evo-Stik East Division this afternoon. Josh Batty gave the visitors to the Halley Stewart the lead five minutes before half time, but the Tulips responded well with Kieran Wells scoring his second in two games to level in the 55th minute. A tight game was settled by a Scott ...

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The kids are alright for Hayes and Holbeach

Holbeach United manager Seb Hayes has several injury concerns heading into the Christmas period, but his young players have been stepping up. The Tigers have won the last four and host Eynesbury this Saturday. They then face two local away trips in the Boxing Day derby with Pinchbeck before heading to Deeping Rangers a week on Saturday in the UCL ...

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Tulips are on the up ahead of Christmas

Everything is looking up for Spalding United as the club heads into the festive fixtures. Back-to-back wins have lifted the Tulips up to 13th in the EvoStik NPL East Division. New manager Matt Easton is starting to shape the side in his vision and his signings are having an impact. He also says that Spalding have a clean bill of ...

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Knights ready for festive fixture list

All Pinchbeck United manager Ian Dunn wants for Christmas is to remain unbeaten and pick up a win from the three tasty local derbies they’ve been served up in the Chromasport UCL Premier Division. Fifth placed United visit fourth placed Deeping Rangers this Saturday and host fifth placed Holbeach United on Boxing Day before the following Saturday’s trip to Sleaford. ...

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