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Rawlinson admits that “bang average” Spalding United didn’t do enough in surprise Carlton defeat

Spalding United 1 Carlton Town 2 Disappointed boss Chris Rawlinson admitted that his Spalding United side looked “bang average” as they slumped to a 2-1 home defeat against Carlton Town on Saturday. A first-half header from Jake Carlisle (32) gave Carlton the advantage in the Evo-Stik NPL First Division South clash, before Daniel Gordan’s low free-kick (56) doubled their money. ...

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Saturday football: First defeat for Moulton Harrox, goals galore in derby clashes

Moulton Harrox suffered their first loss of the ChromaSport PDFL season as Premier Division title rivals Peterborough ICA Sports handed them a 3-1 reverse on Saturday. Billy King’s effort wasn’t enough for Nigel Steadman’s charges as their 13th league game of the season proved to be unlucky for them. Harrox are still top of the table, but now have a ...

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Pinchbeck United hit the summit after comfortable away victory at Oakham

Oakham United 0 Pinchbeck United 3 Pinchbeck United climbed to the top of ChromaSport UCL Division One with a 3-0 win at Oakham United on Wednesday night. Top scorer Ollie Maltby headed the Knights ahead on four minutes from a James Gordon cross, before Andrew Tidswell nodded in a second from Ash Murrell’s delivering on 28 minutes. That’s how it ...

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Hayes: Twin tests against high-fliers will show in-form Tigers where they are

Seb Hayes admits that Holbeach United will find out exactly where they are this season when they square off with two ChromaSport UCL Premier Division heavyweights. The Tigers, who are now eight in the standings, visit table-topping Leicester Nirvana on Saturday (3pm) and then host Eynesbury Rovers on Wednesday (7.45pm). They are ten points behind Nirvana with three games in ...

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Carlton Town clash starts Spalding United’s play-off push after cup heartache

Chris Rawlinson is keen for Spalding United to put their cup woes behind them and focus on mounting another play-off charge – starting with Saturday’s home clash against Carlton Town. The Tulips now have no choice but to put all of their energy into Evo-Stik NPL First Division South games after last weekend’s FA Trophy loss at Chasetown ended their ...

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Holbeach United up to eighth with Wellingborough win as Hayes plays down title talk

WELLINGBOROUGH TOWN 1 HOLBEACH UTD 3 In-form Holbeach United made it 12 wins from 13 games in all competitions with a fine 3-1 victory at Wellingborough Town on Tuesday night. A second-minute penalty from Joe Smith and Mitch Griffiths’ cracking effort put them in command midway through the first half of the ChromaSport UCL Premier Division clash at the Dog ...

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Spalding’s referees make a new Friend as Kevin is special guest at meeting

Premier League official Kevin Friend was the special guest at the recent meeting of Spalding Referees Association. The meeting at Spalding United saw a good attendance as Friend talked about his rise from grass roots to the most watched league in the world and the difficulties he encountered on the way. He also welcomed comments about clips of film and ...

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PDFL football: Second half was a Bridge too far for Stanground, Harrox held

Sutton Bridge United were denied a massive ChromaSport PDFL Premier Division win on Saturday – because their opponents refused to play the second half. Rampant Bridge were 10-0 up against opponents Stanground Sports at half-time, with Matt Eaton (5), Jake Lally (3), Ben English and Sam Cooper all netting at Memorial Park. Stanground, who started with seven men before two ...

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Inter-Services: Holders Tydd St Mary smash six to reach semi-finals, Long Sutton and Spalding Town also progress

Tydd St Mary kicked-off the defence of their Spalding Inter-Services Trophy with a resounding 6-0 away win at Old Doningtonians on Saturday. In blustery conditions, both teams were struggling with the wind, but it was the Saints that were getting the ball down and playing patient football on the deck. They were rewarded after 25 minutes when a loose ball ...

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Rawlinson felt ‘ill-disciplined’ Tulips deserved a replay despite Chasetown reverse

CHASETOWN 2 SPALDING UTD 1 Spalding United’s woeful record in cup competitions continued in Staffordshire on Saturday when they were booted out of the Buildbase FA Trophy by Chasetown – although a few wood shavings prevented them from taking the first qualifying round game to a replay. As the game entered added time, Tulips’ man-of-the-match Jordan Lemon watched on in ...

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Depleted Holbeach United smash six of the best to keep remarkable cup record going

BUCKINGHAM TOWN 0 HOLBEACH UNITED 6 Cup kings Holbeach United cruised into the last eight of the ChromaSport UCL Knockout Cup with a dominant 6-0 win at Buckingham Town on Saturday. The Tigers, who are already in the semi-finals of the Lincs FA Senior Trophy, booked a quarter-final with Harrowby United thanks to goals from Mitch Griffiths (2), Joe Smith ...

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Saturday football: Holbeach United smash Buckingham for six, ten-man Spalding United out of FA Trophy

Holbeach United cruised into the last eight of the ChromaSport UCL Knockout Cup on Saturday with a 6-0 win at Buckingham Town – but Spalding United crashed out of the Buildbase FA Trophy with a 2-1 defeat at Chasetown. The Premier Division Tigers booked a quarter-final date with second tier Harrowby United by thrashing  UCL Division One outfit Buckingham, with ...

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Stunning strikes secure another victory for high-flying Pinchbeck United

Pinchbeck United 3 Irchester United 1 Second-half screamers from Tyler Wright and Liam Ogden fired Pinchbeck United to a 3-1 victory over Irchester United on Saturday. The Knights took an 18th-miniute leader when Laurence Taylor nodded Tony Edwards’ cross into his own net, but Ryan Lovell (39) levelled things up at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field. That’s how it ...

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Edey eyes silverware but tells Holbeach United not to underestimate Buckingham

Assistant boss Daz Edey has urged Holbeach United not to take Division One side Buckingham Town lightly in Saturday’s UCL KO Cup clash. The Tigers, who have been a revelation in cup competitions this season, will book a favourable quarter-final with Harrowby United if they can win at The Irish Centre (3pm). But, having been knocked out by second tier ...

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Rawlinson says its time for Spalding United to end their cup hoodoo in FA Trophy

Chris Rawlinson admits that everybody at Spalding United would love a cup run as they prepare to get their Buildbase FA Trophy campaign under way on Saturday. The Tulips chief reckons that his side have been “pretty rubbish” in the cup competitions in recent seasons, but wants that to end at Chasetown this weekend. Rawlinson’s side lost 3-0 to Grantham ...

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Dunn wants high-flying Pinchbeck United to keep the pressure on with win double

Red-hot Pinchbeck United are eyeing up top spot in ChromaSport UCL Division One ahead of two games against teams in the bottom seven. The third-placed Knights, who have won five of their last six, welcome Irchester United to the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field on Saturday (3pm), before making the short trip to Oakham United on Wednesday night (7.45pm). With ...

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Sunday football: Duo hit trebles in Jubilee romp, Tydd still seeking first point

Chris Taylor and Martin Sandall both bagged hat-tricks as Jubilee thrashed Fosdyke 10-2 in the Spalding and District Sunday League. Further goals from Louis Steadman (2), Robbie Relf and Tom Elderkin also netted in the Monkshouse Lane thrashing, as Jubilee made it three wins from four matches. That win leaves Jubilee second, six points behind leaders Holbeach United Sunday – ...

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In-form Tydd St Mary march to another victory as Clitheroe nets two more

Tydd St Mary continued their fine form with a good 3-1 win against a strong Netherton United Reserves side in ChromaSport PDFL Division One on Saturday. Playing away at the Netherton’s Grange 3G pitch in blustery conditions, the Saints made hard work of it in the first half. After weathering some good early Netherton pressure against the wind, it was ...

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PDFL round-up: Dan at double in Harrox win, Allen bags treble for Holbeach Reserves

Dan Woods helped himself to a double as Moulton Harrox thrashed hosts Leverington Sports 5-2 on Saturday. Further goals from Ian Bradbury, Danny Lambe-Hyner and an OG eased Harrox to their tenth win from 11 matches in the ChromaSport PDFL Premier Division this season. The win leaves Nigel Steadman’s charges four points clear at the top and they remain unbeaten ...

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Dunn: ‘Simple and effective’ from in-form Pinchbeck United in Lutterworth victory

PINCHBECK UTD 3 LUTTERWOTH ATH 0 In-form Pinchbeck United made it five wins from six ChromaSport UCL Division One games with a fine 3-0 victory over promotion rivals Lutterworth Athletic on Saturday. A quick-fire first-half double from Josh Smith (17 and 20) and another Ollie Maltby strike (60) got the job done for the Knights at the Sir Halley Stewart ...

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