Football

Rawlinson pleased with Spalding United’s new recruits ahead of home double-header

Spalding United supremo Chris Rawlinson reckons that his three-man signing spree will keep his side in the mix at the top end of Evo-Stik NPL First Division South. Rawlinson watched on as Coalville Town loanees Devante Reittie and Bradley Maslen-Jones impressed on debut at Stamford last weekend, before swooping to bring midfielder Conor Marshall in from rivals Corby Town. Reittie ...

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It’s demolition derby as Holbeach United overpower Pinchbeck United in FA Vase

Pinchbeck Utd 1 Holbeach Utd 5 Five-star Holbeach United thrashed South Holland neighbours Pinchbeck United 5-1 in the FA Vase after a sensational second-half showing on Friday night. After a goalless first period that saw Corey Kingston miss two glorious chances for the Knights at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field, the Tigers ruthlessly put their rivals to the sword ...

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Holbeach United bidding to crash the party as Pinchbeck United prepare for Vase bow

More than just local pride will be on the line for Pinchbeck United when they take on South Holland neighbours Holbeach United the FA Buildbase Vase on Friday night. Promoted from the ChromaSport PDFL last season, the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field showdown is Pinchbeck’s first-ever game in the lucrative FA Vase – but the fact it’s against Holbeach makes ...

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PDFL round-up: Woods bags brace for Harrox, Gosling treble inspires Sutton and Earth fires five in Tulips Reserves romp

Dan Woods netted twice as Moulton Harrox beat Sawtry 4-3 on Saturday to stay top of the ChromaSport PDFL Premier Division. Joe Townsend and Louis Steadman also notched for Moulton at Broad Lane, but they had their work cut out after Jake Mason was sent off. Harrox are three points clear of perennial rivals Netherton United at the top of ...

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First league loss for Holbeach United despite late goal flurry at Deeping Rangers

DEEPING RANGERS 4 HOLBEACH UNITED 3 A remarkable late rally couldn’t stop Holbeach United from losing 4-3 at Deeping Rangers on Tuesday night. Holbeach trailed the ChromaSport UCL Premier Division clash 4-0 with 89 minutes on the clock after goals from Charlie Ward (39), Dan Schiavi (54), Joe Braithwaite (OG 75) and Scott Mooney (82). Determined not to give up ...

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Dunn’s delight as Pinchbeck United hit ten against higher-graded St Andrews

PINCHBECK UNITED 10 ST ANDREWS 1 Ian Dunn dubbed his Pinchbeck United side “a joy to watch” after they walloped St Andrews 10-1 in their first-ever ChromaSport UCL KO Cup game on Saturday. Hat-tricks from Andrew Tidswell (25, 28 and 45) and Liam Ogden (37, 87 and 90), plus strikes from Ollie Maltby (2 and 76), Josh Smith (18) and ...

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Hayes proud of ten-man Holbeach United despite acrimonious FA Cup exit

GRANTHAM TOWN 2 HOLBEACH UNITED 1 Holbeach United were left to rue a harsh red card and a “pathetic” penalty decision as their fine Emirates FA Cup run ended with a 2-1 defeat at Grantham Town on Saturday. All of the goals came in the first half at The Meeres, with Lee Shaw (23) and Andrew Wright (pen 45) netting ...

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Saturday football: Ten-man Holbeach beaten in FA Cup, Pinchbeck United hit TEN

Holbeach United’s fine run in the Emirates FA Cup was ended by a 2-1 defeat at Grantham Town on Saturday, while Pinchbeck United crushed St Andrews 10-1 in the ChromaSport UCL KO Cup. Starting with the Tigers, a Lee Shaw goal gave Evo-Stik NPL Premier Division side Grantham a 23rd-minute lead in the first round qualifying clash. Dan Dougill then saw ...

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Derby draw for Spalding United as Rawlinson praises solid Stamford showing

Stamford 1 Spalding United 1 Resolute Spalding United went back to basics as they ended a run of three defeats on the spin with a 1-1 derby draw at Stamford on Saturday. Debutant Devante Reittie – signed on loan from Coalville Town – gave the Tulips a surprise lead at the Zeeco Stadium on (22), but a deflected Jake Duffy ...

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‘Mad’ boss Hayes backs his Holbeach United side to pull off FA Cup upset

Buoyant boss Seb Hayes reckons that only a mad man would back his Holbeach United side to cause an FA Cup shock at Grantham Town on Saturday (3pm). But he insists that his Tigers can upset the odds in the First Qualifying Round clash at The Meeres, despite Grantham being two levels above them in the non-league ladders. A cool ...

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Assistant boss Ross reckons a UCL Cup run will help put Pinchbeck United on map

It’s another first for Pinchbeck United on Saturday as they contest their maiden ChromaSport UCL Knockout Cup clash. Premier Division side St Andrews are the visitors to the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field on Saturday (3pm), with Pinchbeck assistant boss Allan Ross admitting that a good cup run would help put his side on the footballing map. The Knights have ...

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Sanders at the double as Holbeach United beat Yaxley to go top

Holbeach United’s eye-catching start to the ChromaSport UCL Premier Division season continued with a 3-1 win over Yaxley on Wednesday night.  After a goalless first half, strikes from George Zuerner and Charley Sanders (2) fired the Tigers to a fourth win from five league games – which puts them back on top of the table. The Tigers now turn their ...

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Rawlinson: Changes are needed to kick-start Spalding United’s season

Disappointed boss Chris Rawlinson is adamant that Spalding United can still turn their season around after three poor results on the spin – but admits that the time has come to make changes to his squad. The Tulips chief was talking after Monday’s 3-0 home reverse to Cleethorpes Town, which was hot on the heels of Saturday’s 6-1 spanking at ...

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PDFL round-up: Eaton double as brilliant Bridge beat champions and climb up to fifth place

Sutton Bridge United earned their best result of the ChromaSport PDFL Premier Division so far on Saturday as they defeated defending champions Peterborough Sports Reserves 2-1. A double from talisman Matt Eaton was enough for newly-promoted Bridge at Memorial Park, with Dylan Kilford getting the Sports reply. They then followed that up with Bridge followed that up with a 3-1 success ...

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Hayes happy as Bird bags late winner for patient Holbeach United

OADBY TOWN 0 HOLBEACH UNITED 1 Will Bird struck a decisive late winner at Oadby Town on Saturday to keep Holbeach United’s unbeaten start to the ChromaSport UCL Premier Division season alive. After the Tigers wasted a host of gilt-edged chances, Bird headed home Charley Sanders’ cross on 82 minutes to secure a third win from four games. Bird was ...

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Boss Rawlinson apologises as Spalding United are smashed for six at Newcastle Town

Newcastle Town 6 Spalding United 1 Spalding United turned in a highly disappointing performance on Saturday and were mercilessly put to the sword 6-1 by a rejuventated Newcastle team at the Drayton Beaumont Stadium, writes RAY TUCKER. The host club were still adding to their squad during the days preceeding Saturday’s game following a host of departures, but embarrassingly cut ...

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Red-hot Cleethorpes Town cruise to victory over depleted Spalding United

Spalding United 0 Cleethorpes Town 3 Depleted Spalding United slipped to a third defeat on the spin as Cleethorpes Town cruised to a 3-0 victory on Bank Holiday Monday. Early goals from Jonathan Oglesby (4) and Andrew Taylor (6) essentially ended the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field clash as a contest before it even got going, before Tim Lowe (50) ...

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Saturday football: Tulips smashed for six but Bird bags late winner to keep Tigers top

Spalding United were smashed for six at Newcastle Town on Saturday, while Holbeach United continued their strong start to the season with a 1-0 win at Oadby Town. Starting with the Tulips, they suffered a first Evo-Stik NPL Division One South loss of the campaign at The M Club Stadium. Jordan Cole inspired the rout with goals on 6, 32, ...

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In-form Holbeach United are set for an early test of their credentials

Holbeach United are set for two very different tests within the space of five days. That’s the view of boss Seb Hayes, who takes his Tigers to unfancied Oadby Town on Saturday (3pm) before welcoming title hopefuls Yaxley to Carter’s Park on Wednesday (7.45pm). Having hammered Sleaford Town (6-0) and ON Chenecks (3-0 in the league and 6-1 in the ...

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Pinchbeck United left frustrated by fiery draw with rivals Rushden and Higham

Pinchbeck United 2 Rushden & Higham Utd 2 Frustrated Pinchbeck United were forced to settle for a 2-2 draw after a fiery clash with Rushden and Higham United on Saturday. The Knights looked in complete command when Corey Kingston fired them ahead on 22 minutes, but the flow of the game changed soon after with Tom Brooks and Aaron Cormack ...

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