Football

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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Tulips beat Mansfield for second successive victory

Spalding United maintained their excellent festive month form with victory amid horrendous conditions in Nottinghamshire. Victory over basement side AFC Mansfield at Forest Town Arena gave the Tulips a total of seven points from a possible nine from their last three games and elevated them another two places up the EvoStik NPL East Division table. Playing conditions however, were far ...

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Moulton will head into the new year on top of table

Moulton Harrox will head into the new year with at least a four point cushion at the top of the Chromasport Peterborough and District League Premier Division. It follows Saturday’s comfortable 3-0 victory at Long Sutton Athletic thanks to two goals from Tom Panton and one from Marucs Parry. While second placed Netherton won 2-0 at Peterborough Polonia, Moulton will ...

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Wins for top two in Spalding Sunday League

The top two in the Spalding and District Sunday League both picked up wins going into the division’s Christmas break. Leaders by virtue of a better goal difference are Sutton St James who were 5-3 winners over Pinchbeck United Sunday. Doubles from Jack Murley and Joseph Sutton plus a Bradley Fox goal kept up the home side’s perfect record so ...

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Ford’s last gasp winner for Tigers

Holbeach United 2 Peterborough Northern Star 1 Josh Ford’s 91st minute stoppage time winner ensured Holbeach United head into the Christmas period with four straight wins. The Tigers found it tough going against the spirited visitors but amid horrendous conditions their late push resulted in the three points. In just his second start, 16-year-old Reif Clarke had given Holbeach a ...

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Big win for Spalding United – Football round up 15/12

Spalding United pulled off a huge win in the Evo-Stick Division with a 2-1 victory at basement boys AFC Mansfield. First half goals from James Hugo (9) and new signing Kieran Well (28) set the Tulips on their way to a second successive victory. Giuseppe Iaciofano halved the deficit just before the hour mark and Mansfield threw men forward looking ...

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Maltby and Wright at the double as Pinchbeck United cruise past Kirby

Doubles from Oli Maltby and Tyler Wright saw Pinchbeck United warm up for the Christmas period by cruising past Kirby Muxloe at a freezing Sir Halley Stewart. The Knights  were always a class above the lowly but spirited visitors and took full advantage of having the gusting wind at their backs in the first half. Kirby had already been called ...

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Dunn: Consistency is now the key for Pinchbeck United

Ian Dunn is backing his talented Pinchbeck United side to continue their improvement as they seek to add consistency to their game. The Knights have taken four points from their last two league games after a tricky period saw them lose three Future Lions UCL Premier Division games on the spin. That leaves them in fifth place in the table ...

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Easton feels that Spalding United’s new ‘blues brothers’ have given the squad a boost

Upbeat boss Matt Easton admits that the double swoop for brothers Bradley and Kieran Wells has given his Spalding United side a much-needed shot in the arm. The attacking duo joined the Tulips late last week and both featured in the 2-1 win over Belper Town on Saturday (see page 37), making an instant impact in the process. Both are ...

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Hayes feels that Holbeach United are in a stronger position than at this time last season

Boss Seb Hayes feels that Holbeach United are well-placed to improve on last season as they enter the traditionally hectic festive period of fixtures. The Tigers finished fourth in the Future Lions UCL Premier Division last time out, while also winning the Lincs FA Senior Trophy and reaching the semi-finals League Knockout Cup. This year, they head into Saturday’s date ...

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Tigers book semi-final place after sinking Knights in derby duel

Holders Holbeach United moved into the semi-finals of the Lincs FA Senior Trophy after beating Pinchbeck United 2-0 on Wednesday night.  The Knights were up against it from the 29th minute after Andrew Tidswell was sent off for picking up two yellow cards. Josh Ford immediately put Holbeach ahead, before Will Bird clinched the win in the second half. Billy ...

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