Football

Barnes hopeful Holbeach United will have learned a lesson ahead of Loughborough Uni test

Phil Barnes wants Holbeach United to exact a measure of revenge against bogey side Loughborough University on Saturday (3pm). The Tigers play host to a side that have scored five goals on each of their past two visits to Carter’s Park, including a 5-1 victory in the FA Vase last month. Barnes admits that his team had something of an ...

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Crozier calls for Pinchbeck United to bounce back from Sleaford loss and secure first win

Pinchbeck United manager Tom Crozier wants to see a “big reaction” from his team as they go in search of a first Uhlsport UCL Premier Division win of the season. The Knights are one of four teams yet to win a league game this season and suffered a disappointing 3-2 loss at fellow strugglers Sleaford Town last weekend. Saturday’s hosts ...

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Sunday football round-up: Fosdyke and South Holland make Lincs Sunday Cup progress

Only two Spalding and District Sunday League sides managed to progress in the Lincs Sunday Cup over the weekend. Table-toppers Fosdyke Sunday and ninth-placed South Holland United are both in the hat for the next round after clinching comfortable wins. A double from the in-form Travis Portas and a further effort from Charlie Pugh steered Fosdyke to a 3-0 success ...

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King at the treble as seven-up Moulton Harrox get their Lincs Cup run off to a flier at Kirton

Kirton Town 2Moulton Harrox 7 Skipper Billy King helped himself to hat-trick as Moulton Harrox eased to a 7-2 victory over hosts Kirton Town in the Lincs Junior Cup on Saturday. The midfielder netted two first-half penalties as Harrox led 3-1 at the break, before a long-range cross-shot completed his treble at Graves Park. Joe Townsend (2), Ashley Coddington and ...

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PDFL round-up: Duo hit doubles as Holbeach United Reserves smash Oakham for six

Red-hot Holbeach United Reserves continued their unbeaten start to the ChromaSport PDFL Premier Division season with a 6-1 victory over Oakham United. Jordan Keeble and Fenn Storey both bagged doubles at Carter’s Park, while Josh Balding and Tom Coote also got in on the act. The Tigers sit fourth after six games, six points behind flawless leaders Stilton United. Staying ...

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Comfortable derby win as Holbeach United put Sleaford to the sword

Holbeach United 3 Sleaford Town 0 Holbeach United cruised to a 3-0 derby win over Sleaford Town on Wednesday night. First-half goals from Michael Frew and Joe Smith put the Tigers in a commanding position at the break, before Josh Ford’s penalty made it three late on. The victory is a third from seven Uhlsport UCL Premier Division games so ...

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Zakuani in the dugout as Spalding United’s losing run reaches four after Cleethorpes Town defeat

Cleethorpes Town 3Spalding United 1 Former Peterborough United legend Gabriel Zakuani was in the Spalding United dugout as they suffered a 3-1 defeat at Cleethorpes Town on Tuesday night. It’s now four Pitching In NPL South East Division defeats on the spin for the Tulips, who were shot down by goals from Scott Vernon (26), Josh Venney (48) and Ross ...

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Crozier disappointed by red card as ten-man Pinchbeck United lose crunch clash

Sleaford Town 3Pinchbeck United 2 A controversial red card and the lack of a recognised keeper proved key as Pinchbeck United lost 3-2 at Sleaford Town on Saturday. Sam Jackson (2) and Wez Greenwood scored for the hosts at Eslaforde Park as Tom Crozier’s Knights slipped down to 18th in the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division table. Kevin Annan and new ...

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Spafford and former Peterborough United legend Zakuani take temporary charge of Spalding United

Spalding United have confirmed that their caretaker management team for Tuesday night’s game at Cleethorpes Town will include former Peterborough United legend Gabriel Zakuani. The former DR Congo international defender will join assistant manager Neal Spafford in the dugout for the Lincolnshire derby in the wake of Lewis Thorogood’s resignation as boss on Monday. The recently retired Zakuani began his ...

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Thorogood leaves role as Spalding United manager after nearly a year in charge

Spalding United are looking for a new manager after Lewis Thorogood’s surprise resignation on Monday morning. The Tulips chief has opted to leave his role after nearly a year in charge and 13 months as assistant boss to Matt Easton beforehand. After winning their first two Pitching In NPL South East Division games of the season, Saturday’s 3-1 home defeat ...

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Saturday football: Defeats for Spalding United and Pinchbeck United, Moulton smash seven

Both Spalding United and Pinchbeck United saw their poor form continue on Saturday as they suffered disappointing defeats. In the Pitching In NPL South East Division, Spalding slipped to a 3-1 home loss against Chasetown to extend their losing run to three games. Alex Curtis, Kris Taylor and Joey Butlin got the goals for visitors Chasetown at the Sir Halley ...

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Barnes closing in on Sutton star Clitheroe as Holbeach United get rare weekend off

Phil Barnes has spoken to Long Sutton Athletic striker Jake Clitheroe about bringing him back to Holbeach United. The prolific frontman enjoyed a great spell with the Tigers during Tom Roberts’ spell as boss, but has spent the past few seasons playing in the ChromaSport PDFL. Holbeach slapped in a seven-day notice of approach for Clitheroe last week and Barnes ...

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Crozier doesn’t feel that Pinchbeck United’s Sleaford showdown is a relegation battle

Tom Crozier insists that Pinchbeck United aren’t thinking about being involved in a relegation battle ahead of what already looks like a crunch clash at Sleaford Town on Saturday (3pm). The Knights make the trip to Eslaforde Park looking for their first win of the season against a Sleaford side that are pointless after four games. The South Lincolnshire duo ...

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Sunday football round-up: Fosdyke top after scoring a deadly dozen against Pinchbeck

Fosdyke climbed to the top of the Spalding Sunday League with a ruthless 12-0 demolition of Pinchbeck United Sports. It’s now three wins from as many games for the new table-toppers, who were inspired by a four-goal haul from Travis Portas. Charlie Pugh (2), Liam Barnett, Stefan Belakov, Josh Faulkner, Joe Martin, Ryan Bristow and Declan Reed also netted as ...

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All-new walking football club South Lincs Steelers would welcome new members

Walking football enthusiasts in South Holland have a new club to cater for them. The newly-formed South Lincs Steelers Walking Football Club, who are what remains of the now defunct Spalding Walking Football Club, was founded by Jason Putterill, James Scaife and John Short. The non-profit club are affiliated with the Lincolnshire FA and have all the correct insurances in ...

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Moulton Harrox made to work hard for third win on spin as attention turns to county cup

Moulton Harrox 3Stamford Lions 1 Moulton Harrox continued their perfect start to the ChromaSport PDFL Premier Division season with a 3-1 win over Stamford Lions on Saturday. Two first-half penalties from skipper Billy King and a clincher from sub Ian Bradbury sealed a third win in as many games for Harrox in what was their first home fixture of the ...

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PDFL round-up: Buoyant Sutton Bridge go second, Crowland win again, Long Sutton hit for double figures

Sutton Bridge United kept their fine form in ChromaSport PDFL Division Five as they edged past Hampton 3-2 on Saturday. It’s four wins from five for them, but they sit second behind free-scoring Langtoft United on goal difference. Kurt Scott, Joseph Sutton and Matthew Wayman got the goals for Bridge, who are starting again at the bottom of the PDFL ...

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Goodson double sentences Spalding United to home defeat against ten-man Ilkeston

Spalding United 1Ilkeston Town 2 Spalding United suffered a second successive defeat in the Pitching In NPL South East Division as ten-man Ilkeston Town handed them a 2-1 reverse on Tuesday night. Zak Goodson (6 & 54) scored in each half for the visitors at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field, but they also played 80 minutes with a man ...

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Barnes pleased with Holbeach United’s character after securing late point at Desborough

Desborough Town 1Holbeach United 1 A goal six minutes into added time from Josh Ford earned Holbeach United a deserved draw at Desborough Town on Saturday. On a wet and dreary day in Northamptonshire, Barnes Gladman’s first-half strike looked to be enough to separate the sides. But frontman Ford struck deep into added time to make it four Uhlsport UCL ...

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Saturday football: Ford rescues draw for Holbeach United at Desborough, Spalding and Pinchbeck see games postponed

Holbeach United rescued a late point at Desborough Town on Saturday to make it four games unbeaten in the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division. On a day when both Spalding United and Pinchbeck United saw their games postponed due to the heavy rain, Holbeach looked to be heading for a defeat when Barnes Gladman netted for hosts Desborough late in the ...

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