Football

Top teamwork is the secret behind Holbeach United’s impressive progress

Danny Hussey insists that he shouldn’t take all of the plaudits for his impressive start to life as Holbeach United manager. The Tigers chief was named as the Future Lions UCL Premier Division’s manager of the month for February, having guided his side to four wins and a draw from their five games. A 1-0 success over Desborough Town on ...

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Dunn: In-form Pinchbeck United are not fearful of tough Rugby Town trip

Player/boss Ian Dunn reckons Pinchbeck United have every chance of picking up a result at second-placed Rugby Town on Saturday (3pm). The Knights, currently fifth, are 12 points behind their hosts in the Future Lions UCL Premier Division table and lost the reverse 3-0 at the Sir Halley back in November. Rugby have won their last six games on the ...

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Easton believes ‘fantastic’ Spalding United group is capable of big things

Upbeat Matt Easton feels that Spalding United aren’t far off possessing a squad capable of challenge at the top end of the Evo-Stik NPL East Division table. The Tulips chief was impressed with what he saw from his charges for an hour of Saturday’s 3-0 defeat at runaway leaders Morpeth Town, before two “mind-boggling” red cards shown to Rudy Misambo ...

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PDFL round-up: Gr-eight derby showing as Moulton Harrox close in on title

An imperious derby showing from Moulton Harrox edged them ever closer to another ChromaSport PDFL Premier Division title on Saturday. The table-toppers trashed South Holland rivals Sutton Bridge 8-1 at Broad Lane, with their goals coming from Dalius Kisla (12), an own goal (30), Marcus Parry (40), Joe Townsend (50 and 81), Declan Earth (53), Danny Lambe-Hyner (71) and Danny ...

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Disputed red cards leave impressive Spalding United just short against leaders

By Ray Tucker Morpeth Town 3 Spalding United 0 Playing the final 25 minutes with nine men proved too tall a task for Spalding United against runaway Evo-Stik NPL East Division leaders Morpeth Town on Saturday. Tulips’ James Cullingworth and Rudy Misambo both picked up two yellow cards and departed the action within two minutes of each other in the ...

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Hussey hails fantastic Ford finish after seeing Holbeach United grind out a win

Holbeach United 1 Desborough Town 0 A wonder goal from Josh Ford extended Holbeach United’s unbeaten run in the Future Lions UCL Premier Division to nine games as they edged out dogged Desborough Town 1-0 on Saturday. Striker Ford, who is currently being used at right back, crashed home a stunner in the closing stages of the first half at ...

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Dunn pleaed to see striker Beck get off the mark in Pinchbeck United victory

Pinchbeck United 1 Wellingborough Town 0 A moment of ingenuity was just the ticket for Pinchbeck United on Saturday as they saw off rivals Wellingborough Town 1-0. Lee Beeson’s clever free-kick on 54 minutes allowed Alex Beck to open his Knights account with a typical finish at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field, making it four games unbeaten for Ian ...

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Saturday football: Ford fires Holbeach to victory, Beck bags Pinchbeck winner and nine-man Spalding beaten

Holbeach United extended their unbeaten Future Lions UCL Premier Division run to nine games with a 1-0 win over Desborough Town on Saturday, while Pinchbeck United beat Wellingborough Town by the same score and nine-man Spalding United went down 3-0 at Evo-Stik NPL East Division leaders Morpeth Town. Starting at Carter’s Park, a fine first-half finish from Josh Ford was ...

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Easton: Spalding United won’t shut up shop at table-topping Morpeth Town

Matt Easton admits that getting any kind of positive result at leaders Morpeth Town on Saturday would be a real bonus for his Spalding United side. The Tulips make the 410-mile round trip to the North East in fine form, having collected four points from the last six available. That has seen them move seven points clear of the Evo-Stik ...

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Hussey sets a tricky goals target for ace Billy as Holbeach United bid to roar on

Danny Hussey has challenged in-form winger Billy Smith to break the 20-goal barrier with Holbeach United this season. Smith, who got the winner in last Saturday’s 2-1 success at Peterborough Northern Star, has seven goals in his last seven games for the red-hot Tigers. Hussey had wanted Smith to get seven goals before the end of the season, but has ...

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Jackson grabs a late point for Holbeach United in derby clash

 Holbeach United 1 Boston Town 1 Adam Jackson’s deflected late leveller earned Holbeach United a 1-1 draw with Boston Town on Wednesday night. After a goalless first half at Carter’s Park, Kyle Watkins put the in-form visitors ahead. That’s how it stayed until ten minutes from time, when Jackson’s drive took a deflection and looped over the keeper. The draw ...

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A grand boost for Long Sutton Athletic’s youngsters

Long Sutton Athletic have expressed their gratitude to The Freemasons of Saint Mary Lodge. The group, from the province of Lincolnshire, provided the Magpies with a generous donation of £1,000, which will go towards their junior section. Presenting the cheque to Sutton chairman Paul Preston at London Road were the worshipful brothers Brian Hind and Dave Pateman. A Sutton spokesperson ...

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Dunn’s delight as five-star Pinchbeck United storm into Hinchingbrooke Cup final

PNS 0 Pinchbeck United 5 Pinchbeck United reached the final of the Hinchingbrooke Cup for the first time in their history after thrashing Peterborough Northern Star 5-0 on Tuesday night. An own goal (42) towards the end of the first period at the Branch Bros Stadium gave the Knights a 1-0 half-time lead, before strikes from Nick Jackson (46), Lee ...

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PDFL round-up: Sutton Bridge beaten as Holbeach Reserves take derby spoils

Holbeach United Reserves took the derby bragging rights in the ChromaSport PDFL Premier Division on Saturday as they saw off Sutton Bridge United 3-1 at Carter’s Park on Saturday. Luke Nicholson, John Smith and Jordan Keeble (pen) earned the Tigers all three points, with Craig Pack hitting back for Bridge. Holbeach and Sutton Bridge, who both have just two league ...

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Hussey happy as seven-up Holbeach United see off Star to extend great winning run

Peterborough NS 1 Holbeach United 2 Holbeach United’s impeccable form in the Future Lions UCL Premier Division continued with a battling 2-1 victory at Peterborough Northern Star on Saturday. Make-shift right-back Josh Ford fired the Tigers into a 20th-minute lead direct from a free-kick at the Branch Bros Stadium to ensure a 1-0 half-time lead. Sam Wilson hauled Star level ...

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Dunn frustrated as Pinchbeck United are held by strugglers Muxloe to knock top four hopes

Kirby Muxloe 1 Pinchbeck United 1 It was a case of two points dropped for Pinchbeck United on Saturday as they were unable to break down struggling hosts Kirby Muxloe in a 1-1 draw. The Knights were bidding to keep up their hopes of a top four finish in the Future Lions UCL Premier Division by sweeping aside their relegation-threatened ...

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Saturday football: Billy’s winner makes it seven-up for Holbeach United, but Pinchbeck United frustrated by draw with strugglers

Holbeach United made it seven Future Lions UCL Premier Division wins on the spin by seeing of Peterborough Northern Star 2-1 on Saturday, while Pinchbeck United were held to a 1-1 draw at lowly Kirby Muxloe. Starting with the Tigers, Josh Ford fired them into a 20th-minute lead direct from a free-kick at the Branch Bros Stadium to ensure a ...

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Bradley’s brilliant late leveller earns Spalding United a dramatic derby draw

Spalding United 2 Stamford 2 Bradley Wells headed a dramatic 95th-minute leveller to earn Spalding United a potentially pivotal 2-2 derby draw with Stamford on Saturday. Striker Wells met a whipped Kegan Everington free-kick in the dying stages of the Evo-Stik NPL East Division clash at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field and directed a perfect header into the far ...

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Easton welcomes back key Spalding United duo ahead of huge Daniels derby

Buoyant boss Matt Easton has warned his Spalding United side not to underestimate rivals Stamford ahead of Saturday’s Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field derby (3pm). One of the promotion favourites pre-season, Stamford find themselves in ninth position and are closer to 15th-placed Spalding in the table than they are leaders Morpeth Town. Tulips chief Matt Easton rates the Daniels as ...

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Pinchbeck United chief Dunn not taking anything for granted ahead of Kirby Muxloe trip

Having disposed of basement boys Wellingborough Whitworth 5-1 on Tuesday night, it’s a trip to second-from-bottom Kirby Muxloe for Pinchbeck United on Saturday (3pm). However, Knights player/boss Dunn feels that the Future Lions UCL Premier Division trip to Ratby Lane will be a much tougher test for his side. He added: “I don’t think they are a bad side. “Obviously ...

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