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Tate admits Pinchbeck United’s attitude wasn’t up to scratch as Rugby hand them a home humbling

Pinchbeck United 0Rugby Town 6 A nightmare first half ensured that Pinchbeck United suffered a heavy defeat on the opening day of the new Uhlsport UCL Premier Division season. The Knights were five down at the break after goals from Liam Francis (3 & 23), Dylan Parker (7) and Danico Johnson (35 & 38) at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing ...

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Saturday football: Tigers edged out on opening day, Pinchbeck hit for six and Crowland impress on return

Both Holbeach United and Pinchbeck United made losing starts to the new Uhlsport UCL Premier Division season on Saturday. The Tigers took an early lead at Anstey Nomads before suffering a 2-1 reverse, while the Knights were walloped 6-0 at home by Rugby Town. Starting with Holbeach, Phil Barnes couldn’t have wished for a better start to his first league ...

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Chairman Coomes not setting any targets as managerless Pinchbeck United prepare for tough Rugby test

Chairman Gary Coomes has revealed that there is no real target for Pinchbeck United ahead of the start of the new Uhslport UCL Premier Division season this weekend. The Knights, who are still without a manager after talks with their preferred candidate broke down, have the daunting task of hosting title hopefuls Rugby Town on Saturday (3pm). Pinchbeck would almost ...

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Top six is the target for Holbeach United boss Barnes ahead of UCL season opener

Phil Barnes insists that Holbeach United will again target a top six finish in the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division this season. The new Tigers boss, who replaced Danny Hussey over the summer, takes his side to Anstey Nomads on Saturday (3pm) for his first game in the top job before welcoming Deeping Rangers for a derby on Wednesday (7.45pm). Barnes, ...

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Ford fires Holbeach United to FA Cup victory but Pinchbeck soundly seen off by St Neots

A late Josh Ford winner earned Holbeach United an Emirates FA Cup win over Kirby Muxloe on Wednesday night, while Pinchbeck United lost at home to St Neots Town. In a tight tussle at Carter’s Park, Ford scored with a fine finish four minutes from time to give Holbeach a 1-0 win and set up a tie with Sheffield FC ...

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Late Barton strikes see Spalding United dumped out of Emirates FA Cup

Spalding United 1Barton Town Old Boys 3 Three late goals in five minutes sent Spalding United crashing out of the Emirates FA Cup on Tuesday night. The Tulips looked to be heading to an extra preliminary round victory over Barton Town Old Boys when Scott Floyd fired home a super opener on just five minutes at the Sir Halley Stewart ...

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Exciting triple signing for Spalding United on eve of the new season

Spalding United announced three big signings on Monday as they ramped up their preparations for the new season. The Tulips have landed experienced striker Spencer Weir-Daley, formerly of Boston United, on dual forms from Peterborough Sports. Weir-Daley netted twice in Spalding’s 4-1 win over Holbeach United on Saturday playing as a ‘triallist’. BIG SIGNING: Shane Clarke (left) tangles with Josh ...

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Pre-season: Four-some Spalding sink Holbeach, Pinchbeck on-song and Moulton impress at Star

Spalding United romped to a pre-season victory over perennial rivals Holbeach United on Saturday, while Pinchbeck United also enjoyed a big derby win and Moulton Harrox earned a decent draw. Starting with South Holland’s big two, it was Spalding who handed Holbeach a 4-1 home reverse to lift the Lincolnshire Free Press Trophy at Carter’s Park. Goals from Lewis Brownhill ...

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Chairman Coomes wants Pinchbeck United to have a new boss in place for opener

Pinchbeck United chairman Gary Coomes hopes to have a new manager in place for Wednesday night’s (September 2) Emirates FA Cup clash with St Neots Town. The Extra Preliminary Round clash at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field (7.45pm) is the Knights’ first competitive game of the new season, with up to 150 fans expected to be able to attend. ...

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Boss Barnes feels Holbeach United are ready for his first competitive game in charge

Phil Barnes is happy with the state of his Holbeach United job ahead of his first competitive game in charge of the club. The Tigers host Kirby Muxloe in the FA Cup on Wednesday (September 2, 7.45pm) as the delayed 2020/21 season finally gets under way. Barnes, who replaced Danny Hussey over the summer, saw his side beaten by Wisbech ...

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Spalding United chief Thorogood confident that his side are up for the FA Cup

Lewis Thorogood feels Spalding United are perfectly prepared for the start of the new season. The Tulips get their 2020/21 campaign under way with an Emirates FA Cup extra preliminary round clash with Barton Town Old Boys at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field on Tuesday (7.45pm). Having been taken over by AK Holdings owner and CEO Andrew Killingsworth last ...

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Pre-season: Will’s winner gives Holbeach United victory over Pinchbeck

A last-gasp strike from Will Barnes earned Holbeach United a 2-1 pre-season win over neighbours Pinchbeck United on Wednesday night. The Tigers came from behind to win the derby at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field, setting up a Lincolnshire Free Press Trophy final with perennial rivals Spalding United at Carter’s Park on Saturday (3pm). An off-the-ball incident saw Mario ...

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Pre-season: Ten-man Spalding United see off Wakes to reach trophy final

Spalding United booked their place in the final of the Lincolnshire Free Press Trophy with a 2-0 win over UCL Division One side Bourne Town on a wet and windy Tuesday night. Spalding started four triallists – and two of them combined to open the scoring on 15 minutes, while another was sent off shortly afterwards. That didn’t deny Thorogood’s ...

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Pre-season: 80-strong crowd see Holbeach United lose to Wisbech, Fenton sinks Deeping Rangers

The latest round of pre-season friendly fixtures on Saturday saw a number of derby clashes. Perhaps the pick of the fixtures saw Holbeach United entertain higher-graded rivals Wisbech Town at Carter’s Park. With close to 80 fans allowed into the ground for the first time since government guideiines for non-league football were relaxed, the Fenmen emerged as 2-0 winners. oth ...

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Brownhill brothers to return to Tulips

Both of the Brownhill brothers are returning to Spalding United for next season. Midfielder Lewis Brownhill was last season’s captain and returns to the club following a spell at Newark Flowserve towards the end of the 19/20 season. He was previously an FA Vase winner in 2018 with Thatcham Town. Striker Joel Brownhill was the club’s top scorer last term ...

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Time for a change as Dunn walks away from Knights

Jaded Ian Dunn admits that he has no regrets over his decision to resign as player/manager of Pinchbeck United. Six years after taking on the Knights job for a second time, Dunn informed chairman Gary Coomes of his intention to leave the UCL Premier Division club last Tuesday night. The former Spalding United and Holbeach United striker walks away as ...

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Braithwate back after making Star U-turn

Joe Braithwaite has rejoined Holbeach United following a bizarre transfer tussle with UCL Premier Division rivals Peterborough Northern Star. The centre-back, who has had multiple spells with the Tigers over the years, officially returned to Carter’s Park on Saturday as the Tigers enjoyed a 5-0 friendly win over South Holland neighbours Crowland Town. However, he had been announced as a ...

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Get the fans back in for the FA Cup season opener

The competitive season for Spalding, Holbeach and Pinchbeck will officially start on Tuesday, September 1 in the FA Cup though it looks likely to be behind closed doors. That’s much to the annoyance of Spalding United manager Lewis Thorogood who is on the committee working to start the Northern Premier League Division One South East season on September 19. All ...

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Tributes to Holbeach sportsman Ish

A member of one of Holbeach’s best known sporting families died at his home on July 19. Anthony Keeble, who was known by the nickname Ish, of Willders Garth, was 77. In his younger days he played football for Holbeach United FC, graduating from the Colts team to the Tigers’ senior side in which he was a solid, dependable defender. ...

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Injuries are the main concern as Tulips return to the Sir Halley

Spalding United 0 Peterborough Sports 3 Spalding United’s return to action for the first time since March proved a tough one against a strong Peterborough Sports side. The result of the first pre-season friendly was never particularly important for Tulips manager Lewis Thorogood whose side have been in training for several weeks. But he’ll be particularly disappointed with injuries including ...

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