Football

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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Barnes: Long Desborough trip will be a big test of Holbeach United’s mettle

Phil Barnes is looking forward to seeing how his Holbeach United side handle Saturday’s tricky trip to Desborough Town. Visiting the Northamptonshire-based sides in the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division is seen as a true test of the Tigers’ mettle, given that they harbour aspirations of being a top six side once again this year. Having secured their first league win ...

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New chief Crozier wants to make Pinchbeck United a more competitive outfit

New Pinchbeck United manager Tom Crozier is looking to build a solid foundation for the club to move forward. Appointed last week, the former Bourne Town and Boston Town coach led the Knights to a 1-1 draw at Lutterworth Town in his first game as boss on Saturday. He was happy enough with what he saw at the weekend, but ...

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Wednesday football: Back-to-back wins for Holbeach but Pinchbeck battered by Boston

Holbeach United enjoyed a 4-1 win over Peterborough Northern Star on Wednesday night, while Pinchbeck United were smashed 7-0 at home by Boston Town. Starting with the Tigers, goals from Jonny Lockie (2), Will Barnes and Jon Fairweather gave them all three points at Carter’s Park. Connor Pilbeam had made it 1–1 just after the break, but Phil Barnes’ side ...

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Plenty of positives for Spalding United boss Thorogood despite first league defeat

Loughborough Dynamo 1 Spalding United 0 Spalding United may have lost their 100 per cent league record at Loughborough Dynamo on Tuesday night – but boss Lewis Thorogood was full of praise for his side. A deflected 82-minute winner from Karl Demidh gave hosts Dynamo all three points in a tight Pitching In NPL South East Division clash at the ...

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Patterson hopes Moulton Harrox are primed to hit top form on their home return

Upbeat assistant boss Bobby Patterson wants to see Moulton Harrox deliver a dominant display on their return to Broad Lane this weekend. Harrox made it back-to-back victories in the ChromaSport PDFL Premier Division on Saturday when they came from behind to beat hosts Cardea 3-2. Goals from Joe Townsend, Jonny Clay and Andy Law got the job done for Moulton ...

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PDFL round-up: Crowland tame Lions to get back to winning ways, rare Coddington hat-trick

Two goals from Danny Firth helped Crowland Town pick up an eye-catching 3-1 win over Stamford Lions on Saturday. They bounced back from a first ChromaSport PDFL Premier Division loss of the season to rack up a third win, with Stephen Wells the other scorer at Snowden Field. The victory leaves Crowland fourth in the table, two places and three ...

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Barnes praises key Drury save as Holbeach United smash six in first league win

Holbeach United 6GNG Oadby Town 0 Five different players were on the scoresheet as Holbeach United turned on the style to secure their first win of the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division season. Jon Fairweather (10), Will Barnes (31), Josh Ford (33 and 63), Spencer Tinkler (37) and Jonny Lockie (90) all netted as the Tigers thrashed Oadby Town 6-0 at ...

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Kacirek grabs point for Pinchbeck United as new boss Crozier declares himself happy

Lutterworth Town 1Pinchbeck United 1 Pinchbeck United picked up a battling point at Lutterworth Town in Tom Crozier’s first game as boss on Saturday. The Knights looked set for another long afternoon when frontman Tendai Dare fired hosts Lutterworth into a second-minute lead in the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division fixture. But Pinchbeck, who handed debuts to new signings Kevin Annan, ...

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Saturday football: Holbeach smash six to get first league victory, Kacirek nets point for Pinchbeck, Harrox win

Holbeach United romped to a 6-0 win over GNG Oadby Town on Saturday, while Pinchbeck United picked up a 1-1 draw at Lutterworth Town in Tom Crozier’s first game as boss. Starting with the Tigers, goals from Josh Ford (2), Jonny Lockie, Will Barnes, Spencer Tinkler and Jon Fairweather gave them a first Uhlsport UCL Premier Division win of the ...

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Clarke double sends Spalding United top as boss lauds ‘dream’ start to season

Spalding United 2Carlton Town 0 Two Shane Clarke strikes fired Spalding United to a 2-0 win over Carlton Town on Saturday as they moved to the top of the early Pitching In NPL South East Division table. Influential midfielder Clarke netted on three and 60 minutes at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field as the Tulips made it two wins ...

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