Football

Pinchbeck United chief Dunn happy enough with point at Wellingborough

Wellingborough Town 2 Pinchbeck United 2 Player/boss Ian Dunn accepted that 2-2 was the right result as his Pinchbeck United side were held at Wellingborough Town on Saturday. Lloyd Buckby gave the hosts the lead with a close-range effort in the Future Lions UCL Premier Division clash at the Dog and Duck, but Pinchbeck were back level before half-time thanks ...

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Saturday football: Late Mettam double fires Tulips to win, Tigers smash seven and Pinchbeck held

A last-gasp Leon Mettam penalty gave Spalding United a surprise 2-1 win over Belper Town on Saturday, while Holbeach United romped to a 7-0 victory at Wellingborough Whitworth and Pinchbeck United drew 2-2 at Wellingborough Town. Starting with Spalding, two goals in the final seven minutes from Mettam gave them an unlikely Evo-Stik NPL East Division win at the Sir ...

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Boss Hayes wants to build on a top two years with Holbeach United

Seb Hayes is celebrating two years as Holbeach United manager this week – and he’s proud of the work he’s done at Carter’s Park so far. Wednesday night’s 2-1 win over Sleaford Town marked 100 games in charge of the Tigers for Hayes, who has won 63 of those matches. He feels that his record stands up to any Holbeach ...

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Easton buoyed by Spalding United’s strength of character ahead of Belper battle

Despite seeing his Spalding United side drop into the bottom two in Evo-Stik NPL East Division, boss Matt Easton insists that he has much to pleased about. The Tulips chief was delighted to see his side “sneak” a draw at relegation rivals Stockbridge Park Steels last weekend (see page 37) despite being down to the bare bones squad-wise. He’s hoping ...

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Resurgent Pinchbeck United expecting a tough Wellingborough test

Player/boss Ian Dunn has warned his high-flying Pinchbeck United side not to underestimate Saturday’s hosts Wellingborough Town. The Knights moved back up to fifth in the Future Lions UCL Premier Division table after snapping their three-game losing streak last weekend and are bidding to gather momentum ahead of the busy Christmas period by winning at the Dog and Duck (3pm). ...

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Tricks and Braithwaite fire Holbeach United to derby win and third place in table

Holbeach United 2 Sleaford Town 1 Holbeach United climbed up to third in the Future Lions UCL Premier Division after coming from behind to bet Sleaford Town 2-1 on Wednesday night. Scott Coupland gave Sleaford a half-time lead at Carter’s Park, but second-half efforts from James Tricks and Joe Braithwaite fired the Tigers to all three points. The match was ...

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Sunday football round-up: Jubilee see off Old Boys to progress in Lincs Sunday Cup

Spalding and District Sunday League leaders Jubilee picked up an impressive 3-2 win at Old Boys United in the Lincs Sunday Cup. Goals from Declan Earth, Danny Maddison and Nigel Steadman fired the table toppers into the next round of the county competition at Washingborough. Back in the league, Kirton Town moved level on points with Jubilee after walloping hosts ...

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PDFL round-up: Rovers end Harrox’s hopes of retaining county crown

Moulton Harrox’s defence of the Lincs FA Junior Cup is over following a 2-1 defeat at Tetney Rovers on Saturday. In a game played at Thoresby Road in Louth, the hosts raced into a 2-0 lead before Dalius Kisla pulled one back. There was no late leveller for Kev Nottingham’s charges, who return to ChromaSport PDFL Premier Division action at ...

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Dunn full of praise as Pinchbeck United shoot down Star to end losing streak

Pinchbeck United 2 Peterborough NS 0 Ryan Oliver marked his home debut with a typical goal as Pinchbeck United ended their three-game Future Lions UCL Premier Division losing streak in impressive style on Saturday. Hitman Oliver headed the Knights into the lead against Peterborough Northern Star at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field, before the recalled Tony Edwards completed a ...

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FA Vase defeat hard to take for Hayes as Godmanchester dump Holbeach United out

Godmanchester Rovers 2 Holbeach United 0 Holbeach United’s fine run in the Buildbase FA Vase ended with a 2-0 third round defeat at Godmanchester Rovers on Saturday. Late goals from Joe Furness (72) and Austen Diaper (83) sent the hosts through at Bearscroft Lane, with a depleted Tigers outfit powerless to resist. With boss Seb Hayes missing the game for ...

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It’s Marshall law for Spadling United as Conor grabs a late leveller

Stocksbridge Park Steels 1 Spalding United 1 By RAY TUCKER Michael Duggan making a penalty save and Conor Marshall scoring a last-gasp leveller were key factors in Spalding United returning home from Yorkshire with a valuable Evo-Stik League East Division point on Saturday. Keeper Duggan tipped a 38th-minute Scott Ruthven penalty past the post at Stocksbridge Park Steels, while Marshall’s ...

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Saturday football: Tulips snatch late point, Tigers out of FA Vase and Pinchbeck back to winning ways

Spalding United netted a last-gasp leveller to secure a 1-1 draw at Stocksbridge Park Steels on Saturday, while Holbeach United suffered a 2-0 FA Vase defeat at Godmanchester Rovers and Pinchbeck United bagged a 2-0 home success over Peterborough Northern Star. Starting with the Tulips, they looked set for another defeat in Evo-Stik NPL Division One East when Litchfield fired ...

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Hayes admits that two-week period is pivotal for Holbeach United’s season

Seb Hayes admits that the next two weeks could end up defining Holbeach United’s season. The Tigers took on Wellingborough Town in the last eight of the Future Lions UCL Knockout Cup tonight (7.45pm), then head to Godmanchester Rovers in the third round of the Buildbase FA Vase this Saturday (3pm). UCL Premier Division clashes with Sleaford (home, Wednesday, 7.45pm) ...

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New signings Jackson and Oliver backed to improve stuttering Pinchbeck United

Player/manager Ian Dunn is hoping that new signings Nick Jackson and Ryan Oliver will help Pinchbeck United recapture their early season form. The Knights have now lost three Future Lions UCL Premier Division games on a spin after last Saturday’s 2-0 reverse at Oadby Town and have fallen from second to seventh in the table. Dunn always insisted that Pinchbeck, ...

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Easton: Lowly Spalding United are better than league position suggests

Boss Matt Easton reckons that Spalding United are in a false position in Evo-Stik NPL Division One East. After suffering last-gasp heartache against high-flying Tadcaster Albion last Saturday (see page 37), the Tulips dropped down to 18th in the table – just one point off the foot. However, the Tulips have just endured a November that saw them play a ...

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Billy bags double to fire Holbeach United into semi-finals of League Cup

Holbeach United 2 Wellingborough Town 1 Two goal from Billy Smith fired Holbeach United into the semi-final of the Future Lions UCL Knockout Cup on Wednesday night. Winger Smith struck in each half to help the Tigers sink Wellingborough Town 2-1 at Carter’s Park. Holbeach will now take on Leicester Nirvana in the semi-final and are hoping to go one ...

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PDFL round-up: Danny’s double as Moulton Harrox get back on track

Table-topping Moulton Harrox shrugged off back-to-back defeats in the ChromaSport PDFL Premier Division to win 3-1 at Oakham United on Saturday. A double from Danny Maddison and another Joe Townsend goal – his 16th of the season helped extend Harrox’s lead at the top to seven points. Kev Nottingham’s charges now turn their attention to the defence of their Lincs ...

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Stevens back with a goal as Holbeach United get back to winning ways

Holbeach United 2 Northampton ON Chenecks 0 Jamie Stevens marked his return to the starting line-up with a goal as Holbeach United bounced back from a rare defeat to beat Northampton ON Chenecks 2-0 on Saturday. Central defender Stevens, who was only making his third appearance of the season following his summer switch from Wisbech Town, buried a typical header ...

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Third league loss on spin for luckless Pinchbeck United at Oadby

Oadby Town 2 Pinchbeck United 0 Bemused player/boss Ian Dunn admitted that his Pinchbeck United side just aren’t getting any luck after seeing them slump to a third Future Lions UCL Premier Division defeat on the spin. Goals from Tom Mangan and James Ireland gave hosts Oadby Town a 2-0 triumph on Saturday and demoted the Knights down to seventh ...

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Late heartbreak for Spalding United after much-improved show

Spalding United 0 Tadcaster Albion 1 A resurgent Spalding United were desperately unfortunate not to get a share of the Evo-Stik League Division One East spoils against high rolling Tadcaster Albion at the Sir Halley Stewart Field on Saturday. Following two back-to-back 3-0 defeats the Tulips pulled out all of the stops to ensure their Yorkshire visitors, holding third place ...

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