Football

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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Coach Crozier steps up to take top job as Pinchbeck United end search for boss

Pinchbeck United appointed Tom Crozier as their new first team manager on Thursday morning. He succeeds Ian Dunn, who left the club ahead of the new Uhlsport UCL Premier Division season after a lengthy and successful spell in charge. First team coach Alfie Tate had been in charge of the side since then, but it’s coach Crozier who has been ...

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Barnes feels his Holbeach United side are ready to fire after a stuttering start

It’s time for Holbeach United to kick-start their season after a frustrating run of results. That’s the view of boss Phil Barnes, as the Tigers bid to ignite their stuttering campaign with back-to-back home wins against fellow strugglers GNG Oadby Town (Saturday, 3pm) and Peterborough Northern Star (Wednesday, 7.45pm). After winning their first game of the season, a 1-0 Emirates ...

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Red-hot Spalding United eye a winning double as they bid to build on superb start

Lewis Thorogood wants Spalding United to build on their excellent start to the new Pitching In NPL South East Division season. The Tulips romped to a 3-0 victory over Sutton Coldfield Town last Saturday and now have two very winnable games within the space of four days. Saturday sees Carlton Town make the trip to the Sir Halley Stewart Playing ...

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Four South Holland junior teams are boosted by sponsorship from Bryan Thompson Windows

Bryan Thompson Windows have once again proved to be a great supporter of football in South Holland – this time by sponsoring four junior teams. Holbeach United under-15s black and red (pictured), Pinchbeck United under-13s and Long Sutton are all benefitting from the generosity shown by the Holbeach-based company.

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Pinchbeck United chairman Coomes expects to name a new manager ‘before the weekend’

Chairman Gary Coomes admits that Pinchbeck United could name a new manager before the weekend. The Knights supremo, who has spoken to numerous candidates, admits that the club have been either unwilling or unable to meet the demands of recent applicants. That has backed him into a corner, with an in-house appointment now looking more possible. Both Tom Crozier and ...

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PDFL round-up: Eaton fires four as super Sutton smash nine, Keeble nets top treble

Matt Eaton helped himself to four goals on Saturday as Long Sutton Athletic romped to a 9-0 win over hosts Oakham United in the ChromaSport PDFL Premier Division. The striker was on red-hot form as the Magpies registered the biggest win of the day in the top tier, sending them up to fifth in the table in the process. Brendan ...

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Patterson pleased as Moulton Harrox pass a stern test to start with a victory

Louis Steadman’s late screamer earned Moulton Harrox a hard-fought 2-1 win at Uppingham Town in their first ChromaSport PDFL Premier Division game of the season on Saturday. In a game assistant boss Bobby Patterson described as “the hardest start possible”, Moulton found themselves behind early on – only for Billy King to level with a penalty on the stroke of ...

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Thorogood salutes ‘perfect’ result as Spalding United ease to victory in opener

Spalding United 3Sutton Coldfield Town 0 Spalding United made the perfect start to the new Pitching In NPL South East Division season as they thrashed Sutton Coldfield Town 3-0 on Saturday. First-half goals from Joel Brownhill (8), Spencer Weir-Daley (24) and Jamie Goddard (44) got the job done for the Tulips at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field. But tempers ...

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Pinchbeck Unitd once again have sweet FA to celebrate after away Vase humbling

Aylestone Park 4Pinchbeck United 1 Pinchbeck United’s miserable record in FA competitions continued on Saturday as they were humbled 4-1 by lower-graded opposition. The Knights crashed out of the Buildbase FA Vase at UCL Division One side Aylestone Park, meaning they have still yet to win any FA competition fixture in their history. Goals from Tom Hill (20), Joseph Latham ...

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Boss Barnes keen to move on as Holbeach United are dumped out of the FA Vase

Holbeach United 1Loughborough University 5 Phil Barnes offered no excuses as Holbeach United crashed out of the Buildbase FA Vase on Saturday. The Tigers were handed a hefty 5-1 reverse by Uhlsport UCL Premier Division rivals Loughborough University at Carter’s Park – which is the second time the Scholars have hit five at Holbeach in as many visits. Tom Iaciofano ...

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