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Impressive Duggan show can’t prevent heavy Spalding United defeat

Tadcaster Albion 3 Spalding United 0 After another goalless first half Spalding United were once again put to the sword by promotion-seeking Tadcaster Albion at the i2i Stadium on Saturday. Two weeks earlier, again in the north East, the Tulips had shared equal footing with Evo-Stik NPL East Division leaders Morpeth Town until the hour mark – but ultimately suffered ...

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Saturday football: Magic Maltby inspires seven-up Pinchbeck, Tigers tamed by Swans and Tulips tumble at Tadcaster

Ollie Maltby scored a wonder goal as Pinchbeck United romped to a 7-0 success over Northampton ON Chenecks on Saturday, but Holbeach United suffered a 3-0 home reverse against Newport Pagnell Town and Spalding United were beaten 3-0 at Tadcaster Albion. Starting in the Future Lions UCL Premier Division, Pinchbeck were the big winners of the day with an emphatic ...

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Returning Acar can be Spalding United’s key man in bid to avoid drop

Talented winger Jenk Acar has been backed to lead Spalding United to safety ahead of his long-awaited return to the starting line-up this weekend. Tulips chief Matt Easton considers Acar to be his best attacking threat and admits that he’s been badly missed over the past three months. Easton confirmed that Acar will start in Saturday’s tough-looking trip to Evo-Stik ...

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Holbeach United boss Hussey expected a tough battle with “impressive” Newport Pagnell

Holbeach United go into Saturday’s tough-looking Future Lions UCL Premier Division clash with Newport Pagnell Town (3pm) in a confident mood. The fourth-placed Tigers booked their place in the Knockout Cup final with a 2-0 win over Leicester Nirvana on Wednesday, but now turn their attentions to another Carter’s Park fixture this weekend. Boss Danny Hussey scouted eighth-placed Pagnell in ...

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Star washout not the worst news for Pinchbeck United after busy run of games

Player/boss Ian Dunn admits that he was relieved that Tuesday night’s fixture at Peterborough Northern Star was postponed. The Knights saw their Future Lions UCL Premier Division clash at the Branch Bros Stadium called off due to the heavy rain in Peterborough causing the pitch to be waterlogged. Dunn had a host of first team players either unavailable or carrying ...

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Holbeach United book Knockout Cup final place after Nirvana success

Holbeach United 2 Leicester Nirvana 0 Holbeach United have reached the final of the Future Lions UCL Knockout Cup after a 2-0 win over Leicester Nirvana at Carter’s Park on Wednesday night The Tigers, fourth in the UCL Premier Division table, were hot favourites to progress against a Nirvana side that hadn’t won since January – and so it proved ...

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Sunday football round-up: Trio of trebles in huge Kirton Town victory

An amazing three hat-tricks were scored in the same game as Kirton Town crushed Mulberry 11-5 in a goal-crazy Spalding and District Sunday League clash at the weekend. Third-placed Kirton moved to within a point of the leaders with the huge win, as Ashley Davis (3), Sam Reed (3), Josh Dunworth (2), Matt Tyrrell (2) and Ashley English all found ...

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PDFL round-up: Rivals Tydd and Long Sutton battle out an exciting derby draw

The spoils were shared in Saturday’s ChromaSport PDFL Premier Division derby between rivals Tydd and Long Sutton Athletic at the Fenland Stadium. The free-scoring Jake Clitheroe bagged a double for Tydd, but his heroics were cancelled out by strikes from Connor Bell and Brandon England for the Magpies. The draw keeps Sutton 14th, while Tydd are eighth. In Division One, ...

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Dunn “gutted” as Pinchbeck United are denied impressive win by late penalty

Rugby Town 1 Pinchbeck United 1 An injury-time penalty left Pinchbeck United “gutted” on Saturday as they were denied a memorable win at Rugby Town. The Knights led at half-time thanks to an Ollie Maltby finish from a Lee Beeson corner, but Edwin Ahenkorah’s penalty deep into injury time pinched a point for the hosts in the Future Lions UCL ...

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Saturday football: Injury-time penalty denies Pinchbeck a big win, Tigers game off after Oadby fold

A 94th-minute penalty denied Pinchbeck United a memorable win at Rugby Town on Saturday, while Holbeach United were left without a game due to opponents Oadby Town folding on Friday. Starting with Pinchbeck, they looked set for a massive Future Lions UCL Premier Division victory at Rugby but were ultimately frustrated in a 1-1 draw. The Knights led at half-time ...

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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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