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Holbeach United looking to get the best out of Lockie ahead of Star showdown

Danny Hussey is hoping that new signing Jonny Lockie will find his feet at Holbeach United. Tigers chief Hussey, who gave Lockie his first team debut as a teenager at Spalding United, has wrapped up a deal to bring the speedy striker to Carter’s Park. Having left the Tulips for Deeping Rangers earlier in the season, Lockie will be looking ...

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Maltby hits double as Pinchbeck United bounce back in fine style

W’Boro Whitworth 1 Pinchbeck United 5 Five-star Pinchbeck United eased past rock-bottom Wellingborough Whitworth 5-1 on Tuesday night to move within four points of fourth place in the Future Lions UCL Premier Division. Having seen their lengthy unbeaten run ended by Deeping Rangers on Saturday, the Knights bounced back in typical style at London Road. Skipper Andrew Tidswell smashed Ian ...

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PDFL round-up: Nice and three-sy for Moulton Harrox in cup semi-final

Moulton Harrox booked their place in the final of the PFA Senior Cup with an impressive 3-0 victory over Stamford Lions on Saturday. Declan Earth (35), Marcus Parry (60) and Tom Panton (79) grabbed the goals in front of a crowd of 114 at Broad Lane for Kev Nottingham’s side, setting up a final with Whittlesey Athletic. That clash is ...

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Hussey impressed with second-half showing as Bird treble inspires a huge Holbeach United win

Holbeach United 9 W’Boro Whitworth 0 Ruthless Holbeach United crushed Future Lions UCL Premier Division basement boys Wellingborough Whitworth 9-0 at Carter’s Park on Saturday. The goals came from Will Bird (3), Jack Smith (2), Josh Ford (penalty), Kieran Hamilton, James Tricks and Billy Smith for Danny Hussey’s Tigers, as they moved seven points clear in fourth place. It’s now ...

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Easton pleased with Spalding United’s ‘deserved’ victory over relagation rivals

Carlton Town 1 Spalding United 2 Matt Easton admitted that he was both relieved and delighted as Spalding United won their crunch clash at Carlton Town 2-1 on Saturday. The Tulips moved six points clear of the Evo-Stik NPL East Division drop zone after defeating their relegation rivals, with James Hugo (28) and Romario Martin (81) netting the vital goals. ...

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Saturday football: Tigers hit nine, crucial victory for Tulips and Pinchbeck edged out by Deeping

Holbeach United romped to a 9-0 victory over Wellingborough Whitworth on Saturday, while Spalding United picked up a vital 2-1 win at Carlton Town and Pinchbeck United lost 1-0 at home to Deeping Rangers. For the Tigers, the goals came from Will Bird (3), Jack Smith (2), Josh Ford, Kieran Hamilton, James Tricks and Billy Smith put the Future Lions ...

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Pinchbeck United eye up a league double over red-hot rivals Deeping Rangers

Ian Dunn admits that Pinchbeck United will have “no chance” of finishing above rivals Deeping Rangers if they don’t win Saturday’s derby at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field (3pm). The Knights, who slipped down to fifth in the Future Lions UCL Premier Division table after Saturday’s game at Peterborough Northern Star was postponed, haven’t had a fixture since January ...

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Holbeach United won’t be taking anything for granted against struggling Whitworth

Boss Danny Hussey has warned his Holbeach not to take basement side Wellingborough Whitworth lightly at Carter’s Park on Saturday (3pm). Fourth-placed Holbeach will be without keeper Ricky Drury for the Future Lions UCL Premier Division clash and have been told to approach the game like any other. Hussey said: “I’ve been down the bottom of the table during my ...

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Spalding United braced for crunch relegation battle at Carlton Town

It’s a case of “must not lose” for Spalding United at relegation rivals Carlton Town on Saturday (3pm). That’s the view of boss Matt Easton, who admits that the clash between two of Evo-Stik NPL East Division’s bottom four could be a big day in the race for survival. Just four points spans Wisbech Town in 15th and Gresley in ...

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Braithwaite winner helps comeback kings Holbeach United see off ten-man Eynesbury

Eynesbury Rovers 1 Holbeach United 2 Gutsy Holbeach United came from behind once again to claim an impressive 2-1 victory at fellow high-fliers Eynesbury Rovers on Tuesday night. The Tigers, who came from 2-0 down to win 4-2 at ON Chenecks on Saturday (see page 37), were 1-0 down at half-time thanks to a Steve Gentle strike on 36 minutes. ...

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Hussey not entirely happy despite seeing Holbeach United hit back to win at Chenecks

ON Chenecks 2 Holbeach United 4 Jack Smith helped himself to a hat-trick on his Holbeach United return as the Tigers battled back to beat hosts Northampton ON Chenecks 4-2 on Saturday. On another day hit by postponements due to the weather, the Tigers looked set for a long day when they fell 2-0 down early on at Billing Road ...

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PDFL round-up: Barnes bags late leveller to deny Harrox in derby draw

A late equaliser from youngster William Barnes earned Holbeach United Reserves a battling 1-1 draw with Moulton Harrox on Saturday. ChromaSport PDFL Premier Division leaders Harrox had led for a long period at Carter’s Park thanks to another Joe Townsend goal. But Barnes jumped off the bench to level with around ten minutes to go, as Holbeach’s second string became ...

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Saturday football: Jack back with a hat-trick as Tigers go fourth, Pinchbeck game off and Tulips drop to 17th

Jack Smith helped himself to a hat-trick on his Holbeach United return as the Tigers battled back to beat hosts Northampton ON Chenecks on Saturday. On another day hit by postponements due to the weather, the Tigers looked set for a long day when they fell 2-0 down early on at Billing Road. But Smith, re-signed from Pinchbeck United last ...

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Holbeach United bidding to get back on track after two weeks off

Frustrated Holbeach United boss Danny Hussey admits that having back-to-back fixtures postponed has sent him back to square one. Hussey, who took over at Carter’s Park in early January, has yet to witness his fifth-placed Tigers lose a Future Lions UCL Premier Division fixture – but has seen games with Eynesbury Rovers and Boston Town postponed in successive weekends. That ...

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Pinchbeck United eye a bright Star showing as ex-Boston United ace Vince signs

Ian Dunn feels that Pinchbeck United need to pick up three points at Peterborough Northern Star on Saturday (3pm) if they want to finish in the top four of the Future Lions UCL Premier Division this season. The Knights make the trip to the Branch Bros Stadium in a healthy fourth position, some ten points off second place. In what ...

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Easton: Four more wins should see Spalding United secure safety

Spalding United boss Matt Easton insists that this weekend’s results in Evo-Stik NPL East Division are of no interest to him. The Tulips face the rare prospect of a free weekend, which means that their relegation rivals have the chance to catch up on their games in hand. Spalding, 16th in the table but only three points off the bottom, ...

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PDFL round-up: First-half strikes send hot Harrox ten points clear

Moulton Harrox took a big step towards landing the ChromaSport PDFL Premier Division title on Saturday as they moved ten points clear at the top of the table. The table-toppers defeated Leverington Sports 2-0 at Broad Lane to extend their advantage, while champions and nearest challengers Netherton United were held to a 2-2 draw by Whittlesey Athletic. Striker Marcus Parry ...

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Sting in the tail for Spalding United as late Frickley strike settles clash

Spalding United 0 Frickley Athletic 1 By Ray Tucker A goal scored deep into added time denied Spalding United a potentially vital Evo-Stik NPL East Division draw at a frosty Sir Halley Stewart Field on Saturday as Frickley Athletic pinched the points. On a sticky playing surface thawing from a dusting of overnight snow and frost, the game was a ...

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Saturday football: Spalding United beaten at home as both Tigers and Knights see games postponed

Spalding United suffered a 1-0 defeat against Frickley Athletic in the only non-league game to beat the weather on Saturday. A second-half winner from Phil Watt settled the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field clash and keeps the Tulips in 16th place in Evo-Stik NPL East Division.  In the Future Lions UCL Premier Division, Holbeach United’s home date with Boston Town ...

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Hussey hopes striker Smith will be alright Jack at Holbeach United

Danny Hussey wants to get prolific striker Jack Smith smiling again as he bids to seal a swoop for the Pinchbeck United ace. Smith, who swapped Holbeach United for the Knights in December after a disagreement with then boss Seb Hayes, looks set to return to Carter’s Park ahead of Saturday’s home derby date with Boston Town (3pm). Tigers boss ...

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