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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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Saturday football: Nine-man Tulips off to flying start, Vase woe for Tigers and Knights, Harrox win opener

Spalding United made a flying start to the new Pitching In NPL South East Division season by beating Sutton Coldfield Town 3-0 on Saturday, but both Holbeach United and Pinchbeck United suffered hefty defeats in the FA Vase. Starting with the Tulips, goals from Joel Brownhill (8), Spencer Weir-Daley (24) and Jamie Goddard (44) gave them the perfect start in ...

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The only way is up! Thorogood wants Spalding United to push for promotion

Ambitious boss Lewis Thorogood reckons his Spalding United squad is now equipped to mount a promotion push ahead of the start of the new Pitching In NPL South East Division season. The Tulips welcome Sutton Coldfield Town to the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field on Saturday (3pm) as they bid to make a flying start to the new campaign. Having ...

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Buoyant Bobby confirms that a title charge is the target for Moulton Harrox again

It will come as no surprise to followers of Moulton Harrox that they are targeting the ChromaSport PDFL Premier Division title this season. The perennial challengers, who haven’t finished outside of the top three since 2014, finally get their season under way at Uppingham Town on Satuday (2pm). New assistant boss Bobby Patterson, who enjoyed a decorated spell with Harrox ...

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Burmor Projects deliver sponsorship boost to Crowland under-13s

Burmor Projects has extended its sponsorship backing for CrowlandJuniors under-13s. The Market Deeping-based construction firm has provided a new home kit and personalised training tops for the team. Burmor managing director Luke Boekestyn, pictured with captain Dylan Enright, said: “I’m really pleased to be able to continue our support of the team with this sponsorship. “These past few months have ...

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Siemienczuk is spot-on for Pinchbeck United as they secure first league point

Pinchbeck United 1Peterborough Northern Star 1 Tom Siemienczuk’s late penalty earned Pinchbeck United their first point of the new Uhlsport UCL Premier Division season last Wednesday night. The frontman, who is a new signing for the Knights, scored from the spot five minutes from time at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field to peg back rivals Peterborough Northern Star in ...

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Caretaker Tate remains keen on taking Pinchbeck United job on a permanent basis

Alfie Tate has reiterated his desire to take over Pinchbeck United on a permanent basis. The 20-year-old caretaker boss, who recently became the youngest manager in the history of the Emirates FA Cup, has overseen the Knights’ first three games of the season. Pinchbeck chairman Gary Coomes recently admitted that he’s “hit a brick wall” in his search for a ...

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PDFL round-up: Two wins from two for impressive Crowland, five-star Tigers

Crowland Town’s fine start to life back in the ChromaSport PDFL Premier Division continued on Saturday as they beat Leverington Sports 2-0. Goals from Chris Winstanley and sub Jake Woodward were enough at Snowden Field, as Crowland made it two wins from as many games. It was also a good day for Holbeach United Reserves, who raced to a 5-2 ...

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Barnes satisfied as Holbeach United get up and running with derby draw against Boston Town

Boston Town 1Holbeach United 1 Holbeach United finally collected their first Uhlsport UCL Premier Division point of the season on Tuesday night after drawing 1-1 at rivals Boston Town. The Tigers made a dream start to the derby duel and went ahead when he headed home Josh Ford’s cross inside five minutes. But Boston are a tough side to beat ...

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Positives for Pinchbeck United caretaker boss Tate to take despite heavy away loss

Wellingborough Town 4Pinchbeck United 1 Caretaker boss Alfie Tate saw plenty of reasons to be positive despite seeing Pinchbeck United lose 4-1 at Wellingborough Town on Saturday. Lloyd Buckby (pens 25 and 76), Bayley Leslie (65) and George Wingrove (9) netted the goals as Wellingborough sentenced the Knights to a second successive defeat in the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division. Skipper ...

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No excuses from Barnes as Newsham’s heroics see Holbeach United exit FA Cup

Holbeach United 0Sheffield FC 4 Phil Barnes admitted that striker Marc Newsham was the difference between the sides as Holbeach United suffered a 4-0 home defeat in the Emirates FA Cup on Saturday. Ace hitman Newsham helped himself to a perfect hat-trick in the first half with goals on 16, 26 and 41 minutes at Carter’s Park as Sheffield led ...

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