Tigers

Hayes reckons Holbeach United are looking the part so far in pre-season

Boss Seb Hayes reckons it’s a case of “so far, so good” for his Holbeach United side over pre-season. After beating Skegness Town 6-2 on Saturday and thrashing at Wisbech St Mary 8-0 on Tuesday night, the Tigers chief is ready to step things up a notch ahead of the start of the new ChromaSport UCL Premier Division season against ...

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Pre-season: Tulips exit county cup but other South Holland sides bag goals galore

Spalding United bowed out of this year’s Lincolnshire FA Senior Cup as Grantham Town eased to a 3-0 victory in Friday night’s quarter-final clash. A Paul Walker own goal (8) and strikes from Danny Meadows (16) and George Couzens (71) were enough for the higher-graded Gingerbreads at The Meres, in what was the Tulips’ first competitive game of the 2017/18 ...

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Football fixtures: Holbeach United’s 2017/18 matches announced

The first half of Holbeach United’s 2017/18 fixture schedule in the ChromaSport UCL Premier Division has been announced. As previously announced, the Tigers kick-off their campaign with a home date against Sleaford Town as part of the UCL/PDFL Groundhop day. The stand-out games see Holbeach visit Wisbech Town on Boxing Day, while the clashes with rivals Boston Town are on ...

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Pre-season round-up: Leckie off the mark as Holbeach United hold Peterborough Sports, Pinchbeck win

Lewis Leckie notched his first goal for Holbeach United on Tuesday night as they kicked off their pre-season games with a 1-1 draw with Peterborough Sports. Ex-Spalding United midfielder Lewis Webb put promoted ChromaSport UCL Premier Division champions Sports 1-0 up at Carter’s Park, but Leckie levelled from the penalty spot after fellow new signing Will Bird was fouled. The ...

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Happy Hayes eager to get started

Holbeach United boss Seb Hayes can’t wait to get started after an impressive pre-season training regime at Carter’s Park.   The Tigers play their opening pre-season friendly on Tuesday night when last season’s United Counties League Premier Division champions Peterborough Sports visit Carter’s Park (7.45pm).   Hayes has been delighted with the response from his players after his first pre-season ...

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Holbeach United Hayes not overly worried as rivals snap up Munton and Pinner

Seb Hayes insists that he’s still happy with his Holbeach United squad despite losing two more players to ChromaSport UCL Premier Division rivals. The Tigers boss always expected combative midfielder Ollie Pinner to move to Boston Town, but admits he’s disappointed to have lost young striker Zak Munton to Peterborough Northern Star. Munton, signed from Bourne Town last season, scored ...

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Happy Hayes hungry for success after revealing Holbeach United signing spree

Buzzing boss Seb Hayes feels his Holbeach United squad is taking shape nicely after announcing agreements to sign four new players. Hayes has persuaded strikers Will Bird (Deeping Rangers) and Lewis Leckie (Blackstones) to switch to Carter’s Park, while he’s also raided Sleaford Town for winger George Asplin. The Tigers chief also has a verbal agreement to sign Sleaford defender ...

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A host of South Holland sides set for UCL/PDFL Groundhop clashes in late July

Competitive league football returns early for South Holland sides this season – because of the UCL/PDFL Groundhop initiative. Pinchbeck United get the new ChromaSport UCL campaign under way on Friday, July 28 with their first-ever game in UCL Division One. They will visit relegated Huntingdon Town for a showdown at Jubilee Park (7.45pm). Saturday (July 29) then sees Holbeach United ...

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Holbeach United Community Sports Academy young guns toast top campaign at bash

More than 230 children got their hands on silverware as Holbeach United Community Sports Academy held their popular end of season presentation day last weekend. Members of the Tigers’ under-7, under-8, under-9, under-10, under-11, under-12, under-13, under-14 and under-16 boys teams, plus the under-14 girls, were all at King’s Academy for the bash. Those aged from under-7 to under-10 were ...

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Hayes salutes star duo Ford and Stevens as pair swap Holbeach United for Fenmen

Holbeach United boss Seb Hayes has paid tribute to Josh Ford and Jamie Stevens after the talented duo agreed switches to ChromaSport UCL Premier Division rivals Wisbech Town. Club captain Stevens and last season’s top scorer Ford were announced as Wisbech players on Monday night, with Hayes admitting he’s been fighting to keep the pair from the first day he ...

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Jackson and Tinkler take top awards at Holbeach United presentation night

The top awards were spread out at Holbeach United’s end of season presentation night last Saturday. Captain Nick Jackson landed the coveted player’s player of the season prize, while Spencer Tinkler took home the manager’s player of the year gong and the first team’s clubman award. Teenage talent Dan Dougill’s breakthrough season was rewarded with the young player of the ...

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Player/boss Cole salutes ‘Sunday family’ after invicible Tigers complete title treble

Jubilant co-player/boss Tim Cole has paid tribute to his invincible Holbeach United Sunday side after they wrapped up a terrific treble. Having already won the Lincs Sunday Cup and League Knockout Cup, the Tigers clinched the Spalding and District Sunday League crown last Wednesday with a dominant 21-1 victory over Mulberry at Carter’s Park. Top scorer Billy Smith smashed six ...

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Hayes: Back me long-term and I’ll win silverware with Holbeach United

Ambitious manager Seb Hayes has vowed to make Holbeach United regular contenders for silverware if he’s given time at Carter’s Park. Hayes, who replaced Tom Roberts as Tigers chief back in December, took charge of 21 games over the 2016/17 season – wining ten, losing ten and drawing one. That saw Holbeach finish in seventh place in the standings, which ...

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Youthful Holbeach United conclude campaign with ‘harsh’ Wellingborough loss

Holbeach United 1 Wellingborough Town 2 A last-gasp goal saw Holbeach United end a transitional ChromaSport UCL Premier Division season with a 2-1 home defeat against Wellingborough Town on Saturday. The Tigers looked to be heading for at least a share of the spoils at Carter’s Park when George Zuerner jumped off the bench to bag a 68th-minute leveller, wiping ...

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Hayes hopes Holbeach can end on a high

Holbeach boss Seb Hayes is hoping his side can end their United Counties League Premier Division campaign on a high this weekend. The Tigers bring down the curtain on their season with a home match against in-form Wellingborough at Carter’s Park with a seventh place finish secured. But Hayes wants his charges to finish with a flourish against the visiting ...

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Star struck by five-goal burst from clinical Tigers

A devastating five-goal burst in just 23 minutes helped Holbeach United to a spectacular away success on Saturday.   The five-star victory came against the odds for the Tigers who defied a lengthy injury and suspension list to return from Chestnut Avenue with all three points. Such was the extent of their unavailabilities that goalkeeper Rick Drury played outfield while ...

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Sunday Tigers battle back clinch Knockout Cup and second part of potential treble

Treble-chasing Holbeach United Sunday needed extra time to defeat Sutton Bridge United Sunday 4-2 as they lifted their second trophy in as many weekends. The Tigers were crowned Spalding and District Sunday League Knockout Cup champions at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field, one week after landing the Lincs FA Sunday Cup. However, a shock looked to be on the ...

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Hayes tells his Holbeach United players to show some pride after Wisbech walloping

Wisbech Town 7 Holbeach United 2 Gutted boss Seb Hayes admitted that Holbeach United were “cannon fodder” in Monday’s 7-2 humbling at Wisbech Town. Hayes was forced to field a hugely depleted side in the ChromaSport UCL Premier Division clash against the Fenmen, who made them pay big time. Luke Wilson netted the opener inside 20 seconds, before Alex Beck ...

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Disappointing derby defeat for Holbeach United after ‘pathetic’ late penalty

Holbeach United 3 Boston Town 4 Frustrated Seb Hayes rued giving away a “pathetic” late penalty as his Holbeach United side lost 4-3 to struggling rivals Boston Town on Saturday. The Poachers, 20th at the start of play, went ahead when Danny Maddison’s 18th-minute free kick evaded everyone and found the net. Mitch Griffiths’ 25th-minute cross was headed home by ...

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Monday football round-up: Spalding United clinch third but Holbeach United smashed for seven

Spalding United wrapped up third place in Evo-Stik NPL First Division South with a 2-0 win at Lincoln United on Monday, while Holbeach United were humbled 7-2 at Wisbech Town in the ChromaSport UCL Premier Division.  Starting with the Tulips, late goals from Brad Wells (82) and Conor Higginson (pen 85) gave Chris Rawlinson’s side an impressive win. They will ...

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