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Pinchbeck United to return to UCL action on Saturday but Holbeach United one of many clubs to delay restart

South Holland’s two teams in the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division have taken vastly different stances as to how the season should continue. After Lincolnshire was placed in the Tier 3 (very high alert) of the government’s new restrictions, the UCL – like many other leagues up and down the land – offered its clubs the choice on how to proceed. ...

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Facilities at Holbeach United’s Carter’s Park to get a makeover after £88k grant

Holbeach United have been awarded a grant from the Premier League, The FA and Government’s Football Foundation to upgrade their changing rooms and club house facilities. The Football Foundation is the UK’s largest sports charity and exists to improve the experience of playing football for everyone, by championing fair access to quality facilities. This grant will enable Holbeach, who play ...

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Boss Barnes wants Holbeach United to stay positive despite ‘gutting’ cup final loss

Holbeach United 0 Rothwell Corinthians 1 Phil Barnes admitted that everyone at Holbeach United was “gutted” as they lost the 2019/20 KitmanUK League Cup final 1-0 on Wednesday night. A solitary second-half strike from Tom Mills fired Rothwell Corinthians to a 1-0 win in a very tight final at Blackstones FC’s Lincoln Road ground – making it three final defeats ...

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Holbeach United boss Barnes bags Boston’s Bayliss ahead of rearranged KO Cup final

Phil Barnes feels Holbeach United have pulled off a big transfer coup after enticing free-scoring forward Fraser Bayliss to join from rivals Boston Town. Bayliss, who can play on the wing or in attack, has nine goals from 12 appearances this season – putting him among the top scorers in the league. He was one of Barnes’ top summer targets ...

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Barnes unsure when football will return after seeing six-game unbeaten run ended by Harborough

Holbeach United 0 Harborough Town 1 Phil Barnes reckons that Saturday’s home defeat to Harborough Town may be the last fixture at Carter’s Park in 2020. A first-half goal from Dan Forbes (43) handed the Tigers their first ChromaSport UCL Premier Division defeat since September 9 in what was a rain-hit fixture. But all the talk afterwards was the impending ...

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Non-elite football facing 28-day suspension when English lockdown begins on Thursday

There will be no football for any of South Holland’s sides after Thursday following a statement from Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday. All non-elite football will be suspended from Thursday (November 5), with no exceptions. That means that, after Pinchbeck United’s Uhlsport UCL Premier Division game at Boston Town on Tuesday (7.45pm) and Holbeach United’s UCK KO Cup final ...

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Saturday football: Ranger marks Tulips debut with a goal in thriller, Holbeach and Pinchbeck lose at home

Nile Ranger marked his Spalding United debut with a goal as they drew at Belper Town on Saturday, while Holbeach United lost at home to Harborough Town and Pinchbeck United were thrashed by Lutterworth Town in Lewis Thorogood’s first game as boss. Starting with Spalding, they trailled three times in Gaby Zakuani’s first game as permament boss before battling back ...

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Holbeach United are targeting first trophy since 2018 – but Barnes isn’t looking past Harborough

Phil Barnes says that he and his Holbeach United players want to lift the Uhlsport UCL Knockout Cup for their former team-mates and ex-boss Danny Hussey. The Tigers will take on UCL Premier Division rivals Rothwell Corinthians in the re-arranged 2019/20 final at Blackstones on Wednesday night (7.30pm). Then managed by Danny Hussey, Holbeach reached the final back in February ...

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Rain saves the day in Shepshed clash as Barnes admits Holbeach United got lucky

Shepshed Dynamo 2Holbeach United 0match abandoned after 72 mins A waterlogged pitch prematurely ended Holbeach United’s game at Shepshed Dynamo just 18 minutes from time on Saturday – and boss Phil Barnes admits his side got the better end of the bargain. The Tigers were 2-0 down at The Dovecote Stadium as Shepshed’s Liam Canavan (35) and Shay Brennan (51) ...

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Saturday football: Spalding and Pinchbeck both beaten again, Holbeach game abandoned due to rain

Spalding United suffered a sixth defeat in as many games as they went down 2-0 at Worksop Town on Saturday, while Pinchbeck United were thumped at home and Holbeach United saw their game at Shepshed Dynamo abandoned. In the Pitching In NPL South East Division, goals from Lewis Gibbens (35) and Gavin Allott (57 pen) saw the Tulips beaten again. ...

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Barnes left feeling aggrieved as Holbeach United are forced to settle for a point at Wellingborough

Wellingborough Town 2Holbeach United 2 Another red card proved costly for Holbeach United on Tuesday night as they drew 2-2 at Wellingborough Town. The Tigers looked set for another Uhlsport UCL Premier Division win when Alex Lowery put a Josh Ford cross into his own net (18) and Jordan Elston rifled home a superb second (45) to put them 2-0 ...

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Barnes full of pride as Elston double powers an impressive Holbeach United comeback

Holbeach United 2 Loughborough University 1 Phil Barnes saluted Holbeach United’s best win of the season so far as they came from behind to beat much-fancied Loughborough University 2-1 at Carter’s Park on Saturday. Jordan Elston’s first two senior goals for the Tigers on 55 and 72 minutes wiped out Kieran Smith’s first-half opener (18) to secure a win against ...

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Saturday football: Elston double earns ten-man Tigers a huge win, Tulips and Pinchbeck beaten again

Jordan Elston struck twice to give Holbeach United an impressive 2-1 win over Loughborough University on Saturday, while Spalding United were knocked out of the FA Trophy by Bedford Town and Pinchbeck United suffered another league loss. Starting with Holbeach, they looked to up against it in their Uhlsport UCL Premier Division clash when Kieran Smith fired slick visitors Loughborough ...

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Barnes hopeful Holbeach United will have learned a lesson ahead of Loughborough Uni test

Phil Barnes wants Holbeach United to exact a measure of revenge against bogey side Loughborough University on Saturday (3pm). The Tigers play host to a side that have scored five goals on each of their past two visits to Carter’s Park, including a 5-1 victory in the FA Vase last month. Barnes admits that his team had something of an ...

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Comfortable derby win as Holbeach United put Sleaford to the sword

Holbeach United 3 Sleaford Town 0 Holbeach United cruised to a 3-0 derby win over Sleaford Town on Wednesday night. First-half goals from Michael Frew and Joe Smith put the Tigers in a commanding position at the break, before Josh Ford’s penalty made it three late on. The victory is a third from seven Uhlsport UCL Premier Division games so ...

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Saturday football: Defeats for Spalding United and Pinchbeck United, Moulton smash seven

Both Spalding United and Pinchbeck United saw their poor form continue on Saturday as they suffered disappointing defeats. In the Pitching In NPL South East Division, Spalding slipped to a 3-1 home loss against Chasetown to extend their losing run to three games. Alex Curtis, Kris Taylor and Joey Butlin got the goals for visitors Chasetown at the Sir Halley ...

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Barnes closing in on Sutton star Clitheroe as Holbeach United get rare weekend off

Phil Barnes has spoken to Long Sutton Athletic striker Jake Clitheroe about bringing him back to Holbeach United. The prolific frontman enjoyed a great spell with the Tigers during Tom Roberts’ spell as boss, but has spent the past few seasons playing in the ChromaSport PDFL. Holbeach slapped in a seven-day notice of approach for Clitheroe last week and Barnes ...

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Barnes pleased with Holbeach United’s character after securing late point at Desborough

Desborough Town 1Holbeach United 1 A goal six minutes into added time from Josh Ford earned Holbeach United a deserved draw at Desborough Town on Saturday. On a wet and dreary day in Northamptonshire, Barnes Gladman’s first-half strike looked to be enough to separate the sides. But frontman Ford struck deep into added time to make it four Uhlsport UCL ...

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Saturday football: Ford rescues draw for Holbeach United at Desborough, Spalding and Pinchbeck see games postponed

Holbeach United rescued a late point at Desborough Town on Saturday to make it four games unbeaten in the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division. On a day when both Spalding United and Pinchbeck United saw their games postponed due to the heavy rain, Holbeach looked to be heading for a defeat when Barnes Gladman netted for hosts Desborough late in the ...

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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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