Tigers

Boss Barnes brings in attacking duo to boost Holbeach United’s goal threat

Phil Barnes is hoping that adding two new attacking signings to his squad will help Holbeach United shake off their slow start to the season. The Tigers have snapped up former Pinchbeck United midfielder Tyler Wright from Moulton Harrox and right-sided frontman Andre Williams from Wisbech Town in a bid to boost an attack that has managed just four goals ...

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Barnes sees improvement but Holbeach United beaten by Long Eaton United again

Holbeach United 0 Long Eaton United 2 The wait for Holbeach United’s first win of the season drags on after Uhlsport UCL Premier Division North leaders Long Eaton picked up a 2-0 victory at Carter’s Park. Goals from Ben Hutchinson and Micah Jebbison sank the Tigers on Saturday, making it seven games without a win in all competitions for Phil ...

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Saturday football: Five-star Pinchbeck impress, Spalding held and Holbeach defeated

Pinchbeck United grabbed their best win in recent memory after thrashing Newark FC 5-2 on Saturday, while Spalding United drew 1-1 at Sutton Coldfield Town and Holbeach United slipped up 2-0 at home to Long Eaton United. The headline-grabbers on the day were Pinchbeck, as Enoch Opayinka fired four goals in a day to remember at the Sir Halley Stewart ...

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Holbeach United boss Barnes happy to welcome back key men for Long Eaton clash

Phil Barnes is relieved to have a full squad available again on Saturday as Holbeach United once again go in search of their first Uhlsport UCL Premier Division North win of the season. The Tigers, who were severely depleted in the 0-0 draw with Pinchbeck United last time out, have a different challenge facing them this weekend as they bid ...

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Holbeach United feeling happier than Pinchbeck United after drab derby draw

Holbeach United 0Pinchbeck United 0 Depleted Holbeach United battled to a 0-0 draw against South Holland rivals Pinchbeck United in a derby that both camps admitted was a drab affair. The Tigers were without almost an entire first team for the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division North derby at Carter’s Park on Saturday, with club legend and assistant manager Dean Elston ...

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Saturday football: Spalding United march on in FA Cup, Holbeach and Pinchbeck in derby stalemate

Spalding United picked up a 1-0 win at Tividale on Saturday to keep their Emirates FA Cup run going, while Holbeach United and Pinchbeck United battled out a 0-0 draw at Carter’s Park in the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division North. Starting with the Tulips, a second-half strike from Stefan Broccoli (47) settled the first qualifying round clash and banked Gaby ...

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Barnes: Pinchbeck United derby is ‘just another game’ for Holbeach United

Holbeach United boss Phil Barnes admits that this weekend’s derby game with Pinchbeck United doesn’t carry much extra significance for his side. The Tigers, whose traditional derby games have been with Spalding United, Boston Town and Wisbech Town over the years, face South Holland neighbours Pinchbeck at Carter’s Park on Saturday (3pm). The Knights have only been an Uhlsport UCL ...

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Barnes praises Holbeach United performance despite late Quorn loss

Holbeach United 1 Quorn 2 Two goals in the final 20 minutes sentenced Holbeach United to a 2-1 home defeat against Quorn on Saturday. In what was their first home game of the new Uhlsport UCL Premier Division North season, the Tigers made the perfect start when skipper Nick Jackson headed home from a corner on nine minutes. Quorn ex-pro ...

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Saturday football: Big away win for Spalding, Pinchbeck end hoodoo but Holbeach beaten

Spalding United picked up a fine 2-1 win at Corby Town on Saturday, while Pinchbeck United ended a lengthy winless run by seeing off Selston 3-1 and Holbeach United went down 2-1 at home to Quorn. Starting with the Tulips, goals from Chris Assombalonga (12) and Stefan Broccoli (49) secured Gaby Zakuani’s side all three points in the Pitching In ...

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Tuesday football: Derby defeats for Holbeach and Pinchbeck

Both Holbeach United and Pinchbeck United suffered derby defeats in the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division North on Tuesday night. Holbeach were handed a 4-1 reverse at Boston Town, while Pinchbeck slipped up 1-0 at Deeping Rangers. Starting with the Tigers, Harry Limb fired Boston 1-0 ahead following a Lee Beeson corner on 17 minutes, but Holbeach did hit back when ...

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Holbeach United pleased to welcome back key men for Boston Town derby

Phil Barnes reckons that Holbeach United will be considered the underdogs for Tuesday night’s Uhlsport UCL Premier Division derby at Boston Town (7.45pm). The Tigers have enjoyed a reasonably good recent record against the Poachers, but Barnes knows it’ll take a strong performance to return home from the DWB Stadium with a result. Holbeach, who have a free weekend due ...

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Barnes pleased with depleted Holbeach United after battling Heanor draw

Heanor Town 1 Holbeach United 1 Phil Barnes praised his depleted Holbeach United side as they picked up their first Uhlsport UCL Premier Division North point of the season with a 1-1 draw at Heanor Town on Saturday. The Tigers, who were without key men Rick Drury, Nick Jackson, Stacy Cartwright, Fraser Bayliss and Will Barnes for the tricky trip, ...

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Barnes eyeing up experienced heads for Holbeach United after rough start

Phil Barnes admits that his Holbeach United side need an injection of experience after their winless start to the season. The Tigers suffered a 3-0 reverse at Uhlsport UCL Premier Division north newboys Skegness Town last Wednesday, before slipping up 4-1 at Long Eaton United in the FA Cup on Saturday. Ahead of Saturday’s league clash at Heanor Town, Barnes ...

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Holbeach United fail to build on Elston’s opener in FA Cup exit at Long Eaton

Long Eaton United 4 Holbeach United 1 An early strike from young talent Jordan Elston was unable to inspire Holbeach United as they fell at the first hurdle in the Emirates FA Cup on Saturday. Elston, son of Tigers legend Dean, netted a superb opener at Grange Park when he fired home after a corner had been headed clear on ...

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Football round-up: Holbeach and Pinchbeck both fall at first hurdle in FA Cup

Both Holbeach United and Pinchbeck United were knocked out of the Emirates FA Cup at the Extra Preliminary Round stage on Saturday. The Tigers were handed a 4-1 reverse at Long Eaton United, while the Knights suffered a 1-0 home reverse against Skegness Town. Starting with Holbeach, all looked to be going to plan for Phil Barnes’ side when Jordan ...

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New-look Tigers set for step into the unknown

Happy Holbeach United boss Phil Barnes is looking forward to Saturday’s Emirates FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round trip to Long Eaton United. Barnes, who saw his side kick off their Uhlsport UCL Premier Division North campaign with a 3-0 defeat at much fancied Skegness Town on Wednesday night feels the Tigers are in a strong position ahead of the trip ...

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Football round-up: Pinchbeck held by Sleaford in opener, Holbeach soundly beaten at Skegness

The new Uhlsport UCL Premier Division North season got under way for South Holland sides on Wednesday night as Pinchbeck United drew 1-1 with Sleaford Town and Holbeach United lost 3-0 at Skegness Town. Starting with the Knights, a goal from Enoch Opayinka gave Lewis Thorogood’s new-look side a 1-0 lead at the break at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing ...

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New campaign for Pinchbeck and Holbeach set to kick off

The United Counties League Premier North season kicks off next week with both Holbeach and Pinchbeck United unsure what to expect. The 21-22 campaign kicks off next Wednesday night (August 4) with Pinchbeck United hosting Sleaford Town and Holbeach United travelling to Skegness Town. Tigers manager Phil Barnes described his club’s off-season as being ‘stop-start’ with Holbeach having to call ...

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Tigers hampered by isolation and injury concerns

Holbeach United were forced to call off last night’s (Wednesday) scheduled pre-season date at Moulton Harrox due to player unavailability. Tigers boss Phil Barnes has been hit by the requirement for numerous players to self-isolate due to possible COVID-19 exposure, while others were suffering with injuries. It’s the second game Holbeach have been forced to postpone at short notice during ...

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Derby date between rivals Holbeach and Bourne will raise vital funds

A charity match between two friendly rivals is aiming to raise money for the Sue Ryder Hospice in Peterborough. The under-18 teams from Holbeach United and Bourne Town will clash one last time at Carter’s Park on Thursday, June 29 (7.45pm), with all monies raised going to the palliative, neurological and bereavement support charity. Entrance on the night is £3 ...

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