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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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Saturday football round-up: Derby dismay for Holbeach but Pinchbeck and Moulton both bag 1-0 wins

Holbeach United suffered a 4-3 derby defeat against Boston Town at Carter’s Park on Saturday, while Pinchbeck United and Moulton Harrox both picked up wins. Starting in the ChromaSport UCL Premier Division, Holbeach saw their five-game unbeaten run ended by a late Danny Maddison penalty at Carter’s Park. Boston Town, 20th at the start of play, went ahead when Maddison’s ...

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Depleted Holbeach United set for tricky derby double against Boston Town and Wisbech

Seb Hayes admits that his Holbeach United squad is down to the bare bones ahead of an Easter derby double-header. The Tigers welcome Boston Town to Carter’s Park on Saturday (3pm), before visiting Wisbech Town on Easter Monday (also 3pm). Having set his players a target of remaining unbeaten for the rest of the ChromaSport UCL Premier Division season, Hayes ...

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Sunday best! Cole proud as Tigers are crowned county kings at Sincil Bank

Unstoppable Holbeach United Sunday lifted the Lincs FA Sunday Cup by beating The Notts FC 3-1 at Sincil Bank at the weekend. The Tigers are only the second team from the Spalding Sunday League to win the county competition, following in the footsteps of Pinchbeck United Sunday two years ago. It’s now an amazing 22 wins from as many games ...

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Late penalty halts Holbeach United’s winning run but Hayes is happy to extend unbeaten run

Holbeach United 2 Cogenhoe United 2 A late penalty denied Holbeach United a fifth ChromaSport UCL Premier Division win on the bounce on Saturday as Cogenhoe United held them to a 2-2 draw at Carter’s Park. The Tigers trailed 1-0 at the break following a classy Matt Long finish (43), but two quick-fire deflected strikes from Matt Warfield (75) and ...

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Saturday football: Acar fires Spalding United to vital win, Holbeach United pegged back by late penalty

Spalding United moved ever-closer to securing third place in Evo-Stik NPL First Division South with a 1-0 win at Kidgsrove Athletic on Saturday, while Holbeach United extended their unbeaten ChromaSport UCL Premier Division run to five games after drawing 2-2 at home to Cogenhoe United. Starting with the Tulips, Cenk Acar’s 73rd-minute strike was enough to settle a close contest ...

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Feel-good factor gives Sunday Tigers extra incentive ahead of Sincil Bank final

Excited Holbeach United Sunday co-boss Tim Cole feels that everybody in the town is behind them as they bid to win their first-ever trophy this weekend. The Sunday Tigers make the trip to Lincoln City’s Sincil Bank on Sunday to take on The Notts FC in the final of the Lincs Sunday Cup. Bossed by Cole and joint player/manager Josh ...

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In-form Holbeach United challenged to finish UCL Premier Division season unbeaten

Buoyant boss Seb Hayes has challenged his side to keep their fine run of form going and finish the ChromaSport UCL Premier Division season without losing another game. Having won their last four – including successes over Newport Pagnell Town and Eynesbury Rovers in the past week – the Tigers are back into the top six. Placing at least fifth ...

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PDFL round-up: Moulton Harrox Reserves finally lose unbeaten league record

After going 24 games unbeaten in ChromaSport PDFL Division One, Moulton Harrox Reserves finally lost on Saturday. Peterborough Polonia were the team to finally take Kev Nottingham’s table-toppers down, winning 3-2 at Broad Lane in a real thriller. Top scorer Declan Earth and defender Chris Hall netted for Harrox, but Karol Cieslak (28) and Adrian Mizia (71 & 80) struck ...

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