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Fixtures: Holbeach United’s ChromaSport UCL Premier Division schedule for 2016

Holbeach United face two tricky away trips at the start of the new ChromaSport UCL Premier Division season. The Tigers visit Yaxley on August 9 and then Cogenhoe United on August 13, with both teams expecting to challenge in the top eight. The first home game for Tom Roberts and his side is against Sleaford Town on August 17, while ...

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Late Longville-Daley strike steers Spalding United to Boston United victory

Boston United 0 Spalding United 1 A late goal from Rhys Longville-Daley earned Spalding United an eye-catching 1-0 win at Boston United in the Lincs FA Senior Cup on Saturday. Longville-Daley, on as a second-half substitute at The Jakemans Stadium, turned home from close range in the 90th minute to ensure the Tulips won Dave Frecklington’s first competitive game as ...

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Pre-season: Varley off as Tulips hold King’s Lynn, Pinchbeck wallop Wisbech

Spalding United kicked off their pre-season schedule with a fiery 1-1 draw at King’s Lynn Town on Tuesday night. Michael Clunan’s second-half penalty put hosts Lynn ahead at The Walks, only for Bradley Barraclough to level on his bow. Another debutant, Matt Varley, was sent off moments later for a tackle that incited a big brawl as they match finished ...

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Pre-season: Wins for Holbeach United and Pinchbeck United, Long Sutton soundly beaten

Holbeach United kicked off their pre-season fixtures with a 3-1 victory at Bourne Town on Friday night. The Tigers were 1-0 up at half time at the Abbey Lawn when Jake Clitheroe headed home a cross from new signing Adam Jackson. Bourne hit back early in the second half, but Stacy Cartwright fired home a superb free kick to put ...

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South Holland duo Spalding United and Holbeach United handed tricky tests in FA Cup

Both Spalding United and Holbeach United have learned their fate in the the early rounds of this season’s FA competitions after the draw was made on Friday. Holbeach enter the FA Cup in the extra preliminary round and will host Swaffham Town at Carter’s Park on August 6. Should the Tigers  progress through to the preliminary round, they face an away trip ...

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Holbeach United’s Community Sports Academy’s Summer Sixes are a massive success

Holbeach United’s second annual ‘Summer Sixes’ tournament has been hailed as a massive success. The Tigers welcomed an impressive 72 teams, ranging from under-17 to under-12, to their King’s Academy base at Penny Hill over the weekend, with 32 playing on Saturday and 40 on Sunday. Although no home teams walked away with a trophy – the under-12 side did ...

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Lure of return “home” to Holbeach United enticed Cundy to take on assistant boss role at Carter’s Park

Martyn Cundy has admitted that the lure of Holbeach United convinced him to get back into the management game after being appointed as Tom Roberts’ number two at Carter’s Park. The former Moulton Harrox chief hasn’t been involved in the managerial side of football since resigning his position at Broad Lane back in 2011. Having enjoyed spells with Holbeach, Spalding ...

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Ready to roll! Holbeach United boss Roberts expecting a closer UCL this year

Excited player/boss Tom Roberts admits that he is happy with his summer business so far after taking his first pre-season session with his new-look Holbeach United squad. The Tigers reported back for duty on Tuesday night, with fresh recruits Adam Jackson, Spencer Tinkler, Stuart Eason and Tyler Wright joining the vast majority of last season’s squad at Carter’s Park. Roberts, ...

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Spalding Sunday League aces switch to Holbeach United after U-turn from bosses

The Spalding Sunday League will have a high-profile new team among its ranks next season after Holbeach United Sunday confirmed their membership. Managed by joint player/bosses Tim Cole and Josh Ford, Holbeach Sunday have been formed after defending champions Pinchbeck United Sunday disbanded. Cole and Ford took control of league affairs for Pinchbeck last season, with chief Tom Roberts taking ...

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Holbeach United boss Roberts means business with big double deal

Tom Roberts has hailed a double transfer coup that has seen Holbeach United lure Spencer Tinkler and Stuart Eason to Carter’s Park for next season. Defender Tinkler has agreed to join from ChromaSport UCL Premier Division rivals Deeping Rangers, having made more UCL appearances for them than any other player. Striker Eason, who had a loan spell with Spalding United ...

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Holbeach United tie-up four more players and reveal their pre-season plans

Holbeach United have enjoyed a productive week off the pitch by securing the services of four more key players for next season and revealing their pre-season plans. Tigers player/boss Tom Roberts has convinced keeper Ricky Drury, winger Aaron Eyett and striker Jake Clitheroe to remain at Carter’s Park for next season. Also agreeing to feature for the first team next ...

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Pinchbeck United stalwart Pete feels time is right to stand down

A stalwart behind Pinchbeck United for the last 17 years says now is the right time to stand down. Pete Roberts has had a hand in every position at the Knight Street club, latterly as chairman for three years. “I think now I’m getting nearly 60 I want a bit more free time,” he said. Pete’s association with the club ...

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‘Jacko’ leaves Tulips to travel less with Holbeach United

Adam Jackson has ended a remarkable three-year spell at Spalding United to commit to Holbeach United. Tigers manager Tom Roberts is a happy man, with the left-back’s agreement coming just days after club skipper Jamie Stevens pledged his immediate future. Jackson has built quite a reputation at The Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field for consistency and reliability.Incredibly, he missed just ...

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Roberts reveals his delight at keeping skipper Stevens at Holbeach United

Boss Tom Roberts reckons that Holbeach United have signalled their intent by securing the services of skipper Jamie Stevens for next season. The centre-back, rated as the best defender in the UCL Premier Division by player/boss Roberts, has already agreed a deal to stay at Carter’s Park for next season. Although the season has only just finished, Roberts felt that ...

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Boss Roberts felt it was a season of ‘ifs, buts and maybes’ for Holbeach United

Player/boss Tom Roberts has admitted that Holbeach United’s season could have gone down as one to remember. Finishing fourth in the ChromaSport UCL Premier Division – albeit 27 points behind champions Kempston Rovers – reaching the UCL Knockout Cup final and enjoying a memorable FA Cup run would be good enough for most Step Five teams. But Roberts, who took ...

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The fourth is with Holbeach United after impressive comeback victory

Holbeach United 5 Wisbech Town 3 Holbeach United clinched fourth place in the ChromaSport UCL Premier Division with a thrilling 5-3 win over Wisbech Town in their final fixture on Wednesday night.  Jake Clitheroe put the Tigers ahead inside ten minutes at Carter’s Park, but a six-minute hat-trick from Michael Frew (13, 16 & 19) put the Fenmen 3-1 up ...

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Clitheroe at double as four-some Holbeach United end losing streak in style

Holbeach United emphatically ended their run of seven ChromaSport UCL Premier Division losses on the spin with a 4-0 win over Kirby Muxloe on Saturday. The Tigers were in dominant form at Carter’s Park and led 2-0 at half time thanks to goals from Jake Clitheroe (33) and Aaron Eyett (38). Clitheroe’s second of the game 16 minutes from time ...

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Heartbreak for Holbeach United as spot-on Peterborough Sports make UCL history

Peterborough Sports 0 Holbeach United 0 (PSL win 6-5 on penalties) It was penalty shoot-out agony for Holbeach United on Monday as Peterborough Sports made ChromaSport UCL history by becoming the first Division One side to lift the Knockout Cup. After 120 goalless minutes at Deeping Rangers’ Haydon Witham Stadium the Tigers were defeated 6-5 on spot-kicks, with Lee Beeson, ...

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Robbo: Holbeach United are underdogs in final against Peterborough Sports

Tom Roberts feels Holbeach United couldn’t have asked for a tougher test in Monday’s ChromaSport UCL Knockout Cup final. The Tigers are gearing up for a final clash against Division One champions Peterborough Sports at Deeping’s Haydon Whitham Stadium (3pm). Jimmy Dean’s Sports won 33 of their 36 league games this season – and are are expected to be amongst the ...

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Popular comeback as ace Allen returns from 15-month injury lay-off

Popular defender Jonny Allen made his long-awaited return to the field on Sunday. Allen, who hasn’t played since breaking his leg playing for Holbeach United against Cogenhoe United 15 months ago, lined-up for Pinchbeck United Sunday in their 3-2 win over Leisure League at the weekend. Adam Jackson, Billy Smith and Jon Smith netted for table-topping Pinchbeck, but the result took ...

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