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PDFL round-up: Gosling and Barnes fire Holbeach United Reserves to derby delight

Holbeach United Reserves edged out rivals Wisbech Town Reserves 2-1 in a high-profile ChromaSport PDFL Premier Division derby on Saturday. First-half goals from Tom Gosling and veteran midfielder Steve Barnes got the job done for Omar Joof’s Tigers, who fended off a comeback when Samuel Cubberley netted for the Fenmen. There was also an eye-catching top flight win for Crowland ...

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Newport Pagnell draw leaves Holbeach United chief Roberts feeling conflicted

Newport Pagnell 1 Holbeach United 1 Tom Roberts admitted that he and his Holbeach United side left Willen Road with mixed emotions on Saturday. The Tigers picked up an admirable 1-1 draw at high-flying Newport Pagnell Town to keep their unbeaten start to the ChromaSport UCL Premier Division season going. But they had looked like returning home with all three ...

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Late goals deny Spalding United and Holbeach United maximum points

Spalding United and Holbeach United picked up draws against potential title rivals on Saturday – but both will feel like they should have taken maximum points. The Tulips drew 2-2 against Gresley in Evo-Stik NPL Division One South having led 2-0, while the Tigers were pegged back to 1-1 by hosts Newport Pagnell Town having gone ahead in the first ...

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Holbeach United facing a test of their title credentials at rivals Newport Pagnell

Holbeach United boss Tom Roberts believes Saturday’s table-topping tussle at Newport Pagnell (3pm) will be the acid test to his side’s cracking start to the season. The Tigers are still unbeaten in the United Counties League Premier Division after winning five and drawing two of their opening seven league games. Their fine start has moved Holbeach up to third place ...

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Tigers urged to maintain momentum

Holbeach United boss Tom Roberts is urging his in-form Tigers to maintain their early season momentum.   Roberts’ side have won four and drawn one of their opening five United Counties League Premier Division matches ahead of their home clash with Huntingdon tonight (Wednesday).   They are at home again on Saturday when fifth-from-bottom Oadby visit Carter’s Park (3pm).   ...

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Unbeaten Tigers move into third place after thrilling win

Holbeach United moved up into third place in the United Counties League Premier Division standings after a thrilling 5-4 home victory over Huntingdon Town on Wednesday night.   Five different goalscorers found the net for the Tigers who, despite having Jamie Stevens sent off for the second time this season, are still one of only two Premier Division sides with ...

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Tigers defy dismissal to continue fine start

Holbeach defied the dismissal of striker Jake Clitheroe to maintain their unbeaten league record at a sodden Carter’s Park on Saturday. The Tigers were forced to play most of the second half with ten men after Clitheroe saw red for a challenge on Peterborough Northern Star’s Sam Wilson. However, the sending off seemed to kick-start the home side into action ...

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Player performances can solve selection headache

Holbeach boss Tom Roberts has challenged his players to help solve his own selection headache. The Tigers, with the exception of the injured Adam Jackson, are now on the verge of having a full squad available for the first time this season. Goalkeeper Rick Drury, defender Jamie Stevens and strikers Stuart Eason and Josh Ford all returned to the Holbeach ...

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Roberts stays positive despite Tigers’ first loss

Tigers boss Tom Roberts felt his side should draw on the positives rather than dwell on Saturday’s narrow FA Cup defeat at higher level Dereham Town. Holbeach gave their Ryman League Division One North hosts a real run for their money in the first qualifying round clash despite missing a host of first-team regulars. Goalkeeper Rick Drury, defensive lynchpin Jamie ...

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Holbeach United bidding to cause an Emirates FA Cup upset at Dereham

Holbeach United are plotting an Emirates FA Cup upset on Saturday as they make the trip to Ryman League Division One North side Dereham Town (3pm). The Tigers, who have enjoyed great success in the competition in recent years, go into the first qualifying round clash as slight underdogs. Player/boss Tom Roberts, who is without suspended skipper Jamie Stevens, banned ...

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PDFL round-up: Gosling double helps Holbeach United Reserves bounce back

Resurgent Holbeach United Reserves showed great character to win 3-2 at Thorney in the ChromaSport PDFL Premier Division on Saturday. Having been thrashed 9-1 by Moulton Harrox on the previous Tuesday, a double from Tom Gosling and a further effort from James Ward earned Omar Joof’s side their third league win of the season. The win leaves Holbeach 11th in ...

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Clitheroe nets double in six-y showing from Holbeach United

Holbeach United 6 Long Buckby 2 Free-scoring Holbeach United smashed Division One side Long Buckby for six as they cruised to victory in the ChromaSport UCL Knockout Cup on Saturday. A double from Jake Clitheroe (24 and 40), an Ash Knights own goal (29) and further strikes from Nick Jackson (36), Spencer Tinkler (49) and Josh Ford (80) got the ...

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Holbeach United player/boss Roberts happy that ‘nobody is talking’ about his side

Pleased player/boss Tom Roberts is happy for his Holbeach United side to continue flying under the radar this season. The Tigers have quietly gone about their business this campaign, going unbeaten in their five ChromaSport UCL Premier Division and Emirates FA Cup clashes. This Saturday sees Holbeach welcome UCL Division One side Long Buckby to Carter’s Park for a UCL ...

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Holbeach United’s goal-den Emirates FA Cup show pleases player/boss Roberts

Kirkley & Pakefield 3 Holbeach United 4 Tom Roberts saluted a job well done as his Holbeach United side fended off a spirited Kirkley and Pakefield comeback to win 4-3 in The Emirates FA Cup Preliminary Round on Saturday. The Tigers cruised into a 4-0 lead at Walmer Road thanks to goals from Spencer Tinkler (18), Josh Ford (42 and ...

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Sweet FA Cup trips for South Holland duo Spalding United and Holbeach United

Spalding United and Holbeach United both earned fine away wins in The Emirates FA Cup Preliminary Round on Saturday. The Tulips were 3-0 victors at Bury Town to book a trip to Mickleover Sports in the next round, with Bradley Wells (2) and Andrew Wright notching for Dave Frecklington’s side. Meanwhile, the Tigers picked up a 4-3 win at Kirkley & Pakefield ...

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Tigers have incentive to claim FA Cup win

Holbeach United boss Tom Roberts believes there are plenty of incentives to help inspire his side to FA Cup glory this weekend. The Tigers make the trip to face Eastern Counties League Premier Division side Kirkley and Pakefield in the preliminary round on Saturday. As well as a cash reward of nearly £2,000 for the winners, both sides also know ...

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Tigers maintain impressive start

Holbeach United maintained their impressive start to the Premier Division season with a 4-2 victory over Sleaford Town last night on their home United Counties League bow.   The Tigers, having already pocketed four points from tricky away trips to Yaxley and Cogenhoe, produced another solid showing to account for their previously-unbeaten visitors.   A first half goal brace from ...

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Holbeach defy setbacks to hit back twice for a point

Holbeach twice hit back to earn a share of the spoils in Saturday’s United Counties League Premier Division clash at Compton Park. The visitors overcame the setback of conceding a goal inside the opening minutes and then having Jamie Stevens dismissed for dissent in the dying throes to pocket a point. The Tigers had gone into the clash on the ...

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Tigers already starting to show their character

Tigers boss Tom Roberts is hoping the key to Holbeach’s success this season could be in the close-knit squad of players he has assembled. The Carter’s Park outfit have won both of their two competitive matches so far this season. They followed up last Saturday’s 4-1 FA Cup success at home to Swaffham by beating much-fancied United Counties League Premier ...

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Disciplined display clips Cuckoos wings

A disciplined defensive display helped Holbeach United get their United Counties League Premier Division campaign off to winning start on Tuesday night.   The Tigers set up to frustrate the free-scoring Cuckoos who had smashed 12 goals past league rivals Huntingdon Town in Saturday’s FA Cup clash.   And the plan worked a treat as Holbeach stifled Yaxley’s attacking threat ...

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