Tigers

Tigers find finishing touch to make FA Cup progress

Holbeach United’s clinical finishing proved the difference as they made FA Cup progress at Carter’s Park on Saturday. The Tigers were probably flattered by the final scoreline as their Eastern Counties Division One visitors created just as many chances in the extra preliminary round tie. However, some wayward Swaffham shooting and crucial saves from home goalkeeper Ricky Drury helped smooth ...

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Holbeach United are gunning for more FA Cup magic as Swaffham test looms

Holbeach United are hoping to make waves in the FA Cup yet again as they prepare for their first competitive game of the season on Saturday. The Tigers play host to Eastern Counties League Division One side Swaffham Town in the extra preliminary round on Saturday (3pm), with the winners drawn away at Kirkley & Pakefield or Walsham Le Willows ...

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Two off as Spalding United edge out Holbeach United in fiery friendly derby

It’s rarely dull when Holbeach United and Spalding United square off – and that was the case in Tuesday night’s friendly at Carter’s Park. A first-half penalty from Lincoln City loanee Andrew Wright settled the contest, but it was two red cards and a mass brawl before half time that left everyone talking. A late tackle from Nathan Whitehead triggered ...

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Tulips smash Star for seven, Stamford edge out Tigers, Sutton and Crowland beaten

Spalding United were South Holland’s big winners on Saturday as they romped to a 7-0 friendly win at Peterborough Northern Star. On the final weekend of pre-season action, the Tulips had goals from Andrew Wright (17), Paul Walker (pen 45), Sam Downey (55 and 60), Tom Waumsley (70 and 73) and Nathan Whitehead (86) to thank for their success. Holbeach United, ...

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New signing Jackson hands Holbeach United injury blow after breaking his ankle

Holbeach United’s pre-season plans have been hit by the news that new signing Adam Jackson has broken his ankle. Left back Jackson, signed from Spalding United, injured himself in an off-the-field incident on Sunday. It’s unclear how long the two-time ChromaSport UCL Premier Division winner will be sidelined for, but player/boss Tom Roberts is hoping that it won’t be for ...

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Pre-season: Holbeach United and Pinchbeck United continue their winning ways

Holbeach United and Pinchbeck United both enjoyed pre-season friendly wins on Tuesday night. The Tigers defeated ChromaSport PDFL Premier Division side Netherton United 2-1 at Carter’s Park, with all of the goals coming in the second half. Stuart Eason put the Tigers ahead soon after the break at Carter’s Park, but Dean Giglio levelled before Josh Ford fired the winner from ...

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Two young Holbeach United teams are on lookout for new players

Holbeach United Yellow under-14s are in need of a few new players ahead of the coming season. The young Tigers, who play in the Peterborough Junior Alliance League Division One, are looking for players going into school year nine next year. Contact manager Stuart Clark on 07831 400052 if you are interested. Holbeach United under-10s Black (under-11s next season) are ...

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Spalding United hit for five at Yaxley, Holbeach United in four-some form

Spalding United’s unbeaten pre-season was ended by a 5-2 defeat at Yaxley on Saturday, while Holbeach United cruised to a 4-0 win at Wisbech St Mary. The Tulips, who had been water-tight in their earlier friendly fixtures, were sunk by goals from Phil Stebbing (2), Dan Cotton (2) and Scott Bogusz at In2itive Park. Brad Barraclough did bag a brace ...

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Allen return delights Holbeach United boss Roberts but Cartwright suffers ankle knock

Popular full-back Jonny Allen managed 70 minutes for Holbeach United in their 0-0 friendly draw at Oakham United on Saturday as he continues his recovery from a badly broken leg. Seeing the two-time UCL Premier Division title winner back on the field was a big boost for Tigers player/boss Tom Roberts, who was also buoyed by Josh Ford, Ollie Pinner ...

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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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