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Saturday football: Tigers back on-song, Tulips suffer late heartbreak and Pinchbeck lose again

Holbeach United got back to winning ways by seeing off Northampton ON Chenecks 2-0 on Saturday, while Spalding United went down 1-0 at home against Tadcaster Albion and Pinchbeck United slipped up 2-0 at Oadby Town. Starting with Holbeach, goals from Jamie Stevens and Luke Avis earned them all three points at Carter’s Park. The victory sends Seb Hayes’ Tigers ...

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Dunn: The fourth is still with Pinchbeck United despite rocky run

Defiant player/manager Ian Dunn is refusing to get carried away with Pinchbeck United’s recent dip in form. The Knights aren’t accustomed to rocky runs following two successive seasons of unprecedented success, but have now suffered back-to-back Future Lions UCL Premier Division defeats against Newport Pagnell (6-3) and Rugby Town (3-0). That has left them 14 points behind leaders Daventry Town, ...

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Holbeach United boss Hayes focuses on cup competitions after conceding league

Holbeach United chief Seb Hayes accepts that he’d “look like an idiot” if he claimed that his side were in the Future Lions UCL Premier Division title race. Saturday’s defeat at Wellingborough Town left the Tigers a massive 17 points off the top of the table, with Hayes now admitting that he is focusing on glory in the cup competitions. ...

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No excuses from Hayes as lacklustre Holbeach United see unbeaten run dashed

Wellingborough Town 2 Holbeach United 1 Boss Seb Hayes admitted that he was “gutted” as Holbeach United’s 12-game unbeaten streak came to an end at Wellingborough Town on Saturday. Shaun Wilkes gave hosts Wellingborough a first-minute lead in the Future Lions UCL Premier Division clash at the Dog and Duck, but James Tricks hit back on seven minutes. A controversial ...

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Saturday football: Tulips soundly beaten, surprise loss for Tigers and ten-man Pinchbeck punished

It was a day of defeats for South Holland’s top trio on Saturday as Spalding United crashed 3-0 at Pontefract Collieries, Holbeach United slipped up 2-1 at Wellingborough Town and ten-man Pinchbeck United were beaten 3-0 at home by Rugby Town. Starting with the Tulips, goals from Pontefract’s Michael Dunn (10), Eli Hey (pen 49) and Nicholas Guest (73) sentenced ...

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Dropping points not an option for Holbeach United if they want to challenge for the title

Holbeach United boss Seb Hayes admits that reeling in runaway Future Lions UCL Premier Division leaders Daventry Town will prove a difficult task. The Tigers are currently on an 12-game unbeaten run in all competitions, winning nine of those games, but find themselves 14 points behind the table-toppers in fourth place. Hayes has been happy with the progress his side ...

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Five-star holders Holbeach United breeze past Blackstones in county cup

Blackstones 2 Holbeach United 5 Five different players found the net as Holbeach United kicked off their defence of the Lincs FA Senior Trophy with a 5-2 win at Blackstones on Wednesday night. Jack Smith, James Tricks, Josh Ford, Will Bird and teenager Reif Clarke all scored at the ALH Recruitment Stadium as Future Lions UCL Premier Division outfit Holbeach blew ...

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Hayes happy to see Holbeach United win when not playing at their best

Holbeach United 1 Harborough Town 0 Josh Ford’s second-half header fired Holbeach United to a scrappy 1-0 victory over Harborough Town on Saturday as they extended their unbeaten run to 11 matches. Striker Ford nodded home at the second attempt from a corner 20 minutes from time at Carter’s Park to settle a clash that was very much the clichéd ...

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Saturday football: Ford fires Tigers to victory, Norris treble sinks Tulips and Pinchbeck hit for six

Holbeach United’s impressive form continued with a 1-0 win over Harborough Town on Saturday, while Spalding United were hammered 3-0 at home by Lincoln United and Pinchbeck United saw a 3-1 lead turn into a 6-3 loss at Newport Pagnell Town. Starting at Carter’s Park, the Tigers extended their unbeaten run to  11 games with a battling Future Lions UCL ...

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Hayes: Holbeach United need six of the best results ahead of festive period

In-form Holbeach United have been challenged to take a minimum of 16 points from their next six Future Lions UCL Premier Division games in a bid to force their way into the title race. That’s the verdict of boss Seb Hayes, who would like to have leaders Daventry Town within striking distance by the time the busy festive period comes ...

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Party in the Park as Holbeach United cruise through to set up Vase clash with Rovers

Wodson Park 0 Holbeach United 2 Seb Hayes admitted that his Holbeach United side were very comfortable winners as they progressed to the third round of the Buildbase FA Vase on Saturday. The manager watched on as goals from defender Joe Braithwaite (20) and top scorer Jack Smith (90) secured a 2-0 success at lower-graded Wodson Park. That set-up a ...

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Saturday football: Tulips secure elusive away victory, Tigers shine in FA Vase and Pinchbeck ease past Eynesbury

Leon Mettam’s late goal fired Spalding United to their first away win of the season on Saturday, while Holbeach United marched on in the Buildbase FA Vase and Pinchbeck United eased to victory over eight-man Eynesbury Rovers. Starting with the Tulips, they moved up to 16th place in the Evo-Stik NPL East Division with a fine 1-0 victory at high-flying ...

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Hayes: Holbeach United can use FA Vase to build confidence ahead of critical period

Seb Hayes insists that his Holbeach United  side are under no pressure to deliver in Saturday’s Buildbase FA Vase clash at lower-graded Wodson Park. The Tigers pulled off one of the results of the first round when they upset much-fancied hosts Biggleswade United in the last round. Saturday’s showdown at Wodson Park Sports and Leisure Centre is a little more ...

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Pagnell stalemate extends Holbeach United’s unbeaten run to eight games

Newport Pagnell 0 Holbeach United 0 Boss Seb Hayes was left with mixed emotions after Holbeach United’s stalemate at Newport Pagnell Town on Saturday. Holbeach extended their unbeaten run in all competitions to eight games after collecting a draw at Willen Road, but saw their six-match winning streak halted by the Swans. In a game of few chances, Tigers keeper ...

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Saturday football: Spot-on Acar saves Tulips, battling draw for Tigers and Pinchbeck bounce back

Spalding United twice came from behind to draw 2-2 with Gresley on Saturday, while Holbeach United drew 0-0 at Newport Pagnell Town and Pinchbeck United picked up a 2-1 victory at Harborough Town. Starting at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field, Spalding were indebted to a last-minute penalty from Cenk Acar as they made it two games unbeaten. Alex Stedaman ...

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Hayes expecting his in-form Holbeach United side to face a tough test at Newport Pagnell

Boss Seb Hayes admits that his in-form Holbeach United side face a “massive challenge” at Newport Pagnell on Saturday (3pm) – but is backing them to deliver. The Tigers, fourth in the Future Lions UCL Premier Division after their sixth win on the spin last weekend, have come through a tricky start to establish themselves as serious title contenders. Perennial ...

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Hayes full of praise as resilient Holbeach United hit back to keep winning streak going

Holbeach United 2 Oadby Town 1 In-form Holbeach United made it six wins on the spin as they came from behind to defeat Oadby Town 2-1 on Saturday. The visitors took an early lead through Daryl Russell (9), but Billy Smith (27) levelled with a lobbed finish before Danny Barker grabbed to winner on the stroke of half-time to give ...

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Saturday football: Tulips finally win, Pinchbeck’s unbeaten run shattered and Tigers make it six on the spin

Spalding United finally broke their league duck with a 2-1 win over Sheffield FC on Saturday, while Pinchbeck United’s unbeaten league run crashed to a halt with a 6-0 loss at Daventry Town and Holbeach United edged out Oadby Town 2-1. Starting with the Tulips, they won at the 12th time of asking in Evo-Stik NPL Division One East as ...

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Eyes on the prize! In-form Holbeach United aiming to reel in leaders

Red-hot Holbeach United are being backed to keep their red-hot run going against Oadby Town this Saturday (home, 3pm). Six games unbeaten in all competitions – including five wins on the spin – have seen the Tigers progress in the League Cup and FA Vase, while also leaving themselves six points behind Future Lions UCL Premier Division leaders Daventry Town. ...

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Hayes happy to win ugly as Holbeach United progress in FA Vase after gruelling battle

Biggleswade United 2 Holbeach United 3 (AET) Jack Smith’s extra-time winner steered Holbeach United to a memorable FA Vase victory at Biggleswade United on Saturday. The striker netted his second of the afternoon four minutes into extra time at Second Meadow as the Tigers won a scrappy first round clash 3-2. Seb Hayes’ side had to come from behind twice ...

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