Tigers

Moreman double fires Tulips to derby win over Tigers

A deadly double from new signing Josh Moreman steered Spalding United to a 2-0 friendly victory over South Holland rivals Holbeach United on Saturday. Moreman buried a first-half penalty on 28 minutes, before rifling home a superb left-footed volley (72) to settle the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field clash. Having gone close early on through Neal Spafford Tom Waumsley and ...

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Here come the girls! New Holbeach United team to make history

Holbeach United’s first-ever all-girls team is set to make history in the Peterborough Junior Alliance League. The team, which will play as Holbeach United under-13s, will become the first ever girls’ side to play in what is essentially a boys’ league. Joint managers Rob Bell and Carl Walker have rapidly assembled a squad of 14 players – which has coincided ...

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Tulips and Tigers looking forward to “friendly derby”

Fierce South Holland rivals Spalding United and Holbeach United square off in a hotly-anticipated friendly clash on Saturday (3pm) – but both camps insist tempers won’t flare. The Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field showdown is the first meeting between the pair since 2013 – when the Tulips cruised to a 5-0 win over the Tigers en-route to winning the UCL ...

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Solid 2-0 win for Holbeach United as Pinchbeck United earn draw

Holbeach United picked up a pre-season win on Tuesday night as Pinchbeck United were held to a battling draw. Josh Ford (penalty) and Jack Smith grabbed the goals as Holbeach made it three wins from four friendly outings with a 2-0 success over UCL Division One outfit Bourne Town at Carter’s Park. It served a perfect preparation for Saturday’s friendly fixture at ...

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Ford fires treble as Holbeach United bag Boston victory

Josh Ford showed another glimpse of his explosive goal-scoring talents on Saturday as his hat-trick fired Holbeach United to a 3-1 win over Boston United under-21s. The striker, signed from Wisbech Town over the summer, made it four goals in two pre-season outings with a terrific treble at Carter’s Park. That ensured that the Tigers lifted the Gerald Starling Memorial Cup ...

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Big friendly wins on the road for Tulips and Tigers

South Holland duo Spalding United and Holbeach United put Saturday’s defeats behind them as they romped to emphatic friendly wins on Tuesday night. The Tulips, who lost 2-1 at Wisbech Town on Saturday, cruised to a 4-1 victory at UCL Division One newboys Oakham United. New striker Josh Moreman (3) put the Tulips ahead with his first goal since joining ...

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Holbeach United to kick off UCL Premier Division title bid at Desborough Town

Holbeach United will begin their ChromaSport UCL Premier Division season at Desborough Town on Saturday, August 8 (3pm). The first eight league games of the new campaign have been revealed, with Sleaford Town (August 12, 7.45pm) the first visitors to Carter’s Park the following Wednesday night. After their FA Cup clash with Ely City on August 15, Darren Jarvis’ charges ...

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Tulips and Tigers beaten in pre-season friendly openers

Both Spalding United and Holbeach United suffered 2-1 defeats in their first pre-season friendly games of the summer on Saturday. The Tulips went down to UCL Premier Division title hopefuls Wisbech Town, while the Tigers were handed a reverse by Thurlow Nunn Eastern Counties League Premier Division outfit Swaffham Town. At Wisbech, last season’s leading scorer Tom Waumsley picked up ...

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Tulips and Tigers ready for pre-season bows on Saturday

Both Spalding United and Holbeach United face two friendly fixtures in four days as they kick-off their respective pre-season campaigns on Saturday. The Tulips make the trip to UCL Premier Division side Wisbech Town on Saturday (3pm), before visiting UCL Division One newboys Oakham United on Tuesday night (7.45pm). Meanwhile, the Tigers travel to Thurlow Nunn Eastern Counties League Premier ...

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Returning Ollie pinning league title ambitions on Tigers

Midfielder Ollie Pinner is on his way back to Holbeach United. The 30-year-old has agreed to re-sign at Carter’s Park, having left late last season to finish the campaign with his long-time former club Boston Town. Pinner’s departure was just before current boss Darren Jarvis and assistant manager Tom Roberts arrived – and Jarvis is delighted that he’s agreed to ...

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Holbeach United eye deals for wingers Hamilton and Smith

Holbeach United’s squad for the new season could soon be complete as they step up their interest in two transfer targets. Tigers boss Darren Jarvis has revealed his interest in ex-Oadby Town winger Louis Hamilton and Wisbech Town wideman Billy Smith – and wants to land “at least one” of them in the next week. Pacy attacker Hamilton scored against ...

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Premier League winner Sutton declares Holbeach United’s Kings Academy open

Former Premier League winner Chris Sutton officially opened the brand new £500,000 changing pavilion at Holbeach United Community Sports Academy on Friday night. Dubbed “Kings Academy”, the facility was made possible by a £340,000 grant from the Premier League and The FA Facilities Fund, which is delivered by the Football Foundation and provides grants towards developing new or refurbished grassroots ...

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Tidswell Talk: Why the Holbeach lads can expect a different pre-season

By Andrew Tidswell Elite Sports Academy MD and Holbeach Utd player/coach Being on the management team for Holbeach United this coming season has meant a busy few weeks planning the pre-season schedule and how we will approach the coming campaign. Over the next few weeks, teams across England will embark on their own pre-season plans. Having said that, some teams ...

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Defender Dan will be a Worth-y addition for Holbeach

Holbeach United number two Tom Roberts has expressed his delight at re-signing talented right back Dan Worthington. The young gun impressed during his brief loan spell from Boston United last term – an 11-game run which earned him the Tigers’ young player of the year gong. Worthington has agreed to link up with Holbeach in pre-season once again, although he’s ...

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Mix-up sees Holbeach United demoted to sixth spot in UCL

An unfortunate administrative mix-up has seen Holbeach United lose two places in the final ChromaSport UCL Premier Division standings. Having finished fourth in the table, Holbeach have been hit with a retrospective three-point penalty for fielding an ineligible player in the 2-0 win against Eynesbury Rovers way back on November 29, 2014. The problem was that Jamie Clarke arrived at ...

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Boss Jarvis eyes three more Holbeach United targets

Ambitious Holbeach United could yet make three more signings this summer. Boss Darren Jarvis and number two Tom Roberts have been very active this summer, snapping up the likes of Jamie Stevens, Josh Ford, Tommy Treacher, Jonny Clay, Chris Ward, Ricky Drury and Andy Law. The Tigers retain an interest in Wisbech Town’s Luke Wilson, but have admitted defeat in ...

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Coming home to Holbeach was an easy call for Tommy

Tommy Treacher admits that it was a “no brainer” to return to Holbeach United for a fourth time. The striker, who has just enjoyed a successful campaign with Wisbech Town, agreed terms with the Tigers managerial team of Darren Jarvis and Tom Roberts last week. Treacher first joined Holbeach when Shaun Keeble signed him from Moulton Harrox back in 2006. ...

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Wisbech Town frontman Treacher agrees return to Holbeach United

Holbeach United have raided UCL Premier Division rivals Wisbech Town once again to secure the services of Tommy Treacher for next season. Striker Treacher, who started last season with the Tigers, has followed fellow Fenmen frontman Josh Ford in agreeing terms with boss Darren Jarvis for the 2015/16 campaign. Treacher will be no stranger to anyone at Carter’s Park, having ...

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Stevens: It’s time I stopped being a yo-yo player

Jamie Stevens has vowed to lay down some roots at Holbeach United after once again making the switch from rivals Spalding United. The centre-back, widely regarded as the best defender in the South Holland area, confirmed he was re-joining the Tigers on Friday. It’s the third time that Stevens has signed for Holbeach since 2012 and on the last two ...

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Captain Clarke regrets Tigers exit despite ‘perfect’ Heanor move

Passionate former Holbeach United skipper Jamie Clarke has expressed his regret at leaving Carter’s Park. Clarke, who was the Tigers’ leading scorer last season, has decided to join Heanor Town after failing to agree terms with boss Darren Jarvis. With Heanor based a stone’s throw from his office, the move makes perfect sense for the hitman. But he’s still disappointed ...

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