Tigers

Ex-Football League striker Jamie Clarke joins Holbeach United

Holbeach United will have more firepower in the ranks for Saturday’s trip to Wellingborough Town. Jamie Clarke, an experienced former Football League striker who played under joint boss Graham Drury at Corby Town and Stamford, has signed. Clarke had spells with Blackburn Rovers, Accrington Stanley, Rotherham United, Lincoln City and Boston United. Meanwhile, a move for Yaxley’s Dan Cotton was knocked back ...

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Day of polar opposites for Spalding United and Holbeach United

Spalding United cruised through to the FA Cup second round qualifying – eventually. But Holbeach United saw their 100 per cent start to the league season ended with a home defeat. The Tulips saw off Holwell Sports 4-0 to secure their place in Monday’s draw. However, they left it late to reinforce their dominance after hitting a purple patch of three goals ...

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Reserves are toast of Holbeach United – off the bottom after first win

Holbeach United Reserves’ first win of the season moved them off the foot of the Premier Division in ChromaSport & Trophies Peterborough and District League. Ironically, their maiden three-point return came on the day the first team’s 100 per cent winning start ended. Omar Joof’s side won 4-2 at Uppingham Town and are replaced at the bottom by Crowland Town, ...

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Drury relishing Holbeach United’s toughest test yet

Unbeaten Holbeach United can expect their toughest UCL Premier Division test of the season when Huntingdon Town arrive at Carter’s Park on Saturday (3pm). That’s the view of co-boss Graham Drury, who rates Huntingdon as one of the Tigers’ main rivals for the title this season. Both sides go into the clash with 100 per cent records, with Holbeach having ...

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Chand satisfied as Tigers prove they can win ugly

Oadby Town 0 Holbeach United 1 Danny Spencer came back to haunt his old side on Saturday as UCL Premier Division leaders Holbeach United proved they can win ugly. The defender rifled home an angled drive four minutes before the break at Freeway Park to make it six wins from as many league games for the flawless Tigers – and ...

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Joy of six for Holbeach United after Spencer winner

Holbeach United moved five points clear at the top of the UCL Premier Division on Saturday with a 1-0 victory at Oadby Town. A first-half goal from Danny Spencer – one of four ex-Oadby men in the Tigers’ team – made it six wins from as many league matches for Graham Drury and John Chand’s side. In the ChromaSport Peterborough League, ...

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Holbeach quartet set to face old club Oadby

Table-topping Holbeach United visit promoted Oadby Town on Saturday (3pm) – which will see Danny Spencer, Courtney Meade, Lee Dube and Jake Duffy all return to their former club. The Tigers have won all five of the UCL Premier Division games so far this season and top the table by two points from Yaxley. Leicestershire-based Oadby, meanwhile, are without a ...

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Revenge is sweet for Tigers thanks to spot-on Beeson

Boston Town 1 Holbeach United 2 Lee Beeson’s clinical penalty on the stroke of half time earned Holbeach United instant revenge over rivals Boston Town on Tuesday night. Having been dumped out of the FA Cup by the Poachers on Saturday, the Tigers bounced back in the best way possible by making it five wins from as many UCL Premier ...

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FA Cup woe for ten-man Holbeach United

Holbeach United 2 Boston Town 4 Ten-man Holbeach crashed out of the FA Cup on Saturday as rivals Boston Town ended the 100 per cent record of co-bosses John Chand and Graham Drury. The Tigers missed chance after chance in a one-sided first period at Carter’s Park, before defender Danny Spencer lashed home a deserved opener on 38 minutes. Inspired ...

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Holbeach ace Pinner primed for Boston battle

Saturday’s much-anticipated FA Cup derby between Holbeach United and Boston Town is a special one for Ollie Pinner. The Carter’s Park clash (3pm) will see the Tigers midfielder line up against his former side for the first time since ending his near-ten year association with the Poachers over the summer. Having been a key cog in Holbeach’s flawless start to ...

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Latest win is nice and three-sy for Holbeach

Holbeach United 3 Long Buckby 0 A double from Lee Beeson helped send Holbeach United two points clear at the top of the UCL Premier Division on Saturday as they eased past Long Buckby 3-0 at Carter’s Park. An early Tommy Treacher strike (4) put the Tigers ahead, before Beeson missed a penalty following a foul on Danny Steadman. The ...

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Tigers top of the tree as Beeson batters Buckby

A double from Lee Beeson helped send Holbeach United two points clear at the top of the UCL Premier Division on Saturday as they eased past Long Buckby 3-0 at Carter’s Park. An early Tommy Treacher strike (4) put the Tigers ahead, before Beeson missed a penalty following a foul on Danny Steadman. The former Spalding United winger made amends ...

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Nothing Diss-appointing about Tigers’ FA Cup show

Diss Town 1 Holbeach United 5 Another hat-trick from goal machine Lee Dube eased Holbeach United’s into the preliminary round of the FA Cup on Saturday – and kept their hopes of two bumper derbies alive. The striker made it eight goals in three games – and back-to-back trebles – with strikes on 33, 53 and 78 minutes at Brewers ...

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Tigers roar in FA Cup as Tulips beaten in opener

South Holland duo Spalding United and Holbeach United endured mixed fortunes on Saturday. Holbeach cruised to a 5-1 win at Diss Town in the FA Cup, while Spalding slipped to a 2-0 defeat at Sutton Coldfield Town in their Evo-Stik League First Division South opener. Once again Lee Dube was the hero for Holbeach, firing his second hat-trick this week ...

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Bosses backing Tigers to have a sweet FA Cup run

Graham Drury is hoping that his FA Cup knowhow will steer Holbeach United to a profitable run in the famed competition. The joint Tigers chief guided Corby Town to back-to-back appearances in the first round proper in 2010 and 2011, where they met Luton Town and Bristol Rovers. His first taste of FA Cup action with Holbeach is a little ...

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Holbeach’s deadly Dube decimates Deeping Rangers

Holbeach United 4 Deeping Rangers 0 Lee Dube’s deadly hat-trick fired Holbeach to an eye-catching derby win over previously unbeaten Deeping at Carter’s Park on Wednesday night. The striker made it five goals in just two UCL Premier Division games for the Tigers with goals on 8, 63 and 70 minutes, while Lee Beeson (23) grabbed the other from the ...

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Mixed emotions for Holbeach United duo

Joint Holbeach United bosses John Chand and Graham Drury weren’t totally happy despite making it two wins from as many UCL Premier Division games on Saturday. Chand, who won the UCL title with the Tigers in 2013, admits that defensive Desborough made life difficult for his side – but was happy to get away with three points. He said: “We ...

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Holbeach bosses respectful of Deeping’s threat

Holbeach United joint chief Graham Drury insists that he isn’t playing mind games by labelling Deeping Rangers as favourites for tonight’s (Wednesday) Carter’s Park derby (7.45pm). The South Lincolnshire duo both boast 100 per cent records after two games ahead of the clash, which is usually a cracker of a contest. Last year Rangers prevailed 3-2 in the corresponding fixture, ...

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Fuller fires Holbeach to dramatic Desborough win

Holbeach United 2 Desborough Town 1 Ashley Fuller fired a dramatic late winner as Holbeach United kept their perfect start to the new UCL Premier Division going with a battling win on Saturday. Lee Beeson’s 34th minute blockbuster gave the Tigers a half-time lead in their first home game of the new season, only for Desborough to grab an unlikely ...

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Chand: No easy games when you’re favourites

Having aced their UCL Premier Division opener, Holbeach United are hungry for more points ahead of an exciting Carter’s Park double this week. The Tigers, who did nothing to dispel their tag of title favourites in a 6-1 trouncing of Peterborough Northern Star last Sunday (see page 38), welcome Desborough Town on Saturday (3pm) and Deeping Rangers on Wednesday (7.45pm). ...

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