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Tidswell Talk: I’m hoping for a South Holland UCL hat-trick

By Andrew Tidswell This weekend sees the new United Counties League (UCL) Premier Division campaign get under way. Over the close season and summer months there has been a lot of transfers and new recruits being added to many teams. As ever, whispers of budgets and which teams are going to be the main contenders is the main talk amongst ...

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Clay warns Tigers not to underestimate Star

One of South Holland’s top defenders is plotting Holbeach United’s downfall ahead of the start of the new UCL Premier Division season this weekend. Spalding lad Jonny Clay will be the rock at the heart of Peterborough Northern Star’s defence in Sunday’s clash with the Tigers at Chestnut Avenue (11am). Clay, who won Peterborough and District League Premier Division titles ...

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Chand backing Holbeach to deliver in opener

Joint Holbeach United boss John Chand is confident that his much-fancied side will make a winning start to the new UCL Premier Division season. The Tigers are one of just six UCL sides to begin their campaign this weekend, with Peterborough Northern Star their hosts on Sunday (11am). The unorthodox nature of the kick-off is down to a Groundhop Day ...

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Tigers earn comeback draw at Coalville

Holbeach United battled back to earn an impressive 2-2 draw at higher-graded Coalville Town in their final pre-season friendly on Tuesday night. Goals from Ant Carney and Ash Way put the Evo-Stik League First Division South side 2-0 ahead, but free-scoring defender Niall Delahoy and winger Lee Beeson hit back to secure the Tigers a share of the spoils. Bossed ...

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Chand and Drury content with how Tigers shaping up

Holbeach United bosses John Chand and Graham Drury declared themselves mostly happy with what they saw in a 6-1 defeat of Wyberton FC on Tuesday. Six different players notched for the Tigers. Gary King and Lee Dube started up front and grabbed the first two goals before Ash Fuller maintained his scoring streak and sub Courtney Meade edged the Tigers ...

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Jackson: Why I made a quick return to Spalding United from Holbeach United

Defender Adam Jackson has made a swift return to Spalding United to challenge himself further. The left-back is in the squad for Thursday’s friendly at Yaxley after a change of heart over rejoining Holbeach United this summer. He’s expected to sign for the Tulips in the next few days. After winning back-to-back United Counties League Premier Division medals with the ...

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Grantham edge out Tigers on penalties in cracker

Holbeach United 2 Grantham Town 2 (Grantham win 4-2 on penalties) Grantham Town won the first ever Drury Memorial Shield after beating hosts Holbeach United 4-2 on penalties following a 2-2 draw at Carter’s Park on Saturday. Former Spalding United midfielder gave visitors Grantham – who play in the Evo-Stik League Premier Division – the perfect start with an early ...

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Positive Drury not worried by Tigers thrashing

GAINSBOROUGH TRINITY 5 HOLBEACH UNITED 0 Co-boss Graham Drury insists that Holbeach can take plenty of positives from Tuesday night’s 5-0 friendly humbling at Gainsborough Trinity. Paul Beasley, Conor Higginson and Darryn Stamp all notched for hosts Trinity in the first half, before Higginson and Grant Roberts completed the rout in the second half. New signing Lee Beeson (see story ...

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Contrasting fortunes for Tulips and Tigers

Spalding United earned an impressive 1-0 win over Boston United on Tuesday night – but South Holland neighbours Holbeach United were pasted 5-0 at Gainsborough Trinity. Jordan Thomas struck 11 minutes from time to earn the Tulips their second pre-season friendly success in four days, while Paul Beasley, Conor Higginson (2),  Darryn Stamp and Grant Roberts struck to tame the Tigers. ...

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Injuries and Watson exit mar Holbeach win

HOLBEACH UNITED 4 LOUTH TOWN 0 There was mixed news for Holbeach on Saturday despite the perfect on-field start to their pre-season campaign. Goals from new recruits Danny Spencer (3 & 43), Ash Fuller (18) and Ollie Pinner sealed a comfortable 4-0 victory over lower-graded Louth at a roasting hot Carter’s Park. But defender Jack Smith suffered a broken metatarsal, ...

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Transfer latest: Watson leaves Tigers as Tulips and Pinchbeck swoop

South Holland trio Spalding United, Holbeach United and Pinchbeck United were all involved in transfers on Monday. Spalding swooped to seal a deal for former Worksop Town, Gainsborough Trinity and Alfreton forward Ash Burberry as Pat Rayment looks to add the finishing touches to his squad. Burberry, who is 24, can play either on the wing or in attack and ...

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Tigers raid rivals Tulips for wing king Beeson

Holbeach United have pulled off one of their biggest signings of the summer by tempting winger Lee Beeson to join them from rivals Spalding United. Beeson, who bagged 15 goals for the Tulips en-route to the UCL Premier Division title last season, follows Jamie Stevens, Adam Jackson, Jonny Allen, Danny Steadman and Tom Roberts in crossing the South Holland divide. ...

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Tulips and Tigers off to winning starts

Both Spalding United and Holbeach United made winning starts to their pre-season campaigns on Saturday. Goals from Andrew Tidswell and Nathan Stainfield earned the Tulips a 2-0 triumph at Peterborough Sports, while Danny Spencer (2), Ash Fuller and Ollie Pinner netted for the Tigers in a 4-0 home victory against Louth Town. Both of Spalding’s goals came in the second ...

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New Tigers can emulate class of 2013 – Chand

John Chand reckons that his new-look Holbeach United squad is shaping up to be just as strong as the side that he guided to UCL Premier Division glory back in 2012/13. The returning chief, who is co-boss with Graham Drury this time around, has been impressed with what he has seen from the Tigers over pre-season. Popular striker Tommy Treacher ...

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All you need to know about FA draws for Tigers and Tulips

South Holland duo Spalding United and Holbeach United learned their fate in the three FA competitions today (Friday). In the FA Cup, Holbeach will make the trip to Diss Town in the extra preliminary round on August 16 – with the winners banking £1,500 in prize money. There is then a chance of a Lincolnshire derby in the preliminary stage, ...

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Tigers seal deal for ex-Boston United ace Parker

Holbeach United completed the signing of versatile former Boston United man Liam Parker after their first pre-season training session of the summer last night (Thursday). Parker, who spent last season with Skegness Town, can play at either full back, centre back or in midfield and has been one of the Tigers’ top transfer targets of the summer. Co-boss Graham Drury ...

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Boss Drury buzzing to meet his Tigers

Graham Drury will return to the training pitch tonight after a 15-month break – and he can’t wait to see his new Holbeach United players. The former Stamford and Boston United chief, who is working as co-boss with John Chand, will take the Tigers’ first pre-season training session at Carter’s Park. There will be a host of new faces on ...

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TIGERS: Drury brings title-winning Oadby Town captain to Carter’s Park

Holbeach United co-boss Graham Drury has completed his fourth capture from UCL Division One champions Oadby Town in 48 hours. He’s added captain Jake Duffy to goalkeeper Luke Pickering and strikeforce Courtney Meade and Lee Dube. Drury likened Duffy to the style of England midfielder Frank Lampard in the way he operates and knows where the net is. He said: “Jake ...

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TIGERS: Setting their sights on promotion

Holbeach United have revealed their ambition to win promotion from the United Counties League. The Tigers say they will ensure moving up the non-league ladder is feasible, if the team finishes in a top position in the Premier Division next season. The Tigers won the title in 2003 and again in 2013, but had not applied for promotion on either ...

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Signing spree bolsters Holbeach United squad

Holbeach United have unveiled a spree of new signings as they strive for a squad capable of winning the United Counties League Premier Division. Experienced defender Ross Watson was captured early this week and he was joined yesterday by fellow ex-King’s Lynn Town striker/defender Danny Spencer, who has Conference North experience with Nuneaton and Solihull. Tigers co-manager Graham Drury then made a ...

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