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Saturday football: Holbeach United roar to Vase victory, on-song Moulton Harrox victorious again

Holbeach United picked up an impressive 3-2 FA Vase victory at much-fancied Biggleswade United on Saturday as Jack Smith struck an extra-time winner. The Tigers twice trailed in the First Round clash at Second Meadow, but Smith and then Spencer Tinkler both replied to force an additional 30 minutes. That’s when the in-form Smith notched his second to put Seb ...

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Title-chasing Holbeach United not prioritising Vase – but Hayes wants to break new ground

Winning the FA Vase isn’t a realistic target for in-form Holbeach United ahead of their trip to Biggleswade United on Saturday (3pm). That’s the view of boss Seb Hayes, who admits that gunning for glory in the Future Lions UCL Premier Division, League Cup and Lincs FA Senior Trophy is the priority for the Tigers this year. Hayes isn’t writing ...

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Seb sees plenty of positives as Holbeach United bag rare Desborough win

Desborough Town 0 Holbeach United 2 In-form Holbeach United made it four wins on the spin as they picked off hosts Desborough Town 2-0 on Saturday. Striker Will Bird fired the Tigers ahead early on in the Future Lions UCL Premier Division clash at Waterworks Field, before defender Jonny Clay completed the win with a second after the break. The ...

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Saturday football: Late heartbreak for Tulips, Pinchbeck smash six to go top, Tigers roar to victory

Spalding United are still seeking their first win of the Evo-Stik NPL Division One East season after going down 2-1 at Frickley Athletic on Saturday, while Pinchbeck United went top of the Future Lions UCL Premier Division with a 6-0 victory over Whitworth and Holbeach United were 2-0 winners at Desborough Town. Starting with the Tulips, they looked set to ...

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Hayes adamant that title-chasing Holbeach United ‘must not lose’ at Desborough

Seb Hayes feels that Holbeach United’s trip to Desborough Town on Saturday is a “massive game” in their season. The Tigers have shaken off a sloppy start to climb up to third place in the Future Lions UCL Premier Division after Saturday’s impressive 4-0 victory over Leicester Nirvana. With top two Daventry Town and Pinchbeck United both enjoying unbeaten starts ...

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Ruthless Holbeach United roar past Nirvana as Jack toasts another treble

Holbeach United 4 Leicester Nirvana 0 Jack Smith made it back-to-back Future Lions UCL Premier Division hat-tricks for Holbeach United as they thrashed Leicester Nirvana 4-0 on Saturday. The in-form striker rifled the Tigers ahead with a 25-yard stunner on 32 minutes at Carter’s Park, before adding a second from the penalty spot in the final minute of the first ...

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Saturday football: Pinchbeck United win to go a year unbeaten in UCL, Jack’s treble inspires big Holbeach victory

Pinchbeck United won 1-0 at Northampton ON Chenecks on Saturday to make it a year unbeaten in the Future Lions UCL, while Jack Smith notched another hat-trick as Holbeach United thrashed Leicester Nirvana 4-1 at Carter’s Park. A Lee Beeson strike was all the Knights needed to get the job done at Old Northamptonians Sports Ground, as they kept their ...

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Hayes: Time for Holbeach United to lay down a title marker

Seb Hayes feels that Holbeach United need to win six of their next eight games to put a marker down in the race for Future Lions UCL Premier Division glory. The Tigers are fifth after seven games, but three defeats have left doubts lingering over their ability to challenge at the top. That run of fixtures starts with a tough ...

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Billy bags winner as ten-man Holbeach United progress in League Cup

Billy Smith scored the only goal as Holbeach United won 1-0 at rivals Sleaford Town in the Future Lions UCL League Cup on Wednesday night. In a first half that saw Tigers’ striker Josh Ford sent off for a late tackle after just 27 minutes, Smith struck the only goal soon after. Sleaford piled on the pressure after the break, ...

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Hayes praise for super Smith hat-trick in five-star Holbeach United win

Rothwell Corinthians 0 Holbeach United 5 Boss Seb Hayes heaped praise on hat-trick hero Jack Smith as Holbeach United romped to a 5-0 victory at bogey side Rothwell Corinthians on Saturday. Smith, who had struggled in front of goal in previous games this season, notched a second-half treble at Seargents Lawn to settle the Future Lions UCL Premier Division clash. ...

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Saturday football: Five-star Tigers are alright Jack, Pinchbeck held in six-goal thriller and Tulips hold leaders

Jack Smith hit a hat-trick as Holbeach United romped to a 5-0 win at Rothwell Corinthians on Saturday, while Spalding United earned a fine 1-1 draw at table-toppers Ossett United in Matt Easton’s first game as permanent manager and Pinchbeck United drew 3-3 with Desborough Town. Starting with the Tigers, they picked up their best away win of the Future ...

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Boss Hayes backing Holbeach United to become a force despite rocky start

Bullish boss Seb Hayes says that he believes in his Holbeach United players “150 per cent” – and feels that it’s only a matter of time before they become a force in the Future Lions UCL Premier Division. The Tigers are without a win in three games ahead of Saturday’s trip to Rothwell Corinthians (3pm), but gained some much-needed momentum ...

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Debutant Declan delivers a decent draw for ten-man Holbeach United

Holbeach United 2 Cogenhoe United 2 A debut goal from Declan Rogers helped ten-man Holbeach United rescue a 2-2 draw with Cogenhoe United on Saturday as they ended a run of two successive defeats. Striker Rogers – who was playing for free after signing on dual forms with AFC Rushden and Diamonds late on Friday – lobbed home ten minutes ...

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Saturday football: Duggan stars in Tulips’ bore draw, Tigers hit back for point and Pinchbeck beaten in FA Vase

Spalding United’s search for a first league win of the season dragged on as they drew 0-0 with fellow strugglers Pickering Town on Saturday, while Holbeach United battled back to hold Cogenhoe United 2-2 and Pinchbeck United exited the FA Vase 2-1 at Woodbridge Town. Starting with the Tulips, they had a man-of-the-match display from keeper Michael Duggan to thank ...

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No Holbeach United players guaranteed a shirt after disappointing start to season

Seb Hayes has told his Holbeach United players to start performing – or risk being dropped. The Tigers chief has been frustrated by their indifferent start to the new season and feels that some of his players simply aren’t delivering at the moment. He’s likely to ring the changes for Saturday’s visit of Cogenhoe United to Carter’s Park (3pm), but ...

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Hayes questions game management as Deeping’s comeback leaves Holbeach United stunned

Holbeach United 2 Deeping Rangers 3 Frustrated Seb Hayes bemoaned Holbeach United’s game management as they blew a 2-0 lead to go down 3-2 at home to Deeping Rangers on Saturday. The Tigers looked set for a morale-boosting Future Lions UCL Premier Division victory after goals from Billy Smith (12) and Josh Ford (39) gave them a 2-0 half-time lead. ...

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Saturday football: FA Cup woe for Spalding United, Deeping comeback stuns Holbeach United

Spalding United exited the Emirates FA Cup with a 1-0 defeat at lower-graded Brantham Athletic on Saturday, while Holbeach United lost a 2-0 lead as they went down 3-2 at home to Deeping Rangers in the Future Lions UCL Premier Division. Starting with the Tulips, a late goal from George Clarke sentenced them to a surprising defeat in Suffolk as ...

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Holbeach United boss tells his Tigers to show their teeth in Deeping derby

Bullish boss Seb Hayes wants his Holbeach United side to step up and prove they deserve to be mentioned among the Future Lions UCL Premier Division title favourites this season. The Tigers have endured a mixed start to the season, having lost two of their four league games so far and been dumped out of the Emirates FA Cup by ...

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Hayes admits heavyweight clash was ‘poor’ as Holbeach United slip to Rugby defeat

Rugby Town 2 Holbeach United 0 Boss Seb Hayes felt Saturday’s much-anticipated Future Lions UCL Premier Division clash between Rugby Town and Holbeach United was a “poor game” after seeing his Tigers lose 2-0. A double from Richard Blythe (6 and 71) at Butlin Road handed Holbeach their second league defeat of the campaign, as the much-fancied hosts flexed their ...

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Saturday football: Nuttell sends Pinchbeck United top of the UCL, Holbeach United beaten at much-fancied Rugby

A late Jordan Nuttell goal sent Pinchbeck United to the top of the Future Lions UCL Premier Division table on Saturday, while Holbeach United were soundly beaten at title favourites Rugby Town. Starting with the Knights, they maintained their unbeaten start to life in the UCL’s top tier with a 1-0 victory at Cogenhoe United. Striker Nuttell netted the only ...

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