Tigers

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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Ex-Tulip Gibson follows Fuller to Holbeach

Joint Holbeach United managers Graham Drury and John Chand have worked their magic to complete deals for two exciting wingers. Drury swooped to snap up ex-Spalding United ace Jake Gibson on Tuesday, just days after Chand brokered a deal to bring former Kettering Town left-sider Ashley Fuller to Carter’s Park. Pacy left-footer Gibson was a firm favourite for Drury during ...

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Holbeach United finalise Fuller deal

Flying winger Ashley Fuller has become the latest signing for ambitious Holbeach United. The Tigers swooped to snap-up the former Kettering Town left-sider on Saturday, with co-boss John Chand hailing him as an exciting addition to the United Counties League Premier Division. Chand worked with Fuller during his days as Magnet Tavern chief, with the duo reaching the final of ...

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Holbeach are ‘Fuller’ transfer targets

Wing wizard Ashley Fuller heads a sizeable list of targets for ambitious Holbeach United. Fuller, who is a long-term target of joint Tigers chief John Chand, was a key part of the Kettering Town side that reached The Calor League Division One Central play-offs last season. He’s one of five targets Chand and co-boss Graham Drury are looking to bring ...

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Goal-getter Tom swaps Tigers for Tulips

Holbeach United hot-shot Tom Waumsley has surprisingly crossed the South Holland divide after completing a move to Spalding United. The former Bourne Town and Deeping Rangers hitman, who was the Tigers’ leading scorer under Glen Maddison last season, agreed terms with Spalding on Wednesday. Tulips chief Pat Rayment moved to snap-up Waumsley after missing out on Lincoln City forward Jordan ...

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Drury targeting top trophies with Tigers

New Holbeach United joint-boss Graham Drury believes that winning the FA Vase and UCL Premier Division are achievable goals next season. The former Boston United, Stamford and Corby Town chief agreed to join forces with John Chand at Carter’s Park after holding talks last week – ending his 15-month sabbatical from the game. Drury admits that he was surprised to ...

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‘Motivator’ Graham gets Jones backing

Respected Stamford AFC skipper Richard Jones has backed Graham Drury to be a big success at Holbeach United. Drury brought the talented defender to Stamford back in 2012 and immediately made him captain. The duo were pivotal in guiding the Daniels to second place in Evo-Stik League Division One South before the boss moved on to Boston United. And Jones, ...

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Ex-Boston boss Drury joins Chand at Holbeach helm

John Chand reckons that Graham Drury was the ‘perfect choice’ after revealing that the former Stamford and Boston United chief will be his co-manager at Holbeach United next season. Drury, who has also bossed Corby Town, agreed to join the Tigers on Thursday after talks with Chand. Holbeach had been searching for a new joint chief after Steve Appleby performed ...

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Chand reveals Holbeach’s talks with Stevens

Jamie Stevens could soon seal a return to Holbeach United after holding talks with boss John Chand this week. The defender has won back-to-back UCL Premier Division titles with Spalding United and Holbeach over the past two seasons and left the Tulips last week by mutual consent. Returning Tigers chief Chand, who led the club to that UCL triumph, told ...

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Loyal Tiger Leigh cleans up at awards bash

Keeper Leigh Overton was the big winner at Holbeach United’s end of season awards night on Saturday. The loyal number one, who was one of just a few players to stay with the club after a mass exodus at the end of the previous season, won the prizes for manager’s player, players’ player and first team clubman of the year. ...

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Holbeach United seal deals for fantastic four

Excited Holbeach United boss John Chand has already snapped up four impressive signings for next season. Chand, who returned to Carter’s Park just over two weeks ago, has agreements with Jonny Allen, Adam Jackson, Tom Roberts and Gary King. Versatile defender Allen, left back Jackson and keeper Roberts all join from UCL Premier Division champions Spalding United, while striker King ...

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Title-winning skipper Stevens leaves Tulips

Defensive lynchpin and UCL Premier Division-winning captain Jamie Stevens has left Spalding United. The centre-back, who also skippered Holbeach United to UCL glory in 2013, has rejected fresh terms from the Tulips and is now deemed a free agent. Spalding supremo Pat Rayment told The Spalding and South Holland Voice that he believes Stevens has been offered more money elsewhere. He ...

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Holbeach sports academy construction to start in June

  A proposed sports academy in Holbeach has received a £340,000 grant and could be built by the end of the year. Kings Academy, as it will be known, will comprise five grass pitches, four changing rooms, an officials’ room, kitchen and community hall. Holbeach United Football Club has always had a thriving youth section and this project – started ...

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Promotion was always on for Holbeach Reserves

Holbeach United Reserves are celebrating promotion to the ChromaSport Peterborough League… despite losing 2-1 at Thorney on the final day of the Division One season. Needing a point to clinch second place on Saturday, the Tigers found themselves 2-0 down at the home of the champions before striker Tom Waumsley pulled one back in the second half. It mattered little, ...

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Appleby makes Holbeach United U-turn

Steve Appleby has resigned as co-manager of Holbeach United – just a week after being unveiled at Carter’s Park. The former Wisbech Town chief, who was to form a managerial dream team with UCL Premier Division title-winning boss John Chand, stepped down today (Wednesday). It is understood that Appleby was unable to commit to the Tigers long term and that ...

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Chand will chase title-winning Tigers

New Holbeach United manager John Chand has revealed that the club will attempt to re-sign as many of 2013 UCL Premier Division title-winning side as possible. Fan favourite Chand returned to Carter’s Park last Monday – initially as part of a two-man managerial team with  former Wisbech Town chief Steve Appleby, who resigned on yesterday (Wednesday) – and hopes to ...

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Holbeach Reserves close in on promotion place

A hat-trick from Dave Wilson moved Holbeach United Reserves to within one point of promotion to the ChromaSport Peterborough Premier Division on Saturday. The striker grabbed all three goals in a 3-0 Division One victory at Kings Cliffe United to make it seven wins on the bounce. Omar Joof’s on-song side are now just a point behind second-placed Langoft United ...

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