Tigers

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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Back-to-back UCL golden boots for Tidswell

Saturday saw the end of the UCL Premier Division season – and Spalding United striker Andrew Tidswell was confirmed as the golden boot winner for the second successive season. Despite only playing for half of the season due to injury, his tally of 30 in the Tulips’ title-winning campaign was enough to make Tidswell the most feared hitman in the ...

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Chand and Appleby to form Holbeach dream team

Title-winning boss John Chand has made a sensational return to Holbeach United as part of a dream managerial team with ex-Wisbech Town chief Steve Appleby. The duo were installed as the new co-bosses at Carter’s Park on Tuesday after the sudden departure of outgoing supremo Glen Maddison. Chand, who guided the Tigers to the UCL Premier Division title in 2013 ...

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Holbeach Reserves reel in rivals with derby win

In-form Holbeach United Reserves closed to within four points of a promotion place in ChromaSport Peterborough League Division One by seeing off South Holland rivals Long Sutton Athletic 2-0. Tom Brooks and Macauley Grimwood delivered the goals for Omar Joof’s men at Carter’s Park on Saturday – meaning they require four points from their final two games to pinch second ...

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Maddison steps down as Holbeach United boss

  Glen Maddison has stepped down as manager of Holbeach United after claiming his position had become ‘untenable’. The former Sleaford Town boss guided the Tigers to 11th place in the UCL Premier Division this season, which was considered by most to be a fantastic showing for a team tipped by many to be relegation candidates at the start of ...

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Holbeach United forced to settle for 11th place

The final day of the UCL Premier Division saw Holbeach United slip out of the top ten after Desborough Town won 2-1 at Wellingborough Town to leapfrog them in the table. Ar Tarn’s victory at The Dog and Duck sees them end up tenth, with Glen Maddison’s Tigers having to settle for 11th spot. With Spalding United long-since crowned champions ...

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Holbeach ‘outclassed’ by Fenmen in season finale

Holbeach United 0 Wisbech Town 4 UCL Premier Division Holbeach’s UCL Premier Division season ended with a whimper as Wisbech waltzed to a 4-0 Easter Monday victory at Carter’s Park. Adam Millson (11 & 77), Tony Battersby (45) and Billy Smith (70) all scored for the Fenmen, who avenged a 2-0 home defeat to the Tigers just over a week ...

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Deeping delight for Tulips as Tigers are tamed

A Dan Cotton double ensured that Spalding United concluded their UCL Premier Division title-winning season with a 2-1 victory at Deeping Rangers on Monday, while Holbeach United were thumped 4-0 by Wisbech Town in their finale. Starting at Outgang Road, champions Spalding had to come from behind after their former defender Simon Ashton put hosts Deeping ahead on ten minutes. ...

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Holbeach humbled in Deeping derby

Holbeach United’s hopes of a top ten finish in the UCL Premier Division took a hit on Saturday as they were handed a 4-0 derby defeat at Lincolnshire neighbours Deeping Rangers. Alex Beck (13) fired hosts Deeping into an early lead at Outgang Road, with Jamie Graham doubling their advantage on 23 minutes. Goal machine Ryan Oliver put the game ...

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Holbeach need points from tough Easter tests

Holbeach United’s hopes of finishing in the top ten of the UCL Premier Division now rely on taking points in both of their Easter fixtures. That’s the view of boss Glen Maddison, ahead of Saturday’s trip to Deeping Rangers (3pm) and season finale with Wisbech Town at Carter’s Park on Monday (3pm). Maddison had hoped his side would get something ...

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Maddison rues ‘fluke’ Wellingborough winner

Wellingborough Town 2 Holbeach United 1 A freak goal from Reece Brown denied Holbeach a deserved share of the spoils at the Dog and Duck on Tuesday night. The Wellingborough man looped a cross-cum-shot into the far top corner 20 minutes from time, leaving the Tigers with an uphill task to seal a top ten finish in the UCL Premier ...

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Holbeach Reserves still in hunt for top two finish

In-form Holbeach United Reserves are showing no sign of relenting in their bid for promotion from Peterborough League Division One. Omar Joof’s men cruised to a 3-0 derby triumph over South Holland rivals Sutton Bridge United on Saturday, leaving themselves ten points behind second-placed Langtoft United with three games in hand. Gary Chappell, Thomas Brooks and David Wilson all notched ...

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Holbeach end away woes with Wisbech win

Wisbech Town 0 Holbeach United 2 Glen Maddison savoured one of the best results of his tenure so far as Holbeach United upset the odds to earn a derby win at Wisbech on Saturday. Goals in each half from Kieron Elliott (20) and sub Tom Sergeant (66) did the business for the Tigers at the Fenland Stadium. The minor shock ...

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Rare Spalding loss as Holbeach see off Fenmen

Huntingdon Town handed champions Spalding United their first away defeat of the UCL Premier Division season on Saturday as they won 2-0 at Jubilee Park, while Holbeach United picked up an impressive 2-0 triumph at rivals Wisbech Town. In undoubtedly the game of the day anywhere in the UCL, Spalding were left stunned by second-half strikes from Declan Rogers (58) ...

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Saturday successes for Tulips and Tigers

Dan Cotton’s last-minute strike earned Spalding United a 2-1 win over AFC Rushden and Diamonds on Saturday, while Holbeach United beat Desborough Town by the same score at Carter’s Park. In the big game of the day, UCL Premier Division champions Spalding gained revenge over the only side to beat them on the league this season as they came from ...

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