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Saturday football: Spot-on Acar saves Tulips, battling draw for Tigers and Pinchbeck bounce back

Spalding United twice came from behind to draw 2-2 with Gresley on Saturday, while Holbeach United drew 0-0 at Newport Pagnell Town and Pinchbeck United picked up a 2-1 victory at Harborough Town. Starting at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field, Spalding were indebted to a last-minute penalty from Cenk Acar as they made it two games unbeaten. Alex Stedaman ...

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Hayes expecting his in-form Holbeach United side to face a tough test at Newport Pagnell

Boss Seb Hayes admits that his in-form Holbeach United side face a “massive challenge” at Newport Pagnell on Saturday (3pm) – but is backing them to deliver. The Tigers, fourth in the Future Lions UCL Premier Division after their sixth win on the spin last weekend, have come through a tricky start to establish themselves as serious title contenders. Perennial ...

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Hayes full of praise as resilient Holbeach United hit back to keep winning streak going

Holbeach United 2 Oadby Town 1 In-form Holbeach United made it six wins on the spin as they came from behind to defeat Oadby Town 2-1 on Saturday. The visitors took an early lead through Daryl Russell (9), but Billy Smith (27) levelled with a lobbed finish before Danny Barker grabbed to winner on the stroke of half-time to give ...

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Saturday football: Tulips finally win, Pinchbeck’s unbeaten run shattered and Tigers make it six on the spin

Spalding United finally broke their league duck with a 2-1 win over Sheffield FC on Saturday, while Pinchbeck United’s unbeaten league run crashed to a halt with a 6-0 loss at Daventry Town and Holbeach United edged out Oadby Town 2-1. Starting with the Tulips, they won at the 12th time of asking in Evo-Stik NPL Division One East as ...

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Eyes on the prize! In-form Holbeach United aiming to reel in leaders

Red-hot Holbeach United are being backed to keep their red-hot run going against Oadby Town this Saturday (home, 3pm). Six games unbeaten in all competitions – including five wins on the spin – have seen the Tigers progress in the League Cup and FA Vase, while also leaving themselves six points behind Future Lions UCL Premier Division leaders Daventry Town. ...

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Hayes happy to win ugly as Holbeach United progress in FA Vase after gruelling battle

Biggleswade United 2 Holbeach United 3 (AET) Jack Smith’s extra-time winner steered Holbeach United to a memorable FA Vase victory at Biggleswade United on Saturday. The striker netted his second of the afternoon four minutes into extra time at Second Meadow as the Tigers won a scrappy first round clash 3-2. Seb Hayes’ side had to come from behind twice ...

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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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