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Saturday football: Late Mettam double fires Tulips to win, Tigers smash seven and Pinchbeck held

A last-gasp Leon Mettam penalty gave Spalding United a surprise 2-1 win over Belper Town on Saturday, while Holbeach United romped to a 7-0 victory at Wellingborough Whitworth and Pinchbeck United drew 2-2 at Wellingborough Town. Starting with Spalding, two goals in the final seven minutes from Mettam gave them an unlikely Evo-Stik NPL East Division win at the Sir ...

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Boss Hayes wants to build on a top two years with Holbeach United

Seb Hayes is celebrating two years as Holbeach United manager this week – and he’s proud of the work he’s done at Carter’s Park so far. Wednesday night’s 2-1 win over Sleaford Town marked 100 games in charge of the Tigers for Hayes, who has won 63 of those matches. He feels that his record stands up to any Holbeach ...

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Tricks and Braithwaite fire Holbeach United to derby win and third place in table

Holbeach United 2 Sleaford Town 1 Holbeach United climbed up to third in the Future Lions UCL Premier Division after coming from behind to bet Sleaford Town 2-1 on Wednesday night. Scott Coupland gave Sleaford a half-time lead at Carter’s Park, but second-half efforts from James Tricks and Joe Braithwaite fired the Tigers to all three points. The match was ...

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FA Vase defeat hard to take for Hayes as Godmanchester dump Holbeach United out

Godmanchester Rovers 2 Holbeach United 0 Holbeach United’s fine run in the Buildbase FA Vase ended with a 2-0 third round defeat at Godmanchester Rovers on Saturday. Late goals from Joe Furness (72) and Austen Diaper (83) sent the hosts through at Bearscroft Lane, with a depleted Tigers outfit powerless to resist. With boss Seb Hayes missing the game for ...

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Saturday football: Tulips snatch late point, Tigers out of FA Vase and Pinchbeck back to winning ways

Spalding United netted a last-gasp leveller to secure a 1-1 draw at Stocksbridge Park Steels on Saturday, while Holbeach United suffered a 2-0 FA Vase defeat at Godmanchester Rovers and Pinchbeck United bagged a 2-0 home success over Peterborough Northern Star. Starting with the Tulips, they looked set for another defeat in Evo-Stik NPL Division One East when Litchfield fired ...

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Hayes admits that two-week period is pivotal for Holbeach United’s season

Seb Hayes admits that the next two weeks could end up defining Holbeach United’s season. The Tigers took on Wellingborough Town in the last eight of the Future Lions UCL Knockout Cup tonight (7.45pm), then head to Godmanchester Rovers in the third round of the Buildbase FA Vase this Saturday (3pm). UCL Premier Division clashes with Sleaford (home, Wednesday, 7.45pm) ...

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Billy bags double to fire Holbeach United into semi-finals of League Cup

Holbeach United 2 Wellingborough Town 1 Two goal from Billy Smith fired Holbeach United into the semi-final of the Future Lions UCL Knockout Cup on Wednesday night. Winger Smith struck in each half to help the Tigers sink Wellingborough Town 2-1 at Carter’s Park. Holbeach will now take on Leicester Nirvana in the semi-final and are hoping to go one ...

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Stevens back with a goal as Holbeach United get back to winning ways

Holbeach United 2 Northampton ON Chenecks 0 Jamie Stevens marked his return to the starting line-up with a goal as Holbeach United bounced back from a rare defeat to beat Northampton ON Chenecks 2-0 on Saturday. Central defender Stevens, who was only making his third appearance of the season following his summer switch from Wisbech Town, buried a typical header ...

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Saturday football: Tigers back on-song, Tulips suffer late heartbreak and Pinchbeck lose again

Holbeach United got back to winning ways by seeing off Northampton ON Chenecks 2-0 on Saturday, while Spalding United went down 1-0 at home against Tadcaster Albion and Pinchbeck United slipped up 2-0 at Oadby Town. Starting with Holbeach, goals from Jamie Stevens and Luke Avis earned them all three points at Carter’s Park. The victory sends Seb Hayes’ Tigers ...

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Dunn: The fourth is still with Pinchbeck United despite rocky run

Defiant player/manager Ian Dunn is refusing to get carried away with Pinchbeck United’s recent dip in form. The Knights aren’t accustomed to rocky runs following two successive seasons of unprecedented success, but have now suffered back-to-back Future Lions UCL Premier Division defeats against Newport Pagnell (6-3) and Rugby Town (3-0). That has left them 14 points behind leaders Daventry Town, ...

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Holbeach United boss Hayes focuses on cup competitions after conceding league

Holbeach United chief Seb Hayes accepts that he’d “look like an idiot” if he claimed that his side were in the Future Lions UCL Premier Division title race. Saturday’s defeat at Wellingborough Town left the Tigers a massive 17 points off the top of the table, with Hayes now admitting that he is focusing on glory in the cup competitions. ...

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No excuses from Hayes as lacklustre Holbeach United see unbeaten run dashed

Wellingborough Town 2 Holbeach United 1 Boss Seb Hayes admitted that he was “gutted” as Holbeach United’s 12-game unbeaten streak came to an end at Wellingborough Town on Saturday. Shaun Wilkes gave hosts Wellingborough a first-minute lead in the Future Lions UCL Premier Division clash at the Dog and Duck, but James Tricks hit back on seven minutes. A controversial ...

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Saturday football: Tulips soundly beaten, surprise loss for Tigers and ten-man Pinchbeck punished

It was a day of defeats for South Holland’s top trio on Saturday as Spalding United crashed 3-0 at Pontefract Collieries, Holbeach United slipped up 2-1 at Wellingborough Town and ten-man Pinchbeck United were beaten 3-0 at home by Rugby Town. Starting with the Tulips, goals from Pontefract’s Michael Dunn (10), Eli Hey (pen 49) and Nicholas Guest (73) sentenced ...

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Dropping points not an option for Holbeach United if they want to challenge for the title

Holbeach United boss Seb Hayes admits that reeling in runaway Future Lions UCL Premier Division leaders Daventry Town will prove a difficult task. The Tigers are currently on an 12-game unbeaten run in all competitions, winning nine of those games, but find themselves 14 points behind the table-toppers in fourth place. Hayes has been happy with the progress his side ...

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Five-star holders Holbeach United breeze past Blackstones in county cup

Blackstones 2 Holbeach United 5 Five different players found the net as Holbeach United kicked off their defence of the Lincs FA Senior Trophy with a 5-2 win at Blackstones on Wednesday night. Jack Smith, James Tricks, Josh Ford, Will Bird and teenager Reif Clarke all scored at the ALH Recruitment Stadium as Future Lions UCL Premier Division outfit Holbeach blew ...

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Hayes happy to see Holbeach United win when not playing at their best

Holbeach United 1 Harborough Town 0 Josh Ford’s second-half header fired Holbeach United to a scrappy 1-0 victory over Harborough Town on Saturday as they extended their unbeaten run to 11 matches. Striker Ford nodded home at the second attempt from a corner 20 minutes from time at Carter’s Park to settle a clash that was very much the clichéd ...

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Saturday football: Ford fires Tigers to victory, Norris treble sinks Tulips and Pinchbeck hit for six

Holbeach United’s impressive form continued with a 1-0 win over Harborough Town on Saturday, while Spalding United were hammered 3-0 at home by Lincoln United and Pinchbeck United saw a 3-1 lead turn into a 6-3 loss at Newport Pagnell Town. Starting at Carter’s Park, the Tigers extended their unbeaten run to  11 games with a battling Future Lions UCL ...

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Hayes: Holbeach United need six of the best results ahead of festive period

In-form Holbeach United have been challenged to take a minimum of 16 points from their next six Future Lions UCL Premier Division games in a bid to force their way into the title race. That’s the verdict of boss Seb Hayes, who would like to have leaders Daventry Town within striking distance by the time the busy festive period comes ...

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Party in the Park as Holbeach United cruise through to set up Vase clash with Rovers

Wodson Park 0 Holbeach United 2 Seb Hayes admitted that his Holbeach United side were very comfortable winners as they progressed to the third round of the Buildbase FA Vase on Saturday. The manager watched on as goals from defender Joe Braithwaite (20) and top scorer Jack Smith (90) secured a 2-0 success at lower-graded Wodson Park. That set-up a ...

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Saturday football: Tulips secure elusive away victory, Tigers shine in FA Vase and Pinchbeck ease past Eynesbury

Leon Mettam’s late goal fired Spalding United to their first away win of the season on Saturday, while Holbeach United marched on in the Buildbase FA Vase and Pinchbeck United eased to victory over eight-man Eynesbury Rovers. Starting with the Tulips, they moved up to 16th place in the Evo-Stik NPL East Division with a fine 1-0 victory at high-flying ...

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