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Hamilton the latest to sign on with new-look Holbeach United

Holbeach United have signed midfielder Kieran Hamilton as boss Seb Hayes puts the finishing touches to his squad ahead of the new season. Hamilton, who had been training with the Tigers, signed forms over the weekend. He joins Josh Ford, Jamie Stevens, Billy Smith, Jonny Clay and Tom Smith in agreeing terms at Carter’s Park. Holbeach have seen their pre-season ...

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Football: Spalding United into county semi-final, three-sy for Pinchbeck United

Spalding United cruised into the last four of the Lincs FA Senior Cup with a 4-0 win over a youthful Lincoln City side on Friday night. Goals from Jack Fixter, Jonny Lockie, Tom Siddons and George Zuerner eased the Tulips past the Imps at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field to set up a semi-final showdown with Stamford. That clash will ...

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Spalding United warm-up for first competitive clash with derby draw against Holbeach

It may be mid-July – but Spalding United are gearing up for their first competitive game of the 2018/19 season on Friday night. The Tulips will play host to Lincoln City – who are expected to field their under-18 side – in the quarter-finals of the Lincs FA Senior Cup at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field (7.45pm). Spalding memorably ...

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Wing wizard Billy bags on his debut as Holbeach win pre-season opener

New signing Billy Smith was on the mark as Holbeach United kicked off their pre-season fixtures with a 3-2 victory at Skegness Town on Saturday. Striker Will Bird and Spencer Tinkler were also among the goals for the Tigers, while Will Britton and Alex Nichols netted for the hosts at the Vertigo Stadium. Holbeach, who then drew 2-2 with Spalding ...

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Holbeach raid Wisbech Town to land duo

Holbeach United have made a double swoop on Wisbech Town bringing in forward Billy Smith and persuading defender Jamie Stevens to return. It’s the Tigers’ third signing from the club who last year were promoted from the ChromaSport Premier Division that Holbeach will looking to win this year. Striker Josh Ford has already committed to returning to United for the ...

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It’s Clay time for Tigers as prep for season starts

Holbeach United boss Seb Hayes has turned to Jonny Clay as he continues to mould his new side for the forthcoming season. He’s the second defender to make the move from the Tigers’ ChromaSport Premier Division rivals Deeping Rangers in the last week following Tom Smith’s arrival last week. Hayes believes the duo have made the move so they can ...

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Spot-on Holbeach United under-14 Yellow go unbeaten at Hungate competition

By JAMES CLARK It was a successful weekend for Holbeach United under-14 Yellow as they emerged victorious at the Hungate Tournament. The Tigers entered the tournament with a seven-man squad, and they soon made their mark after dominating the group stage – scoring five, conceding two and going unbeaten. This saw the Tigers advance into the semi-finals against friendly foes, ...

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Dutch delight caps Holbeach United under-15 Yellow’s stellar season

By JAMES CLARK Holbeach United under-15 Yellow had a once in a lifetime opportunity last week when they took a trip to Holland to battle against two Dutch sides. The Tigers, who have been managed by Stuart Clark for the past seven years, have just enjoyed an amazing season. Clark and his assistant manager Dean Elston led the side to ...

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Holbeach United raid rivals Deeping Rangers for their top target Tom

Seb Hayes feels that Holbeach United have signed the “best left-back in the league” after raiding rivals Deeping Rangers for Tom Smith. Smith, who played in 41 of Deeping’s 42 games last season as they finished one place behind Holbeach in the ChromaSport UCL Premier Division table, is Hayes’ second summer signing after striker Josh Ford. The Tigers chief also ...

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Seb stunned by Joe’s big offer as Harrowby swoop for Holbeach United defender

Holbeach United have lost joint players’ player of the year Joe Braithwaite to lower graded Harrowby United – and boss Seb Hayes admits that there was nothing he could do to stop it happening. Key defender Braithwaite, who had announced his intention to stay with the Tigers on social networking site Twitter, was tempted to join ChromaSport UCL Divsion One ...

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Jackson backed to impress as he joins Holbeach United’s coaching staff

Influential left-back Adam Jackson has been appointed player/coach at Holbeach United. Jackson, who re-joined the Tigers from Spalding United mid-way through last season, will join boss Seb Hayes and assistant boss Tim Cole on the management team. A multiple-time ChromaSport UCL Premier Division title winner, Hayes is backing the Holbeach native to have a big impact in his new role. ...

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Frontman Ford focusing on title bid after agreeing a return to Holbeach United

Striker Josh Ford is targeting a shot at the ChromaSport UCL Premier Division title next season after agreeing terms to re-join Holbeach United. Ford, who scored more than 50 goals for the Tigers in his first spell with the club between 2015 and 2017, is set to return to Carter’s Park after one season with Wisbech Town. While with the ...

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Boss Hayes is full of praise for Holbeach United’s award-winning trio

Seb Hayes has paid tribute to three of his Holbeach United players after the club held its end of season awards bash on Saturday night. Keeper Ricky Drury shared the coveted players’ player of the season award with defender Joe Braithwaite, while the Tigers’ number one also walked away with the supporters’ player of the year prize. Also collecting two ...

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Seb salutes a ‘brilliant’ season with Holbeach United and eyes up a title charge next year

Seb Hayes feels that his Holbeach United side came up about 20 goals short of winning the ChromaSport UCL Premier Division this season. The Tigers, who lifted the Lincs FA Senior Trophy last Wednesday night (see page 37), will finish either fourth or fifth after concluding their campaign with a 1-0 defeat at Kirby Muxloe on Saturday. Hayes saluted his ...

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Saturday football: Holbeach United suffer defeat on final day of season

Holbeach United were beaten 1-0 at Kirby Muxloe on Saturday as their ChromaSport UCL Premier Division season came to a close. The loss means that Seb Hayes’ side will only finish fourth if Deeping Rangers fail to win at Cogenhoe United in their season finale on Friday night. Meanwhile, Yaxley were crowned ChromaSport UCL Premier Division champions after Wisbech Town ...

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May the fourth be with you! Holbeach United boss Hayes eyes win on final day

Seb Hayes wants Holbeach United to finish their ChromaSport UCL Premier Division with a victory on Saturday as they bid to claim fourth place. The Tigers conclude another campaign at Kirby Muxloe (3pm), knowing that three points would leave fifth-placed Deeping Rangers needing maximum points from their final three games to overhaul them. The last time Holbeach finished fourth was ...

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Spot-on Holbeach United are county kings as they lift Lincs FA Senior Trophy

Holbeach Utd 1 Grimsby Borough 1 (Holbeach win 4-1 on penalties) Holbeach United capped their impressive season with a trophy as they edged out Grimsby Borough 4-1 on penalties to lift the Lincs FA Senior Trophy on Wednesday night. The Tigers were the better side for much of the clash at Lincoln United’s Sun Hat Villas Stadium and took the ...

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Hayes full of praise as ten-man Holbeach United seal super Pagnell double

HOLBEACH UNITED 2 NEWPORT PAGNELL 1 Mitch Griffiths struck a dramatic late winner to give ten-men Holbeach United an impressive win over title-chasing Newport Pagnell Town on Saturday. Charley Sanders (5) fired the Tigers ahead early on at Carter’s Park, but was sent off after just 14 minutes to leave Seb Hayes’ side with an uphill battle to hold on ...

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Saturday football: Ten-man Tigers stun Pagnell, depleted Pinchbeck win again, Tulips lose on final day

Holbeach United and Pinchbeck United both picked up impressive wins on Saturday, while Spalding United closed out their season with a derby defeat. Starting with Holbeach, they produced a stirring showing to defeat title-chasing Newport Pagnell Town 2-1 in the ChromaSport PDFL Premier Division. Charley Sanders (5) fired the Tigers ahead early on at Carter’s Park, but was sent off ...

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Boss Hayes feels Holbeach United’s season can still be a great one

Bullish boss Seb Hayes insists that the next few days will determine whether Holbeach United’s season will be remembered as a good one…or a great one. Having lost 1-0 to Chromasport UCL Premier Division title hopefuls Wisbech Town on Wednesday night, the Tigers host championship-chasing Newport Pagnell on Saturday (3pm) before making the trip to Lincoln United for the Lincs ...

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