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Saturday football: Bastos fires Tulips to huge victory, Tigers win again but Pinchbeck lose at home

A Kevin Bastos hat-trick fired managerless Spalding United to a remarkable 4-1 win at Worksop Town on Saturday, while Holbeach United triumphed 2-1 at Wellingborough Town on Saturday and Pinchbeck United were beaten 2-0 at home by Peterborough Northern Star. Starting with the Tulips, a treble from Bastos – who was later sent off – and a Joel Brownhill penalty ...

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Popular boss Easton reveals reasons for leaving Spalding United but encourages players to stay with club

Matt Easton admits that he resigned from his role as Spalding United manager after reaching his own breaking point with the ongoing problems at the club. Dignified to the end, the popular boss refused to be critical of anybody associated with the Tulips and said he was “gutted” to leave what was his maiden job in first-team management. But he ...

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Easton resigns as manager of Spalding United

Spalding United have been rocked by the resignation of boss Matt Easton. The Tulips chief quit his role at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field on Wednesday night. He had been seeking assurances about a number of off the field issues at the club. GONE: Matt Easton. Photo by JAKE WHITELEY Speaking on Twitter, Spalding chairman Andy Gay said: “It ...

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Spalding United boss Easton happy for his players to put their feet up this weeknd

Spalding United manager Matt Easton reckons that it is a “blessing in disguise” that his team have a weekend off. The Tulips are without a BetVictor NPL South East Division fixture until next Saturday’s trip to Worksop Town (December 7), giving them ample time to lick their wounds following last weekend’s gutting defeat at Frickley Athletic. Easton’s side sit ninth ...

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Easton reflective as unlucky Spalding United are left in a Haze by late Frickley goals

Frickley Athletic 2Spalding United 1 Boss Matt Easton was left to rue fine margins as his Spalding United side were beaten by an injury-time goal at Frickley Athletic on Saturday. The Tulips looked set for all three points when Kevin Bastos put them ahead 15 minutes from time in the BetVictor NPL South East Division clash at Westfield Lane. Ace ...

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Saturday football: Three-sy for Tigers, late heartbreak for Tulips, Knights edged out

Holbeach United eased to a 3-0 success at Harborough Town on Saturday, while two late goals saw Spalding United slip to a 2-1 loss at Frickley Athletic and Pinchbeck United were beaten by the same score at home against Leicester Nirvana. Luke Avis, Nick Jackson and Will Bird got the goals for Holbeach as they made it five wins from ...

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Spaff joins Spalding United coaching staff after knee injury rules him out for rest of season

Spalding United have handed Neal Spafford a role on the management team after the defender received the worst possible news about his knee injury. The dedicated centre-back has been told that he’s torn his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and is expected to undergo surgery in a bid to repair it early next year. That rules Spafford out for the rest ...

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Easton feeling positive after seeing Spalding United shut out free-scoring Sheffield FC

Spalding United 0Sheffield FC 0 By Ray Tucker Defences reigned supreme at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field with Spalding United keeping a clean sheet at home for the first time this season against the BetVictor NPL South East Division’s top scorers. Goalless draws are so often boring affairs, but not so on Saturday with hard and fast action throughout ...

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Saturday football: Tulips bag Sheffield point, Knights beaten again, Tigers frustrated

Spalding United made it three games unbeaten on Saturday thanks to a goalless draw with Sheffield FC, while Pinchbeck United went down 3-1 at Loughborough University and Holbeach United’s game at Oadby Town was abandoned. Starting with the Tulips, they battled out a 0-0 with high-flighing Sheffield FC at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field to extend their solid run ...

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Easton wants Spalding United to be entertainers ahead of tough Sheffield test

Spalding United boss Matt Easton wants his side to keep up their recent upturn in form this weekend – and has vowed to entertain the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field crowd. The Tulips ended their eight-game wineless run with a 2-1 BetVictor NPL South East Division victory at Newcastle Town last Saturday (page 53), which was hot on the heels ...

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Jackson spot-on to clinch an elusive win for Spalding United at Newcastle

Newcastle Town 1Spalding United 2 Spalding United got back on the winning trail in the BetVictor NPL South East Division on Saturday with a 2-1 triumph at Newcastle Town on Saturday. The Tulips last tasted a league victory back in early September at home to Cleethorpes Town – and they were made to work hard for maximum points in the ...

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Saturday football: Spalding United grab elusive victory, rain washes out fixtures again

Spalding United ended their lengthy winless streak with a 2-1 success at Newcastle Town on Saturday, while the games involving Holbeach United, Pinchbeck United and Moulton Harrox were all rained off. Second-half goals from skipper Lewis Brownhill and striker Jamie Jackson (pen) earned the Tulips all three points and keeps them ninth in BetVictor NPL South East Division. More to ...

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Easton: It’s time for Spalding United to start picking up some much-needed points

Boss Matt Easton wants his Spalding United side to build on Saturday’s morale-boosting draw with Stamford and break their eight-game winless streak. An impressive second-half showing saw the Tulips rescue a 2-2 draw with the much-fancied Daniels last weekend. And, with the dark cloud over the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field somewhat shifted last week by the appointment of two ...

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Easton happy with derby draw as Spalding United peg back Stamford in cracker

Spalding United 2Stamford 2 It was derby deadlock on Saturday as Spalding United battled back from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 with rivals Stamford at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field. The Tulips look set for a heavy BetVictor NPL South East Division beating when Oliver Brown-Hill lashed a stunner into the top corner on just 30 seconds and ex-Spalding ...

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Saturday football: Four-some Tigers see off Star, Tulips hit back to secure a derby draw

Holbeach United romped to a 4-0 home win over Peterborough Northern Star on Saturday, while Spalding United battled back from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 with rivals Stamford. Starting with the Tigers, they cruised to a Uhlsport UCL Premier Division derby victory at Carter’s Park. Spencer Tinkler headed them into a half-time lead following a Liam Adams cross, before Jonny ...

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Easton’s Spalding United rallying cry ahead of derby duel with Stamford

Matt Easton is hoping that Saturday’s derby with Stamford will inspire Spalding to kick-start their BetVictor NPL South East season. The Tulips haven’t managed a win in any competition since they saw off Stocksbridge Park Steels 3-1 back on September 7 – a run which now spans seven games. That leaves Spalding down in tenth place, which is four points ...

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Rain washes out much of Saturday’s football action

Heavy rain on Saturday wreaked havoc with the football schedule nation-wide – and South Holland teams didn’t escape the plethora of postponements. The biggest game to be rained off was Spalding United’s BetVictor NPL South East clash at Frickley Athletic. A fixture that was hastily brought forward from November, Spalding were perhaps not too worried by the game’s demise given ...

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New era ahead for Spalding United as key changes made at boardroom level in bid to reach out to community

Spalding United have announce that the club is now under new ownership with new shareholders and directors welcomed in a restructure of the company and the board. The club’s existing shareholders Rod Quinton and Graham Chappell welcome local businessman and solicitor Paul Turnell as a new shareholder. The three are joined by shareholder/director positions for Andrew Gay, Jennifer Gay, Eddie ...

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Easton disappointed with league ahead of Spalding United’s Frickley trip

Disappointed Spalding United boss Matt Easton feels the BetVictor NPL fixture makers have been “unfair” after forcing his side to play a fixture at Frickley Athletic this Saturday (3pm). This weekend had always been a free one in the Tulips’ schedule, so a number of the players and staff had arranged to go on breaks in the absence of a ...

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Narrow defeat for Spalding United as league’s top scorer settles close Steels contest

Spalding United 0Stocksbridge Park Steels 1 A second-half strike from Stockbridge Park Steels’ star man Luke Mangham sentenced Spalding United to a narrow 1-0 defeat on Saturday. In a game that could easily have gone either way at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field, Mangham showed great strength to fire home a lethal finish on 67 minutes and settle the ...

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