Tulips

Quick-fire second-half strikes secure another victory for unbeaten Spalding United

Spalding United 2 Loughborough Dynamo 0 Two goals in three second-half minutes gave Spalding United an eye-catching 2-0 win over Loughborough Dynamo on Tuesday night – and kept their flawless start to the new season going. After a goalless first period at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field, Ben Richards (49) and Scott Floyd (52) netted to settle the BetVictor ...

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Easton talks up Jackson impact as Spalding United make the perfect start

Sutton Coldfield Town 0 Spalding United 2 Spalding United got their BetVictor Northern Premier South East League campaign off to a glorious start with an impressive victory at Coles Lane on Saturday. A superb opening day performance of neat passing and attacking football on a 3G pitch proved too much for the home side and the Tulips’ margin of victory ...

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Saturday football: Amazing start for Tulips, Tigers win again and Harrox stay perfect

Spalding United made an hugely impressive start to the new BetVictor NPL South East Division season with a 2-0 victory at Sutton Coldfield Town on Saturday, while Holbeach United’s fine form continued with a 2-0 triumph at Anstey Nomads in the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division. Starting with the Tulips, goals from Jamie Jackson (penalty 19) and Ben Richards (52) secured ...

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Boss eyes ‘major improvement’ as Spalding United bid to banish past woes

Matt Easton hopes that this will be the season that everybody at Spalding United begins enjoying their football again. The boss reckons that the feel-good factor has returned to the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field ahead of their BetVictor NPL South East Division opener at Sutton Coldfield Town on Saturday (3pm). After narrowly avoiding relegation last season following a crippling ...

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Saturday football: Tigers progress in Emirates FA Cup but Knights are dumped out

South Holland duo Holbeach United and Pinchbeck United endured mixed fortunes in the Emirates FA Cup on Saturday. It was joy for Holbeach, who saw off Fakenham Town 2-0 at Carter’s Park thanks to first-half goals from Jack Smith and skipper Spencer Tinkler. Danny Hussey’s side will make the trip to play Coby Town in the next round. However, Pinchbeck’s ...

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Late heartbreak for Spalding United as Cleethorpes crush county cup hopes

By Ray Tucker Cleethorpes Town 2 Spalding United 1 A late, late goal denied Spalding United the chance of a penalty shoot-out with reigning Lincs FA Senior Trophy holders Cleethorpes Town at Linden Fields on Saturday. After trailing to a 16th-minute Scott Vernon penalty in the quarter-final tie, the Tulips battled superbly before levelling through Lewis Brownhill on 80 minutes. ...

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Football round-up: Spalding United exit county cup, Pinchbeck United seen off by star

Spalding United saw their hopes of winning the Lincolnshire Senior Cup ended by a 2-1 loss at holders Cleethorpes Town on Saturday, while Pinchbeck United made a losing start to the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division season after going down 3-1 at Peterborough Northern Star on Friday night. Starting with the Tulips, a last-gasp Alex Flett strike saw them beaten 2-1 ...

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Easton feels county cup clash is a chance for Spalding United’s fringe players to impress

Boss Matt Easton admits that Spalding United face something of a selection crisis ahead of their first competitive game of the new season on Saturday. The Tulips are without at least six players for the trip to holders Cleethorpes Town in the Lincs FA Senior Cup quarter-final (3pm), with the winners to take on either Lincoln City or Lincoln United ...

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Non-league friendly round-up: Big wins for Spalding United and Holbeach United

Both Spalding United and Holbeach United both enjoyed eye-catching friendly victories on Tuesday night. The Tulips romped to a 4-0 victory at Harrowby United, with the Tigers seeing off higher-graded Wisbech Town 3-0 at Carter’s Park. Starting with the Tulips, goals from Jamie Jackson (2), Taron Hare and Kegan Everington secured a third win from as many pre-season fixtures – ...

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Tulips get to work ahead of campaign

Spalding United are returning to pre-season training as they prepare for their Bet Victor NPL South East Division opener at Sutton Coldfield Town on August 17. The Tulips were due to return to pre-season training last night (Wednesday) in preparation for the new season with the fixtures and the draws for the early rounds of the FA Cup and Trophy ...

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Easton feels Jackson signing gives Spalding United an additional X-factor

Buoyant boss Matt Easton feels he’s added a sprinkle of magic to his Spalding United squad after securing the signing of striker Jamie Jackson. The talented frontman was a prominent figure for the Tulips under the charge of Chris Rawlinson in 2017, having scored a memorable hat-trick in a 3-0 home victory over Sheffield FC. But he moved on to ...

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Key signings and retentions for Spalding United as Easton eyes improvement

Bullish boss Matt Easton is adamant that Spalding United should be looking to mount a promotion bid next season after a successful summer in the transfer market. The Tulips, who narrowly avoided relegation in Evo-Stik NPL Division One East, have added three new players to their ranks so far and have retained the vast majority of the players he wanted ...

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New Spalding United scheme offers young fans plenty of benefits

Spalding United have launched a Junior Tulips scheme – allowing young fans to show their support for the club better than ever before. A Junior Tulip must be aged between five and 15 at the start of the Evo-Stik NPL Division One South-East season, which will commence on Saturday, August 17. For the price of £10, the benefits of the ...

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Legendary England keeper Shilton is Spalding United’s latest guest

Two-time European Cup winning keeper Peter Shilton will be the next big name to headline Spalding United’s annual celebrity dinner. The former England goalkeeper – who won a record 125 caps for his country – will be joined by current Ipswich Town coach and former West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Jimmy Walker, who will be hosting the evening ...

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Spalding United season tickets on sale as Easton issues rallying cry

Spalding United supporters can now purchase their season tickets for the 2019/20 campaign. They are priced at £105 for adults, £75 for concessions and £35 for children. A season ticket grants access to all Evo-Stik NPL Division One South-East home games throughout the season, including clashes against local rivals Cleethorpes Town, Stamford and Wisbech Town. It will be manager Matt ...

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Fresh challenges for Spalding United next season after big shake-up

It’s all change for Spalding United next season in the newly-named Evo-Stik NPL South East Division. The Tulips, who narrowly avoided the drop last time around, are one of just 11 teams to remain in the new-look division. Matt Easton’s side will be up against some familiar old foes – including Carlton Town, who were handed a relegation reprieve due ...

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Easton calls survival a ‘relative success’ after lifting the lid on Spalding United’s cash crisis

Loyal Spalding United manager Matt Easton has revealed the extent of the problems he’s been dealing with off the field. Easton, who saw his Tulips secure their future as a step four side with a 0-0 Evo-Stik NPL East Division draw at Belper Town last Saturday (see page 37), admits that he sees finishing 18th in the table as a ...

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Stalemate secures safety for Spalding United on final day

Belper Town 0 Spalding United 0 Spalding United will be playing step four football again next season after achieving a vital point from their final Evo-Stik NPL East Division game of the season in the heart of the Derbyshire Dales on Saturday. Knowing that a single point at Belper Town would keep them out of the relegation positions, the Tulips ...

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Easton proud of Spalding United as they bid to finish the job at Belper

Defiant Spalding United boss has heaped praise on his players and staff after they all but confirmed their status as an Evo-Stik NPL East Division side. The 3-0 home defeat against Brighouse Town on Monday means that 19th-placed Carlton Town can only surpass the Tulips with a big win at Marske United, providing Spalding are also defeated at Belper Town ...

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Lockie nets winner as Holbeach United take derby spoils against Pinchbeck United

Jonny Lockie’s strike gave Holbeach United a 1-0 derby win over Pinchbeck United at Carter’s Park on Easter Monday. Striker Lockie struck the only goal of the clash in the second half, as the Tigers moved to within two points of fourth-placed Pinchbeck with one Future Lions UCL Premier Division game left. Meanwhile, Spalding United look set to stave off ...

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