Tulips

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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Spalding United soundly beaten by Brighouse but looking a safe bet to stay up

Spalding United 0 Brighouse Town 3 Spalding United were handed a 3-0 reverse by Brighouse Town in their final home game of the season on Monday – but the result isn’t actually as bad as it sounds. First-half goals from Gabriel Johnson (9), Aaron Martin (28) and Rarman Edmonds-Green (45) were no more than dominant Brighouse deserved at the Sir ...

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Spafford back to earn Spalding United a pivotal point at Marske

By RAY TUCKER Markse United 1 Spalding United 1 Neal Spafford returned to action after a two-week break to turn in a man-of-the-match performance and score the goal which earned Spalding United a crucial point in their quest for Evo-Stik League East Division safety on Saturday. The 1-1 draw gained at mid-table Marske United gave the Tulips a three-point advantage ...

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Saturday football: Marske draw edges Tulips closer to safety, five-star Tigers win and Pinchbeck hold new champions Daventry

Spalding United edged closer to safety in Evo-Stik NPL East Division with a fine 1-1 draw at Marske United on Saturday, while Pinchbeck United drew 1-1 with Daventry Town and Holbeach United returned to winning ways with a 5-0 victory at Kirby Muxloe. Starting with the Tulips, they fell 1-0 down just before the break when Curtis Round netted for ...

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Double boost for Spalding United in their battle to avoid relegation

Spalding United’s hopes of staying in Evo-Stik NPL East Division have received two shots in the arm. Their fate is now back in their own hands after a last-gasp Loughborough Dynamo goal saw them defeat 19th-placed Carlton Town 2-1 on Tuesday night – meaning the Tulips are two points clear of the bottom two with three games left to play. ...

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Spalding United soundly beaten by Loughborough as relegation fears grow

Spalding United 0 Loughborough Dynamo 2 Two early goals sentenced Spalding United to a disappointing 2-0 loss against Loughborough Dynamo on Saturday – leaving their future in Evo-Stik NPL East Division on a knife-edge with three games left to play. Strikes from Luke Foster (7) and Alex Steadman (9) were all Dynamo needed at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field, ...

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Easton: Spalding United ‘must not lose’ their crucial Loughborough Dynamo duel

Matt Easton admits that Spalding United simply can’t afford to lose Saturday’s home game against Loughborough Dynamo on Saturday (3pm). The 18th-placed Tulips are teetering just three points above the drop zone in Evo-Stik NPL East Division after last weekend’s 1-1 draw at Pickering Town. Relegation rivals Carlton Town have a game in hand on the Tulips and have a ...

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Easton refuses to be downbeat after late strike denies Spalding United a potentially key victory

Pickering Town 1 Spalding United 1 A super strike by Spalding United skipper Leon Mettam secured a precious point in their bid for survival in Evo-Stik NPL East Division on Saturday – but it could have been so much more. In a tense encounter at relegation rivals Pickering Town, with points at a premium for both teams, Mettam broke the ...

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Saturday round-up: Spalding United denied key win, Pinchbeck United and Holbeach United lose at home

Spalding United were denied a huge victory by a last-minute goal at Pickering Town on Saturday, while both Pinchbeck United and Holbeach United suffered 2-1 defeats at home. Starting with the Tulips, they looked set for a huge Evo-Stik NPL East Division victory at relegation rivals Pickering Town when Leon Mettam fired them ahead with a curling finish on the ...

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Welcome return for Easton as Spalding United eye pivotal points at Pickering

Matt Easton hopes to return to the Spalding United fold in some capacity this weekend as their bid for survival in Evo-Stik NPL East Division continues. The Tulips make the trip to relegation rivals Pickering Town (3pm) this weekend in the precarious position of 18th, two points clear of the drop zone having played a game more than Carlton Town ...

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Weekend round up – Spalding and Holbeach lose, Pinchbeck win

Both Spalding United and Holbeach United suffered defeats today (Sat), but Pinchbeck are back to winning ways. Spalding United lost 2-1 at home to Ossett United in the Evo-Stik East. A full match report is here. Up against the side that began the day just below them in the Future Sports United Counties League Premier Division, Holbeach United lost 3-2 ...

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Early lead over-turned as Tulips lose to Ossett

Evo-Stik League East Division Spalding United 1 Ossett United 2 Despite taking an early lead, relegation threatened Spalding United were unable to get anything from a home game against play-off chasing Ossett United. Thankfully for the Tulips, the bottom two, Gresley and Carlton Town also lost. But at half-time Spalding were in front and in line for what would have ...

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‘Tulips need you’ – Rallying cry from Spalding United

Spalding United’s assistant manager Lewis Thorogood is calling on the town to get behind his side for six games he says are “as important, if not more important” than recent promotion play-offs. The Tulips host play-off chasing Ossett United at the Sir Halley Stewart on Saturday and go into the game two points above second from bottom Carlton who have ...

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