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Saturday football: Holbeach go top with big win, Deeping outgun Pinchbeck and Spalding secure away draw

Holbeach United hit top spot in the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division table with a victory at Desborough Town on Saturday, while Pinchbeck United lost their derby with Deeping Rangers and Spalding United drew at BetVictor NPL South East Division high-fliers Belper Town. Starting in the UCL, Holbeach maintained their mammoth unbeaten run with a comprehensive 4-0 victory at Desborough. Liam ...

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Lewis: Ambitious Spalding United can learn from rise of opponents Belper Town

Interim manager Lewis Thorogood reckons that Spalding United’s trip to Belper Town on Saturday is an even tougher test than last weekend’s clash with leaders Leek Town. The Tulips went down 2-0 against the BetVictor NPL South East Division table-toppers Leek, but now face an away date with a fourth-placed Belper outfit that are 13 points off the summit with ...

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Mistakes prove costly for Spalding United in loss against leaders Leek Town

Spalding United 0Leek Town 2 By RAY TUCKER Two defensive lapses proved costly for Spalding United as they lost 2-0 against table-topping Leek Town at the Sir Halley Stewart Field on Saturday. The Staffordshire visitors, beaten only once in BetVictor NPL South East Division this season, moved five points clear at the top with goals from Oliver Harrison (20) and ...

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Saturday football: In-form Tigers ease past Chenecks, Tulips beaten by leaders and Pinchbeck game rained off

Holbeach United extended their impressive unbeaten run with a routine home victory over Northampton ON Chenecks on Saturday, while Spalding United were handed a home reverse by table-topping Leek Town. The most excitement came at Carter’s Park, where defender Jon Fairweather netted twice in Holbeach’s 4-1 Uhlsport UCL Premier Division victory. Joe Smith and Liam Adams also netted for the ...

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No fear from Spalding United boss Thorogood ahead of showdown with leaders Leek

Lewis Thorogood feels that the pressure is on BetVictor NPL South East Division leaders Leek Town to beat his Spalding United side on Saturday. The table-toppers are two points clear of Stamford at the summit ahead of their trip to the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field (3pm), while the Tulips are some 20 points back in eighth. However, Spalding have ...

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Boss happy to see Spalding United dig in as they clinch impressive Ilkeston victory

By Ray Tucker Spalding United 1Ilkeston Town 0 Luca Bucci’s maiden Spalding United goal fired them to a first home victory since September as they edged past Ilkeston Town on Saturday. The 17-year-old Lincoln City loanee slotted in the only goal of another match which saw the Tulips turn in a fully committed and disciplined performance to beat off a ...

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Saturday football: Bucci bags winner for Tulips, Tigers earn decent draw and Knights suffer a late loss

Spalding United enjoyed a fine 1-0 win over Ilkeston Town on Saturday, while Holbeach United were held to a second successive 0-0 draw and Pincbeck United lost their 15th game on the spin. Starting with the Tulips, they moved up to eighth place in BetVictor NPL South East Division with a first home win since back in September. Gianluca Bucci’s ...

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Spalding United set for tricky test against much-fancied play-off rivals Ilkeston Town

Interim boss Lewis Thorogood is predicting a tough test as Spalding United get back to BetVictor NPL South East Division action on Saturday. Ilkeston Town are the visitors to the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field (3pm), with both teams on the edge of the play-off positions. Much-fancied Ilkeston are two points above the Tulips in seventh place – and Thorogood ...

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Lewis eyes top Spalding United job for keeps after extending his interim role to the end of this season

Lewis Thorogood is hoping that he’ll leave Spalding United with no choice but to hand him the job on a full-time basis after being named interim manager until the end of the season. The former assistant manager, who stepped up to caretaker after Matt Easton’s resignation in December, saw his stint as the Tulips’ boss extended until at least April ...

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Striker Smith steers Spalding United to a Dynamo double with winner on first start

Loughborough Dynamo 0Spalding United 1 By RAY TUCKER New signing Jack Smith celebrated his full debut for Spalding United with a well-taken winning goal in a 1-0 victory at Loughborough Dynamo on Saturday. The former Holbeach United striker joined the Tulips at the beginning of the year and made his first appearance as a late substitute in the home game ...

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Saturday football: Smith steers Tulips to away win, Tigers frustrated and Pinchbeck beaten again

A Jack Smith strike earned Spalding United a 1-0 win at Loughborough Dynamo on Saturday, while Holbeach United were held to a 0-0 draw by Oadby Town and Pinchbeck United suffered a 2-0 home loss against ON Chenecks. Starting with the Tulips, they put their disappointing festive results behind them with an impressive BetVictor NPL South East Division win. Striker ...

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Penalty miss and late howler sinks Tulips

Spalding United 0 Lincoln United 1 The Tulips hopes of beginning a new decade on a winning note were kicked into touch at the Sir Halley Stewart Field on New Year’s day. A missed penalty and a goalkeeping howler saw them forfeit valuable points to county rivals Lincoln United, the only goal, which separated the sides, scored in the 89th ...

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Home form is key to help Tulips blossom

Ahead of Spalding United’s New Year’s Day clash, interim manager Lewis Thorogood said he’s looking to turn the Sir Halley Stewart into a fortress. The Tulips are looking to bounce back after a disappointing Boxing Day defeat to lowly Wisbech Town and were due to host Lincoln United (ko 3pm) before The Voice went to press on Tuesday. Thorogood is ...

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Thorogood reflects on Tulips’ Christmas results

Spalding United were brought down to Earth as local rivals Wisbech lifted themselves off the bottom of the BetVictor Northern Premier League South East Division with a convincing win in the Boxing Day derby. After a 2-2 draw with Sutton Coldfield the previous Saturday in which Joel and Lewis Brownhill netted, Lewis Thorogood’s charges were left disappointed at Wisbech as ...

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Boxing Day dismay for Tulips

Spalding United slumped to a 3-0 defeat at previously bottom of the table Wisbech Town this afternoon (Boxing Day). Tiago Nassanculo and John Dean’s quickfire double just before the break gave the home side the advantage. Nassanculo’s second of the game five minutes from time sealed the points for Wisbech who moved off the bottom of the BetVictor Northern Premier ...

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New signings for Tulips ahead of festive fixtures

Spalding United’s caretaker manager Lewis Thorogood has landed new signings ahead of the festive fixtures. After the departure of manager Matt Easton amid rumours of financial issues at the club The Tulips have seen three senior players leave for club’s below them in the league structure, George Zuerner and Jenk Acar to Skegness Town while Taron Hare has joined Barton ...

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Greenwood and Brownhill earn battling Tulips a point

Spalding United 2 Kidsgrove Athletic 2 The Tulips remain unbeaten under the caretaker management team with a well deserved share of the BetVictor NPL South East division points with visiting Kidsgrove Athletic. Despite the departure of Jenk Acar and George Zuerner to lower league Skegness Town in the days preceding the fixture, the Tulips had the desire and ability within ...

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Saturday football: Spalding United held after duo depart, Pinchbeck suffer key defeat

Spalding United were held 2-2 by Kidsgrove Athletic in BetVictor NPL Division One South on Saturday, while Pinchbeck United went down 2-1 at Cogenhoe United in the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division. Starting with the Tulips, they were without key players Jenk Acar (transfer to Skegness Town) and George Zuerner (set to join a new club) at the Sir Halley Stewart ...

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Gay: Spalding United in no rush to find boss after Thorogood’s impressive start

Spalding United chairman Andy Gay admits that he is happy to move forward with Lewis Thorogood as caretaker manager. The Tulips are without a permanent boss following the resignation of Matt Easton last week, but Saturday’s 4-1 win at Worksop Town was overseen by former assistant Thorogood. Although Gay concedes that the club is open to discussions with any prospective ...

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Spalding United get Worksop revenge in four-midable show in first match after Easton’s exit

Worksop Town 1Spalding United 4 Spalding United turned in a super performance on Saturday to gain sweet revenge over a strong Worksop Town side for the defeat they inflicted at the Sir Halley Stewart Field back in September. After a testing few days following the resignation of manager Matt Easton, the team pulled together to give a performance which would ...

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