Tulips

Tulips sign new striker

Former Northern Ireland U21s striker Bradley Fortnam-Tomlinson leads four signings announced by Spalding United. A former Sheffield Wednesday and St Johnson youth team player, the 25-year-old has played for a host of clubs including the Tulips league rivals Wisbech Town and Loughborough Dynamo during the previous campaign. He joins a trio of the club’s young players in signing on for ...

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Fans vote for their Tulip legends

Spalding United fans have been voting for their top Tulips team ever. As part of manager Lewis Thorogood’s Facebook Live events that have proved a hit, he encouraged a vote for the legends side. The fans voted for current goalie and the 19/20 player of the season Michael Duggan as the top keeper. In defence were former Notts County and ...

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Loss of revenue leads to Tulips fundraising plea

Spalding United were meant to be finishing the season at home this weekend, but instead the only action they’re hoping for is money to drop into the JustGiving appeal they’ve created. Regular supporters are being asked to donate the money they would have otherwise spend on watching the Tulips in the abandoned game as they look to stay afloat during ...

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George at David’s Beck and call

A former Tulip came face-to-face with David Beckham last week. George Zuerner and his nine-year-old son Freddie received a FaceTime from the former England, Manchester United, Real Madrid and AC Milan star as part of the One World Together collaborations last week. Midfielder Zuerner left Spalding United for Skegness just before the season prematurely closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic ...

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Plenty of reasons to get in touch with Spalding United as they launch 200 Club

Spalding United have launched their ‘SUFC 200 Club’ – dubbed a great way to support the Tulips while having the chance to win prizes. You can sign up for just £10 per month, with three monthly cash prizes for winners, with the rest helping support the club during these difficult times. You can set up a standing order via treasurer ...

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Thorogood honoured to land job as Spalding United manager on permanent basis

Lewis Thorogood has revealed his “honour” at being handed the role of Spalding United manager on a permanent basis. Having stepped up as interim manager following Matt Easton’s resignation from the BetVictor NPL South East Division club back in December, former number two Thorogood will lead the Tulips next season. It’s his first permanent role in men’s football having been ...

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Football Association declare football seasons null and void for South Holland sides

All of South Holland’s football teams have kicked their last ball this season after the FA today (Thursday) announced the end of the season for non-league teams from steps three to seven. All results over the season will be declared null and void, with no champions crowned, promotions awards and relegations suffered. The following statement has this afternoon been released ...

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Live Facebook chats are a hit for Spalding United boss as he bids to help fill the void

Spalding United interim manager Lewis Thorogood intents to hold weekly chats live on Facebook to help people during what is a tough period for many people. The coronavirus crisis has led to all football being cancelled and many people are on lockdown or in self-isolation. Thorogood held his first live stream on Monday night, with more than 300 people viewing ...

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Northern Premier League reveals their wish to ‘terminate’ the 2019/20 football season

Spalding United’s BetVictor NPL South East Division campaign looks likely to end prematurely due to the coronavirus pandemic. In a statement released on Tuesday, the Northern Premier League revealed that their wish is to terminate the 2019/20 season immediately. But they admit that the best way to conclude the campaign is still to be ratified by the Football Association. Their ...

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Interim Spalding United boss Thorogood hopes the football season can be completed

Lewis Thorogood sees no reason why the football season shouldn’t be completed despite the disruption caused by coronavirus. The interim Spalding United manager admits that Saturday’s 5-1 defeat at Stamford, played in front of more than 500 fans, “probably shouldn’t” have taken place. But he is against the idea of voiding this season, insisting that seasons should be extended into ...

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Spalding United chief Thorogood takes positives from Daniels derby drubbing

Stamford 5 Spalding United 1 Spalding United slipped to a fifth successive defeat in BetVictor NPL South East on Saturday as Stamford came from behind to hand them a 5-1 derby reverse. The Tulips took a shock 19th-minute lead at the Zeeco Stadium through Tobias Liversedge in front of a big crowd of 513. However, the title-chasing Daniels soon levelled ...

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Coronavirus shuts down all local football leagues as NPL, UCL and PDFL are suspended

There will be no football in the BetVictor NPL, Uhlsport UCL and ChromaSport PDFL for the foreseeable future after all three leagues shut down on Monday due to the coronavirus crisis. That leaves Spalding United, Holbeach United and Pinchbeck United and the rest of the teams across South Holland without fixtures until at least April. More to follow.

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Saturday football: Six of the best for Holbeach United, but Spalding United thrashed

Holbeach United smashed six and Spalding United were demolished in a derby on Saturday as non-league football ploughed on despite the coronavirus crisis. Starting with the Tigers, they gained revenge on Lutterworth Town with a huge 6-2 success at Carter’s Park just weeks after losing the reverse game 1-0. Jonny Lockie, Liam Adams, Michael Frew, Jon Fairweather, Josh Ford and ...

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Thorogood insists that Spalding United have a chance of beating in-form rivals Stamford in derby

Spalding United will look to take inspiration from Watford when they make the trip to Stamford on Saturday (3pm). That’s according to interim boss Lewis Thorogood, who knows that his 16th-placed Tulips are massive underdogs for the game against the second-placed Daniels at the Zeeco Stadium. But Thorogood cites Watford’s recent Premier League win over then unbeaten Liverpool as an ...

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No excuses from Thorogood after Spalding United suffer home Chasetown humbling

Spalding United 0 Chasetown 3 Lewis Thorogood offered no excuses after seeing his Spalding United side suffer a 3-0 home reverse against Chasetown on Tuesday night. The Tulips, who slip to 16th in BetVictor NPL South East Division as a result of the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field reverse, are now on a run of six games without a victory. ...

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Tuesday football: Defeats for both Spalding United and Pinchbeck United

Spalding United slipped to a fourth defeat on the spin as Chasetown handed them a 3-0 home reverse on Tuesday night, while Pinchbeck United went down 2-1 at Shepshed Dynamo. The Tulips are now 16th in BetVictor NPL South East Division after goals from Jimmy O’Neill (35) and George Cater (84 & 87) at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field. ...

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Thorogood calls for fans to get behind Tulips as they bid to halt their winless run

Interim boss Lewis Thorogood wants to see Spalding United get back to winning ways against Chasetown tonight (7.45pm). The Tulips, who saw last Saturday’s home date with Carlton Town rained off, were also without a fixture over weekend. They’re currently on a five-game winless run in the BetVictor NPL South East Division and sit 16th in the table – some ...

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Saturday football: Ten-man Tigers beaten at Shepshed, Pinchbeck defeated at home

Both Holbeach United and Pinchbeck United suffered defeats in the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division on Saturday to hit their hopes at opposite ends of the table. The Tigers went down 4-1 at title rivals Shepshed Dynamo, while rock-bottom Pinchbeck suffered a 2-1 home reverse against fellow strugglers Cogenhoe United. In a lively opening at Butthole Lane, Reece Morriss (9) fired ...

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Saturday football: South Holland’s big three all see matches postponed

Spalding United, Holbeach United and Pinchbeck United all saw their scheduled fixtures postponed on Saturday morning. A 9am pitch inspectiton deemed the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field waterlogged and put paid to the Tulips’ BetVictor NPL South East Division clash with Carlton Town. Likewise, Holbeach and Pinchbeck had their respective Uhlsport UCL Premier Division games at ON Chenecks and Lutterworth ...

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Thorogood’s rallying cry as ‘stunned’ Spalding United bid to bounce back

Lewis Thorogood has urged his Spalding United squad to put last weekend’s humbling at Cleethorpes Town behind them as they prepare to take on another of the BetVictor NPL South East Division’s big-hitters. The 15th-placed Tulips were crushed 5-0 at Cleethorpes (see page 37) ahead of this Saturday’s visit of play-off chasing Carlton Town (3pm). But interim boss Thorogood, who ...

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