Tulips

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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Lemon assist leaves Tulips with sour taste of defeat

Two teams locked in an epic relegation battle, were engaged in a dour contest at the Sir Halley Stewart Field on Saturday. The pressures weighing heavily on the shoulders of both sets of players were evident from the early stages of this Evo-Stik League East Division game. It was clearly obvious that, the lack of quality play, which both teams ...

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Saturday football: Tulips lose key clash, draws for Tigers and Pinchbeck, Moulton Harrox clinch PDFL title

Spalding United were beaten 1-0 by relegation rivals Stocksbridge Park Steels on Saturday, while both Holbeach United and Pinchbeck United were held to draws in the Future Lions UCL Premier Division. Starting with the Tulips, they slipped up 1-0 in their Evo-Stik NPL East Division “six-pointer” against Steels after a late strike from Morris – assisted by former favourite Jordan ...

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Don-Duncan insists that spirits are still high at Spalding United ahead of ‘six-pointer’

Spalding United welcome one of their chief relegation rivals to the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field on Saturday. Stocksbridge Park Steels, who are just a point clear of the 18th-placed Tulips in 15th, picked up a crucial 3-2 success over basement side Gresley on Tuesday night. The race for survival is likely to go to the wire this season, with ...

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Impressive Duggan show can’t prevent heavy Spalding United defeat

Tadcaster Albion 3 Spalding United 0 After another goalless first half Spalding United were once again put to the sword by promotion-seeking Tadcaster Albion at the i2i Stadium on Saturday. Two weeks earlier, again in the north East, the Tulips had shared equal footing with Evo-Stik NPL East Division leaders Morpeth Town until the hour mark – but ultimately suffered ...

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Saturday football: Magic Maltby inspires seven-up Pinchbeck, Tigers tamed by Swans and Tulips tumble at Tadcaster

Ollie Maltby scored a wonder goal as Pinchbeck United romped to a 7-0 success over Northampton ON Chenecks on Saturday, but Holbeach United suffered a 3-0 home reverse against Newport Pagnell Town and Spalding United were beaten 3-0 at Tadcaster Albion. Starting in the Future Lions UCL Premier Division, Pinchbeck were the big winners of the day with an emphatic ...

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Returning Acar can be Spalding United’s key man in bid to avoid drop

Talented winger Jenk Acar has been backed to lead Spalding United to safety ahead of his long-awaited return to the starting line-up this weekend. Tulips chief Matt Easton considers Acar to be his best attacking threat and admits that he’s been badly missed over the past three months. Easton confirmed that Acar will start in Saturday’s tough-looking trip to Evo-Stik ...

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