Tulips

Saturday football: Nine-man Tulips off to flying start, Vase woe for Tigers and Knights, Harrox win opener

Spalding United made a flying start to the new Pitching In NPL South East Division season by beating Sutton Coldfield Town 3-0 on Saturday, but both Holbeach United and Pinchbeck United suffered hefty defeats in the FA Vase. Starting with the Tulips, goals from Joel Brownhill (8), Spencer Weir-Daley (24) and Jamie Goddard (44) gave them the perfect start in ...

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The only way is up! Thorogood wants Spalding United to push for promotion

Ambitious boss Lewis Thorogood reckons his Spalding United squad is now equipped to mount a promotion push ahead of the start of the new Pitching In NPL South East Division season. The Tulips welcome Sutton Coldfield Town to the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field on Saturday (3pm) as they bid to make a flying start to the new campaign. Having ...

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Saturday football: Smith off as Tigers exit FA Cup, Pinchbeck fall to the bottom, Tulips end pre-season in style

Ten-man Holbeach United were dumped out of the Emirates FA Cup by Sheffield FC on Saturday, while Pinchbeck United were soundly beaten at Wellingborough Town in the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division and Spalding United concluded their pre-season with a timely victory. Starting with the Tigers, a perfect first-half hat-trick from prolific striker March Newsham was the catalyst for their FA ...

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Spalding United chief won’t dwell on FA Cup defeat ahead final pre-season game

Lewis Thorogood insists that Spalding United’s early exit from the Emirates FA Cup shouldn’t define their season before it has even properly started. The Tulips, who 1-0 at Grantham Town in their latest pre-season friendly last night, were dumped out of the national competition 3-1 against Barton Town Old Boys last week. Liam Hardy’s first-half goal was enough the settle ...

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Late Barton strikes see Spalding United dumped out of Emirates FA Cup

Spalding United 1Barton Town Old Boys 3 Three late goals in five minutes sent Spalding United crashing out of the Emirates FA Cup on Tuesday night. The Tulips looked to be heading to an extra preliminary round victory over Barton Town Old Boys when Scott Floyd fired home a super opener on just five minutes at the Sir Halley Stewart ...

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Exciting triple signing for Spalding United on eve of the new season

Spalding United announced three big signings on Monday as they ramped up their preparations for the new season. The Tulips have landed experienced striker Spencer Weir-Daley, formerly of Boston United, on dual forms from Peterborough Sports. Weir-Daley netted twice in Spalding’s 4-1 win over Holbeach United on Saturday playing as a ‘triallist’. BIG SIGNING: Shane Clarke (left) tangles with Josh ...

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Pre-season: Four-some Spalding sink Holbeach, Pinchbeck on-song and Moulton impress at Star

Spalding United romped to a pre-season victory over perennial rivals Holbeach United on Saturday, while Pinchbeck United also enjoyed a big derby win and Moulton Harrox earned a decent draw. Starting with South Holland’s big two, it was Spalding who handed Holbeach a 4-1 home reverse to lift the Lincolnshire Free Press Trophy at Carter’s Park. Goals from Lewis Brownhill ...

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Spalding United chief Thorogood confident that his side are up for the FA Cup

Lewis Thorogood feels Spalding United are perfectly prepared for the start of the new season. The Tulips get their 2020/21 campaign under way with an Emirates FA Cup extra preliminary round clash with Barton Town Old Boys at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field on Tuesday (7.45pm). Having been taken over by AK Holdings owner and CEO Andrew Killingsworth last ...

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Pre-season: Ten-man Spalding United see off Wakes to reach trophy final

Spalding United booked their place in the final of the Lincolnshire Free Press Trophy with a 2-0 win over UCL Division One side Bourne Town on a wet and windy Tuesday night. Spalding started four triallists – and two of them combined to open the scoring on 15 minutes, while another was sent off shortly afterwards. That didn’t deny Thorogood’s ...

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Pre-season: 80-strong crowd see Holbeach United lose to Wisbech, Fenton sinks Deeping Rangers

The latest round of pre-season friendly fixtures on Saturday saw a number of derby clashes. Perhaps the pick of the fixtures saw Holbeach United entertain higher-graded rivals Wisbech Town at Carter’s Park. With close to 80 fans allowed into the ground for the first time since government guideiines for non-league football were relaxed, the Fenmen emerged as 2-0 winners. oth ...

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Get the fans back in for the FA Cup season opener

The competitive season for Spalding, Holbeach and Pinchbeck will officially start on Tuesday, September 1 in the FA Cup though it looks likely to be behind closed doors. That’s much to the annoyance of Spalding United manager Lewis Thorogood who is on the committee working to start the Northern Premier League Division One South East season on September 19. All ...

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Injuries are the main concern as Tulips return to the Sir Halley

Spalding United 0 Peterborough Sports 3 Spalding United’s return to action for the first time since March proved a tough one against a strong Peterborough Sports side. The result of the first pre-season friendly was never particularly important for Tulips manager Lewis Thorogood whose side have been in training for several weeks. But he’ll be particularly disappointed with injuries including ...

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Tulips get ready to return to action

Spalding United’s wait for competitive football is over as they are set to take on Peterborough Sports in a pre-season friendly at the Sir Halley Stewart on Saturday. The Tulips will be back in action for the first time since March in their warm up for the Northern Premier League Division One South East Division, though unfortunately the game will ...

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Plans in place for football’s kick off

The government has given the go-ahead for football to return with clubs set to start pre-season friendlies in August ahead of the start of the leagues in September. The FA announced at the weekend that full contact training is now permitted as the clubs get ready for the regular season. Both Spalding United and Pinchbeck United have announced their pre-season ...

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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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