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Saturday football: Tulips held at home, Tigers end goal drought in latest defeat, Pinchbeck fall into drop zone after loss

The results for South Holland’s top sides Spalding United, Holbeach United and Pinchbeck United were almost as bad as the grim weather on Saturday. Starting with Spalding, they at least picked up a point after being held to a 1-1 draw by Bedworth United in the Pitching In NPL Midlands Division. The Tulips, again under the caretaker charge of Bruno ...

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Macleod’s double gives Spalding United big win in first game after Zakuani exit

Coleshill Town 1Spalding United 2 Spalding United began life after Gaby Zakuani with perhaps their most impressive result of the Pitching In NPL Midlands Division season so far. A double from top scorer Jordan Macleod – including a winner six minutes from time – gave the Tulips a terrific 2-1 triumph at title-chasing Coleshill Town on Saturday, just two days ...

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Saturday football: Macleod double fires Tulips to impressive win, derby defeats for Pinchbeck and Tigers

Spalding United began life after Gaby Zakuani with a superb 2-1 win at Coleshill Town on Saturday, while Pinchbeck United lost 3-1 at home to Boston Town and Holbeach United slumped 4-0 at Sleaford Town. Starting with the Pitching In NPL Midlands Division action, the Tulips reignited their play-off push with a Jordan Macleod inspired success at one of the ...

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Zakuani steps down as manager of Spalding United

Gaby Zakuani has stepped down as manager of Spalding United, the club confirmed on Thursday night. The former Peterborough United captain and DR Congo international cited additional work commitments and a lengthy commute as his chief reasons for leaving the role he took up last season. Assistant manager Bruno Porfirio will take charge of Saturday’s Pitching In NPL Midlands Division ...

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Spalding United boss Zakuani looking to add a goal-getter to his squad

Ambitious Gaby Zakuani is hoping to add more firepower to his Spalding United squad ahead of Saturday’s tough test at play-off rivals Coleshill Town (3pm). The Tulips, who are without a win in five games and have fallen ten points off the top five, are hoping to end that run when they visit a side sat fourth in the Pitching ...

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Zakuani feels missed chances cost Spalding United dear in derby draw at Wisbech Town

Wisbech Town 0 Spalding United 0 Boss Gaby Zakuani rued two missed clear-cut chances as Spalding United were forced to settle for a 0-0 derby draw at Wisbech Town on Saturday. New signing Ben Stakie – one of three debutants on the day – saw his one-on-one effort saved in the second half, while top scorer Jordan Macleod also wasted ...

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Saturday football: Stalemate for Tulips in derby, Tigers hammered by rivals and Pinchbeck beaten at home

Spalding United were held to a 0-0 draw at Wisbech Town in the Pitching In NPL Midlands Division on Saturday, while in the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division North Holbeach United were humbled 5-0 at home by Selston and Pinchbeck United went down 2-0 against Leicester Nirvana. Starting with the Tulips, they remain ten points off the play-offs following a stalemate ...

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Promotion with Spalding United still the target for Zakuani despite injury to ace Maddison

Spalding United boss Gaby Zakuani is still targeting promotion from the Pitching In NPL Midlands Division in his first full season as manager – but has called on his side to get themselves back in the play-off mix. The Tulips are sitting ninth in the standings, but have fallen ten points behind fifth-placed Coleshill Town after last weekend’s 3-0 home ...

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Zakuani admits Spalding United must improve after home Halesowen defeat

Spalding United 0 Halesowen Town 3 It was a case of mixed emotions for Spalding United boss Gaby Zakuani after seeing his Spalding United side beaten 3-0 by table-topping Halesowen Town on Saturday. Goals from Simoen Cobourne (16), Ahmed Ali (39) and Kyle Finn (50) gave Halesowen a comfortable Pitching In NPL Midlands Division success at the Sir Halley Stewart ...

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Spalding United set for tough test against table-topping Halesowen Town

Spalding United face one of the toughest tests in the Pitching In NPL Midlands Division on Saturday when they welcome leaders Halesowen Town (3pm). Halesowen have proved to be the early pace-setters in the division, but have been reeled in by Carlton Town and Chasetown in recent weeks, with the trio level on 30 points after 13 games. The Yeltz ...

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Zakuani proud of his Spalding United side despite FA Trophy defeat on penalties

Spalding United 1 Tamworth 1(Tamworth win 4-2 on pens) It was penalty heartache for Spalding United on Saturday as they were knocked out of the FA Trophy by higher-graded Tamworth. The Tulips were beaten 4-2 on penalties following a 1-1 draw in normal time at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field against a side that is currently one level higher ...

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Saturday football: Spalding United exit FA Trophy on penalties, Holbeach United hit for four by Gresley

Spirited Spalding United are out of the FA Trophy following a penalty shoot-out defeat against higher-graded Tamworth on Saturday, while Holbeach United are still without a league win this season following a 4-0 home loss against Gresley Rovers. Starting at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field, the Tulips were beaten 4-2 on penalties following a 1-1 draw in normal time. ...

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Tulips beaten by Belper

Pitching In Northern Premier League Midlands Spalding United 0 Belper Town 3 Spalding United slipped to a second successive defeat as they were comfortably beaten by Belper Town tonight (Tuesday). The start of the match was delayed until 8pm after Belper were late arriving to the Sir Halley Stewart after being stuck in traffic. Spalding started well with McLeod being ...

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Saturday football: Spalding United’s unbeaten run ends at Khalsa, Pinchbeck United knocked out of county cup

Spalding United’s four-game unbeaten run came to an end with a 2-0 loss at Sporting Khalsa on Saturday, while Pinchbeck United lost 3-0 at Skegness Town to exit the Lincs FA Senior Trophy. Starting in the Pitching In NPL Midlands Division, the Tulips suffered their first loss since September 25. First-half goals from James McGrady (6) and Jumaane Meggoe (25) ...

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Comeback kings strike again as late Smith strike gives Spalding United a fine win

Spalding United 4 Soham Town Rangers 3 Gregg Smith and Jordan Macleod both scored twice as Spalding United produced another remarkable Tuesday night comeback to beat Soham Town Rangers 4-3. The Tulips fell 2-0 down in the Pitching In NPL Midland DIvision clash inside the first half an hour, with Ben Seymour-Shove striking for Soham on 11 and 27 minutes. ...

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Zakuani pleased with a point despite admitting Tulips fell ‘well short’ of their expected standards

Spalding United 1 Daventry Town 1 A last-gasp leveller from Stefan Broccoli earned Spalding United a 1-1 draw with struggling Daventry Town on Saturday. Visitors Daventry – who are down in 19th place in the Pitching In NPL Midlands Division table – led from the seventh minute at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field thanks to Nathanial Gornal-Tyler’s strike, but ...

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Saturday football: Broccoli salvages a draw for Tulips, Pinchbeck hit for six and Tigers drop to the bottom

An injury-time strike rescued a 1-1 home draw for Spalding United against Daventry Town on Saturday, while Pinchbeck United were smashed 6-0 at Eastwood and Holbeach United slipped to the bottom of the table after a 1-0 home reverse against Melton Town. Starting in the Pitching In NPL Midlands Division, Spalding stretched their unbeaten run to three games – but ...

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Macleod magic seals FA Trophy win for Spalding United and sets up Tamworth test

Spalding United 3 Belper Town 2 Jordan Macleod scored a sensational hat-trick as Spalding United beat Belper Town 3-2 in a superb Buildbase FA Trophy clash on Saturday. The talented forward settled the Second Qualifying Round contest with his third goal just four minutes from time at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field – setting up a showdown with higher-graded ...

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Saturday football: Macleod treble as Tulips win thriller, Pinchbeck battered and Tigers lose again

A Jordan Macleod hat-trick helped Spalding United beat Belper Town 3-2 in the FA Trophy on Saturday, but both Pinchbeck United and Holbeach United suffered heavy league losses. Starting at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field, Spalding won an absolute classic to book their place in the next round of the FA Trophy. Macleod twice gave the Tulips the lead ...

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Duo depart Spalding United but Olivant signs ahead of FA Trophy tie against Belper

Two players have left Spalding United and one has joined ahead of their Buildbase FA Trophy opener this weekend. Midfielder Shane Clarke and striker Chris Assombalonga, who have both featured heavily for Gaby Zakuani’s Tulips this season, have moved on. On social networking site Twitter, Clarke wished his former team-mates “all the best” for the rest of the season but ...

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