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Four-midable Spalding United crush rivals Leek Town in dominant display

Leek Town 0 Spalding United 4 Four first-half goals –including three in seven electrifying minutes – fired Spalding United to a dominant 4-0 win at Evo-Stik NPL First Division South play-off rivals Leek Town on Saturday. Strikes from Brad Wells (25), Jordan Lemon (28) Nathan Whitehead (31) and Cenk Acar (45) emphatically steered the Tulips to glory at Harrison Park ...

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Saturday football: Four-some Tulips and Tigers, Pinchbeck defeat rivals to reach final

Both Spalding United and Holbeach United hit four goals in impressive away wins on Saturday, while Pinchbeck United reached another cup final. Spalding were 4-0 winners at Leek Town in Evo-Stik NPL First Division South, with Brad Wells (25), Nathan Whitehead (39), Jordan Lemon (45) and Cenk Acar (45) all netting before half time. The win keeps the Tulips third ...

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Boss Rawlinson backs Spalding United to shine ahead of quartet of tough away trips

Confident Spalding United boss Chris Rawlinson believes that his side will be on the brink of clinching a play-off place if they can emerge unscathed from their next four fixtures. The Tulips, currently third in Evo-Stik NPL First Division South, have a tough-looking spell of four away games in two weeks to contend with. Following their impressive 1-0 win over ...

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Boss Seb feels Holbeach United are starting to regain their appetite ahead of UCL double-header

Seb Hayes admits that seeing star striker Josh Ford get sent off for dissent on Saturday actually pleased him. The Holbeach United boss has been calling for more passion and aggression from his side – and he certainly got that in last weekend’s 2-0 win over ON Chenecks. A number of Ford’s other Tigers team-mates were also involved in heated ...

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Beeson caps man-of-the-match display with penalty winner to fire Spalding United closer to play-off berth

Spalding United 1 Belper Town 0 A rasping penalty lashed home by Lee Beeson at the Sir Halley Stewart Field on Saturday ensured that the Tulips remain on course for a promotion play-off place in Evo-Stik NPL First Division South. The 57th minute spot-kick, awarded when Conor Higginson was unceremoniously brought down just inside the area, saw off a spirited ...

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Saturday football: Beeson fires Spalding United to Belper win as Holbeach United also earn battling victory

South Holland big-hitters Spalding United and Holbeach United both racked up welcome home wins on Saturday. Spalding kept their Evo-Stik NPL First Division South play-off bid firmly on course with a 1-0 win over Belper Town at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field, while Holbeach earned a 2-0 ChromaSport UCL Premier Division success over Northampton ON Chenecks at Carter’s Park. ...

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Spalding United supremo Rawlinson eyes a return to winning ways against Belper Town

Buoyant boss Chris Rawlinson has told Spalding United to put last weekend’s 1-0 defeat to Witton Albion behind them. The Tulips’ bid to secure a favourable play-off position wasn’t hindered by the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field defeat, but Rawlinson doesn’t want it to trigger an untimely slump. Spalding go into Saturday’s home clash with Belper Town (3pm) in third ...

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Rawlinson rues ‘poor’ first half as title hopefuls Witton Albion edge out Spalding United

Spalding United 0 Witton Albion 1 A fine first-half finish from Bradley Bauress settled the big Evo-Stik NPL First Division South clash of the weekend as title-chasing Witton Albion edged out play-off hunting Spalding United on Saturday. Bauress rifled home a fine 11th-minute finish at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field  to clinch a 1-0 victory for Albion, with Spalding ...

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Saturday football: Losses for Spalding United and Holbeach United but Pinchbeck and Moulton both bag wins

Both Spalding United and Holbeach United suffered defeats on Saturday, while Pinchbeck United and Moulton Harrox recorded victories to keep their respective title charges alive. Starting with Spalding, they slipped to a 1-0 home defeat against fellow Evo-Stik NPL First Division South high-fliers Witton Albion. In a game of few chances at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field, a fine ...

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Rawlinson: Home comforts should fire Spalding United into play-offs

Chris Rawlinson has challenged his Spalding United players to make the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field a fortress as they bid to secure a play-off position in Evo-Stik NPL First Division South. Starting with Saturday’s visit of second-placed Witton Albion (3pm), the Tulips have five of their ten remaining regular season matches on home soil. The Spalding supremo reckons that ...

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Rawlinson: Witton Albion double header won’t faze Spalding United

Spalding United won’t allow Evo-Stik NPL First Division South promotion rivals Witton Albion to get the better of them on back-to-back weekends. That’s the verdict of confident manager Chris Rawlinson, who is preparing his Tulips for a double-header against the Cheshire-based side. Spalding visit Witton, who leapfrogged them into second on Tuesday night after winning 4-3 at Stocksbridge Park Steels, ...

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Spalding United’s rearranged Leek Town trip ‘should be played on a Saturday’

Frustrated boss Chris Rawlinson is hoping that Evo-Stik NPL First Division South officials will help his side out after seeing Tuesday night’s trip to Leek Town postponed at the 11th hour. The game was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch around an hour before kick-off – but the Tulips had already arrived at Harrison Park. With 100 miles between the ...

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In-form Spalding United boost play-off hopes with solid Sheffield FC success

Spalding United 3 Sheffield FC 0 A wonder goal from Leon Mettam helped promotion-chasing Spalding United ease to a largely comfortable 3-0 victory over Sheffield FC on Saturday. On-loan frontman Mettam lit up an otherwise drab first half with a sensational 25-yard volley that picked out the top corner on the half-hour. Second-half strikes from top scorer Brad Wells (52) ...

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Football round-up: Impressive wins for Spalding United and Holbeach United, Pinchbeck United into Shield final

Both Spalding United and Holbeach United enjoyed impressive wins on Saturday, while Pinchbeck United reached a cup final. Starting with Spalding, they eased past Sheffield FC 3-0 at in Evo-Stik NPL First Division South to give their play-off hopes a major boost. A first-half stunner from Leon Mettam (30) gave Chris Rawlinson’s side a 1-0 half-time lead against the world’s ...

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Comeback kids! Ten-man Spalding United outshine Diamonds to bag key win

AFC Rushden & Diamonds 1 Spalding United 2 Ten-man Spalding United produced a remarkable comeback to beat promotion rivals AFC Rushden and Diamonds 2-1 on Tuesday night. The Tulips looked doomed early in the second half when Liam Dolman (46) lashed the hosts ahead and then Neal Spafford was sent off (48) in the Evo-Stik NPL First Division South clash ...

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Langford happy as ‘excellent’ Spalding United Reserves end huge winless run with 11-0 Riverside romp

It’s not been the best of seasons for Spalding United Reserves – but they finally had reason to celebrate on Saturday. The Tulips’ second string, who had gone 21 ChromaSport PDFL Division One games without a win and faced a negative goal difference of more than 100, enjoyed a day to remember at the SirHalley Stewart Playing Field as they ...

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Rawlinson admits Spalding United’s title hopes are over after Shaw Lane defeat

Shaw Lane AFC  3 Spalding United  1 There was no dream start for Spalding United’s new manager Chris Rawlinson in the top of the table Evo-Stik NPL First Division South clash at pace-making Shaw Lane on Saturday – but plenty of positives and what ifs despite a 3-1 defeat. The positives from his depleted squad were there in abundance, with ...

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Football round-up: Away defeats for Spalding United and Holbeach United

Both Spalding United and Holbeach United lost 3-1 away from home on Saturday, while Moulton Harrox and Pinchbeck United enjoyed home wins. Starting with Spalding, they suffered defeat at Evo-Stik NPL First Division South leaders Shaw Lane AFC In what was Chris Rawlinson’s first game as boss. Gavin Allott gave the hosts a 1-0 lead with a goal on 30 ...

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New Tulips chief Rawlinson wowed by opportunity to manage Spalding United

New Spalding United boss Chris Rawlinson has spoken of his pride and surprise after landing the top job at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field. Former number two Rawlinson has stepped up as manager following Dave Frecklington’s surprise decision to resign from the club over the weekend. Frecklington took over as Gainsborough Trinity boss on Monday evening in a switch ...

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Boss Frecklington leaves Spalding United for Trinity and is replaced by number two Rawlinson

Dave Frecklington has stepped down as Spalding United manager, with number two Chris Rawlinson succeeding him at the helm. Frecklington, who was announced as the new Gainsborough Trinity manager on Monday evening, informed the Tulips of his desire to leave the club over the weekend. He has been an absolute revelation since taking the Sir Halley reins in the summer, ...

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