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Easton welcomes back key Spalding United duo ahead of huge Daniels derby

Buoyant boss Matt Easton has warned his Spalding United side not to underestimate rivals Stamford ahead of Saturday’s Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field derby (3pm). One of the promotion favourites pre-season, Stamford find themselves in ninth position and are closer to 15th-placed Spalding in the table than they are leaders Morpeth Town. Tulips chief Matt Easton rates the Daniels as ...

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Easton pleased with Spalding United’s ‘deserved’ victory over relagation rivals

Carlton Town 1 Spalding United 2 Matt Easton admitted that he was both relieved and delighted as Spalding United won their crunch clash at Carlton Town 2-1 on Saturday. The Tulips moved six points clear of the Evo-Stik NPL East Division drop zone after defeating their relegation rivals, with James Hugo (28) and Romario Martin (81) netting the vital goals. ...

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Saturday football: Tigers hit nine, crucial victory for Tulips and Pinchbeck edged out by Deeping

Holbeach United romped to a 9-0 victory over Wellingborough Whitworth on Saturday, while Spalding United picked up a vital 2-1 win at Carlton Town and Pinchbeck United lost 1-0 at home to Deeping Rangers. For the Tigers, the goals came from Will Bird (3), Jack Smith (2), Josh Ford, Kieran Hamilton, James Tricks and Billy Smith put the Future Lions ...

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Spalding United braced for crunch relegation battle at Carlton Town

It’s a case of “must not lose” for Spalding United at relegation rivals Carlton Town on Saturday (3pm). That’s the view of boss Matt Easton, who admits that the clash between two of Evo-Stik NPL East Division’s bottom four could be a big day in the race for survival. Just four points spans Wisbech Town in 15th and Gresley in ...

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Saturday football: Jack back with a hat-trick as Tigers go fourth, Pinchbeck game off and Tulips drop to 17th

Jack Smith helped himself to a hat-trick on his Holbeach United return as the Tigers battled back to beat hosts Northampton ON Chenecks on Saturday. On another day hit by postponements due to the weather, the Tigers looked set for a long day when they fell 2-0 down early on at Billing Road. But Smith, re-signed from Pinchbeck United last ...

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Easton: Four more wins should see Spalding United secure safety

Spalding United boss Matt Easton insists that this weekend’s results in Evo-Stik NPL East Division are of no interest to him. The Tulips face the rare prospect of a free weekend, which means that their relegation rivals have the chance to catch up on their games in hand. Spalding, 16th in the table but only three points off the bottom, ...

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Sting in the tail for Spalding United as late Frickley strike settles clash

Spalding United 0 Frickley Athletic 1 By Ray Tucker A goal scored deep into added time denied Spalding United a potentially vital Evo-Stik NPL East Division draw at a frosty Sir Halley Stewart Field on Saturday as Frickley Athletic pinched the points. On a sticky playing surface thawing from a dusting of overnight snow and frost, the game was a ...

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Saturday football: Spalding United beaten at home as both Tigers and Knights see games postponed

Spalding United suffered a 1-0 defeat against Frickley Athletic in the only non-league game to beat the weather on Saturday. A second-half winner from Phil Watt settled the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field clash and keeps the Tulips in 16th place in Evo-Stik NPL East Division.  In the Future Lions UCL Premier Division, Holbeach United’s home date with Boston Town ...

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Easton hoping to add two new signings to complete Spalding United squad

Spalding United boss Matt Easton is closing on two new signings as he bids to finalise a squad he hopes will secure their Evo-Stik NPL East Division status. With Ben Davison’s move to Lincoln United expected to be completed yesterday (Wednesday), Easton also hoped to complete swoops for a central midfield and a full-back. Having made wholesale changes since replacing ...

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Garrick double settles derby as Spalding United fail to keep momentum going

Lincoln United 2 Spalding United 1 A superb strike by 20-year-old James Hugo was Spalding United’s only reward from a feisty Evo-Stik NPL East Division derby defeat at Lincoln United on Saturday. Hugo’s 50th-minute goal cancelled out the home side’s first-half advantage, which came courtesy of a scrambled effort by former Tulip Tom Garrick two minutes before the interval. But ...

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Saturday football round-up: Garrick double sinks Spalding United, Holbeach United’s game postponed

Two goals from Tom Garrick sentenced Spalding United to a 2-1 defeat at Lincoln United on Saturday, while Holbeach United were left kicking their heels. Starting with the Tulips, they failed to build on last weekend’s whopping 7-3 victory as they slipped to a narrow loss at the Sun-Hat Villas Stadium. Garrick netted the opener just before the break, only ...

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Easton wants Spalding United to build on big win ahead of derby duel

Matt Easton wants his Spalding United side to use last Saturday’s remarkable 7-3 victory over Pontefract Collieries as a springboard towards survival. The Tulips produced their best performance in recent memory to smash the Evo-Stik NPL East Division title hopefuls at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field (see page 37), but Easton insists that his side can’t afford for it ...

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‘Incredible performance’ as seven-up Spalding United smash title hopefuls

Spalding United 7 Pontefract Collieries 3 By RAY TUCKER An incredible performance by Spalding United on Saturday saw them brush aside championship-chasing Pontefract Collieries 7-3 in a ten-goal thriller at the Sir Halley Stewart Field. On the back of four straight defeats in the Evo-Stik NPL East Division – and a 3-0 battering by the Yorkshire side in mid-November – ...

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Saturday football: Brad bags treble as Tulips smash seven, Tigers grab derby spoils

Spalding United romped to a sensational 7-3 success over Pontefract Collieries on Saturday, while Holbeach United earned a 2-0 victory at Sleaford Town. On what was a remarkable day at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field, a Brad Wells hat-trick inspired the relegation-threatened Tulips to a stunning success over third-placed Pontefract. Wells notched on 5, 70 and 78 minutes for ...

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Spalding United ready for tough Pontefract challenge as they bid to halt losing run

Spalding United boss Matt Easton insists that his Spalding United team will “give it all they’ve got” against high-flying Pontefract Collieries on Saturday. Easton rates Pontefract, who dispatched the Tulips 3-0 back in November, as the best team he’s seen in Evo-Stik NPL East Division so far this season. Third in the table ahead of Saturday’s clash at the Sir ...

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Defensive mistake costs Spalding United dear narrow Sheffield FC defeat

Sheffield FC 2 Spalding United 1 Once again, Spalding United paid the price for a piece of calamitous defending as they lost 2-1 at Sheffield FC on Saturday. After battling superbly to cancel out the home side’s early lead with a headed goal by Leon Mettam, the Tulips suffered a total black-out and handed back the advantage to their play-off ...

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Saturday football: Smith stunner seals Tigers win, Pinchbeck held in derby and Tulips beaten

A dramatic late strike from Billy Smith gave Holbeach United a 2-1 win over Wellingborough Town in Danny Hussey’s first game as boss on Saturday, while Pinchbeck United were held 1-1 by Boston Town and Spalding United lost 2-1 at Sheffield FC. Starting at Carter’s Park, the Tigers came from behind to register victory in Hussey’s Future Lions UCL Premier ...

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Easton: Spalding United won’t shy away from the relegation dogfight

Matt Easton accepts that Spalding United are in a relegation dogfight in Evo-Stik NPL Division One East – but feels they’ve got more than enough quality to escape the drop. The Tulips suffered successive festive defeats against Cleethorpes Town (2-1), Brighouse Town (3-1) and Wisbech Town (2-1) ahead of not playing last weekend – and have slipped back into the ...

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Spalding United’s centenary plans are out of date

Spalding United’s plans for celebrating the club’s centenary in three years time have been firmly kicked into touch, writes Ray Tucker. Spasmodic conversations had been taking place on how best to celebrate the club’s 100 years of activity. Documentation had shown the club forming in 1921, but recent research revealed the club had missed the birthday boat by quite a ...

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Miserable Christmas leaves Tulips in trouble

Spalding United manager Matt Easton remains upbeat despite three defeats over Christmas having plunged the Tulips back in to the Evo-Stik East relegation dog fight. United went into the Christmas period in good form following back-to-back wins, but they suffered three consecutive defeats over the festive period. New Year’s Day’s 2-1 loss to a Wisbech Town side who began the ...

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