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Saturday football: Spalding United sink Chasetown, Maltby double sends Pinchbeck United up to second

Two-second half goals earned Spalding United a 2-0 win over Chasetown on Saturday, while an Ollie Maltby brace steered Pinchbeck United to a fine 3-2 victory at Lutterworth Athletic. Starting with the Tulips, goals from Gary King (pen 53) and Nathan Whitehead (81) fired Chris Rawlinson’s side to three Evo-Stik NPL First Division South points at the Sir Halley Stewart ...

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Rawlinson: Draw would have been fairer on Spalding United after strong second-half

FRICKLEY ATHLETIC 1 SPALDING UNITED 0 Chris Rawlinson felt his Spalding United side did enough to take away a point from much-fancied Frickley on Tuesday night. Instead, the Tulips suffered a 1-0 loss in the Evo-Stik NPL First Division clash thanks to an early Carl Stewart effort (6). The defeat ends Spalding’s four-game unbeaten run, but boss Chris Rawlinson – ...

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Tuesday football: Spalding United slip to Frickley defeat, Pinchbeck in hot water despite Raunds win

An early Carl Stewart goal sentenced Spalding United to a 1-0 defeat at Frickley Athletic on Tuesday night as the Tulips’ four-game unbeaten run came to an end. Stewart notched for the hosts on six minutes, racing clear to slot past keeper Michael Duggan. Spalding had their chances to level with Gary King twice going close and Nathan Whitehead seeing a ...

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Ten-man Spalding United denied by penalty save at Leek but extend unbeaten run

LEEK TOWN 0 SPALDING UNITED 0 Not for the first time this season, Spalding United failed to convert a penalty as they missed out on some valuable Evo-Stik NPL First Division South points at Leek Town on Saturday. Five minutes into the second half – after a nip-and-tuck opening 45 minutes – new signing Jamie Jackson was brought down by ...

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Duggan’s heroics inspire nine-man Spalding United to derby victory over Lincoln United

Spalding United 2 Lincoln United 1 Nine-man Spalding United staved off a late Lincoln United barrage to bag a dramatic derby win on Tuesday night. A spectacular Nathan Whitehead effort gave the Tulips an 11th-minute lead at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field, before Gary King lashed home a deflected near-post effort (54) to seemingly put the Evo-Stik NPL Division ...

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Set-piece King Gary fires Spalding United back to winning ways

SPALDING UNITED 2 BEDWORTH UTD 1 A Gary King double brought a five-match winless sequence to a relieved end for Spalding United at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field on Saturday. Both of King’s goals came from dead-ball situations, a 25-yard free kick (15) followed by a penalty (33) in a lively Evo-Stik NPL First Division South encounter which saw ...

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King at the double as Spalding United beat Bedworth to end winless run

A double from Gary King fired Spalding United to a 2-1 triumph over Bedworth United on Saturday. King netted with a free-kick and a penalty in the first half of the Evo-Stik NPL First Divisions South clash at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field. Matt Varley and the Bedworth keeper were both sent off in the second half before the ...

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Rawlinson pleased with Spalding United’s new recruits ahead of home double-header

Spalding United supremo Chris Rawlinson reckons that his three-man signing spree will keep his side in the mix at the top end of Evo-Stik NPL First Division South. Rawlinson watched on as Coalville Town loanees Devante Reittie and Bradley Maslen-Jones impressed on debut at Stamford last weekend, before swooping to bring midfielder Conor Marshall in from rivals Corby Town. Reittie ...

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Derby draw for Spalding United as Rawlinson praises solid Stamford showing

Stamford 1 Spalding United 1 Resolute Spalding United went back to basics as they ended a run of three defeats on the spin with a 1-1 derby draw at Stamford on Saturday. Debutant Devante Reittie – signed on loan from Coalville Town – gave the Tulips a surprise lead at the Zeeco Stadium on (22), but a deflected Jake Duffy ...

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Rawlinson: Changes are needed to kick-start Spalding United’s season

Disappointed boss Chris Rawlinson is adamant that Spalding United can still turn their season around after three poor results on the spin – but admits that the time has come to make changes to his squad. The Tulips chief was talking after Monday’s 3-0 home reverse to Cleethorpes Town, which was hot on the heels of Saturday’s 6-1 spanking at ...

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Red-hot Cleethorpes Town cruise to victory over depleted Spalding United

Spalding United 0 Cleethorpes Town 3 Depleted Spalding United slipped to a third defeat on the spin as Cleethorpes Town cruised to a 3-0 victory on Bank Holiday Monday. Early goals from Jonathan Oglesby (4) and Andrew Taylor (6) essentially ended the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field clash as a contest before it even got going, before Tim Lowe (50) ...

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Boss Rawlinson apologises as Spalding United are smashed for six at Newcastle Town

Newcastle Town 6 Spalding United 1 Spalding United turned in a highly disappointing performance on Saturday and were mercilessly put to the sword 6-1 by a rejuventated Newcastle team at the Drayton Beaumont Stadium, writes RAY TUCKER. The host club were still adding to their squad during the days preceeding Saturday’s game following a host of departures, but embarrassingly cut ...

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Saturday football: Tulips smashed for six but Bird bags late winner to keep Tigers top

Spalding United were smashed for six at Newcastle Town on Saturday, while Holbeach United continued their strong start to the season with a 1-0 win at Oadby Town. Starting with the Tulips, they suffered a first Evo-Stik NPL Division One South loss of the campaign at The M Club Stadium. Jordan Cole inspired the rout with goals on 6, 32, ...

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Ford and Smith strike as Wisbech deservedly dump Spalding United out of FA Cup

Spalding United 0 Wisbech Town 2 Chris Rawlinson admitted that his Spalding United side were second best as Wisbech Town dumped them out of the Emirates FA Cup on Tuesday night. A stunning first-half free-kick from ex-Tulip Josh Ford (36) and Billy Smith’s late clincher (82) settled the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field replay in the Fenmen’s favour – banking ...

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Depleted Spalding United battle back to secure FA Cup replay with Wisbech Town

Wisbech Town 2 Spalding United 2 A second-half equaliser from Cenk Acar earned Spalding United an Emirates FA Cup replay after an entertaining 2-2 draw at Wisbech Town in the Preliminary Round on Saturday. Having taken a 16th-minute lead through Jack Fixter the Tulips suddenly found themselves chasing the game at the Elgoods Stadium as the hosts went ahead with ...

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Saturday football: Tulips battle back to bag Wisbech replay, Tigers ease to FA Cup win and Knights slip up

Spalding United battled back to earn a 2-2 Emirates FA Cup draw at Wisbech Town on Saturday, while Holbeach United eased past divisional rivals ON Chenecks 6-1 in the same competition and Pinchbeck United suffered a 2-1 ChromaSport UCL Division One defeat at Buckingham Town. Starting with the Tulips, a second-half strike from Cenk Acar earned them a replay at ...

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Rawlinson eyes FA Cup cash boost ahead of Spalding United’s ‘ding-dong’ Wisbech Town derby

Spalding United boss Chris Rawlinson is looking forward to a “ding-dong” FA Cup clash at Wisbech Town on Saturday (3pm). The Tulips, who have won both of their Evo-Stik NPL First Division South games so far this season, are favourites to win the clash with UCL Premier Division outfit Wisbech at the Elgoods Stadium. Rawlinson admits that his side are ...

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King and Varley sink Corby as Spalding United continue perfect start

Spalding United 2 Corby Town 1 Spalding United’s eye-catching start to the new Evo-Stik NPL Division One South season continued with a terrific 2-1 win over Corby Town on Tuesday night. The Tulips took a half-time lead when Gary King (39) fired home at the near post following a saved Cenk Acar penalty, before Matt Varley buried 47th-minute header to ...

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Spalding United show their Steel to bag fine opening day victory at Stocksbridge

STOCKSBRIDGE PS 0 SPALDING UNITED 2 A fully-committed performance – including two sweetly-taken goals and a penalty save by Michael Duggan – saw Spalding United open their Evo-Stik NPL Division One South season on a winning note. After a hit and miss pre-season programme, manager Chris Rawlinson at last had a full squad – apart from the injured Jordan Lemon ...

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Saturday football: Tulips off to winning start, Tigers top of the tree and Knights held

Spalding United made a winning start to the Evo-Stik NPL First Division South season by beating hosts Stocksbridge Park Steels 2-0 on Saturday, while Holbeach United beat ON Chenecks 3-0 and Pinchbeck United drew 1-1 with Lutterworth Town. Starting with the Tulips, goals from Cenk Acar (19) and Gary King (72) gave Chris Rawlinson’s side an impressive away victory on ...

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