Tulips

Saturday football: Super-sub Sanders sends Tigers top, five-star Harrox reach final

Charley Sanders bagged a 93rd-minute winner to give Holbeach United a 2-1 win over Harborough Town on Saturday – and a place at the top of the ChromaSport UCL Premier Division table. The Tigers led 1-0 at the break thanks to a George Zuerner strike from a Luke Avis cross on 18 minutes, but it looked like they’d have to ...

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Rawlinson tells his Spalding United side to relieve their looming relegation fears with elusive away win

Chris Rawlinson has urged his Spalding United side to serve up a reaction to Saturday’s disappointing 3-1 home defeat against Kidsgrove Athletic. The 13th-placed Tulips make the trip to rock-bottom Gresley this Saturday (3pm), with only six points separating the two teams ahead of the showdown. Spalding’s away form has been their Achilles heel all season, with a haul of ...

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Captain King sent off as Spalding United are beaten in ‘abysmal’ clash with Kidsgrove

SPALDING UNITED 1 KIDSGROVE ATH 3 By RAY TUCKER Amid consistent drizzling rain and a very chilly atmosphere, the Sir Halley Stewart Field was not a very pleasant place on Saturday as Spalding United slipped to a 3-1 loss against fellow stugglers Kidsgrove Athletic And unfortunately, the 78 diehard spectators (the lowest attendance of the season so far) witnessed possibly ...

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Saturday football: Pinchbeck stay clear with routine win, Spalding and Holbeach games postponed

Pinchbeck United extended their unbeaten run in ChromaSport UCL Division One with a 3-0 win over Thrapston Town on Saturday – but both Spalding United and Holbeach United saw their games postponed. The Knights cruised to a 3-0 win over lowly Thrapston at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field, with Tom Sergeant, Nick Bishop and Liam Ogden all netting. The ...

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King takes the Spalding United armband ahead of trip to Carlton Town

Gary King has been named the new Spalding United captain after Adam Jackson left to join Holbeach United. Striker King, who is the Tulips’ top scorer this season, re-joined the club from Cleethorpes Town last summer and has made a big impression. Stalwart defender Neal Spafford, who has been a mainstay in the team since signing from Wisbech Town a ...

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Nene Valley Harrier Sumskis storms to historic county glory at St Neots

Edgars Sumskis strode to a convincing win in the Cambridgeshire Cross Country Championship at St Neots as he became the first Nene Valley Harrier to have his name carved on the trophy since the 1990s. On a semi-frozen Priory Park course, the rangy runner broke from the leading group well before halfway and never looked back, as he rapidly pulled ...

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Praise from boss Rawlinson as skipper Jackson calls time on his hugely successful Spalding United spell

Boss Chris Rawlinson has heaped praise on departing captain Adam Jackson after he decided to end his spell with Spalding United. The left-back, who has been a regular fixture in the Tulips team since joining from South Holland neighbours Holbeach United more than four years ago, has decided to walk away from the club. Rawlinson admits that the club captain ...

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Boss Rawlinson pleased with Spalding United’s battling draw against relegation rivals

Spalding United 1 Romulus 1 Chris Rawlinson admitted he was happy enough with a share of the spoils as Spalding United were held to a 1-1 draw by basement side Romulus on Saturday. The Tulips, eight points clear of their Evo-Stik NPL First Division South relegation rivals at the start of play, led 1-0 at the break thanks to Conor ...

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Rawlinson: Time for Spalding United to pull away from drop zone with Romulus win

Confident boss Chris Rawlinson has called on his Spalding United squad to keep their solid home form going as they bid to secure another season in Evo-Stik NPL First Division South. Back-to-back Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field wins against Peterborough Sports and Newcastle Town over the festive period elevated the Tulips up to 13th place in the table – and ...

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Spalding United review of 2017: Memorable year saw Rawlinson step up and lead Tulips to brink of history before budget cuts

The year 2017 will always go down in Spalding United folklore as one of the most successful in recent memory. Despite losing the services of highly-rated boss Dave Frecklington to higher-graded Gainsborough Trinity, his number two Chris Rawlinson stepped up to impressive effect and almost led his side to a stunning promotion. If finishing third in Evo-Stik NPL First Division ...

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Saturday football: Holbeach United go second with routine win, Moulton Harrox reach a semi-final

Holbeach United climbed up to second in the ChromaSport UCL Premier Division and Moulton Harrox booked their place in the last four of the Lincs Junior Cup on a postponement-ridden Saturday of action. The Tigers cruised to a 3-0 win over St Andrews thanks to first-half goals from Lewis Leckie, Danny Brooks and Joe Smith at Carter’s Park. That victory ...

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Rawlinson feels home form will keep Spalding United safe from drop ahead of Sheffield trip

Upbeat Spalding United boss Chris Rawlinson isn’t losing too much sleep over the 2-1 New Year’s Day defeat at Cleethorpes Town. Midfielder Conor Marshall fired the Tulips ahead on 14 minutes at Bradley Road as they looked set to make it three wins on the spin. However, a cracker from Luke Aldrich and a late header from Danny North ensured ...

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Saturday football: Tigers topple leaders, Tulips win again and Pinchbeck go ten points clear

South Holland’s top three sides all shone on Saturday with convincing wins on the final day of 2017 action. Spalding United made it back-to-back wins in Evo-Stik NPL First Division South with a 2-0 success over Newcastle Town thanks to goals from Cenk Acar and James Tricks (penalty) at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field. Holbeach United enjoyed the best ...

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Boxing Day football: Beeson hits double as Tulips end losing streak, ten-man Tigers walloped at Wisbech

Spalding United’s eight-game losing streak in Evo-Stik NPL First Division South ended with a 2-0 win over Peterborough Sports on Boxing Day, while Holbeach United crashed 4-0 at Wisbech Town in the ChromaSport UCL Premier Division. It was a first-half Lee Beeson double that secured a rare Spalding success in front of a crowd of 136 at the Sir Halley ...

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Football round-up: Another defeat for Spalding United but ten-man Holbeach United defeat Deeping

Spalding United slipped to their eighth Evo-Stik NPL First Division South defeat on the trot on Saturday as they went down 2-1 at Corby Town, while ten-man Holbeach United saw off Deeping Rangers 1-0 in the ChromaSport UCL Premier Division. Starting with Spalding, Ben Davison’s 15th-minute header gave them a first-half lead against high-flying Corby – but that was as ...

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Rawlinson tells under-performing Spalding United to stop the rot over Christmas

Chris Rawlinson admits that all he wants for Christmas is an end to Spalding United’s seven-game losing streak. The 15th-placed Tulips enter their festive Evo-Stik NPL First Division South fixtures in rotten form, but Rawlinson reckons that their luck has to change soon. They kick off the Christmas period with a trip to in-form Corby Town this Saturday (3pm), before ...

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Saturday football: Shackleton off the mark in Pinchbeck win, Tulips and Tigers see games postponed

Oli Shackleton netted his first Pinchbeck United goal on Saturday as Pinchbeck United moved seven points clear at the top of ChromaSport UCL Division One with a 3-0 victory at Bugbrooke St Michaels. On a day when a host of matches were postponed, the Knights were the only one of South Holland’s big three teams to be in action after ...

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Rawlinson committed to Spalding United project after receiving unequivocal backing

Boss Chris Rawlinson insists that he’s committed to Spalding United as he seeks to end the club’s seven-game losing streak. The Tulips chief is adamant that he has no intention of walking away from the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field post – and admits that he has been given no reason to think his job is on the line. Saturday’s ...

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Luckless Spalding United sucked towards the drop zone after Loughborough loss

LOUGHBOROUGH DYNAMO 2 SPALDING UTD 0 By RAY TUCKER Another catalogue of missed opportunities and a seventh successive defeat on Saturday left Spalding United teetering on the fringe of the relegation area in Evo-Stik NPL First Division South. The Tulips were left chasing the game after shipping a sixth minute goal from Louis Keenan at Loughborough Dynamo on Saturday, but ...

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Saturday football: Home frustration for Tigers and Pinchbeck, another defeat for Tulips

Both Holbeach United and Pinchbeck United were held to home draws on Saturday, but Spalding United suffered a seventh successive defeat. Starting in the ChromaSport United Counties League, title-chasing Holbeach were held to a frustrating 1-1 draw against Rothwell Corinthians in the Premier Division at Carter’s Park. On a day when leaders Newport Pagnell Town drew 2-2 with Deeping Rangers, ...

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