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Weekend round up – Spalding and Holbeach lose, Pinchbeck win

Both Spalding United and Holbeach United suffered defeats today (Sat), but Pinchbeck are back to winning ways. Spalding United lost 2-1 at home to Ossett United in the Evo-Stik East. A full match report is here. Up against the side that began the day just below them in the Future Sports United Counties League Premier Division, Holbeach United lost 3-2 ...

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Early lead over-turned as Tulips lose to Ossett

Evo-Stik League East Division Spalding United 1 Ossett United 2 Despite taking an early lead, relegation threatened Spalding United were unable to get anything from a home game against play-off chasing Ossett United. Thankfully for the Tulips, the bottom two, Gresley and Carlton Town also lost. But at half-time Spalding were in front and in line for what would have ...

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‘Tulips need you’ – Rallying cry from Spalding United

Spalding United’s assistant manager Lewis Thorogood is calling on the town to get behind his side for six games he says are “as important, if not more important” than recent promotion play-offs. The Tulips host play-off chasing Ossett United at the Sir Halley Stewart on Saturday and go into the game two points above second from bottom Carlton who have ...

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Lemon assist leaves Tulips with sour taste of defeat

Two teams locked in an epic relegation battle, were engaged in a dour contest at the Sir Halley Stewart Field on Saturday. The pressures weighing heavily on the shoulders of both sets of players were evident from the early stages of this Evo-Stik League East Division game. It was clearly obvious that, the lack of quality play, which both teams ...

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Saturday football: Tulips lose key clash, draws for Tigers and Pinchbeck, Moulton Harrox clinch PDFL title

Spalding United were beaten 1-0 by relegation rivals Stocksbridge Park Steels on Saturday, while both Holbeach United and Pinchbeck United were held to draws in the Future Lions UCL Premier Division. Starting with the Tulips, they slipped up 1-0 in their Evo-Stik NPL East Division “six-pointer” against Steels after a late strike from Morris – assisted by former favourite Jordan ...

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Don-Duncan insists that spirits are still high at Spalding United ahead of ‘six-pointer’

Spalding United welcome one of their chief relegation rivals to the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field on Saturday. Stocksbridge Park Steels, who are just a point clear of the 18th-placed Tulips in 15th, picked up a crucial 3-2 success over basement side Gresley on Tuesday night. The race for survival is likely to go to the wire this season, with ...

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Impressive Duggan show can’t prevent heavy Spalding United defeat

Tadcaster Albion 3 Spalding United 0 After another goalless first half Spalding United were once again put to the sword by promotion-seeking Tadcaster Albion at the i2i Stadium on Saturday. Two weeks earlier, again in the north East, the Tulips had shared equal footing with Evo-Stik NPL East Division leaders Morpeth Town until the hour mark – but ultimately suffered ...

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Saturday football: Magic Maltby inspires seven-up Pinchbeck, Tigers tamed by Swans and Tulips tumble at Tadcaster

Ollie Maltby scored a wonder goal as Pinchbeck United romped to a 7-0 success over Northampton ON Chenecks on Saturday, but Holbeach United suffered a 3-0 home reverse against Newport Pagnell Town and Spalding United were beaten 3-0 at Tadcaster Albion. Starting in the Future Lions UCL Premier Division, Pinchbeck were the big winners of the day with an emphatic ...

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Returning Acar can be Spalding United’s key man in bid to avoid drop

Talented winger Jenk Acar has been backed to lead Spalding United to safety ahead of his long-awaited return to the starting line-up this weekend. Tulips chief Matt Easton considers Acar to be his best attacking threat and admits that he’s been badly missed over the past three months. Easton confirmed that Acar will start in Saturday’s tough-looking trip to Evo-Stik ...

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Saturday football: Injury-time penalty denies Pinchbeck a big win, Tigers game off after Oadby fold

A 94th-minute penalty denied Pinchbeck United a memorable win at Rugby Town on Saturday, while Holbeach United were left without a game due to opponents Oadby Town folding on Friday. Starting with Pinchbeck, they looked set for a massive Future Lions UCL Premier Division victory at Rugby but were ultimately frustrated in a 1-1 draw. The Knights led at half-time ...

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Easton believes ‘fantastic’ Spalding United group is capable of big things

Upbeat Matt Easton feels that Spalding United aren’t far off possessing a squad capable of challenge at the top end of the Evo-Stik NPL East Division table. The Tulips chief was impressed with what he saw from his charges for an hour of Saturday’s 3-0 defeat at runaway leaders Morpeth Town, before two “mind-boggling” red cards shown to Rudy Misambo ...

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Disputed red cards leave impressive Spalding United just short against leaders

By Ray Tucker Morpeth Town 3 Spalding United 0 Playing the final 25 minutes with nine men proved too tall a task for Spalding United against runaway Evo-Stik NPL East Division leaders Morpeth Town on Saturday. Tulips’ James Cullingworth and Rudy Misambo both picked up two yellow cards and departed the action within two minutes of each other in the ...

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Saturday football: Ford fires Holbeach to victory, Beck bags Pinchbeck winner and nine-man Spalding beaten

Holbeach United extended their unbeaten Future Lions UCL Premier Division run to nine games with a 1-0 win over Desborough Town on Saturday, while Pinchbeck United beat Wellingborough Town by the same score and nine-man Spalding United went down 3-0 at Evo-Stik NPL East Division leaders Morpeth Town. Starting at Carter’s Park, a fine first-half finish from Josh Ford was ...

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Easton: Spalding United won’t shut up shop at table-topping Morpeth Town

Matt Easton admits that getting any kind of positive result at leaders Morpeth Town on Saturday would be a real bonus for his Spalding United side. The Tulips make the 410-mile round trip to the North East in fine form, having collected four points from the last six available. That has seen them move seven points clear of the Evo-Stik ...

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Bradley’s brilliant late leveller earns Spalding United a dramatic derby draw

Spalding United 2 Stamford 2 Bradley Wells headed a dramatic 95th-minute leveller to earn Spalding United a potentially pivotal 2-2 derby draw with Stamford on Saturday. Striker Wells met a whipped Kegan Everington free-kick in the dying stages of the Evo-Stik NPL East Division clash at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field and directed a perfect header into the far ...

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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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