Tulips

Nice and three-sy for on-song Spalding United against Histon as momentum gathers

Spalding United 3 Histon 0 In-form Spalding United warmed up for Saturday’s Emirates FA Cup clash at Tividale with an imperious 3-0 victory over Histon on Bank Holiday Monday. The Tulips bossed a one-sided Pitching In NPL Midlands Division contest from start to finish at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field, with goals from Lyes Mezine (20), Stefan Broccoli (74) ...

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Zakuani pleased as Spalding United ‘dig in’ for cracking Corby win

Corby Town 1 Spalding United 2 Boss Gaby Zakuani was left impressed as Spalding United picked up an eye-catching 2-1 win at Corby Town on Saturday. Goals from Chris Assombalonga (12) and Stefan Broccoli (49) secured the Tulips all three points in the Pitching In NPL Midlands Division at Steel Park. Stephen Diggin pulled one back on 66 minutes for ...

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Saturday football: Big away win for Spalding, Pinchbeck end hoodoo but Holbeach beaten

Spalding United picked up a fine 2-1 win at Corby Town on Saturday, while Pinchbeck United ended a lengthy winless run by seeing off Selston 3-1 and Holbeach United went down 2-1 at home to Quorn. Starting with the Tulips, goals from Chris Assombalonga (12) and Stefan Broccoli (49) secured Gaby Zakuani’s side all three points in the Pitching In ...

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Spalding United bounce back to clinch FA Cup win at Brantham

Brantham Athletic 0 Spalding United 3 Spalding United responded to their first defeat of the season in impressive style as they cruised to a 3-0 Emirates FA Cup victory at Brantham Athletic on Saturday. Goals from Gregg Smith (4), Chris Assombalonga (22) and Scott Floyd (63) secured the Tulips’ progress in the Preliminary Round clash in Suffolk – and booked ...

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Familiar foes Moreman and Waumsley do a number on Spalding United

Yaxley 3 Spalding United 1 Two former Spalding United strikers turned on the style to hand the Tulips their first Pitching In NPL Midland Division defeat of the season at Yaxley on Tuesday night. A first-half double from Josh Moreman (22 and 32) wiped out Jordan Macleod’s 15th-minute opener to give the Cuckoos a 2-1 half-time lead at the In2itive ...

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Floyd’s strike gives Spalding United a winning start to league campaign

Spalding United 2Loughborough Dynamo 1 A late strike from Scott Floyd fired Spalding United to a 2-1 win over Loughborough Dynamo on the opening day of the new Pitching In NPL Midland Division season on Saturday. Right back Floyd netted with eight minutes to go at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field to settle a tight tussle between two strong ...

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Promotion will be the target for Spalding United as new season gets under way

After a summer of exciting signings, it’s finally time for Spalding United to get their Pitching In NPL Midlands Division season under way on Saturday. The Tulips welcome Loughborough Dynamo to the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field for their league opener (3pm), before making the trip to Yaxley on Tuesday night (7.45pm). Providing all players came through their eye-catching 3-2 ...

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Tulips v Posh friendly date moved

Spalding United’s proposed friendly with Peterborough United has been pushed back to August 11. The match at the Sir Halley Stewart was due to take place last night (Wednesday), but Posh were instead in action playing a re-arranged game against Oxford United. Tickets for the original fixture will be valid for the rearranged fixture. In a statement Spalding United said: ...

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Spalding United get their season off to flying start with Grimsby scalp

Impressive Spalding United booked their place in the semi-finals of the Lincolnshire Senior Cup with an eye-catching 2-0 win over Grimsby Town on Saturday. Midfielder Lewis Brownhill (6) and new striker Gregg Smith (53) scored the goals early in each half as the Tulips brushed aside a very youthful but talented Mariners outfit. In what was their first competitive game ...

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Spalding United all set for Grimsby Town cup showdown after friendly outings

Spalding United are set for their first competitive game of the new season as they welcome Grimsby Town to the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field on Saturday (3pm). The showdown is in the Lincolnshire Senior Cup clash on July 17 (3pm) and you can book tickets for the game on the Tulips’ official website, with adults £6, concessions £3, children ...

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Pre-season: Maddison makes his mark for Spalding United, Pinchbeck pegged back

Marcus Maddison grabbed his first Spalding United goal on Saturday as the Tulips thrashed Bourne Town 6-1 in a pre-season clash. The ex-Peterborough United ace, who is perhaps the most eye-catching signing made by any non-league side this summer, netted after coming on as a second-half substitute against the Wakes. New signing Jordan MaCleod also scored twice in the clash ...

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Former Birmingham City star Maghoma training with Spalding United to build up his fitness

Spalding United have secured another pre-season boost after Jacques Maghoma agreed to train with them. Midfielder Maghoma, who is a DR Congo international like boss Gaby Zakuani, has made over 300 Football League appearances for Burton Albion, Sheffield Wednesday and most recently Birmingham City. He joins the Tulips’ pre-season squad, though, after a spell with Indian Premier League side East ...

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Spalding United buoyed by Yannick Bolasie’s presence at pre-season training

Spalding United’s pre-season schedule was given a major boost on Monday night as former Premier League winger Yannick Bolasie made an appearance. Bolasie, who Everton paid Crystal Palace £25m for as recently as 2016, was there to share his knowledge as a personal favour to Tulips boss Gabriel Zakuani. The pair, who are close friends, used to play international football ...

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Spalding United excited by friendly date with Peterborough United

Spalding United have announced a lucrative home pre-season friendly with Championship side Peterborough United. The Tulips will welcome a Posh XI to the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field on Wednesday, July 28 in what is the biggest game the club has hosted in recent history. Due to current Government restrictions, only a limited number of tickets will be sold online ...

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‘Exciting’ young duo are the latest to sign with Zakuani’s Spalding United

Spalding United have continued their summer recruitment drive by adding two talented youngsters to their squad. Bailey Baker and Tom Mucklin have both agreed deals to move to the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field for the upcoming campaign in the Northern Premier League Midlands Division. Baker is a scholar at Peterborough United and was a part of the St Ives ...

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Tulips transfer coup as ex Posh star Maddison signs ahead of new ‘Midlands’ division

Spalding United have pulled off a huge transfer coup as they were confirmed in the new Pitching In Northern Premier League Midlands Division. The Tulips have signed former Peterborough United attacking midfielder Marcus Maddison. The 27-year-old scored 52 goals in 212 for Posh between 2014 and 2019. A former Newcastle United youth player, he got the move to Peterborough after ...

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Tulips hope youth will help club bloom

Spalding United have announced that Spalding Youth FC will be returning to the club for the first time after breaking away a number of years ago. The move, which has been welcomed by CEO Leigh Porter, first team manager Gabriel Zakuani and youth chairman Sharla Slayven, will see 17 teams representing the club under the Spalding United banner for the ...

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Tulips striker earns World Cup call up

Spalding United striker Spencer Weir-Daley was in World Cup action over the weekend. The 35-year-old who is on dual forms from Peterborough Sports has been representing Montserrat in the opening round of fixtures in the first round of CONCACAF qualifying for the 2022 World Cup set to be held in Qatar.Weir-Daley started the opening fixture against Antigua and Barbuda on ...

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New faces at Tulips as plans for 21/22 step up

With the news that the 20/21 season has been officially ended, Spalding United are preparing for next season and the prospect of a host of different opponents. The FA has officially ratified the decision to null and void the Tulips’ Pitching-In Northern Premier Division season, the second time in a row that COVID-19 has led to that happening. And the ...

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Zakuani has ‘unfinished business’ as he signs up to be Tulips boss next season

Spalding United manager Gabriel Zakuani has signed on to manage the Tulips for the 21/22 season. The former Peterborough United and Gillingham player officially took on the mantle in October, initially in a caretaker role. He was given the job full time, but the Pitching In Northern Premier South East Division was suspended just one game later, a 3-3 draw ...

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