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Thorogood calls for fans to get behind Tulips as they bid to halt their winless run

Interim boss Lewis Thorogood wants to see Spalding United get back to winning ways against Chasetown tonight (7.45pm). The Tulips, who saw last Saturday’s home date with Carlton Town rained off, were also without a fixture over weekend. They’re currently on a five-game winless run in the BetVictor NPL South East Division and sit 16th in the table – some ...

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Saturday football: Ten-man Tigers beaten at Shepshed, Pinchbeck defeated at home

Both Holbeach United and Pinchbeck United suffered defeats in the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division on Saturday to hit their hopes at opposite ends of the table. The Tigers went down 4-1 at title rivals Shepshed Dynamo, while rock-bottom Pinchbeck suffered a 2-1 home reverse against fellow strugglers Cogenhoe United. In a lively opening at Butthole Lane, Reece Morriss (9) fired ...

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Saturday football: South Holland’s big three all see matches postponed

Spalding United, Holbeach United and Pinchbeck United all saw their scheduled fixtures postponed on Saturday morning. A 9am pitch inspectiton deemed the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field waterlogged and put paid to the Tulips’ BetVictor NPL South East Division clash with Carlton Town. Likewise, Holbeach and Pinchbeck had their respective Uhlsport UCL Premier Division games at ON Chenecks and Lutterworth ...

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Thorogood’s rallying cry as ‘stunned’ Spalding United bid to bounce back

Lewis Thorogood has urged his Spalding United squad to put last weekend’s humbling at Cleethorpes Town behind them as they prepare to take on another of the BetVictor NPL South East Division’s big-hitters. The 15th-placed Tulips were crushed 5-0 at Cleethorpes (see page 37) ahead of this Saturday’s visit of play-off chasing Carlton Town (3pm). But interim boss Thorogood, who ...

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Five-star Owls prey on Spalding United’s mistakes in demolition derby

Cleethorpes Town 5 Spalding United 0 Spalding United’s winless run stretched to five games as they were handed a 5-0 thumping at Lincolnshire rivals Cleethorpes Town on Saturday. However, three Cleethorpes goals in the closing stages of the BetVictor NPL South East Division derby did offer a false impression to the overall pattern of the game. In extremely blustery conditions ...

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Saturday football: Holbeach battle past ill-disciplined Nirvana, Spalding battered and Pinchbeck game off

Holbeach United defeated eight-man Leicester Nirvana 2-0 on Saturday, while Spalding United were crushed 5-0 at Cleethorpes Town and Pinchbeck United saw their fixture postponed. Starting with Holbeach, goals from Liam Adams and Spencer Tinkler settled their Carter’s Park clash to keep them firmly in the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division title race. But the big story was the indiscipline of ...

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Thorogood happy for Spalding United to be ‘underdogs’ for Cleethorpes clash

Spalding United will relish the role of underdogs in Saturday’s game at promotion-chasing Cleethorpes Town. That’s the verdict of interim boss Lewis Thorogood, who takes his 15th-placed Tulips to the coast for a Lincolnshire derby of sorts (3pm). One of the best results of Spalding’s season saw them defeat now third-placed Clee 2-1 back in September – but The Owls ...

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Postponements: Football games involving Spalding, Holbeach and Pinchbeck all off

Storm Dennis has proved a menace to Saturday’s non-league football with South Holland’s leading three teams all seeing games postponed. Spalding United’s home clash with Chasetown in the BetVictor NPL South East Division was called off after an 8.30am pitch inspection, while the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division has seen its schedule decimated. That includes Holbeach United’s home date with Quorn ...

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Thorogood reckons his young Tulips have an exciting future despite recent cuts

Defiant interim boss Lewis Thorogood has called for everybody to get behind Spalding United after their latest off-the-field problems. The Tulips were forced to release skipper Lewis Brownhill, striker Joel Brownhill and key defender Ben Greenwood last week following the discovery of further debts that required the playing budget to be slashed once again. Thorogood’s young side also lost 3-1 ...

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Youthful Spalding United handed a home reverse by Belper after difficult week

Spalding United 1 Belper Town 3 By RAY TUCKER Spalding United ended a turbulent week with a defeat as a youthful line-up were seen off 3-1 by promotion-chasing Belper Town on Saturday. Unforeseen financial problems unfortunately forced a budget cut on Lewis Thorogood’s squad, resulting in the departure of Brownhill brothers Lewis and Joel and Ben Greenwood. Belper, however, had ...

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Saturday football: Holbeach Frew to UCL cup final, Pinchbeck hit rock-bottom and Spalding lose at home

Holbeach United booked their place in the final of the KitmanUK Knockout Cup with a fine 1-0 win over Loughborough University on Saturday, while Pinchbeck United sunk to the bottom of the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division after losing 2-1 at Sleaford Town and Spalding United were seen off 3-1 by BetVictor NPL South East Division high-fliers Belper Town. Starting with ...

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Thorogood and Spalding United are looking forward to return date with Belper

Lewis Thorogood is expecting a tasty tussle on Saturday as his Spalding United side take on Belper Town for the second time in as many weeks. Belper, who are fourth in BetVictor NPL South East Division, haven’t played since being held to a 2-2 draw with the Tulips last month. Interim boss Thorogood reckons a few of his players will ...

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Poor first half costs Spalding United dear as boss hits out at performance of officials

Kidsgrove Athletic 3 Spalding United 1 Conceding two early goals left Spalding United with a mountain to climb on Saturday as Kidsgrove Athletic handed them a 3-1 defeat. Ruben Wiggins-Thomas (5) and Thomas France (10) left the Tulips with a mountain to climb at Hollinwood Road, but Jamie Jackson’s 64th-minute effort set up a grandstand finale. It wasn’t to be ...

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Saturday football: Tigers’ unbeaten streak dashed by Deeping, Tulips and Pinchbeck also defeated

Holbeach United’s lengthy unbeaten run was ended by Uhlsport UCL Premier Division title rivals Deeping Rangers on Saturday, while Spalding United and Pinchbeck United both lost their games 3-1. Starting with the Tigers, goals from Tom Garrick in each half (45 and 62) earned Deeping to derby spoils in the game of the day. The defeat, Holbeach’s first since September, ...

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Boss backs Spalding United to shine in tough-lookig Kidsgrove Athletic contest

This Saturday serves up another tough test for Spalding United in the BetVictor NPL South East Division – but interim boss Lewis Thorogood is confident that his side are more than up for the challenge. The ninth-placed Tulips make the trip to Kidsgrove Athletic on Saturday (3pm), a side that are just one point behind them with five games in ...

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Brilliant Brownhill showing secures fine draw for Spalding United at Belper

Belper Town 2Spalding United 2 By RAY TUCKER An inspired showing from Lewis Brownhill helped Spalding United earn a fine BetVictor NPL South East Division draw at Belper Town on Saturday. Talismanic skipper Brownhill opened the scoring with a cracking header (31) and added to his tally four minutes into the second half with another sizzling finish to put the ...

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Saturday football: Holbeach go top with big win, Deeping outgun Pinchbeck and Spalding secure away draw

Holbeach United hit top spot in the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division table with a victory at Desborough Town on Saturday, while Pinchbeck United lost their derby with Deeping Rangers and Spalding United drew at BetVictor NPL South East Division high-fliers Belper Town. Starting in the UCL, Holbeach maintained their mammoth unbeaten run with a comprehensive 4-0 victory at Desborough. Liam ...

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Lewis: Ambitious Spalding United can learn from rise of opponents Belper Town

Interim manager Lewis Thorogood reckons that Spalding United’s trip to Belper Town on Saturday is an even tougher test than last weekend’s clash with leaders Leek Town. The Tulips went down 2-0 against the BetVictor NPL South East Division table-toppers Leek, but now face an away date with a fourth-placed Belper outfit that are 13 points off the summit with ...

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Mistakes prove costly for Spalding United in loss against leaders Leek Town

Spalding United 0Leek Town 2 By RAY TUCKER Two defensive lapses proved costly for Spalding United as they lost 2-0 against table-topping Leek Town at the Sir Halley Stewart Field on Saturday. The Staffordshire visitors, beaten only once in BetVictor NPL South East Division this season, moved five points clear at the top with goals from Oliver Harrison (20) and ...

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Saturday football: In-form Tigers ease past Chenecks, Tulips beaten by leaders and Pinchbeck game rained off

Holbeach United extended their impressive unbeaten run with a routine home victory over Northampton ON Chenecks on Saturday, while Spalding United were handed a home reverse by table-topping Leek Town. The most excitement came at Carter’s Park, where defender Jon Fairweather netted twice in Holbeach’s 4-1 Uhlsport UCL Premier Division victory. Joe Smith and Liam Adams also netted for the ...

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