Tulips

Saturday football: Marske draw edges Tulips closer to safety, five-star Tigers win and Pinchbeck hold new champions Daventry

Spalding United edged closer to safety in Evo-Stik NPL East Division with a fine 1-1 draw at Marske United on Saturday, while Pinchbeck United drew 1-1 with Daventry Town and Holbeach United returned to winning ways with a 5-0 victory at Kirby Muxloe. Starting with the Tulips, they fell 1-0 down just before the break when Curtis Round netted for ...

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Double boost for Spalding United in their battle to avoid relegation

Spalding United’s hopes of staying in Evo-Stik NPL East Division have received two shots in the arm. Their fate is now back in their own hands after a last-gasp Loughborough Dynamo goal saw them defeat 19th-placed Carlton Town 2-1 on Tuesday night – meaning the Tulips are two points clear of the bottom two with three games left to play. ...

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Spalding United soundly beaten by Loughborough as relegation fears grow

Spalding United 0 Loughborough Dynamo 2 Two early goals sentenced Spalding United to a disappointing 2-0 loss against Loughborough Dynamo on Saturday – leaving their future in Evo-Stik NPL East Division on a knife-edge with three games left to play. Strikes from Luke Foster (7) and Alex Steadman (9) were all Dynamo needed at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field, ...

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Easton: Spalding United ‘must not lose’ their crucial Loughborough Dynamo duel

Matt Easton admits that Spalding United simply can’t afford to lose Saturday’s home game against Loughborough Dynamo on Saturday (3pm). The 18th-placed Tulips are teetering just three points above the drop zone in Evo-Stik NPL East Division after last weekend’s 1-1 draw at Pickering Town. Relegation rivals Carlton Town have a game in hand on the Tulips and have a ...

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Easton refuses to be downbeat after late strike denies Spalding United a potentially key victory

Pickering Town 1 Spalding United 1 A super strike by Spalding United skipper Leon Mettam secured a precious point in their bid for survival in Evo-Stik NPL East Division on Saturday – but it could have been so much more. In a tense encounter at relegation rivals Pickering Town, with points at a premium for both teams, Mettam broke the ...

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Saturday round-up: Spalding United denied key win, Pinchbeck United and Holbeach United lose at home

Spalding United were denied a huge victory by a last-minute goal at Pickering Town on Saturday, while both Pinchbeck United and Holbeach United suffered 2-1 defeats at home. Starting with the Tulips, they looked set for a huge Evo-Stik NPL East Division victory at relegation rivals Pickering Town when Leon Mettam fired them ahead with a curling finish on the ...

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Welcome return for Easton as Spalding United eye pivotal points at Pickering

Matt Easton hopes to return to the Spalding United fold in some capacity this weekend as their bid for survival in Evo-Stik NPL East Division continues. The Tulips make the trip to relegation rivals Pickering Town (3pm) this weekend in the precarious position of 18th, two points clear of the drop zone having played a game more than Carlton Town ...

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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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