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Spalding United supemo Frecklington hails “amazing” togetherness of his squad

Buzzing boss Dave Frecklington admits that he’s amazed by the team spirit his new-look Spalding United squad are already showing. The Tulips chief is eyeing Lincs Senior Cup glory after seeing his side stun their illustrious neighbours Boston United 1-0 in the quarter-finals on Saturday  – and was also impressed by last week’s 1-1 friendly draw at King’s Lynn Town. ...

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Pre-season: Whitehead winner for Spalding United, high five for Moulton Harrox

Spalding United’s unbeaten pre-season continued on Tuesday night with a 1-0 victory at Harrowby United. A solitary strike from Nathan Whitehead, who headed home a cross from Matthew Varley, was enough for Dave Frecklington’s side against their ChromaSport UCL Premier Division hosts. The Tulips face more UCL opposition on Saturday when they visit Yaxley (3pm). Meanwhile, Moulton Harrox kicked off ...

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Late Longville-Daley strike steers Spalding United to Boston United victory

Boston United 0 Spalding United 1 A late goal from Rhys Longville-Daley earned Spalding United an eye-catching 1-0 win at Boston United in the Lincs FA Senior Cup on Saturday. Longville-Daley, on as a second-half substitute at The Jakemans Stadium, turned home from close range in the 90th minute to ensure the Tulips won Dave Frecklington’s first competitive game as ...

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Fixtures: Spalding United’s 2016/17 schedule in Evo-Stik NPL Division One South

Today (Friday) saw the Ev0-Stik NPL Division One South fixtures revealed, with Spalding United beginning their league campaign with a trip to Bedworth United on August 13. Their first home game is against Carlton Town on August 16, while the maiden derby with South Lincolnshire rivals Stamford is at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field on August 29. Other key ...

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Spalding United boss Frecklington relishing Saturday’s tough trip to Boston United

Bullish Spalding United boss Dave Frecklington is refusing to play down the significance of Saturday’s Lincolnshire Senior Cup quarter-final tie at Boston United. The trip to The Jakemans Stadium (3pm) is the first competitive game of Frecklington’s reign, but the revamped competition falls so early in pre-season that it is often written off as just another friendly. That’s not a ...

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Pre-season: Varley off as Tulips hold King’s Lynn, Pinchbeck wallop Wisbech

Spalding United kicked off their pre-season schedule with a fiery 1-1 draw at King’s Lynn Town on Tuesday night. Michael Clunan’s second-half penalty put hosts Lynn ahead at The Walks, only for Bradley Barraclough to level on his bow. Another debutant, Matt Varley, was sent off moments later for a tackle that incited a big brawl as they match finished ...

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Frecklington to put Spalding United through their paces ahead of King’s Lynn test

Spalding United’s new-look squad reported back for pre-season training on Saturday as the Dave Frecklington era officially got under way. The new Tulips chief missed the session due to being on holiday, but he is now back – and hungry to put his squad through their paces. Frecklington, who is still looking to bring a few new faces to the ...

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South Holland duo Spalding United and Holbeach United handed tricky tests in FA Cup

Both Spalding United and Holbeach United have learned their fate in the the early rounds of this season’s FA competitions after the draw was made on Friday. Holbeach enter the FA Cup in the extra preliminary round and will host Swaffham Town at Carter’s Park on August 6. Should the Tigers  progress through to the preliminary round, they face an away trip ...

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Ex-Arsenal ace Ian Wright is the star guest at Spalding United’s annual Sports Celebrity Dinner

Former Arsenal and England legend Ian Wright is the latest top name to headline Spalding United’s annual Sports Celebrity Dinner. Prolific striker Wright, who scored a total of 185 goals in 288 games for the Gunners, also played for Crystal Palace, West Ham United, Nottingham Forest, Celtic and Burnley in a glittering career. He also notched nine times in 33 ...

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New assistant boss Rawlinson is excited by the challenge with Spalding United

New Spalding United assistant manager Chris Rawlinson admits that he’s been impressed by everything about the club so far. Rawlinson, who has followed boss Dave Frecklington to the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field from former side Lincoln United, is also confident that the Tulips are in a strong position ahead of the start of pre-season training next month. The Spalding ...

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Midfield ace Varley the first of three potential Spalding United recruits

Buzzing boss Dave Frecklington has added combative midfielder Matthew Varley to his Spalding United squad – and is hoping two more high-profile targets will follow. Varley joins the Tulips from NCEL Premier Division side Staveley MWFC and lists Matlock Town, Sheffield FC and Rainworth Miners Welfare among his former clubs. A long throw expert, Varley is described as a “winner” ...

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Frecklington delighted as Walker agrees to stay a Tulip but disappointed by Miller’s transfer U-turn

New Spalding United boss Dave Frecklington has been handed a major boost after persuading key right back Paul Walker to re-sign for the club. Grimsby-based Walker, who was one of the Tulips’ top performers last season, had initially indicated that he would leave the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field due to excessive travel demands. But he’s had a change of ...

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Frecklington excited by new Spalding United recruits Hamilton and Barraclough

Chuffed Spalding United boss Dave Frecklington is pleased with how his squad is shaping up after securing two key new additions. The Spalding supremo has swooped to bring in Stamford winger Chris Hamilton as player/coach, while also adding highly-rated striker Bradley Barraclough to his ranks. Hamilton, who lists Scottish sides Albion, Queens Park, Stirling and Dumbarton among his former clubs, ...

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Busy baptism for new Tulips boss with key signings and contracts agreed

Dave Frecklington has hit the ground running at Spalding United, agreeing deals for three new signings and getting two more key players on contract. The new boss reckons he will have the best central defensive partnership in the league after tying up the return of Kern Miller. The tall centre-half will play alongside club skipper Nathan Stainfield as part of ...

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Boss Frecklington targets promotion after taking Spalding United job

Spalding United have pulled off a real coup by enticing highly-rated Dave Frecklington to the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field as their new manager Frecklington, who led rivals Lincoln United to the Evo-Stik NPL Division One South play-offs last season, was revealed as Marcus Ebdon’s successor at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field on Sunday. The former Lincoln United, Stamford, Grantham ...

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Spalding United denied victory on final day in Ebdon’s last game as boss

Spalding United 1 Leek Town 1 A last-gasp Chris Baker equaliser denied Spalding United a win on the final day of the Evo-Stik NPL Division One South season in what turned out to be Marcus Ebdon’s final game as boss. The Tulips looked set to earn themselves a richly-deserved victory when talismanic skipper Nathan Stainfield headed them into a 1-0 ...

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Ebdon and Hussey leave Spalding United roles after season finale

Boss Marcus Ebdon and number two Danny Hussey left their roles at Spalding United following Saturday’s final game of the Evo-Stik NPL Division One South season. The Tulips looked set to beat Leek Town 1-0 at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field after Nathan Stainfield’s 65th-minute header, but Chris Baker’s last-gasp leveller denied them. However, the big story came after ...

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Boss Ebdon tells Spalding United to finish their season with a bang against Leek

A place in the top ten is the target for Spalding United as they head into their final game of the Evo-Stik NPL First Division South season on Saturday. The Tulips play host to Leek Town at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field (3pm), with a victory likely to guarantee them a place in the top half of the table. ...

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Potent pair Lockie and Butland steer young Tulips to deserved league crown

Unstoppable Spalding United under-18s clinched the Peterborough and District Youth League Division Two title with a 3-0 win at Glinton and Northborough Black under-18s on Sunday. Goals from talented duo Levi Butland (2) and Jonny Lockie were enough for the unbeaten Tulips to seal their 18th win from 19 league games and wrap up the title with three matches to ...

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Late Spafford strike sinks Newcastle and secures Spalding United a rare away win

Newcastle Town 0 Spalding United 1 Neal Spafford’s last-gasp winner helped Spalding United end two unwanted streaks on Saturday. The defender’s 89th-minute header was enough to earn the Tulips a 1-0 victory over hosts Newcastle Town to end a run of eight Evo-Stik League First Division South games without a win. It was also Spalding’s first three-point haul away from ...

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