Tulips

Basford draw leaves Spalding United needing just three points to clinch third place

Spalding United 0 Basford United 0 Just three more points will be enough to secure Spalding United third place in Evo-Stik NPL First Division South after Tuesday night’s eventful 0-0 draw with play-off rivals Basford United. The Tulips played most of the second half with ten men after Matt Varley’s red card and saw Lee Beeson’s penalty come back off ...

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Late Acar stike earns Spalding United a key away win in race for third place

Kidsgrove Athletic 0 Spalding United 1 A second-half goal from Cenk Acar consolidated Spalding United’s third spot in Evo-Stik NPL First Division South at the Novus Stadium on Saturday – keeping their play-off bid firmly on target. Acar struck 18 minutes from time to give the Tulips a key 1-0 victory at Kidsgrove Athletic, making it seven points from four ...

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Saturday football: Acar fires Spalding United to vital win, Holbeach United pegged back by late penalty

Spalding United moved ever-closer to securing third place in Evo-Stik NPL First Division South with a 1-0 win at Kidgsrove Athletic on Saturday, while Holbeach United extended their unbeaten ChromaSport UCL Premier Division run to five games after drawing 2-2 at home to Cogenhoe United. Starting with the Tulips, Cenk Acar’s 73rd-minute strike was enough to settle a close contest ...

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Spalding United battle back for impressive draw at title-chasing Witton

Spalding United bounced back from going 2-0 down to draw 2-2 at Witton Albion in Evo-Stik NPL First Division South on Thursday night. A Tom Owens strike (32) gave title-chasing Witton a half-time lead – and they doubled their money when Will Jones netted eight minutes into the second period. However, Leon Mettam (55) and Jordan Lemon (68) hit back ...

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Rawlinson: Spalding United still on track for 80-point target

Chris Rawlinson doesn’t believe that Saturday’s 2-0 loss at Stocksbridge Park Steels will derail Spalding United’s hopes of clinching a favourable play-off position in Evo-Stik NPL First Division South. The Tulips chief felt his side were “poor” last weekend, but feels they are still very much on-track to reach his golden figure of 80 points – which would secure third ...

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Steely Stocksbridge showing puts skids on Spalding United’s promotion charge

Stocksbridge PS 2 Spalding United 0 Spalding United’s ambitions to feature in the end of season play-offs in Evo-Stik NPL First Division South suffered a set-back in Yorkshire on Saturday with a below par performance and 2-0 defeat at the hands of mid-table hosts Stocksbridge Park Steels. The Tulips remain in third position with a four points advantage and better ...

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Rawlinson tells in-form Spalding United to apply pressure on leading duo

Chris Rawlinson has told his red-hot Spalding United side to keep on winning as they bid to apply pressure on the faltering top two. The Tulips chief knows that goal number one remains securing a play-off place in Evo-Stik NPL First Division South, but recent slip-ups from Shaw Lane AFC and Witton Albion haven’t gone unnoticed at the Sir Halley. ...

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Saturday football: Steels see off Spalding but ten-man Holbeach roar to Rovers win

Ten-man Spalding United slipped to a 2-0 defeat at Stocksbridge Park Steels on Saturday, while Holbeach United picked up a fine 3-0 win at Eynesbury Rovers despite playing the entire second half a man down. Starting with Spalding, any slim hopes that had of mounting a Evo-Stik NPL First Division South title tilt now appears over thanks to goals in ...

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Four-midable Spalding United crush rivals Leek Town in dominant display

Leek Town 0 Spalding United 4 Four first-half goals –including three in seven electrifying minutes – fired Spalding United to a dominant 4-0 win at Evo-Stik NPL First Division South play-off rivals Leek Town on Saturday. Strikes from Brad Wells (25), Jordan Lemon (28) Nathan Whitehead (31) and Cenk Acar (45) emphatically steered the Tulips to glory at Harrison Park ...

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Saturday football: Four-some Tulips and Tigers, Pinchbeck defeat rivals to reach final

Both Spalding United and Holbeach United hit four goals in impressive away wins on Saturday, while Pinchbeck United reached another cup final. Spalding were 4-0 winners at Leek Town in Evo-Stik NPL First Division South, with Brad Wells (25), Nathan Whitehead (39), Jordan Lemon (45) and Cenk Acar (45) all netting before half time. The win keeps the Tulips third ...

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Boss Rawlinson backs Spalding United to shine ahead of quartet of tough away trips

Confident Spalding United boss Chris Rawlinson believes that his side will be on the brink of clinching a play-off place if they can emerge unscathed from their next four fixtures. The Tulips, currently third in Evo-Stik NPL First Division South, have a tough-looking spell of four away games in two weeks to contend with. Following their impressive 1-0 win over ...

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Boss Seb feels Holbeach United are starting to regain their appetite ahead of UCL double-header

Seb Hayes admits that seeing star striker Josh Ford get sent off for dissent on Saturday actually pleased him. The Holbeach United boss has been calling for more passion and aggression from his side – and he certainly got that in last weekend’s 2-0 win over ON Chenecks. A number of Ford’s other Tigers team-mates were also involved in heated ...

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Beeson caps man-of-the-match display with penalty winner to fire Spalding United closer to play-off berth

Spalding United 1 Belper Town 0 A rasping penalty lashed home by Lee Beeson at the Sir Halley Stewart Field on Saturday ensured that the Tulips remain on course for a promotion play-off place in Evo-Stik NPL First Division South. The 57th minute spot-kick, awarded when Conor Higginson was unceremoniously brought down just inside the area, saw off a spirited ...

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Saturday football: Beeson fires Spalding United to Belper win as Holbeach United also earn battling victory

South Holland big-hitters Spalding United and Holbeach United both racked up welcome home wins on Saturday. Spalding kept their Evo-Stik NPL First Division South play-off bid firmly on course with a 1-0 win over Belper Town at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field, while Holbeach earned a 2-0 ChromaSport UCL Premier Division success over Northampton ON Chenecks at Carter’s Park. ...

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Spalding United supremo Rawlinson eyes a return to winning ways against Belper Town

Buoyant boss Chris Rawlinson has told Spalding United to put last weekend’s 1-0 defeat to Witton Albion behind them. The Tulips’ bid to secure a favourable play-off position wasn’t hindered by the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field defeat, but Rawlinson doesn’t want it to trigger an untimely slump. Spalding go into Saturday’s home clash with Belper Town (3pm) in third ...

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Rawlinson rues ‘poor’ first half as title hopefuls Witton Albion edge out Spalding United

Spalding United 0 Witton Albion 1 A fine first-half finish from Bradley Bauress settled the big Evo-Stik NPL First Division South clash of the weekend as title-chasing Witton Albion edged out play-off hunting Spalding United on Saturday. Bauress rifled home a fine 11th-minute finish at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field  to clinch a 1-0 victory for Albion, with Spalding ...

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Saturday football: Losses for Spalding United and Holbeach United but Pinchbeck and Moulton both bag wins

Both Spalding United and Holbeach United suffered defeats on Saturday, while Pinchbeck United and Moulton Harrox recorded victories to keep their respective title charges alive. Starting with Spalding, they slipped to a 1-0 home defeat against fellow Evo-Stik NPL First Division South high-fliers Witton Albion. In a game of few chances at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field, a fine ...

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Rawlinson: Home comforts should fire Spalding United into play-offs

Chris Rawlinson has challenged his Spalding United players to make the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field a fortress as they bid to secure a play-off position in Evo-Stik NPL First Division South. Starting with Saturday’s visit of second-placed Witton Albion (3pm), the Tulips have five of their ten remaining regular season matches on home soil. The Spalding supremo reckons that ...

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Rawlinson: Witton Albion double header won’t faze Spalding United

Spalding United won’t allow Evo-Stik NPL First Division South promotion rivals Witton Albion to get the better of them on back-to-back weekends. That’s the verdict of confident manager Chris Rawlinson, who is preparing his Tulips for a double-header against the Cheshire-based side. Spalding visit Witton, who leapfrogged them into second on Tuesday night after winning 4-3 at Stocksbridge Park Steels, ...

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Spalding United’s rearranged Leek Town trip ‘should be played on a Saturday’

Frustrated boss Chris Rawlinson is hoping that Evo-Stik NPL First Division South officials will help his side out after seeing Tuesday night’s trip to Leek Town postponed at the 11th hour. The game was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch around an hour before kick-off – but the Tulips had already arrived at Harrison Park. With 100 miles between the ...

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