Tulips

Boss Frecklington has high hopes for Tulips

Tulips boss Dave Frecklington believes his side have the potential to be a real force in the EvoStik League Division One South this season. Despite Saturday’s FA Cup defeat away at higher-level Mickleover Sports, the Tulips have yet to be beaten in their four league outings this term. They play host to Loughborough Dynamo at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing ...

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Derby delight as Tigers maintain unbeaten start

Holbeach United maintained their unbeaten start to the United Counties League Premier Division campaign after a 3-1 derby success over Boston Town on Wednesday night.   The victory moved the Tigers up to seventh place in the early standings, five points behind current pacesetters Wellingborough with Holbeach having three games in hand.   Tom Roberts’ side are one of only ...

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Tulips are edged out despite a rousing finale to cup clash

Despite an all out challenge for parity in the closing stages the Tulips made their exit from this season’s Emirates FA Cup competition at higher league Mickleover Sports on Saturday. But for an unfortunate own goal by their talisman skipper Nathan Stainfield as the game entered its final quarter, the Tulips were within a shout of forcing a replay. But ...

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In-form Spalding United hope duo will make Emirates FA Cup return at Mickleover

Dave Frecklington is hoping that Spalding United’s incredible form in Evo-Stik NPL Division One South can inspire an Emirates FA Cup upset on Saturday. The Tulips travel to Evo-Stik NPL Premier Division outfit Mickleover Sports (3pm) for a first round qualifying clash – and are in buoyant mood after back-to-back wins over Northwich Victoria and Stamford over the Bank Holiday ...

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Wells inspires Spalding United comeback as Stamford are slayed in derby

Spalding United 2 Stamford 1 Two more goals from red-hot Bradley Wells fired Spalding United to a memorable derby win over Stamford in Evo-Stik NPL Division One South on Monday. The striker, who was released by Stamford boss Graham Drury, notched on eight and 42 minutes at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field to keep Spalding’s unbeaten league record going ...

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Super Spalding United storm to impressive victory at Northwich Victoria

Spalding United picked up an eye-catching 3-1 win at Northwich Victoria on Saturday as their impressive start to the Evo-Stik NPL Division One South season continued. Goals from Nathan Whitehead (6), the in-form Bradley Wells (28) and young gun Jonny Lockie (90) got the job done for Dave Frecklington’s side in Cheshire. Alex Byrne (71) did give the hosts hope ...

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Fine finishes inspire Spalding United to “deserved” Northwich Victoria win

Northwich Victoria 1 Spalding United 3 Three well-taken goals at their most northerly and longest destination of the season resulted in Spalding United earning an eye-catching Evo-Stik NPL Division One South win on Saturday. After three hours on the road and just under 150 miles (one way) covered on various roads including the notorious M6, the three points won by ...

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Boss Frecklington expects Spalding United’s credentials to be tested by top duo

Two tough games in the space of three days should let Spalding United know exactly where they stand in Evo-Stik NPL Division One South this season. That’s the verdict of Tulips chief Dave Frecklington ahead of Saturday’s trip to Northwich Victoria (3pm) and Bank Holiday Monday’s home derby with Stamford (3pm). Having been open about his aims to challenge for ...

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Boss buzzing as Spalding United pass tough Bury test to keep FA Cup run going

Bury Town 0 Spalding United 3 Dave Frecklington heaped praise on his Spalding United side after seeing them overcome a talented Bury Town side 3-0 in The Emirates FA Cup on Saturday. The Tulips survived a troublesome first period before second-half strikes from Bradley Wells (53 and 73) and Andrew Wright (85) gave them the victory in the Preliminary Round ...

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Sweet FA Cup trips for South Holland duo Spalding United and Holbeach United

Spalding United and Holbeach United both earned fine away wins in The Emirates FA Cup Preliminary Round on Saturday. The Tulips were 3-0 victors at Bury Town to book a trip to Mickleover Sports in the next round, with Bradley Wells (2) and Andrew Wright notching for Dave Frecklington’s side. Meanwhile, the Tigers picked up a 4-3 win at Kirkley & Pakefield ...

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Confident start as Tulips hit FA Cup trail

Tulips boss Dave Frecklington is hoping a confident start to the new season can inspire his side to make FA Cup progress on Saturday.   Spalding travel to face Ryman League Division One North side Bury Town for a preliminary round clash having returned a healthy four points from their opening two EvoStik League matches.   After drawing their Division ...

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Plenty of potential after first home victory

Tulips boss Dave Freckington believes there is plenty more to come from his side after they made a winning start to their home campaign in the EvoStik League Division One South on Tuesday night. Second half goals from recent recruits Jenk Acar and Bradley Wells guided the Tulips to victory and a tidy four-point return from their opening two league ...

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Wells hits a debut double as Tulips allow lead to slip

New signing Bradley Wells scored two fine goals on his debut – but the Tulips had to be content with a share of the points on the opening day of a new Evostik League Division One South season. On a pristine 3G pitch the Tulips were very much in control of a keenly contested opening period and thanks to Wells’ ...

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Experience crucial to Tulips’ glory bid

Tulips boss Dave Frecklington believes his side’s Evostik League experience and knowledge will stand them in good stead for the forthcoming Division One South campaign. Spalding begin their league season this Saturday with a trip to Bedworth United before hosting Carlton Town on Tuesday night at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field (7.45pm). Frecklington guided Lincoln United to the Division ...

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Lockie gets off the mark as super strikes sink Spalding

Jonny Lockie scored his first senior goal as Spalding United bowed out of the Lincolnshire Senior Cup after Saturday’s semi-final defeat to league rivals Stamford. The teenager struck just six minutes after coming on as a second half substitute as Spalding sought a way back into the last four clash after two stunning Stamford strikes had rocked the Tulips. Ex-Tulip ...

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Rawlinson: The time for friendlies is over – Spalding United want to reach final

Chris Rawlinson believes that Spalding United’s season starts for real on Saturday as they prepare to take on rivals Stamford in the semi-final of the Lincs FA Senior Cup. The Tulips make the trip to The Zeeco Stadium (3pm) in high spirits, having dumped Boston United out 1-0 in the previous round – but will go into the clash as ...

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Two off as Spalding United edge out Holbeach United in fiery friendly derby

It’s rarely dull when Holbeach United and Spalding United square off – and that was the case in Tuesday night’s friendly at Carter’s Park. A first-half penalty from Lincoln City loanee Andrew Wright settled the contest, but it was two red cards and a mass brawl before half time that left everyone talking. A late tackle from Nathan Whitehead triggered ...

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Tulips smash Star for seven, Stamford edge out Tigers, Sutton and Crowland beaten

Spalding United were South Holland’s big winners on Saturday as they romped to a 7-0 friendly win at Peterborough Northern Star. On the final weekend of pre-season action, the Tulips had goals from Andrew Wright (17), Paul Walker (pen 45), Sam Downey (55 and 60), Tom Waumsley (70 and 73) and Nathan Whitehead (86) to thank for their success. Holbeach United, ...

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Spalding United boss Frecklington snaps up Lemon to complete exciting squad

Dave Frecklington reckons Spalding United have signed one of the best defenders in Evo-Stik NPL Division One South after swooping for Jordan Lemon. The versatile defender, who can play all across the backline but is best known as a right back, has joined the Tulips from rivals Stamford. Lemon played under Frecklington at Lincoln United last season and was named ...

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Spalding United chief unfazed by Yaxley thrashing and completes three signings

Boss Dave Frecklington insists that nobody is pushing the panic button at Spalding United following Saturday’s 5-2 friendly humbling at Yaxley. Two goals from new striker Bradley Barraclough (including a last-gasp penalty) were scant consolation for the Tulips at In2itive Park, as Dan Cotton (2), Phil Stebbing (2) and Scott Bogusz all bagged for the lower-graded Cuckoos. It was the ...

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