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Frecks praises opposition as ten-man Spalding United rescue Rugby win thanks to ‘Brad attack’

Rugby Town 1 Spalding United 2 A much-improved second half performance saw Spalding United keep their title hopes in Evo-Stik NPL First Division South very much alive with a battling 2-1 victory at relegation threatened Rugby Town on Saturday. They did it despite losing central defender Neal Spafford to a straight red card on 48 minutes – and then going ...

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Maiden Barraclough strike earns ten-man Spalding United a battling win at Rugby

Ten-man Spalding United produced an impressive comeback to win 2-1 at lowly Rugby Town on Saturday and keep their title hopes alive. After a goalless first half, the Tulips were reduced to ten men when Neal Spafford appeared to hit out at David Kolodynski early in the second period. It didn’t take long for hosts Rugby to cash in on ...

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Holbeach United boss Hayes tells his timid Tigers to rediscover their bite at Rovers

Boss Seb Hayes has told his Holbeach United squad to stop feeling sorry for themselves. The Tigers are currently on a dire run of results that has seen them lose five matches on the bounce, conceding 16 goals and going out of two cups in the process. Having suffered the indignity of going out of the ChromaSport UCL Knockout Cup to ...

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Frecklington: Key defeat has made Spalding United hungrier for title win

Dave Frecklington insists that his Spalding United side now have more “fire in their bellies” after Saturday’s top-of-the-table loss against Shaw Lane AFC. The Tulips chief is refusing to give up on winning the Evo-Stik NPL First Division South title after the 1-0 defeat, but has set his side a minimum target of ten wins from their 17 remaining matches ...

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Frecklington proud of Spalding United side despite key Shaw Lane defeat

Spalding United 0 Shaw Lane AFC 1 Deflated Dave Frecklington felt that his Spalding United side did everything asked of them as they slipped to a 1-0 home defeat against Evo-Stik NPL First Division South leaders Shaw Lane AFC on Saturday. The second-placed Tulips, who would have moved level on points with the table-toppers with a win, instead ended the ...

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Saturday football: Spalding United lose crunch clash and Holbeach United humbled

Saturday was a tough day for South Holland’s top two as Spalding United were edged out 1-0 by Shaw Lane AFC in their top-of-the-table clash and Holbeach United crashed out of the ChromaSport UCL KO Cup against lower graded Olney Town. Starting with Spalding, a first-half strike from Gary Burnett gave Shaw Lane all three points at the Sir Halley ...

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Frecks: No reason why Spalding United can’t derail Shaw Lane’s title charge

Bullish Spalding United boss Dave Frecklington admits that his side are underdogs for Saturday’s huge top-of-the-table clash with Shaw Lane AFC – but sees no reason why his side can’t upset the odds. The Tulips welcome table-toppers Shaw Lane to the Sir Halley (3pm) for what is the first meeting of the two pace-setters this season, with Frecklington’s second-placed side ...

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Spalding United review of 2016: The Frecklington era began very nicely after Tulips waved goodbye to well-respected duo

The year 2016 will certainly be remembered as the year everything changed at Spalding United. With hugely respected duo Marcus Ebdon and Danny Hussey walking away from their long associations with the Tulips in April, the last remnants of Pat Rayment’s successful stint at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field essentially went too. Enter Dave Frecklington, who has proved to ...

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Show your support for Spalding United young guns to make Hjorring dream a reality

Spalding United Youth under-11 Blues are seeking support from South Holland after securing a lucrative spot in a popular football tournament. Managed by Richard Smith and Neil Maxwell, the 13 young Tulips players are one of just three teams from England to enter the Dana Cup in Hjorring, Denmark. The international tournament accepts teams from all over the world, from ...

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Olympic effort from Spalding United as Lockie and Wells sink Rushall

Rushall Olympic 0 Spalding United 2 A much-changed Spalding United sprang an upset on Tuesday night as they picked up a 2-0 Integro League Cup win at higher-graded Rushall Olympic. Second-half strikes from teenage talent Jonny Lockie (52) and top scorer Bradley Wells (90) fired the Tulips into round three at Dales Lane – and dumped out a Rushall side ...

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Frecklington admits draw was fair as Spalding United are frustrated by Kidsgrove

Spalding United 0 Kidsgrove Athletic 0 Dave Frecklington refused to be too downbeat after watching his Spalding United side draw 0-0 with Kidsgrove Athletic on Saturday – and lose their grip on top spot in Evo-Stik NPL First Division South in the process. In a Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field clash that proved to be a real war of attrition, ...

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Former favourite Beeson one of two transfer targets for Spalding United boss Frecklington

Winger Lee Beeson is one of two transfer targets for Spalding United boss Dave Frecklington ahead of Saturday’s home clash with Kidsgrove Athletic (3pm). The Tulips have put in a seven-day approach for Beeson, who was part of the side that won the UCL Premier Division under Pat Rayment back in 2014. Beeson was at The Zeeco Stadium on Monday ...

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Red-hot Spalding United storm to top of table with sensational Stamford success

Stamford 1 Spalding United 2 Comeback kings Spalding United enhanced their Evo-Stik NPL First Division South title credentials with an impressive 2-1 victory at Lincolnshire rivals Stamford on Monday. The Tulips battled back from falling behind to a classy Jamie McGhee goal (16) at The Zeeco Stadium thanks to strikes in each half from ex-Stamford duo Brad Wells (25) and ...

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Boxing Day winner comes gift-wrapped by ex-Spalding United defeder

Spalding United 1 Lincoln United 0 A bizarre early own-goal by former Tulip Michael Jacklin was enough to give Spalding United all three points against rivals Lincoln United on Boxing Day. Jacklin’s belated Christmas present came after just six minutes at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field and was from a 20-yard back pass to advancing away keeper Jake Turner. ...

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Boxing Day football: Tulips up to second with Lincoln win but Tigers crash against Wisbech

An early own goal from ex-Tulip Michael Jacklin gave Spalding United a 1-0 win over Lincoln United on Boxing Day, while Holbeach United lost 3-1 at home to Wisbech Town. The own goal settled a tight affair at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field, moving Spalding up to second in Evo-Stik NPL First Division South. In the ChromaSport UCL Premier ...

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Buoyant boss Frecklington targets some festive momentum for in-form Spalding United

Dave Frecklington insists that he’s not setting any points targets for his Spalding United side over a busy festive period as they bid to complete a devastating December in style. The Tulips kick off their holiday fixtures at home to Lincoln United on Boxing Day (3pm), before making trips to Carlton Town (December 29, 7.45pm) and Stamford (January 2, 3pm). ...

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Spalding United’s sweet Gresley revenge sealed by brilliant Varley volley

Gresley 0 Spalding United 2 Spalding United maintained their resurgence in form with a third successive victory – and another highly satisfying clean sheet – to retain third place in Evo-Stik NPL First Division South. The overall team performance against a Gresley side that had hammered them 4-1 in the FA Trophy back in early October, was considered to be ...

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Solid Saturday successes for both Spalding United and Holbeach United

Both Spalding United and Holbeach United enjoyed impressive wins in their respective matches on Saturday. Goals from Conor Higginson and Matt Varley earned the Tulips a 2-0 victory at Gresley in Evo-Stik NPL First Division South, while Josh Ford, Callum Madigan and Jamie Ward all netted as the Tigers beat Leicester Nirvana 3-0 at Carter’s Park. Starting with Spalding, Dave ...

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Captain marvel Stainfield backed to lead Spalding United to elusive promotion

Spalding United supremo Dave Frecklington has paid tribute to skipper Nathan Stainfield after he made his 150th appearance for the club on Saturday. Central defender Stainfield was presented with a special award by the Tulips to mark the occasion before the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field clash with Market Drayton Town. He duly led his side to a 3-0 victory ...

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Boss Langford can see plenty of positives despite cruel Spalding Reserves defeat

Improving Spalding United Reserves were cruelly denied a ChromaSport PDFL Division One draw by a last-gasp Stamford Belvedere strike on Saturday. Tom Holland’s strike from a corner gave the hosts a 2-1 victory – and left the Tulips’ second string cursing their luck. Lucas Williams put Stamford ahead in the first half following a defensive mix-up. Spalding improved after the ...

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