Tulips

Match report: Improved Tulips hamper Chasetown’s play-off hopes

Spalding Utd 1 Chasetown 1 by Ray Tucker The Tulips dampened Chasetown’s hopes of moving into a play-off position with a much improved performance and a deserved share of the Evo-Stik NPL Division One South points at the Sir Halley Stewart Field on Saturday.(April 9) After the pummelling by title-chasing Shaw Lane Aquaforce the previous week the Tulips , from the outset, showed ...

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Tulips force draw; Tigers’ rally not enough; champions-elect Moulton Harrox held

Spalding United and play-off hopefuls Chasetown settled for one point apiece at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field on Saturday (April 9). Defender Neal Spafford’s early goal for the Tulips was cancelled out by a Daniel Edwards effort on 43 minutes. Spalding, now 11th in the Evo-Stik NPL Division One South table, host Stocksbridge Park Steels on Tuesday. Holebach United ...

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Hussey: We want to do ex-Spalding United lads at Lincoln United a favour

Danny Hussey accepts that Spalding United are now simply aiming to finish as high as they possibly can in Evo-Stik NPL Division One South. The Tulips have a home double-header to look forward to this week, with play-off chasing Chasetown visiting the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field on Saturday (3pm) and Stocksbridge Park Steels in South Holland on Tuesday (7.45pm). ...

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Don-Duncan left deflated by Spalding United’s heaviest defeat of the season so far

Shaw Lane Aquaforce 5 Spalding United 0 Spalding United stumbled to their heaviest Evo-Stik NPL Division One South defeat of the season on Saturday as title-chasing Shaw Lane Aquaforce handed them a 5-0 beating. Goals from James Walshaw (14), Gavin Allott (57), Lee Bennett (66) and Adam Priestley (77 and 84) accounted for the Tulips, although they did at least ...

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Spalding United smashed as Holbeach United are held and Moulton Harrox march on

Spalding United slipped to 12th place in Evo-Stik League First Division South after a 5-0 drubbing at title-chasing Shaw Lane Aquaforce on Saturday, while Holbeach United were held to a 1-1 draw at Northampton Sileby Rangers in the ChromaSport UCL Premier Division. The Tulips travelling to Barnsley without unavailable boss Marcus Ebdon and absent number two Danny Hussey on Saturday, ...

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Ebdon ‘wouldn’t bet’ on Spalding United making play-offs after Lincoln United stalemate

Spalding United 0 Lincoln United 0 Marcus Ebdon accepted that Spalding United’s hopes of reaching the Evo-Stik NPL Division One South play-offs are all but over after an Easter Monday bore draw with Lincoln United. The Tulips and fifth-placed Lincoln cancelled each other out at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field, with neither side doing enough to deserve all three ...

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Spalding United pegged back by Belper Town after Joe’s maiden goal

Belper Town 1 Spalding United 1 Spalding United were denied their first away win in Evo-Stik NPL Division One South since November as Belper Town battled back to hold them 1-1 on Saturday. The Tulips, who went into the game with a lingering hope of reaching the play-offs, looked to be on track for a rare away win when Joe ...

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Boss Ebdon adamant that Spalding United’s season won’t fizzle out

Marcus Ebdon has vowed that Spalding United’s Evo-Stik NPL Division One South season won’t end with a whimper. The Tulips’ hopes of reaching the play-offs are getting thinner by the day – and a 0-0 draw at Carlton Town on Wednesday only just kept their faint promotion hopes alive. Saturday’s 2-0 reverse at Kidsgrove Athletic  saw Spalding drop down to 11th ...

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Holbeach United book cup final date while nine-man Spalding United are held

Holbeach United roared into the final of the ChromaSport UCL League Cup with a 2-0 victory over Wisbech Town on Wednesday night, while Spalding United had two players sent off as they drew 0-0 at Carlton Town in Evo-Stik NPL Division One South. Starting with the Tigers, a penalty from Josh Ford (43) and a fine lofted finish from Sean ...

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Boss bemoans away form as Spalding United slump to Kidsgrove defeat

Kidsgrove Athletic 2 Spalding United 0 Spalding United’s travel sickness struck again on Saturday as they slumped to a 2-0 defeat against Evo-Stik NPL Division One South strugglers Kidsgrove Athletic on Saturday. Grove took the lead in the 62nd minute through captain and former Port Vale striker Anthony Malbon, before substitute Joe Woolley sealed the Tulips’ fate in the second ...

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Reserves duo set up all-South Holland Challenge Cup final after weekend wins

Spalding United Reserves will meet Pinchbeck United Reserves in the final of the ChromaSport PFA Challenge Cup after both bagged impressive semi-final victories on Saturday. Starting with the Tulips, a brace from Jack Wycherley helped Kev Nottingham’s side beat Wittering 3-0 at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field. Having lost to Wittering in their last three meetings, Spalding went into ...

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Kidsgrove Athletic defeat damages Spalding United’s play-off chances

Spalding United’s hopes of reaching the Evo-Stik NPL Division One South play-offs were dealt a big blow on Saturday as they crashed 2-0 at Kidsgrove Athletic. Goals from Anthony Malbon (62) and Joe Woolley (90) were enough to earn Kidsgrove the points – and sent the Tulips crashing down to tenth in the table. They are, however, still nine points ...

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Ebdon accepts that it’s make or break time for Spalding United’s play-off hopes

Marcus Ebdon reckons that Spalding United need at least six points from three away games next week to stand any chance of reaching the Evo-Stik NPL Division One South play-offs. The Tulips visit 17th-placed Kidsgrove on Saturday (3pm), before a rare Wednesday night trip to fellow strugglers Carlton Town (7.45pm). That’s followed by an away date at mid-table Belper Town ...

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Duggan stars as Spalding United are held to 1-1 draw by play-off rivals Rugby

Spalding United 1 Rugby Town 1 Boss Marcus Ebdon admitted that his Spalding United side were lucky to escape with a 1-1 draw against Evo-Stik NPL Division One South play-off rivals Rugby Town on Saturday. The Tulips led 1-0 at half-time thanks to a fine strike from Dan Banister on 18 minutes, but were pegged back by Kevin Thornton’s clinical ...

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In-form Rugby represent tricky test for play-off chasing Spalding United

Marcus Ebdon reckons Spalding United are facing one of Evo-Stik NPL Division One South’s top teams on Saturday as play-off rivals Rugby Town visit the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field. Just behind the eighth-placed Tulips on goal difference, Rugby have only lost once in their last 12 games – and that was a 1-0 defeat against runaway leaders Stafford Rangers. ...

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Hat-trick hero Tidswell inspires five-star Holbeach United victory at Cogenhoe

Andrew Tidswell notched a terrific treble as Holbeach United romped to a 5-1 win at Cogenhoe United in the ChromaSport UCL Premier Division on Saturday. The player/assistant boss buried direct free kicks on 24 and 57 minutes, before rounding off his hat-trick with a goal in open play 20 minutes from time. Forwards Jordan Thomas (46) and Josh Ford (81) ...

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Curtis set for bow as Spalding United seek to end away blues at Carlton Town

Marcus Ebdon admits that his Spalding United need to go to struggling Carlton Town and win on Saturday (3pm) if they want to get back into the play-off picture in Evo-Stik NPL Division One South. Spirits are high at the Sir Halley after last weekend’s 4-0 win over Goole AFC (see page 45), but the Tulips haven’t won away from ...

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Semi-final dress rehearsal doesn’t go to plan for Spalding United Reserves

A lacklustre performance from depleted Spalding United Reserves saw them crash 5-0 at ChromaSport PDFL Division One rivals Wittering on Saturday. Despite missing a number of key men, boss Kev Nottingham would have expected his Tulips to perform much better in what was a dress rehearsal for the up and coming PFA Challenge Cup semi-final on March 19. Spalding fell ...

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Spalding United back on-song as Waumsley treble inspires impressive win

Spalding United 4 Goole AFC 0 Tom Waumsley helped himself to a hat-trick as Spalding United returned to winning ways in emphatic fashion on Saturday. The Tulips were too strong for Evo-Stik NPL Division One South rivals Goole at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field and deservedly led 1-0 at half time thanks to a clever looping header from Waumsley ...

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Ebdon says Spalding United’s play-off hopes are ‘wobbling’ after another wasteful show

Gresley FC 2 Spalding United 0 Disappointed Marcus Ebdon accepted that Spalding United’s hopes of reaching the Evo-Stik NPL Division One South play-offs are “wobbling” after Tuesday night’s 2-0 reverse at Gresley. The Tulips slipped to eighth in the standings after their second defeat in four days as goals in either half from Jordan Ball (39) and Gary Ricketts (72) ...

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