Tulips

GAME OFF: Spalding United’s Tuesday trip to Gresley falls victim to the rain

Spalding United’s Evo-Stik League First Division South trip to Gresley (Tuesday night) has been called off after a pitch inspection. Heavy rain in Derbyshire ensured the need for a noon pitch inspection on game day – and the Moat Street surface was swiftly deemed unplayable. The postponement does at least give the Tulips a bit of respite ahead of their ...

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Ebdon backs Stafford for league title after suffering first Spalding United defeat

Stafford Rangers 2 Spalding United 0 Two first-half strikes from Evo-Stik League First Division South leaders Stafford Rangers sentenced Marcus Ebdon to his first league loss as Spalding United boss on Saturday. Fine finishes from Nathan Rooney (17) and Peter Till (25) were enough to send Stafford nine points clear at the top of the table, while Spalding remain well-positioned ...

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Popular Spalding United chairman Andy to step down in January

Andy Gay has decided to step down as chairman of Spalding United Football Club in the new year. The popular Gay, who has led from the front superbly since the beginning of the season, has informed his boardroom colleagues that a change of employment means he has to vacate his role at the end of January. His new job will see him travelling ...

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Stafford Rangers hand Ebdon first league loss as Spalding United boss

Spalding United were defeated 2-0 at Evo-Stik League First Division South leaders Stafford Rangers on Saturday as Marcus Ebdon lost his unbeaten league record as boss. First-half goals from Nathan Rooney (17) and Peter Till (25) were enough to see off the Tulips, although Stafford did see Matt Wood sent off for two yellow cards on the stroke of half ...

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Spalding United Reserves’ winless run continues after sloppy first-half performance

A double from Scott Quinney helped Netherton United Reserves sink Spalding United Reserves 3-1 on Saturday. The reverse is the Tulips’ seventh defeat of the season – and they slip to eighth in ChromaSport Peterborough League Division One as their poor league form continued. To say the game was played amid windy conditions would be an understatement. Played on a ...

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‘Brilliant’ Spalding United defy the odds to earn vital Market Drayton victory

Spalding United 1 Market Drayton Town 0 Jake Newman’s late strike earned ten-man Spalding United a vital victory over Evo-Stik League First Division South play-off rivals Market Drayton Town on Saturday. Newman pounced to net the only goal of the match five minutes from time at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field, as the Tulips kept their amazing run under ...

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Tulips maintain great run of results; Tigers climb to third in table

Spalding United and Holbeach United enjoyed winning afternoons on Saturday (December 5). An 85th-minute Jake Newman goal secured a fifth win in six Evo-Stik NPL First Division South matches for the Tulips. The 1-0 result against promotion rivals Market Drayton Town strengthened their hold on fourth place. It was the Tulips’ seventh home league win of the season – more ...

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THE GOOD, BAD AND UGLY AT SPALDING UNITED: Former boss Rayment lifts the lid on his four-year reign

Pat Rayment was never going to leave Spalding United quietly. Having called time on his hugely successful four-year reign as Tulips chief on November 4, the club’s most successful manager in recent history (P186 W120 L41 F467 A207) has decided to reveal all on his time at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field. Speaking exclusively to The Spalding Voice, Rayment ...

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Griffiths the only doubt as another promotion rival in town to take on Spalding United

In-form Spalding United come up against another promotion rival on Saturday (December 5, 3pm). Fifth-placed Market Drayton Town arrive at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field hoping to leapfrog the Tulips in the Evo-Stik First Division South play-off places. But they will find a team high in confidence and nursing an unbeaten league run of four wins and a draw. ...

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Defender Walker shines at both ends as Spalding United move to five unbeaten

Man-of-the-match full-back Paul Walker bagged a goal to earn Spalding United a valuable Evo-Stik League Division One South point at Rugby Town. The 1-1 draw at a windswept and rain-drenched Butlin Road ensured that the Tulips remain unbeaten in five leagues games since the start of Marcus Ebdon’s rein as manager. Such were the conditions, with the elements continuing throughout and the pitch becoming heavier, both teams ...

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Spalding United’s unbeaten run extended; great day for Holbeach United;

Our top sides enjoyed a good day, with Spalding United extending their unbeaten run under new management and Holbeach United winning 5-0. The Tulips earned a point at Rugby Town with a 1-1 draw. Defender Paul Walker headed them into the lead shortly before half-time but Callum Powell grabbed a deserved point for the home side with a leveller midway through ...

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Keeper Elderkin is Spalding United Reserves’ saviour in sudden-death penalties drama

Keeper Ashley Elderkin was the hero as Spalding United advanced to the quarter-finals of the PFA Challenge Cup with a dramatic 6-5 win on penalties at Langtoft United Reserves. The drama on Saturday (November 28) followed a 2-2 draw after 90 minutes. With Spalding’s league form dipping over recent weeks, a cup game was a welcome break to try and ...

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Rugby return likely for Murphy as Spalding United bid to keep winning run going

Spalding United hope to welcome back midfielder Sam Murphy for the trip to Rugby Town on Saturday (3pm). Fourth-placed Spalding go into the game on a four-game winning streak in Evo-Stik League First Division South, with new boss Marcus Ebdon yet to taste defeat in a league match during his reign. Rugby find themselves 19th in the table – but ...

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Ebdon buzzing as battling Spalding United sink promotion rivals Coalville

Spalding United 1 Coalville Town 0 A trademark Josh Moreman screamer earned Marcus Ebdon his most impressive Spalding United win yet on Tuesday night. Top scorer Moreman rifled home his 15th goal of the season to sink second-placed Coalville Town in an absorbing Evo-Stik League First Division South clash at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field. The wing wizard smashed ...

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Ebdon salutes Spalding United’s team spirit after Carlton comeback

Spalding United 5 Carlton Town 3 Jake Newman helped himself to a hat-trick in a thrilling contest as Marcus Ebdon enjoyed a winning start to life as Spalding United manager. It was smash-and-grab stuff from the Tulips against Carlton Town at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field on Saturday with three goals in the last seven minutes – but the ...

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Spalding United Reserves slip to sixth after disappointing Whittlesey draw

A second-half strike from Matt Rose earned Spalding United Reserves an underwhelming 1-1 draw at Whittley Athletic Reserves on Saturday. Despite coming from a goal down to grab a point in the ChromaSport PDFL Division One clash, The Tulips were left disappointed that they couldn’t turn their overwhelming posession into three points. It was smash and grab for Whittlesey in ...

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Mixed fortunes for Spalding United and Holbeach United on Saturday

South Holland’s top two footballing sides endured mixed fortunes on Saturday. Spalding United beat Carlton Town 5-3 in an Evo-Stik League First Division South thriller, while Holbeach United lost 4-1 at Walsall Wood in the FA Vase. Starting with the Tulips, Jake Newman and Nathan Stainfield put them 2-0 up early on in Marcus Ebdon’s first game as permanent boss. ...

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Tidswell Talk: Rayment’s spell at Spalding United was anything but dull

by Andrew Tidswell Elite Sports Academy MD and Holbeach Utd player/coach The old saying ‘time doesn’t stand still’ is only too true when you talk about the football scene in Spalding. Since the last column I wrote, we had confirmation that Pat Rayment walked away from his role as Spalding United manager. In his time at the club, Pat led ...

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Ebdon and Hussey agree permanent deal to take charge of Spalding United

It’ll be business as usual at Spalding United after Marcus Ebdon and Danny Hussey committed their long-term futures to the club on Tuesday night. Former Everton and Peterborough United winger Ebdon, who was number two under ex-boss Pat Rayment, has agreed a deal to become the Tulips’ new manager. Hussey, who was player/coach under the old regime, has also decided ...

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Spalding United Reserves rue slow start against Wittering Town

Boss Kev Nottingham was left scratching his head wondering how Spalding United Reserves failed to earn at least a point from his Saturday’s 3-2 home defeat against Wittering Town. Two weeks without a game showed in the early stages at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field, as the hosts went 2-0 down inside 15 minutes of the ChromaSport PDFL Division ...

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