Tulips

Stevens: It’s time I stopped being a yo-yo player

Jamie Stevens has vowed to lay down some roots at Holbeach United after once again making the switch from rivals Spalding United. The centre-back, widely regarded as the best defender in the South Holland area, confirmed he was re-joining the Tigers on Friday. It’s the third time that Stevens has signed for Holbeach since 2012 and on the last two ...

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Spalding United agree deal with ex-King’s Lynn ace Frew

Spalding United have agreed a deal to bring striker Michael Frew to the club next season. Frew, who spent last season with King’s Lynn Town, has been a long-term target for Tulips chief Pat Rayment. The Spalding supremo attempted to land him three years ago and considers the deal a “major coup” for the Evo-Stik League First Division South club. Target ...

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Spalding United left reeling as Stevens decides to rejoin Holbeach

Star defender Jamie Stevens looks to have played his last game for Spalding United after deciding to move back to rivals Holbeach United. Stevens, who has won the UCL Premier Division title with both the Tigers and Tulips in the past three seasons, told Spalding supremo Pat Rayment about his decision on Friday. Rayment rates the central defender very highly, ...

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Pat purring as Spalding United agree terms with Millson

Pat Rayment reckons Spalding United are getting a unique talent after agreeing terms with Wisbech Town midfielder Adam Millson. The former Boston United and Stamford ace, who had a brief loan spell with the Tulips under Richard Scott back in 2009, reached an agreement in principle with Rayment on Thursday. One of the key cogs in Wisbech’s super UCL Premier Division ...

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‘Exemplary’ Hall makes Spalding United exit as Murphy arrives

Pat Rayment has paid tribute to Chris Hall after the midfielder decided to end his three-year stint with Spalding United. The former Burton Albion and Boston United maestro leaves the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field due to work commitments – and with the blessing of everyone at the club. Tulips chief Rayment expects Hall to move to Evo-Stik League First ...

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Spalding United’s 2015/16 pre-season schedule

Fans of Spalding United and Holbeach United will welcome news that the sides will meet in a pre-season fixture. Rivalries will be rekindled at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field on Saturday, July 25 (3pm). The sides last played each other in the 2013/14 season when the Tulips won the United Counties League Premier Division title. Pat Rayment’s side won 5-0 ...

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Defensive partners scoop top honours at Spalding United awards

Central defenders Jamie Stevens and Nathan Stainfield took top honours at Spalding United’s end-of-season awards night. The duo – who played much of the campaign together at the heart of the fourth-meanest defence in Evo-Stik League First Division South – scooped the two most coveted honours. Stevens, who rejoined the Tulips from Holbeach United midway through the season, was named ...

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Five new opponents for Spalding United to battle next season

Spalding United will be up against a few fresh foes in Evo-Stik League First Division South next season. Among the Tulips’ new rivals in the 22-team division are Basford United, Belper Town, Daventry Town, Rugby Town and Shaw Lane Aquaforce. Here’s the new look 2015/16 line-up: Basford United, Belper Town, Carlton Town, Chasetown, Coalville Town, Daventry Town, Goole, Gresley, Kidsgrove Athletic, Leek Town, Lincoln United, Loughborough Dynamo, Market Drayton Town, Newcastle Town, Romulus, Rugby Town, Shaw Lane ...

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Toynton to leave role as Spalding United chairman as new consortium closes in

Chris Toynton is to step down as chairman of Spalding United and has resigned from the club’s board of directors. The long-serving supremo, who has been associated with the Tulips for 13 years, has agreed a deal to leave his role following the formation of a new consortium, which will assume control at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field. Club ...

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Promoted Spalding United Reserves sign off in style

Spalding United Reserves may have missed out on the title – but they can be very happy with their debut season in ChromaSport Peterborough League Division Two. Kev Nottingham’s Tulips signed off a successful campaign with an exciting 4-3 victory over Netherton United A at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field on Saturday, while Peterborough ICA Sports were confirmed as ...

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Rayment reveals that Spalding United will ring changes this summer

Pat Rayment has promised a massive summer revamp after seeing his Spalding United side miss out on the Evo-Stik League First Division South play-offs. The Tulips were soundly beaten 3-0 at Romulus on Saturday, with goals from Joel Grandison (25 and 89) and Jordan Francis (86) doing the damage at Coles Lane. That allowed Sutton Coldfield and Gresley to take ...

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Tulips miss out on play-offs after defeat, Tigers finish fourth

A 3-0 defeat at Romulus saw Spalding United miss out on a place in the Evo-Stik League First Division South play-offs on Saturday, while Holbeach United clinched fourth place in the UCL Premier Division with a 1-1 draw against Harborough Town. Victory was a must for the Tulips on the final day of the season, but they continued their recent ...

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We’ve blown it! Tulips boss Rayment rages at players after draw

Tividale 1 Spalding United 1 Fuming Spalding United supremo Pat Rayment reckons that his side have blown their chance of reaching the Evo-Stik League First Division South play-offs after being held at Tividale on Tuesday night. All looked to be going to plan for the Tulips when Matt Nolan fired them ahead on 35 minutes at The Beeches. The big ...

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Tividale draw leaves Spalding United needing play-off favours

Tividale 1  Spalding United 1 Spalding United dropped out of the Evo-Stik League First Division South play-off places after being held to a 1-1 draw at Tividale on Tuesday night. Matt Nolan fired the Tulips ahead on 35 minutes, only for the in-form hosts to hit back through Karl Edwards 15 minutes from time. With Gresley beating Chasetown 2-1, the ...

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Your chance to get involved with Spalding United

With increasing success on the pitch at Spalding United, more is being demanded of the small band of loyal volunteers off it. With that in mind, the Tulips are turning to the public for a helping hand. The club would like to make it known that there is a demand for volunteers to help in a number of capacities at ...

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Rayment frustrated as Tulips held by ‘negative’ Stocksbridge

Spalding United 1 Stocksbridge Park Steels 1 Pat Rayment bemoaned Stocksbridge’s “negative approach” as his play-off chasing Spalding United side were held to a draw on Saturday. The Tulips needed an 87th minute strike from Matt Nolan to rescue a point at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field, having fallen behind to Ryan Laight’s first-half volley (35). Spalding are leapfrogged ...

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Spalding United held to Steels draw as Holbeach are pegged back at Long Buckby

Spalding United slipped down to fifth in the Evo-Stik League First Division South standings after drawing 1-1 with lowly Stocksbridge Park Steels on Saturday, while Holbeach United also picked up a 1-1 draw at Long Buckby in the UCL Premier Division. Needing six points to secure a place in the play-offs, Spalding had banked on three of those coming against ...

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Home play-off date for Spalding United deemed ‘unlikely’

It wasn’t that long ago that Spalding United boss Pat Rayment considered 80 points to be the golden figure in the race for promotion. Fast forward a few months and that now looks like a number that may not even be enough to secure the Tulips a place in the play-offs. Saturday’s 1-1 draw at second-placed Leek Town  left Rayment’s ...

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Differing draws for Tulips and Tigers on Saturday

Spalding United picked up a vital 1-1 draw at Evo-Stik League First Division South play-off rivals Leek Town on Saturday, while Holbeach United were held to a 3-3 draw by Northampton Sileby Rangers in the UCL Premier Division. The Tulips fell behind on the stroke of half time when Karl Espley struck, but a stunning free-kick leveller from Jamie Thurlbourne ...

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Rayment praises Thurlbourne stunner as Tulips are held

Leek Town 1 Spalding United 1 A stunning Jamie Thurlbourne free kick earned Spalding United a potentially vital point at Evo-Stik League First Division South play-off rivals Leek Town on Saturday. Left-sider Thurlbourne picked out the top corner from fully 25 yards early in the second half at Harrison Park, cancelling out Karl Espley’s 45th-minute opener. Although pleased with a ...

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