Tulips

Rayment: Second place not beyond Spalding United after superb show

Spalding United 3 Lincoln United 0 Pat Rayment has told his Spalding United side to book a home play-off date after seeing them cruise past a talented Lincoln United outfit on Easter Monday. Clinical first-half strikes from Matt Nolan (15), Dan Banister (25) and Nathan Stainfield (44) were the least the Tulips deserved in the all-Lincolnshire clash at the Sir ...

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‘Lucky’ Spalding United labour to Kidsgrove victory

Kidsgrove Athletic 0 Spalding United 1 It’s often said that the calling card of a top team is to win when playing badly. That’s exactly what Spalding United did on Saturday, as Tom Waumsley’s 15th-minute effort earned them a laboured win over Evo-Stik League First Division South strugglers Kidsgrove Athletic. At this stage of the season, with the Tulips hunting ...

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Waumsley secures vital Tulips victory as Tigers crash at Sileby

A 15th-minute strike from leading scorer Tom Waumsley earned Spalding United a vital 1-0 win at Kidsgrove Athletic on Saturday. The victory puts the Tulips in a strong position in the Evo-Stik League First Division South play-off race, with both Gresley and Newcastle Town dropping points. Pat Rayment’s side remain fourth, but are now just four points behind third-placed Newcastle, ...

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Rayment targeting third as Tulips’ play-off bid heats up

Buoyant boss Pat Rayment is confident that his Spalding United side will finish in the Evo-Stik League First Division South play-off places ahead of a tricky Easter period. The Tulips make the trip to relegation-threatened Kidsgrove Athletic on Saturday, before welcoming promotion rivals Lincoln United to the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field on Easter Monday (both 3pm). With six games ...

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Four-some Tulips well-placed after dominant Drayton win

Market Drayton Town 0 Spalding United 4 Pat Rayment saluted a job well done as his play-off chasing Spalding United side ticked off another three points in the race for promotion on Saturday. Saturday’s win over struggling hosts Market Drayton elevated the Tulips up to fourth in Evo-Stik League First Division South with just six games left to play. Goals ...

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Tulips and Tigers enjoy super Saturday successes

Both Spalding United and Holbeach United picked up impressive wins on Saturday as they saw off Market Drayton Town and Oadby Town 4-0 and 3-2 respectively. The Tulips jumped up to fourth in Evo-Stik League Division South with their vital victory, which was inspired by goals from Mitch Griffiths (7), Tom Waumsley (73) and Jamie Thurlbourne (77). An own goal ...

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Spalding United under-12s are the new invincibles

Spalding United under-12s completed a perfect league season by seeing off hosts Stanground YFC under-12s 5-0 on Sunday. Toby Woolsey tapped the ball home from a corner to put the young Tulips ahead, before Ryan Thomas won and converted a penalty to make it 2-0. It was soon 3-0 when Dylan Evans sweetly struck a half-volley into the roof of ...

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Spalding United rediscover their mojo in dramatic draw

Spalding United 2 Mickleover Sports 2 They may have squandered a two-goal lead, but Spalding United’s promotion dream is very much alive after a thrilling draw against Evo-Stik League First Division South leaders Mickleover on Tuesday night. The Tulips looked to be heading to a memorable Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field victory when Avelino Vieira (13) and Tom Waumsley (19) ...

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Rayment rages at officials as Tulips suffer costly loss

Newcastle Town 3 Spalding United 1 Pat Rayment launched a furious tirade against the standard of refereeing in Evo-Stik League First Division South after seeing his side beaten 3-1 at play-off rivals Newcastle Town on Saturday. Goals from Jose Gurrionero Munoz (24), Joshua Gordon (66) and Tim Sanders (77) fired second-placed Newcastle to a big three points. Matt Nolan (51) ...

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Spalding United’s super season set for two dates with destiny

Pat Rayment admits that Spalding United are entering uncharted territory as they head into a run of season-defining fixtures. The Tulips face games against the top two in Evo-Stik League First Division South over the space of four days, as they visit Newcastle Town on Saturday (3pm) and host leaders Mickleover Sports on Tuesday (7.45pm). Having been vocally critical of ...

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Tulips suffer costly loss… but Tigers bounce back to win

Spalding United’s play-off hopes in Evo-Stik League First Division South suffered a blow on Saturday as they lost 3-1 at rivals Newcastle Town, while Holbeach United came from behind to beat Wellingborough Town by the same score in the UCL Premier Division. Starting with the Tulips, goals from Jose Gurrionero Munoz (24), Joshua Gordon (66) and Tim Sanders (77) fired ...

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Rayment rages at ‘disgraceful’ forwards as Tulips are held

Goole 0 Spalding United 0 What a difference a few days makes in football. Just four days after an impressive 4-1 Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field success over Goole, misfiring Spalding United were held to a disappointing stalemate at the home of the same opposition on Tuesday night. Tulips boss Pat Rayment had demanded maximum points from his side ahead ...

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Spalding United get a helping hand as they return to form

Spalding United 4 Goole 1 Spalding United rediscovered their scoring touch on Saturday as they confidently dispatched ten-man Goole 4-1 to move back into the Evo-Stik League First Division South play-off places. Avelino Vieira marked his home Spalding bow with a classy opener on seven minutes, only for a Michael Duggan foul to allow Liam Schofield to level from the ...

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Rayment: Tulips ‘need 18 points’ to reach play-offs

Spalding United boss Pat Rayment reckons that 18 points from the last 11 games this season will be enough to book his side a place in the play-offs. Currently sixth in Evo-Stik League First Division South, an additional 18 points – or six wins – would see the Tulips reach 80 points. Ever confident, Rayment is still targeting 11 wins ...

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Pat is pleased with Spalding United’s Stafford stalemate

Stafford Rangers 0 Spalding United 0 Pat Rayment saluted a job well done as Spalding United picked up a potentially priceless point at Evo-Stik League First Division South play-off rivals Stafford on Saturday. The draw leaves both sides just outside of the play-off places, but the sixth-placed Tulips do have at least one game in hand on every side above ...

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Spalding United slip to sixth despite “very good” Stafford point

Spalding United picked up a very decent 0-0 draw at Evo-Stik League First Division South play-off rivals Stafford Rangers on Saturday. The Tulips slip two places to sixth as a result of the stalemate, but boss Pat Rayment called the draw a “very, very good points for his side”. Avelino Vieira, signed from Peterborough Northern Star on Friday, started for ...

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Rayment signs Vieira to bolster Tulips’ faltering frontline

Spalding United believe Avelino Vieira is the striker to fire them to promotion. The Tulips have signed the Peterborough Northern Star hitman and he goes straight into the side for the crunch match at play-off rivals Stafford Rangers on Saturday. Vieira, who has also played for Corby Town and Kettering Town, has hit 15 goals in 21 appearances for UCL Premier Division side PNS ...

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Rayment sees red as Spalding United’s title bid suffers a big blow

Gresley FC 1 Spalding Utd 0 Pat Rayment was sent off as Spalding United’s hopes of winning the Evo-Stik League First Division South title took a big hit on Tuesday night. A 22nd minute strike from Gresley skipper Jamie Barrett was enough to sink the lacklustre Tulips at Moat Street – and it could have been worse, with Alex Steadman ...

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Tulips and Tigers both suffer disappointing away defeats

Tuesday proved a night to forget for South Holland duo Spalding United and Holbeach United as both slipped to potentially costly defeats. In Evo-Stik League First Division South, boss Pat Rayment was sent off as Spalding slipped to a 1-0 loss at play-off rivals Gresley. Skipper Jamie Barrett netted the only goal for hosts Gresley on 22 minutes, while Alex ...

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Spalding United up to fourth after Tom’s headed double

Spalding United 2 Market Drayton Town 0 Two second-half headers from top scorer Tom Waumsley steered Spalding United to a hard-fought Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field success on Saturday. After a dire first period, Waumsley nodded the Tulips in the 47th minute advantage with a deft finish from Elliot Hodge’s cross, before burying number two into the top corner just ...

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