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Spalding United Reserves nine off pace after Warboys loss

Spalding United Reserves slipped to fifth in The ChromaSport Peterborough League Division One after suffering a 4-2 home reverse against Warboys Town on Saturday. Keeper Ashley Elderkin was called into action a number of times early on, but it was the Tulips who went ahead when Robbie Relf marked his return from injury with a cool clipped finish from Jamie ...

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Towns-end of the road for Spalding United as Khalsa spring FA Cup shock

Spalding United 1 Sporting Khalsa 2 Ten-man Spalding United crashed out of The Emirates FA Cup on Tuesday night as Sporting Khalsa came from behind to earn a famous 2-1 victory at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field. All looked to be going to plan for the Tulips when Mitch Griffiths lobbed home a 13th minute opener, but the game ...

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Rayment ready for FA Cup replay after seeing Tulips pay the penalty at Khalsa

Sporting Khalsa 1 Sporting United 1 Boss Pat Rayment bemoaned eight “amusing” minutes of added time as Spalding United were cruelly pegged back in The Emirates FA Cup on Saturday. The Tulips looked set to book themselves a guaranteed place in the fourth qualifying round when Josh Moreman fired them ahead after just 58 seconds at Sporting Khalsa. They held ...

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Spalding United given home FA Cup tie with FC United of Manchester or Buxton

Spalding United have been handed an exciting home draw with either FC United of Manchester or Buxton in the fourth qualifying round of The Emirates FA Cup. Should the Tulips beat Sporting Khalsa in tomorrow night’s replay at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field (7.45pm), they’ll host the tie on October 24. They would ideally hope to be up against ...

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Focused Spalding United eye a place alongside the FA Cup big guns

Boss Pat Rayment admits that he and his Spalding United side are gunning for a place in the first round proper of The Emirates FA Cup. The Tulips are hot favourites to advance from Saturday’s third qualifying round clash with step five outfit Sporting Khalsa on Saturday (3pm) – and if they can clear that hurdle they’ll be just one ...

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FA Cup replay for Spalding United, stalemate for Holbeach United

A last-gasp penalty denied Spalding United a guaranteed place in the fourth qualifying round of The Emirates FA Cup on Saturday was they drew 1-1 at Sporting Khalsa, while Holbeach United were held to a 0-0 draw at Eynesbury Rovers in the ChromaSport UCL Premier Division. Starting with the Tulips, a goal from Josh Moreman inside the first 60 seconds ...

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Newman double not enough as Spalding United lose FA Trophy cracker

Two more goals from new signing Jake Newman couldn’t stop Spalding United losing a nine-goal FA Trophy thriller at Newcastle Town on Saturday. In perhaps the game of the day in the Preliminary Round, Mitch Griffiths also scored for Spalding in a remarkable 5-4 defeat in the all Evo-Stik League First Division South clash in Staffordshire. Indeed, the Tulips led 1-0 ...

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Rayment has no case for the Tulips’ defence in FA Trophy loss

Newcastle Town 5 Spalding United 4 Bemused boss Pat Rayment bemoaned a rare defensive horror-show as his Spalding United crashed out of the FA Trophy in a nine-goal thriller at Newcastle Town on Saturday. The all-Evo-Stik League First Division South tie was perhaps the game of the Preliminary Round, but that was no consolation for the Spalding supremo. The Tulips ...

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Saturday football preview: Tulips up for FA Trophy, Tigers back down to earth

Pat Rayment is confident that Spalding United will keep their fine run of form going in the FA Trophy on Saturday. Having secured their first Evo-Stik League First Division South away win of the season at Daventry Town on Tuesday night, the Tulips now turn their attention to an FA Trophy Preliminary Round clash at league rivals Newcastle Town (3pm). ...

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Newman’s dream debut breaks Spalding United’s away duck at Daventry

Daventry Town 0 Spalding United 1 Striking sensation Jake Newman marked his debut with a winning goal as Spalding United bagged a fine 1-0 win at Daventry Town on Tuesday night. Newman, signed from UCL Premier Division side Wellingborough Town on the morning of the match (see story here), fired a wonderful winner on 26 minutes to settle a tight ...

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Spalding United Reserves see off in-form Sutton Bridge to go fourth

Spalding United Reserves continued their winning streak in ChromaSport Peteborough League Division with a rugged 4-2 away victory at in-form Sutton Bridge United on Saturday. The Tulips began slowly again, with Bridge – who had won six on the spin ahead of this derby – using the pace of their forward men to good effect to create two missed half ...

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Debut strike from Newman secures Tulips a win as Tigers lose FA Cup replay

Jake Newman’s debut goal fired Spalding United to a 1-0 win at Daventry Town on Tuesday night, while Holbeach United’s fine run in the Emirates FA Cup ended with a 2-0 defeat at Worcester City. Starting with the Tulips, Newman – signed from Wellingborough Town earlier in the day – marked his debut with a 26th-minute effort to settle a ...

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Spalding United secure double swoop for Bell and Newman

Buzzing boss Pat Rayment feels he’s added two key ingredients to his dream Spalding United recipe after snapping up David Bell and Jake Newman. Experienced midfielder Bell, who arrives from Stamford, lists Coventry City, Norwich City, Luton Town, Rushden & Diamonds and Notts County among his former clubs. He also played for King’s Lynn Town last season and once commanded ...

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Away draws for South Holland duo in Emirates FA Cup

Both Spalding United and Holbeach United have been handed away draws in the third qualifying round of The Emirates FA Cup. Spalding, who won 3-0 at Evo-Stik League First Division South rivals Coalville Town on Saturday, will be hot favourites to progress as they visit Midland League Premier Division side Sporting Khalsa. Based near Walsall, step five Khalsa won 3-2 at ...

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Nice and three-sy for Spalding United in FA Cup clash

Spalding United cruised into the third qualifying round of the Emirates FA Cup on Saturday after seeing off nine-man Evo-Stik League First Division South rivals Coalville Town 3-0. An own goal by Dean Freeman, Nialle Rodney’s overhead kick and a late Josh Moreman penalty fired the Tulips to a victory that will bank them £4,500 in FA prize money. Spalding’s ...

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Spalding United earn impressive FA Cup success at rivals Coalville Town

Spalding United cruised into the third qualifying round of The Emirates FA Cup with a fine 3-0 victory at Evo-Stik League First Division South rivals Coalville Town on Saturday. An own goal by Dean Freeman, Nialle Rodney’s overhead kick and a late Josh Moreman penalty fired the Tulips to a victory that will bank them £4,500 in FA prize money. ...

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Spalding United boss Rayment not feeling any FA Cup ‘magic’

Spalding United boss Pat Rayment admits that Saturday’s Emirates FA Cup trip to league rivals Coalville Town (3pm) is something of a damp squib. Rayment reckons that neither side will be overly inspired by drawing each other in the second qualifying round. But he does believe that his side have a great chance to advance and pull a dream draw with the ...

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Spalding United shoot themselves in foot to wreck ‘best performance’

Frustrated Pat Rayment dubbed his Spalding United side “their own worst enemy” after seeing them twice blow a lead before drawing 2-2 at Basford United on Tuesday night. A double from Josh Moreman (25 & 45) twice put the Tulips ahead in the Evo-Stik League First Division South clash, but two basic errors allowed the hosts to level through Ross ...

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Rayment rues two points dropped for Spalding United despite “great” Rodney debut

Market Drayton Town 1 Spalding United 1 Nialle Rodney scored a great debut goal to earn Spalding United a valuable point at Market Drayton Town after a horrendous journey into deepest Staffordshire on Saturday. The Tulips spent five hours on the road to Greenfields Sports Ground after being gridlocked on the A1 near Grantham – and then having to find ...

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Ex-England hero Stuart Pearce wows packed-out South Holland Centre

Former England international Stuart Pearce was a massive hit at Spalding United’s latest sport celebrity dinner. The ex-Nottingham Forest and Newcastle United defender, capped 78 times by England, answered questions for more than an hour at Spalding’s South Holland Centre on Thursday. Some 250 guests packed onto 25 tables at the bash, which also boasted a three-course dinner, the sale ...

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