Tulips

Title-winning skipper Stevens leaves Tulips

Defensive lynchpin and UCL Premier Division-winning captain Jamie Stevens has left Spalding United. The centre-back, who also skippered Holbeach United to UCL glory in 2013, has rejected fresh terms from the Tulips and is now deemed a free agent. Spalding supremo Pat Rayment told The Spalding and South Holland Voice that he believes Stevens has been offered more money elsewhere. He ...

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Jellyman and Conroy join Spalding United

Spalding United have snapped up Gareth Jellyman and Nick Conroy as player/coaches as they begin their summer signing spree. Tulips chief Pat Rayment has moved swiftly to snap-up former Peterborough United and Boston United full-back Jellyman, who spent last season with Corby Town. The 33-year-old, who made more than 100 appearances for Posh in the Football League, is expected to ...

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Tulips close on ‘exciting signings’

Pat Rayment has promised Spalding United fans that big signings are imminent ahead of their return to step four of the non-league ladder. The Tulips chief has been talking to a number of big names and expects to announce exciting news in the coming weeks. Rayment also revealed that key midfielders Chris Hall and Lewis Webb have agreed to stay, ...

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Back-to-back UCL golden boots for Tidswell

Saturday saw the end of the UCL Premier Division season – and Spalding United striker Andrew Tidswell was confirmed as the golden boot winner for the second successive season. Despite only playing for half of the season due to injury, his tally of 30 in the Tulips’ title-winning campaign was enough to make Tidswell the most feared hitman in the ...

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Family guy Cotton makes Spalding United exit

Champions Spalding United will have to do without winger Dan Cotton next season after he decided to make a surprise switch to Yaxley. Cotton, who scored 17 times for the Tulips as they won the UCL Premier Division title at a canter, is the first player to leave the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field since their stellar season finished back ...

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Rayment looking to next season after UCL finale

Deeping Rangers 1 Spalding United 2 UCL Premier Division Dan Cotton’s Easter Monday double ensured that Spalding United enjoyed a winning farewell to the United Counties League. The winger notched on 37 and 43 minutes at Outgang Road, cancelling out Simon Ashton’s tenth-minute header from a Scott Ginty cross. Cotton’s first was a clinical finish after Ashton’s back header fell ...

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Deeping delight for Tulips as Tigers are tamed

A Dan Cotton double ensured that Spalding United concluded their UCL Premier Division title-winning season with a 2-1 victory at Deeping Rangers on Monday, while Holbeach United were thumped 4-0 by Wisbech Town in their finale. Starting at Outgang Road, champions Spalding had to come from behind after their former defender Simon Ashton put hosts Deeping ahead on ten minutes. ...

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Title joy for Tulips despite defeat

Spalding United 1 Huntingdon Town 2 (UCL Premier Division) Pat Rayment toasted a bright Spalding United future as his side finally got their hands on the UCL Premier Division title on Saturday – despite seeing his side lose 2-1 at home to Huntingdon Town. The all-conquering Tulips were jubilant as they lifted the club’s first league title in ten years, ...

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Two-year plan realised as Tulips prepare to party

New Spalding United chief executive Malcolm Gray has told The Voice that Saturday’s UCL Premier Division title presentation will be the perfect pay-off for two years of hard work. The Tulips, who welcome second-placed Huntingdon Town to the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field (3pm), will get their hands on the league trophy after the match. It’s the first time Spalding ...

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Rayment demands a champion Spalding display

Pat Rayment is all business ahead of a historic day for Spalding United. The Tulips chief is demanding a response from his side after their 2-0 loss at Huntingdon Town last weekend . Champions Spalding will get their chance for instant revenge as second-placed Huntingdon travel to the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field for the reverse fixture this Saturday (3pm). ...

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Tidswell Talk: Don’t frown upon Tulips’ progress

We at the Spalding and South Holland Voice are delighted to tell you that Andrew Tidswell, one of the area’s most well-known football talents, will write a regular column for us. Andrew was top scorer for Holbeach United as they won the UCL Premier Division title last year – a feat he has repeated this season for Spalding United. He’s ...

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‘Worst-ever’ Spalding show will cost players

Huntingdon Town 2 Spalding United 0 Champions Spalding were handed their first away defeat of the UCL Premier Division season on Saturday as Huntingdon boosted their hopes of finishing as runners-up. In undoubtedly the game of the day anywhere in the UCL, the Tulips were left stunned by second-half strikes from Declan Rogers (58) and Ben Seymour-Shove (89) at Jubilee ...

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Rare Spalding loss as Holbeach see off Fenmen

Huntingdon Town handed champions Spalding United their first away defeat of the UCL Premier Division season on Saturday as they won 2-0 at Jubilee Park, while Holbeach United picked up an impressive 2-0 triumph at rivals Wisbech Town. In undoubtedly the game of the day anywhere in the UCL, Spalding were left stunned by second-half strikes from Declan Rogers (58) ...

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Tulips boss ‘attack’ claim after Diamonds win

Spalding United manager Pat Rayment alleges that he was punched in the face by a fan after Saturday’s 2-1 UCL Premier Division win at AFC Rushden and Diamonds. The claimed assault happened as Rayment left the locker rooms following the Tulips’ dramatic victory over Diamonds, which saw Dan Cotton net a last-gasp winner at the Dog and Duck. Spalding supremo ...

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Saturday successes for Tulips and Tigers

Dan Cotton’s last-minute strike earned Spalding United a 2-1 win over AFC Rushden and Diamonds on Saturday, while Holbeach United beat Desborough Town by the same score at Carter’s Park. In the big game of the day, UCL Premier Division champions Spalding gained revenge over the only side to beat them on the league this season as they came from ...

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FOOTBALL: Tulips fixture guide 2013/14

Look below for a comprehensive guide of the Tulips’ results, scorers and remaining football fixtures this season. SPALDING UNITED FIXTURES/RESULTS 2013/14 Key:UCL (UCL Premier Division); FAC (FA Cup); LCUP (UCL KO Cup); LST (Lincs Senior Trophy) AUGUST 10 (UCL) Spalding United 3 (Battersby, Gibson, Canoville) Northampton Sileby Rangers 1 13 (UCL) Boston Town 0 Spalding United 3 (Gibson, Mullarkey, Stainfield) ...

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