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Saturday football: Tulips soundly beaten, surprise loss for Tigers and ten-man Pinchbeck punished

It was a day of defeats for South Holland’s top trio on Saturday as Spalding United crashed 3-0 at Pontefract Collieries, Holbeach United slipped up 2-1 at Wellingborough Town and ten-man Pinchbeck United were beaten 3-0 at home by Rugby Town. Starting with the Tulips, goals from Pontefract’s Michael Dunn (10), Eli Hey (pen 49) and Nicholas Guest (73) sentenced ...

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Easton: Results against top sides won’t define Spalding United’s season

Calm Spalding United manager Matt Easton isn’t pressing the panic button after seeing their three-game unbeaten run ended last weekend. The Tulips went down 3-0 to Lincoln United in a one-sided derby and now face a tricky trip to sixth-placed Pontefract Collieries this Saturday (3pm). Easton, who admits his side got what they deserved last weekend, insists that he isn’t ...

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Norris treble sinks Spalding United as Whites take the derby spoils

Spalding United 0 Lincoln United 3 A Rob Norris hat-trick ended Spalding United’s three-game unbeaten streak on Saturday as Lincoln United picked up a derby victory. Norris struck on 11, 19 and 72 minutes at a wet Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field as visitors Lincoln jumped up to second in the Evo-Stik NPL Division One East table. The Tulips, who ...

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Saturday football: Ford fires Tigers to victory, Norris treble sinks Tulips and Pinchbeck hit for six

Holbeach United’s impressive form continued with a 1-0 win over Harborough Town on Saturday, while Spalding United were hammered 3-0 at home by Lincoln United and Pinchbeck United saw a 3-1 lead turn into a 6-3 loss at Newport Pagnell Town. Starting at Carter’s Park, the Tigers extended their unbeaten run to  11 games with a battling Future Lions UCL ...

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Resurgent Spalding United eye some derby delight against high-flying Lincoln

Buoyant boss Matt Easton believes that his Spalding United side are finally starting to look the part ahead of a tricky run of November fixtures. After a rocky start to the Evo-Stik NPL Division One East season that saw the Tulips hit rock bottom as recently as last month, Saturday’s 1-0 win at high-flying Gresley made it three games unbeaten ...

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Late Mettam cracker fires Spalding United to first away victory in fiery clash

Gresley 0 Spalding United 1 A well-taken goal ten minutes from time by Leon Mettam brought Spalding United their first NPL Evo-Stik East Division win on the road this season at the expense of higher placed Gresley at The Moat Ground on Saturday. This 1-0 success followed a 2-2 draw between the two teams at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing ...

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Saturday football: Tulips secure elusive away victory, Tigers shine in FA Vase and Pinchbeck ease past Eynesbury

Leon Mettam’s late goal fired Spalding United to their first away win of the season on Saturday, while Holbeach United marched on in the Buildbase FA Vase and Pinchbeck United eased to victory over eight-man Eynesbury Rovers. Starting with the Tulips, they moved up to 16th place in the Evo-Stik NPL East Division with a fine 1-0 victory at high-flying ...

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Spalding United boss Easton targeting maiden away win ahead of Gresley rematch

Spalding United boss Matt Easton is targeting a first away win of the Evo-Stik League Division One East season on Saturday as they once again take on Gresley. Having drawn 2-2 with the Moatmen at the Sir Halley on Saturday, the Tulips face the same opposition this weekend (3pm). Although Easton doesn’t like the idea of playing the same team ...

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Spot-on Acar rescues a deserved point for Spalding United at the death

Spalding United 2 Gresley 2 By RAY TUCKER Cenk Acar’s last-gasp penalty earned Spalding United a deserved share of the spoils against Gresley at a very wintry Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field on Saturday. Alex Steadman (15) fired visitors Gresley ahead in the Evo-Stik NPL East Division clash, but Tulips skipper Ben Davison hit back to level three minutes later. ...

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Saturday football: Spot-on Acar saves Tulips, battling draw for Tigers and Pinchbeck bounce back

Spalding United twice came from behind to draw 2-2 with Gresley on Saturday, while Holbeach United drew 0-0 at Newport Pagnell Town and Pinchbeck United picked up a 2-1 victory at Harborough Town. Starting at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field, Spalding were indebted to a last-minute penalty from Cenk Acar as they made it two games unbeaten. Alex Stedaman ...

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The only way is up! Boss Easton wants Spalding United to climb table after first win

Relieved Spalding United boss Matt Easton is now looking up the Evo-Stik NPL Divsion One East table after finally recording his first win in the job. The Tulips chief looked on as his side defeated Sheffield FC 2-1 on Saturday to register a first league success of the season at the 12th attempt. The victory was Easton’s maiden three-point haul ...

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Stylish Spalding United get off the mark with Sheffield FC success

Spalding United 2 Sheffield FC 1 By RAY TUCKER It was celebration time at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field on Saturday as Spalding United recorded their first Evo-Stik NPL Division One East victory of the season by seeing off Sheffield FC 2-1. And they did it with some style against the world’s oldest club, with their loyal fans singing ...

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Saturday football: Tulips finally win, Pinchbeck’s unbeaten run shattered and Tigers make it six on the spin

Spalding United finally broke their league duck with a 2-1 win over Sheffield FC on Saturday, while Pinchbeck United’s unbeaten league run crashed to a halt with a 6-0 loss at Daventry Town and Holbeach United edged out Oadby Town 2-1. Starting with the Tulips, they won at the 12th time of asking in Evo-Stik NPL Division One East as ...

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Easton: Implementing changes at Spalding United will take time

Matt Easton isn’t pushing the panic button despite a tough start to life as Spalding United boss. Saturday’s 4-1 loss at home to Carlton Town in the FA Trophy left the Tulips without a win in 12 games – and out of all the cup competitions. However, Easton remains confident that Spalding can break their duck in Evo-Stik League Division ...

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Easton to get ruthless with ‘weak’ Spalding United after crushing FA Trophy defeat

Spalding United 1 Carlton Town 4 Disappointed boss Matt Easton felt his Spalding United side looked “physically weak” as they were handed a 4-1 home humbling by Carlton Town in the Buildbase FA Trophy on Saturday. Spalding had taken an early lead through Luke White, but a devastating hat-trick from Aaron Opoku (35, 76 and 89) and a strike from ...

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Easton bidding to bolster Spalding United squad with attacking options

Boss Matt Easton is hopeful of adding more firepower to his Spalding United squad ahead of Saturday’s Buildbase FA Trophy clash with Carlton Town. The all-Evo-Stik League Division One East tie at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field (3pm) offers the Tulips some welcome respite from their league troubles, having failed to win in 11 outings so far. Spalding’s last ...

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Mixed emotions for Easton as Spalding United are made to rue misses at Frickley

Frickley Athletic 2 Spalding United 1 Rueful manager Matt Easton felt both encouraged and frustrated by Spalding United’s agonising 2-1 defeat at Frickley Athletic on Saturday. After dominating the first half, the Tulips looked set to end their ten-game wait for an Evo-Stik League Divsion One East victory when Luke White fired them ahead on 61 minutes. But two late ...

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Saturday football: Late heartbreak for Tulips, Pinchbeck smash six to go top, Tigers roar to victory

Spalding United are still seeking their first win of the Evo-Stik NPL Division One East season after going down 2-1 at Frickley Athletic on Saturday, while Pinchbeck United went top of the Future Lions UCL Premier Division with a 6-0 victory over Whitworth and Holbeach United were 2-0 winners at Desborough Town. Starting with the Tulips, they looked set to ...

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Easton pleased as Spalding United fight back to secure Carlton Town draw

Spalding United 2  Carlton Town 2 Matt Easton praised Spalding United’s fighting spirit as they battled back from 2-0 down to earn a 2-2 draw with Carlton Town on Tuesday night. The new Tulips chief is still searching for his first victory in the role, but admitted that everybody at the club is feeling “a little bit happier” after ending ...

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Four-midable leaders Morpeth put struggling Spalding United to the sword

Spalding United 0 Morpeth Town 4 Matt Easton admitted that his Spalding United side are lacking in confidence after seeing them go down 4-0 at home to Evo-Stik Division One East leaders Morpeth Town on Saturday. Goals from Sean Taylor (4), Adam Burnicle (37), Tom Potter (71) and sub Wayne Phillips (85) ensured that Morpeth were handsome winners at the ...

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