Tulips

Thorogood leaves role as Spalding United manager after nearly a year in charge

Spalding United are looking for a new manager after Lewis Thorogood’s surprise resignation on Monday morning. The Tulips chief has opted to leave his role after nearly a year in charge and 13 months as assistant boss to Matt Easton beforehand. After winning their first two Pitching In NPL South East Division games of the season, Saturday’s 3-1 home defeat ...

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Saturday football: Defeats for Spalding United and Pinchbeck United, Moulton smash seven

Both Spalding United and Pinchbeck United saw their poor form continue on Saturday as they suffered disappointing defeats. In the Pitching In NPL South East Division, Spalding slipped to a 3-1 home loss against Chasetown to extend their losing run to three games. Alex Curtis, Kris Taylor and Joey Butlin got the goals for visitors Chasetown at the Sir Halley ...

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Goodson double sentences Spalding United to home defeat against ten-man Ilkeston

Spalding United 1Ilkeston Town 2 Spalding United suffered a second successive defeat in the Pitching In NPL South East Division as ten-man Ilkeston Town handed them a 2-1 reverse on Tuesday night. Zak Goodson (6 & 54) scored in each half for the visitors at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field, but they also played 80 minutes with a man ...

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Saturday football: Ford rescues draw for Holbeach United at Desborough, Spalding and Pinchbeck see games postponed

Holbeach United rescued a late point at Desborough Town on Saturday to make it four games unbeaten in the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division. On a day when both Spalding United and Pinchbeck United saw their games postponed due to the heavy rain, Holbeach looked to be heading for a defeat when Barnes Gladman netted for hosts Desborough late in the ...

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Plenty of positives for Spalding United boss Thorogood despite first league defeat

Loughborough Dynamo 1 Spalding United 0 Spalding United may have lost their 100 per cent league record at Loughborough Dynamo on Tuesday night – but boss Lewis Thorogood was full of praise for his side. A deflected 82-minute winner from Karl Demidh gave hosts Dynamo all three points in a tight Pitching In NPL South East Division clash at the ...

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Saturday football: Holbeach smash six to get first league victory, Kacirek nets point for Pinchbeck, Harrox win

Holbeach United romped to a 6-0 win over GNG Oadby Town on Saturday, while Pinchbeck United picked up a 1-1 draw at Lutterworth Town in Tom Crozier’s first game as boss. Starting with the Tigers, goals from Josh Ford (2), Jonny Lockie, Will Barnes, Spencer Tinkler and Jon Fairweather gave them a first Uhlsport UCL Premier Division win of the ...

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Clarke double sends Spalding United top as boss lauds ‘dream’ start to season

Spalding United 2Carlton Town 0 Two Shane Clarke strikes fired Spalding United to a 2-0 win over Carlton Town on Saturday as they moved to the top of the early Pitching In NPL South East Division table. Influential midfielder Clarke netted on three and 60 minutes at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field as the Tulips made it two wins ...

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Red-hot Spalding United eye a winning double as they bid to build on superb start

Lewis Thorogood wants Spalding United to build on their excellent start to the new Pitching In NPL South East Division season. The Tulips romped to a 3-0 victory over Sutton Coldfield Town last Saturday and now have two very winnable games within the space of four days. Saturday sees Carlton Town make the trip to the Sir Halley Stewart Playing ...

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Thorogood salutes ‘perfect’ result as Spalding United ease to victory in opener

Spalding United 3Sutton Coldfield Town 0 Spalding United made the perfect start to the new Pitching In NPL South East Division season as they thrashed Sutton Coldfield Town 3-0 on Saturday. First-half goals from Joel Brownhill (8), Spencer Weir-Daley (24) and Jamie Goddard (44) got the job done for the Tulips at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field. But tempers ...

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Saturday football: Nine-man Tulips off to flying start, Vase woe for Tigers and Knights, Harrox win opener

Spalding United made a flying start to the new Pitching In NPL South East Division season by beating Sutton Coldfield Town 3-0 on Saturday, but both Holbeach United and Pinchbeck United suffered hefty defeats in the FA Vase. Starting with the Tulips, goals from Joel Brownhill (8), Spencer Weir-Daley (24) and Jamie Goddard (44) gave them the perfect start in ...

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The only way is up! Thorogood wants Spalding United to push for promotion

Ambitious boss Lewis Thorogood reckons his Spalding United squad is now equipped to mount a promotion push ahead of the start of the new Pitching In NPL South East Division season. The Tulips welcome Sutton Coldfield Town to the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field on Saturday (3pm) as they bid to make a flying start to the new campaign. Having ...

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Saturday football: Smith off as Tigers exit FA Cup, Pinchbeck fall to the bottom, Tulips end pre-season in style

Ten-man Holbeach United were dumped out of the Emirates FA Cup by Sheffield FC on Saturday, while Pinchbeck United were soundly beaten at Wellingborough Town in the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division and Spalding United concluded their pre-season with a timely victory. Starting with the Tigers, a perfect first-half hat-trick from prolific striker March Newsham was the catalyst for their FA ...

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Spalding United chief won’t dwell on FA Cup defeat ahead final pre-season game

Lewis Thorogood insists that Spalding United’s early exit from the Emirates FA Cup shouldn’t define their season before it has even properly started. The Tulips, who 1-0 at Grantham Town in their latest pre-season friendly last night, were dumped out of the national competition 3-1 against Barton Town Old Boys last week. Liam Hardy’s first-half goal was enough the settle ...

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Late Barton strikes see Spalding United dumped out of Emirates FA Cup

Spalding United 1Barton Town Old Boys 3 Three late goals in five minutes sent Spalding United crashing out of the Emirates FA Cup on Tuesday night. The Tulips looked to be heading to an extra preliminary round victory over Barton Town Old Boys when Scott Floyd fired home a super opener on just five minutes at the Sir Halley Stewart ...

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Exciting triple signing for Spalding United on eve of the new season

Spalding United announced three big signings on Monday as they ramped up their preparations for the new season. The Tulips have landed experienced striker Spencer Weir-Daley, formerly of Boston United, on dual forms from Peterborough Sports. Weir-Daley netted twice in Spalding’s 4-1 win over Holbeach United on Saturday playing as a ‘triallist’. BIG SIGNING: Shane Clarke (left) tangles with Josh ...

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Pre-season: Four-some Spalding sink Holbeach, Pinchbeck on-song and Moulton impress at Star

Spalding United romped to a pre-season victory over perennial rivals Holbeach United on Saturday, while Pinchbeck United also enjoyed a big derby win and Moulton Harrox earned a decent draw. Starting with South Holland’s big two, it was Spalding who handed Holbeach a 4-1 home reverse to lift the Lincolnshire Free Press Trophy at Carter’s Park. Goals from Lewis Brownhill ...

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Spalding United chief Thorogood confident that his side are up for the FA Cup

Lewis Thorogood feels Spalding United are perfectly prepared for the start of the new season. The Tulips get their 2020/21 campaign under way with an Emirates FA Cup extra preliminary round clash with Barton Town Old Boys at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field on Tuesday (7.45pm). Having been taken over by AK Holdings owner and CEO Andrew Killingsworth last ...

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Pre-season: Ten-man Spalding United see off Wakes to reach trophy final

Spalding United booked their place in the final of the Lincolnshire Free Press Trophy with a 2-0 win over UCL Division One side Bourne Town on a wet and windy Tuesday night. Spalding started four triallists – and two of them combined to open the scoring on 15 minutes, while another was sent off shortly afterwards. That didn’t deny Thorogood’s ...

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Pre-season: 80-strong crowd see Holbeach United lose to Wisbech, Fenton sinks Deeping Rangers

The latest round of pre-season friendly fixtures on Saturday saw a number of derby clashes. Perhaps the pick of the fixtures saw Holbeach United entertain higher-graded rivals Wisbech Town at Carter’s Park. With close to 80 fans allowed into the ground for the first time since government guideiines for non-league football were relaxed, the Fenmen emerged as 2-0 winners. oth ...

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Get the fans back in for the FA Cup season opener

The competitive season for Spalding, Holbeach and Pinchbeck will officially start on Tuesday, September 1 in the FA Cup though it looks likely to be behind closed doors. That’s much to the annoyance of Spalding United manager Lewis Thorogood who is on the committee working to start the Northern Premier League Division One South East season on September 19. All ...

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