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New Spalding United boss Easton remaining calm despite derby defeat at Stamford

Stamford 4 Spalding United 0 Spalding United slipped to their heaviest defeat of the season so far on Tuesday night as Stamford sealed a dominant derby victory. The Daniels took a second-minute lead in the Evo-Stik League Division One East clash at the Zeeco Stadium when Rob Morgan headed Stan Mugisha’s cross home at the back post. Although Leon Mettam ...

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Tuesday football: Seven-up Pinchbeck batter Bourne, Daniels deliver derby dismay for Tulips

A Lee Beeson hat-trick steered Pinchbeck United to a big 7-0 win at Bourne Town in the Future Lions UCL Knockout Cup on Tuesday night, while Spalding United suffered a 4-0 Evo-Stik NPL Division One East defeat at rivals Stamford. The ruthless Knights put their Division One opponents to the sword at the Abbey Lawn, with winger Beeson netting his ...

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Spot-on Mettam earns Spalding United a draw on Easton’s bow as boss

Ossett United 1 Spalding United 1 By Ray Tucker Draw specialists Spalding United picked up another Evo-Stik NPL East Division point on Saturday as they held high-flying hosts Ossett United 1-1. The Tulips – under the charge of new permanent boss Matt Easton –were 1-0 down at half time at the Ingfield Stadium after an Adam Priestley effort. But Leon ...

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Saturday football: Five-star Tigers are alright Jack, Pinchbeck held in six-goal thriller and Tulips hold leaders

Jack Smith hit a hat-trick as Holbeach United romped to a 5-0 win at Rothwell Corinthians on Saturday, while Spalding United earned a fine 1-1 draw at table-toppers Ossett United in Matt Easton’s first game as permanent manager and Pinchbeck United drew 3-3 with Desborough Town. Starting with the Tigers, they picked up their best away win of the Future ...

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Easton handed Spalding United job on a permanent basis

Spalding United’s search for a new manager is over. The Tulips confirmed this permanent appointment of caretaker boss Matt Easton on Wednesday evening. Easton was previous boss Chris Rawlinson’s number two and has landed the role after impressing during his short stint as caretaker. His first game is at Ossett United on Saturday (3pm), before a derby trip to Stamford ...

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Spot-on Belper Town stun Spalding United with Intergro late show

Spalding United 1 Belper Town 1 (penalties 2-4) There was more penalty shoot-out misery for Spalding United on Tuesday night as Belper Town dumped them out of the Integro League Cup. It looked like the Tulips were heading for round two when, after a goalless first period, speedy striker Jonny Lockie fired tham ahead in the opening moments of the ...

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Duggan the hero as Spalding United are held to another draw

Spalding United 0 Pickering Town 0 Keeper Michael Duggan was the star of the day with a penalty save that ensured Spalding United a share of the Evo-Stik East League points against first-time visitors Pickering Town at the Sir Halley Stewart Field on Saturday. Duggan’s heroics came on the half-hour when he was at full stretch to save Ryan Blott’s ...

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Saturday football: Duggan stars in Tulips’ bore draw, Tigers hit back for point and Pinchbeck beaten in FA Vase

Spalding United’s search for a first league win of the season dragged on as they drew 0-0 with fellow strugglers Pickering Town on Saturday, while Holbeach United battled back to hold Cogenhoe United 2-2 and Pinchbeck United exited the FA Vase 2-1 at Woodbridge Town. Starting with the Tulips, they had a man-of-the-match display from keeper Michael Duggan to thank ...

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Classy manager Rawlinson wishes Spalding United well after his exit

Popular Chris Rawlinson insists that he has no axe to grind after leaving his position as Spalding United manager. Rawlinson left his role with the Tulips on Sunday in the wake of an Emirates FA Cup exit at lower-graded Brantham Athletic some 24 hours earlier. Spalding chairman Andy Gay cited the club’s “indifferent opening” to the new season and the ...

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Dynamo hit back twice to deny Spalding United first league win of season

Loughborough Dynamo 2 Spalding United 2 Spalding United were twice pegged back at Loughborough Dynamo on Tuesday night as their wait for a first win of the Evo-Stik League East Division season continued. After a goalless first half, Jordan Lemon netted the opener on 49 minutes – only for the hosts to peg them back five minutes later. However, Spalding ...

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Manager Rawlinson and Spalding United part company by mutual consent

Spalding United parted company with boss Chris Rawlinson after Saturday’s 1-0 Emirates FA Cup defeat at Brantham Athletic. Rawlinson, who arrived at the club in the summer of 2016 as Dave Frecklington’s assistant before stepping up as number one in February 2017, has confirmed that he leaves by mutual consent. He steered to club to a memorable third place in ...

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Saturday football: FA Cup woe for Spalding United, Deeping comeback stuns Holbeach United

Spalding United exited the Emirates FA Cup with a 1-0 defeat at lower-graded Brantham Athletic on Saturday, while Holbeach United lost a 2-0 lead as they went down 3-2 at home to Deeping Rangers in the Future Lions UCL Premier Division. Starting with the Tulips, a late goal from George Clarke sentenced them to a surprising defeat in Suffolk as ...

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Spalding United hoping Emirates FA Cup magic can kick-start season

It’s been a while, but Emirates FA Cup fever has finally got a hold on Spalding United. The Tulips have toiled in the showpiece competition in recent years, but boss Chris Rawlinson admits that he and his side are excited by Saturday’s trip to lower-graded Brantham Athletic (3pm). Spalding and their fans are taking a coach to Suffolk for the ...

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Rawlinson rueful as Marske cruise to comfortable victory over ‘lethargic’ Spalding United

Spalding United 0 Marske United 2 Disappointed boss Chris Rawlinson admitted that his Spalding United side were “a mile away” from the required standard after Marske United eased to a 2-0 victory at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field on Saturday. A classy first-half strike from Craig Gott (10) gave promoted Marske a deserved half-time lead in the Evo-Stik League ...

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Rawlinson backing Spalding United’s strikers to catch fire ahead of Marske visit

Confident Spalding United boss Chris Rawlinson has backed his goal-shy strikers to come good ahead of Saturday’s visit of high-flying Marske United (3pm). The Tulips chief watched on as his side squandered a host of golden chances at Wisbech Town on Bank Holiday Monday, before they eventually settled for a 1-1 draw at the Fenland Stadium. That stalemate made it ...

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Another draw for Spalding United as ten-man Wisbech Town hold on for a point

Wisbech Town 1 Spalding United 1 Spalding United picked up a third 1-1 draw from as many Ev0-Stik League East Division matches this season as they were held by Wisbech Town on Monday. Gary King’s early goal put the Tulips ahead at the Fenland Stadium, but Danny Setchell levelled from the spot just before the break. Setchell was sent off ...

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Late show secures Spalding United’s FA Cup progress after Wellingborough scare

Spalding United 3 Wellingborough Town 2 Two goals in the final five minutes ensured that Spalding United dodged a potential Emirates FA Cup banana skin on Saturday as they outgunned Wellingborough Town 3-2. In what was a very even cup clash at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field, Leon Mettam lashed the Tulips ahead three minutes before half-time. Wellingborough had ...

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Saturday football: Derby delight for Holbeach United, late goals fire Spalding United to FA Cup victory

Goals from Josh Ford and Spencer Tinkler secured Holbeach United a 2-0 derby win at Boston Town on Saturday, while Spalding United scored twice in the final five minutes to beat Wellingborough Town 3-2 in the Emirates FA Cup. Starting with the Tigers, a first-half effort from Ford gave them a 1-0 lead at the break, before captain Tinkler doubled ...

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Rawlinson admits that it’s time for Spalding United to end their cup hoodoo

Chris Rawlinson admits that it’s time his record in cup competitions with Spalding United improved – starting with Saturday’s Emirates FA Cup clash against Wellingborough Town. The Tulips will be hot favourites to progress against Future Lions UCL Premier Division outfit Wellingborough at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field (3pm), but have endured a wretched recent record in knockout competitions. ...

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Spalding United hit back to secure draw with AFC Mansfield as Zuerner nets again

Spalding United 1 AFC Mansfield 1 George Zuerner’s second-half effort secured Spalding United a 1-1 draw with AFC Mansfield on Tuesday night to make it two draws from as many Evo-Stik East League games this season. A 42nd-minute goal from striker Kieran Wells – who is the brother of former Tulips favourite Bradley Wells – put the visitors into a ...

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