Tulips

Saturday football: Great point for Spalding United in opener, Holbeach United smash six

Spalding United kicked off their season with a fine 1-1 draw at Cleethorpes Town on Saturday, while Holbeach United redressed their poor early-season form with a super 6-0 win over Kirby Muxloe. Starting with the Tulips, George Zuerner’s close-range finish on 32 minutes gave them a 1-0 half-time league in the all-Lincolnshire clash in Evo-Stik League East Division. They held ...

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Rawlinson adamant that Spalding United’s tough opener shouldn’t scare them

Chris Rawlinson insists that Spalding United have nothing to fear ahead of their Evo-Stik League East Division opener at Cleethorpes Town on Saturday (3pm). The Tulips chief, who believes his side are one of many capable of challenging for promotion this year, feels that he and his charges couldn’t have asked for a much tougher opening day fixture. However, Rawlinson ...

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Saturday football: Holbeach United dealt Daventry defeat, four-some Moulton Harrox show, Tulips beaten

Title hopefuls Holbeach United suffered a 3-1 defeat at Daventry Town on the opening day of the new Future Lions UCL Premier Division season. Goals from Luke Emery (16 and 19) and Kieran Fitzgerald (85) sunk the Tigers on Saturday, with debutant Billy Smith replying on 37 minutes. Fellow South Holland side Pinchbeck United were 2-1 winners over Rothwell Corinthians ...

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Stamford book place in county final after derby victory over Spalding United

Spalding United 1 Stamford 2 A late strike from Jordan Smith ended Spalding United’s hopes of reaching the Lincolnshire FA Senior Cup final on Thursday night. Stamford stalwart Smith nodded home from close range with nine minutes of the semi-final remaining at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field to book the Daniels a final with Cleethorpes Town. The visitors had ...

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Rivals Spalding United and Stamford to battle it out for county final spot

Chris Rawlinson feels that tonight’s Lincs FA Senior Cup semi-final clash between Spalding United and Stamford (Thursday, 7.45pm) could be the first of a number of meaningful games between the two South Lincolnshire rivals this season. The Spalding supremo reckons both sides are capable of challenging at the top end of the Evo-Stik League East Division next season, with Stamford ...

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Signing spree for Pinchbeck United but long-serving Odgen departs

Pinchbeck United have moved to complete three new signings – and soften the blow of losing long-serving midfielder Liam Ogden. The Knights have swooped for 17-year-old French talent Delphin Esteves and ex-Mansfield Town ace Lewis Croucher, as well as re-signing defender Ben Lawrence. They join in the same week winger Ogden informed player/boss Ian Dunn that he couldn’t commit to ...

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Rawlinson encouraged by Spalding United showing against youthful Lincoln City

Spalding United eased into the last four of the Lincs FA Senior Cup with a routine 4-0 victory over a youthful Lincoln City side on Friday night. Goals from Jack Fixter (2), Jonny Lockie (4), Tom Siddons (64) and George Zuerner (84) earned the Tulips an emphatic win at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field – and booked a semi-final ...

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Football: Spalding United into county semi-final, three-sy for Pinchbeck United

Spalding United cruised into the last four of the Lincs FA Senior Cup with a 4-0 win over a youthful Lincoln City side on Friday night. Goals from Jack Fixter, Jonny Lockie, Tom Siddons and George Zuerner eased the Tulips past the Imps at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field to set up a semi-final showdown with Stamford. That clash will ...

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Spalding United warm-up for first competitive clash with derby draw against Holbeach

It may be mid-July – but Spalding United are gearing up for their first competitive game of the 2018/19 season on Friday night. The Tulips will play host to Lincoln City – who are expected to field their under-18 side – in the quarter-finals of the Lincs FA Senior Cup at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field (7.45pm). Spalding memorably ...

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Boss happy with Tulips squad as White signs

Spalding United manager Chris Rawlinson says he’s happy with the squad he has after adding former loanee Luke White on a permanent basis. The Tulips will begin their pre-season campaign with a trip to Grimsby Borough on Saturday as the preparations for the new Evo-Stik Division One East step up a notch. If pre-season goes to plan, Rawlinson says he’s ...

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Spalding’s young guns are up for the cup

Spalding United’s U18s will play in the FA Youth Cup next season and they’ve been handed a tasty local derby as an appetiser. The Tulips’ young guns have been drawn against Bourne Town in the preliminary round to be played on the week commencing Monday, September 3. The winner of that would then face an away trip to the U18s ...

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Spalding United development squad will play two levels higher next season

Spalding United’s development squad will make a leap up several levels and play in the Lincolnshire League next season. Last season the side played as the reserves in Division Two of the ChromaSport Peterborough and District Football League, step nine of the non-league pyramid and five levels below the Tulips’ first team. But next year they will play at step ...

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More familiar faces added to Tulips squad

Some familiar faces are among the new signings Spalding United have named as part of their squad for the forthcoming season. Striker Ben Davison as well as midfielders Jordan Lemon and George Zuener will return to the Tulips, joining the already announced Leon Mettam for the new Evo-Stik Premier East campaign. Lemon was part of the Spalding side that reached ...

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Boss Rawlinson delighted as Mettam and Hugo seal Spalding United returns

Boss Chris Rawlinson was unable hide his excitement after sealing a double deal to bring Leon Mettam and James Hugo back to Spalding United. Striker Mettam, who was a fan favourite at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field during a fruitful loan spell with Spalding the season before last, has opted to return after his release from King’s Lynn Town. ...

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Rawlinson confident of adding a greater goal threat to his Spalding United squad

Spalding United boss Chris Rawlinson is feeling quietly confident about how his squad is shaping up for next season. The Tulips chief isn’t quite ready to show his hand just yet, but has admitted that he has reached an agreement with a renowned striker that is sure to get fans excited. Having also got a verbal commitment from ex-King’s Lynn ...

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Spalding United’s unbeatable Blue boys bag brilliant Bourne success

Spalding United under-12 Blue are celebrating after an impressive tournament success over the weekend. The Blue boys were crowned champions at the annual Bourne Tournament on Sunday after a dominant display. They played four games in the group stages – winning every game – and then progressed to the final with a 2-0 semi-final success. That set-up a final with ...

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Spalding United reveal pre-season plans and seal deal to bring back striker Siddons

Spalding United have revealed their pre-season schedule ahead of the 2018/19 season – and it includes a number of juicy fixtures. Chris Rawlinson’s Tulips get their friendly fixtures under way with a trip to Ruston Sports on Saturday, July 7 (3pm). They then make the trip to Lincs FA Senior Trophy finalists Grimsby Borough on Saturday, July 14 (3pm) before ...

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Tulips chairman optimistic over new look league

Spalding United chairman Andy Gay says he is optimistic the Tulips will be challenging at the top of the new Evo-Stik Northern League East next season. Last week’s initial line-up included plenty of local derbies including Wisbech and Yaxley joining Stamford, Peterborough Sports and Lincoln United in Spalding’s division. However further changes to league allocations announced on Tuesday has seen ...

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Tulips celebrate their season’s top talents

Spalding United brought down the curtain on an eventful 2017/18 season with a lively awards night in the Social Club on Saturday. After a topsy-turvy season, chairman Andy Gay and manager Chris Rawlinson were as one when declaring that to finish in 13th position still represented a successful season. A particular positive highlighted was the introduction to the first team ...

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Spalding United chief eyes up summer improvements ahead of possible play-off push

Chris Rawlinson feels that Spalding United could be back in the Evo-Stik NPL First Division South play-off picture next season – if he gets his summer recruitment right. With the league expected to look a little different next season, Rawlinson feels that the Tulips, who finished 13th this time around, are one of many sides that can look to take ...

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