Tulips

Sting in the tail for Spalding United as late Frickley strike settles clash

Spalding United 0 Frickley Athletic 1 By Ray Tucker A goal scored deep into added time denied Spalding United a potentially vital Evo-Stik NPL East Division draw at a frosty Sir Halley Stewart Field on Saturday as Frickley Athletic pinched the points. On a sticky playing surface thawing from a dusting of overnight snow and frost, the game was a ...

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Saturday football: Spalding United beaten at home as both Tigers and Knights see games postponed

Spalding United suffered a 1-0 defeat against Frickley Athletic in the only non-league game to beat the weather on Saturday. A second-half winner from Phil Watt settled the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field clash and keeps the Tulips in 16th place in Evo-Stik NPL East Division.  In the Future Lions UCL Premier Division, Holbeach United’s home date with Boston Town ...

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Easton hoping to add two new signings to complete Spalding United squad

Spalding United boss Matt Easton is closing on two new signings as he bids to finalise a squad he hopes will secure their Evo-Stik NPL East Division status. With Ben Davison’s move to Lincoln United expected to be completed yesterday (Wednesday), Easton also hoped to complete swoops for a central midfield and a full-back. Having made wholesale changes since replacing ...

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Garrick double settles derby as Spalding United fail to keep momentum going

Lincoln United 2 Spalding United 1 A superb strike by 20-year-old James Hugo was Spalding United’s only reward from a feisty Evo-Stik NPL East Division derby defeat at Lincoln United on Saturday. Hugo’s 50th-minute goal cancelled out the home side’s first-half advantage, which came courtesy of a scrambled effort by former Tulip Tom Garrick two minutes before the interval. But ...

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Saturday football round-up: Garrick double sinks Spalding United, Holbeach United’s game postponed

Two goals from Tom Garrick sentenced Spalding United to a 2-1 defeat at Lincoln United on Saturday, while Holbeach United were left kicking their heels. Starting with the Tulips, they failed to build on last weekend’s whopping 7-3 victory as they slipped to a narrow loss at the Sun-Hat Villas Stadium. Garrick netted the opener just before the break, only ...

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Easton wants Spalding United to build on big win ahead of derby duel

Matt Easton wants his Spalding United side to use last Saturday’s remarkable 7-3 victory over Pontefract Collieries as a springboard towards survival. The Tulips produced their best performance in recent memory to smash the Evo-Stik NPL East Division title hopefuls at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field (see page 37), but Easton insists that his side can’t afford for it ...

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‘Incredible performance’ as seven-up Spalding United smash title hopefuls

Spalding United 7 Pontefract Collieries 3 By RAY TUCKER An incredible performance by Spalding United on Saturday saw them brush aside championship-chasing Pontefract Collieries 7-3 in a ten-goal thriller at the Sir Halley Stewart Field. On the back of four straight defeats in the Evo-Stik NPL East Division – and a 3-0 battering by the Yorkshire side in mid-November – ...

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Saturday football: Brad bags treble as Tulips smash seven, Tigers grab derby spoils

Spalding United romped to a sensational 7-3 success over Pontefract Collieries on Saturday, while Holbeach United earned a 2-0 victory at Sleaford Town. On what was a remarkable day at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field, a Brad Wells hat-trick inspired the relegation-threatened Tulips to a stunning success over third-placed Pontefract. Wells notched on 5, 70 and 78 minutes for ...

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Spalding United ready for tough Pontefract challenge as they bid to halt losing run

Spalding United boss Matt Easton insists that his Spalding United team will “give it all they’ve got” against high-flying Pontefract Collieries on Saturday. Easton rates Pontefract, who dispatched the Tulips 3-0 back in November, as the best team he’s seen in Evo-Stik NPL East Division so far this season. Third in the table ahead of Saturday’s clash at the Sir ...

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Defensive mistake costs Spalding United dear narrow Sheffield FC defeat

Sheffield FC 2 Spalding United 1 Once again, Spalding United paid the price for a piece of calamitous defending as they lost 2-1 at Sheffield FC on Saturday. After battling superbly to cancel out the home side’s early lead with a headed goal by Leon Mettam, the Tulips suffered a total black-out and handed back the advantage to their play-off ...

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Saturday football: Smith stunner seals Tigers win, Pinchbeck held in derby and Tulips beaten

A dramatic late strike from Billy Smith gave Holbeach United a 2-1 win over Wellingborough Town in Danny Hussey’s first game as boss on Saturday, while Pinchbeck United were held 1-1 by Boston Town and Spalding United lost 2-1 at Sheffield FC. Starting at Carter’s Park, the Tigers came from behind to register victory in Hussey’s Future Lions UCL Premier ...

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Easton: Spalding United won’t shy away from the relegation dogfight

Matt Easton accepts that Spalding United are in a relegation dogfight in Evo-Stik NPL Division One East – but feels they’ve got more than enough quality to escape the drop. The Tulips suffered successive festive defeats against Cleethorpes Town (2-1), Brighouse Town (3-1) and Wisbech Town (2-1) ahead of not playing last weekend – and have slipped back into the ...

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Spalding United’s centenary plans are out of date

Spalding United’s plans for celebrating the club’s centenary in three years time have been firmly kicked into touch, writes Ray Tucker. Spasmodic conversations had been taking place on how best to celebrate the club’s 100 years of activity. Documentation had shown the club forming in 1921, but recent research revealed the club had missed the birthday boat by quite a ...

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Miserable Christmas leaves Tulips in trouble

Spalding United manager Matt Easton remains upbeat despite three defeats over Christmas having plunged the Tulips back in to the Evo-Stik East relegation dog fight. United went into the Christmas period in good form following back-to-back wins, but they suffered three consecutive defeats over the festive period. New Year’s Day’s 2-1 loss to a Wisbech Town side who began the ...

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New Year starts with a home defeat for Spalding

Evo-Stik East Division Spalding United 1 Wisbech Town 2 It was not the start to the New Year Spalding United wanted as they lost to a Wisbech side who began 2019 second from bottom in the Evo-Stik East. A defensive horror show which saw Conor Marshall put through his own net in the 62nd minute proved decisive with the Tulips ...

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Tulips’ Boxing Day away day blues

EvoStik East Brighouse Town 3 Spalding United 1 Holiday fixtures, particularly those around Christmas are traditionally all about local derby games, writes Ray Tucker, but the Tulips’ activity on Boxing Day involved a journey of 238 miles. But four hours on congested motorways into the West Riding of Yorkshire was rewarded with a 3-1 defeat to second placed and promotion ...

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Winning run brought to an end in dramatic late drama

Evo-Stik East Spalding United 1 Cleethorpes Town 2 A late goal completely out of the blue denied the Tulips a share of the NPL EvoStik East Division points on December 22 to end an excellent run, writes Ray Tucker. The game, keenly contested throughout seemed destined to end all square. But it all changed with ten minutes remaining when The ...

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Boxing Day round up – Stalemate in local derby while Tulips lose away

The honours were shared as the United Counties League Premier Division derby between Pinchbeck and Holbeach Uniteds ended 0-0. Neither side was able to take any of the few chances at the Sir Halley. It was also a Boxing Day to forget for Spalding United in the Evo-Stik East Division who instead of a local derby faced a 220 mile ...

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Defeats for Tulips and Tigers but fine win for Pinchbeck – Weekend round up

Spalding United were edged out 2-1 by Cleethorpes Town in the Evo-Stik East Division this afternoon. Josh Batty gave the visitors to the Halley Stewart the lead five minutes before half time, but the Tulips responded well with Kieran Wells scoring his second in two games to level in the 55th minute. A tight game was settled by a Scott ...

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Tulips are on the up ahead of Christmas

Everything is looking up for Spalding United as the club heads into the festive fixtures. Back-to-back wins have lifted the Tulips up to 13th in the EvoStik NPL East Division. New manager Matt Easton is starting to shape the side in his vision and his signings are having an impact. He also says that Spalding have a clean bill of ...

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