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Saturday football: Bastos fires Tulips to huge victory, Tigers win again but Pinchbeck lose at home

A Kevin Bastos hat-trick fired managerless Spalding United to a remarkable 4-1 win at Worksop Town on Saturday, while Holbeach United triumphed 2-1 at Wellingborough Town on Saturday and Pinchbeck United were beaten 2-0 at home by Peterborough Northern Star. Starting with the Tulips, a treble from Bastos – who was later sent off – and a Joel Brownhill penalty ...

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Popular boss Easton reveals reasons for leaving Spalding United but encourages players to stay with club

Matt Easton admits that he resigned from his role as Spalding United manager after reaching his own breaking point with the ongoing problems at the club. Dignified to the end, the popular boss refused to be critical of anybody associated with the Tulips and said he was “gutted” to leave what was his maiden job in first-team management. But he ...

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Dunn wants to see Pinchbeck United be more clinical in clash with Northern Star

Ian Dunn has urged his Pinchbeck United side to be more clinical in front of goal as they bid to end their lengthy winless streak on Saturday. The Knights, beaten 7-0 at Quorn last weekend, host Peterborough Northern Star at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field this week (3pm). Player/boss Dunn hasn’t seen his side win a game in any ...

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Hussey hopes poor Holbeach United show was just a ‘blip’ ahead of Wellingborough trip

Danny Hussey wants his Holbeach United side to prove that Saturday’s lacklustre draw with Desborough Town was no more than a blip. The Tigers, who are unbeaten in seven games in all competitions, are aiming to get back to winning ways in the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division when they visit Wellingborough Town on Saturday (3pm). Hussey is hopeful that his ...

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Easton resigns as manager of Spalding United

Spalding United have been rocked by the resignation of boss Matt Easton. The Tulips chief quit his role at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field on Wednesday night. He had been seeking assurances about a number of off the field issues at the club. GONE: Matt Easton. Photo by JAKE WHITELEY Speaking on Twitter, Spalding chairman Andy Gay said: “It ...

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PDFL round-up: Taylor the hero as spot-on Harrox progress, Crowland on-song

Stand-in Moulton Harrox keeper Brendan Taylor saved four penalties in a shoot-out as they edged past Hykeham Town in the Lincs FA Junior Cup on Saturday. A smart turn and shot from Ian Bradbury fired Harrox ahead midway through the first period, but a red card to Phil Groves meant their task to hold on was a tough one. The ...

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Hussey angered by ‘awful’ Holbeach United showing in drab Desborough draw

Holbeach United 1Desborough Town 1 Danny Hussey branded Holbeach United’s performance “awful” as they were held to a Carter’s Park draw by lowly Desborough Town on Saturday. Josh Ford’s first-half free-kick gave the Tigers the lead at the break, but they were pegged back by Brian Farrell’s long punt upfield that caught keeper Ricky Drury out and found the net. ...

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Clinical Quorn make mincemeat out of profligate Pinchbeck United

Quorn 7Pinchbeck United 0 Pinchbeck United slipped to their worst defeat of the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division season on Saturday as Quorn crushed them 7-0. The second-from bottom Knights were ruthlessly put to the sword by their title chasing hosts at Farley Way Stadium, with seven different players finding the net. Stephen Hart, Micah Jebbison, Tawanda Mangondoza, Rackeem Reid, Richard ...

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Saturday football: Holbeach United held at home by strugglers, Pinchbeck thrashed at Quorn, Sutton on-song

A freak goal denied Holbeach United a Uhlsport UCL Premier Division victory on Saturday, while Pinchbeck United were handed their heaviest loss of the season to date. On a day that saw plenty of postponements, Holbeach drew 1-1 with a Desborough Town – who were beaten 12-0 at Rugby Town midweek – at a very foggy Carter’s Park. Josh Ford’s ...

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Hussey calls on fans to get behind Holbeach United as they bid to keep pace with the UCL’s big guns

Danny Hussey has challenged his red-hot Holbeach United players to ruffle the feathers of the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division’s big guns. The Tigers have won their last five games on the bounce in all competitions and are sitting pretty in fifth place – ten points behind leaders Shepshed Dynamo with a game in hand. While Hussey doesn’t feel his in-form ...

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Spalding United boss Easton happy for his players to put their feet up this weeknd

Spalding United manager Matt Easton reckons that it is a “blessing in disguise” that his team have a weekend off. The Tulips are without a BetVictor NPL South East Division fixture until next Saturday’s trip to Worksop Town (December 7), giving them ample time to lick their wounds following last weekend’s gutting defeat at Frickley Athletic. Easton’s side sit ninth ...

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Pinchbeck United boss Dunn lodges complaint after son Rupert (6) is verbally abused

Pinchbeck United player/boss Ian Dunn is seeking answers from the footballing authorities after claiming his six-year-old son Rupert was verbally abused by a Leicester Nirvana player on Saturday. Rupert, who was acting as a ball boy during the Knights’ 2-1 loss against Leicester Nirvana, is alleged to have been told to hurry up by Nirvana’s Sam Gent – with the ...

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PDFL round-up: Seven-up Crowland thrash Town to reach Division One summit

Crowland Town climbed to the top of ChromaSport PDFL Division One on Saturday with a resounding 7-0 derby win over struggling Spalding Town. Danny Firth and Corban Oldham both helped themselves to doubles in the Snowden Field romp, while Reece Crane, Harry Grigas and Harry Grigas also got in on the act. It’s now an impressive ten wins from 13 ...

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Hussey very happy with Holbeach United’s impressive win at Harborough Town

Harborough Town 0Holbeach United 3 An impressive second-half showing inspired Holbeach United to an eye-catching 3-0 victory at Harborough Town on Saturday. Goals from Luke Avis, Nick Jackson and Will Bird fired the Tigers to all three points in the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division clash at The HTFC Community Ground – and made it five wins on the spin in ...

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Dunn left fuming with referee as Pinchbeck United are beaten in stormy clash

Pinchbeck United 1Leicester Nirvana 2 Angry Pinchbeck United player/boss Ian Dunn admits that he was forced to report referee Miroslav Belik to the footballing authorities after Saturday’s 2-1 defeat against high-flying Leicester Nirvana. Dunn claims that Belik missed a clear foul before Deen Master’s 66th-minute winner at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field, failed to send off Sam Gent for ...

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Easton reflective as unlucky Spalding United are left in a Haze by late Frickley goals

Frickley Athletic 2Spalding United 1 Boss Matt Easton was left to rue fine margins as his Spalding United side were beaten by an injury-time goal at Frickley Athletic on Saturday. The Tulips looked set for all three points when Kevin Bastos put them ahead 15 minutes from time in the BetVictor NPL South East Division clash at Westfield Lane. Ace ...

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Saturday football: Three-sy for Tigers, late heartbreak for Tulips, Knights edged out

Holbeach United eased to a 3-0 success at Harborough Town on Saturday, while two late goals saw Spalding United slip to a 2-1 loss at Frickley Athletic and Pinchbeck United were beaten by the same score at home against Leicester Nirvana. Luke Avis, Nick Jackson and Will Bird got the goals for Holbeach as they made it five wins from ...

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Holbeach United fight back to see off nine-man Melton in cup cracker

Holbeach United progressed to the KitmanUK Knockout Cup semi-final on Wednesday night as they came from behind to beat Melton Town 3-1. Visitors Melton had Gilchrist and Arnold sent off inside 20 minutes of the Carter’s Park quarter-final, but took the lead through ex-Tiger Zak Munton just before half-time. Holbeach, though, were much improved after the break and scored three ...

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Hussey calls on UCL to look after Holbeach United following Oadby blackout

Fuming boss Danny Hussey feels that Holbeach United are the big losers from Saturday’s debacle at Oadby Town. The Tigers were well on their way to a Uhlsport UCL Premier Division win when the floodlights failed at Freeway Park just after the hour mark, forcing the game to be abandoned. Hussey now expects his side, who were leading 1-0, to ...

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Player/boss Dunn won’t walk away from Pinchbeck United despite poor recent form

Defiant Pinchbeck United player/boss Ian Dunn insists that he has no plans to walk away from the club. Dunn had been considering his future following pre-season budget cuts and the departure of number two Allan Ross, with the Knights struggling in the bottom two of the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division. But the man who has steered Pinchbeck to back-to-back promotions ...

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