Football

Tigers hampered by isolation and injury concerns

Holbeach United were forced to call off last night’s (Wednesday) scheduled pre-season date at Moulton Harrox due to player unavailability. Tigers boss Phil Barnes has been hit by the requirement for numerous players to self-isolate due to possible COVID-19 exposure, while others were suffering with injuries. It’s the second game Holbeach have been forced to postpone at short notice during ...

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Derby date between rivals Holbeach and Bourne will raise vital funds

A charity match between two friendly rivals is aiming to raise money for the Sue Ryder Hospice in Peterborough. The under-18 teams from Holbeach United and Bourne Town will clash one last time at Carter’s Park on Thursday, June 29 (7.45pm), with all monies raised going to the palliative, neurological and bereavement support charity. Entrance on the night is £3 ...

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Spalding United get their season off to flying start with Grimsby scalp

Impressive Spalding United booked their place in the semi-finals of the Lincolnshire Senior Cup with an eye-catching 2-0 win over Grimsby Town on Saturday. Midfielder Lewis Brownhill (6) and new striker Gregg Smith (53) scored the goals early in each half as the Tulips brushed aside a very youthful but talented Mariners outfit. In what was their first competitive game ...

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Barnes’ Holbeach United rebuild continues with Carter deal and possible triple transfer

Holbeach United have snapped up versatile defender Sam Carter and are closing on a deal for former favourite Stacy Cartwright as they bid to rebuild ahead of the new season. Tigers boss Phil Barnes has confirmed that Carter, who played at right back in Saturday’s 4-0 victory over his former club Swaffham Town, has committed himself to the club for ...

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Pinchbeck United pull off impressive Spafford coup as part of signing spree

Neal Spafford is the standout name in a list of nine impressive Pinchbeck United signings. The former Spalding United and Wisbech Town defender, who enjoyed a stint as caretaker manager with the Tulips last season before Gaby Zakuani took over, has agreed terms to play with the Knights in the ChromaSport UCL Premier Division North this season. He will be ...

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Spalding United all set for Grimsby Town cup showdown after friendly outings

Spalding United are set for their first competitive game of the new season as they welcome Grimsby Town to the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field on Saturday (3pm). The showdown is in the Lincolnshire Senior Cup clash on July 17 (3pm) and you can book tickets for the game on the Tulips’ official website, with adults £6, concessions £3, children ...

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Holbeach United eye four new signings after Skegness swoop for Lockie

Phil Barnes has moved to reassure Holbeach United fans after losing another key player to a rival. The Tigers chief is rueing the departure of striker Johnny Lockie, who has joined UCL Premier Division North newboys Skegness Town – who they will visit on the opening day of the new season on Wednesday, August 4. Speedy striker Lockie, who came ...

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Pre-season: Maddison makes his mark for Spalding United, Pinchbeck pegged back

Marcus Maddison grabbed his first Spalding United goal on Saturday as the Tulips thrashed Bourne Town 6-1 in a pre-season clash. The ex-Peterborough United ace, who is perhaps the most eye-catching signing made by any non-league side this summer, netted after coming on as a second-half substitute against the Wakes. New signing Jordan MaCleod also scored twice in the clash ...

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Holbeach United boss delighted to add Eyett but disappointed to lose Withers

It’s a case of one in, one out for Holbeach United as boss Phil Barnes continues his pre-season preparations. The Tigers have moved to sign the talented Aaron Eyett, who has enjoyed successful spells with Boston Town, Pinchbeck United and indeed Holbeach in recent years. Having been a regular at training since the boys in black and yellow returned, Barnes ...

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Moulton Chapel under-12s are on the look out for new signings ahead of league start

A new junior football side are on the lookout for players ahead of their first season in a division. Moulton Chapel under-12s have played several friendlies and tounaments as an under-11 side but are now looking to make the step up and next year have a place in the Peterborough and District Junior Alliance League. The club play at the ...

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Former Birmingham City star Maghoma training with Spalding United to build up his fitness

Spalding United have secured another pre-season boost after Jacques Maghoma agreed to train with them. Midfielder Maghoma, who is a DR Congo international like boss Gaby Zakuani, has made over 300 Football League appearances for Burton Albion, Sheffield Wednesday and most recently Birmingham City. He joins the Tulips’ pre-season squad, though, after a spell with Indian Premier League side East ...

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Spalding United Youth’s goal-den girls toast perfect under-13 season

Spalding United Youth under-13 girls are toasting a perfect season after being crowned winners of the Lincolnshire Co-op Women and Girls’ County League. The girls absolutely bossed the under-13 section of the league, winning all ten of their games and finishing a healthy nine points clear of nearest rivals Long Bennington. Amazingly, they finished with a goal difference of 60, ...

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Spalding United buoyed by Yannick Bolasie’s presence at pre-season training

Spalding United’s pre-season schedule was given a major boost on Monday night as former Premier League winger Yannick Bolasie made an appearance. Bolasie, who Everton paid Crystal Palace £25m for as recently as 2016, was there to share his knowledge as a personal favour to Tulips boss Gabriel Zakuani. The pair, who are close friends, used to play international football ...

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Holbeach United boss Barnes remaining calm despite losing key trio

Phil Barnes is refusing to press the panic button after Holbeach United lost three key members of their squad. The Tigers boss has been told by skipper Spencer Tinkler that he is joining Yaxley, while popular defender Jon Fairweather has agreed to re-join former club Wisbech Town. Both sides will be rivals with Spalding United next season in the NPL, ...

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Spalding United excited by friendly date with Peterborough United

Spalding United have announced a lucrative home pre-season friendly with Championship side Peterborough United. The Tulips will welcome a Posh XI to the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field on Wednesday, July 28 in what is the biggest game the club has hosted in recent history. Due to current Government restrictions, only a limited number of tickets will be sold online ...

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Places are up for grabs as new Spalding Leasure Leagues season approaches

A new season is starting in one of the Spalding 6-a-side leagues – and teams are urged to join now before the last few remaining places are snapped up. The popular and award winning leagues, which takes place at Glen Park in Surfleet on Thursday nights, are looking to expand. Teams are competing for top prizes, in the revamped Leisure ...

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Moulton Harrox looking to future after shock semi-final shoot-out defeat

Upbeat Bobby Patterson chose to focus on the positives after seeing Moulton Harrox suffer a shock semi-final defeat against Wittering Premiair on Saturday. Favourites Harrox were held to a 0-0 draw in the Peterborough Senior Cup last four showdown at Knight Street, before going down 4-3 on penalties against a side that played one level beneath them last season. The ...

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‘Exciting’ young duo are the latest to sign with Zakuani’s Spalding United

Spalding United have continued their summer recruitment drive by adding two talented youngsters to their squad. Bailey Baker and Tom Mucklin have both agreed deals to move to the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field for the upcoming campaign in the Northern Premier League Midlands Division. Baker is a scholar at Peterborough United and was a part of the St Ives ...

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Doncaster Rovers date is Pinchbeck United’s pre-season highlight

Pinchbeck United have revealed their pre-season plans ahead of their 2021/22 campaign in the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division North. The Knights will be looking for vast improvement in what will be Lewis Thorogood’s first full season as boss, having failed to win a competitive fixture in any competition last time out. However, back-to-back friendly wins at the end of the ...

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Moulton Harrox ready for semi showdown as Patterson warns of complacency

Bobby Patterson has told his in-form Moulton Harrox side to take nothing for granted ahead of Saturday’s Peterborough Senior Cup semi-final against Wittering Premiair. Harrox are red-hot favourites for the last four showdown at Knight Street (2pm KO) and come into the clash hot on the heels of a 5-0 victory Eye United. Assistant boss Patterson, who is on record ...

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