Football

Pinchbeck United to return to UCL action on Saturday but Holbeach United one of many clubs to delay restart

South Holland’s two teams in the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division have taken vastly different stances as to how the season should continue. After Lincolnshire was placed in the Tier 3 (very high alert) of the government’s new restrictions, the UCL – like many other leagues up and down the land – offered its clubs the choice on how to proceed. ...

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Spalding United waiting on result of NPL vote but a delayed re-start looks likely

The future of the Pitching In NPL South East Division season remains up in the air. Spalding United, as well as all of the other clubs in steps three and four of the non-league ladder, have been asked to vote on whether the current campaign should remain paused. Votes had to be submitted by Wednesday night, with a result expected ...

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Management duo Nottingham and Patterson going extra miles for Moulton

Moulton Harrox FC management duo Kev Nottingham and Bobby Patterson are going the extra miles for their club every night this lockdown. While many managers might have put their feet up for the enforced mid-season break, the pair are putting theirs down to raise money for the ChromaSport Peterborough and District League side. Kev (50) and Bobby (34) are being ...

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Pinchbeck United boss Thorogood goes on signing spree with ten new recruits

New Pinchbeck United manager Lewis Thorogood is making good on his vow to revamp the squad over the 28-day suspension of the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division season. Thorogood, who replaced Tom Crozier as Knights boss last month, moved to sign no less than TEN players over the past week. The first is former Spalding United midfielder and Lincoln City youngster ...

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Facilities at Holbeach United’s Carter’s Park to get a makeover after £88k grant

Holbeach United have been awarded a grant from the Premier League, The FA and Government’s Football Foundation to upgrade their changing rooms and club house facilities. The Football Foundation is the UK’s largest sports charity and exists to improve the experience of playing football for everyone, by championing fair access to quality facilities. This grant will enable Holbeach, who play ...

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Tulips and Pinchbeck United pay tributes to popular Ogy following his passing

One of South Holland’s most recognisable footballing faces has passed away. It was announced on Monday that Ogy Lane, who is best known for being the friendly face on the door as you enter the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field on matchday, had died. Ogy manned the turnstiles for both Spalding United and Pinhcbeck United and was much liked by ...

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Spalding United add two more signings as Zakuani continues his impressive overhaul

Spalding United haven’t let the suspension of the Pitching In NPL South East Division season stop them in their bid to revamp their squad. Boss Gaby Zakuani has moved to add two more players to his ever-growing squad. The first is talented youngster Reanu Grosset, who joins from Spartans Youth FC. On his new addition, Zakuani said: “He’s a player ...

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Boss Barnes wants Holbeach United to stay positive despite ‘gutting’ cup final loss

Holbeach United 0 Rothwell Corinthians 1 Phil Barnes admitted that everyone at Holbeach United was “gutted” as they lost the 2019/20 KitmanUK League Cup final 1-0 on Wednesday night. A solitary second-half strike from Tom Mills fired Rothwell Corinthians to a 1-0 win in a very tight final at Blackstones FC’s Lincoln Road ground – making it three final defeats ...

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Sunday football round-up: Duo fire five goals each as Jubilee smash 17 to go top

Free-scoring Jubilee returned to the top of the Spalding Sunday League table in style at the weekend – by thrashing Pinchbeck United Sports 17-1. In the most one-sided game of any season, both Declan Earth and Luke Steele helped themselves to five goals each. Gavin Phillips also bagged a brace, while Chris Beale, Matthew Cannon, Laurence Price and Liam Thirkell ...

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PDFL round-up: Crowland crush Sutton, Keeble keeps Tigers unbeaten, Tydd on-song again

Crowland Town took the South Holland bragging rights as they thrashed Long Sutton Athletic 4-0 in the ChromaSport PDFL Premier Division on Saturday. In a battle that was expected to be close, goals from Reece Crane, Danny Firth, Corban Oldham and sub Harry Grigas shot down the Magpies at Snowden Field. In the same division, Holbeach United Reserves stretched their ...

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Hot Harrox pass toughest test as Patterson praises best performance of the season

Moulton Harrox’s flawless start to the ChromaSport PDFL Premier Division season continued on Saturday as they defeated potential title rivals Peterborough North End Sports 3-0 at Broad Lane. Goals from Ian Bradbury (32), Ashley Coddington (48) and Joe Townsend (90) made it six wins from as many games in the league for Moulton, who are now third in the table. ...

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Former Pinchbeck United assistant manager Ross speaks up after suffering racist abuse from a fan at Saturday’s game

As one of the most prominent figures in Pinchbeck United’s recent history, Allan Ross was looking forward to seeing some old friends when he revisited the club on Saturday. But instead of enjoying his afternoon watching the Knights take on Lutterworth Town at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field, the popular former assistant manager left at half-time after being racially ...

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Zakuani feels enforced break has come at the worst time for Spalding United

Gaby Zakuani admits that the 28-day suspension of the non-elite football season couldn’t have come at a worse time for Spalding United. The new Tulips chief, who led his side to a 3-3 draw at Belper Town in his first game as permanent manager on Saturday, feels he was just beginning to stamp his authority on the squad. Having signed ...

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Holbeach United boss Barnes bags Boston’s Bayliss ahead of rearranged KO Cup final

Phil Barnes feels Holbeach United have pulled off a big transfer coup after enticing free-scoring forward Fraser Bayliss to join from rivals Boston Town. Bayliss, who can play on the wing or in attack, has nine goals from 12 appearances this season – putting him among the top scorers in the league. He was one of Barnes’ top summer targets ...

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New Pinchbeck United boss Thorogood will use lockdown to assemble his squad

New Pinchbeck United boss Lewis Thorogood insists that he’s up for the challenge of turning the club around after witnessing a heavy defeat in his first game in charge. A hat-trick from Tendai Dare and a strike from Marshal Keenan – plus a Jack Brown own goal – handed the Knights a sound 5-0 beating against Lutterworth Town in the ...

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Zakuani praises Ranger as striker nets on debut to clinch impressive draw for Tulips

Belper Town 3 Spalding United 3 Boss Gaby Zakuani praised Nile Ranger’s impact as the striker marked his Spalding United debut with a goal in Saturday’s 3-3 draw at Belper Town on Saturday. Piteu Crouz (4), Steve McDonnell (36) and Chib Chilaka (49) gave Belper the lead three times in the Pitching In NPL South East Division clash, but the ...

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Barnes unsure when football will return after seeing six-game unbeaten run ended by Harborough

Holbeach United 0 Harborough Town 1 Phil Barnes reckons that Saturday’s home defeat to Harborough Town may be the last fixture at Carter’s Park in 2020. A first-half goal from Dan Forbes (43) handed the Tigers their first ChromaSport UCL Premier Division defeat since September 9 in what was a rain-hit fixture. But all the talk afterwards was the impending ...

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Heavy derby defeat for Pinchbeck United as Boston Town fire four

Boston Town 4 Pinchbeck United 0 Pinchbeck United’s search for a first win of the season continues after they were soundly beaten 4-0 at Boston Town on Tuesday night. Two first-half goals from Tom Garrick gave Boston a 2-0 lead at the break, before further strikes from Jordan Tate and Robert Raducan rounded off the rout. Lewis Thorogood handed debuts ...

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Non-elite football facing 28-day suspension when English lockdown begins on Thursday

There will be no football for any of South Holland’s sides after Thursday following a statement from Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday. All non-elite football will be suspended from Thursday (November 5), with no exceptions. That means that, after Pinchbeck United’s Uhlsport UCL Premier Division game at Boston Town on Tuesday (7.45pm) and Holbeach United’s UCK KO Cup final ...

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Saturday football: Ranger marks Tulips debut with a goal in thriller, Holbeach and Pinchbeck lose at home

Nile Ranger marked his Spalding United debut with a goal as they drew at Belper Town on Saturday, while Holbeach United lost at home to Harborough Town and Pinchbeck United were thrashed by Lutterworth Town in Lewis Thorogood’s first game as boss. Starting with Spalding, they trailled three times in Gaby Zakuani’s first game as permament boss before battling back ...

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