Football

Comeback kings strike again as late Smith strike gives Spalding United a fine win

Spalding United 4 Soham Town Rangers 3 Gregg Smith and Jordan Macleod both scored twice as Spalding United produced another remarkable Tuesday night comeback to beat Soham Town Rangers 4-3. The Tulips fell 2-0 down in the Pitching In NPL Midland DIvision clash inside the first half an hour, with Ben Seymour-Shove striking for Soham on 11 and 27 minutes. ...

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Patterson pleased with ‘dominant’ show as Moulton Harrox climb up to third

Moulton Harrox 3 Stamford Lions 0 Bobby Patterson praised his Moulton Harrox side after witnessing their most imperious performance of the season so far on Saturday. Goals from Joe Townsend (2) and Jack Smith handed Harrox a 3-0 ChromaSport PDFL Premier Division victory over struggling Stamford Lions at Broad Lane. But it was the dominant way in which Moulton performed ...

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PDFL round-up: Crowland pull off fine Uppingham win, Sutton Bridge move six points clear

Crowland Town stunned ChromaSport PDFL Premier Division high-fliers Uppingham Town 3-1 at the Snowden Field on Saturday. Lawrence Stewart and Liam Rigg both got amongst the goals as Town stunned their second-placed visitors – moving up to seventh in the table in the process. Staying in the top tier, Holbeach United Reserves had the toughest day of their season so ...

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Zakuani pleased with a point despite admitting Tulips fell ‘well short’ of their expected standards

Spalding United 1 Daventry Town 1 A last-gasp leveller from Stefan Broccoli earned Spalding United a 1-1 draw with struggling Daventry Town on Saturday. Visitors Daventry – who are down in 19th place in the Pitching In NPL Midlands Division table – led from the seventh minute at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field thanks to Nathanial Gornal-Tyler’s strike, but ...

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Barnes signs off with ‘best showing of season’ but Holbeach United fall to the bottom

Holbeach United 0 Melton Town 1 A late Zak Munton goal sentenced ten-man Holbeach United to a 1-0 defeat against Melton Town on Saturday – and sent them to the bottom of the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division North table. After bossing much of the first half at Carter’s Park, the Tigers were rocked by a debatable red card to on-loan ...

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Thorogood unhappy as Pinchbeck United slump to second successive heavy defeat

Eastwood 6 Pinchbeck United 0 Bemused boss Lewis Thorogood admitted that Pinchbeck United are “stuck in a rut” after their second successive Uhlsport UCL Premier DIvision North thumping. Hot on the heels of a 7-0 beating at Long Eaton United, the Knights slumped to a 6-0 defeat at Eastwood on Saturday. Despite a penalty save from Alex Smith, goals from ...

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Saturday football: Broccoli salvages a draw for Tulips, Pinchbeck hit for six and Tigers drop to the bottom

An injury-time strike rescued a 1-1 home draw for Spalding United against Daventry Town on Saturday, while Pinchbeck United were smashed 6-0 at Eastwood and Holbeach United slipped to the bottom of the table after a 1-0 home reverse against Melton Town. Starting in the Pitching In NPL Midlands Division, Spalding stretched their unbeaten run to three games – but ...

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New boss Frost excited to get started at Holbeach United and put his stamp on the team

Gary Frost admits that he’s “buzzing” to be the new manager of Holbeach United and is already working on improving their flagging fortunes. The former Boston Town boss was announced as Phil Barnes’ replacement at Carter’s Park on Thursday night and can’t wait to get started in his first Uhlsport UCL Premier Division North job since leaving the DWB Stadium ...

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Ex-Boston Town chief Frost named as new manager of Holbeach United

Holbeach United have tonight (Thursday) revealed that Gary Frost will be their new manager. The former Boston Town and Wyberton chief saw off the competition of six other applicants to land the role at Carter’s Park. He replaces the outgoing Phil Barnes in the Tigers hot-seat after he resigned last week – although Barnes and Dean Elston will take charge ...

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CSKA Reserves beat Gedney Hillbillies in classic John Chappell Shield tie

CSKA Emneth Reserves eventually progressed in the Spalding and District Sunday League’s John Chappell Shield after edging a tie with Gedney Hillbillies Orange that boasted 19 goals over two legs. After a first leg that ended 5-5, CSKA won the tie 10-9 on aggregate after a 5-4 victory at the Elizabethan Centre on Sunday. Joshua Burrows (2), Antonio Matos, Connor ...

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Boss Thorogood tells Pinchbeck United they need to show more fighting spirit

Lewis Thorogood has told his Pinchbeck United players to get back to being hard to beat. Having gone four Uhlsport UCL Premier Division North games unbeaten in September, the Knights have lost their last three in all competitions – conceding 13 goals in the process. That culminated in a 7-0 thrashing at Long Eaton last weekend, with Thorogood demanding better ...

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Spalding United swoop for attacking pair ahead of two home games in four days

Spalding United have added two attacking players to their squad in Liam Adams and Harry Olivant. Boss Gaby Zakuani has swooped to land attacking midfielder Adams from Wisbech Town, while winger Olivant, who is a Lincoln City youth product, joins from Harrowby. The pair were both on the bench for Saturday’s FA Trophy win over Belper. Tulips chief Zakuani said ...

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Holbeach United hope to name new boss ahead of Saturday’s game with Melton

Holbeach United chairman Des Ford is hopeful of having a new manager in place ahead of Saturday’s game with Melton Town. The Tigers are seeking a new chief after the resignations of club legends Phil Barnes and Dean Elston as manager and assistant manager last week. The Voice understands that there are three main contenders to replace Barnes and that ...

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PDFL round-up: Six-goal thriller sees Pinchbeck Reserves hold Tydd, Sutton Bridge hit seven to stay top

Struggling Pinchbeck United Reserves held high-flying Tydd 3-3 in a fine ChromaSport PDFL Division One derby on Saturday. Goals from Bradley Easey, Sam Cooper and Timmy Magnus for hosts Tydd were cancelled out by strikes by Harry Machin, Mario Vaz and Kyle Dodd. In the same division, Moulton Harrox Reserves enjoyed a 6-1 success over Deeping Rangers Reserves. Matt Rose ...

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Patterson pleased with Harrox show as local legend Smith lends a helping hand

Joint boss Bobby Patterson praised his Moulton Harrox side after seeing them come from a goal behind to beat hosts Stamford Belvedere 4-1 on Saturday. Harrox also played an hour of the ChromaSport PDFL Premier Division game with ten men, having had Josh Ford sent off in the first half. Kieran Duffy-Weekes gave Belvedere an early lead at Stamford Welland ...

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Macleod magic seals FA Trophy win for Spalding United and sets up Tamworth test

Spalding United 3 Belper Town 2 Jordan Macleod scored a sensational hat-trick as Spalding United beat Belper Town 3-2 in a superb Buildbase FA Trophy clash on Saturday. The talented forward settled the Second Qualifying Round contest with his third goal just four minutes from time at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field – setting up a showdown with higher-graded ...

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Holbeach United show promise but ‘lack a cutting edge’ in Eastwood defeat

Holbeach United 0 Eastwood 3 Phil Barnes rued Holbeach United’s lack of cutting edge as they slipped to a 3-0 home defeat against Eastwood on Saturday. The acting manager, who resigned from his role last week but agreed to stay on until his replacement was sorted, watched on as goals from Liam Hearn (22 & 58) and Romello Nangle (59) ...

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Thorogood slams showing as Pinchbeck United are thrashed by title hopefuls

Long Eaton United 7 Pinchbeck United 0 Pinchbeck United slumped to their heaviest defeat of the season on Saturday as title favourites Long Eaton United thrashed them 7-0. Goals from Tom Marshall (5), Mitchell Robinson (17 & 66), Alex Marshall (32), Romaine Graham (62), James Shaw (72) and Jamie Walker (75) made it a day to forget for the Knights ...

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Saturday football: Macleod treble as Tulips win thriller, Pinchbeck battered and Tigers lose again

A Jordan Macleod hat-trick helped Spalding United beat Belper Town 3-2 in the FA Trophy on Saturday, but both Pinchbeck United and Holbeach United suffered heavy league losses. Starting at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field, Spalding won an absolute classic to book their place in the next round of the FA Trophy. Macleod twice gave the Tulips the lead ...

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Toughest test awaits Pinchbeck United at Long Eaton after wasted Anstey journey

Pinchbeck United face perhaps their toughest game of the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division season on Saturday. The Knights make the trip to Long Eaton United, who are unbeaten so far this campaign and sit fifth in the early standings despite having played considerably less games than everybody else around them. Having already dispatched a Melton Town side (3-0) who beat ...

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