Football

Saturday football: Davies hits hat-trick as Tigers start with a win, Tulips see off Deeping in FA Cup and Pinchbeck earn Melton replay

Cal Davies helped himself to a hat-trick as Holbeach United started their new league campaign with a comeback win on Saturday, while in the Emirates FA Cup Spalding United edged out Deeping Rangers and Pinchbeck United drew at Melton Town to set up a replay. Starting with Holbeach, they were 2-0 down at half time in their Thurlow Nunn Eastern ...

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Holbeach United co-boss Clifton feeling positive for new season as they begin fresh adventure

Co-boss Danny Clifton admits that the atmosphere at Holbeach United throughout pre-season has been a “breath of fresh air” ahead of the start of their Thurlow Nunn League Division One North campaign this weekend. The Tigers endured a nightmare season last time out as they went the entire season without a win and were relegated from the Uhlsport UCL Premier ...

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Pinchbeck United boss Thorogood admits that the club are ‘craving’ an Emirates FA Cup victory

Lewis Thorogood admits that Pinchbeck United are “craving” their first-ever win in the Emirates FA Cup. The Knights have never won a fixture in a Football Association competition since they became eligible to play in the FA Cup and FA Vase back in 2018. Standing in their way in this year’s FA Cup are Uhlsport UCL Premier Division North rivals ...

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Spalding United boss Whaley ready for ‘tough tie’ against Deeping Rangers in FA Cup

Brett Whaley has warned his exciting Spalding United squad not to underestimate Deeping Rangers in Saturday’s Emirates FA Cup clash. The two sides will meet in the Extra Preliminary round at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field (3pm) just two weeks after Spalding thrashed the Clarets 5-0 in a pre-season clash. Whaley isn’t reading too much into that clash, insisting ...

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Quick second-half double fires Pinchbeck United to derby victory over rivals Wisbech

Second-half goals from Elliot Foster and Harry Peasgood gave Pinchbeck United an impressive 2-1 win over Wisbech Town on Tuesday night. After a goalless first half in the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division North clash, the Knights’ goals came in very quick succession to give them a 2-0 advantage. Former Holbeach United midfielder Danny Setchell pulled one back with a goal ...

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Thorogood remains positive as impressive Students defeat Pinchbeck United on the opening day

Pinchbeck United 2Loughborough Students 0 Lewis Thorogood wasn’t too downbeat as Pinchbeck United suffered a 2-0 home defeat against Loughborough Students in their Uhlsport UCL Premier Division North opener on Saturday. Goals in each half from Ethan O’Toole (45) and Matthew Bowman (64) earned the visitors all three points in front of a crowd of 50 at the Sir Halley ...

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Football round-up: Losing league start for Pinchbeck, Tulips defeat youthful Peterborough United side

Pinchbeck United suffered a 2-0 home defeat against Loughborough Students in their Uhlsport UCL Premier Division North opener on Saturday. Goals in each half from Ethan O’Toole (45) and Matthew Bowman (64) earned the visitors all three points in front of a crowd of 50 at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field. It always looked a very tough opener for ...

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Pinchbeck United all set for tough UCL opener against much-fancied Loughborough Students

Upbeat boss Lewis Thorogood reckons his side are in a much stronger position than they were a year ago as they prepare for the start of the new Uhlsport UCL Premier Division North season on Saturday. The Knights are huge underdogs in the season opener against much fancied Loughborough Students at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field (3pm), with Thorogood ...

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Friendly round-up: Tulips on red-hot form ahead of Posh clash, Tigers comeback to beat Crowland

Spalding United have been in fine pre-season form ahead of their glamour clash with Peterborough United at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field on Friday night (7pm). The Tulips put on a dazzling first-half display to defeat Harrowby United 4-0 last Friday night, just days after crushing hosts Deeping Rangers 5-0 on Wednesday night. Jordan O’Brien made it 1-0 at ...

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Emotional Holbeach United send off for late legend Pete before Tigers roar to win

Holbeach United paid tribute to club legend Pete Cousins on Saturday following his death last week. Pete, who had been synonomous with the Tigers since 1947 and even has a stand at Carter’s Park named after him, died last Tuesday aged 92. Before Saturday’s friendly with Deeping Rangers, which Holbeach won 2-1, a wreath was laid in front of his ...

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‘Influential’ Jones returns to Spalding United as they draw first home pre-season fixture

Spalding United have added another high-profile signing to their ranks after sealing a deal for Archie Jones. On loan from Isthmian League Premier side Bishop’s Stortford for part of last season, Jones has decided to make the switch to the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field permanent. Spalding manager Brett Whaley reckons that Tulips’ fans didn’t get to see Jones at ...

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Pinchbeck United boss Thorogood eyes more consistency from his side this season

Lewis Thorogood is aiming for Pinchbeck United to be a much more established side in the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division North next season. Having finished in the bottom two last season, the Knights were one of a few teams to be let off relegation by the FA due to restructuring within the non-league pyramid. Although he’s keeping his transfer activity ...

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Potential derby double for Spalding United in FA Cup as rivals Deeping Rangers and Stamford await

There’s a tasty South Lincolnshire derby in the extra preliminary round of this season’s Emirates FA Cup as Spalding United have been drawn to face Deeping Rangers. The Tulips will welcome Rangers to the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field on Saturday, August 6. Deeping, who are under the new management of Luke Hipwell and Scott Bogusz, play a level below ...

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Four-midable start to pre-season for Holbeach United as they come from behind to beat Bourne Town

New-look Holbeach United made an immediate impression in their first pre-season game of the summer as they defeated hosts Bourne Town 4-1 on Saturday. After a month of pre-season training, the Tigers finally took the field as a team at the Abbey Lawn – but fell 1-0 behind early on when Nathan Smith bundled home. But Holbeach, under the co-management ...

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New-look Spalding United snap up two more signings and lift pre-season trophy with victory over Pinchbeck

Spalding United’s eye-catching summer revamp has continued with two more high-profile signings. The Tulips have moved to agree deals for Belgian defender Kamy Apindia Gille and attacker Toby Hilliard, taking the number of new faces at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field this summer to eight. Left-sided defender Gille started his career with Belgian side VC Dilbeck and went on ...

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Spalding’s under-16 Blue boys lift coveted title in their final season before splitting up

Spalding United under-16 Blue finally achieved the holy grail of winning the Peterborough Youth League Division One in their final season together. During their eight seasons together under bosses Richard Smith and Neil Maxwell, the Blue boys have enjoyed plenty of success over the years – including a trophy-laden campaign at under-13 level. But the league title evaded them throughout ...

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Spalding United seal deals for exciting duo Moreman and Rolt to the delight of boss Whaley

Spalding United have outlined their ambitions for the new season after pulling off an impressive double striker swoop. The Tulips have moved to bring in talented forward Bradley Rolt from National League North side Brackley Town on Monday, just days after sealing a deal for pacey Peterborough Sports hitman Josh Moreman. Rolt is a product of the Peterborough United youth ...

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Holbeach United continue their summer rebuild with six more new signings

Holbeach United have snapped up six new players as they continue to revamp their ranks. After enduring a winless campaign that saw them relegated from the UCL Premier Division North, things are beginning to look much brighter at Carter’s Park. Two former Tigers in left back Ainsley Johnson and winger Cal Davies have returned to the club after spells with ...

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Five players agree terms as Holbeach United start to shape their squad for the new season

Holbeach United have announced that five players have already committed themselves to the club for next season. Although it’s currently too early to sign players to forms, the Tigers have had a huge amount of players report for pre-season training so far this summer. Striker Kyle Compton, who was more prominent with Holbeach Reserves last season, is the first player ...

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Club stalwart Crowson returns to Moulton Harrox’s new-look management team

Moulton Harrox have finalised their management team for the 2022/23 season – and a familiar name is back in the fold. Club legend Paul Crowson, one of the most succssful figures in Harrox’s history, has agreed to return as part of manager Kev Nottingham’s coaching team. He will be joined by another Moulton legend in the shape of Lee Hudson, ...

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