Football

Narrow defeat for Spalding United as league’s top scorer settles close Steels contest

Spalding United 0Stocksbridge Park Steels 1 A second-half strike from Stockbridge Park Steels’ star man Luke Mepham sentenced Spalding United to a narrow 1-0 defeat on Saturday. In a game that could easily have gone either way at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field, Mepham showed great strength to fire home a lethal finish on 67 minutes and settle the ...

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Saturday football: Tigers held despite Oliver double, Tulips edged out at home and Knights fall into bottom two

Holbeach United lost a 2-0 lead as they were forced to settle for a draw at Quorn on Saturday, while Spalding United were edged out 1-0 at home by Stocksbridge Park Steels and Pinchbeck United went down 3-1 at Rothwell Corinthians. Starting with Holbeach, a double from the recalled Ryan Oliver put them 2-0 up at half-time in their Uhlsport ...

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Spalding United eye a Steels double with Easton welcoming back strike duo

Refreshed Spalding United are bidding to get their season back on track when they welcome rivals Stocksbridge Park Steels to the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field on Saturday (3pm). After two weeks off, Tulips boss Matt Easton reckons that his injury-ravaged squad is almost back to full strength as they bid to build on an encouraging first few months of ...

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In-form Lockie out as Holbeach United chase a big win at high-flying Quorn

Saturday could be the day Holbeach United produce a result that will raise a few eyebrows in the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division. That’s the view of boss Danny Hussey, who feels his side are capable of upsetting high-flying hosts Quorn (3pm). The Tigers had won four games on the bounce before losing 1-0 at South Normanton Athletic in the Buildbase ...

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Selection dilemma for Dunn as Pinchbeck United prepare for Rothwell Corinthians trip

Depleted Pinchbeck United face something of a selection crisis ahead of Saturday’s trip to Rothwell Corinthians (3pm). The Knights, who sit 18th in the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division table after nine games, have Niall Hylton, Nathan Kelly and Tony Edwards suspended for the game at Sargeants Lawn following their recent red cards at Boston Town. That leaves player/boss Ian Dunn ...

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PDFL round-up: Moulton Harrox five off the pace after defeat at FC Parson Drove

A 3-2 defeat at FC Parson Drove on Friday night saw ChromaSport PDFL Premier Division champions Moulton Harrox fall five points behind leaders Uppingham Town. Harrox look set to be on the end of something of a drubbing when they fell 3-0 down at half time. Second-half strikes from Billy King and Declan Earth set up a grandstand finish, but ...

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Hussey hits out at officials as Holbeach United exit FA Vase in controversial circumstances

Disappointed Danny Hussey rued key decisions going against his Holbeach United side as they suffered a 1-0 Buildbase FA Vase defeat at South Normanton Athletic on Saturday. After dominating a goalless first period at the MJ Robinson Structures Arena in Derbyshire, a second-half strike from Martin Smyth sent the Tigers crashing out of this year’s competition at the first round ...

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No complaints from Dunn as Pinchbeck United are outclassed in FA Vase

Pinchbeck United 0Worcester City 3 Ian Dunn admitted that Worcester City were just too good for his Pinchbeck United side on Saturday. The Knights were handed a 3-0 reverse by the Midland Football League Premier Division side at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field – ending their interest in the Buildbase FA Vase for another season. Despite seeing Ricky Lovelace ...

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Saturday football: FA Vase defeats for Holbeach United and Pinchbeck United

Both Holbeach United and Pinchbeck United crashed out of the Buildbase FA Vase on Saturday. Holbeach slipped to a 1-0 defeat at South Normanton Athletic thanks to a second-half strike from Martin Smyth in Derbyshire. Pinchbeck, meanwhile, went down 3-0 at home to Worcester City with Liam Lockett, Sean Brain and Callum Wilson (OG) the scorers. RESULTS BETVICTOR NORTHERN PREMIER ...

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Roaring Holbeach United eye FA Vase run as Hussey talks up recent upturn in form

Just two weeks after questioning his own future as manager, Danny Hussey now feels his Holbeach United side are capable of taking on anybody at Step Five of the non-league ladder. The Tigers have won four games on the spin since Hussey’s frank and honest assessment of their shortcomings and now go into Saturday’s Buildbase FA Vase clash at South ...

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Dunn targets historic win for Pinchbeck United in huge FA Vase clash with Worcester

Pinchbeck United are gearing up for one of the biggest games in the club’s history this weekend. The Knights, fresh off the back of having three players sent off in a 5-1 Uhlsport UCL Premier Division loss at Boston Town, host a huge Buildbase FA Vase first round clash with Worcester City on Saturday (3pm). Player/boss Ian Dunn admits that ...

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First-half Lockie strike fires Holbeach United to fourth win on spin

Holbeach United 1Rothwell Corinthians 0 Jonny Lockie continued his fine form in front of goal by firing Holbeach United to a 1-0 win over Rothwell Corinthians on Wednesday night. Striker Lockie netted on 23 minutes to settle the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division clash at Carter’s Park. Rothwell had a man sent off after the break, making it easier for Danny ...

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Dunn left embarrassed by Pinchbeck United showing as three red cards mar derby defeat

Boston Town 5Pinchbeck United 1 “Embarassed” Ian Dunn admitted that he was at his lowest ebb as Pinchbeck United boss after seeing three players sent off in a 5-1 defeat at Boston Town on Tuesday night. Goals from former favourites Lee Beeson (2) and Alex Beck had the Knights trailing the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division derby 3-0 at half-time. James ...

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PDFL round-up: Moulton Harrox back in business with home win, Sutton secure county success

Moulton Harrox bounced back from successive defeats to defeat Oakham United 3-1 in the ChromaSport PDFL Premier Division on Saturday. The defending champions were inspired by a Declan Earth double at Broad Lane, while Billy King got their other goal. The only sour note for Kev Nottingham’s side was a red card to midfielder Louis Steadman on his return to ...

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Hussey thrilled with performance as Holbeach United hit top form in six-y showing

Holbeach United 6Cogenhoe United 0 Danny Hussey piled praise on his Holbeach United side after seeing them smash Cogenhoe United 6-0 on Saturday. The Tigers made it three wins on the spin with a dominant display against their Uhlsport UCL Premier Division rivals at Carter’s Park, with Josh Ford helping himself to a hat-trick. Red-hot hitman Ford netted on 21, ...

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Tired Tulips are tonked at Glossop as boss Easton welcomes a two-week break

Glossop NE 6Spalding United 1 Spalding United slumped to their heaviest defeat of the BetVictor NPL South East Division season so far as Glossop North End thrashed them 6-1 on Saturday. The Tulips, who now have two weeks without a game, were comprehensively defeated in Derbyshire as Porya Ahmadi (13, 33 and 60) helped himself to a hat-trick. Mohammed Sheriff ...

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Pinchbeck United test runaway leaders but ultimately suffer defeat

Pinchbeck United 0Shepshed Dynamo 3 Seemingly unstoppable Shepshed Dynamo made Pinchbeck United their latest Uhlsport UCL Premier Division scalp on Saturday – but the Knights made them work hard for their 3-0 victory. A Reece Morris strike (41) gave Dynamo a 1-0 half-time lead at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field, before late efforts from Harry Wakefield (78) and Matt ...

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Saturday football: Six of the best for Tigers, but Tulips and Pinchbeck are well beaten

Holbeach United were the big South Holland winners on Saturday as they smashed six goals, but both Spalding United and Pinchbeck United were soundly beaten. It was a day to remember for Holbeach In the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division, as they battered old foes Cogenhoe United 6-0 in a one-sided Carter’s Park affair. Josh Ford helped himself to a hat-trick ...

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Easton asks for one last push from his tired Spalding United ahead of quiet October

Matt Easton has issued a rallying cry to his walking wounded Spalding United squad ahead of what looks like being their only fixture for the entirety of October. The Tulips make the long trip to Glossop North End on Saturday (3pm) knowing that it’ll be at least a few more weeks before they have another game in the BetVictor NPL ...

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Hussey keen to put Holbeach United’s bitter rivalry with Cogenhoe to bed ahead of clash

Boss Danny Hussey doesn’t believe that the recent bad blood between Holbeach United and Cogenhoe United exists anymore ahead of Saturday’s showdown. The two Uhlsport UCL Premier Division sides have built up something of a heated rivalry over the past few seasons – which has included Cogenhoe turning up for a game that they didn’t know was postponed and a ...

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