Football

Knights eye next season

Pinchbeck United concluded their competitive 2020/21 season and the Kingfisher Lighting Cup with a 2-1 defeat to Lutterworth Town on Saturday – and manager Lewis Thorogood says they’ve now started their pre-season. Jack Wood scored for the Knights to put them 1-0 up but it was five defeats out of five in the competition which sees them finish bottom of ...

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Zakuani says there’s a buzz around Tulips as pair return

Spalding United manager Gabriel Zakuani says there’s “a buzz” around Spalding United as they made two signings that will whet the appetites of Tulips fans. Seasoned Northern Premier League players – defender Nathan Stainfield and striker Gregg Smith -– have returned to the club for next season. And with Zakuani confident that most of the players who signed for him ...

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GALLERY – Ryan seals Sutton’s derby comeback

Long Sutton Athletic edged out Crowland Town 3-2 in a dazzling Peterborough Senior Cup derby clash on Saturday. First-half goals from Danny Firth and Harry Grigas looked to have put Crowland 2-0 up and on their way to victory at London Road. But Callum Madigan headed home before the break for Sutton, who went on to win the all-South Holland ...

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Moulton set for new management duo

Moulton Harrox have made a managerial change for next season. Bobby Patterson will take on the joint manager position alongside Tim Cole who is coming in from Holbeach United for the 2021/22 campaign. Current manager Kev Nottingham will return to his previous role as manager of Harrox’s reserve team with Danny Kingman stepping down from that role. Nottingham will remain ...

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Newstead strikes as Knights show promise

Pinchbeck United are finally off the mark in terms of goals in the Kingfisher Lighting Premier Division Cup but the wait for a win goes on despite an encouraging performance on Saturday. The Knights went down 2-1 to GNG Oadby Town in their penultimate fixture in the competition. Goals from Rian Patel and Matthew Baird inside the opening half hour ...

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Davy hits treble for Sutton A

A hat-trick from Davy Shepherd steered Long Sutton A to a 6-1 win over Dreams Reserves on Saturday. Kye Bunce (2) and Will Kirkham also netted in the ChromaSport PDFL’s supplementary Minor Cup competition. Fellow South Holland side Holbeach Bank lost 4-0 at Langtoft United in the same competition. In the Peterborough Senior Cup, Crowland Town suffered their first loss ...

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Tulips hope youth will help club bloom

Spalding United have announced that Spalding Youth FC will be returning to the club for the first time after breaking away a number of years ago. The move, which has been welcomed by CEO Leigh Porter, first team manager Gabriel Zakuani and youth chairman Sharla Slayven, will see 17 teams representing the club under the Spalding United banner for the ...

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Knights will ‘put this right’

The wait for a win, and even a goal, goes on at Pinchbeck United as they lost their latest Kingfisher Lighting Premier Division Cup game 4-0 at ON Chenecks on Saturday. It’s played three, lost three, scored none and conceded eight so far in the end of season competition for the Knights who last won a competitive game in September ...

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Mason seals a Tydd win

Jake Mason’s late strike earned Tydd a fine 2-1 win over Leverington Sports in the ChromaSport PDFL’s Peterborough Senior Cup on Saturday. Tydd looked to be heading for defeat after Dale Palmer’s first-half strike saw them 1-0 down at the break. But an own goal and Mason’s 85th-minute header earned the hosts a big victory at Tydd St Mary Playing ...

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Disappointed Thorogood insists Pinchbeck United must forge an identity

Lewis Thorogood has urged his Pinchbeck United players to buy into the philosophy he’s trying to implement at the club. The Knights boss watched on with disappointment as his side were handed a 2-0 reverse by Rothwell Corinthians in the Uhlsport UCL’s Kingfisher Lighting Premier Division Cup on Saturday. A goal from Nathan Bobowicz after just 15 seconds saw them ...

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PDFL round-up: Four-some Harrox on winning form again, Crowland edge thriller

Moulton Harrox continued their flawless start to The Peterborough Senior Cup with a fine 4-0 victory at ICA Sports on Saturday. In the second round of fixtures in the ChromaSport PDFL’s supplementary competition, Harrox backed up their victory over long-term rivals Netherton United the previous week with another imperious showing. Striker Declan Earth led the charge with two goals for ...

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Positives for Knights after double loss

Pinchbeck United returned to action with back-to-back 2-0 defeats, but manager Lewis Thorogood says he’s seen plenty of positives. On Saturday they were defeated by Harborough Town through Callum Milne and Ben Williams goals, in the opening fixtures of the Kingfisher Lighting Premier Division Cup. And that was followed up with a friendly loss at home to Wisbech Town on ...

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Hot Harrox hit ground running with fine win

Moulton Harrox enjoyed an eye-catching win over perennial rivals Netherton United as the ChromaSport PDFL returned at the weekend. With the season declared null and void, a large number of South Holland sides were among those competing in the three supplementary competitions organised by the league. Harrox, who were unbeaten in the Premier Division before the season was curtailed, romped ...

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Knights get ready for Kingfisher Cup

Pinchbeck United are aiming for Kingfisher Lighting Premier Cup glory as they return to competitive action on Saturday. The Knights are one of six United Counties League Premier Division teams to enter the competition and host Harborough Town in it at 3pm on Saturday. Each team will play each other once with the top two going through to a final. ...

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Peterborough and Boston leagues cups to start this weekend

The ChromaSport Peterborough and District Football League returns this weekend as an end of season cup competition kicks off. With the COVID-19 lockdown resulting in the null and voiding of the leagues, clubs have voted to take part in voluntary cup competitions that begin this weekend. Training started last week with the first friendlies having taken place at the weekend. ...

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Tulips striker earns World Cup call up

Spalding United striker Spencer Weir-Daley was in World Cup action over the weekend. The 35-year-old who is on dual forms from Peterborough Sports has been representing Montserrat in the opening round of fixtures in the first round of CONCACAF qualifying for the 2022 World Cup set to be held in Qatar.Weir-Daley started the opening fixture against Antigua and Barbuda on ...

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New faces at Tulips as plans for 21/22 step up

With the news that the 20/21 season has been officially ended, Spalding United are preparing for next season and the prospect of a host of different opponents. The FA has officially ratified the decision to null and void the Tulips’ Pitching-In Northern Premier Division season, the second time in a row that COVID-19 has led to that happening. And the ...

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Moulton’s players are up for the cup

Moulton Harrox assistant manager Bobby Patterson says his players are looking forward to getting back playing after the ChromaSport Peterborough and District Football League announced a one-off competition is to planned to kick off on April 10. The 2020/21 league season has been null and voided, the second year in a row that’s happened following the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead clubs ...

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Knights likely, but Tigers unlikely to feature in proposed cup

The United Counties League says it’s looking to run a mini-competition for interested clubs after the season was null and voided for a second year – but it’s likely Holbeach United won’t be involved. It follows last week’s announcement that the FA was recommending curtailing all leagues at steps three to six, including the UCL and Spalding United’s Pitching In ...

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Zakuani has ‘unfinished business’ as he signs up to be Tulips boss next season

Spalding United manager Gabriel Zakuani has signed on to manage the Tulips for the 21/22 season. The former Peterborough United and Gillingham player officially took on the mantle in October, initially in a caretaker role. He was given the job full time, but the Pitching In Northern Premier South East Division was suspended just one game later, a 3-3 draw ...

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