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Holbeach United boss Clifton feels it is time to leave the past behind and ‘trust in the process’

Upbeat Holbeach United manager has called on the club’s sceptics to “trust in the process” as they prepare for the new season in the unfamiliar surroundings of the Eastern Counties Football League Division One North. Clifton, who will be joined by Simon Roberts and club stalwart Ricky Drury as a three-man management team next season, has confirmed that he’ll be ...

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Six new tests for Spalding United next season as they stay put in NPL Midlands Division

Fresh challenges await Spalding United next season after they were confirmed as members of the Pitching In NPL Midlands Division for another year. Six new teams have joined the 20-team division, with Dereham Town and St Neots Town moving sideways and Boldmere St Michael’s, Gresley Rovers, Harborough Town and Hinckley LR all promoted from Step Five. Missing from last season ...

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Thorogood pleased that Pinchbeck United’s relegation reprieve has been confirmed by FA

Realistic Pinchbeck United boss Lewis Thorogood insists that nobody at the club has anything to celebrate following confirmation of their relegation reprieve. The Knights finished second-from-bottom in the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division North last season, but are one of a number of teams to have been let off relegation due to restructuring within the non-league pyramid. Indeed, the Football Association’s ...

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Successful first Knights Trophy has ‘put Pinchbeck United on footballing map’

Lewis Thorogood feels that Pinchbeck United have put themselves on the footballing map after hosting a hugely successful junior tournament over the weekend. The Knights Trophy, which was played at the club’s Glebe Field facility on Knight Street, attracted a combination of professional, academy and local teams and saw plenty of football played on Saturday and Sunday. The likes of ...

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Patterson feels that it’s time for Moulton Harrox to take stock after ‘worst moment in football’

Bobby Patterson admits that everyone at Moulton Harrox needs to sit down and talk about the future after last Friday night’s crushing 7-0 Lincs FA Junior Cup final defeat against Wyberton. The joint Moulton boss describes the humbling loss as his “worst moment in football” and said that he and co-chief Tim Cole are hurting after the embarrassing result. The ...

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Moulton Harrox humbled and ship seven in nightmare final as Wyberton run riot

Moulton Harrox 0 Wyberton 7 Co-boss Bobby Patterson admitted that he was left feeling “disappointed, hurt, embarrassed, upset and emotional” after seeing his Moulton Harrox side humbled 7-0 by Wyberton in the Lincs FA Junior Cup final on Friday night. Harrox had hoped to clinch their sixth victory in the county competition at Boston United’s Jakeman’s Community Stadium, with a ...

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Moulton Harrox are hunting a sixth Lincs Junior Cup crown in Wyberton final showdown

Moulton Harrox are bidding to win the Lincs FA Junior Cup for a sixth time on Friday night as they take on Wyberton in a blockbuster final at Boston United’s Jakemans Community Stadium (7.45pm). The Broad Lane side haven’t reached their usual high standards in the ChromaSport PDFL Premier Division this season, but co-boss Bobby Patterson – who won the ...

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PDFL round-up: Deeping upset Moulton Harrox to end their chances of doing a cup double

Moulton Harrox’s hopes of doing a cup double this season are over after a 2-0 ChromaSport PDFL League Cup semi-final defeat at Deeping Rangers Reserves on Tuesday night. Goals in either half from Jacob Smitheringale (44) and Ben Cowles (74) got the job done for hosts Deeping, who have been promoted as Division One runners-up this season. They will now ...

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Boss Whaley feels there is no need to rip up his Spalding United squad over the summer

Brett Whaley isn’t looking to make sweeping change to his Spalding United squad over the summer as he bids to turn them into promotion candidates. The Tulips have beaten three of the Pitching In NPL Midlands Division’s top five teams since Whaley took the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field hotseat in December, but finished 20 points shy of the play-offs ...

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Pinchbeck United manager Thorogood expects club to be given reprieve from relegation

Bullish Pinchbeck United manager Lewis Thorogood insists that his side will not be relegated from the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division North – despite finishing their season in the drop zone. Last weekend’s 3-0 defeat at Leicester Nirvana saw the Knights fall one point short of securing their step five status on the pitch. But Thorogood expects his side to be ...

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PDFL round-up: Tydd are hit for six then lose derby as they miss out on second place

Tydd’s hopes of finishing second in ChromaSport PDFL Division One are over after a 6-0 thrashing at rivals FC Peterborough on Saturdy and 3-2 loss to Moulton Harrox on Tuesday night. The South Holland side were sitting second in the standings last, but have been leapfrogged by FC Peterborough and Deeping Rangers Reserves since. The city side hit three goals ...

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Thorogood feels Pinchbeck United struggled with pressure as they end season with Nirvana defeat

Leicester Nirvana 3 Pinchbeck United 0 Lewis Thorogood felt that his Pinchbeck United side were like “rabbits in the headlights” as they ended their season with a 3-0 defeat at Leicester Nirvana on Saturday. The Knights knew that a draw would have been enough to guarantee 16th place in the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division, but the defeat left them in ...

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Spalding United Edge to victory on final day of season as Whaley praises performance

Spalding United 1 Chasetown 0 Spalding United signed off their 2021/22 Pitching In NPL Midlands Division season with an impressive 1-0 win over promotion-chasing Chasetown on Saturday. A second-half strike from Dylan Edge (63) settled the contest at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field, ensuring that the Tulips finished in tenth place. The result also saw Chasetown drop to fourth ...

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Saturday football: Pinchbeck United relegated after Nirvana loss, Spalding United earn impressive Chasetown win on final day

A 3-0 defeat at Leicester Nirvana saw Pinchbeck United relegated from the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division North on Saturday, while Spalding United ended Chasetown’s hopes of winning the Pitching In NPL Midlands Division with a 1-0 win on the final day of the season. Starting with Pinchbeck, they needed just a point at Nirvana in their last game of the ...

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CSKA Emneth win all-club battle to clinch John Chappell Shield crown

CSKA Emneth have won the Spalding and District Sunday League’s John Chappell Shield after beating their own Reserves 4-0 on Saturday. Toby Allen (2), Ryan Dennis and Max Mattless got the goals at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field. This Sunday sees the League Knockout final between CSKA and Gedney Hillbillies Orange at the Sir Halley (10.30am).

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A point at Leicester Nirvana will complete complete Pinchbeck United’s great escape but Thorogood eyes another win

Pinchbeck United 2 Skegness Town 1 Lewis Thorogood is confident that his Pinchbeck United side will avoid relegation from the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division North after pulling off an incredible Easter double. The Knights followed up their 3-1 victory at Newark on Saturday with a huge 2-1 win over Skegness Town on Monday, leaving their destiny in their own hands ...

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‘Poor’ Spalding United given heavy beating by high-flying Carlton and demands better ahead of season finale

Carlton Town 4 Spalding United 0 Brett Whaley admits that his Spalding United side will need to be “much, much better” if they are to beat title-chasing Chasetown in their final game of the season this Saturday (3pm). That’s after play-off hunting Carlton Town handed the Tulips a 4-0 drubbing on Easter Monday, with boss Whaley dubbing the performance “poor”. ...

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Upbeat Clifton keen to continue as Holbeach United boss and insists that his job “starts now”

Deeping Rangers 3 Holbeach United 0 Defiant Danny Clifton insists that his job as Holbeach United manager essentially “starts now” as his side completed their season with a 3-0 defeat at Deeping Rangers on Easter Monday. Goals from Luke Hunnings (31), Sam Wilson (77) and Jones De Sousa (82) sank the Tigers on Monday as they completed an entire season ...

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PDFL round-up: Three-sy for Moulton Harrox against Oakham, Tydd climb up to second place

Moulton Harrox remain in the hunt for third place in the ChromaSport PDFL Premier Division after beating Oakham United 3-1 on Saturday. Goals from Callum Davies (2) and Declan Earth steered Bobby Patterson and Tim Cole’s side to all three points at Broad Lane, moving them to within eight points of third-placed Oundle with three games in hand on them. ...

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Monday football: Pinchbeck out of the drop zone after huge win, heavy defeats for Tulips and Tigers

Pinchbeck United made it back-to-back wins over Easter as they managed a huge 2-1 win over Skegness Town on Monday, while Spalding United lost 4-0 at Carlton Town and Holbeach United were beaten 3-0 at Deeping Rangers. In the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division North, Pinchbeck moved out of the drop zone with just one game to play after their massive ...

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