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Smith lands Hussey’s award

Holbeach United celebrated the many positives from the curtailed 2019/20 season with an online awards ceremony last week. Former manager Danny Hussey helped put on the ceremony to mark the end of the season and his era in charge before Phil Barnes took over. And he named Tom Smith as his Manager’s Player of the Season. “At the start of ...

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Football Foundation pitches in to support talented young Tigers

Holbeach United’s youth set up has received a grant of over £40,000 to improve its football pitches as it continues to grow. The Holbeach United Community Sports Academy has been given the grant by the Football Foundation as part of its Grass Pitch Improvement Programme. It aims to improve the quality of the pitches at the Pennyhill Road base which ...

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Tigers legend Phil ready to step up as manager

After more than 30 years of being in and around Holbeach United, Phil Barnes is now ready to step up to the top job. The 47-year-old, who first joined the club as a player aged 11, was named as the new first team manager at Carter’s Park on Thursday. He and assistant Dean Elston will replace Danny Hussey in the ...

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Club legend Phil Barnes named as Holbeach United’s new first team manager

Holbeach United have announced that club stalwart Phil Barnes will be their new manager. Barnes, who won the UCL Premier Division as a player with the Tigers, will be assisted by Dean Elston – another Tigers legend – at Carter’s Park. With Danny Hussey stepping down as boss following the early completion of the season, Barnes steps up from his ...

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South Holland football legend ‘Oddie’ calls time on his impressive career

One of the finest and most enduring players on the local football scene has had his final competitive match. Holbeach United legend Steve “Oddie” Barnes announced his retirement on Saturday, March 26 soon after the season was declared null and void for the vast majority of non-league teams due to the coronavirus pandemic. But the 44-year-old is just thankful he ...

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Outgoing Hussey rues not being able to finish off his ‘journey’ with Holbeach United

Last week’s decision to end the non-league season means that Danny Hussey is no longer the manager of Holbeach United. Having announced his intention to resign at the end of the season just weeks before the coronavirus crisis stalled the entire sporting scene, Hussey is now leaving the role earlier than expected. He was confident that his Tigers, fifth when ...

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UCL bosses Dunn and Hussey agree with big decision to null and void football season

Pinchbeck United are “obviously very happy” that the FA have expunged all record of the 2019/20 season. That’s the frank and honest assessment of player/boss Ian Dunn, who also admits that he feels for the teams that were having great seasons in the wake of last week’s big decision. The Knights were looking odds-on to be relegated from the Uhlsport ...

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Football Association declare football seasons null and void for South Holland sides

All of South Holland’s football teams have kicked their last ball this season after the FA today (Thursday) announced the end of the season for non-league teams from steps three to seven. All results over the season will be declared null and void, with no champions crowned, promotions awards and relegations suffered. The following statement has this afternoon been released ...

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Noah’s development caps a great season for Holbeach United under-8s Black

Their season may have ended a little earlier than expected due to the coronavirus pandemic – but everyone at Holbeach United Black under-8s is reflecting on a real year of progress. Under the guidance of manager Rob Green, who stepped up from his role as assistant last summer, the young Tigers are looking more than ready for their first taste ...

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Community-minded Holbeach United players make a double donation

Holbeach United boss Danny Hussey has expressed his pride with the current squad after they donated £800 of expenses to help aid others during the coronavirus crisis. The Tigers have forfeited money that would have been in their pocket following the 6-2 win Uhlsport UCL Premier Division win over Lutterworth Town on March 14 and instead split it between the ...

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United Counties League season ‘set to be declared over’ after FA meeting on Tuesday

Holbeach United and Pinchbeck United may have kicked their last ball this season after the FA all but declared the United Counties League campaign over. A meeting involving all of the Step Five and Six clubs was held on Tuesday afternoon – with the FA advising that the season should now finish with immediate effect. However, a decision as to ...

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Holbeach United boss Hussey feels football season should be scrapped in wake of coronavirus pandemic

Holbeach United boss Danny Hussey reckons that he’s already overseen his last game as Holbeach United manager. The Tigers chief, who announced his intention to resign at the end of the season ahead of Saturday’s 6-2 win over Lutterworth Town, doesn’t see any way that this footballing season can be salvaged at any level. With the coronavirus pandemic causing football ...

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Holbeach United smash rivals Lutterworth Town for six to claim sweet revenge

Holbeach United 6 Lutterworth Town 2 Revenge was sweet for Holbeach United on Saturday as they smashed Lutterworth Town 6-2. The Tigers, who felt “poorly treated” when they went down 1-0 in the reverse fixture back on March 3, romped to victory in the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division at Carter’s Park. Jonny Lockie, Liam Adams, Michael Frew, Jon Fairweather, Josh ...

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Coronavirus shuts down all local football leagues as NPL, UCL and PDFL are suspended

There will be no football in the BetVictor NPL, Uhlsport UCL and ChromaSport PDFL for the foreseeable future after all three leagues shut down on Monday due to the coronavirus crisis. That leaves Spalding United, Holbeach United and Pinchbeck United and the rest of the teams across South Holland without fixtures until at least April. More to follow.

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Saturday football: Six of the best for Holbeach United, but Spalding United thrashed

Holbeach United smashed six and Spalding United were demolished in a derby on Saturday as non-league football ploughed on despite the coronavirus crisis. Starting with the Tigers, they gained revenge on Lutterworth Town with a huge 6-2 success at Carter’s Park just weeks after losing the reverse game 1-0. Jonny Lockie, Liam Adams, Michael Frew, Jon Fairweather, Josh Ford and ...

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Manager Hussey to leave Holbeach United role at the end of the current season

Danny Hussey has revealed his intention to resign as Holbeach United manager at the end of the current season. The popular boss, who joined the Tigers in January 2019, admits that he needs to step back from the role to focus on his personal life. One of Hussey’s two daughters is on the autistic spectrum and he feels that, due ...

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Hussey: Holbeach United are unsure on possible promotion this season

Holbeach United boss Danny Hussey admits that Holbeach United are currently in the dark over whether they could be promoted from the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division this season. It’s currently unclear as to how many teams will go up this year, but it is believed that a number of clubs could receive mandatory promotion from the Step Five division this ...

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Lockie strike earns Holbeach United a draw with league leaders Quorn

Holbeach United ended their run of two successive defeats in the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division with a 1-1 draw against leaders Quorn on Wednesday night. Charlie Scanlon gave the visitors an early lead at Carter’s Park, but Jonny Lockie soon levelled for Danny Hussey’s side. Despite both sides having chances, that’s how it stayed for the remainder of the clash. ...

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Hussey reflects on a tough day as ten-man Holbeach United suffer day to forget against title rivals

Shepshed Dynamo 4 Holbeach United 1 Danny Hussey declared a “bad day at the office” as Holbeach United’s Uhlsport UCL Premier Division title hopes were hit by a 4-1 loss at rivals Shepshed Dynamo on Saturday. In what was a lively opening at Butthole Lane, Reece Morris (9) fired Shepshed ahead, only for Tigers’ midfielder Danny Setchell to restore parity ...

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Saturday football: Ten-man Tigers beaten at Shepshed, Pinchbeck defeated at home

Both Holbeach United and Pinchbeck United suffered defeats in the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division on Saturday to hit their hopes at opposite ends of the table. The Tigers went down 4-1 at title rivals Shepshed Dynamo, while rock-bottom Pinchbeck suffered a 2-1 home reverse against fellow strugglers Cogenhoe United. In a lively opening at Butthole Lane, Reece Morriss (9) fired ...

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