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Barnes signs off with ‘best showing of season’ but Holbeach United fall to the bottom

Holbeach United 0 Melton Town 1 A late Zak Munton goal sentenced ten-man Holbeach United to a 1-0 defeat against Melton Town on Saturday – and sent them to the bottom of the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division North table. After bossing much of the first half at Carter’s Park, the Tigers were rocked by a debatable red card to on-loan ...

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Saturday football: Broccoli salvages a draw for Tulips, Pinchbeck hit for six and Tigers drop to the bottom

An injury-time strike rescued a 1-1 home draw for Spalding United against Daventry Town on Saturday, while Pinchbeck United were smashed 6-0 at Eastwood and Holbeach United slipped to the bottom of the table after a 1-0 home reverse against Melton Town. Starting in the Pitching In NPL Midlands Division, Spalding stretched their unbeaten run to three games – but ...

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New boss Frost excited to get started at Holbeach United and put his stamp on the team

Gary Frost admits that he’s “buzzing” to be the new manager of Holbeach United and is already working on improving their flagging fortunes. The former Boston Town boss was announced as Phil Barnes’ replacement at Carter’s Park on Thursday night and can’t wait to get started in his first Uhlsport UCL Premier Division North job since leaving the DWB Stadium ...

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Ex-Boston Town chief Frost named as new manager of Holbeach United

Holbeach United have tonight (Thursday) revealed that Gary Frost will be their new manager. The former Boston Town and Wyberton chief saw off the competition of six other applicants to land the role at Carter’s Park. He replaces the outgoing Phil Barnes in the Tigers hot-seat after he resigned last week – although Barnes and Dean Elston will take charge ...

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Spalding United swoop for attacking pair ahead of two home games in four days

Spalding United have added two attacking players to their squad in Liam Adams and Harry Olivant. Boss Gaby Zakuani has swooped to land attacking midfielder Adams from Wisbech Town, while winger Olivant, who is a Lincoln City youth product, joins from Harrowby. The pair were both on the bench for Saturday’s FA Trophy win over Belper. Tulips chief Zakuani said ...

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Holbeach United hope to name new boss ahead of Saturday’s game with Melton

Holbeach United chairman Des Ford is hopeful of having a new manager in place ahead of Saturday’s game with Melton Town. The Tigers are seeking a new chief after the resignations of club legends Phil Barnes and Dean Elston as manager and assistant manager last week. The Voice understands that there are three main contenders to replace Barnes and that ...

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Holbeach United show promise but ‘lack a cutting edge’ in Eastwood defeat

Holbeach United 0 Eastwood 3 Phil Barnes rued Holbeach United’s lack of cutting edge as they slipped to a 3-0 home defeat against Eastwood on Saturday. The acting manager, who resigned from his role last week but agreed to stay on until his replacement was sorted, watched on as goals from Liam Hearn (22 & 58) and Romello Nangle (59) ...

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Saturday football: Macleod treble as Tulips win thriller, Pinchbeck battered and Tigers lose again

A Jordan Macleod hat-trick helped Spalding United beat Belper Town 3-2 in the FA Trophy on Saturday, but both Pinchbeck United and Holbeach United suffered heavy league losses. Starting at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field, Spalding won an absolute classic to book their place in the next round of the FA Trophy. Macleod twice gave the Tulips the lead ...

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Disappointed Barnes steps down as Holbeach United boss in bid to help club stave off a relegation fight

Phil Barnes has resigned as manager of Holbeach United after admitting he wasn’t sure he could save the club from being embroiled in a relegation battle. Club legend Barnes, who won the UCL Premier Division title with the Tigers as a player, steps down after a rocky start to the campaign that has seen the Carter’s Park side fail to ...

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Holbeach United still seeking first win of the season after home Heather reverse

Holbeach United 0 Heather St John’s 2 It’s now ten games without a win for Holbeach United after two second-half goals gave Uhlsport UCL Premier Division North high-fliers Heather St John’s a 2-0 victory on Saturday. The Tigers put up a strong fight amid heavy rain at Carter’s Park, but strikes from William Mansfield (58) and James Spruce (77) handed ...

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Saturday football: Tulips back on winning form, Tigers lose again and Pinchbeck see unbeaten run shattered

Spalding United enjoyed a 3-1 win at Shepshed Dyanamo on Saturday, while Holbeach United were beaten 2-0 at home by Heather St John’s and Pinchbeck United lost 4-1 at home to Melton Town. The Tulips ended a five-game winless streak with their success at Butthole Lane, as Jordan Macleod (2) and Glenn Yala got the goals for Gaby Zakuani’s side ...

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Improving Holbeach United face uphill task to break their duck against title hopefuls

Phil Barnes knows that his Holbeach United side face another huge challenge this weekend as they continue their search for a first Uhlsport UCL Premier Division North win of the season. The Tigers welcome title hopefuls Heather St John’s to Carter’s Park on Saturday (3pm), with the visitors considered to be one of the best footballing sides in the division. ...

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Positives for boss Barnes but Holbeach United’s FA Vase bid is over after derby loss

Boston Town 2 Holbeach United 0 Phil Barnes looked to the positives as a much-improved Holbeach United went out of the FA Vase at Boston United on Saturday. A scrappy own goal on the hour and Harry Limb’s late clincher put the Poachers in the next round of the Vase and left the Tigers still searching for a first win ...

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Saturday football: Spalding United beaten at home, Holbeach United exit FA Vase

Cheer was in limited supply for South Holland’s leading football sides over the weekend. Spalding United suffered a 2-1 Pitching In NPL Midlands Division defeat to Cambridge City and Holbeach United lost 2-0 at Boston Town in the FA Vase on Saturday, while Pinchbeck United were upset 2-1 at home by Graham Streer Prims on Friday night as they too ...

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Holbeach United boss Barnes eyes derby delight in FA Vase to lift the gloom

Holbeach United are hoping that a derby victory at rivals Boston Town in the FA Vase on Saturday (3pm) will help kick-start their season. The Tigers have yet to win a game this season in all competitions, having drawn two and lost six of their eight games so far – including a 4-1 beating at Boston in the Uhlsport UCL ...

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Boss Barnes admits all at Holbeach United ‘need to do better’ after Nomads thrashing

Anstey Nomads 6 Holbeach United 0 Disappointed boss Phil Barnes admitted that it was pretty much game over for Holbeach United after five minutes on Saturday as they were thrashed 6-0 at Anstey Nomads. Rhys Darby Dolan (4), Jozsef Keaveny (5), Corey Armeni (27), Ben Gowing (44) and Michael Reeve (48 and 59) got the goals for high-flying Nomads as ...

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Saturday football: Stainfield secures FA Cup draw for Tulips, Pinchbeck earn great draw, Tigers are thrashed

A last-gasp header from Nathan Stainfield earned Spalding United a 1-1 Emirates FA Cup draw against Kettering Town on Saturday, while Pinchbeck United drew 2-2 at Heather St John’s and Holbeach United were hammered 6-0 at Anstey Nomads. Starting with Spalding, they kept themselves in the FA Cup with a very impressive draw against higher-graded opposition. It looked like Gaby ...

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Boss Barnes brings in attacking duo to boost Holbeach United’s goal threat

Phil Barnes is hoping that adding two new attacking signings to his squad will help Holbeach United shake off their slow start to the season. The Tigers have snapped up former Pinchbeck United midfielder Tyler Wright from Moulton Harrox and right-sided frontman Andre Williams from Wisbech Town in a bid to boost an attack that has managed just four goals ...

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Barnes sees improvement but Holbeach United beaten by Long Eaton United again

Holbeach United 0 Long Eaton United 2 The wait for Holbeach United’s first win of the season drags on after Uhlsport UCL Premier Division North leaders Long Eaton picked up a 2-0 victory at Carter’s Park. Goals from Ben Hutchinson and Micah Jebbison sank the Tigers on Saturday, making it seven games without a win in all competitions for Phil ...

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Saturday football: Five-star Pinchbeck impress, Spalding held and Holbeach defeated

Pinchbeck United grabbed their best win in recent memory after thrashing Newark FC 5-2 on Saturday, while Spalding United drew 1-1 at Sutton Coldfield Town and Holbeach United slipped up 2-0 at home to Long Eaton United. The headline-grabbers on the day were Pinchbeck, as Enoch Opayinka fired four goals in a day to remember at the Sir Halley Stewart ...

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