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Barnes full of pride as Elston double powers an impressive Holbeach United comeback

Holbeach United 2 Loughborough University 1 Phil Barnes saluted Holbeach United’s best win of the season so far as they came from behind to beat much-fancied Loughborough University 2-1 at Carter’s Park on Saturday. Jordan Elston’s first two senior goals for the Tigers on 55 and 72 minutes wiped out Kieran Smith’s first-half opener (18) to secure a win against ...

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Saturday football: Elston double earns ten-man Tigers a huge win, Tulips and Pinchbeck beaten again

Jordan Elston struck twice to give Holbeach United an impressive 2-1 win over Loughborough University on Saturday, while Spalding United were knocked out of the FA Trophy by Bedford Town and Pinchbeck United suffered another league loss. Starting with Holbeach, they looked to up against it in their Uhlsport UCL Premier Division clash when Kieran Smith fired slick visitors Loughborough ...

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Barnes hopeful Holbeach United will have learned a lesson ahead of Loughborough Uni test

Phil Barnes wants Holbeach United to exact a measure of revenge against bogey side Loughborough University on Saturday (3pm). The Tigers play host to a side that have scored five goals on each of their past two visits to Carter’s Park, including a 5-1 victory in the FA Vase last month. Barnes admits that his team had something of an ...

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Comfortable derby win as Holbeach United put Sleaford to the sword

Holbeach United 3 Sleaford Town 0 Holbeach United cruised to a 3-0 derby win over Sleaford Town on Wednesday night. First-half goals from Michael Frew and Joe Smith put the Tigers in a commanding position at the break, before Josh Ford’s penalty made it three late on. The victory is a third from seven Uhlsport UCL Premier Division games so ...

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Saturday football: Defeats for Spalding United and Pinchbeck United, Moulton smash seven

Both Spalding United and Pinchbeck United saw their poor form continue on Saturday as they suffered disappointing defeats. In the Pitching In NPL South East Division, Spalding slipped to a 3-1 home loss against Chasetown to extend their losing run to three games. Alex Curtis, Kris Taylor and Joey Butlin got the goals for visitors Chasetown at the Sir Halley ...

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Barnes closing in on Sutton star Clitheroe as Holbeach United get rare weekend off

Phil Barnes has spoken to Long Sutton Athletic striker Jake Clitheroe about bringing him back to Holbeach United. The prolific frontman enjoyed a great spell with the Tigers during Tom Roberts’ spell as boss, but has spent the past few seasons playing in the ChromaSport PDFL. Holbeach slapped in a seven-day notice of approach for Clitheroe last week and Barnes ...

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Barnes pleased with Holbeach United’s character after securing late point at Desborough

Desborough Town 1Holbeach United 1 A goal six minutes into added time from Josh Ford earned Holbeach United a deserved draw at Desborough Town on Saturday. On a wet and dreary day in Northamptonshire, Barnes Gladman’s first-half strike looked to be enough to separate the sides. But frontman Ford struck deep into added time to make it four Uhlsport UCL ...

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Saturday football: Ford rescues draw for Holbeach United at Desborough, Spalding and Pinchbeck see games postponed

Holbeach United rescued a late point at Desborough Town on Saturday to make it four games unbeaten in the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division. On a day when both Spalding United and Pinchbeck United saw their games postponed due to the heavy rain, Holbeach looked to be heading for a defeat when Barnes Gladman netted for hosts Desborough late in the ...

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Barnes: Long Desborough trip will be a big test of Holbeach United’s mettle

Phil Barnes is looking forward to seeing how his Holbeach United side handle Saturday’s tricky trip to Desborough Town. Visiting the Northamptonshire-based sides in the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division is seen as a true test of the Tigers’ mettle, given that they harbour aspirations of being a top six side once again this year. Having secured their first league win ...

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Wednesday football: Back-to-back wins for Holbeach but Pinchbeck battered by Boston

Holbeach United enjoyed a 4-1 win over Peterborough Northern Star on Wednesday night, while Pinchbeck United were smashed 7-0 at home by Boston Town. Starting with the Tigers, goals from Jonny Lockie (2), Will Barnes and Jon Fairweather gave them all three points at Carter’s Park. Connor Pilbeam had made it 1–1 just after the break, but Phil Barnes’ side ...

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Barnes praises key Drury save as Holbeach United smash six in first league win

Holbeach United 6GNG Oadby Town 0 Five different players were on the scoresheet as Holbeach United turned on the style to secure their first win of the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division season. Jon Fairweather (10), Will Barnes (31), Josh Ford (33 and 63), Spencer Tinkler (37) and Jonny Lockie (90) all netted as the Tigers thrashed Oadby Town 6-0 at ...

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Saturday football: Holbeach smash six to get first league victory, Kacirek nets point for Pinchbeck, Harrox win

Holbeach United romped to a 6-0 win over GNG Oadby Town on Saturday, while Pinchbeck United picked up a 1-1 draw at Lutterworth Town in Tom Crozier’s first game as boss. Starting with the Tigers, goals from Josh Ford (2), Jonny Lockie, Will Barnes, Spencer Tinkler and Jon Fairweather gave them a first Uhlsport UCL Premier Division win of the ...

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Barnes feels his Holbeach United side are ready to fire after a stuttering start

It’s time for Holbeach United to kick-start their season after a frustrating run of results. That’s the view of boss Phil Barnes, as the Tigers bid to ignite their stuttering campaign with back-to-back home wins against fellow strugglers GNG Oadby Town (Saturday, 3pm) and Peterborough Northern Star (Wednesday, 7.45pm). After winning their first game of the season, a 1-0 Emirates ...

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Boss Barnes keen to move on as Holbeach United are dumped out of the FA Vase

Holbeach United 1Loughborough University 5 Phil Barnes offered no excuses as Holbeach United crashed out of the Buildbase FA Vase on Saturday. The Tigers were handed a hefty 5-1 reverse by Uhlsport UCL Premier Division rivals Loughborough University at Carter’s Park – which is the second time the Scholars have hit five at Holbeach in as many visits. Tom Iaciofano ...

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Saturday football: Nine-man Tulips off to flying start, Vase woe for Tigers and Knights, Harrox win opener

Spalding United made a flying start to the new Pitching In NPL South East Division season by beating Sutton Coldfield Town 3-0 on Saturday, but both Holbeach United and Pinchbeck United suffered hefty defeats in the FA Vase. Starting with the Tulips, goals from Joel Brownhill (8), Spencer Weir-Daley (24) and Jamie Goddard (44) gave them the perfect start in ...

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Barnes satisfied as Holbeach United get up and running with derby draw against Boston Town

Boston Town 1Holbeach United 1 Holbeach United finally collected their first Uhlsport UCL Premier Division point of the season on Tuesday night after drawing 1-1 at rivals Boston Town. The Tigers made a dream start to the derby duel and went ahead when he headed home Josh Ford’s cross inside five minutes. But Boston are a tough side to beat ...

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No excuses from Barnes as Newsham’s heroics see Holbeach United exit FA Cup

Holbeach United 0Sheffield FC 4 Phil Barnes admitted that striker Marc Newsham was the difference between the sides as Holbeach United suffered a 4-0 home defeat in the Emirates FA Cup on Saturday. Ace hitman Newsham helped himself to a perfect hat-trick in the first half with goals on 16, 26 and 41 minutes at Carter’s Park as Sheffield led ...

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Saturday football: Smith off as Tigers exit FA Cup, Pinchbeck fall to the bottom, Tulips end pre-season in style

Ten-man Holbeach United were dumped out of the Emirates FA Cup by Sheffield FC on Saturday, while Pinchbeck United were soundly beaten at Wellingborough Town in the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division and Spalding United concluded their pre-season with a timely victory. Starting with the Tigers, a perfect first-half hat-trick from prolific striker March Newsham was the catalyst for their FA ...

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Barnes admits Holbeach United are underdogs for Sheffield FC tie but plots upset

Phil Barnes admits that Holbeach United are big underdogs for Saturday’s Emirates FA Cup clash with Sheffield FC – but he’s plotting an upset. The Tigers, who knocked out Kirby Muxloe in the last round after a late Josh Ford strike, will host the ‘Pitching In’ NPL South East Division side at Carter’s Park in the Preliminary Round on Saturday ...

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Deeping derby defeat makes it back-to-back league losses for Holbeach United

Holbeach United 1Deeping Rangers 2 A derby defeat to Deeping Rangers on Wednesday night made it two losses from as many Uhlsport UCL Premier Division games for Holbeach United. After Adam Jackson hit the bar early on for the Tigers, Jake Showler put Deeping 1-0 up with a goal just before the break. Michael Frew (47) levelled early in the ...

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