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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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Duo hit hat-tricks as Holbeach United under-18s shine on their FA Youth Cup debut

Holbeach United under-18s produced a sensational showing in their first-ever game in the FA Youth Cup on Monday night. The young Tigers romped to an 8-0 win over Harborough Town under-18s in the Preliminary Round at Carter’s Park. Talented young striker James Clark helped himself to a hat-trick, a feat matched by team-mate Charlie Parks in the one-sided showdown. Harvey ...

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Holbeach United boss Barnes opts to take the positives despite opening day defeat

Anstey Nomads 1Holbeach United 2 Holbeach United suffered a surprise 2-1 defeat at Anstey Nomads on the opening day of the season – but boss Phil Barnes admits that there were plenty of positives to take. The Uhsport UCL Premier Division season started brightly enough for the Tigers when Spencer Tinkler nodded them into a fourth-minute lead. But Cole Wildin ...

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Saturday football: Tigers edged out on opening day, Pinchbeck hit for six and Crowland impress on return

Both Holbeach United and Pinchbeck United made losing starts to the new Uhlsport UCL Premier Division season on Saturday. The Tigers took an early lead at Anstey Nomads before suffering a 2-1 reverse, while the Knights were walloped 6-0 at home by Rugby Town. Starting with Holbeach, Phil Barnes couldn’t have wished for a better start to his first league ...

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Top six is the target for Holbeach United boss Barnes ahead of UCL season opener

Phil Barnes insists that Holbeach United will again target a top six finish in the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division this season. The new Tigers boss, who replaced Danny Hussey over the summer, takes his side to Anstey Nomads on Saturday (3pm) for his first game in the top job before welcoming Deeping Rangers for a derby on Wednesday (7.45pm). Barnes, ...

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Ford fires Holbeach United to FA Cup victory but Pinchbeck soundly seen off by St Neots

A late Josh Ford winner earned Holbeach United an Emirates FA Cup win over Kirby Muxloe on Wednesday night, while Pinchbeck United lost at home to St Neots Town. In a tight tussle at Carter’s Park, Ford scored with a fine finish four minutes from time to give Holbeach a 1-0 win and set up a tie with Sheffield FC ...

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Pre-season: Four-some Spalding sink Holbeach, Pinchbeck on-song and Moulton impress at Star

Spalding United romped to a pre-season victory over perennial rivals Holbeach United on Saturday, while Pinchbeck United also enjoyed a big derby win and Moulton Harrox earned a decent draw. Starting with South Holland’s big two, it was Spalding who handed Holbeach a 4-1 home reverse to lift the Lincolnshire Free Press Trophy at Carter’s Park. Goals from Lewis Brownhill ...

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Boss Barnes feels Holbeach United are ready for his first competitive game in charge

Phil Barnes is happy with the state of his Holbeach United job ahead of his first competitive game in charge of the club. The Tigers host Kirby Muxloe in the FA Cup on Wednesday (September 2, 7.45pm) as the delayed 2020/21 season finally gets under way. Barnes, who replaced Danny Hussey over the summer, saw his side beaten by Wisbech ...

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Pre-season: Will’s winner gives Holbeach United victory over Pinchbeck

A last-gasp strike from Will Barnes earned Holbeach United a 2-1 pre-season win over neighbours Pinchbeck United on Wednesday night. The Tigers came from behind to win the derby at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field, setting up a Lincolnshire Free Press Trophy final with perennial rivals Spalding United at Carter’s Park on Saturday (3pm). An off-the-ball incident saw Mario ...

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