Tulips

Spalding United get their season off to flying start with Grimsby scalp

Impressive Spalding United booked their place in the semi-finals of the Lincolnshire Senior Cup with an eye-catching 2-0 win over Grimsby Town on Saturday. Midfielder Lewis Brownhill (6) and new striker Gregg Smith (53) scored the goals early in each half as the Tulips brushed aside a very youthful but talented Mariners outfit. In what was their first competitive game ...

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Spalding United all set for Grimsby Town cup showdown after friendly outings

Spalding United are set for their first competitive game of the new season as they welcome Grimsby Town to the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field on Saturday (3pm). The showdown is in the Lincolnshire Senior Cup clash on July 17 (3pm) and you can book tickets for the game on the Tulips’ official website, with adults £6, concessions £3, children ...

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Pre-season: Maddison makes his mark for Spalding United, Pinchbeck pegged back

Marcus Maddison grabbed his first Spalding United goal on Saturday as the Tulips thrashed Bourne Town 6-1 in a pre-season clash. The ex-Peterborough United ace, who is perhaps the most eye-catching signing made by any non-league side this summer, netted after coming on as a second-half substitute against the Wakes. New signing Jordan MaCleod also scored twice in the clash ...

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Former Birmingham City star Maghoma training with Spalding United to build up his fitness

Spalding United have secured another pre-season boost after Jacques Maghoma agreed to train with them. Midfielder Maghoma, who is a DR Congo international like boss Gaby Zakuani, has made over 300 Football League appearances for Burton Albion, Sheffield Wednesday and most recently Birmingham City. He joins the Tulips’ pre-season squad, though, after a spell with Indian Premier League side East ...

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Spalding United buoyed by Yannick Bolasie’s presence at pre-season training

Spalding United’s pre-season schedule was given a major boost on Monday night as former Premier League winger Yannick Bolasie made an appearance. Bolasie, who Everton paid Crystal Palace £25m for as recently as 2016, was there to share his knowledge as a personal favour to Tulips boss Gabriel Zakuani. The pair, who are close friends, used to play international football ...

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Spalding United excited by friendly date with Peterborough United

Spalding United have announced a lucrative home pre-season friendly with Championship side Peterborough United. The Tulips will welcome a Posh XI to the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field on Wednesday, July 28 in what is the biggest game the club has hosted in recent history. Due to current Government restrictions, only a limited number of tickets will be sold online ...

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‘Exciting’ young duo are the latest to sign with Zakuani’s Spalding United

Spalding United have continued their summer recruitment drive by adding two talented youngsters to their squad. Bailey Baker and Tom Mucklin have both agreed deals to move to the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field for the upcoming campaign in the Northern Premier League Midlands Division. Baker is a scholar at Peterborough United and was a part of the St Ives ...

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Tulips transfer coup as ex Posh star Maddison signs ahead of new ‘Midlands’ division

Spalding United have pulled off a huge transfer coup as they were confirmed in the new Pitching In Northern Premier League Midlands Division. The Tulips have signed former Peterborough United attacking midfielder Marcus Maddison. The 27-year-old scored 52 goals in 212 for Posh between 2014 and 2019. A former Newcastle United youth player, he got the move to Peterborough after ...

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Tulips hope youth will help club bloom

Spalding United have announced that Spalding Youth FC will be returning to the club for the first time after breaking away a number of years ago. The move, which has been welcomed by CEO Leigh Porter, first team manager Gabriel Zakuani and youth chairman Sharla Slayven, will see 17 teams representing the club under the Spalding United banner for the ...

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Tulips striker earns World Cup call up

Spalding United striker Spencer Weir-Daley was in World Cup action over the weekend. The 35-year-old who is on dual forms from Peterborough Sports has been representing Montserrat in the opening round of fixtures in the first round of CONCACAF qualifying for the 2022 World Cup set to be held in Qatar.Weir-Daley started the opening fixture against Antigua and Barbuda on ...

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New faces at Tulips as plans for 21/22 step up

With the news that the 20/21 season has been officially ended, Spalding United are preparing for next season and the prospect of a host of different opponents. The FA has officially ratified the decision to null and void the Tulips’ Pitching-In Northern Premier Division season, the second time in a row that COVID-19 has led to that happening. And the ...

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Zakuani has ‘unfinished business’ as he signs up to be Tulips boss next season

Spalding United manager Gabriel Zakuani has signed on to manage the Tulips for the 21/22 season. The former Peterborough United and Gillingham player officially took on the mantle in October, initially in a caretaker role. He was given the job full time, but the Pitching In Northern Premier South East Division was suspended just one game later, a 3-3 draw ...

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Grants boost for South Holland’s top teams

The area’s top non-league football clubs have been handed a boost with the announcement that they can claim government grant money. Football clubs at steps three to six of the non-league pyramid, which includes Spalding United, Holbeach United and Pinchbeck United, can apply for the grants to keep them going during the latest lockdown. Up to £10million can be claimed ...

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Clubs mull over ‘null and voiding’ leagues

Spalding United will be without a game until at least March 6 as all football leagues consider whether to null and void the leagues for a second successive season. The Tulips’ Pitching In Northern Premier League have said they will ask clubs for their opinions on whether that should be done, having postponed all matches up to that date. It ...

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All Spalding United games cancelled until at least March as league recommends null and voiding season

All of Spalding United’s league games will be postponed up until at least March 6 with clubs set to be consulted as to whether they null and void the season. The Pitching-In Northern Premier League has released a statement in which the board say they feel the league should now be null and voided. The statement says: “The board of ...

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Spalding United waiting on result of NPL vote but a delayed re-start looks likely

The future of the Pitching In NPL South East Division season remains up in the air. Spalding United, as well as all of the other clubs in steps three and four of the non-league ladder, have been asked to vote on whether the current campaign should remain paused. Votes had to be submitted by Wednesday night, with a result expected ...

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Tulips and Pinchbeck United pay tributes to popular Ogy following his passing

One of South Holland’s most recognisable footballing faces has passed away. It was announced on Monday that Ogy Lane, who is best known for being the friendly face on the door as you enter the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field on matchday, had died. Ogy manned the turnstiles for both Spalding United and Pinhcbeck United and was much liked by ...

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Spalding United add two more signings as Zakuani continues his impressive overhaul

Spalding United haven’t let the suspension of the Pitching In NPL South East Division season stop them in their bid to revamp their squad. Boss Gaby Zakuani has moved to add two more players to his ever-growing squad. The first is talented youngster Reanu Grosset, who joins from Spartans Youth FC. On his new addition, Zakuani said: “He’s a player ...

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Zakuani feels enforced break has come at the worst time for Spalding United

Gaby Zakuani admits that the 28-day suspension of the non-elite football season couldn’t have come at a worse time for Spalding United. The new Tulips chief, who led his side to a 3-3 draw at Belper Town in his first game as permanent manager on Saturday, feels he was just beginning to stamp his authority on the squad. Having signed ...

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Zakuani praises Ranger as striker nets on debut to clinch impressive draw for Tulips

Belper Town 3 Spalding United 3 Boss Gaby Zakuani praised Nile Ranger’s impact as the striker marked his Spalding United debut with a goal in Saturday’s 3-3 draw at Belper Town on Saturday. Piteu Crouz (4), Steve McDonnell (36) and Chib Chilaka (49) gave Belper the lead three times in the Pitching In NPL South East Division clash, but the ...

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