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Comeback kings strike again as late Smith strike gives Spalding United a fine win

Spalding United 4 Soham Town Rangers 3 Gregg Smith and Jordan Macleod both scored twice as Spalding United produced another remarkable Tuesday night comeback to beat Soham Town Rangers 4-3. The Tulips fell 2-0 down in the Pitching In NPL Midland DIvision clash inside the first half an hour, with Ben Seymour-Shove striking for Soham on 11 and 27 minutes. ...

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Zakuani pleased with a point despite admitting Tulips fell ‘well short’ of their expected standards

Spalding United 1 Daventry Town 1 A last-gasp leveller from Stefan Broccoli earned Spalding United a 1-1 draw with struggling Daventry Town on Saturday. Visitors Daventry – who are down in 19th place in the Pitching In NPL Midlands Division table – led from the seventh minute at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field thanks to Nathanial Gornal-Tyler’s strike, but ...

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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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Macleod magic seals FA Trophy win for Spalding United and sets up Tamworth test

Spalding United 3 Belper Town 2 Jordan Macleod scored a sensational hat-trick as Spalding United beat Belper Town 3-2 in a superb Buildbase FA Trophy clash on Saturday. The talented forward settled the Second Qualifying Round contest with his third goal just four minutes from time at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field – setting up a showdown with higher-graded ...

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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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Duo depart Spalding United but Olivant signs ahead of FA Trophy tie against Belper

Two players have left Spalding United and one has joined ahead of their Buildbase FA Trophy opener this weekend. Midfielder Shane Clarke and striker Chris Assombalonga, who have both featured heavily for Gaby Zakuani’s Tulips this season, have moved on. On social networking site Twitter, Clarke wished his former team-mates “all the best” for the rest of the season but ...

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Zakuani praises ‘massive’ win as Spalding United sink Shepshed in style

Shepshed Dynamo 1 Spalding United 3 Spalding United put their five-game winless run to bed on Saturday with an impressive 3-1 win at Shepshed Dynamo. In an exciting Pitching In NPL Midlands Division showdown at Butthole Lane, the Tulips took a 20th-minute lead through Jordan Macleod. Hosts Shepshed sent a penalty onto the post early in the second period – ...

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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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Spalding United on the road at Shepshed Dynamo as they bid to end winless run

Spalding United are bidding to put an end to their unwanted winless streak when they visit Shepshed Dynamo on Saturday (3pm). Gaby Zakuani’s Tulips haven’t won a game in any competition since their thrilling 3-2 victory over rivals Stamford back on September 7. That’s a run of five games and has seen them drop to 11th in the table. Hosts ...

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Spalding United fall short of Zakuani’s standards in Cambridge City defeat

Spalding United 1 Cambridge City 2 Boss Gaby Zakuani declared himself “very disappointed” as Spalding United slipped to their first home defeat of the Pitching In NPL Midlands Division season on Saturday. After 80 goalless minutes at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field, strikes from Thomas Hitchcock (81) and Ryan Swift (90) put visitors Cambridge City 2-0 to the good. ...

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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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Spalding United exit the Emirates FA Cup with their heads held high

Kettering Town 2Spalding United 0 Spalding United’s fine run in the Emirates FA Cup was finally ended by Kettering Town on Tuesday night – but Gaby Zakuani’s side made their hosts work incredible hard for their 2-0 victory. In what was a largely even second qualifying round replay, second-half strikes from Claudio Ofosu (69) and Decarrey Sheriff (75) saw the ...

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Dramatic leveller as Spalding United show their mettle to set-up Kettering replay

Spalding United 1 Kettering Town 1 Nathan Stainfield’s dramatic 95th-minute leveller earned Spalding United an eye-catching 1-1 draw against higher-graded Kettering Town in the Emirates FA Cup on Saturday. The central defender, who was captain on the day at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field, rose highest to power a header into the net from a corner to book the ...

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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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Spalding United left red faced by five-star Robins in heaviest loss of season

Ilkeston Town 5 Spalding United 0 Tuesday proved a night to forget for Spalding United as Ilkeston Town handed them their heaviest defeat of the season so far. The previously in-form Tulips, who were on a fine six-game unbeaten streak in all competitions, were thrashed 5-0 by their Pitching In NPL Midlands Division rivals in Derbyshire. After an even start, ...

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Spalding United denied a sixth win on spin by late Smith strike

Sutton Coldfield Town 1 Spalding United 1 Spalding United were denied a sixth victory on the trot by a late Sutton Coldfield Town leveller on Saturday. The Tulips, fresh off the back of their thrilling comeback victory over Stamford the previous Tuesday, looked set to keep their hot streak going at the Central Ground. Sub Ryan Flitton jumped off the ...

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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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Spalding United pull off derby miracle as three late, late goals sink Stamford

Spalding United 3 Stamford 2 Three goals in the final few minutes saw Spalding United come from 2-0 down to beat Stamford 3-2 in a remarkable South Lincolnshire derby on Tuesday night. The Tulips looked dead and buried after goals from Cameron Johnson (33) and Cosmos Matwasa (60) put the Daniels in command at the SIr Halley Stewart Playing Field. ...

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Stefan’s strike sets up a tough Emirates FA Cup test against Kettering Town

Tividale 0 Spalding United 1 A second-half strike from the in-form Stefan Broccoli earned Spalding United a hard-fought 1-0 Emirates FA Cup victory at Tividale on Saturday. Midfielder Broccoli netted the only goal of a tight first qualifying round tussle at The Beeches after 47 minutes, clinching the Tulips a welcome £2,250 in FA prize money in the process. The ...

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Saturday football: Spalding United march on in FA Cup, Holbeach and Pinchbeck in derby stalemate

Spalding United picked up a 1-0 win at Tividale on Saturday to keep their Emirates FA Cup run going, while Holbeach United and Pinchbeck United battled out a 0-0 draw at Carter’s Park in the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division North. Starting with the Tulips, a second-half strike from Stefan Broccoli (47) settled the first qualifying round clash and banked Gaby ...

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