Tulips

Six new tests for Spalding United next season as they stay put in NPL Midlands Division

Fresh challenges await Spalding United next season after they were confirmed as members of the Pitching In NPL Midlands Division for another year. Six new teams have joined the 20-team division, with Dereham Town and St Neots Town moving sideways and Boldmere St Michael’s, Gresley Rovers, Harborough Town and Hinckley LR all promoted from Step Five. Missing from last season ...

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Boss Whaley feels there is no need to rip up his Spalding United squad over the summer

Brett Whaley isn’t looking to make sweeping change to his Spalding United squad over the summer as he bids to turn them into promotion candidates. The Tulips have beaten three of the Pitching In NPL Midlands Division’s top five teams since Whaley took the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field hotseat in December, but finished 20 points shy of the play-offs ...

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Spalding United Edge to victory on final day of season as Whaley praises performance

Spalding United 1 Chasetown 0 Spalding United signed off their 2021/22 Pitching In NPL Midlands Division season with an impressive 1-0 win over promotion-chasing Chasetown on Saturday. A second-half strike from Dylan Edge (63) settled the contest at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field, ensuring that the Tulips finished in tenth place. The result also saw Chasetown drop to fourth ...

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Saturday football: Pinchbeck United relegated after Nirvana loss, Spalding United earn impressive Chasetown win on final day

A 3-0 defeat at Leicester Nirvana saw Pinchbeck United relegated from the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division North on Saturday, while Spalding United ended Chasetown’s hopes of winning the Pitching In NPL Midlands Division with a 1-0 win on the final day of the season. Starting with Pinchbeck, they needed just a point at Nirvana in their last game of the ...

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‘Poor’ Spalding United given heavy beating by high-flying Carlton and demands better ahead of season finale

Carlton Town 4 Spalding United 0 Brett Whaley admits that his Spalding United side will need to be “much, much better” if they are to beat title-chasing Chasetown in their final game of the season this Saturday (3pm). That’s after play-off hunting Carlton Town handed the Tulips a 4-0 drubbing on Easter Monday, with boss Whaley dubbing the performance “poor”. ...

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Monday football: Pinchbeck out of the drop zone after huge win, heavy defeats for Tulips and Tigers

Pinchbeck United made it back-to-back wins over Easter as they managed a huge 2-1 win over Skegness Town on Monday, while Spalding United lost 4-0 at Carlton Town and Holbeach United were beaten 3-0 at Deeping Rangers. In the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division North, Pinchbeck moved out of the drop zone with just one game to play after their massive ...

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Seymour-Shove’s timely strike seals Spalding United’s victory over Corby Town

Spalding United 1 Corby Town 0 Spalding United made it back-to-back wins on Saturday as Ben Seymour-Shove’s second-half strike gave them a deserved 1-0 win over Corby Town. Seymour-Shove struck six minutes into the second half to settle a clash between two mid-table teams at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field. The victory had moved the Tulips up to ninth ...

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Saturday football: Vital victory for Pinchbeck, Tulips win again and Holbeach grab derby draw

Pinchbeck United produced a great display to win 3-0 at Newark on Saturday, while Spalding United defeated Corby Town 1-0 and Holbeach United picked up a fine 1-1 draw with Boston Town. Starting in the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division North, Pinchbeck kept their hopes of survival alive with an emphatic victory on the road. Spencer Weir-Daley and Neal Spafford gave ...

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Whaley pleased as Spalding United find their form in Soham Town Rangers success

Soham Town Rangers 0 Spalding United 2 Spalding United ended their five-game winless streak with a convincing 2-0 victory at struggling Soham Town Rangers on Saturday. Goals in each half from Sam Cartwright (12) and Liam Adams (47) gave the Tulips all three points against a Soham side that dropped to the foot of the Pitching In NPL Midlands Division’s ...

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Saturday football: Tulips back to winning ways, Smith’s late penalty save earns Pinchbeck a point and Tigers hit for seven by leaders

Spalding United ended their five-game winless run with a 2-0 victory at Soham Town Rangers on Saturday, while Pinchbeck United drew 1-1 with Quorn and Holbeach United were hammered 7-0 at Long Eaton United. Starting with the Tulips, goals in each half from Sam Cartwright (12) and Liam Adams (47) gave them all three points against the Pitching In NPL ...

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Whaley looking for a reaction as Spalding United bid to end their losing streak at struggling Soham

Spalding United manager Brett Whaley wants to see his Spalding United side snap their losing streak on Saturday. The Tulips have suffered defeats in their last three games and haven’t won in five Pitching In NPL Midlands Division fixtures following Saturday’s 2-0 home reverse against Coleshill Town. They visit relegation-threatened Soham Town Rangers this Saturday (2pm) and Whaley has warned ...

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Whaley philosophical after seeing his Spalding United side beaten by visitors Coleshill Town

Spalding United 0Coleshill Town 2 Boss Brett Whaley admitted that he’s learning a lot about his Spalding United players after seeing their winless run in Pitching In NPL Midlands Division stretch to five games on Saturday. The Tulips were soundly beaten by visitors Coleshill Town on Saturday, with first-half goals from Isai Marsilla (18) and Kai Tonge (pen 38) giving ...

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Tulips support for international Ben and Tanzania

Rob Green with Spalding United’s players and fans at Bedworth on Saturday. Spalding United’s Ben Starkie made his international debut for Tanzania at the weekend. The 19-year-old midfielder played the opening 45 minutes in the east African country’s 3-1 friendly victory over the Central African Republic. He followed that by coming on for the second half in Tuesday’s 1-1 draw ...

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Tulips urged to get more creative after loss

Bedworth United 1 Spalding United 0 Spalding United boss Brett Whaley has challenged his players to show they deserve a place in the squad next year after an 11th minute goal from Ryan Nesbitt condemned a lacklustre Spalding United to defeat on Saturday. It’s now back to back 1-0 defeats for the Tulips in the Pitching In Northern Premier League ...

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Boss Whaley feels his Spalding United side could flourish on Bedworth’s 3G pitch

Spalding United boss Brett Whaley admits his side face a different kind of test when they visit fellow mid-table side Bedworth United on Saturday (3pm). Just one point separates the sides in tenth and 11th places in the Pitching In NPL Midlands Division table, with neither able to mount the play-off push they may have hoped for. The Warwickshire-based hosts ...

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Whaley had plenty to be pleased about despite freak early goal sentencing Spalding United to a derby defeat

Stamford 1 Spalding United 0 A bizarre goal after just 18 seconds sentenced Spalding United to a 1-0 derby defeat at Stamford on Saturday. Jack Duffy’s speculative shot from distance hit a bobble and diverted over Tulips’ keeper Michael Duggan, who had already dived to collect what he thought would be a routine stop. It proved to be the only ...

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Saturday football: Narrow derby defeat for Spalding, Holbeach effectively down after loss and Pinchbeck suffer home reverse

Spalding United suffered a narrow 1-0 derby defeat at Stamford on Saturday, while both Pinchbeck United and Holbeach United suffered potentially damaging defeats in the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division North. Starting with the big derby in the Pitching In NPL Midlands Division, it took a freak goal in the first minute to sentence the Tulips to a loss at the ...

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Spalding United are looking to halt promotion-chasing Stamford’s progress in derby

Spalding United boss Brett Whaley has tipped rivals Stamford for promotion ahead of their all-South Lincolnshire clash at the Zeeco Stadium on Saturday (3pm). Both sides harboured hopes of at least reaching the play-offs before a ball was kicked at the start of the season – and the Tulips even handed the Daniels a thrilling 3-2 defeat at the Sir ...

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Whaley bites his tongue as Spalding United are controversially denied a late winner

Spalding United 1Sutton Coldfield Town 1 Brett Whaley refused to get overly angry despite seeing his Spalding United side denied by a hugely controversial refereeing decision on Saturday. The Tulips came from behind to rescue a Pitching In NPL Midlands Division point against Sutton Coldfield Town at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field, with Sam Cartwright’s 81st-minute strike cancelling out ...

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Saturday football: Spalding United come from behind to take point, Holbeach United show spirit in defeat

Spalding United were held to a 1-1 draw by lowly Sutton Coldfield Town on Saturday, while Holbeach United’s latest loss was a 3-2 home reverse against Leicester Nirvana. In the Pitching In NPL Midlands Division, Spalding boss Brett Whaley wanted his side to shake off their season-long hoodoo of struggling against sides below them in the table. However, Sutton Coldfield ...

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