Tulips

Tulips’ proud record wilts

An incredible 12-hour-plus lockout was brought to an end in devastating fashion for Spalding United at the Sir Halley Stewart Field on Saturday. The Tulips had not conceded a goal since November 18, eight games earlier. Elliot Sandy’s men were also unbeaten in 10 Northern Premier League games so no-one could have forecast a 5-0 thumping at home by title rivals Anstey ...

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Tulips back at the top after 1-0 wins

If the sign of a good team is to keep picking up wins when not playing well then table toppers Spalding United enjoyed two big wins in their promotion charge. Despite making it eight clean sheets in a row, manager Elliot Sandy wasn’t happy with the performances in the 1-0 wins over Coventry Sphinx on Saturday and Rugby Town on ...

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Perfect period for Tulips’ title chase

Nine points, seven goals and none conceded, it’s been a perfect Christmas for Spalding United. The second placed Tulips are keeping the pressure on Pitching In Northern Premier League Midlands Division leaders Harborough Town.And it’s everyone in the club who’s chipping in as witnessed on New Year’s Day.A host of volunteers came to the Sir Halley Stewart to drain the ...

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Tulips beat League Two Grimsby in cup

Spalding United received a big boost ahead of the festive fixtures as they saw off League Two side Grimsby Town in the Lincolnshire County Cup on Tuesday. After a thrilling 3-3 draw the Tulips despatched five perfect penalties and keeper Tony Breedon made the decisive save to take them through to the next round of the competition.Grimsby brought a strong ...

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Tulips fans on target with food bank support

Their team’s game against Rugby Town may have been postponed due to a water-logged pitch on Saturday, but Spalding United fans were still on form to help a local charity. The club launched a Tulips Against Hunger, Christmas foodbank appeal.For their scheduled ‘Pitching In’ Northern Premier Midlands Division game on Saturday, supporters were asked to bring in food to be ...

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Ten-man Tulips take a point at league leaders

Spalding United manager Elliot Sandy was left delighted as his side earned a point at Pitching In Northern Premier Division leaders Harborough Town on Saturday despite playing with ten men for more than half the game. Tyler Winters was shown a straight red just before half time, but the Tulips more than held their own to earn a 0-0 draw.It ...

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Top-notch Tulips have eye on peak

Spalding United can regain top spot in the Midland Division of the Pitching In Northern Premier League on Saturday by extending their winning run to four games. However, they will need to be at their best for the trip to leaders Harborough Town.That was certainly the case last Saturday when the Tulips romped to a 5-0 victory against promotion-chasing rivals Sporting ...

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O’Sullivan leaves it until late

A last-gasp 3-2 win at Coleshill Town on Saturday pushed Spalding United back into the top two of the Northern Premier League’s Midland Division. It came after they had conceded the lead for the fourth time in the last five games, when they had scored first.Again they were two goals to the good before being hauled back to 2-2.However, unlike draws ...

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‘Questions answered’

Spalding United manager Elliot Sandy says his players answered a few questions as they returned to winning ways with a hard-fought 3-1 win over Quorn on Saturday. Two goals in the last seven minutes from James Clifton ensured that Spalding took the points at the Sir Halley Stewart in front of another good crowd of 382.“I asked them to stand ...

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Return home fails to help Tulips’ form

There was no home comforts for Spalding United on Tuesday night as their poor run continued with a first home defeat of the season. The Tulips had looked set to end their poor away form on Saturday but they conceded a 90th minute equaliser to draw 2-2 at Sutton Coldfield.They led too on Tuesday night thanks to a stunning effort ...

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Tulips seek to end poor away form

New faces couldn’t stop Spalding United from enduring yet more away day blues at Lye Town on Saturday. Goals in the ninth and 90th minutes saw Lye take the points in the Pitching In Northern League Midland Division clash.It means the Tulips have taken just two points from their last four away games.They haven’t won away in the league since ...

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Casual Tulips see lead slip

Spalding United’s lead at the top of the Northern Premier League Midlands Division table was cut to two points after they let slip a two-goal lead at Gresley Rovers on Tuesday. The Tulips had bounced back from their first defeat of the campaign with a 2-1 win against Boldmere St Michaels on Saturday and looked set to add three more ...

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Tulips toppled

Spalding United remain top of the Midland Division of the Northern Premier League, despite surrendering their unbeaten record to Loughborough Dynamo on Saturday. A 3-1 defeat saw all the goals come in the second half and, while manager Elliot Sandy insisted there as no need to panic, he was determined to make sure lessons were learned.“I was so disappointed and ...

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GALLERY – Clifton puts Tulips clear

The fans flocked to the Sir Halley Stewart ground on Saturday to see Spalding United consolidate their lead at the top of the Northern Premier League Midlands Division. A ninth-minute strike from James Clifton was enough to send the majority of the 695 crowd home happy in the clash against second-placed Bedworth United, who had boasted a 100 per cent ...

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Top Tulips set for test

The Sir Halley Stewart hosts a meeting of the early pace-setters in the Pitching In Northern Premier League Midland Division this Saturday as leaders Spalding United host Bedworth United. The pair are both on 16 points and will be looking for an early season statement win.The Tulips, who have played a game less, lost their perfect record on Tuesday but ...

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Tulips’ FA Cup run over

Spalding United’s run in the FA Cup came to an end on Saturday as they were beaten 3-1 at Mickleover.The leaders of the Southern League Premier Division ran out comfortable winners in the end as the Tulips looked to go for a second win in the competition against a higher ranked side.Andy Dales’ 13th minute drive from long range gave ...

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Revenge is county class

Revenge proved sweet for Spalding United as they bounced back from Saturday’s FA Trophy exit with a 2-0 victory over Grantham Town in the Lincolnshire FA Senior Cup on Tuesday. That avenged last season’s 1-0 defeat in the final and came courtesy of a quickfire double from Lewis Hilliard.He put the Tulips ahead after 27 minutes and it was 2-0 within ...

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Club legend leaves United

Spalding United are planning to mark the departure of long-serving goalkeeper Michael Duggan with a suitable event. Duggan, who joined the Tulips from St Neots in 2013, made more than 400 appearances for the club but has seen his opportunities limited by the summer signing of Tony Breeden.Speaking on social media, Duggan said: “My time at Spalding United is over. ...

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Perfect start for Tulips

It’s early days of course, but Spalding United sit top of the Pitching In Northern Premier League Midland Division after a perfect start. Elliot Sandy’s side made it four wins from four following Saturday’s 4-0 home win over Coventry Sphinx and a 1-0 victory at Cambridge City on Monday.“Not many teams on a Bank Holiday take all six points so ...

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New Tulips Supporters’ Club launches

Spalding United’s new fan group, the Tulips Supporters’ Club, has officially launched.The group used Saturday’s game against Coventry Sphinx to launch the new initiative.The group describes itself as ‘a passionate group of super fans that have joined forces’.The volunteers have helped deck out the new club shop and referees’ room and are running coaches to away games, including this Saturday’s ...

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