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Spalding United set for tricky test against much-fancied play-off rivals Ilkeston Town

Interim boss Lewis Thorogood is predicting a tough test as Spalding United get back to BetVictor NPL South East Division action on Saturday. Ilkeston Town are the visitors to the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field (3pm), with both teams on the edge of the play-off positions. Much-fancied Ilkeston are two points above the Tulips in seventh place – and Thorogood ...

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Lewis eyes top Spalding United job for keeps after extending his interim role to the end of this season

Lewis Thorogood is hoping that he’ll leave Spalding United with no choice but to hand him the job on a full-time basis after being named interim manager until the end of the season. The former assistant manager, who stepped up to caretaker after Matt Easton’s resignation in December, saw his stint as the Tulips’ boss extended until at least April ...

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Striker Smith steers Spalding United to a Dynamo double with winner on first start

Loughborough Dynamo 0Spalding United 1 By RAY TUCKER New signing Jack Smith celebrated his full debut for Spalding United with a well-taken winning goal in a 1-0 victory at Loughborough Dynamo on Saturday. The former Holbeach United striker joined the Tulips at the beginning of the year and made his first appearance as a late substitute in the home game ...

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Saturday football: Smith steers Tulips to away win, Tigers frustrated and Pinchbeck beaten again

A Jack Smith strike earned Spalding United a 1-0 win at Loughborough Dynamo on Saturday, while Holbeach United were held to a 0-0 draw by Oadby Town and Pinchbeck United suffered a 2-0 home loss against ON Chenecks. Starting with the Tulips, they put their disappointing festive results behind them with an impressive BetVictor NPL South East Division win. Striker ...

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Penalty miss and late howler sinks Tulips

Spalding United 0 Lincoln United 1 The Tulips hopes of beginning a new decade on a winning note were kicked into touch at the Sir Halley Stewart Field on New Year’s day. A missed penalty and a goalkeeping howler saw them forfeit valuable points to county rivals Lincoln United, the only goal, which separated the sides, scored in the 89th ...

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Home form is key to help Tulips blossom

Ahead of Spalding United’s New Year’s Day clash, interim manager Lewis Thorogood said he’s looking to turn the Sir Halley Stewart into a fortress. The Tulips are looking to bounce back after a disappointing Boxing Day defeat to lowly Wisbech Town and were due to host Lincoln United (ko 3pm) before The Voice went to press on Tuesday. Thorogood is ...

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Thorogood reflects on Tulips’ Christmas results

Spalding United were brought down to Earth as local rivals Wisbech lifted themselves off the bottom of the BetVictor Northern Premier League South East Division with a convincing win in the Boxing Day derby. After a 2-2 draw with Sutton Coldfield the previous Saturday in which Joel and Lewis Brownhill netted, Lewis Thorogood’s charges were left disappointed at Wisbech as ...

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Boxing Day dismay for Tulips

Spalding United slumped to a 3-0 defeat at previously bottom of the table Wisbech Town this afternoon (Boxing Day). Tiago Nassanculo and John Dean’s quickfire double just before the break gave the home side the advantage. Nassanculo’s second of the game five minutes from time sealed the points for Wisbech who moved off the bottom of the BetVictor Northern Premier ...

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New signings for Tulips ahead of festive fixtures

Spalding United’s caretaker manager Lewis Thorogood has landed new signings ahead of the festive fixtures. After the departure of manager Matt Easton amid rumours of financial issues at the club The Tulips have seen three senior players leave for club’s below them in the league structure, George Zuerner and Jenk Acar to Skegness Town while Taron Hare has joined Barton ...

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Greenwood and Brownhill earn battling Tulips a point

Spalding United 2 Kidsgrove Athletic 2 The Tulips remain unbeaten under the caretaker management team with a well deserved share of the BetVictor NPL South East division points with visiting Kidsgrove Athletic. Despite the departure of Jenk Acar and George Zuerner to lower league Skegness Town in the days preceding the fixture, the Tulips had the desire and ability within ...

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Saturday football: Spalding United held after duo depart, Pinchbeck suffer key defeat

Spalding United were held 2-2 by Kidsgrove Athletic in BetVictor NPL Division One South on Saturday, while Pinchbeck United went down 2-1 at Cogenhoe United in the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division. Starting with the Tulips, they were without key players Jenk Acar (transfer to Skegness Town) and George Zuerner (set to join a new club) at the Sir Halley Stewart ...

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Gay: Spalding United in no rush to find boss after Thorogood’s impressive start

Spalding United chairman Andy Gay admits that he is happy to move forward with Lewis Thorogood as caretaker manager. The Tulips are without a permanent boss following the resignation of Matt Easton last week, but Saturday’s 4-1 win at Worksop Town was overseen by former assistant Thorogood. Although Gay concedes that the club is open to discussions with any prospective ...

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Spalding United get Worksop revenge in four-midable show in first match after Easton’s exit

Worksop Town 1Spalding United 4 Spalding United turned in a super performance on Saturday to gain sweet revenge over a strong Worksop Town side for the defeat they inflicted at the Sir Halley Stewart Field back in September. After a testing few days following the resignation of manager Matt Easton, the team pulled together to give a performance which would ...

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Saturday football: Bastos fires Tulips to huge victory, Tigers win again but Pinchbeck lose at home

A Kevin Bastos hat-trick fired managerless Spalding United to a remarkable 4-1 win at Worksop Town on Saturday, while Holbeach United triumphed 2-1 at Wellingborough Town on Saturday and Pinchbeck United were beaten 2-0 at home by Peterborough Northern Star. Starting with the Tulips, a treble from Bastos – who was later sent off – and a Joel Brownhill penalty ...

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Popular boss Easton reveals reasons for leaving Spalding United but encourages players to stay with club

Matt Easton admits that he resigned from his role as Spalding United manager after reaching his own breaking point with the ongoing problems at the club. Dignified to the end, the popular boss refused to be critical of anybody associated with the Tulips and said he was “gutted” to leave what was his maiden job in first-team management. But he ...

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Easton resigns as manager of Spalding United

Spalding United have been rocked by the resignation of boss Matt Easton. The Tulips chief quit his role at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field on Wednesday night. He had been seeking assurances about a number of off the field issues at the club. GONE: Matt Easton. Photo by JAKE WHITELEY Speaking on Twitter, Spalding chairman Andy Gay said: “It ...

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Spalding United boss Easton happy for his players to put their feet up this weeknd

Spalding United manager Matt Easton reckons that it is a “blessing in disguise” that his team have a weekend off. The Tulips are without a BetVictor NPL South East Division fixture until next Saturday’s trip to Worksop Town (December 7), giving them ample time to lick their wounds following last weekend’s gutting defeat at Frickley Athletic. Easton’s side sit ninth ...

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Easton reflective as unlucky Spalding United are left in a Haze by late Frickley goals

Frickley Athletic 2Spalding United 1 Boss Matt Easton was left to rue fine margins as his Spalding United side were beaten by an injury-time goal at Frickley Athletic on Saturday. The Tulips looked set for all three points when Kevin Bastos put them ahead 15 minutes from time in the BetVictor NPL South East Division clash at Westfield Lane. Ace ...

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Saturday football: Three-sy for Tigers, late heartbreak for Tulips, Knights edged out

Holbeach United eased to a 3-0 success at Harborough Town on Saturday, while two late goals saw Spalding United slip to a 2-1 loss at Frickley Athletic and Pinchbeck United were beaten by the same score at home against Leicester Nirvana. Luke Avis, Nick Jackson and Will Bird got the goals for Holbeach as they made it five wins from ...

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Spaff joins Spalding United coaching staff after knee injury rules him out for rest of season

Spalding United have handed Neal Spafford a role on the management team after the defender received the worst possible news about his knee injury. The dedicated centre-back has been told that he’s torn his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and is expected to undergo surgery in a bid to repair it early next year. That rules Spafford out for the rest ...

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