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Langford happy as ‘excellent’ Spalding United Reserves end huge winless run with 11-0 Riverside romp

It’s not been the best of seasons for Spalding United Reserves – but they finally had reason to celebrate on Saturday. The Tulips’ second string, who had gone 21 ChromaSport PDFL Division One games without a win and faced a negative goal difference of more than 100, enjoyed a day to remember at the SirHalley Stewart Playing Field as they ...

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Rawlinson admits Spalding United’s title hopes are over after Shaw Lane defeat

Shaw Lane AFC  3 Spalding United  1 There was no dream start for Spalding United’s new manager Chris Rawlinson in the top of the table Evo-Stik NPL First Division South clash at pace-making Shaw Lane on Saturday – but plenty of positives and what ifs despite a 3-1 defeat. The positives from his depleted squad were there in abundance, with ...

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Football round-up: Away defeats for Spalding United and Holbeach United

Both Spalding United and Holbeach United lost 3-1 away from home on Saturday, while Moulton Harrox and Pinchbeck United enjoyed home wins. Starting with Spalding, they suffered defeat at Evo-Stik NPL First Division South leaders Shaw Lane AFC In what was Chris Rawlinson’s first game as boss. Gavin Allott gave the hosts a 1-0 lead with a goal on 30 ...

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New Tulips chief Rawlinson wowed by opportunity to manage Spalding United

New Spalding United boss Chris Rawlinson has spoken of his pride and surprise after landing the top job at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field. Former number two Rawlinson has stepped up as manager following Dave Frecklington’s surprise decision to resign from the club over the weekend. Frecklington took over as Gainsborough Trinity boss on Monday evening in a switch ...

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Boss Frecklington leaves Spalding United for Trinity and is replaced by number two Rawlinson

Dave Frecklington has stepped down as Spalding United manager, with number two Chris Rawlinson succeeding him at the helm. Frecklington, who was announced as the new Gainsborough Trinity manager on Monday evening, informed the Tulips of his desire to leave the club over the weekend. He has been an absolute revelation since taking the Sir Halley reins in the summer, ...

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Mettam hits treble as Spalding United get their promotion bid back in business

Spalding United 4 Romulus 0 A Leon Mettam hat-trick fired Spalding United to an emphatic 4-0 win over Romulus on Saturday as they got their Evo-Stik NPL First Division South promotion bid firmly back on track. The Tulips, left reeling by a 4-3 loss at lowly Carlton Town last Tuesday night, romped to victory at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing ...

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Frecklington: Spalding United’s title bid is over after dramatic Carlton Town loss

Carlton Town 4 Spalding United 3 Disappointed Dave Frecklington ruled Spalding United out of the Evo-Stik NPL First Division South title race after seeing his side dramatically lose 4-3 at struggling Carlton Town on Tuesday night. The Tulips trailed 2-1 at half time despite Leon Mettam’s first goal for the club (34), with Jordan Wilson (28) and Kevin Lusamba (45) ...

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Late heartbreak for title-chasing Spalding United in Carlton Town thriller

Spalding United’s title hopes in Evo-Stik NPL First Division South took a big hit on Tuesday night as they lost 4-3 at Carlton Town. The Tulips trailed 2-1 at half time despite Leon Mettam’s first goal for the club (34), with Jordan Wilson (28) and Kevin Lusamba (45) the home scorers. Danny Gordon (76) then made it 3-1 to Carlton, ...

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High praise from Frecklington as Barraclough and Walton leave Spalding United

Dave Frecklington has paid tribute to two players that have departed Spalding United this week. Striker Bradley Barraclough has left the Tulips after agreeing to terminate his contact by mutual consent, while keeper Richard Walton has returned to parent club Lincoln City after a successful loan spell. Barraclough has been plagued by a foot injury that ruled him out of ...

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Second win on the bounce for Holbeach United but Spalding United see game rained off

Holbeach United made it back-to-back wins in the ChromaSport UCL Premier Division with a 2-0 success at Oadby Town on Saturday, while Spalding United saw their match at Leek Town postponed. Second-half goals from Ollie Pinner and Jake Clitheroe sealed the points for Seb Hayes’ Tigers, who beat Harrowby United 9-0 the previous week. Their 16th league win of the ...

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Frecklington feels Spalding United are ready for ‘game of the season’ at Leek Town

Ambitious boss Dave Frecklington feels that Saturday’s trip to Leek Town is Spalding United’s biggest game of the season. The Tulips travel to Staffordshire with a point to prove, having lost 1-0 to Leek at the Sir Halley and having failed to beat any of their promotion rivals so far this season. Leek are seventh, ten points off the second-placed ...

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Diamonds ensure that Spalding United’s League Cup run isn’t forever

AFC Rushden & Diamonds 0 Spalding United 0 (Diamonds win 6-5 on penalties) Former Tulip Jake Newman sent Spalding United crashing out of the Integro League Cup on Tuesday night. Striker Newman, who was prolific under former boss Marcus Ebdon, scored the crucial penalty for AFC Rushden and Diamonds in a 6-5 shoot-out win over the Tulips following a 0-0 ...

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Langford delighted as ‘outstanding’ Spalding United Reserves secure a precious point

Boss James Langford hailed an “outstanding performance” as his Spalding United Reserves side picked up only their second positive result of the season on Saturday. The Tulips’ second string, who are adrift at the bottom of ChromaSport PDFL Division One, drew 1-1 at Peterborough Polonia to grab their second draw of the season. Brandon O’Reilly’s first-half penalty put the basement ...

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Spot-on Beeson fires Spalding United to vital comeback victory as Chasetown pay the penalty

Spalding United 2 Chasetown 1 Two superbly-struck penalty kicks by Lee Beeson secured Spalding United a notable 2-1 victory over visiting Chasetown at the Sir Halley Stewart Field on Saturday. Beeson bagged from the spot on 36 and 68 minutes, wiping out Josh Ruff’s 28th-minute opener and consolidating the Tulips’ second place position in Evo-Stik NPL First Division South. It ...

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Saturday football: Beeson spot-on for Spalding United, ruthless Holbeach United hammer Harrowby

Both South Holland sides impressed at home on Saturday as Spalding United came from behind to beat Chasetown 2-1 and Holbeach United hammered Harrowby United 9-0. At the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field Josh Ruff fired the visitors ahead of 28 minutes, but Lee Beeson soon levelled with a penalty to make it 1-1 at the break. Winger Beeson then ...

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Spalding United chief Frecklington bids to end his personal Chasetown hoodoo

Dave Frecklington is hoping to end something of a personal hoodoo on Saturday. The Spalding United supremo has never beaten Saturday’s opponents Chasetown as a manager – a record that now spans seven games over four years. Frecklington drew six blanks against the side from The Scholars Ground during his time with former club Lincoln United. That run was extended ...

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Exciting Mettam loan the first of two possible deals for Spalding United

There is no room for complacency in the Spalding United squad as their title charge enters the home stretch. That’s the verdict of bullish boss Dave Frecklington, who is hoping to add two new faces to his squad over the next week to ensure there is competition for places in the final 16 Evo-Stik NPL First Division South games. He’s ...

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Frecks praises opposition as ten-man Spalding United rescue Rugby win thanks to ‘Brad attack’

Rugby Town 1 Spalding United 2 A much-improved second half performance saw Spalding United keep their title hopes in Evo-Stik NPL First Division South very much alive with a battling 2-1 victory at relegation threatened Rugby Town on Saturday. They did it despite losing central defender Neal Spafford to a straight red card on 48 minutes – and then going ...

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Maiden Barraclough strike earns ten-man Spalding United a battling win at Rugby

Ten-man Spalding United produced an impressive comeback to win 2-1 at lowly Rugby Town on Saturday and keep their title hopes alive. After a goalless first half, the Tulips were reduced to ten men when Neal Spafford appeared to hit out at David Kolodynski early in the second period. It didn’t take long for hosts Rugby to cash in on ...

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Holbeach United boss Hayes tells his timid Tigers to rediscover their bite at Rovers

Boss Seb Hayes has told his Holbeach United squad to stop feeling sorry for themselves. The Tigers are currently on a dire run of results that has seen them lose five matches on the bounce, conceding 16 goals and going out of two cups in the process. Having suffered the indignity of going out of the ChromaSport UCL Knockout Cup to ...

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