Tulips

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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Frecklington: Key defeat has made Spalding United hungrier for title win

Dave Frecklington insists that his Spalding United side now have more “fire in their bellies” after Saturday’s top-of-the-table loss against Shaw Lane AFC. The Tulips chief is refusing to give up on winning the Evo-Stik NPL First Division South title after the 1-0 defeat, but has set his side a minimum target of ten wins from their 17 remaining matches ...

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Frecklington proud of Spalding United side despite key Shaw Lane defeat

Spalding United 0 Shaw Lane AFC 1 Deflated Dave Frecklington felt that his Spalding United side did everything asked of them as they slipped to a 1-0 home defeat against Evo-Stik NPL First Division South leaders Shaw Lane AFC on Saturday. The second-placed Tulips, who would have moved level on points with the table-toppers with a win, instead ended the ...

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Saturday football: Spalding United lose crunch clash and Holbeach United humbled

Saturday was a tough day for South Holland’s top two as Spalding United were edged out 1-0 by Shaw Lane AFC in their top-of-the-table clash and Holbeach United crashed out of the ChromaSport UCL KO Cup against lower graded Olney Town. Starting with Spalding, a first-half strike from Gary Burnett gave Shaw Lane all three points at the Sir Halley ...

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Frecks: No reason why Spalding United can’t derail Shaw Lane’s title charge

Bullish Spalding United boss Dave Frecklington admits that his side are underdogs for Saturday’s huge top-of-the-table clash with Shaw Lane AFC – but sees no reason why his side can’t upset the odds. The Tulips welcome table-toppers Shaw Lane to the Sir Halley (3pm) for what is the first meeting of the two pace-setters this season, with Frecklington’s second-placed side ...

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Spalding United review of 2016: The Frecklington era began very nicely after Tulips waved goodbye to well-respected duo

The year 2016 will certainly be remembered as the year everything changed at Spalding United. With hugely respected duo Marcus Ebdon and Danny Hussey walking away from their long associations with the Tulips in April, the last remnants of Pat Rayment’s successful stint at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field essentially went too. Enter Dave Frecklington, who has proved to ...

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Show your support for Spalding United young guns to make Hjorring dream a reality

Spalding United Youth under-11 Blues are seeking support from South Holland after securing a lucrative spot in a popular football tournament. Managed by Richard Smith and Neil Maxwell, the 13 young Tulips players are one of just three teams from England to enter the Dana Cup in Hjorring, Denmark. The international tournament accepts teams from all over the world, from ...

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Olympic effort from Spalding United as Lockie and Wells sink Rushall

Rushall Olympic 0 Spalding United 2 A much-changed Spalding United sprang an upset on Tuesday night as they picked up a 2-0 Integro League Cup win at higher-graded Rushall Olympic. Second-half strikes from teenage talent Jonny Lockie (52) and top scorer Bradley Wells (90) fired the Tulips into round three at Dales Lane – and dumped out a Rushall side ...

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