Tulips

Frecklington admits draw was fair as Spalding United are frustrated by Kidsgrove

Spalding United 0 Kidsgrove Athletic 0 Dave Frecklington refused to be too downbeat after watching his Spalding United side draw 0-0 with Kidsgrove Athletic on Saturday – and lose their grip on top spot in Evo-Stik NPL First Division South in the process. In a Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field clash that proved to be a real war of attrition, ...

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Former favourite Beeson one of two transfer targets for Spalding United boss Frecklington

Winger Lee Beeson is one of two transfer targets for Spalding United boss Dave Frecklington ahead of Saturday’s home clash with Kidsgrove Athletic (3pm). The Tulips have put in a seven-day approach for Beeson, who was part of the side that won the UCL Premier Division under Pat Rayment back in 2014. Beeson was at The Zeeco Stadium on Monday ...

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Red-hot Spalding United storm to top of table with sensational Stamford success

Stamford 1 Spalding United 2 Comeback kings Spalding United enhanced their Evo-Stik NPL First Division South title credentials with an impressive 2-1 victory at Lincolnshire rivals Stamford on Monday. The Tulips battled back from falling behind to a classy Jamie McGhee goal (16) at The Zeeco Stadium thanks to strikes in each half from ex-Stamford duo Brad Wells (25) and ...

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Boxing Day winner comes gift-wrapped by ex-Spalding United defeder

Spalding United 1 Lincoln United 0 A bizarre early own-goal by former Tulip Michael Jacklin was enough to give Spalding United all three points against rivals Lincoln United on Boxing Day. Jacklin’s belated Christmas present came after just six minutes at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field and was from a 20-yard back pass to advancing away keeper Jake Turner. ...

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Boxing Day football: Tulips up to second with Lincoln win but Tigers crash against Wisbech

An early own goal from ex-Tulip Michael Jacklin gave Spalding United a 1-0 win over Lincoln United on Boxing Day, while Holbeach United lost 3-1 at home to Wisbech Town. The own goal settled a tight affair at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field, moving Spalding up to second in Evo-Stik NPL First Division South. In the ChromaSport UCL Premier ...

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Buoyant boss Frecklington targets some festive momentum for in-form Spalding United

Dave Frecklington insists that he’s not setting any points targets for his Spalding United side over a busy festive period as they bid to complete a devastating December in style. The Tulips kick off their holiday fixtures at home to Lincoln United on Boxing Day (3pm), before making trips to Carlton Town (December 29, 7.45pm) and Stamford (January 2, 3pm). ...

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Spalding United’s sweet Gresley revenge sealed by brilliant Varley volley

Gresley 0 Spalding United 2 Spalding United maintained their resurgence in form with a third successive victory – and another highly satisfying clean sheet – to retain third place in Evo-Stik NPL First Division South. The overall team performance against a Gresley side that had hammered them 4-1 in the FA Trophy back in early October, was considered to be ...

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Solid Saturday successes for both Spalding United and Holbeach United

Both Spalding United and Holbeach United enjoyed impressive wins in their respective matches on Saturday. Goals from Conor Higginson and Matt Varley earned the Tulips a 2-0 victory at Gresley in Evo-Stik NPL First Division South, while Josh Ford, Callum Madigan and Jamie Ward all netted as the Tigers beat Leicester Nirvana 3-0 at Carter’s Park. Starting with Spalding, Dave ...

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Captain marvel Stainfield backed to lead Spalding United to elusive promotion

Spalding United supremo Dave Frecklington has paid tribute to skipper Nathan Stainfield after he made his 150th appearance for the club on Saturday. Central defender Stainfield was presented with a special award by the Tulips to mark the occasion before the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field clash with Market Drayton Town. He duly led his side to a 3-0 victory ...

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Boss Langford can see plenty of positives despite cruel Spalding Reserves defeat

Improving Spalding United Reserves were cruelly denied a ChromaSport PDFL Division One draw by a last-gasp Stamford Belvedere strike on Saturday. Tom Holland’s strike from a corner gave the hosts a 2-1 victory – and left the Tulips’ second string cursing their luck. Lucas Williams put Stamford ahead in the first half following a defensive mix-up. Spalding improved after the ...

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Nice and three-sy for Spalding United in Market Drayton Town success

Spalding United 3 Market Drayton 0 Resurgent Spalding United turned in an impressive display of controlled football at rain-swept Sir Halley Stewart Field on Saturday to get the festive month off to a winning start with their second successive 3-0 victory in Evo-Stik NPL Division One South. Opponents Market Drayton Town, although battling throughout, were comprehensively swept aside by a ...

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Terrific Tulips return to winning ways

After a four-match winless run in Evostik NPL First Division South, the Tulips began the festive month in scintillating style with a commanding victory courtesy of three cracking goals. Dynamo, struggling for survival in the league but strengthened by five new signings, fully tested the Tulips resolve in the first half which ended goalless. But once the deadlock was ended ...

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Ford double ensures Tigers win in front of new boss, Tulips back on-song

Incoming boss Seb Hayes watched on as Holbeach United dramatically beat Rothwell Corinthians 2-1 in the ChromaSport UCL Premier Division on Saturday, while Spalding United ended their winless streak in Evo-Stik NPL Division One South with a 3-0 win at Loughborough Dynamo. Starting with Holbeach, Josh Ford bagged a brace – including a stoppage-time penalty winner – to clinch a ...

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Three points is all that matters for Spalding United at lowly Loughborough

Upbeat Spalding United boss Dave Frecklington feels that his side aren’t too far away from rediscovering their dazzling early season form. Despite losing four of their last five Evo-Stik NPL First Division South fixtures, the Tulips’s steely showing at Basford United on Saturday was packed full of positives for the Spalding supremo. The return to fitness of long-term absentees Brad ...

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Frecklington takes the positives as Spalding United edged out in defensive duel

Basford United 1 Spalding United 0 Spalding United slipped to their fourth defeat from their last five Evo-Stik NPL First Division South fixtures as a late Fabian Smith strike gave hosts Basford United a narrow victory on Saturday. The defences of both teams were prominent throughout a very tight and closely contested game on a bitterly cold afternoon in Nottinghamshire, ...

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Frecklington feels Spalding United are ‘well placed’ despite recent blip in league

Bullish Spalding United boss Dave Frecklington is refusing to press the panic button after a run of four games without a win in Evo-Stik NPL Division One South. The Tulips were the early pace-setters in the division and only lost for the first time on October 15, but are now six points off the top in third place. Frecklington admits ...

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Boss Frecklington rues key errors as Spalding United slump to Steels loss

Spalding United 2 Stocksbridge PS 3 The absence of talismanic skipper Nathan Stainfield loomed large as Spalding United slipped to their fourth Evo-Stik NPL Division One South defeat of the season on Saturday. Goals from Harrison Biggins (28) and Adam Hinchcliffe (43) put mid-table Stocksbridge Park Steels in command at half time in the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field clash ...

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Roberts steps down as Holbeach United boss after draw while Spalding United are beaten at home

Tom Roberts stepped down as Holbeach United player boss after watching the Tigers rescue a 2-2 draw with ChromaSport UCL Premier Division rivals Harborough Town on Saturday, while Spalding United slipped to a 3-2 home loss against Stocksbridge Park Steels in Evo-Stik NPL First Division South. The big story came after all of the action at Carter’s Park, where Holbeach ...

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Saturday preview: Tulips eye vital Steels win as Tigers brace themselves for tough test

Spalding United are hoping to end their run of three Evo-Stik NPL First Divison South games without a win on Saturday when they welcome Stocksbridge Park Steels to the Sir Halley (3pm). The Tulips, who picked up a morale-boosted 5-2 victory at Carlton Town in the Integro League Cup on Tuesday, go into the clash in third place. Steels, meanwhile, are 12th in ...

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Five-star Spalding United bounce back at Carlton in impressive style

Carlton Town 2 Spalding United 5 Satisfied boss Dave Frecklington got the response he was looking for from his Spalding United side as they romped to a 5-2 victory at Carlton Town on Tuesday night. The Tulips shrugged off a spirited comeback from their Evo-Stik NPL Division One South rivals to progress in the Integro League Cup thanks to goals ...

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