Tulips

Spalding United through in FA Cup at second time of asking

A late goal from Mike Taylor put Spalding United through to the first qualifying round of the FA Cup at the second attempt. Shepshed Dynamo had held the Tulips to a 1-1 draw at the Sir Halley Stewart Field on Saturday, thanks to a late equaliser, but the tables were turned on Tuesday when Sam Warburton set up Taylor to ...

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Tulips begin with two wins

It’s two wins out of two for Spalding United in a fine start to the Pitching In Northern Premier League campaign. The Tulips were 3-1 winners at Walsall Wood on Saturday before seeing off Rushden and Diamonds 2-0 at The Sir Halley Stewart on Tuesday night.They had to work for the victory in both games.Walsall Wood were the Central Midland ...

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Promotion bid starts for Tulips

The time is now for Spalding United as they look to gain promotion. They came within three minutes of it last year, conceding a late equaliser in the play-off final they went on to lose to Halesowen after finishing third in the Pitching-In Northern Premier League.Elliot Sandy is all set for his first full season in charge and he’s attracted ...

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Council backs leasing of sports ground

South Holland District Council has unanimously agreed to give a long-term lease for the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field. It follows a recommendation made by a task group set up by the council to look at the land given to the people of Spalding to use.The council says anybody can apply to take on the licence, though it’s likely Spalding ...

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County cup tie is season appetiser

Spalding United will be the last of the local semi-pro teams to taste league action, with their opening fixture in the Northern Premier League not until a week on Saturday.A trip to newcomers Walsall Wood gets their Midlands Division season under way with the home campaign starting against AFC Rushden & Diamonds on Tuesday, August 15.Before that, the Tulips have ...

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Tulips step up season’s preparations

Spalding United have continued their preparation for the Northern League Midlands Division with three friendlies in six days.First of all Spalding beat United Counties League Division One side Blackstones 2-1.Jordan Graham gave the Tulips a 26th minute lead before Wilson Carvalho hit the post with a penalty he himself earned.Blackstones got back level in the second half from the spot ...

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Tulips travel to newcomers for opening league match

The weather put paid to any hopes Elliot Sandy had of watching more trialists as he continues to build his Spalding United squad ahead of a new Pitching In Northern Premier League Midlands Division season. Heavy rain washed out Saturday’s scheduled friendly at Kempston Rovers but the Tulips were due to be back in action on Wednesday with a trip ...

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‘Football nets footfall in town’

Football can and does help footfall in Spalding a councillor has claimed as a panel unanimously gave its backing for the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field to be leased out. The ground bequeathed to the people of Spalding on the proviso it be open to the public was described as a “challenging site” for South Holland by Coun Paul Redgate ...

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Pre-season wins for Knights and Tulips

New signing Dan Sweeney scored the goal that earned Spalding United a 1-0 win in their pre-season match at Melton Town on Tuesday night.It’s two in two for the new signing from Macclesfield as the Tulips continue their preparation for the Northern Premier League Midlands Division.Elliot Sandy’s side are due to face Kempston at 3pm on Saturday and then Blackstones ...

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New signing on scoresheet as Tulips return to action

A former EFL League One player is Spalding United’s latest signing as they returned to the pitch ahead of the 23/24 season on Monday night. Wilson Carvalho scored from the spot as the Tulips beat St Ives Town 2-1 in their first pre-season friendly.The 30-year-old Portuguese winger came through the youth set-ups at Fulham and Stevenage.He was snapped up on ...

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Westwood boosts Tulips’ ranks

Squad rebuilding continues apace at Spalding United, ahead of the new Northern Premier League season.Former Rushden & Diamonds right back Callum Westwood is the latest to join the Division One Midlands play-off finalists.The 24-year-old ex-Northampton Town junior also lists Kettering Town, Corby Town and Nuneaton among his former clubs.More recently he has been with Northampton ON Chenecks, St Ives Town and ...

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Busy pre-season period for Tigers

Holbeach United started pre-season training on Wednesday at the George Farmer Playing Field and will continue throughout June on Wednesdays, 7pm-9pm, and Saturdays, 11am-1pm.Six pre-season matches have so far been arranged throughout July by the Eastern Counties League side: Saturday 1, Blackstones away, 4pm; Saturday 8, Pinchbeck away, 3pm; Saturday 15, Yaxley away, 3pm; Wednesday 19, Stanground home, 7.45pm; Saturday ...

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New signings arrive at Tulips

Spalding United have raised eyebrows in non-league football with some impressive signings from higher up the pyramid. It certainly seems the board are backing newly permanent manager Elliot Sandy by attracting new talent.Arguably the most eye-catching signing is that of Glenn Walker from National League north side Brackley.The 35-year-old is the club’s record appearance maker with 438 games for the ...

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New forward signs for Tulips

Spalding United have made their first signing of the pre-season.Forward Jordan Graham has joined the Tulips from National League North outfit Kettering Town.A former Leicester City Academy graduate, he played eight times in League Two for Mansfield Town and featured for both AFC Rushden and Diamonds and Tamworth in the Southern League Premier Division Central.The 25-year-old was with Kettering last ...

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The fan turned kitman and coach at the Tulips

It’s a role often not given the credit it deserves. But the new kitman at Spalding United has played an integral part of the club’s success this season. Rob Green says his first campaign amongst the Tulips’ voluntary support staff has been a blast.And he’s completed every match home and away alongside his dad Ian and Dylan, one of his ...

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Sandy’s set to stay at Spalding

Elliot Sandy has been confirmed as the manager of Spalding United for the 2022/23 season. Sandy took over as player manager after Brett Whaley was sacked in March when the Tulips hit a dry spell in their fight for the Pitching-In Northern League Midlands Division.A lack of goals cost them after a strong start to the season but through a ...

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Heartbreak for Tulips

Spalding United came within three minutes of promotion before suffering play-off heartache on Saturday. They were arguably the better side in the opening 90 minutes against Halesowen with captain Nathan Stainfield heading in a 37th minute corner in front of a crowd of 3,250.But in injury time keeper Michael Duggan failed to hang on to a shot and Kieran Donnelly ...

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A final push for Tulips

All roads lead to Halesowen on Saturday, after Spalding United secured a trip there in the Pitching In Northern Premier League Midland Division play-off final. But the Tulips had to do it the hard way, hitting back from a goal down to beat Sporting Khalsa 2-1 on Tuesday, having lost by a similar score against the same opponents just three ...

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No place like home for Tulips

Two wins in two games have secured a play-off spot for Spalding United in the Midlands Division of the Northern Premier League. A late winner from Dylan Edge secured derby bragging rights at newly crowned champions Stamford last Thursday, while Saturday saw the Tulips hit scoring form with a 4-0 win against Gresley Rovers.However, Elliot Sandy’s team are now hoping Stamford can ...

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Tulips look to finalise play-off spot

Spalding United are still looking to clinch a Pitching In Northern Premier League Midlands Division promotion play-off place after a 1-0 defeat to Coleshill Town on Saturday and postponement on Monday.Elliot Sandy’s side only need one win at most from their final two games to secure a top five finish and a home tie in the semi-finals.But they’ve been made ...

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