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Ebdon’s decision imminent as Spalding United suffer more penalty woe

Spalding United 0 Matlock Town 0 (Matlock win 4-3 on penalties) Caretaker boss Marcus Ebdon admitted that his future with Spalding United will soon be decided after watching his side exit The Integro Doodson League Cup on Tuesday night. The Tulips drew 0-0 with Evo-Stik League Premier Division outfit Matlock Town at the Sir Halley Stewart, but were beaten 4-3 ...

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Ebdon coy on top job following five-star Spalding United success

Spalding United 5 Newcastle Town 0 Life after Pat Rayment began perfectly for Spalding United as they returned to winning ways with a thumping 5-0 win over Newcastle Town on Saturday. Marcus Ebdon and Danny Hussey couldn’t have wished for a better start to their first game in caretaker charge of the Tulips, with Josh Moreman putting the hosts ahead ...

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Boss Rayment leaves Spalding United by mutual consent and seeks a new challenge

Pat Rayment has left his position as Spalding United manager by mutual consent after admitting that he’s taken the club as far as he can. The move was announced today (Wednesday), but the decision was taken at a Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field meeting on Tuesday night. Rayment’s exit ends a hugely successful near-four year stint as Tulips chief, during ...

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The future looks bright for Orange after Ayscoughfee Cafe sponsorship

Spalding United Orange under-12s have plenty of reasons to celebrate so far this season. On the pitch, the young Tulips have been in fantastic form in the Peterborough District Junior Alliance League. They sit second in Division Four after winning five of their six games – and have also made progress in the Hereward Cup. Off the pitch, they’ve been ...

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Rarity as Rayment “happy” with Spalding United despite Daventry defeat

Spalding United 1 Daventry Town 2 Pat Rayment experienced a first in his near four-year reign as Spalding United boss on Saturday as he saw his side beaten for the third league game on the trot. Daventry Town handed the Tulips a 2-1 Evo-Stik League First Division South defeat at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field, despite a goal from ...

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Three losses on the bounce for Spalding United as Daventry battle back

Pat Rayment experienced a first in his near four-year reign as Spalding United boss on Saturday as he saw his side beaten for the third game on the trot. Daventry Town handed the Tulips a 2-1 Evo-Stik League First Division South defeat at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field, despite a goal from Jamie Graham on his full debut. The ...

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Rayment: Quitting Spalding United was never an option – but things must change

Pat Rayment insists that he never had any intention of leaving his role as Spalding United manager. With Rayment deciding to watch Tuesday’s 3-0 Evo-Stik League First Division South loss against Shaw Lane Aquaforce from the stand, the Tulips felt compelled to release a statement denying any “rumours” that their boss was stepping down (click here to read it). The ...

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Spalding United chairman plays down rumours of a Rayment exit

Spalding United chairman Andy Gay has refuted speculation that boss Pat Rayment is to leave the club. A few rumours of his exit circulated on Twitter after Rayment decided to watch Tuesday’s 3-0 Evo-Stik League First Division South game from the stand behind the goal – and he even spent half time in the Tulips Social Club bar. But Gay ...

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Spalding United feel the Force of Shaw Lane in heavy home defeat

Spalding United 0 Shaw Lane Aquaforce 3 Three goals in 15 first-half minutes handed Spalding United a sobering 3-0 defeat against Evo-Stik League First Division South promotion rivals Shaw Lane Aquaforce on Tuesday night. Having looked the better side early on at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field, the Tulips were left shell-shocked by strikes from Gavin Allott (22), Joe ...

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Skipper Stainfield takes positives from Spalding United’s improved second-half

Skipper Nathan Stainfield has called on his Spalding United team-mates to emulate the work-rate and desire shown by conquerers Shaw Lane Aquaforce on Tuesday night. The central defender, who was man-of-the-match in the Tulips’ 3-0 loss (click here to read the report) , admits the title hopefuls showed amazing intensity at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field. Although not worried by Spalding’s recent ...

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Top Lockie treble fires Spalding United Reserves back into form

Johnny Lockie hit a hat-trick as Spalding United Reserves bounced back from back-to-back defeats to thump ICA Sports Reserves 7-0 on Saturday. From the off in the ChromaSport PDLF Division One clash, Spalding pressed and showing a bigger appetite than in their two previous outings and were immediately in front. The impressive Josh McGuire took on two down the right ...

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Spalding United set for Tuesday night clash with ‘title contenders’ Shaw Lane

Spalding United boss Pat Rayment reckons his side are facing one of the top two teams in the league tonight (Tuesday). The Tulips welcome second-placed Shaw Lane Aquaforce to the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field in what is perhaps the game of the night in Evo-Stik League First Division South (7.45pm). Widely considered one of the title favourites themselves, Spalding have ...

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Rayment: ‘Amusing’ Spalding United aren’t fulfilling their lofty potential

Pat Rayment laid into his under-performing Spalding United side as they crashed 3-1 at Chasetown on Saturday. Goals from Ryan Wynter (16), James Dance (48) and Nicky Turton (74) accounted for the Tulips in the Evo-Stik League First Division South clash, with Josh Moreman (60) getting their sole reply. The defeat was a third in five games in all competitions ...

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Spalding United soundly beaten at Chasetown as Holbeach United held

Spalding United slumped to a 3-1 defeat at Chasetown in Evo-Stik League First Division South on Saturday, while Holbeach United drew 0-0 at Peterborough Northern Star in the ChromaSport UCL Premier Division. Starting with the Tulips, boss Pat Rayment handed a debut to keeper Michael Emery – signed on an emergency loan deal with both Michael Duggan and Jordan McCready unavailable. ...

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Rayment eyes new faces after trio make Spalding United exit

Spalding United boss Pat Rayment is looking to bolster his Spalding United squad ahead of two tough Evo-Stik League First Division South tests in four days. The Tulips make the trip to Chasetown on Saturday (3pm), before hosting high-flying Shaw Lane Acquaforce on Tuesday (7.45pm) in what will be their first home league game since the win over Belper Town ...

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‘Outstanding’ ex-Tulip Millson is a transfer target for Holbeach United

Adam Millson has emerged as a transfer target for Holbeach United after his departure from South Holland rivals Spalding United. The midfield maestro, who the Tulips signed from Wisbech Town in the summer, left the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field on Monday in search of regular first team football. A former Boston United player, Millson is proven as a top performer ...

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Pat pleased as Newman earns Spalding United a rare victory at Goole

Goole AFC 0 Spalding United 1 Jake Newman‘s fourth goal in just three starts earned Spalding United their first victory at Goole since 2005 on Saturday. The striker struck on 24 minutes to settle a tight Evo-Stik League First Division South clash at Victoria Pleasure Grounds, as the Tulips bounced back from their midweek FA Cup heartbreak against Sporting Khalsa. ...

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Spalding United Reserves nine off pace after Warboys loss

Spalding United Reserves slipped to fifth in The ChromaSport Peterborough League Division One after suffering a 4-2 home reverse against Warboys Town on Saturday. Keeper Ashley Elderkin was called into action a number of times early on, but it was the Tulips who went ahead when Robbie Relf marked his return from injury with a cool clipped finish from Jamie ...

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Towns-end of the road for Spalding United as Khalsa spring FA Cup shock

Spalding United 1 Sporting Khalsa 2 Ten-man Spalding United crashed out of The Emirates FA Cup on Tuesday night as Sporting Khalsa came from behind to earn a famous 2-1 victory at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field. All looked to be going to plan for the Tulips when Mitch Griffiths lobbed home a 13th minute opener, but the game ...

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Rayment ready for FA Cup replay after seeing Tulips pay the penalty at Khalsa

Sporting Khalsa 1 Sporting United 1 Boss Pat Rayment bemoaned eight “amusing” minutes of added time as Spalding United were cruelly pegged back in The Emirates FA Cup on Saturday. The Tulips looked set to book themselves a guaranteed place in the fourth qualifying round when Josh Moreman fired them ahead after just 58 seconds at Sporting Khalsa. They held ...

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