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Boss Rawlinson is sure that his struggling Spalding United side will come good

Chris Rawlinson insists that he’s still feeling positive about life at Spalding United despite the mounting problems both on and off the pitch. Saturday’s 2-1 home defeat against struggling Gresley was the Tulips’ fourth loss on the bounce – and the boss was forced to take to Twitter to set the record straight after receiving vocal criticism from two fans ...

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Respected One Touch Football are bringing an academy and education scholarship to Holbeach

Popular One Touch Football are offering an impressive academy and education scholarship for teenagers in Holbeach next year. One Touch – who are fronted up by academy director Glenn Vaughan –  have set-up a promising partnership with Holbeach United Youth, who are based at the state-of-the-art Community Sports Academy at Pennyhill. The students who sign up will receive UEFA coaching ...

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Boss admits Spalding United are ‘severely low on confidence’ after suffering Gresley defeat

Spalding Utd 1 Gresley 2 Two second half goals from Gresley’s Matt Melbourne sentenced out-of-sorts Spalding United to a fourth-successive 2-1 defeat on Saturday. All looked to be going to plan for the Tulips at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field early on, with Gary King firing them ahead on 16 minutes. Spalding should have been out of sight in ...

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Rawlinson: Spalding United must get over budget cuts and focus on winning games

Upbeat boss Chris Rawlinson reckons that it’s time everybody at Spalding United stopped feeling sorry for themselves. The Tulips slipped into something of a crisis last week when the club cut the weekly budget, forcing Rawlinson to shelve any plans of a promotion push in Evo-Stik NPL First Division South. There was no mass player exodus, however, with the players ...

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Saturday football: Tulips edged out by leaders, Tigers walloped by Wood and Pinchbeck go top

Spalding United suffered a 2-1 defeat at Evo-Stik NPL First Division South leaders Basford United on Saturday, while Holbeach United went down 5-0 at Walsall Wood in the Buildbase FA Vase and Pinchbeck United beat Burton Park Wanderers 2-1 in ChromaSport UCL Division One. Starting with the Tulips – who lined up with a strong side despite the much publicised ...

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Spalding United squad show solidarity despite suffering narrow defeat at leaders Basford

BASFORD UTD 2 SPALDING UTD 1 An unfortunate early own goal by skipper Adam Jackson proved to be the difference between Spalding United and unbeaten league leaders Basford United at Greenwich Avenue on Saturday, writes RAY TUCKER. After a week of upheaval and uncertainty that saw manager Chris Rawlinson’s have his playing budget slashed, the Tulips just about deserved a ...

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Boss Rawlinson ready for a ‘transitional period’ as he commits his future to Spalding United

Manager Chris Rawlinson has committed his future to Spalding United in the wake of the club cutting their weekly budget. The Tulips, who were spending big and pushing for promotion from Evo-Stik NPL Division One South last season, have opted for a “change in direction” off the pitch as they bid to safeguard their future. Although there is “no appetite” ...

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Rawlinson admits that “bang average” Spalding United didn’t do enough in surprise Carlton defeat

Spalding United 1 Carlton Town 2 Disappointed boss Chris Rawlinson admitted that his Spalding United side looked “bang average” as they slumped to a 2-1 home defeat against Carlton Town on Saturday. A first-half header from Jake Carlisle (32) gave Carlton the advantage in the Evo-Stik NPL First Division South clash, before Daniel Gordan’s low free-kick (56) doubled their money. ...

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Carlton Town clash starts Spalding United’s play-off push after cup heartache

Chris Rawlinson is keen for Spalding United to put their cup woes behind them and focus on mounting another play-off charge – starting with Saturday’s home clash against Carlton Town. The Tulips now have no choice but to put all of their energy into Evo-Stik NPL First Division South games after last weekend’s FA Trophy loss at Chasetown ended their ...

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Rawlinson felt ‘ill-disciplined’ Tulips deserved a replay despite Chasetown reverse

CHASETOWN 2 SPALDING UTD 1 Spalding United’s woeful record in cup competitions continued in Staffordshire on Saturday when they were booted out of the Buildbase FA Trophy by Chasetown – although a few wood shavings prevented them from taking the first qualifying round game to a replay. As the game entered added time, Tulips’ man-of-the-match Jordan Lemon watched on in ...

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Saturday football: Holbeach United smash Buckingham for six, ten-man Spalding United out of FA Trophy

Holbeach United cruised into the last eight of the ChromaSport UCL Knockout Cup on Saturday with a 6-0 win at Buckingham Town – but Spalding United crashed out of the Buildbase FA Trophy with a 2-1 defeat at Chasetown. The Premier Division Tigers booked a quarter-final date with second tier Harrowby United by thrashing  UCL Division One outfit Buckingham, with ...

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Rawlinson says its time for Spalding United to end their cup hoodoo in FA Trophy

Chris Rawlinson admits that everybody at Spalding United would love a cup run as they prepare to get their Buildbase FA Trophy campaign under way on Saturday. The Tulips chief reckons that his side have been “pretty rubbish” in the cup competitions in recent seasons, but wants that to end at Chasetown this weekend. Rawlinson’s side lost 3-0 to Grantham ...

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Spalding United’s welcome away win at Romulus is tainted by Spafford blow

ROMULUS 1 SPALDING UTD 2 Goals either side of half-time earned Spalding United only their second away win of the Evo-Stik NPL First Division South season on Saturday – but it came at a cost. Jordan Lemon’s 41st-minute cross was turned home by a Romulus defender at the Central Ground, before the in-form Jamie Jackson made it 2-0 on 49 ...

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Saturday round-up: Spalding United up to sixth, nice and three-sy for Pinchbeck United

Spalding United recorded a rare away win as they beat Romulus 2-1 to climb up to sixth in Evo-Stik NPL First Division South on Saturday, while Pinchbeck United strengthened their grip on second place in ChromaSport UCL Division One with a 3-0 victory over Lutterworth Athletic. Starting with the Tulips, another strike from the in-form Jamie Jackson and an own ...

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Boss admits that it’s time Spalding United started collecting points on the road

Chris Rawlinson doesn’t feel his Spalding United side should be considered overwhelming favourites for Saturday’s trip to basement boys Romulus (3pm). The Tulips make the trip to Coles Lane in tenth place in Evo-Stik NPL First Division South, but are just one point behind third-placed Stocksbridge Park Steels. Their Achilles heel has been away form, with just five points collected from ...

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More Integro penalty woe for Spalding United as Gresley hit back to win shoot-out

Spalding United 1 Gresley 1 (Gresley win 4-3 on penalties) Chris Rawlinson admitted that he was comfortable with Spalding United’s performance despite seeing his side crash out of the Integro League Cup to Gresley 4-3 on penalties after a 1-1 draw. Lewis Millington fired the Tulips ahead with a clinical finish midway through the first half at the Sir Halley ...

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We’re alright Jack! Spalding United dedicate Jackson-inspired victory to late Vice President Goddard

Spalding United 3 Sheffield FC 0 Jamie Jackson opened his Spalding United account in style as his hat-trick secured a 3-0 victory over ten-man Sheffield FC on Saturday. The striker grabbed the only goal of a drab first half at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field when he netted from a Jordan Lemon cross on 34 minutes. Grant Ryan’s red ...

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Rawlinson reckons that the next eight games will shape Spalding United’s season

The next eight games look set to define Spalding United’s season. That’s the verdict of boss Chris Rawlinson, who is hoping to see his side kick-on and begin their challenge for an Evo-Stik NPL First Division South play-off position. That run gets under way with a home game against struggling Sheffield FC on Saturday (3pm), with the 11th-placed Tulips just ...

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Warm tributes are paid to ‘Mr Spalding United’ after Jack Goddard’s passing

Heatfelt tributes have been paid to a “Spalding United legend” after Jack Goddard’s passing last Thursday night. Jack, who was 94 and died after a short illness, was a lifelong fan of the Tulips and his unwavering support over the years led to him becoming synonymous with the club. A positive and vocal supporter who loved to chat about the ...

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Basford beating sees Spalding United reach ‘crux point’ in their season

Spalding United 1 Basford United 3 Chris Rawlinson admits that his Spalding United side have reached a crossroads in their Evo-Stik NPL First Division South season after Tuesday night’s 3-1 defeat against Basford United. The Tulips produced some of their best football of the season in the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field clash, but were ultimately outgunned by a Basford ...

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