Tulips

Tulips step towards play-off place

Spalding United earned an important point with Boldmere St Michaels on Saturday as they look set to clinch a Pitching-In Northern Premier League Midland Division play-off spot. Spalding had looked set for another defeat after an Andre Brown ninth minute penalty.But they improved in the second half creating several chances and got back on level terms though Bradley Rolt with ...

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Sandy ‘gutted’ after cup agony

Spalding United 0Grantham Town 1 Spalding United player manager Elliot Sandy has vowed to give the fans something to cheer about this season after a disappointing showing in Tuesday’s Lincolnshire County Cup final. The Tulips lost 1-0 to Grantham Town at Lincoln City’s Sincil Bank after a fine 56th minute strike by Elliott Durrell from the edge of the area.The ...

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Sandy prepares for a final push

Bedworth United 0Spalding United 0 Stand-in manager Elliot Sandy has been dropped in at the deep end with his Tulips team facing three matches in just seven days. Following Wednesday’s trip to Corby Town, Spalding welcome Harborough Town this Saturday before the eagerly anticipated Lincolnshire FA Senior Cup final against Grantham Town at Lincoln City on Tuesday.Six of Spalding’s remaining ...

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Tulips hit nine to start Sandy reign

Daventry Town 0Spalding United 9 New interim Spalding United manager Elliot Sandy joked he might have to retire from managing after an astonishing start to his period in the hot seat. The Tulips scored six goals in the opening 37 minutes at Daventry on Tuesday before sub Dylan Edge netted a second half hat-trick in their first game since the ...

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Third place Tulips sack boss Whaley

Spalding United are looking for a new manager after sacking Brett Whaley. The Tulips are third in the Pitching-In Northern Premier Midlands League, enjoying one of their best seasons in years and reached the final of the County Cup for the first time in around 30 years just two weeks ago.But despite not losing a league game until January 7, ...

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Tulips sack manager Whaley.

Spalding United are looking for a new manager after sacking Brett Whaley. The Tulips are third in the Pitching-In Northern Premier Midlands League, enjoying one of their best seasons in years and reached the final of the County Cup for the first time in around 30 years just two weeks. But despite not losing a league game until January 7, ...

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Shot-shy Spalding slip off title pace

Defensively, Spalding United look sound but a 1-0 defeat at Chasetown in the Midlands Division of the Pitching In Northern Premier League on Saturday highlighted their recent lack of firepower.The Tulips have only conceded two goals in their last five matches but have scored just one in four. That has seen them lose ground in the title race.A scrappy contest was decided by ...

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Tulips reach the county cup final

On his 400th appearance for the club, veteran keeper Michael Duggan sent Spalding United to their first County Cup final in 30 years with a penalty shoot out win over Cleethorpes on Tuesday night. The Tulips will take on Grantham Town in the final at Lincoln City’s LNER Stadium on Tuesday, March 28.Duggan saved twice in the shoot out to ...

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Mixed week for Tulips harms title challenge

Spalding United slipped further behind the Pitching-In Northern Premier Midlands Division leaders on Saturday following a surprise defeat to Hinckley Leicester Road, but they did bounce back to win one of their games in hand on Tuesday.While both of their title rivals won at the weekend, a 33rd minute goal from Nicholas Reeves was enough to condemn Spalding to defeat ...

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Tulips back to winning ways

Spalding United 1Sutton Coldfield Town 0 Spalding United returned to winning ways ahead of a showdown of the top two in the Pitching-In Northern Premier League Midlands Division. After recent postponements, the Tulips were back in action on Saturday with a Stefan Broccoli goal enough to beat Sutton Coldfield Town.It moved Spalding up to second in the table, three points ...

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Weather frustrates Tulips

Spalding United manager Brett Whaley says having two more games called off is ‘frustrating’.The Tulips had been hoping to bounce back from their first defeat of the season against Cambridge City on January 8, but have had all their fixtures postponed since then including scheduled fixtures against Corby on Saturday and Bedworth on Tuesday.“When you’ve lost a game you want ...

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Tulips get ready to hit the road

Spalding United were left waiting to get back to winning ways after their scheduled Pitching In Northern Premier League Midlands Division game with Shepshed Dynamo was called off on Saturday due to a water-logged pitch.So the Tulips turn to a quickfire double bill of trips to Northamptonshire.First up on Saturday Spalding are at Corby Town before visiting Daventry Town on ...

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Tulips pay the penalty in first defeat

Spalding United 0Cambridge City 2 The unbeaten run is over for Spalding United as two penalties saw Cambridge City to a 2-0 win on Saturday.The key moment came in the 68th minute when Cambridge’s Ryan Ingrey beat two Spalding defenders and goalkeeper Michael Duggan to the ball on the edge of the area.Nathan Stainfield got back to try and stop ...

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Run continues as Tulips top table

Top of the table with a game in hand and still unbeaten – happy new year Spalding United. A fantastic 3-2 victory over Stamford on Boxing Day was followed up by a more industrious, but equally important, 1-0 victory over bottom of the table Yaxley on Monday.“Christmas is a time where you get some different results so it’s great to ...

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Terrific Tulips send Pilgrims packing

Ahead of a huge Boxing Day fixture with Stamford, Spalding United moved into the Lincolnshire Senior Cup semi-finals by knocking out National North neighbours Boston United. The Tulips continued their fine form to see off a side two levels above them in front of a crowd of 413 at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field on Tuesday night. They produced ...

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Tulips are last English side to be unbeaten

Gresley Rovers 0Spalding United 2 Spalding United are now the only undefeated team in England’s top eight divisions after a battling 2-0 victory at Gresley Rovers on Saturday.Two second-half strikes from James Clifton (50 & 87) got the job done for Brett Whaley’s side at Moat Street, making it 11 wins and six draws from their 17 league games so ...

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Sweet 16 after a hard-fought win

Spalding United 2Sporting Khalsa 0 Goals in each half from Dylan Edge and Sam Cartwright earned Spalding United a 2-0 win over Sporting Khalsa on Saturday – making it an impressive 16 games unbeaten in the Pitching In NPL Midlands Division so far this season. Striker Edge opened the scoring after just four minutes at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing ...

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Jones keeps up unbeaten run for Tulips

Spalding United 2Boldemere St Michaels 2 For the third time in a matter of weeks, Spalding United continued their unbeaten start to the league season thanks to a late goal to draw 2-2.This time it was Archie Jones who struck with two minutes left, his second of the game, to ensure the Tulips avoided defeat against a Boldemere St Michaels ...

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Two wins set Tulips up for Boldemere

Two big wins for Spalding United have set the Tulips up nicely with a big game with Boldemere St Michaels this Saturday.Brett Whaley’s side are third after the unbeaten start continued with a 2-0 win at Harborough Town on Saturday followed by a dramatic 3-2 win over Chasetown on Tuesday night.Fourth place Boldemere make the trip to the Sir Halley ...

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Stainfield saves unbeaten run

Spalding United 2Bedworth United 2 After 12 games Spalding United remain the only unbeaten side in the Pitching In Northern Premier League Midlands, but only just after late drama on Saturday. Bedworth looked to have snatched a dramatic win after taking an 88th minute lead at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field on Saturday.But deep in to stoppage time Nathan ...

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