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FOOTBALL: Spalding United look to open up the gap

The final countdown for Spalding United’s play-off challenge gets under way on Tuesday.

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The ball heads towards the top corner as Leon Mettam puts the Tulips ahead. Photos by Tim Wilson

MATCH VERDICT: Three-sy does it for Spalding United

Another win ticked off – five more to go for Spalding United’s play-off target.

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Bradley Wells (9) claimed the second Spalding goal. Photo by Tim Wilson

FOOTBALL: Saturday round-up and results

Spalding United, Deeping Rangers and Holbeach United picked up maximum points on Saturday - but Bourne Town suffered a home defeat.

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Leon Mettam celebrates his midweek winner. Malcolm Swinden Photography

FOOTBALL: Spalding United must show belief in play-off push

Chris Rawlinson takes charge of his first home game as Spalding United’s manager on Saturday.

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Matt Warfield

FOOTBALL: Players need to get hunger back, says Holbeach United boss

Boss Seb Hayes is running out of patience with Holbeach United’s under-performing squad.

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Jenk Acar scores from the spot. Malcolm Swinden Photography

MATCH VERDICT AND VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS: Mettam magic earns points for 10-man Spalding United

What a way for Spalding United to finally record a first win this season against any of their promotion rivals.

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Bradley Wells is challenged by Ben Ford. Malcolm Swinden Photography

FOOTBALL: First win for new Spalding United boss

Chris Rawlinson reflected on his first win as Spalding United manager after the 10 men came from behind to beat AFC Rushden & Diamonds.

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Chris Rawlinson

FOOTBALL: More attacking options for Spalding United

Boss Chris Rawlinson has promised a more positive approach by Spalding United tonight.

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A second-half chance for Dan Flack. Photos by Tim Wilson

FOOTBALL: Nothing to cheer for big crowd at Deeping Rangers

Deeping Rangers’ biggest crowd of the season arrived in anticipation – but most left disappointed after watching a scrappy game.

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Scott Mooney can't find a way through the Yaxley defence. Photos by Tim Wilson

FOOTBALL: Missed chances for Deeping Rangers but clean sheet extends run

A first goalless draw since the final day of last season was a story of missed chances for Deeping Rangers.

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Deeping striker Scott Mooney is denied. Photos by Tim Wilson

FOOTBALL: Saturday results

Spalding United and Holbeach United both suffered 3-1 away defeats as Deeping Rangers fought out a goalless draw.

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Nathan Whitehead makes a challenge (Credit Arthur Haigh-WhiteRosePhotos)

MATCH VERDICT: Champions-elect leave Spalding United to focus on play-offs

Just past the hour mark of Saturday’s top-of-the-table showdown, Spalding United looked set to take control.

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Deeping Rangers

FOOTBALL: Your guide to all the games

This week’s fixture list - support your local team!

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Jason Kilbride

FOOTBALL: Tough test for Deeping Rangers

A sixth successive win is the target for Deeping Rangers on Saturday.

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Red card for Sutton Bridge

FOOTBALL: Darren’s debut hat-trick helps Holbeach to beat leaders

Holbeach United extended their 100 per cent record with a 7-1 victory over Spalding Sunday League leaders Sutton Bridge.

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Josh Ford

FOOTBALL: Holbeach United aiming for third successive win

Holbeach United are back on the road this weekend in a bid to maintain their winning run.

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Bradley Wells was off target in the home defeat to Shaw Lane

FOOTBALL: One man banned for Rawlinson’s first test

Chris Rawlinson must make at least one change for his first game as Spalding United’s manager.

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Spalding were beaten 1-0 by Shaw Lane last month

FOOTBALL: Six of best for Spalding United

New boss Chris Rawlinson takes charge of Spalding United for the start of a key period in the promotion push.

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Chris Rawlinson, Dave Frecklington and Terry Fleming collected December's club of the month award from the Evo-Stik League

COMMENT: Stability is key for Spalding United

Well, that was a surprise!

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Dave Frecklington on the touchline at the Sir Halley Stewart Field

FOOTBALL: Frecklington grateful for role with ‘a fantastic club’

Dave Frecklington has backed Spalding United to finish off the job this season – despite his shock departure.

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