Beeson back with Tulips

Spalding Utd manager Pat Rayment.  Photo:  SG180812-204TW. www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/buyaphoto
Spalding Utd manager Pat Rayment. Photo: SG180812-204TW. www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/buyaphoto

Spalding United are not letting up in the race for the Evo-Stik League First Division South play-offs after re-signing Holbeach United winger Lee Beeson.

The Tigers trickster made the switch from Carter’s Park in time to line up for the Tulips in the second leg of their double-header against Goole at Victoria Pleasure Grounds tonight.

Spalding United's Lee Beeson is back in a Tulips'shirt after re-signing from Holbeach United.

Spalding United's Lee Beeson is back in a Tulips'shirt after re-signing from Holbeach United.

Beeson was part of the Spalding side that lifted the UCL Premier Division title last season and rejoins the club after a convincing-enough 4-1 win over the Vikings from the East Riding, helped by a brace from Tom Waumsley.

Rayment said: “I’m pleased with the three points but very disappointed with the goal we conceded because the lead-up to it was calamitous.

“We didn’t make it easy for ourselves but I’m pleased for Tom Waumsley who came off the bench.

“We’ve got strikers and we make decisions, but Tom’s come off the bench and given us a selection headache.

“If we can get another three points tonight, it will be two off our target of winning six games between now and the end of the season, going into the Mickleover Sports and Newcastle Town games.”

Rayment revealed that influential right-winger and back-up right-back Mitch Griffiths is to miss the games against the two Midlands sides, while Nathan Stainfield is doubtful for tonight’s trip to Goole and Chris Hall is out due to work commitments.

“It’s hard for the players that are coming in to hit the ground running but that’s got to be the demand,” Rayment said.

“We can’t afford for players to have two or three games to bed in because it’s all about results.

“I want us to be playing well because you can’t carry on not playing very well and keep winning games.”

One of the players Rayment was referring to was striker Avelino Vieira who scored his first goal for the Tulips since joining just over a week ago.

Vieira said: “I’ve played at this level before (for Corby Town) so I enjoy it, the manager believes in me and I’ve come here to do my best and help the team to go to 
another level.

“I’ve been out injured for two months and I need time to catch up but the lads have helped me a lot.

“I was pleased with my goal but the most important thing was the three points and we move on to the next game.”