Crest of Holbeach United Football Club

Holbeach United

Thurlow Nunn League Division One North

Holbeach United Football Club, nicknamed “The Tigers,” is a non-league football club based in Holbeach, Lincolnshire.

Established in 1970, they currently compete in the Thurlow Nunn League Division One North, which is part of the tenth tier of English football. The team calls Carters Park their home ground.

History

Holbeach United, nicknamed “The Tigers,” was established in 1929, playing initially in the Kings Lynn and Peterborough leagues. Post-World War II, they joined the United Counties League (UCL), achieving notable placements in the early 1950s. Under the management of ex-Crystal Palace player Len Richley, the club moved to the Eastern Counties League in 1955, winning the Lincolnshire Senior Cup “B” in 1958. After a brief period in the Midland Counties League in 1962, they returned to the UCL, winning the Knockout Cup in 1965.

The 1980s marked a period of resurgence under Lloyd Hudson, with the team reaching the FA Cup first round and winning the Lincolnshire Senior Cup multiple times. In 1990, Holbeach achieved a historic domestic treble, winning the UCL title, Knockout Cup, and Benevolent Cup. The early 2000s saw further success, including a Premier League title and Lincolnshire Cup win in 2003.

Holbeach United has played at Carters Park since its founding. The ground, originally shared with a cricket club, underwent several developments, including a new 140-seater stand. A record attendance of 4,094 was recorded in 1955. In the 2015-16 season, the club drew national attention when goalkeeper Ricky Drury scored a last-minute bicycle kick in the FA Cup against Worcester City.