Hockey

Men’s hockey round-up: Spalding 1st survive second half barrage to go top, Sutton beaten in ten-goal thriller

Spalding 1st are back on top of East Men’s Hockey League Division One North after defeating one of their chief title rivals Harleston Magpies 2nd 3-2 at Glen Park on Saturday. With Harleston top and Spalding 2nd at the start of play, the sides knew that whoever won would be sitting pretty for at least the next week. Spalding started ...

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Ladies’ hockey round-up: Mia and Charlotte grab five each as Spalding Poachers hit a deadly dozen

Two players helped themselves to five goals apiece as Spalding Poachers 1st continued their remarkable form in East Women’s Hockey League Division Two North West on Saturday. Both Charlotte Maplethorpe and Mia Dewing netted five times as Poachers hammered Cambridge University 3rd 12-0 – making it 25 goals in two weeks for the flawless table-toppers. Harriet Mowbray and Sally Pilgrim ...

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Men’s hockey round-up: Super Sutton seal their best win of season with 11-goal frenzy

Rampant Long Sutton 1st produced their best performance of the East Men’s Hockey League season so far on Saturday as they hammered St Ives 2nd 11-0 in Division Two North West. The in-form Josh Fyson starred with a four-goal haul at the Peele Leisure Centre, while Josh Baker also bagged a hat-trick. Daniel Batten (2), Luke Proctor and Tyler Hagan ...

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Ladies’ hockey round-up: 13 proves lucky for Spalding 1st as Harriet hammers hat-trick

Spalding Poachers 1st cemented their place at the top of East Women’s Hockey League Division Two North West with another stunning showing on Saturday. They chalked up their biggest win of the season so far with an emphatic 13-0 victory over hosts St Ives 2nd – making it eight wins from eight to move five points clear at the top. ...

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Ladies’ hockey round-up: Four-some Sutton grab second win, seven on the spin for Spalding

After a rocky run of results, Long Sutton ladies’ 1st got back to winning ways in East Women’s Hockey League Division Two North West with a 4-0 victory over St Ives 2nd. In what was their first win since another 4-0 success on September 25, they netted twice in each half at the Peele Leisure Centre. The goals came from ...

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Men’s hockey round-up: Spalding’s perfect start ended by last-gasp Cambridge strike

After six wins on the spin, Spalding 1st finally lost their maiden East Men’s Hockey League Division One North game of the season on Saturday. A 3-2 home reverse against Cambridge University 2nd at Glen Park not only shattered their 100 per cent record, but also dropped them down to second in the standings on goal difference. In what was ...

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Men’s hockey round-up: Six on spin for five-star Spalding, Fyson hits treble in Long Sutton thriller

Spalding 1st remain the only team with a perfect record in East Men’s League Division One North after a 5-1 victory at Cambridge City 3rd on Saturday. Joe Higgins opened the scoring for Spalding, but they weren’t quite at their flowing best in the first period and were soon pegged back by the hosts. As half-time loomed, the visitors began ...

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Ladies’ hockey round-up: Derby delight for Spalding Poachers in Long Sutton showdown

Red-hot Spalding Poachers 1st took the South Holland bragging rights on Saturday as they defeated rivals Long Sutton 1st 3-1 to keep their flawless start to the East Women’s Hockey League Division Two North West season going. It’s now six wins from as many games for the table-topping Poachers – who are sitting a healthy six points clear at the ...

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Hockey round-up: Classy Charlotte hits five as Spalding stay perfect, Sutton 2nd take derby spoils

Charlotte Maplethorpe fired five goals as Spalding Poachers 1st smashed 11 goals in East Women’s Hockey League Division Two North West on Saturday. Harriet Mowbray also helped herself to a hat-trick, while Hennie Boekestyn, Angel Harkus and Ellie Holland found the net too in Spalding’s huge 11-2 win at Cambridge Nomads 1st to stay top of the league with five ...

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Hockey round-up: Fyson fires four goals to inspire Sutton win, Spalding stay top

A four-goal salvo from player-of-the-match Josh Fyson steered Long Sutton 1st to a very welcome 8-1 victory over Cambridge City Vets in East Men’s Hockey League Division Two North West on Saturday. After suffering two defeats on the spin, Sutton were determined to put that behind them and went 2-0 up after ten minutes through Fyson and Nick Ellis. That ...

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Hockey round-up: Baker bags winner to extend Spalding’s super winning streak

It’s now three wins from three for Spalding 1st as they continued their perfect start to the new East Men’s Hockey League Division One North season on Saturday. Early pace-setters Spalding saw off a very game Pelicans 1st 2-1 at Glen Park, with Stuart Cunnington and Jacob Baker on the mark. In the pouring rain at Surfleet, Spalding went ahead ...

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Hockey round-up: Spalding’s stellar start rolls on with a gr-eight victory

Seven different players scored as Spalding 1st continued their flying start to the new East Men’s Hockey League Premier B season by thrashing Cambridge Nomads 1st 8-1 on Saturday. Tom Amess, Joe Higgins, Stuart Cunnington, Jacob Baker, Joe Rogers, George Halgarth (2) and Sam Sly all netted at Wilberforce Road Sports Ground as Spalding made it two wins from as ...

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Hockey round-up: Cunnington treble as Spalding hit nine, five-star Sutton shine

Spalding men’s 1st made a dream start to the new East Men’s Hockey League Division One North season as they thrashed Bourne Deeping 1st 9-0 on Saturday. A Stuart Cunnington hat-trick was their highlight at Glen Park, as they finished day one top of the table. In Division Two North West, Long Sutton 1st also made a stellar start as ...

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Inter-club action as part of Spalding’s

A small slice of normality resumed for Spalding Hockey Club’s players on Saturday as they returned to match action – albeit in the form of inter-club matches. With the COVID-19 pandemic ending the regular season prematurely at the end of 2020, this was the first chance the players have had to put stick to ball in a competitive manner so ...

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Hockey club get back into training

Spalding Hockey Club are returning to action this weekend. The club are set to host a series of training sessions and friendlies throughout the spring and summer. While there’s no official fixtures against other clubs currently planned, the club asked players if they’d like to start playing after the lockdown ended rather than wait for the season to re-start again ...

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Hockey clubs’ league season is terminated

Spalding and Long Sutton Hockey Clubs have had their league seasons officially terminated – but there may be an opportunity for end of campaign competitions. The East League made the announcement last week that the league season would be terminated. Secretary Neil Liversedge said: “The feedback we have had from both clubs and senior members from clubs is that there ...

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Training only for South Holland’s hockey clubs as Tier 3 status delays play

Both Spalding Hockey Club and Long Sutton Hockey Club face a delay in returning to competitive action. With South Holland among the many areas to be placed in Tier 3 of government restrictions, both clubs are only permitted to return to training. But they cannot return to action in the East Hockey League, unlike clubs based in areas in the ...

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Hockey round-up: First win for Spalding Poachers thanks to Mia’s winner

Spalding Poachers finally secured their first win of the East Women’s Hockey League season on Saturday as Mia Dewing’s winner sank Cambridge City 4th. After three defeats and a draw from their first four Division 2NW fixtures, the Poachers earned a much-needed 2-1 triumph at Glen Park to kick-start their campaign. A heavy downpour delayed the start, but the hosts ...

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England Hockey confirms suspension of East League ahead of Thursday’s lockdown

South Holland duo Spalding Hockey Club and Long Sutton Hockey Club are to take an enforced and immediate month-long break from action. That’s after England Hockey announced that all activity within the sport will be suspended in line with the national lockdown in England, which is due to start today (Thursday). With hockey usually having a month-long winter break either ...

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Hockey round-up: Spalding 3rd go goal crazy in dominant derby display

Three players helped themselves to hat-tricks as Spalding 3rd waltzed to a huge 13-1 derby win over Bourne Deeping 4th in East Men’s Hockey League Division 5NW on Saturday. Jacob Drew (4), Dan Azzopardi (3) and Michael Morris (3) all impressed in front of goal at Glen Park as Spalding shot up to third in the standings.Daniel Plant (2) and ...

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