Hockey

Hockey round-up: Spalding 1st leave it late to pinch a point on the road, another defeat for Long Sutton 1st

A late Joe Higgins strike earned Spalding 1st a deserved 3-3 draw at Old Southendian 1st in East Men’s Hockey League Premier B Division on Saturday. After a three-hour trip to Southend-On-Sea, Spalding started well and took a deserved lead from Stuart Cunnington’s great reverse stick finish. However, the hosts managed to grab two goals from rebounds following quick counter ...

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Ladies’ hockey round-up: Nice and three-sy for Long Sutton 1st, disappointing defeat for Poachers

Long Sutton ladies’ 1st stormed to an impressive 3-0 victory at Cambridge University 3rd in East Women’s Hockey League Division 2NW on Saturday. In-form Sutton started with a high press against a young team who made up any loss in experience with boundless energy. A starting midfield quartet of Jo Bland, Gemma Parr, Emmy Gittins and Jemima Dodd created a ...

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Women’s hockey round-up: Five-star Charlotte inspires Poachers win, Sutton 1st on-song

Seven-up Spalding Poachers roared to their biggest win of the East Women’s Hockey League Division 2NW season so far on Saturday. Charlotte Maplethorpe was the star of the show with five of the goals in a 7-0 demolition at Glen Park, with Madeline Haunch and Evie Maltby rounding off the rout. The dynamic duo of Maltby and Maplethorpe offered a ...

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Men’s hockey round-up: Double figures for in-form Spalding 4th as Jacob fires four

Jacob Drew helped himself to a fantastic four-goal haul as Spalding 4th romped to a 10-1 derby win over Bourne Deeping 5th in East Men’s Hockey League Division 5NW on Saturday. It’s now five wins from seven games for high-flying Spalding, who are second in the table and just three points behind leaders Wisbech 3rd. Drew’s four goals were the ...

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Hockey round-up: Spalding 2nd held in ten-goal thriller at Cambridge, Poachers earn deserved draw at title rivals

Spalding 2nd were involved in one of the best games of the weekend in the East Men’s Hockey League on Saturday. Their Division 3NW fixture at Cambridge City Vets ended in a thrilling 5-5 draw at the Wilberforce Road Sports Ground. Glenn Perkins (2), Ryan Mountney, Steve Rogers and William Steed all found the net for Spalding in the ten-goal ...

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Work set to begin on Long Sutton’s new £200k all-weather surface

After two years of fundraising Long Sutton Community Sports Association – in conjunction with Long Sutton Hockey Club – have managed to secure the funds to replace the carpet on their all-weather pitch at the Peele Leisure Centre. The club is approaching its centenary year and, while the existing surface had given 21 years’ great service, wear and tear meant ...

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Hockey round-up: Five-star Spalding 1st back to winning ways against Upminster

Spalding 1st returned to winning ways in East Men’s Hockey League Premier B with a thumping 5-2 victory over Upminster 1st on Saturday. Doubles from Stuart Cunnington (2) and Glenn Richardson (2), plus a James Mayhew strike, secured an emphatic win at Glen Park and moved Spalding into fourth place. Richardson’s strike gave them a 1-0 half-time lead, but Upminster ...

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Hockey round-up: Derby spoils shared as Long Sutton earn draw at Spalding

Spalding Poachers 1st dropped their first points of the East Women’s League Division 2NW season on Saturday as neighbours Long Sutton 1st picked up a 1-1 draw at Glen Park. Ahead of the all-South Holland clash, Spalding had racked up three wins from as many games while Sutton had only managed one victory. It looked like the Surfleet showdown was ...

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Hockey round-up: Seven-up Spalding storm into third place, three wins on spin for red-hot Poachers

Spalding 1st stormed up to third in the East Men’s Hockey League Premier B table after walloping hosts Shefford and Sandy 1st 7-1 on Saturday. It was the home side who opened the scoring, but Spalding kept their heads and two Stuart Cunnington short corners put them ahead and Glenn Richardson’s fine finish made it 3-1. Cunnington deflected home his ...

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Hockey round-up: Super Stuart stars to inspire Spalding men to a weekend double

Stuart Cunnington scored five times as Spalding 1st enjoyed two East Men’s Hockey League Premier B victories in as many days over the weekend. Ace goal-getter Cunnington bagged a treble to inspire Spalding to a 4-3 win at Bourne Deeping 1st on Saturday, with Joe Maltby the other scorer. That man Cunnington then notched a double to seal a 2-1 ...

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Hockey round-up: Depleted Long Sutton beaten by Kettering in thrilling clash

Depleted Long Sutton Hockey Club men’s 1st came up just short in a thriller with Kettering 1st on the opening day of the season. Dan Batten and Josh Baker both bagged at the Peele Leisure Centre on Saturday, but Sutton were edged out 3-2. Meanwhile, Sutton’s top ladies’ team battled to a 0-0 draw with hosts Bourne Deeping 1st in ...

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Taylor’s latest Spalding Hockey Club summer camp is a huge success

The eighth annual Matt Taylor Summer Camp was once again a resounding success for Spalding Hockey Club. Close to 50 South Lincolnshire youngsters, the majority from the host club, attended the camp at Surfleet’s Glen Park and were put through their paces by Taylor and his highly-rated team. Taylor, who is a former England international and is currently Director of ...

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Prizes aplenty at Spalding Hockey Club’s end of season extravaganza

Prizes galore were dished out as Spalding Hockey Club celebrated the end of the season with their annual awards presentation at St Norbert’s school. The senior teams presented reports on their seasons culminating in the presentation of the player of the season for each side. They were as follows: Men’s section: 1st team – Jacob Baker; 2nd – George Nairn; ...

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Walking Hockey sessions are proving to be a big hit for Spalding

Spalding Hockey Club’s Walking Hockey sessions have got off to a great start. Since the first session just after Easter, attendances have been around the 20 mark – with many making a return to the game after a break of several years. The sessions are held on the all-weather pitch at Glen Park (Surfleet) on Wednesday mornings from 10.30am to ...

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Popular presentation night celebrates a successful Long Sutton Hockey Club season

Long Sutton Hockey Club finished their season on a high note with a well-attended presentation evening on Saturday. The club came together to celebrate in style and show what a tremendous season they’ve enjoyed – with the awards get shared between the ages. The obvious high note saw Sutton’s men’s 2nd team winning their league and gaining promotion in East ...

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Spalding Hockey Club men face wait on survival

It’s a case of wait and see for Spalding 1st men’s East Midlands Hockey League Premier B status as they ended the season with a fine victory at the Lee Valley Hockey Centre in the Olympic Park. Spalding did their part with a superb 1-0 victory over the already promoted East London 1st at the weekend But both of the ...

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Baker puts the cherry on top of superb Long Sutton season

Long Sutton Men’s 1s crowned their best season points-wise for 19 years with a 6-0 demolition of Bourne Deeping 2nds. After picking up just four points from their first four fixtures, a positive season for the young side ended with three straight wins. Sutton have developed into a passing, attractive hockey playing unit. This proved to be true right from ...

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Spalding Ladies teams safety secured with wins

Spalding Ladies’ 1s gained the three points they needed from their penultimate game to ensure their Division 2NW status. A 3-2 victory at home to Cambridge City did the trick. A confident start saw Spalding pass the ball around well and create good attacking opportunities. After earlier penalty corner efforts had failed to find the mark, a slip to player-of-the-match Kelly Slater on ...

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Defeats for both Long Sutton Ladies teams

Both of Long Sutton’s Ladies sides slipped to 3-1 defeats on the final weekend of the season. The Ladies 1s travelled to the East Women’s League Division 2NW surprise package Bourne Deeping having secured their place in the division the week before. Home side Bourne were straight on the front foot and Wallis in goal needed to be on her ...

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Hockey round-up: Spalding’s survival bid goes to the final round after thrilling loss

Spalding 1st face a nervy final weekend of the season after failing to secure their East Men’s Hockey League Premier B status on Saturday. They were beaten 6-5 by Dereham 1st at Glen Park on Saturday – meaning they could be relegated if they don’t win at already-promoted East London 1st this Saturday. Goals from Stu Cunnington (2), Rob Dalton ...

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