Long Sutton Hockey Club

Hockey: Long Sutton 2nd go 11 points clear at summit after latest victory

Long Sutton 2nd’s relentless charge towards the East Men’s Hockey League Division 4NW crown continued on Saturday. They defeated hosts Alford 1st 3-0 to go 11 points clear at the summit, with James Collingwood-Smith, McKenzie East and Luke Jackson all on target. Second-placed Spalding 3rd were also on winning form in 4NW, seeing off Kettering 2nd 3-0. Ben Scholes notched ...

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Hockey round-up: Stu hits a double but Spalding 1st are smashed for six

Spalding 1st suffered a 6-2 beating at Shefford and Sandy 1st in East Men’s Hockey League Premier B Division on Saturday. On good form ahead of the away trip, Spalding couldn’t repeat their recent heroics despite a double from ace goal-getting Stuart Cunnington. The scoreline flattered the hosts somewhat, with three of their six goals coming in the last ten ...

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Hockey round-up: Four-some Rogers steers Spalding to a six-y success

Spalding 1st stormed to their first away win of the East Men’s Hockey League Premier B season on Saturday as they beat hosts West Herts 2nd 6-4 in an absolute thriller. Steve Rogers stole the show with a four-goal salvo for Spalding, wile Stuart Cunnington and George Halgarth also got in on the act. From the off, Spalding had a ...

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Hockey round-up: Fine form continues as top Long Sutton show sinks leaders

In-form Long Sutton 1st defeated table-topping Bury St Edmunds 1-0 in East Men’s Hockey League Division 2N on Saturday to keep their stellar start to 2019 going. A first-half strike from Josh Baker was enough to give Sutton the points on the road, moving them into the safety on mid-table in the process. This was the second time in three ...

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Hockey round-up: Long Sutton are City slickers with four-some victory

Josh Baker hit a hat-trick as Long Sutton 1st romped to 4-0 victory over Norwich City 3rd in East Men’s Hockey League Division 2N on Saturday. Buoyed by last week’s performance, Sutton started well and soon opened the scoring through Baker at the Peele Leisure Centre. Nick Ellis then deflected Dan Batten’s well-driven shot beyond the excellent Norwich keeper to ...

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Hockey round-up: Super Long Sutton 1st start year with a battling Bury draw

Long Sutton 1st kicked off their 2019 fixtures in East Men’s Hockey League Division 2N with a fine 2-2 draw against high-flying Bury St Edmunds 1st on Saturday. The game started with a high tempo and with quality which would not have been out of place in higher divisions. Defensively, Brad Whitmore, Stefan Fox, Tom Baguley, Tom Burton and Harry ...

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Hockey round-up: Yellow cards prove costly in Spalding’s derby loss

Spalding 1st completed the first half of their East Men’s Hockey League Premier B campaign with a disappointing derby defeat on Saturday. Having knocked off the table-toppers a week earlier, Spalding were handed a 4-2 home reverse by Bourne Deeping 1st at Glen Park – and slipped into the bottom five as a result. The tone of the game was ...

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Hockey round-up: Dalton’s double derails leaders as Spalding bounce back

Rob Dalton bagged both goals as Spalding 1st stunned East Men’s Hockey League Premier B leaders East London 1st 2-1 on Saturday. Having suffered a humbling defeat the week before, Spalding were hoping to rediscover their best form in the Glen Park clash with the league’s top side. They duly delivered, playing some of their best hockey of the season ...

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Hockey round-up: Humbling defeat for Spalding 1st, Long Sutton 1st grab impressive win

High-flying Dereham 1st smashed Spalding 1st 7-0 in East Men’s Hockey League Premier B Division on Saturday as an impressive first half counted for little. On a fast and greasy surface that suited Spalding’s intricate style of play, the visitors quickly settled into the game against a Dereham side unbeaten in their previous three games. Despite forcing a number of ...

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Hockey round-up: Poachers take the derby spoils with narrow Sutton success

Ellie Pybus netted a classy winner 15 minutes from time to secure Spalding Poachers 1st a 1-0 derby victory at rivals Long Sutton 1st in East Women’s Hockey League Division 2NW on Saturday. Both sides have endured slow starts to the season, with just one point separating the pair ahead of the clash at the Peele Leisure Centre. Spalding failed ...

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Hockey round-up: Two hit trebles in gr-eight win for Spalding 3rd

Both Ben Scholes and Glenn Richardson helped themselves to hat-tricks as Spalding 3rd romped to an 8-0 win at Alford 1st on Saturday. Daniel Dorey Rodriguez and Frazer Watt were also on target for Spalding in the East Men’s Hockey League Division 4NW clash, which leaves them third in the table. The two sides above them are both South Holland-based, ...

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Hockey round-up: Cunnington’s late strike rescues a point for Spalding 1st

Spalding 1st are still seeking their first away win of the East Men’s Hockey League Premier B season after being held to a 1-1 draw at Ipswich East Suffolk 1st on Saturday. The Spalding men made one of their strongest starts to a game this season, but found themselves 1-0 down at half-time following a counter attack from the hosts. ...

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Hockey round-up: Spalding 1st flying high in table after battling Shefford and Sandy success

Spalding 1st climbed up to third in the East Men’s Hockey League Premier B table with a 2-1 victory over Shefford and Sandy 1st on Saturday. Steve Rogers volleyed Spalding into a 1-0 half-time lead at Glen Park, but the visitors levelled 17 minutes from time from a penalty flick. However, Josh Rowbottom met Jake Baker’s perfect cross to fire ...

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Hockey round-up: Spalding denied victory by debatable late penalty in derby duel

Spalding 1st were denied an East Men’s Hockey League Premier B derby victory at City of Peterborough 2nd by a controversial late strike on Saturday. The clash ended 2-2 with Spalding having led 2-0, but they were ultimately denied by a questionable late penalty flick awarded for the use of a foot. Josh Rowbottom slotted home the opening goal for ...

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Hockey round-up: Cunnington hits treble as Spalding smash West Herts for six

Captain Stuart Cunnington helped himself to a hat-trick in Spalding 1st’s super 6-1 victory over West Herts 2nd in East Men’s Hockey League Premier B on Saturday. Bidding to bounce back after losing their last game, Spalding played dominant hockey throughout and raced to a 2-0 lead after 15 minutes thanks to a brace from Cunnington. Hungry to finish the ...

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Hockey round-up: Ten-man Spalding are punished by Wapping

Spalding 1st paid the price for going a man down as they suffered a 2-1 defeat at Wapping in the East Men’s Hockey League’s Premier B division on Saturday. Fresh of the back of their first win of the season the previous week, Spalding faced a long trip down to the Olympic Stadium’s Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre amid ...

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Hockey round-up: Glen’s penalty steers Spalding to first victory

Spalding 1st secured their first win of the new East Men’s Hockey League Premier B season as they beat Blueharts 1st 2-1 on Saturday. It was always likely to be a close clash between two sides that have been promoted and relegated together in each of the past two campaigns. The away side struck first at Glen Park with a ...

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Hockey round-up: Spalding share eight goals in derby cracker with Bourne Deeping

Spalding 1st battled out a 4-4 draw with neighbours Bourne/Deeping 1st in their East Men’s Hockey League Premier B opener on Saturday. Relegated last season, Spalding will have been happy enough with the share of the spoils in the away fixture ahead of this Saturday’s home opener against Blueharts (1.30pm). A new-look Spalding 2nd went down 3-1 at home to ...

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Boost for Long Sutton Hockey Club as new coaches arrive to drive teams forward

This season will see an exciting new coaching set up for the senior teams at Long Sutton Hockey Club – and they are hoping it’ll help them attract new players. The ladies’ section have just secured Neil Evans on a two-year coaching deal and are looking forward to further improving both teams, a process he began last season. Evans has ...

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Hockey round-up: Heavy loss confirms Spalding’s relegation

A crushing 10-2 home defeat against Harleston Magpies on Saturday saw Spalding 1st’s relegation from East Men’s Hockey League Premier A confirmed on Saturday. In what is their first-ever season at this standard, Spalding have managed just two wins and three draws from 21 games so far and will conclude their campaign at Chelmsford on April 7. Saturday saw former ...

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