Long Sutton Hockey Club

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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Hockey round-up: Nine-goal haul sees Spalding 4th climb into second

Spalding 4th are still in the hunt for promotion from East Men’s Hockey League Division 5NW after a thumping 9-1 victory over Cambridge City 6th on Saturday. It was a bitterly cold day that saw gale force winds and snow throughout the match at Glen Park – but it didn’t prevent a determined Spalding team from putting in an outstanding ...

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Hockey round-up: AJ’s gr-eight show inspires Poachers 2nd to a deadly dozen

Alanna “AJ” Bunyan scored an incredible eight goals as Spalding Poachers 2nd thrashed March Town 1st 12-1 in East Women’s Hockey League Division 3NW on Saturday. The talented Bunyan scored a hat-trick in the first half, along with a goal from Lauren Spenceley, as Spalding seized command of the game. With some high-quality hockey being played, Bunyan bagged five more ...

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WEEKEND FIXTURES: The snow is forcing postponements across the board

Much of this weekend’s outdoor sport is likely to be postponed due to the heavy snowfall over the past few days. In football, Spalding United’s trip to Sheffield FC in Evo-Stik NPL First Division South was called off on Friday morning. Pinchbeck United’s fixture at Thrapston Town in ChromaSport UCL Division was also postponed on Thursday afternoon, while Holbeach United’s ...

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Hockey round-up: Long Sutton 1st relegated after losing seven-goal thriller

Long Sutton 1st have been relegated from East Men’s Hockey League Division One after going down 4-3 at home to Old Southendian 1st on Saturday. Josh Fyson (2) and Daniel Batten netted for Sutton at the Peele Leisure Centre, but their 14th defeat from 18 games this season sees Sutton slip into Division 2NW next year. Also staring relegation in ...

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Ladies’ hockey round-up: Late Dewing save ensures Poachers secure a draw

Spalding Poachers 1st almost snatched defeat from the jaws of victory as they were forced to settle for a 3-3 draw at home draw with Pelicans 1st in East Women’s League Division 2NW on Saturday. An Amy Wells hat-trick looked set to give the Poachers a 3-2 victory after they’d fought back from 2-1 down at Glen Park. But King’s ...

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Hockey round-up: Solid Doolan return buoys Spalding 2nd despite loss

An encouraging return from James Doolan was the highlight as Spalding 2nd suffered a 4-2 defeat against St Neots 1st in East Men’s Hockey League Division 3NW on Saturday. Spalding took the game to St Neots from the off with some scintillating passing hockey and raced into a 2-0 lead through goals from Pete Wright and James Reston. This left ...

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Hockey round-up: Heartbreak for struggling Spalding 1st after pair of narrow losses

Two narrow defeats over the weekend perfectly summed up Spalding 1st’s season in East Men’s Hockey League Premier A. On Saturday, Spalding suffered a 4-3 loss at Ipswich 1st before suffering last-gasp heartache in a 3-2 reverse against Letchworth 1st just 24 hours later. The first clash saw an experienced Ipswich side hold on to win this crucial relegation battle ...

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Hockey round-up: Derby dismay for Spalding as Peterborough smash six

Spalding 1st are still searching for their first win of the East Men’s Hockey League Premier A season after suffering a 6-0 derby reverse against City of Peterborough (CoP) 1st on Saturday. With CoP chasing the title and promoted Spalding bidding to launch some kind of battle for survival, there was much to play for at Glen Park. A second-minute ...

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Ladies’ hockey round-up: Wells hits double as Poachers hold rivals in thriller

An East Women’s Hockey League Division 2NW derby thriller between Spalding Poachers 1st and City of Peterborough 2nd ended in a 3-3 draw on Saturday. The Spalding ladies knew right from the start that it was going to be a tough game after wave after wave of Peterborough (CoP) attacking play at Glen Park. The defence of Sally Pilgrim, Charlotte ...

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Miserable weekend for Sutton men

Long Sutton 1st XI will be looking to end their winless run in the East Men’s Hockey League Division One this coming weekend as they visit the side just above them in the table, Cambridge Nomads. Sutton remain second from bottom in the league table after losing 5-2 at home to mid-table Broxbourne last Saturday. There was a defeat too ...

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Hockey round-up: Late goals put the skids on Spalding’s stirring comeback

Clinical finishing was the difference as Spalding 1st failed to get their East Men’s League Premier A fixtures off to a winning start on Saturday. Spalding, who only managed to pick up two points in the first half of the season, slipped to a 9-3 defeat against an ever-improving Cambridge University 1st side at Glen Park to stay bottom. The ...

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