Long Sutton Hockey Club

Ladies’ hockey round-up: Long Sutton go third after firing five against promotion rivals

Five-star Long Sutton ladies’ 1st moved up to third place in the East Women’s Hockey League Division 2NW table with a huge win on Saturday. Jo Bland, Tania White, Charlie Leuty, Lisa Baker and Lyn Tancred all netted for Sutton against Cambs South 1st – who they leapfrog in the table as a result – at the Peele Leisure Centre. ...

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Ladies’ hockey round-up: Ellie’s strike not enough as Poachers are thrashed

Spalding Poachers 1st slipped to a hefty 5-1 defeat against Alford 1st in East Women’s Hockey League Division 2NW on Saturday. In what was their first game of 2018, the Poachers travelled to Skegness knowing they’d be in for a tough test. A fortunate goal came against the run of play and left Spalding behind, before a rocket from Ellie ...

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Hockey round-up: Returning Frazer shines for five-star Spalding 4th

Frazer Watt netted twice on his return from injury as Spalding 4th beat Wisbech Town 3rd 5-2 in East Men’s Hockey League Division 5NW on Saturday. It was the highlight of a two-game weekend for the Glen Park side, who also went down 2-1 at St Ives 3rd 24 hours later. On the Saturday, goals from Alex Cunnington, Ben Scholes, ...

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Hockey round-up: Derby delight for Spalding 2nd as Higgins hits timley brace

Spalding 2nd enjoyed their best moment of the East Men’s Hockey League Division 3NW season so far on Saturday as they beat rivals City of Peterborough (CoP) 4th 3-1. Despite Spalding – who had managed just one win all season prior to the derby – producing a commanding opening 20 minutes, it was CoP who opened the scoring. After the ...

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Hockey round-up: Shocking second half costs Spalding dear as winless run goes on

Survival in East Men’s Hockey League Division A now looks like a long shot for Spalding 1st after they were defeated 4-2 at fellow strugglers Saffron Walden on Saturday. Joe Rogers fired Spalding ahead after five minutes with a great short corner strike, but two soft goals were conceded before the half-time break to give the home side the advantage. ...

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Hockey round-up: Five-star derby showing from in-form Spalding Poachers

Spalding Poachers 1st continued their excellent recent form in East Women’s Hockey League with a rampant 5-0 Division 2NW victory over Wisbech Town 2nd on Saturday. Following their back-to-back weekend wins the previous week, the Poachers were full of confidence at Glen Park ahead of the visit of their struggling – but experienced – rivals from Fenland. A solo effort ...

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Hockey round-up: Rogers holds his nerve to secure Spalding 1st a draw

Joe Rogers netted a last-gasp penalty to earn Spalding 1st a 2-2 draw at fellow strugglers Blueharts 1st in East Men’s Hockey League Premier A Division on Saturday. Ahead of the clash of two of last season’s promoted sides, both needed to build on their haul of just one point from seven games – but in the end they had ...

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Hockey round-up: Unlucky 13 as Spalding 1st are mauled by Magpies

Spalding 1st were on the receiving end of a masterclass display by a ruthless Harleston Magpies team as they lost 13-0 in East Men’s Hockey League Premier A on Saturday. Travelling to Norfolk with five players unavailable, Spalding knew this was always going to be a difficult task and they weren’t allowed to settle in the pouring rain – conceding ...

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Hockey round-up: Basement battle draw gets Spalding 1st off mark in Premier A

Promoted Spalding 1st finally have their maiden East Men’s Hockey League Premier A point after a 1-1 draw with fellow strugglers Ipswich 1st – but they were left to rue late missed chances at Glen Park. With both sides having failed to register a point between them in their opening five games of the season, it looked like being an ...

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Hockey round-up: Spalding 1st’s search for first win goes on after derby defeat

A strong first-half showing ultimately counted for nothing as Spalding 1st suffered a 6-2 derby defeat at City of Peterborough 1st in East Men’s Hockey League Premier A on Saturday. Still searching for their first victory of their maiden campaign at this standard, it was 2-2 at half-time – but four unanswered second-half strikes sentenced Spalding to a fifth loss ...

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Hockey round-up: Strong show counts for little as slack spell costs Spalding 1st

Spalding 1st may have lost their fourth East Men’s Hockey League Division A game on the spin on Saturday – but they gave a good account of themselves against Wapping 1st. Promoted Spalding put in an excellent performance against a side who had been relegated from the National League last season, but ultimately lost 6-2 at Glen Park to stay ...

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Hockey round-up: Much-improved Spalding 1st feeling positive despite loss

Spalding 1st suffered their third East Men’s Hockey League Premier A defeat on the bounce on Saturday – but they very much looked like they belong at their new level in the 3-1 loss at Cambridge Uni 1st. Although results haven’t gone their way in their first season in the East League’s top flight, they were eager to put in ...

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Hockey round-up: Baker’s half dozen as Long Sutton 2nd smash Alford for 11

A double hat-trick from Josh Baker fired Long Sutton 2nd to a sensational 11-0 victory over Alford 1st in East Men’s Hockey League Division 4NW on Saturday. Having suffered a 7-3 derby defeat the previous week, Sutton firmly put that score to bed in their first home game of the season at the Peele Lesiure Centre, with Gary Hales also ...

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Hockey round-up: Losing start for history makers despite Cunnington treble

Spalding 1st suffered a 6-3 defeat at Letchworth 1st in their first-ever game in East Men’s Hockey League Premier A on Saturday. Having secured back-to-back promotions, Spalding always knew stepping up to the league’s highest level would be tough – but they gave a decent account of themselves. This Saturday sees them host Bedworth at Glen Park (11.30am). Also beginning ...

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Hockey round-up: Promoted Spalding 1st sign off stellar season in style

Having already clinched promotion to East Men’s Hockey League Premier A, Spalding 1st completed their campaign with a big 7-3 success at West Herts 2nd on Saturday. Connor Allen and Stuart Cunnington found the net for Spalding in a closely contested first half, but they found themselves trailing 3-2 at the break. Deciding that they wanted to finish the season ...

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Hockey round-up: Draw clinches historic promotion to Premier A for Spalding 1st

A hard-fought draw at fellow promotion candidates Norwich City on Saturday saw Spalding 1st clinch promotion to the East Men’s Hockey League Premier A division for the first time in the club’s history. Spalding had the ideal start when short corner specialist Stuart Cunnington whipped home one of his trademark flicks in the second minute. Both sides struggled at times ...

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Hockey round-up: Spalding 1st see their title hopes crushed by derby defeat

Spalding 1st saw their title dream in East Men’s Hockey League Premier B dashed by CoP 2nd on Saturday as the city side clinched the crown with a 3-2 victory at Glen Park. Hosts Spalding started the top-of-the-table clash much the better at Surfleet – and went ahead when Stuart Cunnington set up Glen Richardson, who showed immaculate touch and ...

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Hockey round-up: Champions Spalding 4th complete perfect season in typical fashion

Spalding 4th completed a flawless season in East Men’s Hockey League Division 6NW (N) with another huge win on Saturday. They thrashed Alford 2nd 11-1 at Glen Park, with Shaun Dewing and Jeremy Watt both firing four, while Max Bland (2) and Bailey Harker also bagged. The champions won all 18 of their league games, scoring 114 and shipping just ...

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Women’s hockey round-up: Ace AJ bags four as Poachers pummel struggling Wisbech

Spalding Poachers 2nd produced a devastating display to wallop Wisbech 3rd 11-0 in East Women’s Hockey League Division 3NW on Saturday. Knowing that winless Wisbech were rooted to the foot of the table, Spalding knew that the Glen Park clash would be a good game to try out new positions and formations. It was a very slow game from start ...

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Men’s hockey round-up: Promotion bid is still on track after battling Spalding 1st success

Promotion from East Men’s Hockey League Premier B remains a realistic aim for Spalding 1st after a hard-fought 3-1 win over Wisbech Town on Saturday. They remain in the box seat for second place with four games to go after the Glen Park success over a Wisbech outfit that belied their lowly league placing. The visitors started brightly and soon ...

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