Hockey

HOCKEY: Charevicius is key in third straight victory

Alan Charevicius scored a goal and was instrumental in the other as Spalding 5th grabbed a 2-0 win at Bourne/ Deeping 6th on Saturday – their third straight win. Both teams started off well and looked to be evenly matched in this East League Division 6NW (N) clash. End-to-end hockey followed and, with good link-up play between Spalding’s midfield and ...

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Spalding Poachers hit summit with crushing victory

Dominant Spalding Poachers 1st roared back to the top of East Women’s Hockey League Division 2NW on Saturday with a whopping 8-2 win over hosts Ely Ladies’ 1st. They needed just 16 seconds to open the scoring as good work by Katie Gray enabled Steph Wilson to score from close range straight from the pushback. That soon became 3-0 as ...

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Spalding Hockey Club pair secure wins over rivals Long Sutton

The first round of 2015 fixtures in the East Men’s Hockey League threw up two derby games – and it was Spalding who got the better of South Holland foes Long Sutton on both occasions. The two clashes came in the bottom two divisions, with Spalding 4th edging out Sutton 3rd 3-2 and Spalding 5th then comfortably dispatching Sutton 4th ...

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HOCKEY: White and Hales goals gun down leaders

Long Sutton 4th 3 Bourne Deeping 5th 2 (replay): It took a great team performance from Sutton to conquer the league leaders. The opening salvo came from Bourne Deeping who scored first, but Sutton’s youngsters are not short of confidence and Tom Burton, Ed Lanning, Kieran Forrest and Lewis Shooter all defended well. Ian White found Gary Hales with a raking through ...

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Hat-trick hero Stuart signs Spalding off in style

A Stuart Cunnington hat-trick ensured that in-form Spalding 1st go in to the East Men’s Hockey League winter break in the most commanding of positions. Ace goal-getter Cunnington notched all three goals as the Division One leaders made it ten wins on the trot with a hard-fought 3-2 triumph at Colchester 1st on Saturday. Table-topping Spalding end 2014 with a ...

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Seven-up Long Sutton girls produce perfect performance

Long Sutton’s top ladies’ side smashed rivals Bourne/Deeping 1st 7-0 on Saturday to keep themselves firmly in the East Women’s League Division 2NW title mix. As has been the norm in most games this season, Sutton started with tremendous tempo and pace right from the off – and within the first minute Robyn Gribble had a run from midfield and ...

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Hockey: Storming first half by league leaders Spalding Ladies 1st

Division 2NW leaders Spalding Ladies 1st blew away Pelicans with all four unanswered goals in a terrific first half. They started superbly, with a penalty corner finished in typical style by Kelly Slater. A piece of individual brilliance from Katie Gray made it 2-0. She picked the ball up wide left, went past four players before casually rounding the keeper ...

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Hockey: Spalding 2nd through to national quarter-final

Spalding won the battle of the two underdogs left in the national 2nd XI cup, seeing off Norwich Dragons 6-1 to reach the quarter-finals. Glenn Perkins put them ahead from a short corner and set up Joe Higgins for 2-0. Even though the game was even, Spalding went into the break 3-0 ahead when Hector Moore – with his back ...

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Hockey: Long Sutton can rest assured after slick success

Long Sutton Men’s 1st go into a two-week break full of confidence after a 4-0 win over City of Peterborough 2nd in Premier B on Saturday. Sutton’s slick hockey and hard work was too much for COP, who were forced into many mistakes. Harrison intercepted a 16-yard hit and slotted the ball to Fyson who finished superbly into the net ...

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Hockey: Spalding Ladies’ great time in league and cup

Spalding Ladies 1st hit the top of East League Division 2NW after deposing City of Peterborough with a 3-1 win in Surfleet. And on Sunday they won through to round three of the HA Cup, beating higher league Watton 3-2. Saturday’s league match was a very tight affair with Spalding giving everything against a quick and well disciplined city side. ...

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Karen’s cracker delivers derby delight for Spalding

A Karen Timby winner ensured that Spalding Poachers edged a tight derby with rivals Long Sutton ladies 2-1 in East Women’s League Division 2NW. On a foggy day at the Peele Leisure Centre, it was never going to be the terrific tussle that you’d expect between two of the division’s top three. It was nip and tuck in the first ...

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Cup penalty woe for impressive Spalding Hockey Club’s men

Spirited Spalding 1st were knocked out of the England Hockey NOW Pensions Trophy on penalty flicks after a thrilling 4-4 draw with higher-graded Norwich City 1st on Sunday. The second round clash was in intriguing one for promotion-chasing Spalding, against a Norwich side performing well in the Premier B division they hope to be competing in next season. However, it ...

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High-flying Spalding Poachers march past Saints

Spalding Poachers 1st remain in the East League Division 2NW title picture after thrashing St Neots ladies’ 1st 4-0 on Saturday. On a wet day at fortress Glen Park, Kelly Slater opened the scoring with a well-worked penalty corner routine. Katie Gray then lashed number two into the roof of the net after using her blistering pace. It was 3-0 ...

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Five-star win backs up Spalding’s top award

The top men’s team at Spalding Hockey Club capped a memorable week for everyone concerned with the club with a five-star showing in the East Men’s League on Saturday. Spalding won the Lincolnshire Sports Club of the Year gong at the 2014 Lincolnshire Sports Awards on Thursday evening – and that spurred the men’s first team to a 5-2 Division ...

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Full house for purring Spalding Poachers trio

All three Spalding Poachers sides were on winning form in East Women’s Hockey League on what was a super Saturday for the Glen Park club. The in-form Poachers 1st led by example in Division 2NW with a dazzling 8-1 victory at Bourne/Deeping ladies’ 1st. Kelly Slater’s back-post finish put them ahead inside two minutes, before an own goal doubled their ...

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Vital victory is timely boost for Long Sutton

Long Sutton’s leading side kick-started their East Hockey League Premier B campaign with a vital 3-1 win at Harleston Magpies 2nd on Saturday. South Holland’s highest-ranked side had only won one of their previous six games prior to the trip to the league’s basement boys, but have propelled themselves clear of the drop zone. Danny Sisson’s delighful deflection from Jimmy ...

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More than £46,000 funding for Long Sutton sports club’s roof

Long Sutton Cricket and Hockey Club is one of six county sports projects which has been awarded National Lottery funding. The projects have each been awarded a share of over £310,000 worth of National Lottery funding to improve their tired facilities. Long Sutton Cricket and Hockey Club have received £46,715 from Sport England to put a new roof on the ...

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High-flying Spalding 1st pass toughest test yet

Red-hot Spalding 1st kept their impressive start to life in East Men’s Hockey League Division One going with a 3-2 victory over fellow high-fliers Ipswich East Suffolk on Saturday. In a game that pitted second-placed Spalding against an Ipswich side that arrived at Glen Park in third position, the home side required a stellar second-half showing to ace their toughest ...

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Spalding Poachers on cloud nine with Wisbech win

Both Kelly Tuplin and Kelly Slater hit hat-tricks to inspire Spalding Poachers 1st to a crushing 9-1 victory over Wisbech 2nd in East Women’s Hockey League Division 2NW on Saturday. Katie Gray put the opener on a plate for Tuplin, before Jacqui Hunter buried the second from a short corner. Slater made it 3-0 from another well worked short corner, ...

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Star man Watts fires dramatic late Spalding winner

A last-gasp effort from man-of-the-match Russ Watts earned Spalding 1st a thrilling 3-2 win at St Ives in East Hockey League Division One on Saturday. Without three experienced defensive players, including captain Josh Rowbottom, Spalding knew they’d be in for a tougher test than initially expected as they made the trip to face the basement boys. Stuart Cunnington’s well executed ...

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