Hockey

Spalding 1st continue stunning start to hockey season as Stuart smashes four

Four goals from the returning Stuart Cunnington fired Spalding 1st to another impressive East Men’s League Premier B victory on Saturday. In what was their first home game of the new season, Joe Higgins (2), Josh Rowbottom and Dan Needham also notched in a thumping 8-1 triumph. The visitors actually took an early lead at Glen Park following a breakaway, ...

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Spalding Hockey Club’s five-star men excel on their Premier B bow

Promoted Spalding 1st began life in East Hockey League’s Premier B division with a stunning 5-1 victory at Cambridge Uni 2nd on Saturday. They welcomed new keeper Josh Olphin, who has moved from National Premier Division side Sheffield Hallam, and ex-City Of Peterborough forward Dan Needham to their squad for the season openers. That was tempered by the absence, through ...

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Scottish international leads Spalding Hockey Club summer camp

Spalding Hockey Club hosted their annual two-day intensive hockey summer camp last week (Aug 13&14). Thirty-four youngsters aged 9 to 16 took part in the camp which has become a regular fixture in the club’s calendar. With Matt Taylor away on international duty, the event (pictured) was led by Scottish international goalkeeper Jamie Cachia who plays for Nottingham-based Beeston in ...

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Ex-England ace Matt back at Spalding Hockey Club for camp

Spalding Hockey Club is delighted to welcome back former England hockey international Matt Taylor and his coaching team for their fifth annual two day summer camp at Glen Park this week. The camp, which will be attended by boys and girls aged between nine and 16 from Spalding and other Lincolnshire clubs, is led by Taylor – who is currently ...

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Long Sutton duo celebrate new clubhouse roof with T20 clash

The cricket and hockey clubs from Long Sutton celebrated the completion of a brand new roof on the joint clubhouse with a Twenty20 clash on Friday night. The cricketers batted first at Paradise Field and made a below-par 98, with Aron John (25 retired), Ellie Burton (17) and Paul Edgeller (15) top scoring. Ben Shore and Jeorgia Carr got the ...

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Sign up for Spalding summer hockey camp with ex-international Matt

Spalding Hockey Club are delighted to reveal that former England international hockey player Matt Taylor will be back again to run a summer hockey camp at Glen Park this year. The intensive two-day camp will be held on Thursday, August 13 and Friday, August 14 at the club’s all-weather base in Surfleet. Sessions will run from 9.30am to 5.00pm each ...

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Second Spalding Hockey Club ball cements stunning season

Spalding Hockey Club continue to go from strength to strength both on and off the field. Last season proved the club’s most successful season on the field, with both the men’s and ladies’ top teams being promoted as champions to a level they have not previously played at before. Off the field, the club’s inaugural ball of last season was ...

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Young Spalding Hockey Club team is rated ‘one to watch’

Spalding Hockey Club’s under-8 team went to Norwich in only their second appearance as a team hoping to score goals and build on their experience of last year. Their fantastic teamwork and team spirit shone throughout the games and quickly showed that their hard work at training was paying off. Coach Jason Naylor could not have been more proud of ...

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160 pupils turn on the style in schools’ hockey tournament

The finals of the Spalding Primary Schools Hockey Tournaments were held at Glen Park, Surfleet on Friday (May 15). Around 160 schoolchildren played in a great spirit throughout, with plenty of skill, action and keenly-contested hockey on show. Twenty teams from 12 local primary schools were divided into four graded leagues of five teams from beginner to experienced levels. Division ...

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Spalding reflect on their stunning season at AGM

Spalding Hockey Club reflected on another extremely successful season season at their annual meeting on Monday night. The 2014/15 campaign saw the leading men and women both crowned Lincolnshire champions, while both also won their respective league titles to earn promotion to a level they’ve never previously played at. Spalding were also named Lincolnshire Sports Club of the Year for ...

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Long Sutton Hockey Club duo sign off with defeats

Both Long Sutton’s 2nd and 4th teams ended their respective East Men’s Hockey League campaigns with losses on Saturday. Safe from relegation, the pressure was off Sutton 2nd in Division 3NW – but they went down 3-0 to City of Peterborough 5th. The fixture was Stef Fox’s last game as skipper of the side, having announced he was stepping down ...

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Flawless St Norbert’s march to Lincolnshire quicksticks title

The brilliant youngsters from St Norbert’s Catholic Primary School demonstrated their hockey talent once again by winning the South Lincolnshire quicksticks finals without conceding a goal. After winning the Spalding tournament, St Norbert’s went into the next round as heavy favourites – and with a 14-game win streak under their belt dating back to the October 9. They made the ...

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Deflected late strike seals title for Spalding’s top men

Stuart Cunnington’s deflected late winner earned Spalding Hockey Club’s leading men a 2-1 win at Crostyx on Saturday – and clinched impressive back-to-back league titles. Already promoted from East Men’s League Division One ahead of the trip to the Olympic Park, Spalding knew that a win would be good enough to see them lift the championship. However, their plans were ...

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Spalding Poachers clinch title after top COP double

Two huge wins in as many days saw Spalding Poachers 1st crowned East Women’s League Division 2NW champions at the weekend. Goals from Katie Gray and Karen Timby earned Spalding’s top girls a crunch 2-1 win at chief championship rivals City of Peterborough (COP) 1st on Saturday, before they battered COP 2nd 5-0 some 24 hours later. The goals at ...

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Historic promotion for Spalding Hockey Club’s top men

Spalding Hockey Club’s top men’s team clinched a first-ever promotion to East Men’s League Premier B Division with a 4-2 victory at Bishop Stortford 1st on Saturday. Needing just one point to secure a top-two finish in Division One, Spalding started superbly and raced into a 2-0 lead after 20 minutes thanks to a pair of identical Russ Watts goals, ...

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Spalding’s purring Poachers seal promotion in style

A five-star showing from Spalding Hockey Club’s leading ladies clinched promotion from East Women’s League Division 2NW on Saturday. The table-topping Poachers won 5-1 at St Neots 1st to achieve their main aim for the season – and now face a shoot-out with City of Peterborough 1st to see who will go up as champions. Two ferocious penalty corners from ...

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Connor’s hat-trick edges Spalding’s promotion dream closer

Spalding Hockey Club’s leading side moved a step closer to clinching back-to-back East Men’s League promotions with an impressive 4-1 win over free-scoring Pelicans on Saturday. The Glen Park clash served as one of the toughest remaining fixtures for the Division One leaders, with fourth-placed Pelicans arriving in town as the league’s leading scorers. Pelicans went ahead inside two minutes, ...

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Smooth show sends Spalding’s top men to summit

Spalding Hockey Club’s leading side are back on top of East Men’s League Division One after cruising to a 5-0 victory over Old Southendians on Saturday. A spectacular reverse stick strike from Stuart Cunnington put them ahead, before Connor Allen and Russ Watts got in on the act before the half-time interval. Early goals from Ashley Barker and Allen made ...

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Season’s best show from resurgent Spalding 2nd

Spalding 2nd enjoyed their best result of the campaign so far on Saturday as they upset Division 3NW high-fliers Wisbech 2nd 3-0 in East Men’s Hockey League. After a solid defensive performance in the early stages, Joe Higgins put Spalding into the lead at Glen Park with a well-placed shot. Hector Moore then added a second goal with an excellent ...

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Cunnington’s treble inspires seven-up Spalding mixed side

Spalding Hockey Club’s mixed team cruised to an emphatic 7-1 success over Lincoln Roses to make progress in the England Hockey Mixed Trophy on Sunday. Hosts Spalding struck first at Glen Park with a fine finish by ladies’ 1st team captain Kelly Tuplin after just nine minutes – but Roses equalised from a well struck penalty corner a few minutes ...

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