Hockey

Ladies’ hockey round-up: Eventful return to Peterborough for Long Sutton striker Tancred

Lyn Tancred enjoyed a winning return to Bretton Gate with Long Sutton Ladies 1st in Division 2NW. But it was not a great start for her against City of Peterborough 2nd, seeing her penalty flick saved. However, she drove to the byline in the second half and set up strike partner Leanne Woodhead to make it 1-0. And from Sutton’s ...

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Hockey round-up: Needham penalty flicks and Cunnington double keep Spalding 1st on track

Two Dan Needham penalties helped keep Spalding 1st flying high in East League Premier B. He slotted home his first flick against Ipswich and East Suffolk after just five minutes, soon followed by a thunderous Rob Dalton drive for 2-0. Spalding played the ball about with confidence and with Brendan Morris, Ashley Barker and Sam Howitt commanding in defence, another ...

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HOCKEY: Long Sutton goalkeeper selected for World Cup in Australia

Long Sutton Ladies’ 1st goalkeeper Lorraine Wallis is heading to next year’s Masters World Cup in Australia. The 45-year-old has received a call-up to the England Over-40s side for the tournament in April. Wallis says the notification was a surprise but she’s thrilled at the prospect. “It did come out of the blue,” she said. “My age bracket is Over-45s ...

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Timely Timby double steers Spalding’s Poachers to elusive first victory of campaign

Spalding Poachers 1st finally secured their first win of the East Women’s League Division 1N season on Saturday with a 3-2 win over Bedford ladies’ 2nd. Having gone nine league matches without a win, Spalding started with intent and went ahead when Karen Timby smashed home a short corner after just three minutes. Jacqui Hunter then found the net after ...

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Spalding’s deadly dozen as top side March into last 16 of England Hockey Trophy

Spalding Hockey Club’s leading side cruised into the last 16 of the England Hockey Men’s Trophy with a dominant 12-2 win at March Town on Sunday. They started superbly, as teenagers Joe Higgins and Joe Rogers scored early – but the home side pulled one back with a well-struck short corner to keep the tie alive. A period of March ...

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Long Sutton shade nine-goal thriller to bag first Premier B win of the season

Long Sutton 1st finally got their first win of the East Men’s Hockey League Premier B season on Saturday as they edged a nine-goal thriller with Felixstowe 1st 5-4. Hosts Sutton started superbly at the Peele Leisure Centre and went ahead when Ben Shore fed Danny Sisson to fire home, but the away team enjoyed a large amount of possession ...

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Hockey derby goes with form book as high-flying Spalding see off Long Sutton

The first East Men’s Hockey League derby between Long Sutton and Spalding’s top teams went the way of the latter on Saturday after an entertaining Premier B battle. In-form Spalding emerged as 4-2 winners against their struggling hosts at The Peele Leisure Centre, as they made it six wins from seven matches to stay second in the standings. Having already ...

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Spalding smash six to offer perfect response to first defeat

Spalding 1st bounced back from their first loss of the East Men’s Hockey League Premier B season to hammer high-flying Saffron Walden 1st 6-2 at Glen Park on Saturday. The hosts started well and took the lead after ten minutes through Stuart Cunnington from a short corner, before Rob Dalton doubled the advantage a few minutes later. Then the floodgates ...

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Five-star hockey derby delight for Spalding at Long Sutton

Spalding 1st breezed into the second round of the England Hockey Men’s Trophy with a crushing 5-0 win over rivals Long Sutton 1st on Sunday. Master marksman Stuart Cunnington dispatched two short corners to put visitors Spalding 2-0 up at half time, before Dan Needham punished a Sutton error to make it three after the break. Cunnington finished another short ...

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Relentless St Norbert’s get defence of their hockey crown off to flier

Defending champions St Norbert’s Catholic Primary School picked up where they left off at the first Primary Schools Hockey Tournament of the season last Friday. The team extended their unbeaten run to 29 games in this competition, winning all five games – scoring 22 goals and conceding just one. Game one saw them record an emphatic 8-0 win over Boston ...

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Spalding Hockey Club’s top men stay perfect thanks to Stu’s deadly double

Two Stuart Cunnington goals helped Spalding 1st make it an impressive four wins from as many games in East Men’s Hockey League Premier B on Saturday. Spalding are one of three teams with a perfect 12 points after four games following their 2-1 win over Wisbech Town 1st at Glen Park. Also in Premier B, Long Sutton 1st are still ...

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Derby day delight for Long Sutton 3rd at Spalding

Long Sutton 3rd took the bragging rights in the first East Men’s Hockey League South Holland derby of the season as they saw off hosts Spalding 4th 3-0 at Glen Park on Saturday. The Division 5NW clash was a pretty one-sided affair, with Sutton finally claiming their first victory of the campaign. Two Gary Hales goals put the visitors in ...

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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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