Hockey

Ladies’ hockey round-up: Karen rescues a deserved draw for Poachers

Karen Timby’s late leveller earned Spalding Poachers 1st a 1-1 draw with Cambs Nomads 1st in East Women’s Hockey League Division 2NW on Saturday. The first half saw both teams making some attacking play, with a cracking shot from Ellie Holland just going wide and a few shots from Charlotte Morris saved. Not long into the second half, battling play ...

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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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Ayscoughfee take the top title on enjoyable day of primary school hockey action

Spalding Hockey Club hosted the third of five Primary School Hockey Tournaments at Glen Park with around 130 youngsters in 15 teams from 12 local primary schools participating. The teams were placed in three leagues – advanced, intermediate and beginner – and all matches were played in a highly competitive and sporting spirit. In the advanced league, previously unbeaten St ...

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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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Talented Spalding Grammar School teams show off impressive hockey form

Three of Spalding Grammar School’s talented hockey teams have been in fine form in their most recent fixtures. Leading the way were the under-16 side, who cruised to an 11-0 win over Stamford School A/B. Captain Josh Baker led by example with four of the goals, while Max Bland (3), Will Taylor (2), Harry Wakeham and Alex Doughty also netted. ...

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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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Spalding suffer a Wapping defeat at Olympic Park

Spalding Men’s 1st XI got a taste of the high-life on Saturday as they starred at the national stadium at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London. And they impressively held promotion chasing home side Wapping in the first half before succumbing to an 8-2 defeat at the £30 million Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre. The East Men’s League ...

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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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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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Top derby show sees Spalding Hockey Club teens progress in National Cup

Red-hot Spalding under-16s smashed rivals Wisbech under-16s for six in the England Hockey Boys’ National Cup. The deadlock was broken when Jacob Baker played a ball through to Robin Edlington who found Ben Scholes to rifle home the first goal of the game. Edlington then danced through the middle, evading a number of tackles before finishing with aplomb to double ...

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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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