Spalding Hockey Club

Spalding Hockey Club men face wait on survival

It’s a case of wait and see for Spalding 1st men’s East Midlands Hockey League Premier B status as they ended the season with a fine victory at the Lee Valley Hockey Centre in the Olympic Park. Spalding did their part with a superb 1-0 victory over the already promoted East London 1st at the weekend But both of the ...

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Spalding Ladies teams safety secured with wins

Spalding Ladies’ 1s gained the three points they needed from their penultimate game to ensure their Division 2NW status. A 3-2 victory at home to Cambridge City did the trick. A confident start saw Spalding pass the ball around well and create good attacking opportunities. After earlier penalty corner efforts had failed to find the mark, a slip to player-of-the-match Kelly Slater on ...

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Hockey round-up: Spalding’s survival bid goes to the final round after thrilling loss

Spalding 1st face a nervy final weekend of the season after failing to secure their East Men’s Hockey League Premier B status on Saturday. They were beaten 6-5 by Dereham 1st at Glen Park on Saturday – meaning they could be relegated if they don’t win at already-promoted East London 1st this Saturday. Goals from Stu Cunnington (2), Rob Dalton ...

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Hockey round-up: Long Sutton 2nd seal Division 4NW title with emphatic win

Prolific Long Sutton 2nd were crowned champions of East Men’s Hockey League Division 4NW in typical style on Saturday as they smashed Cambridge Nomads 2nd 6-2 to clinch the crown. A hat-trick from the in-form Josh Fyson was the highlight for Sutton, while Luke Jackson, James Collingwood-Smith and Tyler Hagan also weighed in with goals on a big day for ...

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Hockey round-up: Fantastic Fyson fires four as Sutton 2nd close on title

Long Sutton 2nd are looking a safe bet to lift the East Men’s Hockey League Division 4NW title after walloping Wisbech 3rd 9-0 on Saturday. Their 16th win from 19 matches sees Sutton sit eight points clear at the top with just three games left to play – meaning the title is within reach ahead of this Saturday’s trip to ...

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Hockey round-up: Maddie’s late strike seals a vital victory for Poachers

Spalding Poachers shot out of the East Women’s Hockey Division 2NW relegation zone with a much-needed 3-2 win over Cambs Nomads on Saturday. Vital goals from Lyn Sullivan (2) and youngster Maddie Haunch secured Spalding the points at Glen Park against high-flying opposition. Also securing a welcome win in the same division were fellow strugglers Long Sutton, who edged out ...

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Hockey: Long Sutton 2nd go 11 points clear at summit after latest victory

Long Sutton 2nd’s relentless charge towards the East Men’s Hockey League Division 4NW crown continued on Saturday. They defeated hosts Alford 1st 3-0 to go 11 points clear at the summit, with James Collingwood-Smith, McKenzie East and Luke Jackson all on target. Second-placed Spalding 3rd were also on winning form in 4NW, seeing off Kettering 2nd 3-0. Ben Scholes notched ...

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Hockey round-up: Stu hits a double but Spalding 1st are smashed for six

Spalding 1st suffered a 6-2 beating at Shefford and Sandy 1st in East Men’s Hockey League Premier B Division on Saturday. On good form ahead of the away trip, Spalding couldn’t repeat their recent heroics despite a double from ace goal-getting Stuart Cunnington. The scoreline flattered the hosts somewhat, with three of their six goals coming in the last ten ...

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Hockey round-up: Four-some Rogers steers Spalding to a six-y success

Spalding 1st stormed to their first away win of the East Men’s Hockey League Premier B season on Saturday as they beat hosts West Herts 2nd 6-4 in an absolute thriller. Steve Rogers stole the show with a four-goal salvo for Spalding, wile Stuart Cunnington and George Halgarth also got in on the act. From the off, Spalding had a ...

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Hockey round-up: Fine form continues as top Long Sutton show sinks leaders

In-form Long Sutton 1st defeated table-topping Bury St Edmunds 1-0 in East Men’s Hockey League Division 2N on Saturday to keep their stellar start to 2019 going. A first-half strike from Josh Baker was enough to give Sutton the points on the road, moving them into the safety on mid-table in the process. This was the second time in three ...

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Hockey round-up: Long Sutton are City slickers with four-some victory

Josh Baker hit a hat-trick as Long Sutton 1st romped to 4-0 victory over Norwich City 3rd in East Men’s Hockey League Division 2N on Saturday. Buoyed by last week’s performance, Sutton started well and soon opened the scoring through Baker at the Peele Leisure Centre. Nick Ellis then deflected Dan Batten’s well-driven shot beyond the excellent Norwich keeper to ...

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Hockey round-up: Super Long Sutton 1st start year with a battling Bury draw

Long Sutton 1st kicked off their 2019 fixtures in East Men’s Hockey League Division 2N with a fine 2-2 draw against high-flying Bury St Edmunds 1st on Saturday. The game started with a high tempo and with quality which would not have been out of place in higher divisions. Defensively, Brad Whitmore, Stefan Fox, Tom Baguley, Tom Burton and Harry ...

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Club’s big step for walking hockey programme

Spalding Hockey Club’s plan to organise a walking hockey programme for the over 60s has been given a boost with a generous donation from Hundred of Elloe Lodge. The charity, which has been in Spalding for over 175 years, has donated £750 towards putting on the games for both men and women. The less physically demanding version of the sport ...

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Spalding starlets get the chance to impress

Spalding Hockey Club once again fielded three teams in the Lincolnshire under-12 tournament held at Long Sutton – giving the opportunity for some youngsters to have their first outing for the club. The Lions team played four matches in the A League, with impressive wins against Long Sutton B (4-0), Lindum (1-0) and Long Sutton A (2-1). However, they slipped ...

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Hockey round-up: Yellow cards prove costly in Spalding’s derby loss

Spalding 1st completed the first half of their East Men’s Hockey League Premier B campaign with a disappointing derby defeat on Saturday. Having knocked off the table-toppers a week earlier, Spalding were handed a 4-2 home reverse by Bourne Deeping 1st at Glen Park – and slipped into the bottom five as a result. The tone of the game was ...

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Hockey round-up: Dalton’s double derails leaders as Spalding bounce back

Rob Dalton bagged both goals as Spalding 1st stunned East Men’s Hockey League Premier B leaders East London 1st 2-1 on Saturday. Having suffered a humbling defeat the week before, Spalding were hoping to rediscover their best form in the Glen Park clash with the league’s top side. They duly delivered, playing some of their best hockey of the season ...

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Hockey round-up: Humbling defeat for Spalding 1st, Long Sutton 1st grab impressive win

High-flying Dereham 1st smashed Spalding 1st 7-0 in East Men’s Hockey League Premier B Division on Saturday as an impressive first half counted for little. On a fast and greasy surface that suited Spalding’s intricate style of play, the visitors quickly settled into the game against a Dereham side unbeaten in their previous three games. Despite forcing a number of ...

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Hockey round-up: Poachers take the derby spoils with narrow Sutton success

Ellie Pybus netted a classy winner 15 minutes from time to secure Spalding Poachers 1st a 1-0 derby victory at rivals Long Sutton 1st in East Women’s Hockey League Division 2NW on Saturday. Both sides have endured slow starts to the season, with just one point separating the pair ahead of the clash at the Peele Leisure Centre. Spalding failed ...

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Hockey round-up: Two hit trebles in gr-eight win for Spalding 3rd

Both Ben Scholes and Glenn Richardson helped themselves to hat-tricks as Spalding 3rd romped to an 8-0 win at Alford 1st on Saturday. Daniel Dorey Rodriguez and Frazer Watt were also on target for Spalding in the East Men’s Hockey League Division 4NW clash, which leaves them third in the table. The two sides above them are both South Holland-based, ...

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Hockey round-up: Cunnington’s late strike rescues a point for Spalding 1st

Spalding 1st are still seeking their first away win of the East Men’s Hockey League Premier B season after being held to a 1-1 draw at Ipswich East Suffolk 1st on Saturday. The Spalding men made one of their strongest starts to a game this season, but found themselves 1-0 down at half-time following a counter attack from the hosts. ...

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