Spalding Hockey Club

Hockey round-up: Spalding 1st see their title hopes crushed by derby defeat

Spalding 1st saw their title dream in East Men’s Hockey League Premier B dashed by CoP 2nd on Saturday as the city side clinched the crown with a 3-2 victory at Glen Park. Hosts Spalding started the top-of-the-table clash much the better at Surfleet – and went ahead when Stuart Cunnington set up Glen Richardson, who showed immaculate touch and ...

Read More »

Hockey round-up: Champions Spalding 4th complete perfect season in typical fashion

Spalding 4th completed a flawless season in East Men’s Hockey League Division 6NW (N) with another huge win on Saturday. They thrashed Alford 2nd 11-1 at Glen Park, with Shaun Dewing and Jeremy Watt both firing four, while Max Bland (2) and Bailey Harker also bagged. The champions won all 18 of their league games, scoring 114 and shipping just ...

Read More »

Men’s hockey round-up: Promotion bid is still on track after battling Spalding 1st success

Promotion from East Men’s Hockey League Premier B remains a realistic aim for Spalding 1st after a hard-fought 3-1 win over Wisbech Town on Saturday. They remain in the box seat for second place with four games to go after the Glen Park success over a Wisbech outfit that belied their lowly league placing. The visitors started brightly and soon ...

Read More »

Women’s hockey round-up: Ace AJ bags four as Poachers pummel struggling Wisbech

Spalding Poachers 2nd produced a devastating display to wallop Wisbech 3rd 11-0 in East Women’s Hockey League Division 3NW on Saturday. Knowing that winless Wisbech were rooted to the foot of the table, Spalding knew that the Glen Park clash would be a good game to try out new positions and formations. It was a very slow game from start ...

Read More »

Hockey round-up: Flawless Spalding 4th bring up century en-route to clinching crown

Irresistible Spalding 4th clinched the East Men’s Hockey League Division 6NW (N) title and notched up 100 goals for the season as they beat Long Sutton 3rd 3-0 on Saturday. With just two games remaining, the Spalding side are also on the verge of a flawless season as they made it 16 wins from as many matches. Bailey Harker picked ...

Read More »

Hockey round-up: Spalding 1st’s promotion bid gathers more pace after latest Cunnington treble

Depleted Spalding 1st picked up a 5-3 win at struggling Felixstowe on Saturday to keep their East Men’s Hockey League Premier B promotion hopes very much on track. Despite missing a host of players, third-placed Spalding were soon ahead when Stuart Cunnington drilled home a  short corner. They continued to dominate for long periods and two more strikes from top ...

Read More »

Six-y show seals third place for impressive Spalding Hockey Club teens

Spalding’s under-14 boys completed their England Hockey under-14 Championship programme with an outstanding 6-0 victory over Staffordshire based Lichfield at Glen Park on Sunday. The victory made it three wins – they also beat City of Peterborough (6-0) and Loughborough (8-0) – from the five games and means that the lads have finished in a very commendable third place in ...

Read More »

Women’s hockey round-up: Clinical Poachers end Long Sutton’s streak in derby

A clinical display from Spalding Poachers 1st saw them defeat in-form South Holland rivals Long Sutton 1st in East Women’s Hockey League Division 2NW on Saturday. Kelly Slator (2) and Lottie Boreham grabbed the goals for Spalding at the Peele Leisure Centre to end Sutton’s six-game unbeaten streak. Spalding got first reward for their early endeavours with Sutton conceding a ...

Read More »

Men’s hockey round-up: Spalding 1st hit back to reignite promotion bid

Spalding 1st bounced back from a disappointing defeat the previous week to get their promotion push back on track with a 3-2 victory over Waltham Forest 1st in East Men’s Hockey League on Saturday. Hosts Spalding started the Premier B clash well at Glen Park as they moved the ball around well – and were duly rewarded when Stuart Cunnington ...

Read More »

Hockey round-up: Second-half collapse costs Spalding men’s 1st dear

A sloppy second half cost Spalding 1st dear on Saturday as they lost 4-3 to Premier B promotion rivals Ipswich/East Suffolk in East Men’s Hockey League. Spalding started well and went 1-0 up after Glenn Richardson danced around the keeper before shelling the ball towards goal for Harry Vickers to deflect into an empty net. Despite Spalding controlling much of ...

Read More »

It’s lucky 13 for Spalding Hockey Club 4th team after latest success

There looks to be no stopping red-hot Spalding 4th in East Men’s Hockey League Division 6NW (N). The table-toppers made it a perfect 13 wins from 13 games with a 3-0 triumph over second-placed Leadenham 2nd on Saturday to go eight points clear of their nearest rivals. However, for the first time this season, Spalding were at least made to ...

Read More »

Five-star opening sees Spalding 3rd net scalp

Spalding 3rd produced a stunning first half performance to claim the scalp of high-flying St Neots on Saturday with a 5-3 home win at Glen Park in Division 3NW. All of Spalding’s goals came in the opening period as their flying start was rewarded by Tim Maltby’s opening goal. Although the visitors equalised, Spalding were not deterred and Steve Rogers ...

Read More »

Relentless Spalding 4th hit seven to stay perfect at half-way stage of season

Flawless Spalding 4th have reached the midway stage of the East Men’s Hockey League Division 6NW (N) season with a perfect record after thrashing Alford 2nd 7-1 on Saturday. The table-toppers, who have scored 63 times and conceded just six times en-route to nine wins from as many matches, regularly field as many as seven young players in their side, ...

Read More »

Red-hot Leanne and Lyn fire Long Sutton’s ladies up to third after impressive win

Long Sutton 1st stormed ahead of South Holland rivals Spalding Poachers 1st in East Women’s Hockey League Division 2NW thanks to a thumping 3-0 victory over Bourne Deeping 1st on Saturday. Captain Leanne Woodhead fired an unstoppable rocket of a shot to put Sutton on course for victory. Two smart goals in both halves – scored by in-form striker Lyn ...

Read More »

Spalding men smash title rivals CoP 2nd for six to take over at top of the table

Spalding 1st are back on top of East Men’s Hockey League Premier B Division after hammering title rivals CoP 2nd 6-2 at Glen Park on Saturday. Top at the start of play, the city side bossed the early exchanges – but Spalding went in 1-0 up at half time thanks to a a short corner by Stuart Cunnington. CoP levelled ...

Read More »

Spalding 1st are humbled by Havering to lose grip on Premier B top spot

Lowly Havering handed Spalding their first home defeat of the East Men’s Hockey League Premier B Division season on Saturday – and sent them tumbling off the top of the table. Glen Park was stunned early on as Havering dispatched a short corner, but normal service looked like resuming when Stuart Cunnington was on target with a strong short corner ...

Read More »

Four-some Cunnington keeps Spalding men top of the tree in gr-eight victory

A four-goal haul from star goal-getter Stu Cunnington fired Spalding 1st to an 8-3 victory at Wisbech Town on Saturday – and kept his side top of East Men’s Hockey League’s Premier B division. Cunnington grabbed half of the goals Spalding in a game that pitted top against bottom, while Glenn Richardson (2) and Rob Dalton were also among the ...

Read More »

Spalding lose top spot after frustrating draw at strugglers

Spalding were toppled from pole position in the East Men’s League Premier B Division after a frustrating draw against struggling Old Southendians on Saturday. Stuart Cunnington had given Spalding the lead only for the visitors to equalise from a short corner which had been awarded following a defensive error. Spalding spent the majority of the second half piling on the ...

Read More »

Long Sutton’s ladies beat Spalding Poachers to take over at the top of table

Jo Bland’s sublime second-half winner gave Long Sutton ladies a 2-1 derby win over Spalding Poachers on Saturday – and saw them leapfrog their rivals at the top of East Women’s Hockey League Division 2NW. In a game that saw great hockey served up by both sides and that was played at an incredible pace, the Poachers began much the ...

Read More »

Lucky 13 sends Spalding Hockey Club 4th top – but top men’s side are beaten

Free-scoring Spalding 4th are sitting pretty at the top of East Men’s League Division 6NW (N) after thumping Bourne/Deeping 6th 13-2 on Saturday. James Mayhew and Stuart Perkins both completed first-half hat-tricks for Spalding in the rout, while Shaun Dewing also rattled in a treble. Further goals from Dan Azzopardi and Mayhew – his fourth – ensured they made it ...

Read More »