Hockey round-up: Canham cracks a treble as Long Sutton win big against COP

Alex Canham helped himself to a hat-trick as Long Sutton 1st continued their recent purple patch in Division 2N of East Men’s Hockey League.

Sutton, who are already relegated after a disastrous first half of the season, thrashed City of Peterborough 3rd 6-2 on Saturday.

Player-of-the-match Canham was the star of the show with a treble, with Will Taylor (2) and Josh Baker rounding off the rout at the Peele Leisure Centre.

Up in Premier B, Spalding 1st suffered a 2-0 defeat at St Albans 2nd after they only travelled with ten men.

A man-of-the-match showing from Nathan Davy was their highlight.

Down in Division 3NW, Spalding 2nd were on fine form as they thrashed Leadenham 1st 4-0 at Glen Park.

Steve Rogers (2), Josh Rowbottom and Michael Morris got the goals.

It wasn’t such a good day for Spalding 3rd in Division 4NW, as they went down 5-1 at Louth 1st. Russell Watts grabbed their consolation.

In Division 5NW, goals from Ben Scholes and Ryan Mountney weren’t enough for Spalding 4th as they lost 3-2 at home against City of Peterborough 6th.

  • Promoted Bury St Edmunds 2nd handed Spalding Poachers 1st a 4-1 home reverse in East Women’s League Division 2NW on Saturday.

Mia Dewing’s strike did have the Poachers in the game at 2-1 and they dominated play for large periods, but were left with nothing to show for their efforts.

In the same division, Long Sutton ladies’ 1st drew 0-0 at home against Pelicans 1st to stay in the hunt for a third place finish.

Emmie Gittins was their player of the match.

In Division 3NW, Pippa Bembridge netted to give Spalding Poachers 2nd a 1-0 win at Huntingdon ladies’ 1st.

Also winners were Spalding Poachers 3rd, who got the better of March Town 1st 2-1 at Glen Park. Samantha Foston and Alison Willson scored to settle the Division 4NW (N) clash.

  • Saturday fixtures have all been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

With just one round of scheduled games left to play in the East League, it is considered higly likely the season will be considered complete.

A spokesman from Spalding Hockey Club said: “It looks like the end of the season has now been enforced.”

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