Hockey

GALLERY – Spalding Hockey Club celebrates its season with online awards ceremony

Spalding Hockey Club weren’t going to let the current COVID-19 crisis get in the way of their annual end of season awards. Instead the households of 57 players came together last week to hold the ceremony online and celebrate a successful season, albeit one curtailed prematurely. The awards ceremony included the announcing of the votes for the various teams’ Player ...

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Clarity for Spalding and Long Sutton as East Hockey League season declared complete due to coronavirus crisis

The East Hockey League has declared the 2019/20 season complete with immediate effect due to the coronavirus pandemic. The league, which houses clubs from both Spalding Hockey Club and Long Sutton Hockey Club, only had one round of scheduled fixtures remaining. However, with some clubs still had a number of outstanding fixtures to squeeze in after postponements during the stormy ...

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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) ...

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Hockey round-up: Five-star Long Sutton 1st race to impressive victory

Long Sutton 1st shrugged off their impending relegation from East Men’s Hockey League Premier B Division with a 5-1 victory over Dereham 2nd on Saturday. Alex Canham opened the scoring at the Peele Leisure Centre with a deflected finish after good work from Ed White, then Josh Baker netted with his customary aplomb to make it 2-0 at the break. ...

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Hockey round-up: Six-goal thriller as Spalding 1st are held, Poachers 1st on-song

Spalding 1st were held to a 3-3 draw by Old Southendian in the East Men’s Hockey League on Saturday. Goals from Stuart Cunnington, Glenn Richardson and George Halgarth weren’t enough for the Maroons to take maximum points from the Premier B Division encounter at Glen Park. Down in Division 2N, Long Sutton 1st saw their winning streak ended by a ...

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Hockey round-up: It’s derby delight for youthful Spalding 5th, Rogers at the double

A dramatic late goal from Cameron Roy fired Spalding 5th to a great derby win over Long Sutton 3rd in East Men’s Hockey League Division 6NW (N). On a weekend of catch-up fixtures, Sutton arrived at Glen Park with a very strong side including players who had played in higher leagues. It was a game with very few chances, but ...

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Hockey round-up: Long Sutton jump off the bottom after taming the Dragons

Resurgent Long Sutton 1st secured back-to-back wins in East Men’s Hockey League Division 2N for the first time this season on Saturday as they defeated Norwich Dragons 1st 2-0. The victory, secured by goals from Jacob Synnott and Josh Baker, moves Sutton off the bottom of the table for the first time since the early weeks of the season. Sutton ...

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Ayscoughfee take top spot at latest primary school tournament at Surfleet

South Lincolnshire’s young guns made their way to Spalding Hockey Club on Friday for the latest Primary Schools Hockey Tournament. Glen Park played host to the third of five tournaments scheduled for this school year and 17 teams – approximately 140 youngsters – from 12 local primary schools participated across four leagues at advanced, intermediate and beginner levels. In the ...

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Hockey round-up: Baker blasts treble to steer Long Sutton to thrilling victory

Josh Baker bagged a hat-trick as Long Sutton 1st claimed a big win in East Men’s Hockey League Division 2N on Saturday. Basement side Sutton did their hopes of survival the power of good by beating Horncastle 1st 6-4 at the Peele Leisure Centre, with Baker (3), James Collingwood, Daniel Batten and player-of-the-match Ed White getting the goals. Up in ...

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Hockey round-up: Spalding men beaten in crazy 13-goal Sudbury showdown

Spalding 1st were on the losing side of a 13-goal thriller on Saturday as Sudbury 1st defeated them 8-5 in East Men’s Hockey League Premier B. An end-to-end game with plenty of goals, the score was evenly balanced at 3-3 when it came to half-time at Glen Park. Ill-discipline then saw Spalding reduced to ten players for five minutes – ...

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Fantastic set of results for Spalding Hockey Club’s youngsters at city event

Spalding Hockey Club’s youngsters took part in the latest round of the South Lincs League hockey tournaments, hosted by City of Peterborough HC, on Sunday. Six Spalding young umpires were also part of the team officiating the tournament, with Mia Dewing participating as an umpire coach alongside officials Archie Arnold, Grace Hodgett, Tom Pilgrim, Abby Hodgett and Ethan Pearson. RUNNING ...

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Ladies’ hockey round-up: Derby delight for Long Sutton against Spalding

Long Sutton 1st took the South Holland bragging rights on Saturday as they got the better of Spalding Poachers 1st in the East Women’s Hockey League Division 2NW derby. With Poachers flying high in the table, they were perhaps favourites ahead of the Peele Leisure Centre clash – but derby contests rarely go with the script. Spalding came out of ...

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Men’s hockey round-up: Six of the best for Spalding 2nd against Ely’s top team

Two players scored doubles as Spalding 2nd enjoyed a 6-1 success over Ely City 1st on Saturday. The crushing Division 3NW victory was the pick of the South Holland scorelines in the East Men’s Hockey League over the weekend. They had to come back from behind after Sullivan Smith had inadvertently turned the ball into his own net during a ...

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Men’s hockey round-up: Spalding bounce back as bottom side are crushed

Resurgent Spalding 1st bounced back from a heavy defeat the previous weekend by thrashing Shefford and Sandy 1st 7-0 in East Men’s Hockey League Premier B on Saturday. Goals from Stu Cunnington (2), Joe Higgins and Harry Vickers were enough to take all three points at Glen Park as Spalding showed no mercy against the division’s basement side. Spalding, now ...

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Ladies’ hockey round-up: Duo on fine form ahead of big South Holland derby

Spalding Poachers 1st warmed up for this weekend’s East Women’s Hockey League Division 2N derby with Long Sutton 1st by beating Cambridge Nomads 1st 4-1 on Saturday. Poachers started much the better with Maddie Haunch in fine form, but they missed plenty of chances and fell behind. However, with plenty of skill and pace upfront from both Charlotte and Georgina ...

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Men’s hockey round-up: Heavy defeat leaves Spalding 1st off the pace, Mountney helps himself to a hat-trick

Spalding 1st lost ground in the race for a top four finish in East Men’s Hockey League Premier B after a 7-0 drubbing on Saturday. It was a tough day at the office for South Holland’s leading side, as they shipped four goals in the first period and three more after the half-time interval at Blueharts 1st. Spalding will be ...

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Ladies’ hockey round-up: Maplethorpe magic seals win for Poachers, Gittins grabs hat-trick for Long Sutton

Charlotte Maplethorpe helped herself to a hat-trick as Spalding Poachers 1st beat rivals Bourne Deeping 1st 3-2 on Saturday. With the fierce rivals having plenty of history, it was always going to be a fiery East Women’s Hockey League Division 2NW clash at Arthur Mellows. Spalding started well, with Maplethorpe dribbling past the keeper and slotting in the first goal ...

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Walking sessions resume at Spalding Hockey Club after festive break

Spalding Hockey Club’s popular walking hockey sessions are due to resume after the Christmas break. They will take place on Wednesday mornings (10.30am-11.30am) on the all-weather pitch at Glen Park in Surfleet (PE11 4DB) – and will continue weekly for the foreseeable future. The sessions are open to players of all ages and abilities, including complete beginners. Participants are asked ...

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Ladies’ hockey round-up: Timby and Holland steer Spalding Poachers to victory, party time for Sutton 2nd

Spalding Poachers 1st returned to action in East Women’s Hockey League Division 2NW with a fine 2-1 triumph over Pelicans 1st on Saturday. A penalty strike from Karen Timby and Ellie Holland’s effort put the Poachers 2-0 up, but Pelicans improved after the break and pulled one back. In the same division, Long Sutton ladies’ 1st christened the new Peele ...

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Men’s hockey round-up: Baker blasts resurgent Long Sutton to maiden win

After losing their first 11 games of the East Men’s Hockey League Division 2N season, Long Sutton 1st returned from the winter break revitalised on Saturday. The basement boys picked up a thrilling 3-2 victory over Horncastle 1st, with Josh Baker the hero with a heroic hat-trick on the day. Sutton had to survive a Horncastle comeback after seeing their ...

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