Hockey

Hockey round-up: Derby spoils shared as Long Sutton earn draw at Spalding

Spalding Poachers 1st dropped their first points of the East Women’s League Division 2NW season on Saturday as neighbours Long Sutton 1st picked up a 1-1 draw at Glen Park. Ahead of the all-South Holland clash, Spalding had racked up three wins from as many games while Sutton had only managed one victory. It looked like the Surfleet showdown was ...

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Hockey round-up: Seven-up Spalding storm into third place, three wins on spin for red-hot Poachers

Spalding 1st stormed up to third in the East Men’s Hockey League Premier B table after walloping hosts Shefford and Sandy 1st 7-1 on Saturday. It was the home side who opened the scoring, but Spalding kept their heads and two Stuart Cunnington short corners put them ahead and Glenn Richardson’s fine finish made it 3-1. Cunnington deflected home his ...

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Hockey round-up: Super Stuart stars to inspire Spalding men to a weekend double

Stuart Cunnington scored five times as Spalding 1st enjoyed two East Men’s Hockey League Premier B victories in as many days over the weekend. Ace goal-getter Cunnington bagged a treble to inspire Spalding to a 4-3 win at Bourne Deeping 1st on Saturday, with Joe Maltby the other scorer. That man Cunnington then notched a double to seal a 2-1 ...

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Hockey round-up: Depleted Long Sutton beaten by Kettering in thrilling clash

Depleted Long Sutton Hockey Club men’s 1st came up just short in a thriller with Kettering 1st on the opening day of the season. Dan Batten and Josh Baker both bagged at the Peele Leisure Centre on Saturday, but Sutton were edged out 3-2. Meanwhile, Sutton’s top ladies’ team battled to a 0-0 draw with hosts Bourne Deeping 1st in ...

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Taylor’s latest Spalding Hockey Club summer camp is a huge success

The eighth annual Matt Taylor Summer Camp was once again a resounding success for Spalding Hockey Club. Close to 50 South Lincolnshire youngsters, the majority from the host club, attended the camp at Surfleet’s Glen Park and were put through their paces by Taylor and his highly-rated team. Taylor, who is a former England international and is currently Director of ...

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Prizes aplenty at Spalding Hockey Club’s end of season extravaganza

Prizes galore were dished out as Spalding Hockey Club celebrated the end of the season with their annual awards presentation at St Norbert’s school. The senior teams presented reports on their seasons culminating in the presentation of the player of the season for each side. They were as follows: Men’s section: 1st team – Jacob Baker; 2nd – George Nairn; ...

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Walking Hockey sessions are proving to be a big hit for Spalding

Spalding Hockey Club’s Walking Hockey sessions have got off to a great start. Since the first session just after Easter, attendances have been around the 20 mark – with many making a return to the game after a break of several years. The sessions are held on the all-weather pitch at Glen Park (Surfleet) on Wednesday mornings from 10.30am to ...

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Popular presentation night celebrates a successful Long Sutton Hockey Club season

Long Sutton Hockey Club finished their season on a high note with a well-attended presentation evening on Saturday. The club came together to celebrate in style and show what a tremendous season they’ve enjoyed – with the awards get shared between the ages. The obvious high note saw Sutton’s men’s 2nd team winning their league and gaining promotion in East ...

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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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Baker puts the cherry on top of superb Long Sutton season

Long Sutton Men’s 1s crowned their best season points-wise for 19 years with a 6-0 demolition of Bourne Deeping 2nds. After picking up just four points from their first four fixtures, a positive season for the young side ended with three straight wins. Sutton have developed into a passing, attractive hockey playing unit. This proved to be true right from ...

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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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Defeats for both Long Sutton Ladies teams

Both of Long Sutton’s Ladies sides slipped to 3-1 defeats on the final weekend of the season. The Ladies 1s travelled to the East Women’s League Division 2NW surprise package Bourne Deeping having secured their place in the division the week before. Home side Bourne were straight on the front foot and Wallis in goal needed to be on her ...

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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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