Hockey

Hockey round-up: Classy Charlotte hits five as Spalding stay perfect, Sutton 2nd take derby spoils

Charlotte Maplethorpe fired five goals as Spalding Poachers 1st smashed 11 goals in East Women’s Hockey League Division Two North West on Saturday. Harriet Mowbray also helped herself to a hat-trick, while Hennie Boekestyn, Angel Harkus and Ellie Holland found the net too in Spalding’s huge 11-2 win at Cambridge Nomads 1st to stay top of the league with five ...

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Hockey round-up: Fyson fires four goals to inspire Sutton win, Spalding stay top

A four-goal salvo from player-of-the-match Josh Fyson steered Long Sutton 1st to a very welcome 8-1 victory over Cambridge City Vets in East Men’s Hockey League Division Two North West on Saturday. After suffering two defeats on the spin, Sutton were determined to put that behind them and went 2-0 up after ten minutes through Fyson and Nick Ellis. That ...

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Hockey round-up: Baker bags winner to extend Spalding’s super winning streak

It’s now three wins from three for Spalding 1st as they continued their perfect start to the new East Men’s Hockey League Division One North season on Saturday. Early pace-setters Spalding saw off a very game Pelicans 1st 2-1 at Glen Park, with Stuart Cunnington and Jacob Baker on the mark. In the pouring rain at Surfleet, Spalding went ahead ...

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Hockey round-up: Spalding’s stellar start rolls on with a gr-eight victory

Seven different players scored as Spalding 1st continued their flying start to the new East Men’s Hockey League Premier B season by thrashing Cambridge Nomads 1st 8-1 on Saturday. Tom Amess, Joe Higgins, Stuart Cunnington, Jacob Baker, Joe Rogers, George Halgarth (2) and Sam Sly all netted at Wilberforce Road Sports Ground as Spalding made it two wins from as ...

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Hockey round-up: Cunnington treble as Spalding hit nine, five-star Sutton shine

Spalding men’s 1st made a dream start to the new East Men’s Hockey League Division One North season as they thrashed Bourne Deeping 1st 9-0 on Saturday. A Stuart Cunnington hat-trick was their highlight at Glen Park, as they finished day one top of the table. In Division Two North West, Long Sutton 1st also made a stellar start as ...

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Inter-club action as part of Spalding’s

A small slice of normality resumed for Spalding Hockey Club’s players on Saturday as they returned to match action – albeit in the form of inter-club matches. With the COVID-19 pandemic ending the regular season prematurely at the end of 2020, this was the first chance the players have had to put stick to ball in a competitive manner so ...

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Hockey club get back into training

Spalding Hockey Club are returning to action this weekend. The club are set to host a series of training sessions and friendlies throughout the spring and summer. While there’s no official fixtures against other clubs currently planned, the club asked players if they’d like to start playing after the lockdown ended rather than wait for the season to re-start again ...

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Hockey clubs’ league season is terminated

Spalding and Long Sutton Hockey Clubs have had their league seasons officially terminated – but there may be an opportunity for end of campaign competitions. The East League made the announcement last week that the league season would be terminated. Secretary Neil Liversedge said: “The feedback we have had from both clubs and senior members from clubs is that there ...

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Training only for South Holland’s hockey clubs as Tier 3 status delays play

Both Spalding Hockey Club and Long Sutton Hockey Club face a delay in returning to competitive action. With South Holland among the many areas to be placed in Tier 3 of government restrictions, both clubs are only permitted to return to training. But they cannot return to action in the East Hockey League, unlike clubs based in areas in the ...

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Hockey round-up: First win for Spalding Poachers thanks to Mia’s winner

Spalding Poachers finally secured their first win of the East Women’s Hockey League season on Saturday as Mia Dewing’s winner sank Cambridge City 4th. After three defeats and a draw from their first four Division 2NW fixtures, the Poachers earned a much-needed 2-1 triumph at Glen Park to kick-start their campaign. A heavy downpour delayed the start, but the hosts ...

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England Hockey confirms suspension of East League ahead of Thursday’s lockdown

South Holland duo Spalding Hockey Club and Long Sutton Hockey Club are to take an enforced and immediate month-long break from action. That’s after England Hockey announced that all activity within the sport will be suspended in line with the national lockdown in England, which is due to start today (Thursday). With hockey usually having a month-long winter break either ...

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Hockey round-up: Spalding 3rd go goal crazy in dominant derby display

Three players helped themselves to hat-tricks as Spalding 3rd waltzed to a huge 13-1 derby win over Bourne Deeping 4th in East Men’s Hockey League Division 5NW on Saturday. Jacob Drew (4), Dan Azzopardi (3) and Michael Morris (3) all impressed in front of goal at Glen Park as Spalding shot up to third in the standings.Daniel Plant (2) and ...

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Hockey round-up: Seven-up Spalding climb into top four after big win, Sutton are held

Spalding 1st climbed up into fourth place in East Men’s Hockey League Premier B after a superb 7-0 win over Waltham Forest 1st on Saturday. A Jacob Baker hat-trick was the catalyst for the rampant victory at Glen Park, with the mighty maroons making it three wins from six league games so far this season. Stuart Cunnington, Joe Higgins, Glenn ...

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Hockey round-up: Five-star Spalding hit back to deliver their Sunday best showing

Spalding 1st bounced back from a Saturday drubbing to record an impressive 5-1 win over Broxbourne 1st in East Men’s Hockey League on Sunday. The mighty maroons suffered a 7-1 humbling at Havering 1st in the first Premier B game of their double-header, with James Mayhew’s goal their only consolation. Sunday’s Glen Park clash with Broxbourne went a lot better ...

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Hockey round-up: Super Sutton continue their gr-eight start to the season

Free-scoring Long Sutton 1st enjoyed another handsome win in East Men’s Hockey League Division 3NW on Saturday as they look to bounce back from relegation. After a 5-0 win the previous week, they romped to an 8-1 success over St Neots 1st on Saturday to go top of the early standings. Josh Baker was the star of the show at ...

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Hockey round-up: Strong start for Spalding 1st after unbeaten weekend

Spalding 1st picked up four points from their opening two games of the East Men’s Hockey League Premier B season over the weekend. An impressive 3-1 victory at Wapping 3rd on Saturday was followed by a 0-0 draw on the road at St Albans 2nd some 24 hours later. At Wapping, a youthful Spalding started on the front foot and ...

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Two tricky away tests for Spalding Hockey Club’s top men as new season gets under way

Spalding Hockey Club’s men face an away double-header as the new East Hockey League season gets under way on Saturday. Once again, both Spalding and Long Sutton will enter a host of teams in the vast and competitive league, which was forced to end prematurely due to the COVID-19 pandemic back in March. The stand-out opening weekend fixtures come in ...

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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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