Hockey

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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Spalding duo impress with perfect records

Spalding Hockey Club hosted the next round of the South Lincs League matches – with five home teams involved across the two age groups. The teams were ably supported by a bank of young Lincolnshire umpires, including three from Spalding who officiated well throughout the day. Spalding Lions (under-13s) and Jaguars (under-11s) both finished the day with 100 per cent ...

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Hockey round-up: Derby delight for Spalding 1st as Bourne Deeping are battered

Spalding 1st moved into the top six of East Men’s Hockey League Premier B Division with a dominant 6-0 success over rivals Bourne Deeping 1st on Saturday. Goals from Joe Higgins (2), Stu Cunnington, Josh Rowbottom, Jacob Baker and George Halgarth settled the derby in Spalding’s favour on what was the last scheduled fixtures this year ahead of the winter ...

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Hockey round-up: Long Sutton’s losing streak reaches ten with UEA defeat

It’s now ten defeats from as many games in East Men’s Hockey League Division 2N for Long Sutton 1st after Saturday’s 9-1 defeat at University of East Anglia 1st. Sutton were short of a number of regular faces, but were grateful to Jack Smith for stepping up to help out and Will White for travelling back from university to play. ...

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Four-midable show as Ayscoughfee’s top team triumph at second primary school tournament

Spalding Hockey Club once again hosted the latest primary schools tournament at Glen Park on Friday. Some 18 teams from 13 local primary schools participated in the tournament across four leagues at advanced, intermediate and beginner levels. Three were also 12 of the club’s juniors who had volunteered to officiate, all of whom had previously participated in the tournament and ...

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Men’s hockey round-up: Stu hits top treble in thrilling Spalding 1st victory

A Stu Cunnington hat-trick inspired Spalding 1st to a thrilling 5-4 win over St Albans 2nd in East Men’s Hockey League Premier B on Saturday. In what was the first of a two-game weekend for Spalding’s top team, they edged past mid-table rivals St Albans in a nine-goal classic at Glen Park. Ace goal-getter Cunnington led the way with three ...

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Women’s hockey round-up: Late strike puts skids on Sutton, Spalding hit for six

Long Sutton 1st were denied an East Women’s Hockey League Division 2NW victory at rivals Pelicans 1st by a late goal on Saturday. After a goalless first half, Sutton were much brighter and moved into the lead when Jo Bland fired a short corner home. Sutton then dominated the rest of the half, with the ever-willing Jemima Dodd putting in ...

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Hockey round-up: Stu’s stellar show in vain as Spalding 1st lose thriller

A Stu Cunnington hat-trick wasn’t enough for Spalding 1st on Saturday as they were beaten 4-3 by leaders Letchworth 1st in East Men’s Hockey League Premier B. The Glen Park clash was a real game of two halves, with two goals from Cunnington – one from a short corner routine and a clever push-pass finish – giving Spalding a 2-0 ...

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Hockey round-up: Spalding 1st leave it late to pinch a point on the road, another defeat for Long Sutton 1st

A late Joe Higgins strike earned Spalding 1st a deserved 3-3 draw at Old Southendian 1st in East Men’s Hockey League Premier B Division on Saturday. After a three-hour trip to Southend-On-Sea, Spalding started well and took a deserved lead from Stuart Cunnington’s great reverse stick finish. However, the hosts managed to grab two goals from rebounds following quick counter ...

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Ladies’ hockey round-up: Nice and three-sy for Long Sutton 1st, disappointing defeat for Poachers

Long Sutton ladies’ 1st stormed to an impressive 3-0 victory at Cambridge University 3rd in East Women’s Hockey League Division 2NW on Saturday. In-form Sutton started with a high press against a young team who made up any loss in experience with boundless energy. A starting midfield quartet of Jo Bland, Gemma Parr, Emmy Gittins and Jemima Dodd created a ...

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Women’s hockey round-up: Five-star Charlotte inspires Poachers win, Sutton 1st on-song

Seven-up Spalding Poachers roared to their biggest win of the East Women’s Hockey League Division 2NW season so far on Saturday. Charlotte Maplethorpe was the star of the show with five of the goals in a 7-0 demolition at Glen Park, with Madeline Haunch and Evie Maltby rounding off the rout. The dynamic duo of Maltby and Maplethorpe offered a ...

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Men’s hockey round-up: Double figures for in-form Spalding 4th as Jacob fires four

Jacob Drew helped himself to a fantastic four-goal haul as Spalding 4th romped to a 10-1 derby win over Bourne Deeping 5th in East Men’s Hockey League Division 5NW on Saturday. It’s now five wins from seven games for high-flying Spalding, who are second in the table and just three points behind leaders Wisbech 3rd. Drew’s four goals were the ...

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Hockey round-up: Spalding 2nd held in ten-goal thriller at Cambridge, Poachers earn deserved draw at title rivals

Spalding 2nd were involved in one of the best games of the weekend in the East Men’s Hockey League on Saturday. Their Division 3NW fixture at Cambridge City Vets ended in a thrilling 5-5 draw at the Wilberforce Road Sports Ground. Glenn Perkins (2), Ryan Mountney, Steve Rogers and William Steed all found the net for Spalding in the ten-goal ...

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Work set to begin on Long Sutton’s new £200k all-weather surface

After two years of fundraising Long Sutton Community Sports Association – in conjunction with Long Sutton Hockey Club – have managed to secure the funds to replace the carpet on their all-weather pitch at the Peele Leisure Centre. The club is approaching its centenary year and, while the existing surface had given 21 years’ great service, wear and tear meant ...

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Hockey round-up: Five-star Spalding 1st back to winning ways against Upminster

Spalding 1st returned to winning ways in East Men’s Hockey League Premier B with a thumping 5-2 victory over Upminster 1st on Saturday. Doubles from Stuart Cunnington (2) and Glenn Richardson (2), plus a James Mayhew strike, secured an emphatic win at Glen Park and moved Spalding into fourth place. Richardson’s strike gave them a 1-0 half-time lead, but Upminster ...

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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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