Hockey

National counties cup glory for Spalding men

Players from Spalding Hockey Club represented Lincolnshire Hockey and emerged victorious in the England Hockey Men’s County Championships in Nottingham at the weekend.A 4-1 victory against Shropshire in the B competition final secured the silverware for the county.Lincolnshire had already beaten the Welsh border county 4-0 in the group games, as well as seeing off the challenges of Durham and ...

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GALLERY – Tournament success for beginners Surfleet

Spalding Hockey Club hosted the finals of the Spalding primary schools hockey tournaments at Glen Park, Surfleet, on Friday. All of the five tournaments held through the school year have been well attended and there was a full quota of 20 teams from 13 local primary schools at the finals day with around 160 youngsters playing hockey.As usual, the teams ...

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Medals for all at junior presentations

Spalding Hockey Club juniors enjoyed an end-of-season presentation event at Surfleet. Medals were presented to all players who attended throughout the season, with some individual honours handed out.They were to – Under 10 girl: Holly Smith. Boy: Ted Waldron. Most improved: Stanley Verney.Under 12 girl: Megan Wright. Boy: Isaac Davison; Most improved: James Frascella.Under 14 girl: Anya Knights. Boy: Dylan Hind. ...

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Celebrating season of success

Spalding Hockey Club celebrated their annual end of season awards night on Saturday with many of the club’s members present. The evening started with the awards to those who have developed other club members with their coaching skills, these were presented to Junior Coach of the Year Camille Rogers and Senior Coach of the Year Barney Harris. Callum Fravigar was rewarded for ...

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Storming 7-3 win for Spalding men’s 3rd team over Nomads

Spalding Ladies’ 1st 4Cambridge South 3rd 1Goals: Amy Naylor, Ellie Holland, Georgina MaplethorpeThe game began quite slowly due to the unexpected pace of the ball on the pitch, but this didn’t hinder Spalding’s performance.After just four minutes the first short corner was won. A great injection from Kate Amess sent the ball to Holland who found the back board. The ...

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Baker hits five to put Sutton on brink of step up

Long Sutton Men 1s 8March Town 1s 1Josh Baker scored five times as Long Sutton moved to within a point of securing promotion from Men’s East League Division Two North West.A draw in their final match at bottom club Cambridge City 4s on Saturday will make them uncatchable by Division Two North East rivals Ipswich & East Suffolk.Man of the match ...

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Winner will take all clash for Seconds

Spalding Ladies’ 1st 1St Neots 1st 3Spalding were anticipating a tough East Women’s League Division Two North West game, especially with half the team suffering colds.However, they were determined to not let that affect their play and came out attacking.Both teams made some nice passes into their attacking halves but had no opportunity to score and the first half ended 0-0.St ...

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Towering effort earns advanced league title

Spalding Hockey Club hosted the fourth of five primary schools tournaments at Glen Park, Surfleet. Nineteen teams from 12 local schools participated in the tournament, giving more than 150 youngsters the chance to represent their schools and play competitive hockey in games excellently controlled by teenage umpires from the hockey club.In the advanced league, Boston’s Tower Road A started strongly in the heavy rain catching ...

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Derby match sees Spalding take spoils

Spalding Ladies’ 1st 3Long Sutton 1st 0Goals: Erin McMurray, Georgina Maplethorpe, Tabitha Dunnett Spalding wished for high intensity from the start, and this is what they brought. Their aggressive attacking created multiple chances in the D with no luck to convert.A great ball in from Jess Ball enabled Lauren Harvey to create an awesome deflection which was unfortunately saved.After many long ...

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Men’s 1st give Ely City 9-2 drubbing at home

Long Sutton Men’s 1st 9Ely City 1st 2 Three games to go and with promotion hopes in their hands, the lads were focused on getting the job done.Sutton began the game in typical Sutton style – hard and fast.The boys were 1-0 up through Josh Baker before the home side could even get a touch on the ball.The first goal ...

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Sargeant at double for revenge success

Long Sutton Men 1st 4City of Peterborough 4th 2Revenge was sweet for Sutton as they avenged their early-season defeat at Peterborough.The majority of the first period action was in the opposition half with several penalty corners won before Luke Proctor swept home from close range.A second came from a smart attack down the right found Josh Baker to cut inside ...

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Holland sets ladies on way to victory

Spalding Ladies’ 1st 3Pelicans 1st 2An early two-goal lead proved crucial as Spalding hung on to take all the East Women’s League Division Two North West points against their King’s Lynn visitors.A run from Kate Amess saw her find Ellie Holland and she hit a wonderful shot to open the scoring.With the game going all Spalding’s way, another attack saw ...

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3-0 win over St Ives for Sutton men’s 2nd team

Long Sutton Men’s 2nds 3St Ives 3rds 0Goals: Luke Jackson, Troy Croxford, Sam Bartlett Fresh off the back of a tough game at home against a strong Wisbech side, Sutton looked to recoup their losses and field a side away to St Ives – historically a tricky side to navigate, as evidences by the 1-1 draw in the first fixture ...

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Spalding ladies see off St Neots with emphatic win

Spalding Ladies’ 1st 8St Neots 2nd 2Goals: Amy Naylor, Ellie Holland, Erin McMurray, Evie Maltby, Kate Amess, Lauren Harvey, Lauren SpenceleyThe match kicked off with a remarkable display of skill as Amess dribbled down the wing, finding the net in just 25 seconds.Holland and Georgina Maplethorpe showcased their teamwork with a brilliant one-two pass, which Holland finished off in just ...

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Sutton ladies’ 2nd go down to Wisbech 3rd

Long Sutton HC Ladies’ 2nd 0Wisbech 3rd 5 The game was a rescheduled match against the team currently sitting at the top of the league.This didn’t make any difference though as Long Sutton 2nd had already knocked one team off the top.The game started well with Long Sutton pushing Wisbech back but the game was to be an end to ...

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Close match sees men’s 1st beat Kettering in 4-3 thriller

Spalding Men’s 1st 4Kettering 3Goals: Dan Azzopardi, Jacob Baker, Steve Rogers, Stuart CunningtonAfter an aggressive performance from both teams, Spalding were able to claw their way to victory at Kettering.Spalding started on the front foot with some great link up passing between the midfield and the strikers.This led to an early goal from Azzopardi with a clean sweep at the ...

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Ladies’ 3rd team celebrate 10-1 drubbing of Cambridge

Spalding Ladies’ 1st 1Cambridge City 5th 4Goals: Ellie HollandSpalding started the game well with great attack play from Amy Naylor and Kate Amess with Holland taking shots in the D, but none were converted.Cambridge then started piling on the pressure with attack after attack. The bounce of the pitch led to Spalding mistakes and Cambridge got two goals in quick ...

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Men’s 1st team make it nine on the bounce

Long Sutton Mens’ 1st 8St Neots 1st 2 Sutton hosted St Neots this week.In the reverse fixture, the boys travelled with 11 men and won 2-1 in a game that was a real turning point in the lads’ season. Since then, they have only lost once.Sutton started with a bang. They were two goals up inside the first five minutes.A ...

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Over 150 youngsters take part in hockey tournament

Spalding Hockey Club hosted the Primary Schools Hockey Tournament Three, the third of five tournaments planned for this school year, at Glen Park, Surfleet. Nineteen teams from 13 local primary schools participated in the tournament giving over 150 youngsters the chance to represent their schools and play competitive hockey.The games were once again excellently controlled by teenage umpires from Spalding ...

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Ladies’ 1st fall to Cambridge

Spalding Ladies’ 1st 1Cambridge South 2nd 2Spalding were eager to attack hard from the start and this worked in their favour as Amy Naylor took the ball into the D and passed it to Honor Moore who slotted home.The opposition were awarded a penalty stroke following an initial save from Jemima which then bobbled from a Cams player to a ...

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