Hockey

All square after contentious penalty frustrates hosts

Spalding Men 1st 4St Ives 1st 4Honours finished even after an eight-goal thriller saw Spalding draw with East Men’s League Division One North second-placed St Ives.The game started with both attacks being on top with some end-to-end action. Opportunities were plentiful for Spalding with good opportunities before Dan Azzopardi eventually tapped a deflected pass into the back of the net.St ...

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Monks House hit back to slow Tower’s charge

Spalding Hockey Club hosted the second primary schools hockey tournament at Glen Park, Surfleet.Nineteen teams from 13 schools took part, giving more than 150 youngsters the chance to represent their schools. Games were excellently controlled by teenage umpires from the club.Boston-based Tower Road A got off to a flying start in League A, winning their first two matches, beating John Harrox A (3-1) and ...

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First win earns hockey derby glory

Spalding Ladies 1st 0Long Sutton 1st 1Hannah Barker was on target to give Sutton the local derby bragging rights and help them to their first win of the East Women’s Division Two North West win at the ninth attempt.A gripping encounter saw Spalding dominate possession, orchestrating numerous attacks with several short corners and shots on goal.Despite their offensive prowess, the ...

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Good results for Long Sutton second teams

Long Sutton Ladies’ 2nd 5Wisbech 4th 0 Sutton welcomed local rivals Wisbech and proceedings got off to a great start, Chantil Sinclair scoring her second goal in two games with a fine far post tap-in after great work down the flank by Aimee Betts.Sutton increased their lead shortly after in similar fashion this time with Alison Whittaker applying the finish.Sutton ...

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A mixed bag of results for Spalding Hockey Club

Spalding Ladies’ 1st 2Pelicans 1st 6Goals: Ellie Holland, Georgina MaplethorpeSpalding started strong with majority possession but a counter-attack saw them go 1-0 down which Pelicans followed up with a second.The first half ended 4-0 and a team talk set Spalding’s minds back on the game.They started strong, winning a short corner which was converted by Maplethorpe.Spalding’s positivity flourished as they ...

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Spalding Ladies’ 1st show their prowess over St Neots

Spalding Ladies’ 1st 7St Neots 2nd 0Goals: Erin McMurray, Evie Maltby, Georgina Maplethorpe, Maisie FodenThe waterlogged pitch did not dishearten Spalding, evidenced through the quick attack from Kate Amess to Lauren Harvey who pushed the ball on to the defender’s foot winning a short corner led to a goal scored from an unstoppable shot by Maltby.A strike from Ellie Holland ...

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Long Sutton Men’s 1st take third spot in division 2NW

Long Sutton Men’s 1st team returned to action after a week’s hiatus taking on St Ives Men’s 2nd. St Ives Men’s 2nd and Long Sutton are two of a few early stalwarts of the New England Hockey East League Division 2 North West, having done battle every year since its formation three years ago and a battle some have certainly ...

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Manager fills the gap but to no avail

Ipswich 2s 5 Spalding Men 1s 4A nine-goal thriller went against Spalding Men’s first team as they missed the chance to go second in the East Men’s Division One North table.Illness crippled the squad for the long journey to Woodbridge to take on Ipswich 2s, meaning manager Jason Naylor had to fill in to help the team again. Even so, ...

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Batten at double to put 2s top

St Neots 1s 1 Long Sutton 1s 2Sutton closed in on the East Men’s League Division Two North West leaders with a win at high-flying St Neots.The opening exchanges were cagey with the visitors’ defence of Michael Donaghy, Joshua Fyson, Dan Oldfield and Luke Proctor absorbing the pressure well.At the other end, Nick Ellis, man of the match McKenzie East, ...

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Naylor in right spot for winner

Spalding Ladies 1s 2 Cambridge City 5 1Spalding hit back from behind to take all the East Women’s League Division Two North West points in a tight encounter.The hosts started strongly and passed the ball around, maintaining possession as they worked up the pitch.They won a few short corners but failed to convert and were caught out when the visitors pressed well and caught ...

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Fyson’s twin strike scares leaders

Josh Fyson scored twice and Frazer Watt was also on target in Long Sutton’s 5-3 defeat at unbeaten leaders Wisbech Town in Division Two North West of the East Men’s League on Friday.The second team had a 5-0 walkover because opponents Cambridge City 5th were unable to raise a side in Division Three North West.Annabelle Giles made her debut for Long ...

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Monks House continue winning ways

Spalding Hockey Club hosted the first of five primary schools tournaments scheduled for this school year at Glen Park, Surfleet, on Friday and it was a huge success.Sixteen teams from 13 schools participated and many of the 130 youngsters were making their hockey debuts.Some schools are expecting to add a team for future tournaments so the aim is to get ...

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Depleted ranks pull off fine win

Norwich Dragons 1st 3Spalding Men 1st 4A spirited performance from a depleted Spalding side saw them earn the points in an East Men Division One North thriller.Six players were unavailable due to illness and injuries so it meant recalls for the evergreen Steve Rogers (54), Matt Sanders (49) and a place on the bench for manager Jason Naylor (54). To ...

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A winning triple start to season

Spalding Men’s 1st 5Kettering 3Spalding made it three wins out of three in East Men’s Division North as they attempt to make a swift return to the Premier Division after last season’s relegation.Spalding created plenty of early opportunities, while keeping possession and won a short corner via Steve Rogers.Stuart Cunnington slotted the ball into the top right corner of the goal ...

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Birthday girl McMurray is on target

Cambridge University 3rd 1Spalding Ladies’ 1st 3Spalding arrived in Cambridge with a determined attitude to record their first win of the East Women’s Division Two North West season.They battled hard in the first half and produced some well worked play. Unfortunately, the opposition were awarded a short corner and converted it to take a 1-0 lead against the run of play.Freya ...

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Men’s 2nd only winners for Sutton

LSHC Mens’ 1st 3Bourne Deeping 1st 4The home side boasted a 14-man strong squad with additions of Dan Oldfield, Will Taylor and Mckenzie East.The game began with Sutton pushing early doors. However, five minutes in, Bourne Deeping got on the scoresheet.The ball found its way through several bodies and the keeper was unable to prevent a Bourne player from tapping ...

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Men’s 4th lose 11-0 at home

Spalding Ladies’ 1st 0St Ives 1st 5After an unfortunate loss last week, Spalding Ladies’ 1st were determined to come back fighting against St Ives.St Ives scored their first goal from a penalty flick, which Freya Lee almost saved with a great dive to the left of the goal.St Ives continued their aggressive attack with multiple short corners achieved, converting two ...

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A mixed bag for Long Sutton teams

LSHC Mens’ First 2Cambridge South 2nds 2The first game of the season saw the mens’ 1st secure a well earned point away at Cambridge South.The game was end to end action, with both teams taking chances, but falling short of results.South opened the score line with a quick counter attack, leading to a tap-in at the back post.Sutton dug deep ...

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Ladies’ 2nd team kick off in style

Spalding Ladies’ 2nd 11Pelicans 2nd 1Goals: Charlotte Maplethorpe, Karen Timby, Kelly Cooper, Milly Hastings, Sophie Wilson.In an great display of skill and teamwork, Spalding Ladies 2nd hosted Pelicans 2nd. The final scoreline of 11-1 reflected the team’s dominance throughout.The midfield was controlled brilliantly, distributing the ball with precision, and maintaining constant pressure.The scoring spree began three minutes into the match ...

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Spalding opening with home match to Norwich

Spalding will open their East Men’s Division One North season at home to Norwich City Seconds on Saturday, September 16. Their 22-match league campaign ends on March 23 with a home match against Cambridge Nomads.Long Sutton will be in Division Two North West and start at Cambridge South Seconds on September 16.Spalding and Long Sutton women’s teams are alongside each ...

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