Hockey

Hockey round-up: Spalding denied victory by debatable late penalty in derby duel

Spalding 1st were denied an East Men’s Hockey League Premier B derby victory at City of Peterborough 2nd by a controversial late strike on Saturday. The clash ended 2-2 with Spalding having led 2-0, but they were ultimately denied by a questionable late penalty flick awarded for the use of a foot. Josh Rowbottom slotted home the opening goal for ...

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Hockey round-up: Cunnington hits treble as Spalding smash West Herts for six

Captain Stuart Cunnington helped himself to a hat-trick in Spalding 1st’s super 6-1 victory over West Herts 2nd in East Men’s Hockey League Premier B on Saturday. Bidding to bounce back after losing their last game, Spalding played dominant hockey throughout and raced to a 2-0 lead after 15 minutes thanks to a brace from Cunnington. Hungry to finish the ...

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Hockey round-up: Ten-man Spalding are punished by Wapping

Spalding 1st paid the price for going a man down as they suffered a 2-1 defeat at Wapping in the East Men’s Hockey League’s Premier B division on Saturday. Fresh of the back of their first win of the season the previous week, Spalding faced a long trip down to the Olympic Stadium’s Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre amid ...

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Hockey round-up: Glen’s penalty steers Spalding to first victory

Spalding 1st secured their first win of the new East Men’s Hockey League Premier B season as they beat Blueharts 1st 2-1 on Saturday. It was always likely to be a close clash between two sides that have been promoted and relegated together in each of the past two campaigns. The away side struck first at Glen Park with a ...

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Hockey round-up: Spalding share eight goals in derby cracker with Bourne Deeping

Spalding 1st battled out a 4-4 draw with neighbours Bourne/Deeping 1st in their East Men’s Hockey League Premier B opener on Saturday. Relegated last season, Spalding will have been happy enough with the share of the spoils in the away fixture ahead of this Saturday’s home opener against Blueharts (1.30pm). A new-look Spalding 2nd went down 3-1 at home to ...

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Ex-England ace Taylor returning for summer camp at Spalding Hockey Club

Former England ace Matt Taylor is once again bringing his expert summer hockey camp back to Spalding Hockey Club. The club are delighted that Taylor, who is the current Director of Hockey at Nottingham University, will be bringing his coaching team of international players to Glen Park again. This is the seventh year that Taylor has held the two-day camp ...

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Boost for Long Sutton Hockey Club as new coaches arrive to drive teams forward

This season will see an exciting new coaching set up for the senior teams at Long Sutton Hockey Club – and they are hoping it’ll help them attract new players. The ladies’ section have just secured Neil Evans on a two-year coaching deal and are looking forward to further improving both teams, a process he began last season. Evans has ...

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St Norbert’s land a third league crown

The finals of the Spalding Primary Schools Hockey Tournaments – hosted by Spalding Hockey Club – were held at Glen Park last week. Some 17 teams from 14 primary schools (around 150 youngsters in total) competed in four graded leagues in a hugely successful conclusion to the season. The teams were placed in advance, intermediate and two beginner leagues. The ...

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Hockey round-up: Heavy loss confirms Spalding’s relegation

A crushing 10-2 home defeat against Harleston Magpies on Saturday saw Spalding 1st’s relegation from East Men’s Hockey League Premier A confirmed on Saturday. In what is their first-ever season at this standard, Spalding have managed just two wins and three draws from 21 games so far and will conclude their campaign at Chelmsford on April 7. Saturday saw former ...

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Tight at the top as Ayscoughfee edge to impressive victory at latest junior hockey tournament

Spalding Hockey Club hosted the fourth primary schools tournament of this school year at Glen Park on Friday – and it was another great success. Around 160 youngsters from 13 local primary schools participated in this popular event, with the 18 teams being divided into four leagues. There were five teams in each of the advanced and intermediate leagues and ...

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Hockey round-up: Nine-goal haul sees Spalding 4th climb into second

Spalding 4th are still in the hunt for promotion from East Men’s Hockey League Division 5NW after a thumping 9-1 victory over Cambridge City 6th on Saturday. It was a bitterly cold day that saw gale force winds and snow throughout the match at Glen Park – but it didn’t prevent a determined Spalding team from putting in an outstanding ...

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Hockey round-up: AJ’s gr-eight show inspires Poachers 2nd to a deadly dozen

Alanna “AJ” Bunyan scored an incredible eight goals as Spalding Poachers 2nd thrashed March Town 1st 12-1 in East Women’s Hockey League Division 3NW on Saturday. The talented Bunyan scored a hat-trick in the first half, along with a goal from Lauren Spenceley, as Spalding seized command of the game. With some high-quality hockey being played, Bunyan bagged five more ...

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WEEKEND FIXTURES: The snow is forcing postponements across the board

Much of this weekend’s outdoor sport is likely to be postponed due to the heavy snowfall over the past few days. In football, Spalding United’s trip to Sheffield FC in Evo-Stik NPL First Division South was called off on Friday morning. Pinchbeck United’s fixture at Thrapston Town in ChromaSport UCL Division was also postponed on Thursday afternoon, while Holbeach United’s ...

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Hockey round-up: Long Sutton 1st relegated after losing seven-goal thriller

Long Sutton 1st have been relegated from East Men’s Hockey League Division One after going down 4-3 at home to Old Southendian 1st on Saturday. Josh Fyson (2) and Daniel Batten netted for Sutton at the Peele Leisure Centre, but their 14th defeat from 18 games this season sees Sutton slip into Division 2NW next year. Also staring relegation in ...

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Get a free taste of Spalding Golf Club’s popular junior sessions

Aspiring young golfers are being offered the chance to learn from the best and follow in the footsteps of Spalding Golf Club’s Elite Junior Squad. Spalding Golf Club has long been recognised as having a strong junior section – and the current crop are no exception, with seven of them turning out for Lincolnshire and one representing England. The one ...

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Men’s hockey round-up: Spalding 1st finally secure first-ever Premier A victory

Spalding 1st breathed fresh life into their season by securing a first-ever East Men’s Hockey League Premier A victory on Saturday. After picking up just two draws from their opening 16 games of the season, Spalding picked up a historic 4-3 victory over Chelmsford 1st to keep their faint survival hopes alive. Captain Josh Rowbottom opened the scoring from close ...

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Ladies’ hockey round-up: Karen rescues a deserved draw for Poachers

Karen Timby’s late leveller earned Spalding Poachers 1st a 1-1 draw with Cambs Nomads 1st in East Women’s Hockey League Division 2NW on Saturday. The first half saw both teams making some attacking play, with a cracking shot from Ellie Holland just going wide and a few shots from Charlotte Morris saved. Not long into the second half, battling play ...

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Ladies’ hockey round-up: Late Dewing save ensures Poachers secure a draw

Spalding Poachers 1st almost snatched defeat from the jaws of victory as they were forced to settle for a 3-3 draw at home draw with Pelicans 1st in East Women’s League Division 2NW on Saturday. An Amy Wells hat-trick looked set to give the Poachers a 3-2 victory after they’d fought back from 2-1 down at Glen Park. But King’s ...

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Hockey round-up: Solid Doolan return buoys Spalding 2nd despite loss

An encouraging return from James Doolan was the highlight as Spalding 2nd suffered a 4-2 defeat against St Neots 1st in East Men’s Hockey League Division 3NW on Saturday. Spalding took the game to St Neots from the off with some scintillating passing hockey and raced into a 2-0 lead through goals from Pete Wright and James Reston. This left ...

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Ayscoughfee take the top title on enjoyable day of primary school hockey action

Spalding Hockey Club hosted the third of five Primary School Hockey Tournaments at Glen Park with around 130 youngsters in 15 teams from 12 local primary schools participating. The teams were placed in three leagues – advanced, intermediate and beginner – and all matches were played in a highly competitive and sporting spirit. In the advanced league, previously unbeaten St ...

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