Hockey

Schools’ hockey tournaments come to a close at Glen Park

Spalding Hockey Club hosted the finals of the Spalding primary schools hockey tournaments at Glen Park, Surfleet. All five of the season’s tournaments held during this school year have been fully subscribed with 20 teams from 13 primary schools participating involving over 150 children each time.As usual, the teams were split into four graded leagues of five teams at advanced, ...

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Wrights Properties to support junior players

Long Sutton Hockey Club’s junior section will, once again, be sponsored by Wrights Properties, in what is the club’s Centenary Year.Stewart Wright, of Wrights Properties, said: “We would like to thank Josh Baker and all the amazing coaching team for all the time and hard work they put in to making this section of the club such a success.“Not only ...

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Celebrating another super hockey season

Spalding Hockey Club celebrated the end of another season with a day of awards. The day started with the junior section enjoying games in the sunshine followed by their presentations.Junior award winners were: Under 9 – Blossom Willson, Alfie Spridgen and Brody Richardson; Under 11 – Millie Barker, Sonny Ilic and Isla Worrall; Under 13 – Eliza Morris, Elliot Ashton ...

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Prize time for hockey kids

Spalding Hockey Club junior presentations took place on Saturday. Pictured are (left) Spalding Hockey Club Junior members and Head of Juniors, Sally Pilgrim, following their awards presentation at Glen Park; (above) Under 13 junior players with their awards; Bottom (from left): Under 11 junior players with their awards; Under 9 junior players with their awards; Junior award winners – under ...

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Narrow defeat to complete year

The last match of the 2022/23 East Hockey season saw Spalding Men’s Thirds go down to a 3-2 defeat at home to Cambridge City Fifths. Nigel Cookson was there to capture some of the action.

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Mixed bag for last week of season

City of Peterborough 2nd 3Spalding Ladies’ 1st 3Goals: Charlotte Maplethorpe, Maddie Haunch (2).Jemima Hitcham made some great saves, with the Spalding defence working well to clear. Karen Timby made a great pass into Maplethorpe who won a penalty stroke. She slotted the ball in to put Spalding 1-0 up.Peterborough equalised before half time but Spalding started the second half well. ...

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Men’s 3rd hand Nomads a 9-0 thrashing

UEA 1st 1Spalding Ladies’ 1st 2Goals: Sophie Gleave, Maddie HaunchSpalding travelled to Norwich hoping to get another win in what has been a tricky season. UEA have struggled too and were delighted to find themselves ahead when their forward rounded keeper Abby Hodgett to score.Eventually, with ten minutes of the first half remaining, Gleave stepped onto a loose ball in ...

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Home joy for Surfleet in Beginner A League

Spalding Hockey Club hosted the Spalding Primary Schools Hockey Tournament Four at Glen Park, Surfleet, with 20 teams from 13 primary schools participating.Many of the 150-plus youngsters were making their first appearance for their schools.Teams were split into four graded leagues and in the Advanced League, Monks House A carried on where they left off in tournament three. Although they ...

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Timby grabs first-half treble as Ladies Seconds net ten

Spalding Ladies’ 2nd 10Bourne Deeping 2nd 0Goals: Karen Timby (4), Amy Naylor (2), Kate Amess, Lauren Harvey, Zoë Moore, Pippa BembridgeA destructive first-half display saw Spalding put away eight unanswered goals against their local rivals. At one point it seemed that every touch turned to gold. The first goal went in after three minutes and within 15 minutes it was ...

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Spalding share the spoils with Old Loughonians 2nd

Cambridge University 2nd 5Spalding Ladies’ 1st 1Goals: Harriet MowbraySpalding started the game strong with some great link-up play in midfield leading to a through ball being received by Mowbray who effortlessly put Spalding 1-0 up.Cambridge were hungry to draw level and a series of penalty corners eventually led to them scoring a deflection to make it 1-1.Both teams were playing ...

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Atkin goal sees Spalding 4th finish level at Wisbech

Spalding Ladies’ 1st 0 Wisbech Town 1st 6The first half saw Spalding play some fast-paced, end-to-end hockey, with lots of turnovers and counter attacks from both sides.Runs down the line from Harriet Mowbray and Ellie Holland gave Spalding opportunities in the D, but the team could not use this to their advantage.Gaps in marking allowed Wisbech to pass through the ...

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Tizzano scoops a point for Seconds at Cambridge

Ipswich 2nd 2Spalding Ladies’ 1st 0Spalding made the long trip to Ipswich with a change of formation and high hopes. Some great back transfers and leads from the forwards allowed the visitors to have great possession and attacking drive. Spalding were able to move freely through the middle with some great one-twos and runs round the backline. They were unfortunate ...

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Narrow loss for Spalding Mens’ 2nds to Cambridge

Spalding Ladies’ 1st 0City of Peterborough 2nd 5The game began with a high intensity and pressure applied from the opposition who quickly found themselves 2-0 up following a flurry of short corners.Spalding had some positive plays down the wings and were unfortunate not to score.Peterborough were awarded two consecutive penalty strokes with the second one being expertly saved by keeper ...

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Spalding men’s 3rd lose out to St Ives despite pressuring

Spalding Ladies’ 1st 2Norwich City 2nd 5Goals: Evie Maltby, Georgina Maplethorpe.On a mild Saturday afternoon, Spalding 1st were at home to Norwich City; the game started at a fast pace with end-to-end play.After some great play Norwich were awarded a short corner which led to the first goal of the game.After a fast break from Spalding, some great play in ...

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Winning weekend for all of Spalding’s hockey teams

Spalding Ladies’ 1st 9Watton 1st 1Goals: Charlotte Maplethorpe (4), Harriet Mowbray (3), Maddie Haunch (2).Spalding got back to winning ways in fantastic fashion with a 9-1 win over league strugglers Watton.Creating chances from the off, Spalding soon took the lead and found themselves 3-0 up within the first ten minutes of the game.Watton looked to get back into the game ...

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Youngsters take to the pitch for schools hockey contest

Spalding Hockey Club hosted the Spalding Primary Schools Hockey Tournament Three at Glen Park, Surfleet, on Friday with a full quota of 20 teams from 13 primary schools participating. Although many of the youngsters had played in the earlier tournaments, there were still many of the 150 plus players making their first appearance for their schools.Building on the two previous ...

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Mens’ third hockey are only weekend winners

St Neots 1st 3Spalding Ladies’ 1st 1It was Spalding who took the lead in the 22nd minute when Harriet Mowbray put the ball away.This was as good as it got for the visitors who took their 1-0 lead into the break.Spalding saw the game slip away, the equaliser coming five minutes into the second half before they conceded again ten ...

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Ladies’ 2nd only winners in Spalding hockey fixtures

Spalding Ladies’ 1st 1Dereham 1st 6A moment of familiarity for Spalding Ladies 1st as they encountered Dereham for the second week in a row.A free ball was picked up by Charlotte Maplethorpe who dribbled through the Dereham defence before being fouled and rewarded with a penalty stroke. Mia Dewing calmly netted home.Dereham stepped up their game and scored three goals ...

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No weekend goals for Sutton 2nds

LSHC Mens’ 2nd 0Cambridge Nomads 2nd 2Long Sutton Mens’ 2nd travelled to Cambridge for an away game against Cambs Nomads with a squad of players who made that extra effort to be there for the first game of the new year.Will White had flown in from Eastbourne, Tom Burton nursed his poorly car for the journey and Troy Croxford answered ...

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Disappointing 5-0 loss for ladies’ 1st

Dereham 1st 5Spalding Ladies’ 1st 0Spalding ventured out to Dereham for their first match back after Christmas.Spalding started strongly with the first pushback and passed the ball around well, however, a quick reaction by Dereham turned into a goal for them and Spalding found themselves 1-0 down.Spalding immediately fought back and were unlucky not to convert one of their three ...

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