Hockey

Freezing conditions hit fixtures

The freezing conditions meant virtually all of South Holland’s sports outdoor weekend fixtures were postponed. There were no hockey or rugby games played by the area’s sides. In football, both Spalding United and Holbeach United were called off. The Tulips are scheduled to be back in action this weekend at Daventry Town in what is a 2pm kick off this ...

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Second tournament is big success as 13 schools take part

Some 19 teams from 13 local primary schools participated in the second Spalding Primary Schools Hockey Tournament of the year at Glen Park on Friday.Although many of the youngsters had played in the earlier tournament, there were still many of the 150-plus making their first appearance for their respective schools.Building on the first tournament last month, the teams were split ...

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Spalding men secure thrilling first win

Spalding Hockey Club’s men’s 1st team picked up their first win of the new season on Saturday as they defeated hosts Old Loughtonians 1st 3-2 in a cracker.After a tough start to the new East Men’s Hockey Premier League season following their promotion last year, Spalding raced into a 3-0 lead with Stu Cunnington slotting the opener, Harry Naylor nutmegging ...

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Close game against St Neots sees Spalding snatch win

Spalding Ladies’ 3rd hockey team snatched victory in a close game against St Neots 3rd at the weekend.The ladies’ 3rds started strongly against an experienced St Neots side and attacked from the whistle.Man of the match Emily Wright persistently used her speed and put crosses in but some excellent keeping from St Neots denied Spalding a goal.After ten minutes, Spalding ...

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Three for Sutton’s Fyson

A hat-trick from Joshua Fyson helped Long Sutton Men’s 1st to a 4-1 victory over Cambridge University 3rd.The seconds drew 2-2 at Cambridge South 4ths. Alex Canham deflected Stefan Fox’s pass past the keeper to open the scoring before an own goal levelled matters.Keeper Alfie Bragginton made some fine saves but South pressure told to put them ahead.But with two ...

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Seven goals on the hockey scoresheet for
Spalding men’s 2nds

Old Southendian 1st 4Spalding Men’s 1st 1Goal: Stu Cunnington; MoM: Matthew PeachSpalding made the journey to Southend looking for their first win of the season but found themselves 2-0 down within five minutes.Spalding regained some composure and began to assert their authority but were unable to take any chances. They were unlucky to find themselves 4-0 down after 20 minutes, ...

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Close win over Wisbech for Ladies’ 1st

Wisbech Town 1st 2Spalding Ladies’ 1st 3Goals: Charlotte Maplethorpe (2), Evie MaltbySpalding looked to improve on the pre-season defeat against Wisbech and were delighted to overcome the team riding in second place in the league.Spalding were unable to convert an early short corner and it was Wisbech who found the net from a short corner on 18 minutes.Spalding got their ...

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Heavy losses among convincing wins for Spalding Men’s teams

It was a mixed bag for Spalding Men’s hockey teams at the weekend with a hammering for the first and fourth teams, while the seconds and thirds pulled off excellent wins.Ipswich Men’s 1st 6Spalding Men’s 1st 0The game started quickly with Ipswich testing the travelling side early on, but Spalding stood strong and repelled the attacks, even making moves forward ...

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Long Sutton take the derby spoils with big win over Spalding

Long Sutton 2nd boast the South Holland bragging rites after seeing off Spalding 2nd 4-1 on Saturday.The two sides were locked together at 1-1 in the first half, with Gary Hales’ opener cancelled out by Aaron Scholes at the Peele Leisure Centre.It was all about Sutton after the break, though, as Hales, Daniel Batten and Stef Fox all netted to ...

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Future looks bright for young umpires

Spalding Hockey Club’s Young Umpire Development is going from strength to strength, producing new umpires that are now working at local, regional and even national levels.At the recent Lincolnshire County Hockey Umpire Association (LCHUA) AGM, awards were announced for four up and coming young umpires from Spalding, who are all at different stages of their development.Mia Dewing (17) was the ...

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Many debuts at inter-schools tournament

Spalding Hockey Club hosted the first of five primary school hockey tournaments at Glen Park, Surfleet.Nineteen teams from 12 primary schools took part in with many of the 150 plus participants making their hockey debuts.The teams were split into four leagues with the aim of working towards graded leagues through the school year.After a cagey start with the first three ...

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Goals galore for men’s second and third teams

There were goals galore for Spalding Men’s as the seconds scored four and the thirds five in their wins. It wasn’t such a good week for the first and fourth teams though as they both lost their fixtures.Spalding Men’s 1st 0 Chelmsford 1st 2The game started at blistering pace with Chelmsford going straight into the attack, putting Spalding onto the ...

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Mixed bag of results for Spalding men’s hockey players

It was a mixed bag of results for the men’s teams in the East Hockey League at the weekend.Spalding 1st drew 1-1 with Cambridge City 2nd with Spalding’s only goal coming from Stu Cunnington.Spalding went into their first home game of the season with high spirits after their well-earned point away last weekend. A determined Cambridge side stood in their ...

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Sutton 2nds win

Long Sutton Men’s 2nds enjoyed a comfortable 3-0 win at Kettering with all the goals coming in the first half.Goals from Fox, Forrest and Canham put the visitors on top.Sutton had chances to stretch their lead but failed to find the final scoring touch, however they did manage to control the game to a winning conclusion.

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Hockey round-up: Promoted Spalding men secure draw on their Premier Division bow

The East Hockey League returned on Saturday as teams from Spalding and Long Sutton kicked-off another campaign. On the men’s side, Spalding 1st started life in the Premier Division with a 2-2 draw at Cambridge University 1st. There was a defeat for Long Sutton 1st in Division 2NW as they went down 3-2 at Cambridge South 2nd despite goals from ...

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Spalding Hockey Club are given a big boost as LightSpeed donate dugouts to them

Spalding-based internet service provider LightSpeed Broadband has generously donated two new dugouts to Spalding Hockey Club. The dugouts will be used for players, officials and supporters to sit in and take shelter at training and on match days. Originally based at Spalding Grammar School and founded in 1953, Spalding Hockey Club moved to their home at Glen Park, Surfleet, in ...

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Rare loss for dominant A team but two titles for John Harrox at Spalding Primary Schools’ hockey finals

Some 18 teams from 12 local schools contested the finals of the Spalding Primary Schools’ Hockey Tournaments at Glen Park on Friday night. Having lost the best part of the last two years through COVID-19, it was a relief to all concerned that all five of the tournaments in this school year have now been completed. Hosted by Spalding Hockey ...

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Long Sutton Hockey Club are seeking a new keeper for their thriving ladies’ section

Long Sutton Hockey Club are looking for a goalkeeper to join one the teams in their ladies’ section next season. The club, who play their East Hockey League fixtures at the Peele Leisure Centre, can accomodate either a player who is experienced enough or ambitious enough to play in Division 2NW for the first team or a young player looking ...

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Hockey round up – A host of titles for local sides

It’s been a fine season for local hockey clubs with a host of title triumphs. Spalding men celebrated their East Men’s Division One North crown with a 5-5 draw at home to UEA 1st. A strong start from Spalding was rewarded with a flurry of goals, one of which was outrageously finished by Tom Amess who rifled a reverse stick ...

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School hockey: Moulton John Harrox A dominant yet again as 160 youngsters enjoy tournament

Spalding Hockey Club hosted the fourth Spalding Primary Schools Hockey Tournament on Friday with 160 youngsters from 13 different schools taking part. As ever, the 18 teams competing at Glen Park were split into four leagues – with an advanced and three graded beginner leagues. Moulton John Harrox A once again dominated the advanced league, winning all three of their ...

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