Hockey

Top derby show sees Spalding Hockey Club teens progress in National Cup

Red-hot Spalding under-16s smashed rivals Wisbech under-16s for six in the England Hockey Boys’ National Cup. The deadlock was broken when Jacob Baker played a ball through to Robin Edlington who found Ben Scholes to rifle home the first goal of the game. Edlington then danced through the middle, evading a number of tackles before finishing with aplomb to double ...

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Hockey round-up: Unlucky 13 as Spalding 1st are mauled by Magpies

Spalding 1st were on the receiving end of a masterclass display by a ruthless Harleston Magpies team as they lost 13-0 in East Men’s Hockey League Premier A on Saturday. Travelling to Norfolk with five players unavailable, Spalding knew this was always going to be a difficult task and they weren’t allowed to settle in the pouring rain – conceding ...

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Hockey round-up: Basement battle draw gets Spalding 1st off mark in Premier A

Promoted Spalding 1st finally have their maiden East Men’s Hockey League Premier A point after a 1-1 draw with fellow strugglers Ipswich 1st – but they were left to rue late missed chances at Glen Park. With both sides having failed to register a point between them in their opening five games of the season, it looked like being an ...

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Hockey round-up: Spalding 1st’s search for first win goes on after derby defeat

A strong first-half showing ultimately counted for nothing as Spalding 1st suffered a 6-2 derby defeat at City of Peterborough 1st in East Men’s Hockey League Premier A on Saturday. Still searching for their first victory of their maiden campaign at this standard, it was 2-2 at half-time – but four unanswered second-half strikes sentenced Spalding to a fifth loss ...

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Hockey round-up: Strong show counts for little as slack spell costs Spalding 1st

Spalding 1st may have lost their fourth East Men’s Hockey League Division A game on the spin on Saturday – but they gave a good account of themselves against Wapping 1st. Promoted Spalding put in an excellent performance against a side who had been relegated from the National League last season, but ultimately lost 6-2 at Glen Park to stay ...

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Hockey round-up: Much-improved Spalding 1st feeling positive despite loss

Spalding 1st suffered their third East Men’s Hockey League Premier A defeat on the bounce on Saturday – but they very much looked like they belong at their new level in the 3-1 loss at Cambridge Uni 1st. Although results haven’t gone their way in their first season in the East League’s top flight, they were eager to put in ...

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Hockey round-up: Baker’s half dozen as Long Sutton 2nd smash Alford for 11

A double hat-trick from Josh Baker fired Long Sutton 2nd to a sensational 11-0 victory over Alford 1st in East Men’s Hockey League Division 4NW on Saturday. Having suffered a 7-3 derby defeat the previous week, Sutton firmly put that score to bed in their first home game of the season at the Peele Lesiure Centre, with Gary Hales also ...

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Hockey round-up: Losing start for history makers despite Cunnington treble

Spalding 1st suffered a 6-3 defeat at Letchworth 1st in their first-ever game in East Men’s Hockey League Premier A on Saturday. Having secured back-to-back promotions, Spalding always knew stepping up to the league’s highest level would be tough – but they gave a decent account of themselves. This Saturday sees them host Bedworth at Glen Park (11.30am). Also beginning ...

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Top coach Taylor toasts best Spalding Hockey Club camp yet

Former England international Matt Taylor has paid tribute to Spalding Hockey Club after overseeing another hugely successful summer camp last week. Glen Park, Spalding’s Surfleet-based home, played host to the sixth annual Matt Taylor Summer Hockey Camp – with close to 50 youngsters put through their paces by the former international and his team of coaches on Thursday and Friday. ...

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Still time to sign up for Matt’s popular camp at Spalding Hockey Club

Spalding Hockey Club is looking forward to welcoming back Matt Taylor and his coaching team to Glen Park for the sixth year and another of his outstanding two-day coaching camps. A former England hockey player, Taylor now coaches at top English club Beeston HC and will be holding the camp at Glen Park, Surfleet on Thursday and Friday (August 24 ...

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Hockey festival at Surfleet helps Elaine close in on £2k target in aid of Cancer Research

A charity hockey tournament at Glen Park helped raise an impressive total of £1851.88 for Cancer Research. Some 12 teams turned out for the Cancer Research Hockey Festival at Spalding Hockey Club’s base in Surfleet, helping organiser Elaine Allen get close to her £2,000 target. A party at Mulberry’s Bar concluded what was a great day all-round, with Allen – ...

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The fourth is with Moulton John Harrox youngsters after sealing more hockey glory

A host of winners were crowned as the finals of the Spalding Primary Schools Hockey Tournaments were held at Glen Park on Friday. Some 170 primary school children from 13 local schools took part in the tournament, run in association with Spalding Hockey Club, with teams being divided into four leagues – advanced, intermediate and beginners (A and B) levels. ...

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Hockey Club celebrate successful campaign

Spalding Hockey Club celebrated its annual presentation evening with a packed house on Saturday evening with junior awards being followed by the senior club awards. Junior committee member Dave Mayhew reported on yet another outstanding season for the club’s junior section. More than 150 young players have attended the club’s coaching sessions over the season with an average attendance on Saturday mornings ...

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Spalding Poachers pipped in final as Lindum defend their county crown

It was heartache for Spalding Poachers 1st as they lost a tight Lincolnshire Ladies’ Hockey Cup final 1-0 against defending champions Lindum 1st on Thursday night. Lindum, who play in a league above Spalding, started strongly and soon put the home defence under pressure before being rewarded with a goal after just six minutes with a neat finish after a ...

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Spalding Hockey Club’s men cap historic season by winning county crown

Having already sealed a first-ever promotion to East Men’s Hockey League Premier A, red-hot Spalding 1st added the Lincolnshire Cup to their trophy cabinet on Sunday. They beat neighbours Bourne Deeping 3-1 in a tense penalty shuttle shoot-out after a thrilling final, with the scores locked level at 4-4 at Glen Park. Bourne Deeping, who have gained promotion to Premier ...

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Hockey round-up: Promoted Spalding 1st sign off stellar season in style

Having already clinched promotion to East Men’s Hockey League Premier A, Spalding 1st completed their campaign with a big 7-3 success at West Herts 2nd on Saturday. Connor Allen and Stuart Cunnington found the net for Spalding in a closely contested first half, but they found themselves trailing 3-2 at the break. Deciding that they wanted to finish the season ...

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Hockey round-up: Draw clinches historic promotion to Premier A for Spalding 1st

A hard-fought draw at fellow promotion candidates Norwich City on Saturday saw Spalding 1st clinch promotion to the East Men’s Hockey League Premier A division for the first time in the club’s history. Spalding had the ideal start when short corner specialist Stuart Cunnington whipped home one of his trademark flicks in the second minute. Both sides struggled at times ...

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Hockey round-up: Spalding 1st see their title hopes crushed by derby defeat

Spalding 1st saw their title dream in East Men’s Hockey League Premier B dashed by CoP 2nd on Saturday as the city side clinched the crown with a 3-2 victory at Glen Park. Hosts Spalding started the top-of-the-table clash much the better at Surfleet – and went ahead when Stuart Cunnington set up Glen Richardson, who showed immaculate touch and ...

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Hockey round-up: Champions Spalding 4th complete perfect season in typical fashion

Spalding 4th completed a flawless season in East Men’s Hockey League Division 6NW (N) with another huge win on Saturday. They thrashed Alford 2nd 11-1 at Glen Park, with Shaun Dewing and Jeremy Watt both firing four, while Max Bland (2) and Bailey Harker also bagged. The champions won all 18 of their league games, scoring 114 and shipping just ...

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Women’s hockey round-up: Ace AJ bags four as Poachers pummel struggling Wisbech

Spalding Poachers 2nd produced a devastating display to wallop Wisbech 3rd 11-0 in East Women’s Hockey League Division 3NW on Saturday. Knowing that winless Wisbech were rooted to the foot of the table, Spalding knew that the Glen Park clash would be a good game to try out new positions and formations. It was a very slow game from start ...

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