Hockey

Men’s hockey round-up: Promotion bid is still on track after battling Spalding 1st success

Promotion from East Men’s Hockey League Premier B remains a realistic aim for Spalding 1st after a hard-fought 3-1 win over Wisbech Town on Saturday. They remain in the box seat for second place with four games to go after the Glen Park success over a Wisbech outfit that belied their lowly league placing. The visitors started brightly and soon ...

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Hockey round-up: Flawless Spalding 4th bring up century en-route to clinching crown

Irresistible Spalding 4th clinched the East Men’s Hockey League Division 6NW (N) title and notched up 100 goals for the season as they beat Long Sutton 3rd 3-0 on Saturday. With just two games remaining, the Spalding side are also on the verge of a flawless season as they made it 16 wins from as many matches. Bailey Harker picked ...

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Hockey round-up: Spalding 1st’s promotion bid gathers more pace after latest Cunnington treble

Depleted Spalding 1st picked up a 5-3 win at struggling Felixstowe on Saturday to keep their East Men’s Hockey League Premier B promotion hopes very much on track. Despite missing a host of players, third-placed Spalding were soon ahead when Stuart Cunnington drilled home a  short corner. They continued to dominate for long periods and two more strikes from top ...

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Six-y show seals third place for impressive Spalding Hockey Club teens

Spalding’s under-14 boys completed their England Hockey under-14 Championship programme with an outstanding 6-0 victory over Staffordshire based Lichfield at Glen Park on Sunday. The victory made it three wins – they also beat City of Peterborough (6-0) and Loughborough (8-0) – from the five games and means that the lads have finished in a very commendable third place in ...

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Women’s hockey round-up: Clinical Poachers end Long Sutton’s streak in derby

A clinical display from Spalding Poachers 1st saw them defeat in-form South Holland rivals Long Sutton 1st in East Women’s Hockey League Division 2NW on Saturday. Kelly Slator (2) and Lottie Boreham grabbed the goals for Spalding at the Peele Leisure Centre to end Sutton’s six-game unbeaten streak. Spalding got first reward for their early endeavours with Sutton conceding a ...

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Men’s hockey round-up: Spalding 1st hit back to reignite promotion bid

Spalding 1st bounced back from a disappointing defeat the previous week to get their promotion push back on track with a 3-2 victory over Waltham Forest 1st in East Men’s Hockey League on Saturday. Hosts Spalding started the Premier B clash well at Glen Park as they moved the ball around well – and were duly rewarded when Stuart Cunnington ...

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Hockey round-up: Second-half collapse costs Spalding men’s 1st dear

A sloppy second half cost Spalding 1st dear on Saturday as they lost 4-3 to Premier B promotion rivals Ipswich/East Suffolk in East Men’s Hockey League. Spalding started well and went 1-0 up after Glenn Richardson danced around the keeper before shelling the ball towards goal for Harry Vickers to deflect into an empty net. Despite Spalding controlling much of ...

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It’s lucky 13 for Spalding Hockey Club 4th team after latest success

There looks to be no stopping red-hot Spalding 4th in East Men’s Hockey League Division 6NW (N). The table-toppers made it a perfect 13 wins from 13 games with a 3-0 triumph over second-placed Leadenham 2nd on Saturday to go eight points clear of their nearest rivals. However, for the first time this season, Spalding were at least made to ...

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Five-star Spalding get their 2017 fixtures off to the best possible start

Spalding 1st kicked off their 2017 East Men’s Hockey League fixtures with a fantastic 5-2 thrashing of fellow Premier B high-fliers Blueharts on Saturday. Showing no sign of rustiness following the winter break, Spalding goal machine Stuart Cunnington inspired the victory with yet another hat-trick that leaves his side third in the table. Hosts Spalding had the better of the ...

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Top teamwork as Spalding Poachers earn hard-fought victory over Lincolnshire rivals

A top team display saw Spalding Poachers 1st return to East Women’s Hockey League action with a 3-1 success at Bourne Deeping 1st on Saturday. After a determined opening on a very cold afternoon, Kelly Slater opened the scoring after Maisie Dobbs launched the ball into the D. The hosts hit back with a controversial goal to level the scores, ...

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Five-star opening sees Spalding 3rd net scalp

Spalding 3rd produced a stunning first half performance to claim the scalp of high-flying St Neots on Saturday with a 5-3 home win at Glen Park in Division 3NW. All of Spalding’s goals came in the opening period as their flying start was rewarded by Tim Maltby’s opening goal. Although the visitors equalised, Spalding were not deterred and Steve Rogers ...

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Sutton stung after double injury blow

A double injury blow damaged Long Sutton’s chances of victory in their Division One clash at Wapping 2nd on Saturday.   Tom Baguley and Jamie Featherstone were both receiving treatment when Wapping scored the opening goal with Sutton two players down.   The hosts then extended their lead late in the first half before Sutton rallied after the break.   ...

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Relentless Spalding 4th hit seven to stay perfect at half-way stage of season

Flawless Spalding 4th have reached the midway stage of the East Men’s Hockey League Division 6NW (N) season with a perfect record after thrashing Alford 2nd 7-1 on Saturday. The table-toppers, who have scored 63 times and conceded just six times en-route to nine wins from as many matches, regularly field as many as seven young players in their side, ...

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Red-hot Leanne and Lyn fire Long Sutton’s ladies up to third after impressive win

Long Sutton 1st stormed ahead of South Holland rivals Spalding Poachers 1st in East Women’s Hockey League Division 2NW thanks to a thumping 3-0 victory over Bourne Deeping 1st on Saturday. Captain Leanne Woodhead fired an unstoppable rocket of a shot to put Sutton on course for victory. Two smart goals in both halves – scored by in-form striker Lyn ...

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Late strike decides thrilling tie as Upminster outgun unlucky Long Sutton men

A last-gasp goal denied Long Sutton a deserved draw on Saturday as hosts Upminster snatched a 3-2 win in East Men’s Hockey League Division One. The game started slowly, but Sutton began to apply pressure on the home team by camping in their half and winning a succession of short corners – one of which was converted by a drag ...

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Spalding men smash title rivals CoP 2nd for six to take over at top of the table

Spalding 1st are back on top of East Men’s Hockey League Premier B Division after hammering title rivals CoP 2nd 6-2 at Glen Park on Saturday. Top at the start of play, the city side bossed the early exchanges – but Spalding went in 1-0 up at half time thanks to a a short corner by Stuart Cunnington. CoP levelled ...

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Spalding 1st are humbled by Havering to lose grip on Premier B top spot

Lowly Havering handed Spalding their first home defeat of the East Men’s Hockey League Premier B Division season on Saturday – and sent them tumbling off the top of the table. Glen Park was stunned early on as Havering dispatched a short corner, but normal service looked like resuming when Stuart Cunnington was on target with a strong short corner ...

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Ben’s a Shore thing to fire Long Sutton to big victory over city rivals CoP 3rd

A hat-trick from Ben Shore inspired Long Sutton 1st to a five-star victory at CoP 3rd in East Men’s Hockey League Division One on Saturday. Visitors Sutton started like a house on fire against the basement boys and went 3-0 to the good through Will Cook, Shore and Gary Hales. However, the Sutton tide abated pre-half time and Peterborough landed ...

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Four-some Cunnington keeps Spalding men top of the tree in gr-eight victory

A four-goal haul from star goal-getter Stu Cunnington fired Spalding 1st to an 8-3 victory at Wisbech Town on Saturday – and kept his side top of East Men’s Hockey League’s Premier B division. Cunnington grabbed half of the goals Spalding in a game that pitted top against bottom, while Glenn Richardson (2) and Rob Dalton were also among the ...

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Four-goal Shore inspires Sutton’s surge in form

Ben Shore smashed in four goals as Long Sutton continued their recent good run in Division One with a brilliant 6-3 away success at Cambridge City 3rds on Saturday.   Shore scored his first of the afternoon to get Sutton back onto level terms at 2-2 after Josh Fyson had cancelled out Cambridge’s early opener.   The visitors then made ...

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