Hockey

Spalding lose top spot after frustrating draw at strugglers

Spalding were toppled from pole position in the East Men’s League Premier B Division after a frustrating draw against struggling Old Southendians on Saturday. Stuart Cunnington had given Spalding the lead only for the visitors to equalise from a short corner which had been awarded following a defensive error. Spalding spent the majority of the second half piling on the ...

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Long Sutton’s ladies beat Spalding Poachers to take over at the top of table

Jo Bland’s sublime second-half winner gave Long Sutton ladies a 2-1 derby win over Spalding Poachers on Saturday – and saw them leapfrog their rivals at the top of East Women’s Hockey League Division 2NW. In a game that saw great hockey served up by both sides and that was played at an incredible pace, the Poachers began much the ...

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Lucky 13 sends Spalding Hockey Club 4th top – but top men’s side are beaten

Free-scoring Spalding 4th are sitting pretty at the top of East Men’s League Division 6NW (N) after thumping Bourne/Deeping 6th 13-2 on Saturday. James Mayhew and Stuart Perkins both completed first-half hat-tricks for Spalding in the rout, while Shaun Dewing also rattled in a treble. Further goals from Dan Azzopardi and Mayhew – his fourth – ensured they made it ...

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Rogers hits hat-trick as Spalding 1st smash West Herts for six to stretch winning streak to four

Table-toppers Spalding made it four East Men’s Hockey League wins on the spin by thrashing promoted West Herts 2nd 6-0 on Saturday. After a largely shaky start that saw the hosts fail to convert a number of short corners, visitors Spalding went ahead when youngster Joe Rogers buried a short corner of his own into the bottom corner. Leading 1-0 ...

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Derby delight keeps Spalding Poachers top of East Hockey League 2NW table

A 2-1 derby win over Bourne/Deeping ladies 1st gave Spalding Poachers 1st their third win of the East Women’s Hockey League season – and moved them three points clear at the top of Division 2NW. Christina Dewing found herself the busier of the keepers in the early exchanges at Glen Park, but Spalding slowly began to turn the screw and ...

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Everton’s terrific treble fires Spalding’s flawless men to the hockey summit

A hat-trick from Tom Everton and a double from Stuart Cunnington sent Spalding 1st to the top of East Men’s Hockey League’s Premier B division on Saturday – and made it two wins from two. Spalding’s top team thrashed Felixstowe 6-1 at Surfleet’s Glen Park, thanks largely to fantastic first half doubles from Everton and Cunnington which put them in ...

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Opening day defeats for leading sides at Long Sutton Hockey Club

Long Sutton 0 Wapping 2nd 3 Long Sutton Hockey Club 1st produced a spirited performance as they started their Division One campaign at home to a strong Wapping side. With Wapping’s first team winning promotion to the National League, a tough test was expected and not helped by Sutton losing key personnel at either end of the pitch. Wapping moved ...

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Goal-getter Cunnington cracks a brace to help Spalding men win hockey opener

Stuart Cunnington bagged a brace as Spalding Hockey Club’s men’s first team made a winning start to the season with a 3-2 away success over Cambridge University 2nd. Cambridge had started the Premier B clash brightly and went 1-0 up inside the first five minutes as they caught Spalding who were slow out of the blocks. Spalding weathered another five ...

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Spalding Hockey Club’s sessions extended after their popularity

Spalding Hockey Club are extending their Wednesday morning taster sessions for juniors due to their popularity. Around 80 youngsters have so far attended the opening three sessions which are held in conjunction with the South Holland District Council’s summer fun programme. An extra session has now been arranged for this coming Wednesday from 9.30-11am at the all-weather pitch at Surfleet’s ...

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Primary school tournament ‘amazes’ England Hockey rep

Schools in Spalding and Pinchbeck were among the winners at the finals of the Spalding Primary Schools Hockey Tournaments. Around 170 children from 13 local primary schools were at were at Glen Park in Surfleet on May 27. Teams were split into four leagues of five based on experience with advanced, intermediate and two beginner leagues. The whole tournament was ...

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HOCKEY: Spalding’s Lions roar to county cup crown

Spalding Hockey Club’s junior players rounded off a spectacular season as their under-14 mixed team clinched the Lincolnshire Cup crown at Glen Park. With the club’s under-12 mixed team becoming champions of Lincolnshire in style at the tournament finals held at Long Sutton two weeks prior, the juniors have turned on the style at the business end of the campaign. ...

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Spalding Hockey Club youngsters forge Dutch links

Spalding Hockey Club recently entertained teams from HC Capelle, a Dutch club based near The Hague. The Dutch youngsters played against teams from the Spalding club at Glen Park before travelling to London to play matches at the national Lee Valley Stadium and spend time sightseeing in the capital. By their own admission, HC Capelle is one of Holland’s smaller ...

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Heartache for Spalding 3rd as promotion dream slips away on final day of season

An agonising 3-2 defeat saw Spalding 3rd miss out on promotion from East Men’s Hockey League Division 4NW on Saturday. Spalding knew that a point against Leadenham – the only side who could deny them second place – would be enough for them to clinch second place in the table. But it wasn’t to be, with the visitors edging to ...

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Amazing 14th win on spin seals Division 4NW title for Spalding 2nd

It was party time for Spalding 2nd on Saturday as they celebrated winning the East Men’s Hockey League Division 4NW title with a 6-4 win over St Ives 2nd. They were confirmed as champions before the match got under way, with second-placed club rivals Spalding 3rd only able to draw 1-1 at Cambridge South 2nd. However, they still rose to ...

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Division 4NW promotion clinched as second side win all-Spalding hockey affair

The top-of-the-table clash in East Men’s Hockey League Division 4NW went the way of Spalding 2nd on Saturday as they clinched promotion with a 3-2 win over club rivals Spalding 3rd. Both teams knew a victory would hand them the upper hand in the title race – so the tension at Glen Park was palpable from the off. Honours were ...

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Dream of three promotions on the trot all but over for Spalding men

It looks like a third-successive promotion is now beyond Spalding 1st after they suffered a 3-1 defeat to East Men’s Hockey League Premier B rivals Waltham Forest 1st on Saturday. Having performed admirably in their first-ever season at this level, Spalding’s Glen Park reverse – their fourth loss on the bounce – leaves them five points off the top two ...

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Spalding 2nd smash six to seize command in East Hockey League Division 4NW

Saturday was a potentially pivotal day in the East Men’s Hockey League Division 4NW title race as Spalding 2nd put themselves into a strong position at the top. With leaders and fellow club side Spalding 3rd only able to draw 0-0 at mid-table COP 6th, Spalding 2nd thrashed COP 7th 6-0 at Glen Park to move two points clear at ...

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Awesome AJ inspires confident Spalding Poachers 2nd win with hat-trick

Spalding Poachers 2nd produced a five-star display to thrash Newmarket 1st in East Women’s Hockey League Division 3NW on Saturday. The girls were in a confident mood ahead of the clash – and that carried on in their performance, with Alanna ‘AJ’ Bunyan putting them 1-0 up early on. Bunyan then flicked home her second to make it 2-0 at ...

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Super Sutton shows stun Spalding in South Holland hockey derby duel

Long Sutton 1st pulled off the shock of the weekend in East Men’s Hockey League as they stunned rivals Spalding 1st 5-3 on Saturday. The South Holland derby win at Glen Park is Sutton’s first over their fierce rivals in three years – and it has done their hopes of beating the drop the power of good. In contrast, Spalding’s ...

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Spalding duo look set for 4NW title shoot-out in East Men’s Hockey League

It’s shaping up to be a memorable end to the East Men’s Hockey League Division 4NW season with two Spalding sides going blow for blow at the top. With just over a month of the campaign still to play, Spalding 3rd and Spalding 2nd are locked together at the summit on 37 points after both won at the weekend. It’s ...

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