Spalding Hockey Club

National counties cup glory for Spalding men

Players from Spalding Hockey Club represented Lincolnshire Hockey and emerged victorious in the England Hockey Men’s County Championships in Nottingham at the weekend.A 4-1 victory against Shropshire in the B competition final secured the silverware for the county.Lincolnshire had already beaten the Welsh border county 4-0 in the group games, as well as seeing off the challenges of Durham and ...

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GALLERY – Tournament success for beginners Surfleet

Spalding Hockey Club hosted the finals of the Spalding primary schools hockey tournaments at Glen Park, Surfleet, on Friday. All of the five tournaments held through the school year have been well attended and there was a full quota of 20 teams from 13 local primary schools at the finals day with around 160 youngsters playing hockey.As usual, the teams ...

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Medals for all at junior presentations

Spalding Hockey Club juniors enjoyed an end-of-season presentation event at Surfleet. Medals were presented to all players who attended throughout the season, with some individual honours handed out.They were to – Under 10 girl: Holly Smith. Boy: Ted Waldron. Most improved: Stanley Verney.Under 12 girl: Megan Wright. Boy: Isaac Davison; Most improved: James Frascella.Under 14 girl: Anya Knights. Boy: Dylan Hind. ...

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Celebrating season of success

Spalding Hockey Club celebrated their annual end of season awards night on Saturday with many of the club’s members present. The evening started with the awards to those who have developed other club members with their coaching skills, these were presented to Junior Coach of the Year Camille Rogers and Senior Coach of the Year Barney Harris. Callum Fravigar was rewarded for ...

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Storming 7-3 win for Spalding men’s 3rd team over Nomads

Spalding Ladies’ 1st 4Cambridge South 3rd 1Goals: Amy Naylor, Ellie Holland, Georgina MaplethorpeThe game began quite slowly due to the unexpected pace of the ball on the pitch, but this didn’t hinder Spalding’s performance.After just four minutes the first short corner was won. A great injection from Kate Amess sent the ball to Holland who found the back board. The ...

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Winner will take all clash for Seconds

Spalding Ladies’ 1st 1St Neots 1st 3Spalding were anticipating a tough East Women’s League Division Two North West game, especially with half the team suffering colds.However, they were determined to not let that affect their play and came out attacking.Both teams made some nice passes into their attacking halves but had no opportunity to score and the first half ended 0-0.St ...

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Towering effort earns advanced league title

Spalding Hockey Club hosted the fourth of five primary schools tournaments at Glen Park, Surfleet. Nineteen teams from 12 local schools participated in the tournament, giving more than 150 youngsters the chance to represent their schools and play competitive hockey in games excellently controlled by teenage umpires from the hockey club.In the advanced league, Boston’s Tower Road A started strongly in the heavy rain catching ...

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Derby match sees Spalding take spoils

Spalding Ladies’ 1st 3Long Sutton 1st 0Goals: Erin McMurray, Georgina Maplethorpe, Tabitha Dunnett Spalding wished for high intensity from the start, and this is what they brought. Their aggressive attacking created multiple chances in the D with no luck to convert.A great ball in from Jess Ball enabled Lauren Harvey to create an awesome deflection which was unfortunately saved.After many long ...

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Holland sets ladies on way to victory

Spalding Ladies’ 1st 3Pelicans 1st 2An early two-goal lead proved crucial as Spalding hung on to take all the East Women’s League Division Two North West points against their King’s Lynn visitors.A run from Kate Amess saw her find Ellie Holland and she hit a wonderful shot to open the scoring.With the game going all Spalding’s way, another attack saw ...

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Spalding ladies see off St Neots with emphatic win

Spalding Ladies’ 1st 8St Neots 2nd 2Goals: Amy Naylor, Ellie Holland, Erin McMurray, Evie Maltby, Kate Amess, Lauren Harvey, Lauren SpenceleyThe match kicked off with a remarkable display of skill as Amess dribbled down the wing, finding the net in just 25 seconds.Holland and Georgina Maplethorpe showcased their teamwork with a brilliant one-two pass, which Holland finished off in just ...

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Close match sees men’s 1st beat Kettering in 4-3 thriller

Spalding Men’s 1st 4Kettering 3Goals: Dan Azzopardi, Jacob Baker, Steve Rogers, Stuart CunningtonAfter an aggressive performance from both teams, Spalding were able to claw their way to victory at Kettering.Spalding started on the front foot with some great link up passing between the midfield and the strikers.This led to an early goal from Azzopardi with a clean sweep at the ...

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Ladies’ 3rd team celebrate 10-1 drubbing of Cambridge

Spalding Ladies’ 1st 1Cambridge City 5th 4Goals: Ellie HollandSpalding started the game well with great attack play from Amy Naylor and Kate Amess with Holland taking shots in the D, but none were converted.Cambridge then started piling on the pressure with attack after attack. The bounce of the pitch led to Spalding mistakes and Cambridge got two goals in quick ...

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Over 150 youngsters take part in hockey tournament

Spalding Hockey Club hosted the Primary Schools Hockey Tournament Three, the third of five tournaments planned for this school year, at Glen Park, Surfleet. Nineteen teams from 13 local primary schools participated in the tournament giving over 150 youngsters the chance to represent their schools and play competitive hockey.The games were once again excellently controlled by teenage umpires from Spalding ...

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Ladies’ 1st fall to Cambridge

Spalding Ladies’ 1st 1Cambridge South 2nd 2Spalding were eager to attack hard from the start and this worked in their favour as Amy Naylor took the ball into the D and passed it to Honor Moore who slotted home.The opposition were awarded a penalty stroke following an initial save from Jemima which then bobbled from a Cams player to a ...

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Spalding defeat the Dragons with convincing 7-0 scoreline

Spalding Men’s 1st 7Norwich Dragons 1st 0The first half saw both teams press with little success until the 23rd minute when Spalding won a penalty corner which was dispatched by Stuart Cunnington.Norwich came back fighting with long overhead balls which were safely dealt with by the back line, however the half ended with little action and a flat feeling.It took ...

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Pilgrim leads way to Seconds’ win

Spalding Ladies’ 1st 1Cambridge University 3rd 4Spalding hosted a cold home game to Cambridge University. The game started with both teams fighting hard for possession. The hosts utilised the width, attacking down the wings with Kate Amess and Tabitha Dunnett progressing into the away half.However, Cambridge fought hard, using a quick break to open the scoring.After an inspiring team talk, Spalding ...

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Holland’s strike is scant consolation

St Ives 1st 7Spalding Ladies’ 1st 1Spalding travelled to St Ives for one of the most difficult games of the East League Division Two North West season.The match started well with Spalding playing the ball around and moving into space. However, St Ives pressed hard, advancing into Spalding’s half and managed to score, despite the defence’s effort to stop them.St ...

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Six-point return is top of menu for Baker boys

Spalding Men 1st 4Cambridge University 2nd 2Spalding enjoyed a maximum return from a hectic weekend of two East Men’s League Division One North matches.Saturday brought a success against Cambridge University and 24 hours later they saw off Nomads.A well contested first half in the opener was played at a good pace and chances fell to both teams.Great pressing from Darren Grooby ...

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A convincing win for ladies’ 1st over Cambs

Spalding Ladies’ 1st 4Cambridge South 3rd 1Goals: Ellie Holland, Erin McMurray, Lauren Harvey, Lauren SpencelySpalding Ladies’ 1st were looking for a positive start to 2024, in the way were Cambs South 3rd.The game started with high intensity with Spalding having most of the ball and creating attacking chances with Holland having strikes at goal but no luck.A great run from ...

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Ladies’ 2nds walk away with win over Wisbech

Spalding Ladies’ 2nd 4Wisbech Town 2nd 0Goals: Charlotte Maplethorpe, Honor Moore, Karen TimbySpalding ladies’ 2nd went into Saturday’s game with great anticipation, knowing a win would take them to the top of the league.  Nerves were in abundance but with strong leadership from the ladies’ coach Barney and captain/vice Zoë Moore and Karen Timby they knew it was theirs for ...

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