Spalding Hockey Club

Karen’s cracker delivers derby delight for Spalding

A Karen Timby winner ensured that Spalding Poachers edged a tight derby with rivals Long Sutton ladies 2-1 in East Women’s League Division 2NW. On a foggy day at the Peele Leisure Centre, it was never going to be the terrific tussle that you’d expect between two of the division’s top three. It was nip and tuck in the first ...

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Cup penalty woe for impressive Spalding Hockey Club’s men

Spirited Spalding 1st were knocked out of the England Hockey NOW Pensions Trophy on penalty flicks after a thrilling 4-4 draw with higher-graded Norwich City 1st on Sunday. The second round clash was in intriguing one for promotion-chasing Spalding, against a Norwich side performing well in the Premier B division they hope to be competing in next season. However, it ...

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High-flying Spalding Poachers march past Saints

Spalding Poachers 1st remain in the East League Division 2NW title picture after thrashing St Neots ladies’ 1st 4-0 on Saturday. On a wet day at fortress Glen Park, Kelly Slater opened the scoring with a well-worked penalty corner routine. Katie Gray then lashed number two into the roof of the net after using her blistering pace. It was 3-0 ...

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Five-star win backs up Spalding’s top award

The top men’s team at Spalding Hockey Club capped a memorable week for everyone concerned with the club with a five-star showing in the East Men’s League on Saturday. Spalding won the Lincolnshire Sports Club of the Year gong at the 2014 Lincolnshire Sports Awards on Thursday evening – and that spurred the men’s first team to a 5-2 Division ...

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Full house for purring Spalding Poachers trio

All three Spalding Poachers sides were on winning form in East Women’s Hockey League on what was a super Saturday for the Glen Park club. The in-form Poachers 1st led by example in Division 2NW with a dazzling 8-1 victory at Bourne/Deeping ladies’ 1st. Kelly Slater’s back-post finish put them ahead inside two minutes, before an own goal doubled their ...

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Vital victory is timely boost for Long Sutton

Long Sutton’s leading side kick-started their East Hockey League Premier B campaign with a vital 3-1 win at Harleston Magpies 2nd on Saturday. South Holland’s highest-ranked side had only won one of their previous six games prior to the trip to the league’s basement boys, but have propelled themselves clear of the drop zone. Danny Sisson’s delighful deflection from Jimmy ...

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High-flying Spalding 1st pass toughest test yet

Red-hot Spalding 1st kept their impressive start to life in East Men’s Hockey League Division One going with a 3-2 victory over fellow high-fliers Ipswich East Suffolk on Saturday. In a game that pitted second-placed Spalding against an Ipswich side that arrived at Glen Park in third position, the home side required a stellar second-half showing to ace their toughest ...

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Spalding Poachers on cloud nine with Wisbech win

Both Kelly Tuplin and Kelly Slater hit hat-tricks to inspire Spalding Poachers 1st to a crushing 9-1 victory over Wisbech 2nd in East Women’s Hockey League Division 2NW on Saturday. Katie Gray put the opener on a plate for Tuplin, before Jacqui Hunter buried the second from a short corner. Slater made it 3-0 from another well worked short corner, ...

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Star man Watts fires dramatic late Spalding winner

A last-gasp effort from man-of-the-match Russ Watts earned Spalding 1st a thrilling 3-2 win at St Ives in East Hockey League Division One on Saturday. Without three experienced defensive players, including captain Josh Rowbottom, Spalding knew they’d be in for a tougher test than initially expected as they made the trip to face the basement boys. Stuart Cunnington’s well executed ...

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Purring Poachers smash six on the road

A perfect away display kept Spalding Poachers 1st in the mix at the top of East Women’s Hockey League Division One as they crushed COP 2nd 6-0. Katie Gray used her pace to round the keeper and give Spalding the lead early on, before to Kelly Slater tapped home number two. A well-worked short corner routine was then tapped home ...

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Three on bounce for Spalding 1st after derby thriller

In-form Spalding 1st are up to third in East Men’s Hockey League Division One after beating rivals Bourne/Deeping 1st 6-4 at Glen Park on Saturday. It’s now three wins on the trot for Spalding Hockey Club’s premier side – but in truth it wasn’t as comfortable as it could have been. Connor Allen looked to have put them in complete ...

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Gr-eight weekend for goal-hungry Spalding Poachers

An amazing 16 unanswered goals in two games across different competitions made it a weekend to remember for Spalding Poachers 1st. The Spalding women started their goal glut with an 8-0 victory over Cambs Uni ladies’ 2nd in East Women’s League Division 2NW to climb up to third in the standings. Katie Gray and Kelly Tuplin both notched early to ...

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Depleted Spalding 3rd fire a famous five goals

Injuries and unavailability hit Spalding 3rd hard on Saturday – but they still had enough to smash Cambs Nomads 2nd 5-0 in East Men’s League Division 4NW. Skipper Steve Rogers led his patched-up team from the front with a couple of goals – and he was helped by strikes either side of half time from Peter Gray and one further ...

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Six-y show earns Long Sutton 2nd maiden win

Long Sutton ladies’ 2nd roared to their first win of the East Women’s League Division 3NW (N) as they crushed Woodhall Spa 1st 6-0 on Saturday. With two draws already under their belt, Emma Howells put Sutton in command with two quick goals. Sutton’s Millie Lamming graced the scoresheet again, while Georgina Maplethorpe crowned her all round good performance with ...

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Four-some Spalding 1st bounce back in style

Spalding Hockey Club’s top men’s team announced themselves in East League Division One with an impressive 4-1 victory over Colchester 1st on Saturday. Having lost their opener, Spalding started the Surfleet clash in fine form thanks to a strike from goal machine Stuart Cunnington, who lashed into the roof of the net. It was 1-1 at the interval, though, with ...

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Wonderful Woodhead shines in Sutton success

Three second-half goals fired Long Sutton ladies’ 1st to another eye-catching victory on Saturday. They made it two wins from as many East Women’s League Division 2NW games by seeing off St Neots 1st 3-0 and are sitting pretty in second place. After a goalless first period, player-of-the-match Leanne Woodhead rifled a super strike into the corner to break the ...

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Five-star Spalding 2nd make the perfect start

Doubles from Glenn Perkins and Hector Moore guided Spalding 2nd to a sublime 5-0 win in their first East Men’s Hockey League Division 3NW clash on Saturday. Their victims at Glen Park were St Ives 2nd, who found Spalding too hot to handle in every department. Mike Riley opened the scoring with a neat flick into the net, before Perkins ...

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Poachers and Long Sutton get seasons off to fliers

Both Spalding Poachers 1st and Long Sutton ladies’ 1st made incredible starts to the new East Women’s Hockey League Division 2NW season on Saturday. Spalding, who won the county title over the summer, continued their outstanding pre-season form by thrashing Ely City 1st 11-0 to go top. Katie Gray (5), Kelly Tuplin (4), Kelly Slater and Jacqui Hunter all notched ...

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