HOCKEY: Goal-crazy Spalding break scoring record

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Spalding 1st 19 Cambridge City 4th 0: Spalding showed a mid table and disorganised side no mercy in racking up a club goalscoring record.

Russell Watts slotted in the home side’s second goal and their 100th in the league this season after just five minutes. Well before half time, the team had registered double figures for the fourth time this season.

Scorers were Danny Shardlow (6), Pete Wright (4) Glenn Perkins (4) Russell Watts (3) Tom Hewitt and Ross Gavaghan.

Long Sutton 1st 1 City of Peterborough 2nd 4

The scoreline doesn’t tell the story of this Prem B fixture.

Sutton were up against it from the start against promotion-chasing Peterborough but once again they were organised well and defended everything Peterborough had to offer. The 1st half was goalless.

Man of the match Ash Taylor showed his class with a superb display of tackling and constant hard work.

Peterborough broke the deadlock ten minutes into the second half but Danny Sisson slotted home the equaliser after some great work by Nellis and Hales.

Sutton’s skipper was sent off for dissent before Peterborough grabbed three further goals.

The returning Connor Allen and makeshift right back Whatling did well for Sutton.

Horncastle 1st 5 Long Sutton 2nd 4

Sutton made hard work of the first half going into the break 2-1 down.

But they turned things round with tireless defending from man of the match Michael Carter and hard work from the ever-reliable Jeremy Watt to take a 4-3 lead.

However, Horncastle were gifted two opportunities which they took.

Boston 1st 4 Spalding 2nd 5

It should have been a runaway victory for Spalding who were 3-0 up and cruising inside ten minutes with goals from Doades (2) and Rowbottom.

However, a spell of no concentration and workrate in the second half left the door open and it was soon 4-4.

The last two Spalding goals came from some swift play across the park. Grooby’s shot that was brilliantly finished by young goal sniffer James Lowson and Tilbrook scored the winner from a short corner.

Spalding 3rd 14 Ely City 3rd 0

Spalding were 1-0 up in the opening minute and the barrage continued.

It was 7-0 by half-time and although Ely fought back, they never really troubled the Spalding keeper.

Shaun Dewing and Stuart Perkins bagged five each, Tom Shinkins got two and Herbert Uzhewakunze and Martin Pocklington got one.

Long Sutton 4th 1 Spalding 4th 4

Spalding started the brighter in this local derby and it proved dividends when a youthful Julian Higgins set up Connor Willson for the opening goal.

Spalding continued to pressure and Richard Gater soon made it 2-0 with a sublime lob over the keeper.

Spalding were then reduced to ten men as Darren Willson saw yellow, but Matt Thorley soon made it 3-0.

Shortly before the break Spalding were given a penalty for a foot on the line and Thorley kept his cool to make it 4-0,.

Sutton came back fighting in the second half and it was their turn to pressurise.

They converted a short corner to reduce arrears.

Spalding 5th 2 City of Peterborough Development 1

Encouraging performances from Spalding’s youngsters ensured they came out on top in this close game.

Experienced Deane Baker rolled back the years with a well drilled low shot for 1-0.

COP forced an outstanding save from keeper Luke Barkworth before Spalding scored a second through Hector Moore.

P’boro scored late on from a short corner.

Sawtry Ladies 1st 2 Spalding Ladies 1st 4

Spalding gained their tenth straight victory in the Cambs Premier Division to stay top.

Annie Dalton opened the scoring with an impressive solo effort and Spalding soon made it 2-0 when Kelly Slater was first to a rebound.

Then Steph Wilson ran in from a free hit outside the 25 and found Jacqui Hunter who scored with an impressive reverse flick.

Sawtry soon retaliated and made it 3-1. But Dalton scored her second to make the outcome safe before Sawtry made it 4-2.

A win at home to Peterborough on Saturday (12.30pm) will win the league and promotion.

Ely Ladies 2nd 1 Spalding Ladies 2nd 3

Another win sees Spalding hold on to second place in Division One.

Laura Watling marked her debut with a goal inside ten minutes.

Eva Keyes and player of the match Leanne Pick were great and a straight strike from a short corner saw Keyes make it 2-0.

Ely hit back for 2-1 but great play from Lily Dobbs, Karen Thorald and Helen Jex lefd to Dobbs making it 3-1.

Boston 2nd 3 Long Sutton 3rd 1

Boston went into the break 1-0 up after a slip at the back by Sutton.

As Sutton pushed for an equaliser, Boston scored a second and, after a couple of strong tackles broke up a Sutton attack, made it 3-0.

Once again the Sutton defence was indebted to Dave Maris and Albert Slator.

A sharp Canham finish after latching onto a White pass was their only consolation.

Long Sutton Ladies 1st 1 St Neots 1st 0

Sutton’s winner came in the second half.

A run down the wing, Sophie Hart took a shot that Rebecca Kierman deflected in.

Long Sutton had numerous chances to score but failed to capitalise.

Long Sutton Ladies 2nd 2 Louth 2nd 0

Teamwork proved to be the key to Sutton’s success, with confident performances all round.

Goal one came in the first half from Lisa Baker’s strike following a short corner.

Player of the match Hannah Greenacre finished it with a deflection behind the keeper. The pair repeated this success early in the second half to make it 2-0.