HOCKEY: Spalding duo deliver strong show

BOTH of Spalding Hockey Club’s under-14 teams enjoyed a success in the latest round of fixtures in the monthly Lincs Friendly League.

The tournaments are played at different clubs in the Lincolnshire region once a month, which allows the players to put the hard work from training into action before moving onto higher level hockey.

In Division One, Spalding Tigers beat Sleaford 1-0, Boston 2-0 and Long Sutton A 2-0, while also drawing with Bourne/Deeping 2-2, Alford 1-1 and Louth 0-0.

The goals came from Sam Sly (3), Jack Drury (2), Harry Bettinson, Domenic Ibrahim and James Scott.

Spalding Lions, playing in Division Two, gained promotion to the top flight with a 1-0 win over Leadenham and a 3-0 triumph against Long Sutton B. They only missed out on a clean sweep thanks to a a 1-0 defeat against league winners Lincoln.

Their goals came from Matthew Day (2), Cameron Ibrahim and Max Bodimead.

Spalding Tigers: Luke Barkworth (GK), Harry Bettinson, Maisie Dobbs, Domenic Ibrahim, James Scott, Sam Sly and Jack Drury.

Spalding Lions: Nick Green (GK), Tom Smith, Aaron Borst, Cameron Ibrahim, Matthew Day, Carlos Ortiz-Jimenez and Max Bodimead.