A 5-1 East Men’s Hockey League Premier B success was the perfect way for Long Sutton 1st to complete their 2013 schedule.
Danny Sisson (4) and Josh Fyson netted the goals against Bishop Stortford 1st, leaving Sutton safely in mid-table over the festive break.
Spalding 1st also signed off for the winter break in style as they hammered Sudbury 1st 6-0 in Division 2N.
They have a five-point lead at the top thanks to strikes from Michael Morris, Stuart Cunnington (3) and Josh Rowbottom (2).
In Division 3NW, Long Sutton 2nd earned a fine 2-2 draw at St Neots 1st.
Two Ben Shore goals had the visitors 2-1 ahead at the interval, but a short corner goal from the hosts levelled matters ten minutes from time.
Spalding 2nd go into 2014 four points clear at the top of Division 4NW despite a 2-2 draw with third-placed Horncastle 2nd. Graham Doades and Chris McKenna were on target for the league leaders.
Meanwhile, Long Sutton 4th picked up an impressive 3-2 win over City of Peterborough 9th in Division 6NW (N).
Two James Baker strikes and an own goal earned Sutton only their second league success of the season.
In the same division, high-flying Spalding 5th were handed their third defeat of the campaign after going down 1-0 at Grantham 1st.
In East Women’s Hockey League, Long Sutton Ladies 1st go into the winter break in third place after a 1-1 Division 2NW draw with Shefford and Sandy 1st.
Having fallen behind, Rebecca Kierman hit back to secure the Sutton girls a share of the spoils.
In the same division, Spalding Poachers 1st earned a 2-0 derby success at Bourne/Deeping 1st. Karen Timby drilled home the opener from a short corner, before Kelly Tuplin added a superb second.
Down a level in Division 3NW(N), Long Sutton Ladies’ 2nd bagged an emphatic 4-0 home victory over Horncastle 2nd. Player-of-the-match Millie Lamming shone with a hat-trick,while Jeorgia Carr netted the other.