HOCKEY: Spalding stay on promotion path

Stuart Cunnington scores from a short corner
Stuart Cunnington scores from a short corner
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Spalding men’s first team continued their promotion campaign with a hard-fought battle over Wisbech at Glen Park on Saturday.

Wisbech, who have been languishing near the foot of the table all season, put up a great fight.

Spalding v Wisbech. Photos by Tim Wilson

Spalding v Wisbech. Photos by Tim Wilson

Composure in the home defence meant that Wisbech were denied opportunities and they soon were pressing forward.

Stuart Cunnington struck the crossbar with his first short corner but made sure of the next in the 10th minute.

Glenn Richardson almost added to the scoreline when his effort went inches wide.

Wisbech equalised before the break when an overhead pass eluded the home defence and was slotted home.

Spalding started the second half strongly and once again Cunnington scored a trademark short corner to restore the lead.

Richardson settled the match with a neatly-taken penalty with five minutes remaining.

With four games to go, Spalding are still on the path for promotion to Premier A.

After four back-to-back wins, Spalding ladies first team shared the spoils with Alford. Evie Maltby and Charlotte Boreham got the all-important goals.

Just three games, two of which are at Glen Park, remain for the team as they set their sights on returning to Division One.