Spalding record first league win

Spalding beat Bedford 3-2 for their first league win of the season
Spalding beat Bedford 3-2 for their first league win of the season
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Spalding ladies first team claimed their opening league win of the season against fellow strugglers Bedford 2nd at Glen Park on Saturday.

They got off to a perfect start when Karen Timby smashed home a short corner after just three minutes.

Action from Spalding against Bedford 2nd

Action from Spalding against Bedford 2nd

The home side dominated the play and created chances to add to the scoreline before Jacqui Hunter found the net after 16 minutes.

Six minutes later Timby added a third from another short corner and Spalding were well on top.

However, Bedford fought back and made it 3-1 on the stroke of half-time.

In the first minute of the second half, Spalding were caught napping and Bedford made it 3-2.

Spalding take the lead against Bedford 2nd

Spalding take the lead against Bedford 2nd

The free running and passing of the first half went as Spalding were made to dig in and defend their lead.

Spalding bowed out of the Women’s Trophy to a strong Wisbech team on Sunday.

The first half was very even with play flowing from end to end and Kelly Slator came agonisingly close to opening the scoring following a great move.

However it was Wisbech who took the lead following a scrambled short corner after 25 minutes.

Celebrations as Karen Timby scores from a short corner. Photos: TIM WILSON

Celebrations as Karen Timby scores from a short corner. Photos: TIM WILSON

Spalding were still in the game as Amy Wells, Di Bevan and Ellie Pybus put the visiting defence under pressure.

A couple of fine saves by the Wisbech keeper denied Spalding and the home team conceded a second goal.

More great work from Wells set up Bevan to make it 2-1 with ten minutes left but Spalding could not equalise.

The men’s first team lost 2-0 at City of Peterborough 2nd with a man-of-the-match display from Josh Olphin in goal unable to prevent the defeat.

It was a wonderful weekend for Long Sutton with wins for all the men’s and ladies first and second teams.

The ladies recorded a 4-1 verdict over Newmarket thanks to goals from Leanne Woodhead, Lisa Baker and Lyn Tancred (2).

They opened up a four-goal advantage with the late consolation coming from Newmarket’s only short corner of the game.

The second team saw off Spilsby by the same scoreline courtesy of Emmie Gittins (2), Jenny Gittins and Jeorgia Carr.

The men’s first team won 3-1 at Harleston Magpies courtesy of a hat-trick by Josh Fyson.

The second team beat Cambridge City Veterans 5-1 with Ben Shore’s treble backed up by a double from Gary Hales.


Men’s Premier B: Harleston Magpies 2nd 1 Long Sutton 3, Felixstowe 3 Wisbech Town 3, Cambridge Uni 2nd 2 Norwich City 2, I-ES 3 Saffron Walden 4, CoP 2nd 2 Spalding 0, Letchworth 2 Waltham Forest 0.

Men’s Division One: Bourne Deeping 6 CoP 3rd 0, Cambridge City 3rd 8 March Town 2, East London 5 Pelicans 1, Chelmsford 2nd 0 Bishop’s Stortford 5, Old Southendian 1 West Herts 2nd 0, Ford 1 Wapping 2nd 5.

Men’s Division Three North West: Horncastle 5 CoP 5th 0, St Neots 3 Ely City 3, Cambridge South 9 Louth 0, St Ives 2nd 1 Cambridge Uni 3rd 6, Long Sutton 2nd 5 Cambridge City Vets 1, Wisbech Town 2nd 3 Bourne Deeping 2nd 6.

Men’s Division Four North West: Bourne Deeping 3rd 4 CoP 7th 0, Cambridge City 5th 2 Wisbech Town 3rd 1, St Ives 3rd 0 Spalding 2nd 4, Spalding 3rd 2 Cambridge South 2nd 2, CoP 6th 1 Leadenham 1, Ely City 2nd 1 Cambridge Nomads 2nd 3.

Men’s Division Five North West: Bourne Deeping 5th 6 Long Sutton 3rd 1, Cambridge City 6th 2 March Town 2nd 1, Cambridge South 3rd 8 Spalding 4th 1, St Ives 4th 3 Cambridge South 4th 1, Alford & District 0 St Neots 2nd 3, Wisbech Town 4th 0 Bourne Deeping 4th 10.

Men’s Division Six North West (N): Horncastle 2nd 5 Grantham 0, Long Sutton 4th 0 Leadenham 2nd 3, Louth 2nd 2 Alford & District 2nd 2, Spalding 5th 9 Bourne Deeping 6th 0.

Women’s Division One North: CoP 3 Norwich City 1, Spalding 3 Bedford 2nd 2, Saffron Walden 2 Norwich Dragons 2nd 2, Blueharts 2 Cambridge City 2nd 3, Letchworth 0 Wisbech Town 8, Lindum 3 Royston 1.

Women’s Division Two North West: Cambridge Nomads 1 Alford & District 1, Cambridge City 3rd 2 St Ives 2, Pelicans 0 Cambridge Uni 2nd 4, Long Sutton 4 Newmarket 1, St Neots 3 CoP 2nd 0.

Women’s Division Three North West: Huntingdon 1 Ely City 3, CoP 3rd 3 Newmarket 2nd 0, Spalding 3rd 0 Bourne Deeping 5, Haverhill 1 Cambridge South 6, Cambridge Uni 3rd 1 St Ives 2nd 0.

Women’s Division Four North West (North): Bourne Deeping 2nd 5 Louth 2nd 0, CoP 4th 5 Alford & District 2nd 0, Horncastle 3 Skegness 2, Long Sutton 2nd 4 Spilsby 1, Woodhall Spa 1 Wisbech Town 3rd 3.


Men’s Premier B: Wisbech Town v Harleston Magpies 2nd,Long Sutton v Letchworth, Norwich City v Felixstowe, Saffron Walden v Cambridge Uni 2nd, Spalding v I-ES, Waltham Forest v CoP 2nd.

Men’s Division One: March Town v Bourne Deeping, CoP 3rd v Ford, Pelicans v Cambridge City 3rd, Bishop’s Stortford v East London, West Herts 2nd v Chelmsford 2nd, Wapping 2nd v Old Southendian.

Men’s Division Three North West: Ely City v Horncastle, CoP 5th v Wisbech Town 2nd, Louth v St Neots, Cambridge Uni 3rd v Cambridge South, Cambridge City Vets v St Ives 2nd, Bourne Deeping 2nd v Long Sutton 2nd.

Men’s Division Four North West: Wisbech Town 3rd v Bourne Deeping 3rd, CoP 7th v Ely City 2nd, Spalding 2nd v Cambridge City 5th, Cambridge South 2nd v St Ives 3rd, Leadenham v Spalding 3rd, Cambridge Nomads 2nd v CoP 6th.

Men’s Division Five North West: March Town 2nd v Bourne Deeping 5th, Long Sutton 3rd v Wisbech Town 4th, Spalding 4th v Cambridge City 6th, Cambridge South 4th v Cambridge South 3rd, St Neots 2nd v St Ives 4th, Bourne Deeping 4th v Alford & District.

Men’s Division Six North West (N): Alford & District 2nd v Spalding 5th, Bourne Deeping 6th v Horncastle 2nd, Leadenham 2nd v Louth 2nd, Long Sutton 4th v Grantham.

Women’s Division One North: Bedford 2nd v CoP, Norwich City v Lindum, Norwich Dragons 2nd v Spalding, Cambridge City 2nd v Saffron Walden, Wisbech Town v Blueharts, Royston v Letchworth.

Women’s Division Two North West: Lindum 2nd v Cambridge Nomads, Alford & District v St Neots, St Ives v Wisbech Town 2nd, Cambridge Uni 2nd v Cambridge City 3rd, Newmarket v Pelicans, CoP 2nd v Long Sutton.

Women’s Division Three North West: Bourne Deeping v Haverhill, Cambridge South v Cambridge Uni 3rd, St Ives 2nd v Leadenham, Spalding 2nd v Huntingdon, Ely City v March Town, Newmarket 2nd v Spalding 3rd.

Women’s Division Four North West (North): Alford & District 2nd v Bourne Deeping 2nd, Louth 2nd v Woodhall Spa, Skegness v CoP 4th, Spilsby v Horncastle, Wisbech Town 3rd v Long Sutton 2nd.