Wapping match reports 10 November

Posted by Rachel Gaston on 13 November 2018

Saturday finished another great week of hockey from WHC, included amazing work from M1s who beat St Albans to go top of the League!

M1 beat St Albans 3: 1 with goals from Jonny Madill (2) and Grant Aidoo Nash

Wapping M1 took on St Albans M1 on Saturday 10 Novmber, a team who were previously unbeaten. WHC lagged only one point behing and boasted the best defensive record in the league so it is all to play for. The game started at a furious pace, St Albans having the better of the early exchanges, but Wapping goalkeeper James Bowler made some good saves to keep the scoreline level.

Wapping’s first penalty corner was expertly deflected in by Jonny Madill to give the home side the one goal lead. 1-0 and it stayed the same until the break. St Albans came out in the second half with more energy than the first which paid off when a move down the left resulted in a St Albans forward striking a half volley low into the corner of the goal. 1-1 with the game on a knife edge. But the reaction from the team in maroon was excellent. Wapping pushed for a second as tempers flared resulting in green cards for both sides. Then after a breakaway down the right the ball found itself in a packed “D” but it was Jonny Madill, for Wapping, who was hungriest, slotting into an open goal. 2-1 to Wapping.

The sucker punch for the league leaders came minutes later. A ball powered into a dangerous area was expertly deflected by Grant Aidoo-Nash into the St Albans goal. The speed of the goal meant that there was little the away defence could do. 3-1 to Wapping with 10 minutes to go. As the hailstones fell with considerable aplomb, the game slowly fizzled out, which the home side were all too happy with. 3-1 to Wapping at the final whistle. In a game largely played in the middle of the field and with few chances at either end, it was Wapping who converted more of their chances and the win sends them top of the league. They’ll look to continue this form as they face another tough game away at Ipswich on Saturday.

M1 10.11.18 Photo by Iain McAuslan (2)

M1 Photo by Iain McAuslan

M2 won 2: 0 at Bourne Deeping with goals rom Matthew Hyden and Alain Trail

M3 lost 3:1 to Sudbury with a goal from Dave Eason, POM went to Chris Holland

M4 won a massive 5:0 against Blueharts 2 with goals from Tarin Chana (3), Will Epsom and Kieran Edwards

M5 beat Southen M1 2: 1 to continue their unbeaten start to the season with Goals from Harry Travers and Tom Hammond. POM wen to Pieter Oldenziel in his last game for the club

M6 drew 1:1 against Upminister, goal and POM Adam Crockett on his debut

M7 won 2: 1 against second in the league Saffron Walden 3. Two goals from Dave Brentwood

M8 beat Witham 4:0 with goals from Alex Stubbs, Hamza Ateeque, Oli Perez and Joel Del-Greco

M9 lost 5:2 to Chelmsford 5 with goals from Alex Newman and Ollie Kean. POM to Richard Parsons for superb play

M10 won 3:0 with the hat trick put away by Hans

M11 drew 2:2 with Brentwood Academy, goals and POM to Tom Scrase (2)

L1 drew 2:2 with St Albans with goals from Katelyn Roganowicz (POM) and Tash Wright

L1 10.11.18 Photo by Iain McAuslan

L1 photo by Iain McAuslan

This week Wapping Ladies 1st XI returned to Lee Valley to host St Albans 2s. The stakes were high as St Albans alumni Kate Brannelly faced up to her old squad for the first time since joining the girls in maroon in September. The game started at a high intensity, with both teams seeking to dominate possession. Play was largely focussed in the centre half of the pitch as the two sides tried to play through the middle. Early in the first half, St Albans countered quickly and outnumbered the Wapping defence. A St Albans player sent the ball from the right of the circle across the goal to an unmarked player on the back post for an easy tap in goal.

After a heated half-time talk, Wapping returned to the pitch with renewed energy. The forward front line of Roganowicz, Mulvaney and O'Sullivan were hungry for goals as they stepped up the press. Hodgson sent a ball down the wing, releasing O'Sullivan who drove into the D. The ball slipped past the last orange shirt to Roganowicsz, who slotted it home. 1-1.

Buoyed with energy, the maroon shirts came at the away side again. With wingback Sophie Tompkinson pushing high on the right, Wapping drove forwards interlinking between McKeon and Murphy, who sent it on to O'Sullivan in the right corner. The Wapping forward cut back into the D, sending the ball to the far post for midfielder Tash Wright to bang in the second goal. 2-1.

With ten minutes left to go, Wapping dared to dream that another three points were on the cards.

Alas, it was not to be. Despite a solid demonstration of defensive work, Wapping conceded a series of short corners.  St Albans converted on the second time of asking, drilling a straight shot down the middle to make it 2-2. The away team were full of confidence as they restarted, and shortly thereafter found themselves in the Wapping D again. Putting her body on the line, Mulvaney pulled off a goal-line save and St Albans were awarded another short corner. The Wapping defensive-five kept their nerve however, and St Albans put it wide. Full time: 2-2. Wapping were disappointed with this result, but will look forward to their game against Sevenoaks next week.

L2 beat Shefford and Sandy 1 3: 0 with goals from Zara Reid, Henry Hinchcliffe  (POM) and Jo Ward

L3 beat Basildon 1: 0 with the goal from Becky Harris, POM went to Ruadhan Jenkins

L4 lost 3: 1 to Crostyx 2 with a goal from Kris Earl (POM) who played well in midfield

L5 lost 3:0 to top of the league Brentwood 2 with POM for Eloise

L6 lost 3: 1 ro Xolne with a goal from Clare Williamson. POM went to Lucia Yau for great defence

L7 lost 2: 1 to Upminister 4, goal from Caroline Dale, MOM to Lindsay Thompson for great tacles, interceptions and tracking back.

L8 won 2:1 against Southend and Benfleet with gaols from Cat Geery and Jess Bartlett

L8 10.11.18 photo by Iain McAuslan

L8 photo by Iain McAuslan

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