Wapping Scores 16 February 2019

Posted by Rachel Gaston on 18 February 2019

L1 drew 3-3. with Harleston Magpies 2, two goals for Katelynn Roganowicz, one for Aisling McKeon. POM, England’s Becky Hart and DOD, Siobhan Cider Stewart

L1 16.02.19

Buoyed by a win over second placed Chelmsford the previous Sunday, Wapping L1 started the game confidently, putting the Harleston Magpies defence under pressure. Good build up play saw Wapping win a penalty corner on the 20 minute mark.  Aisling McKeon received the ball on the top of the circle and sent the Magpies defence the wrong way with a disguised pass to the right hand post for Katelynn Roganowicz to slot in. Wapping maintained the upper hand until the halfway mark, but Magpies looked dangerous throughout on the counter attack.

After the restart, however, Wapping quickly found themselves on the back foot after the Magpies scored two goals in quick succession, the first from a fast break that exposed the Wapping defence and the second from a well-worked short corner routine.

The Wapping Ladies maintained their composure and continued to press forward.  The midfield trio of Aisling McKeon, Lucy Todd and new joiner and Lithuanian international, Jurate Juodyte passed fluidly through the midfield while vice-captain Hannah Gage, recently moved from a central defender role to right back, continued to impress. Wapping's perseverance paid off and they soon found themselves back in front, again thanks to their penalty corner routine. Roganowicz was involved gain in the second goal, with an excellently executed deflection from the penalty spot to put the ball high into the Magpies net. For the third goal, Aisling McKeon drove herself from the top of the circle, sending the ball straight into the Magpies goal.

The lead did not last long however. Magpies started aggressively from the restart and their attacking forwards, who had been causing problems for Wapping all afternoon, broke through the Wapping defence leaving the Magpies centre forward one on one with Wapping's goalkeeper Kate Brannelly. Brannelly broke her line and charged around but the Magpies player calmly took the ball past the advancing keeper and into the open goal.

With the sides back at all square, the final 10 minutes were increasingly frantic as both sides pushed hard for the win. Becky Hart and Siobhan Stewart, the Wapping centre backs, were outstanding in this phase with great composure and attacking leads. Wapping won two more corners in the final few minutes, but the penalty corner team that had been so successful all afternoon could not convert and the game finished three a piece.


L2s won 2-1 away to Waltham Forest, goals from Fran Sutton and Jo Ward. POM: Henny Hinchcliffe, DOD: Kate Silbermann for bringing two left footed astros

All other ladies team = slip week

And on the men's side

M1 won 11-0 against Saffron Walden 1, three goals from Matt Seddon, two goals from Grant Aidoo Nash, one each for Warren de Souza, Will Cairns, Nat Crawley, Dom Oliver, Jonny Madill, Ollie Davies. POM: Seddon. DOD: Will Cairns

M1 16.02.19

This week Wapping faced bottom of the league Saffron Walden at Lee Valley. Wapping, having won 4 and drawn 1 since Christmas, were certain favourites going into this tie and looking to regain some of their goal scoring efforts from the first half of the season. 

With a larger than usual sized crowd in the stands to watching the finale of the M2 / L1 / M1 triple, Wapping started confidently and it look less than 3 minutes for the first goal. Early Wapping pressure and some fast transfers high up the pitch led to a number of lateral circle entries, and after a few ricochets in the D, it fell to Nat Crawley who blasted it home from a narrow angle. Minutes later, Wapping were back up in the opposition D and it fell to Matt Seddon who with a trademark spin, sent it home to make it 2-0. 

Wapping continued to go again, demonstrating slick passing and not allowing Saffron Walden out of their half. Goals soon followed for Grant Aidoo and Jonny Madill, both firing home from close range to put Wapping 4-0 within the first 15 minutes. 

The rest of the half continued to commence in the same manner, with significant pressure and a high number of circle entries. Despite Wapping being unable to convert a couple of penalty corners, the field goals kept flowing: first, a second for Matt Seddon as he blasted into the roof of the net from the top of the D, followed quickly by first goal of the season for Warren D'Souza through a clever deflection following a great drive from Will Cairns that allowed Grant Aidoo time to pick a pass to the near post. Lastly, Dom Oliver was found bravely sliding in at the far post to deflect in a shot from Ben Bull to make it 7-0 at half time. 

Saffron Walden, not deterred by the scoreline, came out fighting and created a couple of penalty corners of their own after some sloppy defending. However, Wapping showed solid corner defence as ever and kept the score at 7-0. With the quality of play deteriorating a little in the second half, the scoreline remained 7-0 for a large part. However, Ollie Davies found himself on the scoresheet after following in on a short corner injection that fell to him from close range to finish off. Matt Seddon soon rounded off his hatrick with another close range finish, and Will Cairns converted a penalty stroke after Jonny Madill had been clattered right in front of the goalkeeper by the last defender. Grant Aidoo made it 11-0 with a last minute tap it after a well worked long corner. 

The win maintains Wapping's position at the top of the league, and has significantly helped their goal difference, essentially giving them an bonus point on second place Harleston. Next week Wapping have a week off before facing St Albans away on March 2nd.


M2 drew 1:1 with East London 1, goal and POM to Rob Cummings

M3s won 5-3 Norwich City 2, goals from Hamish Forbes, Martin Holden-White, Tim Carter, Brad Wherry, Greg Edmunds. POM Martin, DOD Brad

M4s lost 5-3 against Chelmsford, goals from Will Taylor and two from Matt Emery. DOD Max Tipper, POM to Matt Emery

M5 won 13-1 against Redbridge M1, goals from Matt Patt x4, Oli Perez x3, Ian Harman x3, Jack Mason, Jonny Dalton and Dan Ellis. Matt Patt won both POM and DOD

M6 won 6-1 against Crostyx 2, hat trick for fareed Anees, one for Alex Parkyn, David Van Stolk and Tom Hobbs. POM to Fareed for goals despite no shirt off celebration, DOD to DVS, missing two open goals, late, kicked ball for short that led to goal, losing his shit with one minute to go.

M7 lost 5-1 to Plashet 1, goal for Tom Griffiths. POM for Liam David for a strong debut. DOD to their umpire for giving us 2 (two) free hits all game!!!

M8 won 4-1 against Southend 2s, two goals Miguel, one Gareth Williams and one Joe del Greco.  A good game where we played well again after 4 weeks. POM for Joe del Grec for tireless running and DOD for Gareth for scoring a goal and not realising. 

M9 lost 2-0 to East London 7s, POM, Julius Klutmann. DOD, Ollie Morgan

MX came from a goal behind to win 2-1 vs undefeated  Saffron Walden 5s, goals for George Smeaton and Andrew White. POM, George for great game up front and lovely reverse goal. DOD Andrew Taylor for late excuses, a crap hair cut and getting a green card for kicking the ball like a nonce

MXI beat Thurrock 2, 4-1, two goals from Alex Jones , Jaap Schokkenkamp & Alex Springer. MoM - Alex Jones for goals / DoD - Anthony Prigmore for (there's a list) picking up an injury in pre-match warm up & claiming a goal was scored from the back post when it was actually top D


Mixed Hockey - Pirates

Won 4-3 - It was a 4-3 win for the Pirates in an another extremely eventful excursion outside the M25. Clawed it back from 3-0 down at half time. Goals from David Van Stolk (3) and Matthew Wheeler (1). POM split with DVS (goals), Matt for winning goal and Anna Nicklin for beaut takes and those 50/50 tackles. DOD for Matt for greed. Ellie Brooke for trying to injure Ant pre match and coming off injured to give us the inspo we needed. 

Mixed Hockey - The Printers

Won 8-4 - The Printers will be continuing their run in this year’s England Hockey knockout plate competition a little longer with an 8-4 win over Steve Turner’s Blueharts. Goals from Aisling McKeon, Fran Sutton, Richard Ripper, three for Tom Ripper, Greg Edmunds, and Georgia Stevens.

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