Wapping Scores 12 January 2019

Posted by Rachel Gaston on 13 January 2019

After the Christmas break, all teams took to the pitch this weekend, fighting to win and for the top goal scorer position! 


M1 won 4:0 against Chelmsford 1 - goals from Adam Fallis, Ollie Bull and Jonny Madill (2)

After an indulgent Christmas break the Wapping 1st XI were keen to dust off the shin pads and work off those Turkey bellies.

The game got off to an auspicious start, with Wapping zipping the ball around the back and setting up Nathanael Crawley, who was able to carve through the Chelmsford midfield. Wapping continued to pepper the Chelmsford defence and very soon a long corner broke the deadlock.  Warren D’Souza took the ball on the 25 and slipped it wide to Marky B Bennett who threaded it through the eye of a needle to Johnny Maddill who deflected the ball into the bottom left hand corner and put the away side in the lead. 1-0.

The Wapping side continued to dance through the Chelmsford defence again and again, winning short corner after short corner. Unfortunately, the winter break had taken its toll on the Captain, Will Cairns’ accuracy and despite his relentless confidence in his own abilities, the drag flicks remained erratic and the Wapping boys could not capitalise. Instead, Max Bowerman marched down the right-hand side and fired the ball across to Adam Fallis, who deflected it into the net. Half time. 2-0 Wapping.

The Wapping side started the second half with confidence, focused on closing out the game with a clean sheet. The boys continued to play the ball around the back with relative ease, unthreatened by the opposition’s two man press. Marky B Bennett picked up the ball on his own 25 and pushed it wide to Warren D’Souza. With his legs struggling at this point early in the second half the coach had no option but to hoof it up the pitch. Ben Bull was there to pick it up, and drove into the D from the left hand side, a quick bit of skill brought him in front of the keeper, however, knowing Johnny Maddill needed the confidence boost, he unselfishly passed it across the face of goal, and the Northern Irishman tapped it in at the back post. 3-0.

Half way through the second half, a lovely bit of skill in the centre of the pitch left Johnny Maddill with the ball wide on the right. With both Bulls in the D, and Wapping three on one with the keeper, it was back to the training ground for Johnny. The only sensible thing to do was put the training into practice, muscle memory kicked in and he lifted the ball, very slowly about two yards off the ground in the general direction of the goalkeeper, literally the only Chelmsford player in his eye-line. Unbelievably, this well-honed, and classic hockey skill did not pay off, and Wapping were denied a fourth.

However, it did not take long for Wapping to bounce back. Once again, Ben Bull found himself on the ball on the left side of the D, a simple pass across the D to his brother Ben Bull, allowed the boys to slot a fourth home and extend their lead over the home side. 4-0.

It was a fantastic to start to 2019 for the Wapping side. A 4 nil win secured 3 points and ensured they held their place at the top of the table.


M2 won 4:0 aganst Shefford and Sandy 1 - goals from Bobby Watson, Matt Hyden and Sam Gilliat

M3 drew 0:0 against Crostyx 1

M4 lost 3:1 against Felixstowe 1 with a goal from Matt Emery

M4 lost a close game against Felixstowe despite dominating most of the game. 

M5 won 2:0 against Crostyx 2 - goals from Will Hans and Tom Hammond

M6 drew 3:3 against Southend 1 - goals fom Tim Alexander (2) and Tom Hobbs

M6 came from 0:2 behind and then 2:3 down to clench a draw with Southend. Tim Alexander scored from two drags adn Tom Hobbs slotted a goal in with a sliding finish. 

M7 drew 1:1 against Chelmsford 3 - goal from Giles Barton

M8 drew 1:1 against Crostyx - goal from Gerard Dooley

M9 won 4:1 against Chelmsford 4 - goals from Alex Newman (2), Ollie Kean and Harry Inch

M9 12.01.19, photo by Iain McAuslan

M10 lost 5:0 against Saffron Walden

POM to Luke Ash-browne for work  rate and great spins around the oppo, DOD to Ben Reilly for an excellent own goal!

M11 lost 2:1 against Romford 2 - goal from Aaran Fronda

Despite dominating the game M11 lost due to a flick from the oppo. 


L1 won 4:0 against Norwich City - goals from Aisling McKeon, Lucy Todd, Ness Sharman and Jen Allen

L1 13.01.19 Ph. Iain McAuslan

Wapping ladies 1s came out fighting in the first game of the second half of the season, determined to climb back into the top half of the table. The ladies started strong, moving the ball on quickly and creating some beautiful passages of play. They attacked strong piling the pressure onto the Norwich defence, eventually being rewarded with a short corner. The ball came out to the top of the D and was slipped left to Lucy Todd who expertly swept the ball into the near post corner. 1-0 Wapping. The continuous switching in the middle confused the opposition and strong stepping and steals from the defence helped the team to find the forwards who attached together at speed. The second half started still 1-0 and a few Norwich breaks kept Wapping on edge but after a quick pass from Emily and a cross from Aisling, Jennifer Allen picked up the ball and struck it into the back of the net from a tight back line angle. 2-0.

As the game turned a little scrappy the umpires began to get frustrated with the aggressive tackles handing out multiple greens and yellows to both Norwich City and Wapping, putting both teams down to nine players at one point. However, the ladies kept control and momentum and Lucy Todd drew the keeper and the last defender to pass the ball to Ness Sharman who slipped it into the goal. 3-0. Another goal came moments later as Ness earnt a short corner which Aisling powerfully stuck into the top of the backboard.

DOD went to Ciara and despite multiple players being voted wonder of the match showing the strong team effort, Ness Sharman won for her strong leads and pressure upfront


L2 won 2:0 against Stevenage 1 - goals from Jess Frith and Jess Sturgeon

L3 lost 1:0 to Upminster 2

L4 drew 3:3 against Basildon 2 - goals from Heather Shand, Colette Martin and Anna Nicklin

L4 12.01.19 Photo by Iain McAuslan

L5 won 3:2 against Waltham Forrest 2 - goals from Clare Williamson and Tara Feeney (2)

POM went to Rebekah Wade for several great saves on the line

L5 12.01.19

L6 won 5:4 against Chelmsford 5 - gaols from Kirsty Dinsmore (3), Sarah Guggiari-Peel and Caroline Dale

L6 supporters

L6 supporting M1

L7 won 1:0 against Witham 2 - goal from Tali OSen

L8 lost 2:4 against Romford 2 - goals from Chan Kumari-Webster and Sophie Wentges

Despite a difficult morning, with some last minute teams changes the ladies 8's played well with a special shout out to co-captain and POM, Sophie Wentges for stepping in as a last--minute kicking back. 

L8 12.01.19 Photo by Iain McAuslan


M9, L1/L5/L4/L8 photos thanks to Iain McAuslan

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