Wapping Scores 26 January 2019

Posted by Rachel Gaston on 28 January 2019

It was a big weekend with a double home derby as L3 took on L4 and on the men's side, M5 played M6 - here's the latest results, also covered in the Newham Recorder: https://www.newhamrecorder.co.uk/sport/wapping-pass-cambridge-tests-1-5872670


L1 won 4-1 against Cambridge City 2, goals for Lucy Todd (2), Kate O Sullivan and Emily Wilford.

The game started scrappy but that didn’t prevent Wapping L1s taking the first goal within five mins, with Lucy Todd slipping the ball over the line in open play. Wapping’s second goal came shortly after with Sully (Kate O’Sullivan) hunting down the ball out of the hands of the City defence, working with forwards and getting the ball back in front of goal to slot it home. Well won & deserved goal.

You’d expect the Wapping ladies to settle a little but not yet. Some fleeting examples of good passing play but it’s wasn’t until the 2nd half that the passing truly came together.

Noting we hadn’t won any short corners in the first half, we soon put this right, winning a short two mins into the 2nd. Slick sweep out to top D, slip to Todd on left, who flung the ball into the goal (seemingly skipping past several surprised City players & their keeper).

City tried some aerials to relieve the relentless pressure from the Wapping L1s but each was taken down confidently by Wapping’s defence & straight into attack. Keeper Branner’s had a great game playing super smart - she may not have touched the ball much but she pressured City into chucking the ball off the back line. City did manage to claw back one goal popping the ball up over Branner’s who’d saved the first attempts. Not letting their heads go down Wapping L1s came back even stronger, with sublime passing and convincing attack. Their fourth goal came from an awesome pass from Wapping defensive quarter, Aisling firing the ball through the centre of the pitch for reverse pick up by forward Emily at top right D, 1v1, finding herself on the baseline with the rest of Wapping still coming in support; Emily belts the ball, at an unbelievable angle, at the goal, somehow hitting the far side board. GOAL!

And so finished the game with continued Wapping attack & final score 4-1. 3rd win on the trot with 4 goals each game. The comeback is truly on.


L2 won 4-0 against Leighton Buzzard, goals from Kate Silbermann, Jess Frith, Louise Songy, Emma Skinner. POM: Alice Gage, DOD: Jo Ward

L3 drew 1-1 with Wapping L4, goal from Hattie Gaunt. POM: Hattie Gaunt, DOD: Gemma Roche

L4 drew 1-1 against the Wapping L3, goal from Anna Nicklin. POM joint Anna Nicklin and Jenny Blow, DOD, Lara Gottschling

L5 won 2-1 against Upminister, goals from Lou Murphy and Helen Rogers. POM, joint between Helen Rogers for brilliant defending and a fantastic goal and Katy Needham purely for holding her ass together this week. DOD, Emma Beresford for heading to JO for a 10:30 game instead of 10 at LV and then proceeding to attack children when she finally made it onto the pitch

L5 26.01.19 Ph. Iain McAuslan

L6 lost 3-0 to Southend and Benfleet 2. POM Jess Bartlett for great L6 debut and DOD Kirsty Dinsmore for swan diving in the D

L7 lost 5-2 away to Waltham Forest 3, goals from Ali Scott, Kate Geal. POM, Bea Dyer for all the running (FAO Cleo) and DOD, Victoria Steele for going through the black wall tunnel twice. 

L7 26.01.19 Ph. Iain McAuslan

L8 lost 0:3 against East London 8. POM: Mimi Ly for awesome keeping and DOD, Sam Glanfield for injuring herself with her own stick.


And on the Men's side...

M1 won 4:1 vs Cambridge City, goals for Grant Aidoo (2) Jonny Madill and Warren D’souza. POM, Max Bowerman, DOD, Joe Chedd

On Saturday afternoon the mighty Wapping 1s made the trip down to Cambridge. After a decent warm up from Wapping the match started with plenty of pressure being applied from the away team. A few chances slipped through Wapping’s grasp early on but that didn’t stop the attacks coming forward and finally even though he had two other players to pass to Grant decided he’d be the one to open the scoring with a selfish little dive and back stick.

After the first goal went in Wapping went on the attack again and won a short corner where Warren played a pathetic one two with the keeper and slotted it in the back of the net.

At half time however, the game changed slightly becoming a bit nasty with Cairns and Bowerman getting a green card. Cambridge came back and got a goal, challenging Wapping, especially Warren who earned a yellow after a dirty tackle. Luckily, Grant and Madill came to Wapping defence and put the game to bed with a goal each. 

Was a decent performance from Wapping but clearly some room for improvement was needed especially a few players fitness.


M2 won 2-1 against Havering, goals for Sam Gilliat and Matthew Hyden. POM, Sam Gilliat and DOD, Joe trickett for not keeping a clean sheet. 

M2 26.01.19 Ph. Iain McAuslan

M3s drew 1-1 to Cambridge City 3s, goal from Tim Carter. POM, Dan Scriven, DOD, Brad Wherry

M4s lost 5-2 against Hertford 1s, goals from Anthony Emms and Jon Broomfield. POM, James Mahon. DOD, Will epsom

M5 drew 2-2 against Wapping M6. Goals from Oliver Perez and Mark Rigby. POM, Mark Rigby and DOD, Phil O'Hagan.

M6 drew 2-2 with M5, goals for Fareed Anees (2), POM will Hann, DOD Martin Manecy, no cards as far as I know

M7 won 7-2 against Romford, goals for Ollie Freeman Smith (3), Adam Burch (2), Luke Ryan (1) and Dave Bateman (1). POM, Ollie for his hattrick. DOD harshly given to me for various administrative failings including forgetting my stick

M8 lost 2-1 to Thurrock. Close game with very little in it. POM Gareth W for our goal and DOD, Paddy for some fancy footwork to give them a free hit leading to their goal.

M9 won 5-0 against Saffron Walden 4s, goal scorers were Bryn Ford-Jones (3) and Harry Inch (2). POM, Rich Parsons for being uncharacteristically fit for an M9 player and DOD, shared between Jon Lowe for doing the splits, and Tim Alexander for leaving his stick in the dugout.

MX drew 1-1 away against Chelmsford 6, goal from Tom Scrase. POM, Ivo Verstralen and DOD, Andy Taylor for the own goal(deflection from short corner shot) and for attempted murder of an oppo forward.

MXI won 2-1 against East London 8, both goals from Paul Whelan. MoM, Alex Jones for taking a ball in the face and DoD to Alex Jones for chatting up a player's girlfriend in French while waiting for an ambulance. 


Photos by Iain McAuslan

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