Wapping Scores 28 September 2019

Posted by Rachel Gaston on 1 October 2019

 L1 won 5:0 against against Bedford Ladies 2 (H)

L1 28.09.19 Ph. Iain McAuslan

Spurred on from securing three points in the opening game of the season, Wapping Ladies 1 returned to Lee Valley this week to take on Bedford Ladies 2 in their first home fixture.

Despite the gloomy weather, the home side started positively, linking up play down the right hand side and relentlessly pressing the Bedford defence.  Not long into the first half, Lucy Jones found herself on the back line and defied the laws of physics by slotting the ball home from an impossibly narrow angle. 1-0.

The girls in maroon were not to be stopped there.  With the high press taking its toll on the away team, the Wapping midfield once again turned the ball over and came with another counterattack. Lucy Jones slipped the ball to Katelynn Roganowicz who crashed the ball in on the half volley. 2-0.

As play resumed after half-time, the home side showed no signs of letting up.  After another attacking drive from Jones on the right, the ball made its way to Emily Wilford on the P-spot, perfectly placed to tap it in. 3-0.

Wapping continued to penetrate the away side's D, drawing fouls and winning short corners in the process.  At one such short corner, Kate O'Sullivan found herself in front of the keeper and deflected it over her pads to make it 4-0.

Not satisfied with one goal, Roganowicz went again and found herself in a goal scoring opportunity in the D. The Bedford defender took her down, for which Roganowicz was awarded a penalty stroke. The Canadian put the ball top left - full time: 5-0.

Overall, it was a dominant performance from the home team, and they'll go into their fixture next week against St Albans feeling positive.


L2s beat Basildon 3.0.
Goals scorers Lottie Colquhoun x2 and Grace Malir  POM: Ruth Tilsley. DOD: Freddie Hampel


L3 won 2:0 against UCL

With 11 players as Roche was a hero and stepped back from playing to umpire for us. POM was Roche for her umpiring. DOD was Anne for not reading the email where it said in bold that we were playing in Maroon. Goal scorers were Babs and Ruadhan


Ladies 4 won 5-2 against Royston 1.

Goals for Anna Nicklin (2), Jenny Cook (1) Trish Ramrakha (1) Ellie Brooke (1). Mom Ellie Brooke #hockeyinspo (not my words) Dod Ellie Brooke - umpiring, teamsheet error, not knowing who the oppo was and general disorganisation


L5 lost 2:1 to Waltham Forest 

Defeat on the road for Wapping L5 after being ambushed in Waltham Forest. Despite total dominance throughout the first half, a break against the run of play allowed a goal against stand in keeper & joint POM Ellie Smith. She then brought severe quality to the rest of her game, Eloise’s position Mabey under threat. With frequent free hits breaking the quality play down, Waltham found another goal after the break. But Wapping weren’t having it and Lucy Taylor battled through a considerable number of heavy tackles to score a consolation. Despite strong efforts from Bez and Partridge, Ellie also nicked DoD with a quality run out & unintentional dummy worthy of her coach. 2-1 the final score, goal Lucy Taylor, MoM Ellie Smith / Lucy Taylor; DoD Ellie Smith. Congratulations to Anna van Veen, JoJo Baier and Sinead Kavanagh on their L5s debut, and because she sat next to me and begged, strong mention to Rebekah Wade who did everything necessary to make me ask the L4 to take her back next week.


L6 lost 0:3 against Thurrock 2


L7 won 1:0 against Witham 2

A well matched and nervy game seeing newbie Cerys score from a wide left on a short that secured the win. Despite there being eight shots on goal. One reverse lift that would have most certainly gone in if it wasn’t for the face of a 13 year old. Another outstanding reverse hit .. top corner from newbie Isobel. A shame the whistle was called for short. 
POM to Cerys for her fantastic goal and young energy. DOD to Christina for requesting body oil before the match (speed oil), not being able to count to 11 and injuring said 13 year old.

L7 28.09.19 Ph. Iain McAuslan


L8 drew 0:0 against Southend 4

Despite a 7.30am start on a post-soial morning with only nine players, he Ladies 8 met their bleary eyed coach to make their way via train and replacement bus to Southend. POM Anya  ‘First to the meet, first to the ball’ Aleshko. DOD Cat ‘I think I might’ Dye

L8 28.09.19


And on the men's side


Wapping M1 won 2:0 against Harleston magpies (A)

To begin the 2019/20 season and kick-off their campaign in the newly reformatted National League, Wapping travelled 100 miles to fellow newly promoted Harleston Magpies. Having both played the past few seasons in the East Premier League, these two teams knew each other well and had had many close battles over the years. 2018/19 had seen Wapping beat Harleston 2-0 and 1-0, and with many new recruits to the Wapping squad, the team travelled with confidence looking for nothing less than 3 points and a good match tea. 

Wapping debuts were handed to Morgan Harries, Drew Burkin and Aaron Blumfield in the forward line, and George Cairns in defence, all of whom came with National League experience and looking to make their mark in this strong Wapping team. The remainder of the squad was composed from last year’s core, with Warren D’Souza continuing to player-coach and Will Cairns captaining.

As the weather began to clear up on a grey and dreary day in Norfolk, the game pushed back and it was fast paced from the off. Harleston enjoyed the majority of possession in the early exchanges as Wapping struggled to keep hold of the ball, the home team pressing high and denying Wapping any easy outlets. In the early exchanges, the game was played largely in the middle of the pitch as both teams struggled to penetrate early on, barring an early Penalty Corner for Harleston following a late tackle from captain Cairns that earned him a green card; however, the corner was saved comfortably by keeper James Bowler. 

As the first half progressed, Wapping began to find their feet in the game and enjoyed longer spells of territory and possession. Some well worked play down the right hand side and a good cross from Aaron Blumfield found Ollie Bull on the penalty spot, but an excellent scrambling save from the Magpies keeper denied Wapping the lead. Wapping once again found themselves down to 10 men for 2 minutes when Cairns earned his second card of the game, this time for marginally not being 5 yards. Nonetheless, Wapping soaked up any pressure with solid defense, denying Magpies any circle entries and controlling the remainder of the half which ended 0-0. 

Wapping started the second half much as they had ended the first, enjoying territory and pressure and looking more threatening than the home side. Another great chance fell to Wapping when Drew Burkin made an excellent turn in the D and a powerful shot was gloved away by the Harleston keeper. However, Wapping continued to apply pressure and earned the breakthrough when a shot from Joe Chedd deflected to Aaron Blumfield who calmly dispatched the ball into the roof of the net. 

Magpies looked to press for an equalizer, the game began to open up and despite periods of pressure from the home team, Wapping weathered the storm and looked dangerous on the counter attack. Another excellent chance fell to Burkin when Ollie Bull drove down the left hand side and delivered an excellent cross across goal, only for Burkin to see his diving deflection just slide wide of the goal. 

With just under 10 minutes to go, Wapping managed to double their lead and put the game beyond Harleston when another counter attack down the left hand side ended with Morgan Harries finding himself just in front of goal, who was able to turn and slot the ball under the keeper. As the rain began to fall, mistakes began to sneak in and Harleston earned a couple of penalty corners in the final 2 minutes. However, well structured and committed defending from Wapping and some good saves from James Bowler kept the ball out of the net and the game ended 2-0. 

Wapping will be very happy with an opening win away from home and a clean sheet, but will have plenty to work on in the coming weeks. Next week they play Bedford away from home on Sunday.


M2 drew 0:0 with CoP2

M2 28.09.19 Ph. Iain McAuslan


M3 won 7-2 vs Bishops Stortford 1.

Alex lake x 2, ripper x2, Albert Thornton, Tom Brownill & Hugo Atkins


M4 lost 4-3 to Hertford 1s.

Well fought back from 3-0 down to 3-3, but sunk by a last minute goal. Goals by Will Taylor, Oscar Faes, Matt Emery. MoM was Harith for bossing it in the midfield. DoD shared between Max Tipper for his hoverboard/helmet combo and Alex Miles for chat


Mens 5 lost 2-0 Away to Berkhamsted 1's.

A close game with a late short corner and dubious goal award.  POM went to Adam Haines for doing good at Hockey, Craig Gilchrest took DoD. 


M6 won 5-2

A hat trick from Tim Alexander and two for fareed Anees. POM - Tim "The Fist" Alexander
Scoring a hat trick including 2 naughty drags. DOD - Alex Newman dropping out of umpiring two hours before the game


M8s beat Brentwood 3   3-2 at JO

Goals scorers - Alex Stubs (2) and Miguel. POM : Alex Stubbs for the two goals (especially the second one, really cheeky drag next to the goalie post). DoD: Miguel for missing a penalty flick


M9 beat Old Southendian 3s 3-1.

Goals for Bryn Ford-Jones, Sam Tomkinson and Sam Uden. POM to Bryn Ford-Jones for being a lovely person and also quite good at hockey. DOD to Andy Gill for getting in the wrong car on the way to the game.


MX won 4:2 against Redbridge and Ilford 3

Wapping X Men continue their winning run with a 4-2 win after being 4-0 up in 50 minutes leading to a nervy finish. Captain leader legend Ben got the first followed by luke from the p spot, and Rob Warwick and Tom finished up. Shout out to our absent keeper Burnside. DOD to Taylor Dan sethi MOM for a pirlo like debut


MX1 played Havering away and had a convincing 4-0 win

Goals: Nilesh Desai X2, Dylan Morgan, Jaap Schokkenkamp. POM Aaran for great work rate. POM Karndeep for no umpire


L1, L7 and M2 images photo credit Iain McAuslan

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