Wapping Scores 2 March 2019

Posted by Rachel Gaston on 3 March 2019

An exciting weekend of hockey; L6 beat Colne 7:0 to stay out of the relegation zone and both M1 and L1 won their matches! Full round up below. 

 

L1 won 3-2 against St Albans L2,  goals from Lou Song, Katelynn Roganowicz, Ness Sharman. POM and DOD: Kate Brannelly for turning up in St Albans gear

On the Saturday, 2 March, the Wapping Ladies 1s headed north to meet St Albans’ L2.  With just four games left to play, the Wapping side needed to secure all three points in order to stay in the hunt for promotion to the re-structured national league for the 2019/20 season.

St Albans started strong, pressing high and giving the Wapping backline very little time on the ball. Despite the intense pressure, the visitors retained possession well and, working through midfielders Aisling McKeon and Lithuanian international, Jurate Juodyte, Wapping had the better of the chances in the first half and their perseverance paid off 20 minutes into the first half with a passage of play that started deep in Wapping’s own half.  The ball was transferred across the back line to Sophie Tomkinson at right half and, after a series of two touch pass through the midfield, the ball was threaded through to Canadian international Katelynn Roganowicz on the right wing.  Roganowicz dragged the St Alban’s defence before slipping it through to an unmarked Lou Song on the back post. Song made no mistake and slotted home from close range to put Wapping ahead going in to the half time break.

St Albans’ were revitalised after the break and again started strongly, pressing high and hard and forcing Wapping into retreat.  St Albans well-organised defensive press paid dividends, dispossessing Wapping on the 23 yard line and launching relentless counter attacks.  Ten minutes into the second half, their persistence paid off, when the St Albans forward receive the ball at the top of the Wapping circle and launched a ferocious shot that evaded the Wapping keeper, Kate Brannelly.  Just minutes after the restart, St Albans forced their way into the Wapping circle once again.  The ball was passed from the left-hand side of the circle to an oncoming St Albans forward.  Wapping left back Chelsea Hodgson averted the attack but was deemed to have interfered with the St Albans player the umpires awarded a penalty stroke.  The penalty was deftly converted and St Albans took the lead.

The Wapping ladies responded admirably and chased an equaliser.  With just seven minutes left to play, a Wapping counter attack found Emily Wilford on the right wing.  She crossed cleanly across the circle to find the stick of an outstretched Katelynn Roganowicz who expertly deflected the ball past the advancing St Albans keeper.  The away side continued to attack and then, with just three minutes left, won a rare penalty corner.  The ball came to Aisling McKeon at the top of the circle who sent a disguised pass into the path of Ness Sharman who deflected the ball high into the net to put Wapping back in front with just minutes left on the clock. 

St Albans responded immediately, and won their own corner with a minute to play.  However the Wapping defence held firm until the final whistle.  A crucial three points that leave Wapping in contention for promotion.

 

L2s beat Shefford & Sandy 6-1, two goals from Fran Sutton, Jess Frith, Zara Reid, Nat Stewart, Jo Ward.
POM: Henny Hinchcliffe. DOD: Jess Frith for goal stealing and head butting team mate (not in angst!)

L3 beat Basildon 2s 3-0, two goals from Babs LG and one for Claire Solley. POM: Lauren Archibald and DoD: Sandra Akinbolu

L3 03.03.19

L4 beat Crostyx 2s 2-0, goals from Lou Murphy and Charlotte Barton. POM Cerys Jenkins for some cracking saves, DoD Charlotte for taking a tumble

L5 lost 4-0 to Brentwood 2s. POM and DOD Emma Beresford

L6 smashing their way out of relegation zone with a 7-0 win against Colne, three goals from Amy Winkelgrun, two from Sarah Guggiari-Peel, and one each from Lauren Tranter, Bee Hughes. POM joint between Amy Winkelgrund and Lauren Tranter and DOD Hannah Milne

L6 02.03.19 Ph. Iain McAuslan

L7 lost 1-0 to Upminster 4. POM: Katrin Harding for lots of running. DOD: Laina O’Hara for going to the wrong Le(e/a) Valley (with her fan club in tow) and arriving 20 mins after the game started.

L8 won 0-1 away at Southend and Benfleet, goal from Tali Osen. POM Sam Glenfield / Mel  Beck. DOD Holly Norman

 

And on the men's side...

Mens 1s won 2-0 at St Albans goals for Matt Seddon and Max Bowerman. POM, Jonny verity and James Bowler, DOD also to James Bowler

Wapping got off to a strong start, challenging the Alban’s defence and putting them under pressure. A neat run down the left created the first opportunity for Wapping, with Adam Fallis driving across the top of the D and hitting the ball hard towards the bottom left hand corner. An impressive save by the keeper denied Wapping a goal and the home side fought back. Some quick work in the midfield left Wapping exposed and Albans capitalised driving into the D for a one on one. James Bowler made the save, but the ball careered dangerously across the face of goal. Johnny Verity was there to clear it up, diving to reach the ball and clear the Wapping lines. With just two minutes to go in the first half, another fine run by Adam Fallis down the left gave Wapping the opportunity to take the lead, a pass across goal was slotted in by Chedden Senior to take Wapping 1-0 up.

Albans came out strong in the second half, breaking through the Wapping defence and peppering the keeper with attacks. A fine double save kept the attack at bay and Wapping responded in kind. Once again, it was Cheddon Senior that contributed to the breakthrough. His shot was saved by the keeper, but Max Bowerman was there to slot it in and give the away side some breathing space

Albans responded strongly and dominated much of the second half, but some excellent defending by Johnny Verity and what some on the sidelines described as a number of “breathtaking” saves by Goalkeeper James Bowler kept the home side at bay. A two-nil win for Wapping sees them retain their place at the top of the league. Despite a six-point lead, with two tough games left in the season, the men still have some work to do to secure that top spot.

 

M2 won 3-1 vs Bourne Deeping 1s, goals from Richard Ripper, Matteo Perrin and George Miller. POM: Matteo and Charley Wright. DOD: Ray Paulson and Dom Oliver

M3s drew 3-3 to Sudbury, two goasl from Bobby Watson, one from James Mahon. No DOD/MOM

M3 02.03.19 Ph. Iain McAuslan

M4s lost 2-0 against blueharts 2s. POM: Matt Emery. DOD: Max Tipper for leaving the team to go skiing

M5 drew 3-3 with Southend M1, two goals from Ian Harmon and one from Dan Ellis. POM was joint between Phil O'Hagan and Josh Roberts, DOD Tom Hammond.

M6 won 3-0 away at Upminster, two goals from Ali Dance and one from Rory Cameron, red card fareed Anees. POM David Van Stolk for a Stella game at RB. DOD Tim Alexander for scoring a rocket reverse (apparently with his back-stick)

M7 drew 2-2 with top of the league Saffron Walden 3s, two goals for Martin Marshall on debut. POM to Martin for his goals. DOD to Martin for forgetting his stick, having to go home and get it and then leaving it at the pitch post game

M8s won 2:0 against Witham 3s. Huge thanks to the 9s for helping us get a full 11 out. DOD Patrick Tuohy. POM four way tie - Miguel Mananes, Simon Glancy, Alex Van Millingen and Matt Welland. Two goals for Miguel

M9 lost 2-1 to Chelmsford 5, goal from Saad Ghauri. POM: Alex Newman for top effort playing out of position. DOD: Ollie Kean for blocking a goal-bound equaliser with his testicles

MX lost 8-2 Vs Upminster, goals for Tom Scrase and Ed Richards. POM: Stu Burnside, for a number of great saves, in-between goals let in
DOD: Ben Green for kindly aiding 2 goals into our net, and getting a green card. Unfortunately dissent. And for those of you that have met him, it rhymes with hunt.

MXI beat Brentwood Academy 4-1, two goals from Alex Jones, one each from Aaran Fronda and Simon Taylor. POM: Alex Jones for goals .DOD: Aaran Fronda for being told off for swearing by the oppo

 

L6 and M3 pic by Iain McAuslan

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