Wapping's Weekly Match Report And Result Roundup

Posted by Jon Lowe on 10 October 2018


Wapping travelled to Cambridge Uni’s Wilberforce Road ground in the driving rain looking to continue their perfect start to the campaign, following convincing wins in each of their first two fixtures. Unfortunately for the boys in maroon the wintry weather woes extended to their on-the-pitch fortunes. Wapping tasted their first defeat of the season to a predictably physically fit Cambridge University team, despite some good midfield performances, most notably from man-of-the-match Chad Cheddon operating in a deep central midfield role

There only goal of the game came from some great play by moustachioed Belgian Gaston. He showed skills that matched his facial hair, confidently striding down the Cambridge baseline before setting up Adam Fallis for a someone fortuitous finish, which replays showed came squarely off the laces of his boot.


A third unlucky week for Wappings’ Ladies 1s, facing a stronger team than in their first two outings this season. Canterbury caught an early break just three minutes in in with a straight strike from the top of the D to the bottom left corner to catch Wapping off guard. Wapping reset with some strong play down the right-hand side, finding some silky connections between Lucy Todd, Natasha Close and Sophie Tomkinson.

Canterbury continued to press Wapping hard, testing Wapping’s defense. A penalty flick was eventually awarded to the home team which was not a reflection of the efforts from Wapping’s keeper Kate Brannelly or Chelsea Hodgson's, who had flung herself (along with her foot) to protect the goal.

Although 2-0 at the end of the first half, the ladies ones still felt there was time to balance the scores. Although two shorts were won, Wapping were unable to convert, both travelling wide of the post. The ball continued to yo-yo from each end of the pitch and Canterbury’s players continued to test the keeper at every opportunity, but a drag flick at goal and some firm efforts could not beat Wapping’s keeper in this half. Canterbury began to step off, allowing Wapping to push higher and make some chances for themselves in the dying minutes but to no avail.


The M2s beat Spalding 2-1 at Lee Valley this weekend. 

Goals came from Bobby Watson and Matthew Hyden, one being an expertly taken flick (Picture right). A couple of cards also came out in the game to with Dan Chamberlain picking up a green and Matt Seddon being shown yellow. P.o.M went to Alex Gray, whilst D.o.D was picked up by Pete Baillie for assisting Spalding's CF. 

M2 6/10












Wapping had 90% of the ball and spent most of that time in the oppositions defending 25, but despite dominating the game and

having multiple chances on goal Wapping were finding it a little difficult to connect with the back of the net. 

Despite finishing the first half time at 0-0 everyone showed fantastic perseverance, positive attitude and supported each other through the game which paid off with two fabulous goals! The first came from cappy Sips, who scored a brilliant goal and the second goal was scored by Skins off a short corner! 

Also definitely worth mentioning Ellie and Fran who both played really well in the middle (Ellie narrowly nabbing the POM crown)   making fantastic leads, transferring the ball around and bossing some sick skills. Mooch also worth a mention for getting DOD   bday style and for making minimal effort in the game -  come on pal not even a touch?! 

 All in all points to take away- did really well at winning short-corners, (winning roughly 12 I believe?) but now need to practise   converting them and well done on another well-deserved win!! Perseverance and hard work paid off!

L2 6/10


On a cold rainy morning in October, Wapping Mens 3s hosted Cambridge Uni 2s at Lee Valley. The student side came with a strong 16 players despite the weather, while Wapping could only get 13.

Starting the game at a high intensity, Cambridge set a high press, putting the Wapping defence under some immediate pressure. But rapidly Wapping found their stride, holding onto the ball for long periods and the majority of play in the final third of the pitch. 

Chris Holland winning a short corner, allowed for a second strike from the top of the D from Caspar Paulus to rocket the ball into the back of the net. 1-0 Wapping. 

Lots of pressure was being put on Cambridge for the whole half, with wapping looking very calm and collected.

Cambridge had a few breaks and kept the home defenders on thier toes, but with the close of the half Joe Tricket between the posts was definitely feeling the cold. 

Coming out in the second half, Wapping looked at holding onto the ball much more, keeping the game in thier control. But with some scrappy play and some quick thinking Tom Brownil and Chris Holland managed to sneak in a couple more goals to secure a lead of 3-0.

A series of fatigued legs an minds saw a couple of cards on Cambridges side, which allowed short breaks in play for Wapping to have a little rest bite. Lots of breaks from the high forward line of Cambridge meant some 3/4 pitch sprints were not rare. Cambridge had an excellent 10minute period when Caspar had to rest after a knock to the knee which de-stabalised the defence for a while. But once under control Wapping soon found thier composure to ensure the clean sheet was protected once again. 

3 games, conceding 0.


L3 beat Upminster 2s 2-1. Both goals from Pascaline Dubois. P.o.M Pascaline for 2 great goals and a storming game, and D.o.D went to Barbara LG for being the default vote. 

L3 6/10


Mens 4s lost 2-1 to Harpenden. The goal came from Will Taylor. D.o.D was awarded to James Lichtenstein whilst P.o.M went to Michael wood.


L4 drew 1-1 with Basildon 2. Goal from Caroline Matthews. P.o.M Lourdes for solid play in defence, D.o.D went to the usual suspect Ellie for 'being helpful'.


M5 drew 1-1 against Upminster M2, conceding in the last minute. Goal from Oliver Perez. P.o.M shared between Oliver Perez and Craig Gilchrist, whilst D.o.D went to Tim Jones.

M5 6/10


Ladies 5s unfortunately lost 2-0 to Waltham Forest 2s. The P.o.M was given to Tara Feeney, for a brilliant game at centre mid, giving and absolutely solid performance. And D.o.D was shared between Chrissie Eckhart for not setting an alarm and keeping the team shirtless, and Rebekah Wade for being alcohol induced unwell at Stratford station while en route to the game. 


M6 drew 4-4 with Braintree M1. With goals coming from Tim Alexander for a double, Dave Charlesworth and Sahil Haria. P.o.M went to hat-trick avoider Tim Alexander with D.o.D being awarded to Norval Scott


L6 lost 1-0 to Chelmsford 5 . Hannah Bilson picked up P.o.M for hard work in mid and D.o.D went to Fiona Balliache for taking a deliberate tumble.


M7 won 2-1 vs Colchester. Goals for Giles Barton and Sam Peel. There was a joint P.o.M as Giles was given it for a well taken goal and Logan Riley shared the award for a solid defensive performance. Unfortunately, D.o.D was Tom French for numerous air swings.


A match described by Mimi's friend as 'swimming in clothes', the L7 beat Witham 2 at home 2-0. Scorers were Molly Smith and Caroline Dale, with P.o.M going to both Molly Smith and Emma Matthews for things like running, passing and scoring. The D.o.D awawrd went to Mimi Ly for doing something to the oppo... that's all the info I have.


M8s drew 0 - 0 with Upminster 3s in a scrappy game. No cards, but P.o.M was Angel Ruiz Del Arbol and D.o.D. went to Miguel Mananes. The Spanish contingent taking home the prizes.


Ladies 8 drew 2-2 with Romford 2 with goals coming from Celine (Gigi) Guillaumet and Tali Osen. The P.o.M went to Kat Waldron, for awesome defence. D.o.D went to Chilli Mulenga, for calling Mel ‘Tali’ for half the match.


M9 beat Braintree 2 at home 1-0 for their first win of the season. The rain turned the game into a scrappy affair in the middle of the park, with not many clear-cut chances for either team. The goal scorer was Jon Lowe for his second of the season. P.o.M went to Harry Inch for a dominating performance as defensive central midfielder, whilst D.o.D. went to Ollie Kean for playing the game with a magnet in his shoe, as the ball kept being drawn to it.


The MX lost 7-2 against Braintree 3's, with consolation goals coming from Sam Uden, who is building himself a nice tally for the season early on. P.o.M went to the legendary Burnside for letting in 7 goals and D.o.D went to the goal scorer for only getting 2 goals. Hat-trick avoidance. 



Following a defeat to Romford last week, Wapping were keen to get back in form as they travelled to Brentwood.

Both teams had a couple of breaks, but all broke down as each defence held up. However, momentum quickly shifted after a weak hit out from the oppo was trapped, driven and scored by Tom Scrase.

Wapping kept the pressure on and quickly managed another goal courtesy of Tom Scrase as the oppo seemed to be anxious. Brentwood continued forward working plays with their more experienced players. It worked for them as they scored a goal from a short corner drag flick that almost beheaded a defender who ducked, leaving little time for the keeper to react.

Halftime plan was to keep up the pressure, same work around the sides and try to have more attackers on the back post. The defenders were lined up well and just needed to keep up the good outletting and push up when needed. This worked as a counter attack allowed a new club member Hamish Tomlinson to score a quick goal.

Simon Guest did his best to stop the key antagoniser of the oppo, using a tactical body check. However shortly into the second half, Brentwood scored a goal from a rebounded save. The score was 3-2 and there was a worry that Brentwood could pull a comeback as they did last season. 

Saad Ghauri was used as bait to win a short corner as a defender pushed him out of the way of an incoming pass that would have been one on one. The short corner was scored by a hit to the bottom left from Tom Scrase.

Shortly after, a few quick passes around the right and to back post set up Atif Ayaz for a point blank shot on goal. Brentwood did win another goal back to put some pressure on, but time was running out.

Keeping up the momentum Wapping stuck with letting the ball do the work on the fast pitch. Another goal came from Tom Scrase (obviously). In the last few minutes of the game, Alex Springer scored his first goal for the club.

Overall a very wet game, but well spirited by both teams.

FULLTIME SCORE: Wapping X1s - 7, Brentwood 5s - 3









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