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Mens 9th Team - Match centre

Braintree 2
Wapping 9
Sat 10 Mar 14:30 - East Men's Hockey League - Division 6SE Start time 14:30

Wapping M9 v Braintree M2 (a)

"inability to focus"

After the 'Beast from the East' wiped out the entire fixture card last weekend, Wapping M9 were back on the road this week as they took on Braintree.

Getting to the ground early meant we had the pleasure of watching our L4s put on a great display, picking up the three points. Now it was over to us to see if we could make it 2 from 2 for Wapping v Braintree at the Four Releet Sports Ground...

Things started brightly for the M9s who had the upper hand in the early stages. Tim Alexander opened the scoring with a drag flick down the middle, to make it six goals in his last four games. Andy Gill then managed to fool everyone in the D, including himself, as he cut the ball through his own legs and that of the keepers to double Wapping's lead. Braintree then cut the deficit, before Jonny Ellis restored the two goal advantage with his first goal in over two months, and Wapping went into half-time with a 3-1 lead.

One of the biggest problems the M9s have had this season is an inability to focus for 70 minutes, and today would be no exception... 30 seconds after the restart and Braintree reduced the deficit once more, before drawing level a few minutes later. Ollie Kean then put Wapping back in front to briefly settle the nerves, however Braintree were not finished yet.

With the Wapping defence getting put under increased pressure, the game started to turn quite scrappy. This clearly suited Braintree, as they were back on level terms, and then took the lead for the first time. Wapping were shocked at the turnaround, and as they pushed to get back in the game it was Braintree who got another goal, and the game finished in a 6-4 loss for Wapping.

MOM went to Tim Alexander for controlling the midfield, whilst Ollie Morgan picked up DOD this week for describing the filling in his post-match sandwich as a 'genre'.

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League round up

Other Division 6SE results

Waltham Forrest 4
Upminster 4
Rochford 1
Colchester 3
Chelmsford 4
3
4
Saffron Walden 4
Redbridge & Ilford 2
Witham 3
Basildon 1

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Crostyx 3 12 21
2. Colchester 3 1 3
3. Waltham Forrest 4 2 2
4. Rochford 1 1 1
5. Witham 3 1 1
6. Wapping 9 2 1
7. Redbridge & Ilford 2 2 1

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