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Mens 4th Team - Match centre

Saffron Walden 2
Wapping 4
Sat 21 Sep TBC - East Men's Hockey League - Division 3 SE Full time

Welcome to big school

In the immortal words of D:Ream "things can only get better".

After a successful 2012/13 an unfamiliar M4s team took to the pitch at Saffron Walden with a number of changes to personnel and a change in system.

Wapping started brightly with a number of forrays into SW's 23 but wihin 7 minutes of the start a mistake by Townsley allowed a quick free hit and SW found themsleves in Wapping's D and fired a quick shot into the back of the net. This was an ominous sign as minutes later the lead was doubled as SW found themsleves 2 on 1 inside the D.

With a back 4 and midfield having not played together before Wapping looked shaky against a slick, quick and skillful SW side. However, skillful play by Badcock down the right won Wapping their first short corner which was dipatched by Dixon with a slaphit from the top of the D.

Unfortunately for Wapping ring-rustiness, injuries and a lack of fitness took their toll and the half finished a disappointing 5-1.

Wapping played much better in the second half with a number of outstanding saves from GK Kershaw, brave blocking from Winder on short corners and the front two winning a number of short corners. Unfortunately SW's excellent work in the D meant the final score ended 9-1.

A better second half performance means we have much to look forward to next week and results can only get better.

I think our experience at Saffron Walden can be summed summed up best by East Anglia's finest, the mighty Alan Partridge; "Welcome to big school".

MoM Townsley
DoD "Come on" Emmsy

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