Wapping 5s stun East London 2s with late winner
A spectator's dream
What a game, simply superb, quality all round, end to end stuff
So as I remember it...something happened in the first 10 minutes before arriving at the club's awful pitch 2 to a scintillating goal from the audaciously keen, Dave Charlesworth. The pace and turnaround from East London's choppy, organised and attacking play was courteous of the skippers clinical counter-attacking tactical play.
Wapping let their guard down, a quick response through what was an awesome finish to be fair.
Wapping dug in. Through such excellent tactical play, were able to whet the appetite of East London's attacking 10 by drawing them into the depths of the 25m line and into a wall of a back 4 which can only be described as, well... It was banded around at some point that Phil 'stops-a-lot' O'Hagan had nothing to do the previous weekend but that all changed on win 29, as the numerous short corners were ably tipped, pushed and slapped away and out of danger - a testament to Phil's ability and worth in the 5s.
It was a tough day for the midfield with what seemed like an endless haul of 2 on 3s and 3 on 4 as the East London loaded their midfield, it looked tiring, hard work and was gladly watched from the side-lines. Bateman's big double footed challenge into the opposition was notable along with his pompom attempt to later join the Wapping Cheerleaders.
Nonetheless, the commitment was there! And finally, where it looked like we were looking to keep strong with a draw, a darting run by Dale et al for Charlesworth to finish home - that beautiful sound of a whistle -the crowd went wild
MOM: Phil O'Hagan - East London's showstopper
DOD: Graham - the 5s fear of a hero returned