Major upset by Maidstone
Wapping v Maidstone
An unexpected start for the Wapping Ladies 1s lead to a back and forth battle with their opponents Maidstone.
Wapping came out strong dominating Maidstone offensively stringing excellent play together but unfortunately the opposition were capitalizing on the breaks. Maidstone took a 3-0 lead but with just under 10 minutes remaining in the first half, Wapping began communicating and reacting on their opponents game plan. The ladies strung passes together starting with the defence heading towards the oppositions 25 forcing them to foul. Dannielle Jones struck the ball into the circle and despite all of the sticks, Vanessa Sharman was able to score the first goal on a deflection into the top right corner.
The ladies kept the motivation and determination high generating their second goal on a lead pass from the midfield to Kate O'Sullivan. Kate using her speed drove into the circle and crossed the ball to Vanessa which the opposition poorly intercepted leaving the ball still on the stroke spot. Katelynn trailing behind the play came and struck it into the right corner closing the first half down at a score of 3-2 for Maidstone.
The start of the second half was in Wapping’s favour as they quickly scored on short corner off of a free hit from Dannielle.
Unfortunately, despite the ladies effort and beautiful hockey, Maidstone took the game back and scored off a short corner making it 4-3. Even though the ladies connected well, generated multiple chances and battled a card from Hannah Gage, a 5th goal was scored by the opposition capitalizing on Wapping’s breaks. The high intensity and good communication brought by the ladies was not enough as the game was closed out with a 5-3 loss.
Next up, West Herts at home.
Defence: Dannielle Jones, Hannah Gage, Siobhan Stewart, Rebecca Hart, Mooch Perkins
Midfield: Lucy Todd, Ciara Murphy, Emma Evans
Forward: Kate O’Sullivan, Charlotte Colquhoun, Katelynn Roganowicz, Jenifer Allen
MOM - Kate O'Sullivan for her super speed and skills
DOD - Katelynn for her new roommate