Wapping Ladies 4s vs Braintree - 18 Nov 2017
L4s smash out 4-0 win at home
It was a 2pm fixture at JO which can only mean one thing... #TOTY2017 points galore. Lizard Louise and Hippopotamus Ellie (as described by Wapping Kidd’s themselves) were ready to reap the rewards....70 points to be exact! Boom ??
No Hattie this week due to an off-pitch 'real life' social thing they call a 'wedding'. Enter...Nina-na-na who held the fort with grace and charisma...it's almost like she's done this thang before ??♀
Also, this week we 'welkom' to the dance floor the legend that is Dutchie ??- fresh from da crèche!
Push back happened. We were all too incredible for words. I missed a ton of opportunities, grazed knees in the process. Marenco slipped into a splendid display of gymnastics = ?/ ? bravo ?????? Bob did NOT have his hand anywhere near his pockets! Bit weird, moving on.
Half time. Bob 'bobbed on' to both captains about stick tackles...
Ella and co & co ?? told us exactly how to beat BrainTree once she'd gotten over the idea that Braintree was too weird a name to be a place. I mean trees don't have brains? We listened and obviously agreed with our goal scoring oracle.
2nd half begins.
Defence was mother ducking 1st class (dear Apple, no one ever uses the word DUCKING. No one). So nowt was getting past our back line which allowed our mids and forwards to push up. We pushed.
Confidence and trust was at an all-time high. Wapping worked it. A ball was worked down the right in to the circle then smashed at the little nipper in a goalie kit, hit a TreeBrain foot. Penalty Flick.
Wapping huddle...Not a moment of indecision was wasted because Ellie Brooke piped up with this gem= "I'm actually quite good at Flicks can I do it". How can we refuse this 'quite good' declaration? All we could say was good luck if you duck this up!
Ellie Brooke 1. TreeBrain 0
Wapping were awarded a record number of penalty corners. Braintree were like lightening, were they running 1 or was the tuck-shop about to shut? Anyway a straight strike was off the menu so routine no.23. Injection to left slip was next. Ellie Brook cracked the backboard….GOAL 2.
Get ready for some text book hockey…. Some fabulous human (possibly Beeks) made slick pass to Nina who sauntered down the base line, crossed the ball to Shady who had made the perfect run to P and slot the ball in on the left post. GOAL 3.
So yes it was spectacular second half for all wappers, surely we were too exhausted to keep up this fine display. I mean all we needed to do well was keep possession. As if we were going to stop there we fought until the very end with one thing in mind…our LCC MUST have her Hatrick. Why not just give her another PF? Wam Bam spread it like ginger jam she scored another GOAL!
Full time 4-0
Mom: Ellie 'Hatrick' Brooke
DoD: Lou M for congratulating herself on a fine game with a pat on her own back.
Special mention to Cerys for not conceding any goals on her 25th birthday. WINNING at life.