Hockey: Seven-up Wapping men ease past Letchworth
PUBLISHED: 17:00 05 December 2018
Wapping’s men produced a magnificent seven against Letchworth in East Premier A at the weekend.
The leaders made a strong start, with Ollie Bull breaking the deadlock after Warren D’Souza, Nathanael Crawley and Grant Aidoo-Nash had combined in the build-up.
A second goal soon followed as Joe Chedden picked up the ball and beat two playters before teeing up Aidoo-Nash for a tap in.
And the third came when Adam Fallis won possession and sent Ben Bull through against the keeper, for a fine reverse-stick finish.
Letchworth rallied and forced James Bowler into a fantastic diving save from a short corner, before Wapping went 4-0 up with Johnny Madill’s far-post finish from their own set-piece.
After the visitors had made a bright start to the second half, Wapping claimed a fifth when D’Souza beat four men and set up Aidoo-Nash.
And Madill turned provider with a mazy run and pass for Aidoo-Nash to complete his hat-trick.
Aidoo-Nash had the final word with his fourth and Wapping’s seventh, which keeps them two points clear of Harleston Magpies ahead of their summit meeting at Stratford on Saturday.
The seconds beat West Herts 4-2 with Dom Oliver netting a double, but the thirds lost 4-0 to Upminster.
Darren Hutchinson’s goal was enough for the fourths to beat Ipswich ES seconds, but the fifths suffered a 2-0 loss to Brentwood.
Rory Cameron bagged a brace as the sixth team edged past Clacton 3-2, with Fareed Anees also on target, and the sevenths beat Waltham Forest seconds 2-0 as Giles Barton and Tom Griffiths struck.
Alex Stubbs, Gareth Williams and Gerad Dooley were on target as the eighth team beat Old Southendians thirds by the odd goal in give, while Paul Whelan, Sam Tomkinson and Rich Parsons netted in the ninth team’s 3-1 win over B rentwood fourths.
A brace from Hans Mehrens was little consolation as the 10th team fell to an 8-2 loss against Old Loughts Loppers, but the 11ths beat Saffron Walden sevenths 7-0.
Four-goal Dylan Morgan led the way, as Tom Scrase, Simon Taylor and Saad Ghuri also scored.