Search

Wapping hopes hit by defeat in high-scoring drama, as women miss out on the road

PUBLISHED: 17:00 14 March 2018

Wapping's men in action against Bedford (pic Iain McAuslan)

Wapping's men in action against Bedford (pic Iain McAuslan)

Archant

Wapping’s men and women both lost out in high-scoring East League matches at the weekend.

Action from Wapping seconds match with West Herts (pic Iain McAuslan)Action from Wapping seconds match with West Herts (pic Iain McAuslan)

Returning to action after the Beast from the East had wiped out fixtures the previous weekend, the title-chasing men hosted Bedford at Lee Valley.

They got off to a fine start with Ben Bull rounding the visiting keeper and slotting home.

And a strong run on the right by Grant Aidoo-Nash saw him enter the D and picked out Ollie Bull at the far post to tap in a second before the break.

Captain Will Cairns netted with a drag flick in the second half to make it 3-0, but Wapping were then caught out on a pair of counter-attacks.

With five minutes to go, Bedford won a short corner and a drag flick found the top-right corner to make it 3-3.

Needing a win to keep their title bid alive, Wapping removed their keeper for an extra player, but Bedford found the net instead. And although Wapping managed an equaliser with a minute to go, Bedford struck again to run out 5-4 winners.

Defeat left them five points behind leaders Peterborough with two games left, with a trip to Cambridge University up next.

The women came out strong against Maidstone in their East Premier meeting, but the home side capitalised on their breaks to move 3-0 up.

Wapping hit back when Dannie Jones fired into the D and Vanessa Sharman deflected into the top-right corner.

And a second goal arrived when a lead pass from midfield found Kate O’Sullivan, who used her speed to drive into the D and crossed for Sharman, before Katelynn Roganowicz followed up to score.

Wapping were back on terms early in the second half when Jones converted from a short corner, but Maidstone regained the lead from a corner.

And despite battling on, despite Hannah Gage receiving a card, Wapping conceded a fifth late on. They host West Herts this weekend.

James Fanger (2) and Samuel Gilliatt netted as the men’s seconds beat Cambridge University 3-1, while Sahil Haria’s goal saw the sevenths beat East London fifths in their derby.

The women’s second, third, fourth and fifth teams beat West Herts (3-1), Chelmsford (4-0), Braintree (3-2) and Waltham Forest (2-1) respectively.

Latest East London Sports News

Yesterday, 15:00

The experienced boss reflected on the win away to the National League title-chasers

Yesterday, 11:00

The O’s inconsistent run of form continued on Saturday with a shock 1-0 loss at home to Maidenhead United

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Leanne Kiernan’s hat-trick helped West Ham Women into the last eight of the SSE FA Cup with an emphatic victory at Rush Green on Sunday.

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Essex Senior League: Leyton Athletic 2 Sporting Bengal United 6

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Essex Senior League: Tower Hamlets 2 Ilford 1

Saturday, February 16, 2019

The O’s head coach offered his views following the 1-0 loss to Maidenhead United

Saturday, February 16, 2019

National League: Leyton Orient 0 Maidenhead United 1

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Great Britain’s men were defeated 2-0 by Australia while the GB women fell to a 3-0 loss in the latest FIH Pro League double header in Perth.

PROMOTED CONTENT

Are you a landlord looking for a fixed rental income, paid whether the property is empty or not? Steve Westley, general manager at estate agents Elliot Leigh, explains their Guaranteed Rent Scheme and how it takes the stress out of letting your property.

Newsletter Sign Up

East London Advertiser twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read sport

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Docklands and East London Advertiser
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now

Most Read

Latest from the East London Advertiser

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists