Seven-up Wapping maintain lead at top of table, while women have to share points

PUBLISHED: 13:00 28 November 2018

Wapping seconds attack (pic Iain McAuslan)

Wapping seconds attack (pic Iain McAuslan)


Wapping’s men made it seven wins in a row with a 4-2 success over West Herts to maintain their two-point lead at the top of East Premier A.

Wapping seconds attack (pic Iain McAuslan)Wapping seconds attack (pic Iain McAuslan)

Ben Bull received a green card for his first tackle, with Will Cairns and Warren D’Souza also picking up cards later in the game.

But Wapping remained patient and opened the scoring when a short corner deflection hit the foot of a West Herts defender and Cairns converted the resulting penalty flick.

It was soon all square as Herts hit back, but Wapping went 2-1 up as Bull fired home on his reverse from Toussaint Wattinne’s set-up.

Cairns added a third with a drag flick from another corner, only for Herts to claim their second goal of the afternoon.

Wapping thirds attack (pic Iain McAuslan)Wapping thirds attack (pic Iain McAuslan)

But Bull had the final say with a slick shot from a short corner rebound to seal the points, as Cairns missed a late flick.

Wapping’s women had to settle for a share of the spoils from an East Premier clash with their West Herts rivals.

Former Irish international Aisling McKeon returned to the side and made her presence felt, linking up well with Lucy Todd, Tash Wright and Siobhan Stewart in the middle of the park.

Wing back Sophie Tompkinson and Chelsea Hodgson attacked high up the pitch and Wapping’s early pressure led to a number of chances, as Katelynn Roganowicz saw a shot cleared off the line by a foot, before sending her penalty flick wide of the target.

Wapping fifths attack (pic Iain McAuslan)Wapping fifths attack (pic Iain McAuslan)

Wapping eventually made the breakthrough, though, when Todd ran on to a pass in midfield, drove into the D and fired a blistering shot home.

However, their joy was shortlived as the hosts hit back with a fine solo effort from their centre-back.

Hannah Gage marshalled the Wapping defence well against her childhood club during the second half, as goalkeeper Kate Brannelly kept out a series of short corners in a player of the match performance.

Jordan Mulvaney, Ness Sharman and Jennifer Allen all attacked for Wapping, leading to a number of shots at goal, but West Herts finished strongly.

Wapping thirds attack (pic Iain McAuslan)Wapping thirds attack (pic Iain McAuslan)

With two minutes remaining, Hodgson was sent to the sin bin after the umpire adjudged her to have intentionally broken down play, with West Herts awarded a short corner. But Brannelly kept the ball out once again to ensure honours finished even.

Latest East London Sports News

Yesterday, 10:00

Tower Hamlets manager AJ Ashanike is looking forward to coming up against his former club Ilford under the Friday night lights.

Yesterday, 09:00

The former Brighton & Hove Albion ace praised the professionalism of players like Harrold and Lawless

Thu, 18:00

A round-up of the latest results from match involved Wapping Hockey Club teams

Thu, 17:00

Coverage of Wheelchair Basketball Premier League game to reach millions of homes across country

Thu, 16:00

East London’s women set up a meeting with Jersey in the cup after a 2-0 win over Burnt Ash.

Thu, 16:00

The east Londoners will look to reach the semi-finals of the Errington Challenge Cup over the next week

Thu, 12:00

An under-23 team, instead of the current academy set-up at Orient, looks a real possibility going forward

Wed, 16:48

West Ham Women striker Jane Ross said the side won’t be underestimating Huddersfield Town when they meet in the FA Cup fifth round on Sunday.


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


Enjoy the
Docklands and East London Advertiser
e-edition today


Education and Training


Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now

Most Read

Latest from the East London Advertiser

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists