Wapping enjoy wonderful winning weekend return

PUBLISHED: 09:00 14 January 2016

Wapping's Grant Aidoo-Nash on the attack (pic: Iain McAuslan)

Wapping's Grant Aidoo-Nash on the attack (pic: Iain McAuslan)


Almost of the teams taste success after returning following break over Christmas

Wapping's Natasha Close tries to close down a rival (pic: Iain McAuslan)Wapping's Natasha Close tries to close down a rival (pic: Iain McAuslan)

Wapping Hockey club enjoyed a fantastic first weekend of 2016 as 13 of their teams won to start the new year on a positive note.

The men’s first team were in action against Cambridge University and edged a six-goal thriller in East Premier A.

Goals from Dominic Graham, Phil Messent, Dave MacLean and Olly Cooper ensured Wapping maintained their position at the top of the table.

And the second string earned bragging rights over their East London rivals as they triumphed 8-0 with eight different scorers.

Kieran Morris impressed and found the target alongside Charley Wright, Ben Stump, Joe Carpenter, Ray Paulson, Ed Fry and Alain Traill to seal a big success.

Rory Twogood’s brace wasn’t enough to give the thirds a victory as they shared eight goals with Witham.

Michael Bolle and Alex Mitchell also found the net for Wapping in the thrilling 4-4 draw.

But the fourths came out on top against East London seconds as Harith Aldegather hit a double and Steve Curran and Will Epsom also found the net to seal a 4-3 triumph for Wapping.

The fifths required a Matt Patterson strike to draw 1-1 with Chelmsford threes and goals from Rich Mills and Jade Bloomfield resulted in the sixes beating East London fourths 2-0.

Sahil Haria and Julio Garay-Roa scored for the sevenths as they won 2-1 against Romford, but the eighths lost 4-3 to Harlow despite goals from Ollie Kean, Matt Wheeler and Will Daniels.

The ninth team beat Romford seconds 4-0 as Mike Youngs, Shaun McLachlan, Kevin Sonneveld and Tom Youngs were all on target.

Meanwhile the tenths earned a 4-1 triumph over Brentwood fifths following braces by Harry Inch and Nick Summers.

Natasha Close hit a double as the women’s first team defeated Chelmsford seconds 3-2, with Louise Song also finding the net for Wapping to seal the points.

Emily Ballinger and Becky Clarke scored as the seconds edged past Tunbridge Wells 2-1.

And the thirds also started 2016 with a fantastic result as they won 3-0 against Phoenix.

Karolin Schaps-Bolle, Jessica Frith and Juliette Gilligan were on target in the victory.

Lauren Ianni and Hattie Gaunt saw Wapping fourths triumph 2-1 over Upminster while the fifth team won by the same scoreline against Waltham Forest twos with Georgi Stocks and Ella van den Brink hitting the target.

The sixth team were without a match, but the sevenths made it a memorable weekend for the women by earning a 2-1 success against Upminster fifths.

Ali Scott and Tammy St John found the net to ensure all six women’s teams in action achieved victories and started 2016 with a fantastic total of victories for the club.

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