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 Newham Stories

4 minutes ago

Rob Cross believes coming back to Alexandra Palace, Wood Green to begin the defence of his William Hill PDC World Darts Championship title tonight (Thursday), will bring the best out of himself.

4 minutes ago

A former West Ham footballer and his friend want to reunite their old school squad.

New Zealand
Yesterday, 19:00

Newham Council’s interim chief executive will stay in her post until at least August next year because the town hall has not found someone to permanently take up the position.

Yesterday, 18:10

Around 40 firefighters tackled a blaze at two terraced houses in North Woolwich this afternoon.

Yesterday, 15:44

A dealer who hid £1,600 worth of drugs in his underwear has been jailed for two and a half years.

Forest Gate
Yesterday, 15:00

The former professional development phase lead coach at Orient explained why he made the move to the Hive

Josh Koroma
Yesterday, 14:29

Westfield Stratford City will be extending its opening hours in the last few days before Christmas.

Yesterday, 12:00

Businesses across Newham will be encouraged to pay their employers at least the London Living Wage.

Newham Council


Have you spent time as an unpaid carer? If you are over the age of 25 and living in Newham, the Working for Carers scheme can help you take the first steps back to employment.

Hanson Fernandes’ journey began in 2015 when he arrived in London from Goa, India.

Newsletter Sign Up

Newham Recorder twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read sport

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists

Education Promo

Digital Edition


Enjoy the
Newham Recorder
e-edition today


Education and Training


Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now