Hockey: Wapping pass Cambridge City tests
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Wapping’s women made it five wins in a row with a 3-2 success over Cambridge City.
Buoyed by their win over leaders East London a week earlier, they suffered an early setback as City opened the scoring.
But Wapping soon settled and Lucia Corey levelled, before Aisling McKeon converted from a short corner.
Jennifer Allen made it 3-1 before half time, but City hit back after the restart to make it a one-goal game.
Wapping kept their cool and controlled the game, with player of the match Lucy Todd pulling the strings.
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And they protected their lead to claim three more points to remain on the heels of East London ahead of a trip to Maidstone on Saturday.
The men also met their Cambridge City counterparts in a top of the table clash in Conference East.
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The leaders began well but could not capitalise on a number of entries into the D and City opened the scoring on the break through Euan Gilmour.
A hopeful aerial then sent Gilmour through to round Chris Monger and fire home a second on his reverse in the second quarter, but Wapping rallied in the second half.
Captain Will Cairns went close with a penalty corner drag flick, before Adam Fallis had a low shot saved and Ollie Bull lifted the loose ball into the roof of the net.
Both teams picked up green and yellow cards, while Wapping had a goal ruled out as they continued to press.
But it was all square on 68 minutes when a turnover in midfield led to a fine move that saw Warren D'Souza swap passes with Drew Burkin and slot through the keeper's legs.
Ben Bull flashed a late chance wide, but Wapping were happy with a point and their unbeaten record intact ahead of a home match with Bedford on Sunday.
Other results - men: Wapping II 4 (Hugo Atkins, Matthew Hyden, Alain Trail, Grant Aidoo-Nash) Ipswich 1; Wapping III 6 (Tom Brownhill 2, Brad Wherry, Alex Gray, Rob Piesse, Chris Penny) Wisbech Town 3; Wapping IV 1 (Will Taylor) Brentwood 2; Wapping V 0 Saffron Walden 2; Wapping VI 4 (Tim Alexander 3, Fareed Anees) Brentwood II 2; Wapping VII 2 (Mark Holmes, Ollie Freeman Smith) Waltham Forest 2; Wapping VIII 3 (Alex Stubbs, Miguel Mananes, Bryn Ford-Jones) Romford 3; Wapping IX 0 Maldon II 0; Wapping X 2 (CalumNourish, Dan Sethi) Brentwood V 2; Wapping XI 1 (Richard Briggs) Braintree Knights 2.
Women: Wapping II 2 (Alice Gage, Alice Pavey) Burnt Ash 1; Wapping III 3 (Barbara Lo Guidice 2, Lauren Bold) Hertford 2; Wapping IV 5 (Jenny Cook 2, Anna Nicklin, Louise Dudley) Haverhill 1; Wapping V 5 (Lucy Taylor 3, Meme Beresford 2); Wapping VI 0 Old Loughts 0; Wapping VII 4 (Emma Matthews) Havering III 0; Wapping VIII 1 (Faye Zeller) Maldon Academy 4.