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Wapping’s women work hard to topple Sevenoaks as men draw positives in goal feast

PUBLISHED: 17:00 05 October 2017

Wapping attack against Letchworth (pic Iain McAuslan)

Wapping attack against Letchworth (pic Iain McAuslan)

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Wapping’s women made it two wins out of two in the East League Premier Division with a hard-fought success over Sevenoaks seconds.

They began well and took the lead from their first short corner as captain Bee Armstrong’s strike was saved and Jordan Mulvaney netted the rebound.

Wapping continued with their high press, as Kate O’Sullivan, Katelynn Roganowicz, Lottie Colquhoun, Zara Reid and Jenni Allen worked tirelessly.

And good defensive work from Becky Hart, Dannie Jones and player of the match Hannah Gage helped keep the visitors at bay, before Ciara Murphy fired home from a corner to make it 2-0.

It was a different story after the restart, though, as Sevenoaks found some energy and eventually hit back with 15 minutes left.

Midfielders Ais McKeon, Emma Evans, Holly Cardwell, Murphy and Lotta Paulus continued to work hard and keeper Megan Pugh held firm to secure victory.

Wapping’s men produced an eight-goal thriller at East Premier A rivals Peterborough.

The hosts took the lead with a well-taken drag flick, which had Joe Trickett scrambling, but Ollie Bull tried his luck at the other end, before Ollie Salvesen got Wapping back on terms.

Peterborough regained the lead before half time, but Wapping made a superb start to the second half to move 4-2 ahead with goals from Matt Seddon, Jonny Madill and captain Will Cairns.

Ben Bull produced a man of the match display for the visitors as they turned things around, but Peterborough closed the gap with a far post finish.

And after forcing a string of short corners in the closing stages, the home side got their reward in a tense finale as they converted to make it 4-4.

The thirds beat Broxbourne 3-1 with two goals from Rory Twogood and the sixths beat the sevenths by the same margin in a club derby, with Tom Finill, Chris Young and Ben Bradish on target for the winners.

The eighths and 11ths also won 3-1 against Thurrock and Havering fourths respectively.

The women’s seconds ran out 4-0 winners over Letchworth thanks to a brace from Natasha Close and goals from Kate Silbermann and Rachell Haseloff.

And the thirds beat the fourths 6-1 as Sophie Bennett struck twice and Issy Meere, Sandra Akinbolu, Jess Frith and Charlotte Holt all found the net.


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