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Wapping women lose to Old Loughts

PUBLISHED: 10:00 09 November 2016

Wapping's Becky Hart in action against Old Loughts (pic Iain McAuslan)

Wapping's Becky Hart in action against Old Loughts (pic Iain McAuslan)

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Men still seeking first National League success

There was disappointment for Wapping’s women as they lost their East League Premier Division derby with Old Loughts.

The visitors opened the scoring from a well-worked short corner, but Wapping rallied and grabbed a well-deserved equaliser from a set-piece fo their own.

The well-rehearsed move saw captain Lucy Todd fire goalwards for Jordan Mulvaney to deflect home and level things up at the interval.

Loughts regained the lead from a short corner at the start of the second half, though, before Wapping’s Kate O’Sullivan suffered a head injury and had to go to hospital.

After a 20-minute hold-up, the home side pushed forward in search of another equaliser but could not avoid a 2-1 defeat.

Todd, who shared the player of the match award with Lotta Paulus, said: “After a good match, good phases of play and good team work, it was a difficult loss to take. We will regroup at training and come back stronger next week.”

Wapping make the long trip to Holcombe this weekend.

Wapping’s men host Brighton & Hove in a crunch clash at Lee Valley on Saturday (5.30pm) still searching for their first win in the National League East Conference this season.

The east Londoners slumped to a 4-1 loss at Teddington last weekend, despite an early reprieve which saw Chris Seddon’s early penalty flick saved by James Stock.

Teddington’s pressure eventually paid off when former Great Britain striker Matt Daly fired home a superb drag flick from a short corner.

And Wapping saw captain Dom Graham receive a yellow card soon after, allowing Daly to double his side’s lead with another impressive finish into the roof of the net.

The visitors continued to press and hit back on 47 minutes when Ben Ball slotted home after a nicely timed run, only for Rob Pryce to then receive a yellow card for not retreating after conceding a foul.

Teddington used their extra man to good effect, scoring twice more in quick succession to leave Wapping facing a key meeting with a Brighton side sitting one place below them.

*Goals from Michael Bolle, Dom Oliver, Max Bowerman and Ollie Davies led Wapping seconds to a 4-2 win over Upminster in East One South.

The men’s sixth team won by the same margin against Saffron Walden thirds, thanks to goals from Norval Scott, Iain Davison, Henry Lewis and Ben Bradish, while Bryn Ford Jones hit a hat-trick as the 11ths defeated Southend fourths 5-2.

The women’s thirds beat Crostyx seconds 3-0, thanks to a brace from Liv Cerio and a further goal by Sacha Cooper, and the fifths egded past Havering seconds 2-1 as Ella van den Brink struck twice.

Ali Scott and Jill Townley netted doubles as the sevenths hit Romford seconds for six, with Molly Smith and Sarah Humphreys also on target in the 6-0 success.

The over-35s beat Aldershot & Farnham in the National Cup, as Barbara Lo Giudice, Lucy Huddles and Abi Medcalf found the net.


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