Will Cairns inspires Wapping men’s first team to win at Spalding

PUBLISHED: 15:00 19 October 2017

A new hockey season is underway (pic George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

A new hockey season is underway (pic George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

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Latest news from the east London club on what was a fairly successful weekend

A double from Will Cairns helped Wapping men’s first team pick up a 6-2 away win at Spalding last weekend.

They didn’t have it all their own way though as they fell 1-0 behind after the hosts had soaked up plenty of pressure.

The visitors soon pegged Spalding back and went in at half-time level, before two quickfire goals at the start of the second period put them firmly in control.

Cairns then stepped up to convert a stroke and a penalty corner, before Wapping took full control and despite a late consolation, they picked up a 6-2 win.

Meanwhile, Jennifer Allen’s double helped the women’s first team pick up a 2-1 win over Cambridge University.

It was a fine start for Wapping as two goals in the first 10 minutes from Allen put them in command, however, they were pegged back before the break to set up an interesting second period.

It was an end-to-end affair in the second half, with chances falling to both teams, but Wapping were able to hold on and pick up a victory.

Elsewhere, the men’s second team lost out 4-2 to Cambridge City seconds despite goals from Matt Hyden and James Fanger and the thirds drew 2-2 with Old Southendians with Josh Roberts and Oscar Fass on the scoresheet.

Darren Hutchinson’s hat-trick helped the fourths to a 5-2 win over Bedford, while Will Taylor and George Ott also netted. Dan Ellis, Tom Hammond and Tom Finill scored as the fifths won 3-1 over Crostyx seconds.

The sixths defeated East London fifths 6-2 with goals from Martin Mancey (three), Harry Frost (two) and Artem Gamzin.

The sevenths, eighths and ninths also picked up respective 3-0, 2-1 and 3-2 wins over the weekend.

Tash Close netted in a ladies 2-1 defeat to Blueharts, while Issy Meere netted the only goal in the thirds 1-0 win over Thurrock.

Ella van den Brink, Lou Murphy and Sophie Bennett scored in the fourths 3-0 victory over Chelmsford.

The fifths defeated Brentwood 3-2, and the sixths smashed 11 without reply past Thurrock thirds, while the sevenths lost out 2-0 to Southend seconds.

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