Old Girls pip Wapping in seven-goal thriller

Old Southendian Ladies 1st XI took on Wapping 5th over the weekend, winning a thrilling encounter by four goals to three.

As always Wapping were all strong individual players who put the Seasiders through their paces. 

Right-sided striker Amy Elvidge handed the Old Girls the lead after five minutes. However, Wapping fought back to establish a lead of their own before the break.

Another Wapping goal followed after the restart. But a battling performance saw Sami Da Costa strike from a short corner, then Eldridge restore parity soon after.

It had been a determined fightback from the Old Girls and with time running out, Da Costa struck the decisive goal.

The Ladies 2nd XI lost 2-1 to a strong Wapping 7th team. Despite great ball distribution from the centre the Old Girls struggled to get goals past a solid Wapping defence. Wapping’s two goals were scored from superb counter-attacking moves during the first half. Kate Ferris pulled one back for the Old Girls, while Mewiny Dharmarathna performed outstandingly on her debut at left-back. 

(Reports courtesy of Shireen Ayub) 

Old Southendian Hockey Club welcomes new members looking to return to hockey or take up the game for the first time. We run six men’s teams, three ladies teams as well as youths and an active mini hockey section. Find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or email: [email protected]

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Brian Jeeves

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