Old Girls wobble at Wapping

The Old Southendian Ladies Hockey first XI were on the wrong end of the result as a strong Wapping side took the points following a 2-0 victory.

Following a goalless opening period, Wapping’s forwards got the better of an otherwise dogged Old Girls backline to secure their success.

Speaking after the match, Old Southendian skipper, Emily Robinson said: “It was a frustrating game but the girls did not stop fighting till the final whistle which was great to see as their captain.”

Old Southendian’s second XI staged a tremendous fightback to claim a share of the spoils from their clash with Chelmsford’s sixth team.

The Old Girls found themselves two goals behind inside twenty-minutes. However, a tactical reshuffle and a stern half-time team talk proved decisive. Cris Liebenberg and Ellie Turner both struck for the Seasiders – the final result a 2-2 draw.

Captain, Ros Jackson, was particularly pleased: “This was a superb comeback by the Old Girls after a poor performance in the first half,” she enthused.

“I was very impressed with our ‘Dunkirk spirit’ that clawed back a draw for us.”

The Old Girls third team went down by the odd goal in three at Southend & Benfleet. Suzie Williams netted the visitor’s consolation: Captain, Evie Collins, said: “We fought well today and the improvements just keep on coming – I’m a proud captain.”

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 youth teams 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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