WAPPING ladies Firsts came out on the right side of an even clash against Sevenoaks as they claimed a 2-1 victory on Saturday.

Goals from Ciara Murphy and Jordan Mulvaney proved to be decisive in a clash which saw both sides enjoy spells of dominance.

Wapping started the game with an intensity which suggested they would settle for nothing less than three points against a youthful Sevenoaks outfit.

They made their early dominance count when Bee Armstrong’s short corner was blocked before falling back at her stick.

Her rebound effort was deflected home by Mulvaney who reacted well to finish off the move.

A squad of 16 players meant Wapping were able to rotate at regular intervals and they used their number well to remain on the front foot.

Their defence was particularly strong and they kept the Sevenoaks attack at bay for much of the game.

The home side once again made the most of a set piece to make it 2-0 when they won a short corner.

This time Murphy took responsibility and finished smartly with a low strike into the bottom left corner to give Wapping breathing space at the half-time interval.

The break did little to aid Wapping and they started the second half slowly - in turn allowing Sevenoaks to gain a foothold in the game.

This lethargy, coupled with their opponents renewed impetus eventually yielded a goal for Sevenoaks with 15 minutes to play.

A frantic conclusion to the match saw Sevenoaks push for an equaliser, but Wapping managed to hold out for a much-deserved win.

Meanwhile, the men’s Firsts were involved in a dramatic clash with City of Peterborough Firsts as the pair shared eight goals evenly.

The hosts started the better and a short corner saw Wapping go behind inside 15 minutes, but Wapping rose to the challenge and hit back through Ollie Salvesen.

However, a further Borough goal made it 2-1 to the home side at half-time.

The break allowed Wapping the chance to get their heads straight and they had completely turned the game around within 20 minutes of the restart.

Goals from Matt Seddon, Jonny Madill and Will Cairns completed the stunning turnaround, but Peterborough refused to go away and mounted as fine comeback.

They hit back with two rapid strikes and finished the game far the stronger of the two sides.

A nerve-wracking final 10 minutes saw Wapping come under heavy pressure and they were forced to keep out a number of penalty corners en route to victory.

There were mixed fortunes for the club’s second sides as the ladies picked up a resounding win and the men were well beaten.

Firstly, the ladies Seconds dominated against Letchworth to record a 4-0 win thanks to goals from Katie Silbermann, Rachel Haseloff and a brace for Natasha Close.

It was a contrasting afternoon for the men’s Seconds and a goal for Matt Hyden was all they had to show for a chastening afternoon.

They were second best throughout and failed to match Peterborough Seconds as they went down to a heavy 4-1 defeat in front of their own fans.