Wakering WFC 60’s travelled to Leyton Orient for the second round of matches against Chelmsford Blues and Clarets and Clacton Knights.
The first game against Clacton Knights saw Wakering battling against a 6 man stone wall defence which Clacton held out until a penalty was awarded against one of their players encroaching into the goal area. Wakering captain Peter Henry stepped up to slot a fierce shot into the left hand corner.
Wakering 1 Clacton Knights 0
The second match was against Chelmsford Blues who were constantly being blown up for running and contact. Wakering played with control and good movement on and off the ball scoring 3 goals from Peter Henry, Gary Jackson and Jim Butterfield.
Wakering 3 Chelmsford Blues 0
The Third match against Chelmsford saw Wakering completely dominate the game even thought Peter Henry was sent off for running and Mark Withers for decent both of which were unwarranted.
Warkering 0 Chelmsford Clarets 0
John Burkett and Pino Schisano were invited to attend at the Essex Walking Football League 65+ representative trials 14 April 2019 at Colchester. After competing in two highly competitive matches both John and Pino were selected. The club congratulates them both and is confident they will represent the Essex rep side, Wakering WFC and themselves admirably.
David Hampson has been selected into the over 60’s walking football County representative side. The club wishes David every success.
Wakering over 50’s side had an indifferent start in the first round of league matches at Play Colchester on 7 April.
Wakering’s first game against Eastwood Falcons (last years runner’s up) ending in a 4-0 rout with goals from Wakering’s Peter Henry, Jim Butterfield, Andy Sharpe and Andy Chambers. Wakering put out a weakened team for second match against Concorde Rangers which caused Wakering to suffer a surprising 1-0 defeat. Wakering’s third match against Leyton Orient (last year’s champions) ended in a 1-1 draw with a goal from David Hampson. Wakering’s final match against Southend ended in a 4-1 victory with goals from Peter Henry, Jim Butterfield, David Hampson and Andy Sharp.
Although it was disappointing to lose to Concorde Rangers we had a reasonable start currently 4th in the league table.
Wakering WFC played their first round of league matches at the Len Forge Centre 27 March 2019. The first match was against Concord Rangers who they beat 2-0 with well taken goals by David Hampson. The second match was played against Eastwood Falcons Blues with Wakering winning by 2-0 with goals from David Hampson and Peter Henry. The third match was played against Leyton Orient seeming one of the favourites to win the league. This match ended in a 0-0 draw although Wakering continually threatened the Leyton Goal. The final match against Eastwood Falcons Yellows last years runners-up was a fraught affair seeing blue cards shown to both sides. Deadlock was broken by a pinpoint free kick from John Burkett which was riffled in with a stunning volley by Peter Henry. Goal of the tournament and must be a candidate for goal of the season. Wakering sit at the top of the table with 10 points and goal difference of 5.
Andrew Chambers represented Wakering WFC 50’s at Barnet FC on 23 March 2019 and was selected into the South Eastern Region squad. Congratulations Andrew on joining Wakering’s other England players Peter Henry and Paul Pinch.
Wakering WFC are considering starting an over 65’s team for next season (2020). Anyone who is interested and would like to have a trial then please contact John Burkett via the club’s email: email@example.com or fill out our enquiries form which can be located on the club’s website contact link.
The Essex Walking Football League starts 27 March 2019 with Wakering playing Concord Rangers- Eastwood Falcons Blues-Eastwood Falcons Yellows and Leyton Orient last years champions.
Peter Cooper Wakering WFC 50’s goalkeeper has been invited to attend trials 23 March 2019 at Barnet FC for the England South Eastern Region squad. We wish Peter ever success and know that he will represent the club admirably. Good luck Peter
Wakering WFC are proud to announce that Peter Henry has been selected to represent England in an International match be played on the Sir Alf Ramsey pitch against Wales at St Georges Park 3 March 2019. Well done Peter we all wish you the success you deserve.