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  1. Chairman Al

    kings lynn

    Afternoon, everyone, Alex Sharp here, I’ve finally found the fabled forum everyone speaks about! Well what an afternoon, I think my best day (so far!) as Hornchurch Chairman, so proud of everyone involved with the club, in really difficult circumstances we put on a show yesterday, on and off the pitch, this is a very special team we are building here and irrespective of what happens with the League next week, it’s been an honour to watch these fellas get better and better every game they play. So many have said it but they left nothing out there yesterday, I saw players exhausted walking off the pitch, they gave their all for the club. Brilliant goal for Nashe after an amazing run by Ellis, 3 exceptionally well taken penalties and of course 3 incredible saves (there were no misses, they were saved) by the best goalkeeper outside of the National leagues, Joe Wright! The only downside for me was that the ground wasn’t full, the atmosphere would have been amazing, but the priority is of course keeping everyone safe. Have seen some negative comments about KLTFC mainly around the streaming, which I do understand but just to give a different perspective, which I think most who met them would agree, the KL folk, were a really pleasant and decent, nice group of people, very complimentary about our club and offered hearty congratulations when we won, it was a pleasure to host them and their Chairman, Stephen Cleeve, was very gracious in defeat, I wish them all the very best for the rest of the season, clubs like Kings Lynn Town should be an inspiration for us, being promoted from our level, to Conference North, to National League in consecutive seasons, that’s progression! Special thanks to Jordan Newman and all at the Supporters Association, without you all the game simply wouldn’t have taken place yesterday. It was great having BT Sports at the ground for the game and who knows, with a decent draw tomorrow, we might see them back again in Feb! Delighted to report that Colin, Tony, Ken and Dave Ball are all a lot better, keep well and safe everyone, hope to see you all soon! Alex
    12 points
  2. County fan here! Many, many congratulations on your deserved progress to Wembley. Your performance on Saturday epitomises what football and Cup competitions are about for us all. I will admit I thought we'd thrash you, but I am delighted you triumphed in the manner you did for your Club and it's supporters, whilst setting an example of playing with hope and desire. All at Notts, I am sure, will have one eye on The Wembley result and sincerely hope you succeed in achieving the dream!! Well done!
    11 points
  3. CMcBride

    Season ends

    Not the finish we wanted truly believe we would have gone up, big thanks to Mark, his staff and all the boys great effort, and to all you supporters who backed us magnificently all year. Stay safe and hopefully see you all soon
    9 points
  4. Couldn’t sleep last night due to nerves. Think drifted off at 1.30, woke up 4.30 absolutely buzzing. I’ve done a couple of post match posts during this campaign but I am still absolutely euphoric after the fantastic team performance today. I don’t know where to start. felt like we were playing against 12 men in the first half and couldn’t settle. It was a scrappy goal to concede and they nearly got a second. Micky parcell started to stamp his authority on the game and the longer the match went on, the more we came into it. Their number 6 was an absolute unit btw. second half we shifted to behind the goal to try and get some joined up support as felt very spread out. And then the team just subtly shifted through the gears. Brilliant subs and use of our whole talented squad and my goodness. Oh my shattered nerves etc. To see your team play at Wembley is one thing. To see them score is another. To win the bloody thing. (Like we knew they effing would) is going to take some time to sink in for me. I see talks of a book and film etc. But would love to somehow get a flavour of what the management team said to the players at half time, what the players said. They came out and absolutely owned the hallowed turf. hard luck to Hereford who had a great support, some of who stayed behind to applaud their team at the end, I’m sure we’d have done the same. happy birthday to Miss afc Hornchurch and fisherman’s friends mum. thank you Hornchurch for today. I’ll not forget this for as long as I live. football. Bloody hell
    8 points
  5. Burdy

    Hereford 1-3 Hornchurch

    Jean and myself could not travel to see the match so we settled down and watched it on BTSports after the first goal I thought we were going to be runners up but how wrong I was. We held our own and come the second half Urchins stepped up several gears the lads played out of their skins it was like living in a dream. We equalised then it happened we went 2 1. Up heart in mouth as we keep the lead. where the ref got 6 mins added on I don't know but low and behold we got the third goal and seven minutes past the 90 final whistle blew we had won. I admit I had tears in my eyes it took time for it to sink in. Well done Urchins what a day so proud to support such a team. Bring on the open topped bus. Sorry for the ramblings of proud senior citizen I will have a lay down now.
    8 points
  6. CMcBride

    Donations

    From the club and players a big thanks for the wonderful donation, especially to Neil for organising, Neil sits over Riverside with Trevor and arlette, but are more renowned for cheating and winning the quizzes, we are short on numbers but not on heart
    8 points
  7. I’m sorry, but this is outrageous. This season I’ve been extremely grateful for (and greatly impressed by), the streaming services for our games offered for free by Hampton & Richmond, Tonbridge Angels and Dulwich Hamlet. Nothing beats being at the match itself, but those clubs put in a tremendous effort so that we could watch the games. The Supporters Association recognised the benefits that these services provide and have spent a significant sum of money so that we could offer both our own and Kings Lynn’s fans the same. We all recognise that we are unlikely to see live football for some time to come – this was an opportunity to provide some much needed respite. For a National League side to impose this on us, at our own ground, so they can make a few quid is beyond belief. I vote to reject and tell the to do one.
    8 points
  8. Lets not forget the hard work carried out by Jordan and the rest of the guys that stood out in the pouring rain handing out leaflets to promote non-league day. There hard work and dedication paid off with over one hundred vouchers used on match day. Keep up the great work guys. even their hard work
    8 points
  9. cup of tea

    Not to be

    Obviously gutted but there’s a number of factors here. Firstly, that physical battering from Enfield a few days ago, culminating in losing our player of the season in the final, that took a toll. Secondly , Cheshunt are the in form team in the league, some good defending from them today (one hell of a last ditch block from a defender showed the spirit of the team). Thirdly, that was a special second goal from them, worthy of a win. And we didn’t get the rub of the green which you need in games like this - still not sure why that goal was disallowed at the end. After an injury hit first half of the season, to get this close is a testament to the players and management at Hornchurch and we just need move on from this season and get ready to go again. Might be a bit more open next season, the best team in the league for the last two seasons , Worthing are not there next time so that makes it more interesting. Yet again more praise for Dave Holland, our amazing kit man and one of the nicest guys you’re ever likely to meet, he’s going to be missed. Well done to Cheshunt and we move on
    7 points
  10. I said i'd be back. and here I am. nearly 48 hours on and I am still delirious and giddy over the whole miracle at meadow lane. not sure if was the camera angle or what, but that pitch looked massive and when we went a goal down, the players were blowing hard and I feared we were about to get our backsides handed to us in a brutal way. however. that parcell block. it was a certain goal, but that block defined the entire match for me. blood and guts defending, passion and belief shown everywhere on the pitch. wright pulled off one of the greatest saves ever. the leadership shown was just incredible. to get the equaliser on stroke of half time was amazing and I have no idea what was said in the dressing room at half time, but we came out second half and were just amazing. none of the players left anything behind. everything they had went into that and I have never been more proud of the club. ever. I also didn't think anything could come close to weymouth. but as I explained to my kids yesterday - I was very happy when I married their mummy, was very happy when they were born, but Saturday was one of the happiest days of my life. football. bloody hell.
    7 points
  11. Honestly still haven't come down from this high. Every credit to Mark and the players and directors. Never in my wildest dreams did I expect to see us walk out at Wembley
    7 points
  12. I just can't get enough I just can't get enough I just can't get enough I just can't get enough seriously though - well done to the players and staff and legendary groundsmen and our leadership, I am just so happy. it was a strange old match, I don't actually think we were all in the same half when Maidstone made it 4-4. I am so bloody proud of our little pub team from Essex who are keeping the football season alive. thankyou for today Hornchurch. as for the debut youtube stream. volume aside, the commentary was excellent and pitched at just the right level. very well done chaps - I also understand that it was free proud to be an urchin, miss you all. so happy. really needed this after the couple of weeks I've just had. love this club and all of you.
    7 points
  13. first and foremost - get well soon dibs. I get that all football clubs are losing revenue and are struggling, but to me the £12 price tag is a tad excessive, particularly when you bear in mind that a nowtv 24hr sky sports pass will get you 11 channels you can watch on 2 devices at the same time at pretty high quality for £9.99. do Kings Lynn really think this is any sort of value for money and that if someone wants to watch sport, that they'll spend more to watch them rather than sky? If any football club is going to survive the current crisis, it will be reliant on the goodwill and the support of the fans. Each club can have their own strategy around fostering this continued support and goodwill, not just of their own fans, but away fans and neutrals alike. Once this is over, I would certainly consider pitching up at Dulwich Hamlet, Tonbridge Angels or Hampton & Richmond and contributing to record bar takings as a gesture of my appreciation for their live streaming. That said, I've been grateful to these teams in the past which means that I probably do place a value on the live stream - the Dulwich commentator was asking for donations, but I didn't chip in as the feed kept freezing. I'm hopeful that Kings Lynn were just testing the waters to see what appetite there is and £12 was their opening offer. I'd be willing to pay a quid for the feed and pledge to attend a match at Kings Lynn in the future. If they're going to stick to their guns though, I agree with the sentiment expressed here. f*ck em and everyone encourage a boycott of their club as they've effectively shat on the fans they rely on. alternative could be for an official at the ground to be on the phone to fat tom daley for the 90 mins giving commentary, and fat tom daley in turn live streaming himself in front of a Subbuteo table giving us a unique fa trophy experience and a laugh. i'd pay more than a quid for that.
    7 points
  14. I'm in total disagreement that we should be charging fans the privilege of £12 to watch a game that cannot be attended in person. Let's not forget the good will gestures of Dulwich Hamlet, Tonbridge Angels and Hampton & Richmond for streaming the respective FA Trophy and FA Cup games free of charge. In my opinion, as we are the home team the final say should be with us, the club, as to whether we charge or not although I know that cannot be the case.
    7 points
  15. To all Urchins everywhere wishing you a great Christmas and promotion in the New Year ....... COYU'S Dibs
    7 points
  16. It goes without saying that for any successful team there needs to be a core of stand-out quality players. These players are naturally celebrated and cherished by supporters and a privileged few become club legends. Any successful team also needs to have squad players who can play wherever required and can always be relied upon to put in a decent performance. There are no prizes for guessing which of those two categories Ronnie belongs to, but in my view his contribution to our success in the last two seasons deserves its own recognition. I am sorry that he has left and I hope he finds what he is looking for at his next club.
    6 points
  17. I just want to congratulate all those involved who made the David Smith loan happen. A surprising but amazing signing. Looking forward to the new season even more now!
    6 points
  18. Thanks for the hospitality today and graciousness of handshakes and well dones at the end .I'm sure you'll be doing it all again next season. You are a great club with fantastic support and you'll come again . Good luck and thanks again .
    6 points
  19. obis

    Season starts now.

    It hasn’t been good overall to date with injuries to key players and perhaps not having the rub if the green on occasions together with coming down to earth after the amazing Trophy win and teams raising their game because of this. it’s time to look forward now and effectively start again starting with today and a push towards a run towards a play off spot. This may seem unlikely at the moment but most in this division are capable of beating each other and a winning run would see us moving up the table with the momentum. Everyone from the hardcore to be the occasional fan needs something to shout about. This is a tremendous club with great potential to play at a higher level. You never know we could be playing Southend United next season. Come on you Urchins!
    6 points
  20. Digits

    No Way A Pub Team

    Good enough for the players good enough for me. Best marketing tool in the whole campaign got us media attention, people warmed to it. Why would you not jump all over it besides all great teams started in a pub
    6 points
  21. Jago

    Hereford 1-3 Hornchurch

    An utterly fantastic day. Actually the win over Notts County was the big one for me - as it was SO unexpected and it got us to Wembley - but I'm still pinching myself after yesterday's performance. The culmination of a huge amount of work by the team, the management, and all behind the scenes. Thoroughly deserved: I'm so happy for everyone, especially Colin and Ken. I genuinely never thought I'd live to see this day. And I'm quite old. Let's hope we can keep the squad together and kick-on next season. And keep a goodly number of those new (or returning) fans. I'm really quite confident on both of these... why wouldn't you want to stay involved? Finally - just on the Hereford fans - yes there have been a couple of negative comments, but as far as I can see they have been overwhelmingly supportive, both on-line and in person after the match. It's easy to find specific cases of sour grapes (or "TOWIE" comments), but that doesn't make it a consensus - very far from it. Anyway - back to the football - UUUURRRRRRCHIIIIIIINS !!! See you all next season - at the home of the FA TROPHY WINNERS - can you believe it?
    6 points
  22. Any minute now I'm going to wake up away at Margate on a Tuesday night in January suffering from Hypothermia!! Made it back to not so sunny Gloucestershire (a mere walk in the park compared to the previous poster!) tired but wouldn't have missed this for the world. What an amazing day, words fail me (well not really!). Still can't believe that happened. A lot of people need to take credit for this, not least the players but also to Alex, Colin, Tony, Ken, Mark Stimpson, all the staff, little Tel (who apparently had his own fan club with a flag) Jordan, and all the volunteers including birthday girl. Just a proud moment that will be forever embedded in Urchin history. For the people who remember the struggles that we've had at the club in recent years, this is just staggering. As for the game, think Hereford certainly had the better of it first half (not by a great amount though) but second half, we just turned it on, especially when the subs came on. Absolutely fantastic performances all around. The Hereford fans - When we played there a few seasons ago, they seemed like a nice bunch of fans to me, certainly the ones we met in the pub afterwards (might be the alcohol though). You're always going to get tw*ts on social media unfortunately The reaction from the players back at the clubhouse were that they were talking about getting promoted next season (having just won the biggest prize in non-league football) - shows you the mentality of the squad of players we've got now - staggering. Well done to all
    6 points
  23. Well done to Mark, his coaching staff and the squad for today's incredible achievement against all the odds - you've done the club and yourselves proud. You will always be remembered at Hornchurch FC as legends. Well done also to Colin, Alex, Jordan, Ken, anyone from the Supporters' Association etc etc etc. I've missed out loads of names and some I don't know, but you know who you are and, as someone who saw his first Hornchurch match in around 1982 and where pretty much every season the hope of getting to a Wembley final would be dashed by around mid-October, rest assured you have my undying respect and gratitude. I know from past experience how difficult it is to keep a football club running - many don't see the immense amount of work that goes on in the background - so huge kudos from me for all of you. I'm certain, also, that people I have known that have worked hard for this club over the years, and are sadly no longer with us, would be super proud of you too. Unfortunately for me, after patiently waiting for this moment and despite the fact fans will be allowed to attend the Final, I cannot, at this moment in time, attend as I'm due to work that weekend. I feel a conversation with my manager is in order on Monday morning...
    6 points
  24. A massive well done you urchins past present, far and wide. we have followed where we can and today was unbelievably emotional. this squad really have some kind of special spirit that somehow personifies the club I know. I just hope I’m lucky enough to get that ticket to Wembley to just be part of the joy of being there. up the urchins!!!! this ones for Tina xxxxxxx
    6 points
  25. They did Tina proud today x
    6 points
  26. urchinman1961

    Its no dream

    If you said it was a one off I would have believed you but 4 times well we're on another planet well done Jago and Luke the new Morecombe and Wise.Edge of the seat stuff shame no crowd but it is what it is hopefully another home draw well done to all concerned with the club,up the Urchins
    6 points
  27. Also, the rationale behind the donation approach certainly wasn't to "pull a fast one". We had visited Hampton & Richmond in the FA Cup, along with Tonbridge Angels and Dulwich Hamlet in the Trophy. All 3 National South sides streamed for free with an optional donation element. As an example, Dulwich's justgiving page for their stream: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/dhfctv We never looked at these free streams as money lost, nor did we expect to take a cut of their donations, we were just extremely pleased that our supporters could get to watch their team in a behind closed doors fixture.
    6 points
  28. As a Kings Lynn fan, its great that you are trying to put the game on for free., we get ripped off almost every week, the programme for our 1st game cost £15. Stick to your guns, you will have the backing of a lot of Lynn fans, we would love it to be free!
    6 points
  29. It’s a no for me on pure principle basis the £12 fee they mention I assume they want some/all of it ? So from their greed not only do our fans suffer theirs do too! You really would think that in troubled world we all live in today that a smaller club (apparently) trying to bring some cheer to people free of charge they would endorse it not try and prevent it. Twitter here I come Ps well done the SA getting the equipment together and paying the cost class act
    6 points
  30. Quite frankly I find it ridiculous they are requesting this. We are the smaller club with the smaller budget who were going to stream the game for free yet they are demanding a fee! Let’s not forget the supporters association paid just short of £1000 to get this game out to the fans free of charge! I am fully against Kings Lynns proposal.
    6 points
  31. CMcBride

    New year

    Best wishes to all our supporter's for the new year, not sure where we are going, but I know you lot will be there when we start again. Also all the tickets are sold for tonight's new years eve party, so no gatecrashers
    6 points
  32. With the move to Tier 2 restrictions here in Havering and the potential economic impact that this will bring as we approach winter, the Supporters Association has agreed that we will now collect foodbank donations at each home game, rather than on a monthly basis. Contributions can be left at the Track & Trace stations or Clubhouse entrance. The recent campaign by Marcus Rashford to provide free school meals for children in need during the school holidays and fans of Premier League clubs boycotting Pay Per View fees of £14.95 and instead donating their money to local charities and food banks, have shown how football can help those less fortunate in our society. I appreciate that many of us may also be struggling right now, but even the smallest of contributions can make a big difference, so please do all you can to support this when and if you are able.
    6 points
  33. LukeXIX

    Recent behaviour

    After speaking with club officials this morning I think it’s only right the a few things are cleared up in relation to this. The club does not condone foul and abusive behaviour towards players, officials or staff and has reiterated this the last few years and with a number of posters around the ground highlighting this. The behaviour last night was not acceptable, we know who is responsible and the persons involved will be spoken too. I understand that people can get frustrated at games, myself included and some things are directed at players etc. Whilst this happens at all games across the country and is accepted there is a line which shouldn’t be crossed and we are finding on occasions this is being crossed. The use of certain words is just not acceptable. I am also aware of a certain accusation towards the same person last night. After speaking with a number of persons we have found no evidence of this incident occurring and therefore would like to squash the rumours around this. We have a number of new fans now attending games and do not wish for them to think all of this is acceptable and the ‘Hornchurch Way’. Therefore we as a club will do our upmost to bring this to a complete stop and that people can feel confident coming to games for them to enjoy. I can only apologise for last nights behaviour and promise you that words will be had and a repeat of this will not happen. Up the Urchins. Luke
    6 points
  34. CMcBride

    Sucker punch

    We are at half wayYes poor finishing took the gloss off a good performance defending was excellent all night. We are at the half way point of season 2points a game do that the second half with a couple more wins than draws we are in conf South easy. If we all stick together we can do it
    6 points
  35. It is something I've been aware of on the hill and I will be addressing it don't know about the East Side character, we have so many positives on and off the field which I promise won't be spoilt by a few
    6 points
  36. We were absolutely immense last night! We played some really good football and i thought we created the lionshare of the chances with their keeper making a few cracking saves! I don't think many keepers would of saved Charlie's goal, what an absolute screamer! Sutton and Parcell seemed back on it and it was good to see George skinning full backs again! How on earth was that scramble at the end kept out!! Its a shame we couldn't play like that Saturday as we would of wiped the floor with Corinthians!
    6 points
  37. Digits

    Worthing

    He aint that good at the moment 😂
    6 points
  38. At the moment this is all a bit embarrassing. FA Trophy winners, loads of momentum going into the new season yet here we are, languishing towards the bottom of the table and knocked out of both cups by sides who, let's face it, were pretty rubbish. I really feel for the players, no-one wants to lose, they are busting a gut to turn this around but it's just not happening. We've done well off the pitch in terms of attracting sponsors etc but our squad was never big enough to cope with the rigours of a new season. Last season we could operate with a squad of 15/16 players when we're playing once every 4 weeks but not when playing twice a week and with the inevitable injuries and suspensions. So when we did get those injuries (granted - more than we would have expected) we end up scrambling around in the "transfer" market bringing in players who simply aren't good enough - players from clubs 2 levels below the level we're playing at. It's no wonder our form is poor. It's also very sad to see lads like Sak Hassan leave. He's a very good player now and will be even better in the future but without any means to develop him or give him competitive game time he's going to want to leave. We have no Academy, no U21 side and no U23 side where players coming through our youth set up can play competitively and follow a pathway to the first team. You can almost guarantee that the lads that make up our U18s side now will move onto new clubs at the end of the season. We bring these players on, nurture them, educate them, yet lose them because there's no route to the first team. Final point, on the subject of communication .. I'd love to be able to provide more info and insights on the website as to player availability etc but the club simply does not share any of this info. We (the HFCSA) have asked for years to get formal communications going with the club especially with social media so important but all requests simply fall on deaf ears. It's frustrating, especially when we find the Romford Recorder have more info on the club than appears on the club's own website. But a culture change is needed to address that and let's face it, that won't happen. On a positive note .. despite the doom and gloom this squad, assuming it stays injury free, is easily good enough to start climbing the table. For 3 or 4 of our previous games we should have been out of sight by half time but either through poor finishing or good goalkeeping we haven't been and have been made to pay for it second half when we've not been able to hit the same heights. We need a scrappy 1-0, then the wins will start to come and the play-offs will soon be within reach.
    5 points
  39. Never in doubt... again. oh my shattered nerves. I will revisit this thread when I have gathered my thoughts. Parcell defending. wright banks-esque save. the whole HEART showed from the team in EVERY area. the second half performance. we bossed them, my goodness. my shattered nerves. holy hell. etc. love you all
    5 points
  40. Literally just stopped crying. What an amazing game. Hornchurch just doesn't know when they're beaten. Never thought anything would top Weymouth but today has done it. It is going to take a while to sink in that our next game is at Wembley (and not Wembley FC, the other one!) Well done to everyone and Karma for Tina as well
    5 points
  41. Some of us Urchin fans have decided to try and raise a bit towards the away costs for the trip to Darlington. Any donations can be made on GoFundMe - https://gofund.me/2a27aac0
    5 points
  42. oh my goodness. oh my shattered nerves. what a professional and clever performance. soaked up some unbelievable pressure and absolutely made the most of our chances. credit to quakers tv - what a professional set up. think their co-commentator a little bit bitter from 2003 still. I am just so happy for the club and the team. the season continues!!
    5 points
  43. A league above and they were playing for penalties. Did they not watch the Kings Lynn or Oxford City highlights? Beat us in 90 minutes or go home sobbing!
    5 points
  44. Morning to you and thanks for commenting on our post. Unfortunately I am not a member on your linnets forum but am guessing you may be? Having read some of the comments on there I feel as though some explanation is needed - - Hornchurch Supporters Association is a non profit part of the club who support the club and raise money for charity as well as fundraising for community projects. - we spent near on £1000 of our money to buy the camera, microphones etc to film games for our fans. (Kings Lynn Game would have been the 1st) - these games were going to be streamed for FREE to all fans. If fans wanted to they could donate however much they wanted for the free stream but this wasn’t necessary. We were doing this for the fans and the community - money donated would’ve gone towards paying for the filming equipment although we know we wouldn’t have got the £1000 back - the game is now £7 thanks to lots of hard work from our club to yours to make it fair for all fans to watch during the current climate. The chairman of Hornchurch is gifting fans who buy the game a £5 bar credit when we open again. This is obviously more then the £3.50 we will get from Kings Lynn for the streaming fee. I feel the above explains a lot of harsh comments on the Linnets forum and hopefully there will be a lot more understanding now that we wanted to give this game to the fans for free! If you’re happy to post the above it would be much appreciated Good Luck Saturday, Luke
    5 points
  45. Urchins

    Recent behaviour

    Thanks Luke. If as much energy had gone into encouraging our own players as was directed at opposition players and the referee in the form of abuse, then we might have won last night. Abuse thrown at opposition players only makes them more determined in my opinion - I hope I'm not the only one who can see that. I'll shut up now.
    5 points
  46. Dear All, Apologies for the confusion yesterday with this but I can now confirm this is going ahead!! This year unfortunately the annual cricket game cannot go ahead due to certain restrictions put on the cricket club by the ECB so instead we have something different planned..... Sunday 30th August at the football club the bar will be open and there will be a bbq on the go too! We will also have rounders set up on the pitch as well as access to a quick cricket set. This is a family event so bring your friends, bring your children, bring you family and let’s raise some funds for the football club as well as having a good time and a laugh! Any questions let me know, Luke.
    5 points
  47. Tomorrow would have been the last game of the season so I have found something special to put a smile on your face which hopefully will last until we begin again, hopefully, in August. It's from about 11 years ago (!) and is a game that has become legendary - Weymouth v AFC Hornchurch in the 4th Qualifying Round of the FA Cup from October 2008. https://youtu.be/kvlLt27q9Fs Enjoy. As usual, any problems let me know. PS Next week would have been the play-off final. Whether we would have been involved in it or not we'll never know, but I'll try and dig something out for that weekend too. I have something in mind - I've just got to find it 🙂
    5 points
  48. Fat Tom Daley

    Yesterday’s match

    https://www.hornchurchfc.com/2020/02/club-statement/ Club statement
    5 points
  49. Wow, what a performance, where did that come from? Not many of us were expecting that, especially when we saw the team without the likes of Sam Hatton, Sam Youngs and Ken Charles (and Mario Noto also unavailable from the bench). What we saw was an assured professional outing, 3 good goals (touch of handball for the second?) and, most pleasingly, a clean sheet! Hard to believe that was, I think, our 9th clean sheet of the season but our first for over 2 months. All the boys put in a real shift on a cold night - stand out performers for me were Junior Mubayi (a really mature performance) and Nathan Livings, but I also heard others giving their personal MoM to Lyle Della-Verde and Ryan Blackman and there were others who had great games too. Crucially, everybody played their part and the management deserve their own congratulations after a lot of recent criticism. Andy Leese was very quick to point out this counts for nothing if we don't do it again against Hornchurch on Saturday (who, by the way, lost last night - we're now 1 point off the play-offs, so everything to play for!). One final point - a lot of us air our opinions on here, and are right to do so, but let's have a thought for the level of commitment put in by players, management team, directors, volunteers and supporters on behalf of our club. The team coach got back to the stadium at just before 1am last night and everybody then had their own onward journeys, with many needing to get up for work this morning. I've been able to enjoy Premier League football more than most this year but, not for the first time this season, last night left me proud to be an Enfield Town supporter. I only wish more people would join us to experience the highs (and lows) of non-league football.
    5 points
  50. Tough draw but got faith in Mark and the boys to be in the hat Monday
    5 points
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