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  1. DEPARTURE TIME - 11 45am ADULTS - £15 CONCESSIONS - £10 Ray Ian Tony Laurence Wivvers Brian G #1 Brian G #2 . Peter. . . . . . . .
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    COACH TO MARGATE

    Tuesday 23-October-2018 DEPATURE TIME - 4 pm ADULTS - £15 CONCESSIONS - £10 1 - Graham 2 - Ray 3 - Ian 4 - Harry S 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 - 11- 12- 13- 14- 15-
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    COACH TO BURGESS HILL

    NEW TIME OF DEPARTURE - NOW 11.30 a.m
  4. HAMPTON & RICHMOND - F.A. CUP DEPARTURE TIME - 11.15 am ADULTS - £15 CONCESSIONS - £10 1 - Ray Stainer 2 - Peter 3 - Ian 4 - Ann 5 - Blackballed 6 - Derek 7 - Anthony 8 - Laurence 9 - Harry S 10 - John Wheeler 11 - Pete Beatz 12 - Jack 13 - Ozz 14 - Rhys 15 -
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    COACH TO BURGESS HILL

    DEPARTURE TIME - 11.30 am PLEASE NOTE NEW TIME ADULTS - £15 CONCESSIONS - £10 1 - Laurence 2 - Anthony 3 - Ray Stainer 4 - David Stainer 5 - Blackballed 6 - Ian 7 - Peter 8 - Ann 9 - Joe Earl 10 - 11 - 12 - 13 - 14 - 15 -
  6. Saturday 22-September-2018 - FA Cup HORNCHURCH 2 EAST GRINSTEAD 1 HFC -, Chafer, Bentley, Porter, Clark, Cooper, Warner (Boakye-Yiadom 88), Livings (Hursit 80), Spence, Marks (McKenzie 85), Purcell, Coker. Unused subs: Fairweather-Johnson, Hogan, Saunders, Collis EG - Ceesay, Boulding, Miller-Neave, Wilson, Emptage, Johnson, Mazzone, Yao (Conway 71), Landais, Smith, Mongoy] Subs - Sargent, Cooney, Bray, Everitt, Taylor Officials - Michael Robertsonb-Fant with Dominic Wynter and John Hyde Scorers - Purcell 46 (H) - Lqndais 50 (EG) - Marks 57 (H) Bookings - Cooper 45+2 (H) - Johnson 84 ((EG) OFF - Mongoy 87 (EG) Attendance 227 Duration 47.00 + 50.00 HORNCHURCH 2 EAST GRINSTEAD 1 It was a wet and miserable afternoon, and at times, the football matched the weather as Hornchurch struggled against their visitors from a lower division, who however played a lot better than their league standing indicated. Hornchurch created plenty of openings but were unable to turn their first half superiority into goals, whilst at times in the second half it seemed that their slender lead might not be enough to take them into the next round. The first chance of the match fell to Jordan Clark, after a Nathan Livings free kick was headed on by Sean Marks, but the shot was deflected for a corner. Goalkeeper Sheikh Ceesay was fortunate when he mistimed a centre from Jay Porter, and Brad Warner’s shot was turned around the post by a defender. East Grinstead only rarely threatened in the first half, their first opening coming from a short corner to Ryan Johnson that ended with the ball eluding everyone as it came across. Hornchurch came back strongly, with Marks finding Warner, but his shot was comfortably saved by Ceesay. George Purcell fired over from thirty yards with a shot on the turn, and back at the other end Callum Chafer saved a poorly struck shot by Orlando Smith. Purcell went close again when he moved on to Jay Porter’s cross, and Ceesay did well to hold a hard drive by Lewwis Spence. Hornchurch almost took the lead on the half hour when Porter and Marks linked up to give Purcell a shooting chance, the ball beating Ceesay only to be cleared off the line. Four minutes from the interval Ceesay saved from Marks, who had moved on to a Nathan Livings free kick. One minute into the second half, a long throw from Alex Bentley found its way to George Purcell, who turned and volleyed the ball home. Five minutes later East Grinstead were back on level terms, when George Landais moved in from the left and neatly curled his shot around Chafer and into the net. Hornchurch regained the lead when another long Bentley throw was played out to Purcell on the elft. He cut inside and pulled the ball back across goal, for Sean Marks to finish off from close range. East Grinstead had difficulty in defending the long throws from Bentley, and they almost conceded another goal when his throw reached Marks, whose shot was tipped over by Ceesay. A Tobi Coker shot landed on the roof of the net, and a Spence close range shot was cleared off the line. East Grinstead almost drew level when a Porter clearance hit Purcell and rebounded to Jack Conway, but an alert Chafer came quickly out to save. Ryan Johnson was then shown a red card for a late challenge on Sean Marks, the referee conferring with his linesman before making his decision. Nani Boakye-Yiadom almost scored with his first touch of the ball, and Hornchurch had little difficulty in playing out the remaining few minutes, as the rain continued to fall steadily.
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    Weymouth away - FA Cup

    So what are the best goals? My own choice is Simon Parker at Weymouth. Chris Maynard at Arlesey. George Purcell at Dulwich. And not to forget Jamie Soujthon at St Alban's. And of course Sean Marks at Enfield this season.
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    BASILDON UTD 0 HORNCHURCH 1

    My mistake - the actual attendance was 120.
  9. Tuesday 18-September-2018 - LEAGUE CUP BASILDON UNITED 0 HORNCHURCH 1 BU - Wheatley, Mead, Worrell, Skeels, Whitby (Spooner 71), Turpin, Asamoah (Moses 45), Quadri, Bowers, Kendall (Adlington-Pile 76), Placid Subs - Phillips, Spooner, Burgess HFC - Chafer, Collis (Hursit 81), Bentley, Smith, Cooper, Warner, Livings, Hogan, Fairweather-Johnson, Junior (Marks 78) Coker (Purcell 90+2) Subs - Marks, Purcell, Spence, Hursit, Clark Scorer - Warner 25 Attendance 120 Bookings - Kendall 62 (BU) - Whitby 65 (BU) BASILDON UNITED 0 HORNCHURCH 1 Hornchurch almost took a first minute lead, when Tobi Coker broke through, his shot being saved by Connor Wheatley. With a strong cross wind causing problems to both teams, Hornchurch had further chances, Theo Fairweather-Johnson pulling a shot wide of the post, and Coker missing a good opportunity, firing over the bar when well positioned. On 24 minutes Hornchurch took the lead when Bradley Warner sent in a free kick that ended up in the far corner of the net. Hornchurch won two corners in quick succession, on the half hour. Warner went close from the first corner, and the second found Ruben Junior, whose shot came back off a defender. Five minutes before the interval, Callum Chafer was called into action, making a comfortable save. Two minutes into the second half, Nathan Cooper went close with a header, and when Junior broke through, his shot took a deflection for a corner. Warner took the corner, and the ball fell to Connor Hogan, but his shot went narrowly wide. On 53 minutes Hogan played the ball to Nathan Livings, but his shot was just wide of the goal. Hornchurch enjoyed the better of the territorial play and Leon Smith went close with a header from a Warner corner on 64 minutes, and two minutes later a Warner free kick beat the defence but landed on the roof of the net. On 78 minutes a Dave Collis free kick found Nathan Copper, whose header hit the post and the ball was cleared. Sean Marks came on for Ruben Junior, and with two minutes to play he almost got onto the scoresheet when he lobbed the ball over Wheatley but a defender got back in time to clear. As the match entered stoppage time Jamie Hursit took a return pass from Makes, but his shot drifted wide of the goal. Less than a minute later Marks got on to the end of a Hogan cross but was just wide of the target.
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    DORKING WANDERERS 3 HORNCHURCH 3

    Before the match there were complaints about the pitch, which was far too soft, and the masses of black pellets made it a lot worse as the match wore on. I doubt very much that a goalkeeper is very happy in getting a face full of rubber pellets each time he goes down for a ball. Dorking are used to playing on that surface - Hornchurch are not, and that may well in part explain what went wrong in the second half.
  11. Saturday 15-September-2018 DORKING WANDERERS 3 HORNCHURCH 3 DW - Huk, Sheridan, El-Abd, Dyett, Beckles (O’Sullivan), McManus, Richards, Moore, Prior, Lavery, McShane (Beard 84) Subs - Boulter, Sole, Gallaghar Hornchurch: Chafer, Hursit, Porter, Smith, Cooper, Clark, Bentley, Spence, Marks (Junior 90+1), Purcell (Fairweather-Johnson 84), Coker (Hogan 84). Unused sub: Livings. Officials - Jack Bonnick with Damian Mirzaden and Joshua Kasper Scorers - Spence 16 (H) - Coker 23 (H) - Cooper 29 (H) - Lavery 49 (D) - Prior 67 (H) - McManus 81 (D) Bookings - El-Abd 56 (D) - Chafer 71 (H) - Coker 81 (D) Attendance 334 Duration - 48.00 + 49.00 DW - red and white stripes / blue / red H - all yellow DORKING WANDERERS 3 HORNCHURCH 3 Hornchurch eased into a three goal half time lead, missed two chances either side of the interval, and then found themselves struggling as Dorking came back strongly. Dorking are another team who now have a 3G surface, and it took some time to get used to the clouds of black rubber that came up whenever the ball bounced, or when a player kicked the ball. Play was held up for some time after only two minutes when Jason Prior needed attention, and when it resumed Tobi Coker signalled what was to come with a hard shot that Slavomir Huk saved well. Dorking quickly moved upfield and a Niall McManus shot went high over the bar, at the Box Hill end of the ground. Hornchurch had the better of the play, and George Purcell went close when he turned inside a defender, with Huk making a fine save from Purcell’s hard shot. Hornchurch opened the scoring on the quarter-hour mark when a good cross in by George Purcell was finsiehd off at the far post by Lewwis Spence. And it was 2-0 on 23 minutes when Tobi Coker reacted quickest to convert a rebound, when an initial shot rebounded off Dorking keeper Huk. Callum Chafer saved well from Jerome Beckles but play was largely confined to the other end, and Hornchurch went further ahead when Nathan Cooper met a Purcell corner to power his header hard into the net. It was almost four when a Jamie Hursit free kick found Leon Smith at the far post, but Huk got a hand to the ball and it was booted away to safety. On the stroke of half time Purcell moved in from the left, rounded a defender, and his shot beat Huk only to come back off the post. Purcell fired wide after rounding Huk three minutes into the second half and Dorking made him pay less than a minute later as Kieran Lavery pulled the first goal back on 49 minutes, to inspire a remarkable comeback. On 56 minutes Sami El-Abd was fortunate to escape with only a yellow card after a late challenge on Tobi Coker, the referee speaking at length to his linesman before making his decision, with many expecting a straight red, but arguably correct as the incident was more out of frustration than intent. It was a one-goal game midway through the half when Jason Prior netted Dorking’s second and the home side, after hitting the crossbar on 73 minutes, and play switched to the other end where Spence went close. Dorkign were back on terms with nine minutes remaining as Niall McManus beat Callum Chafer. Dorking swarmed all around the Hornchurch goal for the remaining ten minutes, with Chafer making three excellent saves to keep the ball out, and another header going wide of the post, and Hornchurch had to settle for just one point, when they should really have been home and dry by half time. But if a 3G pitch is the way forward, do we really have to put up with clouds of black pellets every few seconds?
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    COACH TO DORKING

    The coach to DORKING will leave the ground at midday (12 noon). ADULTS - £15 CONCESSIONS - £10 1 - Ray Stainer 2 - Ian 3 - Annie 4 - Ponytail Pete 5 -Tony Middleton 6 - Anthony 7 - Lawrence 8 - Brian G 9 - Steph Fisher 10 - Pete Beatz 11 - Jack 12 - John S 13 - 14 - 15 -
  13. Saturday 08-September-2018 - F.A. CUP HORNCHURCH 1 HARROW BOROUGH 0 HFC - Chafer, Hursit, Porter, Warner, Cooper ©, Clark, Bentley, Spence (Coker 81), Marks (Fairweaterher-Johnson 63), Purcell (Junior 90), Livings Subs - McKenzie, Collis HB - Al Droubi, Moore, Haugh, Preddie, Fenton, Gough, O’Connor, Brown (Rush 83), Moss ©, Bryan, Cole (Keita 46) Subs - Richards, Patel, McLeod, Pearce Officials - Ryan Head with Paul Stratton and Andrew Simmonds Scorer - Warner 49 Bookings - Cole 45 (HB) - Moore 66 (HB) - O’Connor 90+3 (HB) - Bentley 90+4 (H) Duration 46.00 + 53.00 Attendance 324 HORNCHURCH 1 HARROW BOROUGH 0 Hornchurch maintained their unbeaten start to the season with a hard-fought and at times nervous win over Southern League Harrow Borough, who could arguably have merited a replay. Both defences had plenty to do, with George Moore and Mitchai Gough outstanding for Harrow, and Alex Bentley, Nathan Cooper and Jamie Hursit returning the compliment at the other end. Hornchurch started confidently, wining two corners, and Brad Warner went close with a well-struck shot from outside the area. Warner again went close when a Jamie Hursit throw reached George Purcell, who touched back to Warner, with Alfed Al Droubi saving well. At the other end Callum Chafer saved from Michael Bryan, and Ryan Haugh headed wide. Alex Bentley then sent a long ball over to Warner, with Al Droubi saving. Callum Chafer reacted quickly to save from Ryan Moss, with Jordan Clark completing the clearance, and as half time approached, Al Droubi fielded a hard free kick from Warner, and Lewwis Spence sent in a shot that flashed past the post. Harrow came out strongly after the interval, a Moore shot going over the bar, but the all-important goal arrived on 49 minutes when a long ball from the right landed at the feet of Brad Warner on the other side of the area. Warner sidestepped a defender, appeared to have left it too late, but then fired hard into the net for the only goal of the game. Sean Marks got on to the end of a Warner cross, but his shot went the wrong side of the post. Harrow began to press forward, with Moore prominent in many of their moves, and Moore fired a hard free kick into the defensive wall, with both Bentley and Cooper making important tackles to deny visiting attacks. Another Harrow free kick, ten yards outside the area, came back off the defensive wall, and Jay Porter did well to prevent a rapid run on the right flank. On 75 minutes Al Droubi made an excellent double save, firstly from Warner and then from Nathan Livings, as the pressure mounted. The referee indicated four minutes for stoppages, and a long range shot came back off the bar, and back at the other end Al Droubi saved well from Ruben Junior who had only just come onto the pitch. The four minutes dragged on to eight minutes, during which tempers boiled over when Harrow refused to return the ball after Chafer had thrown it out of play due to an injury, and when Al Droubi came up for a corner, the Harrow defence was left stranded, only for the break upfield to be stopped by a somewhat wild tackle, which again sent tempers a fraction too high. But Hornchurch held out to take the £6,000 prize money and a ticket into the next round.
  14. Saturday 01-September-2018 HORNCHURCH 1 CARSHALTON ATHLETIC 1 HFC - Chafer, Bentley, Porter, Clark, Cooper ©, Warner (Hursit 73), Saunders, Spence (Hogan 78), McKenzie, Purcell (Fairweather-Johnson 88), Livings Subs - Leon Smith, Collis CA - Bishop, Davidson-Phipps, Dudley, Morath-Gibbs, Cheadle, Korboa, Aziaya (Adeniyi 78), Hamilton-Downes, Mendy (Bradford 57), Dixon (Sterling-Parker68), Dos Santos Subs - Price, Philips Officials - David Harrison with James Masson and Mark Pond Scorers - Purcell 39p (H) - Dos Santos 83 (CA) Bookings - Warner 23 (H) - Livings 59 (H) Attendance 211 Duration 47.00 + 49.00 H - all red CA - all white HORNCHURCH 1 CARSHALTON ATHLETIC 1 Hornchurch kept their unbeaten record intact with a home draw against Carshalton, in a match where they should have been comfortably ahead at half time. After the interval it was a different story, as Carshalton, inspired by their substitute, Tommy Bradford, gave the home defence a torrid time, until they deservedly drew level seven minutes from time. In heatwave conditions both sides went close early on, Brad Warner for Hornchurch and Jordan Cheadle for Carshalton, but play was largely confined to midfield, until Hornchurch, with George Saunders looking dangerous on the wing, began to find gaps in the visiting defence. A Saunders cross was deflected for a corner, but Cheadle dealt confidently with the ball as it came over from Brad Warner, and another corner was headed away to safety, as Hornchurch applied steady pressure. A George Purcell shot from thirty yards went over, and Hornchurch were unfortunate when Lewwis Spence fired in a hard drive that came back off the post, and Leon McKenzie followed up, only to be denied by Billy Bishop. Hornchurch went ahead six minutes from half time when George Purcell, homing I on goal, was sent crashing to the ground, and it was Purcell who picked himself up to slot home the resultant penalty. In the final minute of the half a Cheadle free kick rebounded off the wall to safety. The second half was a different story as the home defence was put under considerable pressure, although Callum Chafer had only a handful of shots to deal with, thanks to some excellent defensive work, with Nathan Cooper outstanding. A Ricky Korboa cross was cleared by Jay Porter, but Dos Santos, along with substitute Tommy Bradford, began to cause the home defence a lot of problems. Back at the other end Nathan Livings sliced a shot wide after a Saunders cross had been only half cleared, but play quickly moved back to the windmill end of the ground where Jerson Dos Santos put a shot wide. But it was Dos Santos who equalised when he followed up to score from close range after a shot had come back off the post. Hornchurch replied with two corners in quick succession, but they were unable to find a way through a well-drilled defence, and the match ended with neither teams able to claim the points.
  15. Monday 27-August-2018 BRIGHTLINGSEA REGENT 1 HORNCHURCH 1 BR - Bradbrook, Amass (Ager 74), Jake Gould, Morgan (Lewis 74), Josh Gould, Cripps, Keys, Turner, Hunt, Hood, Clowsley (Baxter 83) Subs - Alex Taylor, Thomas Dunningham HFC - Chafer, Bentley, Porter, Clark, Cooper, Hogan, Warner, Spence, Marks (McKenzie 74), Purcell, Saunders (Fairweather-Johnson 85) Subs - Hursit, Livings, Collis Officials - Karl Sear with Patrick Yates and Thomas Way Scorers - Hunt 4 (BR) - Warner 68 (H) Bookings - Keys 41 (BR) - Spence 49 (H) - Warner 73 (H) Attendance 212 Duration - 47.00 + 50.00 BR - red and black stripes / black / black H - all yellow BRIGHTLINGSEA REGENT 1 HORNCHURCH 1 Hornchurch left Brightlingsea with one point, after being denied a penalty and having a seemingly good goal disallowed, just two of some unusual decisions in an even match. Brightlingsea’s Josh Gould was making his 250th appearance, and it was the home side who took an early lead, when Lewwis Spence was dispossessed in midfield, and Billy Hunt moved past Alex Bentley, before crossing low into the middle, where Jake Taylor finished off with a powerful shot. Hornchurch almost levelled four minutes later, when Sean Marks glanced a header from Spence’s free-kick past the far post, and a Brad Warner free kick was a fraction too far ahead of Marks, with Matt Cripps hammering the ball away. On 17 minutes George Purcell fell heavily under a challenge from two defenders, but the loud appeals for a penalty were ignored, and three minutes later George Keys was booked for a foul on Bradley Warner, whose well-flighted free kick found Jordan Clark, before the ball was scrambled away. On 22 minutes Sean Marks lobbed the ball over James Bradbrook in the home goal, but the ball hit the post and went out for a goal kick. Pressure mounted on the home defence, with Marks prominent, and Hornchurch almost found a way through when George Saunders played the ball in from the right which Marks stabbed goalwards, but it was parried away by Bradbrook and went out for a corner via a defender. Nathan Cooper and Connor Hogan both went close, and, two minutes before the interval, Purcell ran on to a George Saunders pass, and his hard shot looked like going into the net until it hit Marks on the back. On the stroke of half time Saunders sped down the right, and pulled the ball back to Purcell, whose hard shot crashed into the net, a fraction after the whistle had blown for a somewhat questionable offside, as Purcell was behind the ball when it was crossed. Within seconds of the restart, Purcell crossed from the left and although Marks dived to head the ball, it lacked power and Bradbrook saved. Brightlingsea replied when a Terry Amoss header skimmed g the bar, and shortly afterwards Spence was booked for a foul on Jake Closeley. Both Purcell and Hogan went close as Hornchurch came forward, now finding gaps in the home defence, and a Saunders cross just eluded Hogan in front of goal. Back at the other end both Hunt and Turner went close, but the pressure was mounting and when a home clearance was played back upfield, Purcell flicked on to Brad Warner who ran forward and fired in an unstoppable shot, to the massed delight of the away following behind the goal. Warner was perhaps harshly booked for a mistimed tackle, whilst a dreadful challenge on Bentley went unpunished, as did two successive fouls on Cooper. Leon McKenzie came on for Marks, and Theo Fairweather-Johnson replaced the impressive Saunders, but Hornchurch were unable to find a way through in the remaining few minutes.
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