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Ryman League - Hornchurch 2 Thurrock 0


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This was what they call a 6 pointer. Not a great game, but a great result for new boss Garry Hill.


We shaded the first half but there were few chances. A Brayley header from a Jon Keeling cross in the 23rd minutes was deflected wide but we took the lead 10 minutes later when Andy Douglas nodded home from 6 yards from a curling Keeling cross.


There were more chances for both sides in the second half. Paul Linger glanced wide when well placed from a Terry Bowes cross 2 minutes in, and three minutes later Andy Douglas showed some quick thinking attempting to lob the ball over the advancing Paul Gothard from close to the touchline only to see it bounce wide. In the 52nd minute a superb Keith Rowland saving tackle prevented Cliff Akurang from getting a clear run on goal and in the 71st minute a long range effort from David Collis flew narrowly over. We sealed the points with 10 minutes to go when a Keith Rowland cross from the bye-line was headed against a defender by Gary Abbott at the far post, and Andy Douglas pounced to sweep the ball in for 2-0. In the last minute Gothard had to be alert to make a superb save from a Jon Keeling shot from the corner of the area.


Line-up:- Gay, Gooding, Rowland, Adedeji, Williams, McGowan, Keeling, Southon, Brayley (Abbott 60), Dougls, J Martin. Subs not used:- Kerrigan, Bradley, R Martin, McCartney (GK).

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and I thought the second was crossed by southon....


Oi...robbie..you aint taking that funny gear again are you mate....it makes you see strange thingies.... <img src="/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/images/graemlins/blush.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/images/graemlins/blush.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/images/graemlins/blush.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/images/graemlins/blush.gif" alt="" />

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I've replayed the video as many times as the Warren Commision watched the Zapruder Footage, and it is difficult to deduce who put the final cross in. Although by a process of deduction...it seems my memory of it might be right..


I thought it was from a set-piece corner. Johnny Keeling passed it quickly to Johnny Martin, who then delivered a lovely ball fo Andy.


[Mind, you post-match beers make Mal a confused chap!] <img src="/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />


Have to give Rob some defence here...as quite often it is the person filming an event does not see the full details, as they are more concerned with getting the events down on film.


Sounds bizarre...but even Abraham Zapruder said he wasn't sure what he was filming at the time when Kennedy was shot. <img src="/images/graemlins/crazy.gif" alt="" />

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What a bloody great performance !


Quick Fast Intelligant passing, tough battling tackles. Well done to Garry a great start and long may it continue.


Well Done Dougie, with no surprise, he was my Man Of The Match. What pace he showed all night long and never stopped running.


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agreed .....if you ever see him back to his form prior to his 'accident' you'll be impressed urchino.....he was very...... very good....


and in spite of earlier adverse comments I thought Abbot used his experience to take the sting out of the game once he came on...a real old pro's performance....


Rowlands was very businesslike as well....a good all round performance and worthy winners in a tough tackling but fair game...



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