The Urchins welcome Witham Town to the Bridge on Tuesday night looking to extend their current unbeaten league run which stands at 10 games.  The Urchins last tasted defeat at the hands of Soham Town Rangers on October 15th.

In previous games the Urchins have created the chances to win games but have often left with draws but on Saturday the scoring boots were well on and truly on as they comfortably brushed aside Ware, 4-0.  Whilst the win didn’t move Hornchurch up the table – they remain in 10th place – they have gained ground on many of the teams above them and are now only 4 points behind Bowers & Pitsea who occupy 5th place, the final play-off position.

Witham Town are 3 places and 5 points worse off than Hornchurch and throughout the season have flirted with the play-off positions.  Recent form though has been mixed having won only 1 of their last 6, but they have won at Bury Town and earned good recent draws against Cheshunt and Aveley so the Urchins can expect a tough game on Tuesday.

Ryman League Current Form
AFC Hornchurch: DDWDDW (8th)
Witham Town: LWDDLL (20th)

Match Details
Date: Tuesday 13th December
Kick off: 7:45pm
Venue: Bridge Avenue, Upminster, Essex, RM14 2LX
Admission: Adults: £10; Concessions (65+): £6; 12 – 16 year olds: £3; Under 12s: £FREE


PREVIOUS GAMES AND CONNECTIONS

PREVIOUS MATCHES

HORNCHURCH v WITHAM TOWN

F.A. Vase
Sat – 17-Oct-87 – H – Witham Town – 0-2 – Joyce – Christmas – Harris – McCarthy – Porter – Pratten – Berry – Aarons – Brett – McDonald – Blakebrough – Wallace / 8 – – Fosh

Isthmian League

IL – Sat – 24-Oct-87 – A – Witham Town – 0-3 – Joyce – Christmas – Johnson – McCarthy – Porter – Wallace – Berry – Aarons – Brett – McDonald – Rhodes – Ahern / 6 – Torpey

IL – Thu – 17-Mar-88 – H – Witham Town – 0-2 – Joyce – Christmas – Linnell – Johnson – Torpey – Armstrong – Mitchell – McDonald – Brett – Berry – Kerslake – Pratten / 8 – Taylor / 5

IL – Tue – 27-Dec-88 – H – Witham Town – 0-3 – Joyce – Goddard – Christmas – Torpey – Kerslake – Roser – Linnell – Berry – Brett – Jukes – Tuohy – Adams / 11 – O’Dea / 4

IL – Sat – 29-Apr-89 – A – Witham Town – 2-1 – Lyons – Taylor – O’Dea – Torpey – Goddard – Roser – Linnell – Berry – Allen – Jukes 2 – Kerslake

IL – Sat – 11-Nov-89 – A – Witham Town – 1-4 – Desborough – Taylor – O’Dea – Hazelwood 1 – Flynn 1 – Christmas – n/k – Berry – Tappin – Jukes – Linnell

IL – Sat – 14-Apr-90 – H – Witham Town – 2-1 – Desborough – Goddard – Robinson – Roser – Christmas – Tappin – Torpey – Berry – Fosh – Jukes 2 – Linnell – Wilsmore – Wenborn

IL – Tue – 04-Sep-90 – A – Witham Town – 0-3 – Desborough – Bulgen – Scawthorn – Roser – Tappin – Goddard – Schwenn – Berry – Sexton – Hendricks – Edkins

IL – Sat – 29-Dec-90 – H – Witham Town – 4-1 – Desborough – Cooper J – Gildersleve – Bulgen – Smith G – Cooper K 1 – Allen 1 – Berry – Sexton – Flynn T – Moriarty 1 – Lovell / 3 – own goal – Edkins

IL – Sat – 30-Sep-00 – A – Witham Town – 1-1 – 80 – Bowd – Cox – Hart – Rivers – Jopson – Constantinou – Neville – Lowery – Wolff 1 – Cripps – Fletcher – Creswell – Rothon – O’Brien

IL – Thu – 26-Apr-01 – H – Witham Town – 1-1 – 65 – Bowd – Apicella – Jopson – Fletcher L – Tungate – Bates – Wood – Lowery – Jones – Cripps – Dyson – Barnes / 10 – Todd / 8 – Rothon / 5

IL – Tue – 25-Sep-01 – H – Witham Town – 1-1 – 70 – Sanders – Tungate – Bates – Piller – Jopson – Hawley – Fox – Wolff – Cripps 1 – Bower – Constantinou – Dyson / 7 – Creswell / 8 – Taylor / 11

IL – Sat – 23-Feb-02 – A – Witham Town – 1-1 – 63 – Wood – Woodman – Apicella – McDonald – Jopson – Bates – Bower 1 – Dyson – Marsden – Cripps – Elder – Pyne / 11 – Rothon / 7 – Fletcher

IL1N – Sat – 25-Nov-06 – A – Witham Town – 7-0 – 133 – Brightly – Bostock – Glozier – Purdie – McFarlane 1 – Tomlinson – Cross 1 – Janney 1 – Lee K – Parker S 1 – Styles – Foyewa 2 / 9 – Gasper – Southon – Collins 1 / 6 – Fletcher / 4

IL1N – Tue – 06-Mar-07 – H – Witham Town – 7-1 – 244 – Brightly – Fletcher – Glozier – Purdie – McFarlane – Fiddes – Cross 2 – Janney – Lee K 3 – Parker S – Southon – Foyewa 1 / 9 – Gasper – Styles / 2 – Collins 1 / 11 – Sadler

IL, Sat, 02/01/16, H, Witham Town, 2-0, 219, Mott, Coyne, Chouman, May, Cooper, Goodacre, Knight, Styles, McKenzie, Purcell 1, Bentley, Collis / 4 90, Luke 1 / 9 68, Poku, Dove

IL, Mon, 11/04/16, A, Witham Town, 4-0, 112, Mott, Chouman, Luke, Styles, Cooper, Goodacre, Thompson, Collis 1, Knight 2, Purcell, Symons, Dove / 11 89, May / 10 81, Freeman / 7 82, McKenzie, Eyong, own goal 1

Isthmian League Cup

LC 2 – Tue – 20-Jan-09 – H – Witham Town – 2-0 – 141 – Brightly – Barnard – Coyne – Goodfellow – McFarlane – Gray – Curley 1 – Green – Lee – Wall 1 – Tomlinson – Parker / 9 – Styles / 8 – Green J – Valentine – Stuart-Evans / 6

Essex Senior Cup

Essex Senior Cup 1 – Sat – 19-Oct-74 – A – Witham Town – 4-0 – Powell – White – Ferguson 1 – Taylor – Dearman – Goddard – Scrivener – Hale – Noonan 1 – Jacotine – O’Dell 2

ESC 2 – Tue – 21-Nov-95 – A – Witham Town – 1-2 – Curtis – Bulgen – Beard – Fleming – Mullaly – Johnson – Wright 1 – Cox – Risley – Ardley – Wills – Cowley – Meadows / 11 – Wicks

Other Matches

F – Tue – 10-Aug-76 – H – Witham Town – 4-0 – full line up not known – scorers – Delea 1 – Noonan 1 – Chapman 1 – Cullen 1

F – Mon – 13-Aug-79 – A – Witham Town – 0-2 – Halsey – Gladwin – Sammons – Kingston – Ellis – O’Dell – Moorcroft 2 – Armstrong – Edgar – Mitchell – Donovan – Marson / 6 – Smith / 2 – McEvoy / 8

F – Sat – 09-Aug-80 – A – Witham Town – 0-3 – Holland – Pedder – Goddard – Sammons – Reynolds – O’Dell – Gaine – Anderson – Cole – Bennett – Roche – Carvell / 4

23-Jul-94 – A – Witham Town – 1-1 – Scorer : Bulgen

16/07/2013 – A – Witham Town – 2-0 – FH – Baxter – Coyne – Duncan – Hayles – Smith – Daley – Curley – Griffiths – Tuohy – Eyong 1 – Spencer
SH – Allick – Starkey – Walshe – Styles – Love – May – Glover – Bourne – Purcell 1 – Thomas – Odesola – Gayle / 11 80

IL – Tue – 09/12/14 – H – Witham Town – 2-1 – 113 – Mott – Coyne – Bentley – Styles – Roast – Curley – Christou – Johnson – Tuohy – Purcell 1 – Malcolm 1 – Gogo / 9 84 – Luke / 8 58 – Joseph / 11 90+1 – Marshall-Katung – Homans

IL – Sat – 07/03/15 – A – Witham Town – 1-2 – 174 – Mott – Homans – Bourne – Styles – Johnson – Curley – Joseph – May – Bishop – Purcell 1p – Nwachuku – Tuohy / 9 53 – Luke / 11 61 – Gogo – Coyne – Roast

DEBUT

Josh Griffiths – 6/7/2013

CONNECTIONS (40)

Kevin Ahern – Witham Town, Harlow Town, Witham Town, Chelmsford City, Tiptree – Hornchurch – Witham Town

Dave Allen – Hornchurch – Basildon Utd, Rainham, Witham Town, Aveley, Concord Rangers, Brentwood Town

Leon Antoine – Chalfont St Peter 2003, Stansted, Leyton 2005, Maldon 2006, Aveley 2006, Tilbury 2006, Boreham Wood 2007, Redbridge 2007, Canvey 2008, Braintree 2009 – Hornchurch2009-10 (5 / 0) – Billericay 2009, Heybridge Swifts 2009, Bishop’s Stortford 2010, Harlow 2011, Brentwood Town 2011, Harlow Town 2013-14, Witham Town, Enfield Town Oct-2014

Sam Baffour – Wimbledon 2013-14 (youth alliance), Dunstable 2013-14, Chertsey 2013-14, Chelmsford City 2014-15 (U21), Romford 2014-15 (0+1 / 0), Barkingside 2015-16 – Hornchurch Sept-2015 – Waltham Abbey Oct-2015, Tower Hamlets Nov-2015, Witham Town Nov-2015

Paul Battram – Colchester Utd, Barking, Aveley – Hornchurch – Gravesend & Northfleet, Welling Utd, Gravesend & Northfleet, Billericay, Harlow Town, Erith & Belvedere, Witham Town, Brentwood Town

Sam Baxter – West Ham Academy 2012-13 (14 / 0) – Hornchurch – Witham Town

Frank Bishop – Gillingham 1974-75, Romford 1975 to 1978, Tpnbridge, Leyton Orient, Dartford, Chelmsford City – Hornchurch 1984-85 – Wivenhoe, Heybridge Swifts, Witham Town 1987-88, Woodford Town 1987-88, Braintree (player, reserve team manager, and then manager)

Stuart Cochrane – Hornchurch – Purfleet 1999, Maldon Town, Purfleet, Witham 2000, Aveley 2000

Tony Constantinou – Barnet, Billericay, Witham 1997, Romford – Hornchurch – Harold Wood Athletic, Mountnessing

Nicky Cowley – Hornchurch – Witham Town, Boreham Wood Aug 04, Romford Nov 04 – Hornchurch 2005 – Brentwood 2006, Concord 2007 (2012-13 – 39 / 7)

Russell Cox – Gillingham Billericay Town – Hornchurch – Concord Rangers, Aveley, Barking, Tilbury, Southend Manor – Hornchurch – to Witham 1997, Romford 1998, Tilbury 1999

Billy Crowther – Leyton Orient – Hornchurch – Potters Bar 2007, Brentwood 2008, Leyton 2009, Aveley 2010, Billericay 2010, Tilbury Oct-10, Witham Town (2011 – loan), Hillingdon Borough

Dave Curtis – Barking, Dartford, Aveley – Hornchurch – Barkingside, East Thurrock 1997-98, Witham 1999, Leyton Pennant 2000

David Flynn – Hornchurch – Witham Town

Tony Flynn – Chelmsford City, Dagenham, Clapton, Aveley, East Thurrock, Bishop’s Stortford, Barking, Gravesend & Northfleet – Hornchurch – Witham Town, Leyton Orient (youth team coach, and played for Leyton Orient reserves)

John Frostick – Witham Town, East Thurrock Utd, Clapton, Aveley – Hornchurch – Barkingside

Aaron Gayle – Potters Bar, Bromley, Redbridge, Waltham Abbey, Redbridge, Barking, Chesham Utd Nov-10 – Hornchurch – Harold Wood Athletic (dual registration), Harlow Town (dual registration – 2012-13 – 3 / 1)), Tonbridge Oct-2012 – Hornchurch (pre-season July-2013) – Aveley (2013-14 – 13 / 1) (2014-15 (1+4 / 0), Tower Hamlets Aug-2013 (dual registration), Heybridge Swifts Oct-2014 (20+4 / 4), Witham Town Nov-2015

John Gilliland – Aveley, Witham, Aveley – Hornchurch

Simon Glover – Maidstone Utd, Welling Utd 2001, Dover Athletic 2002, Wycombe Wanderers, Folkestone Invicta, Heybridge Swifts, Ashford Town, Bromley, Tonbridge 2008, Chelmsford City 2009, Maidstone Utd 2010 – Hornchurch – East Thurrock Utd Sept-2013 (8 / 0), Thamesmead Town Jan-2014 (15 / 0), Maldon & Tiptree Nov-2014 (9 / 1), Canvey Island Jan-2015, Chatham Town Feb-2015 (4 / 0), Thamesmead Town 2014-15 (8+3 / 0) – Hornchurch 2015-16 (pre-season), Witham Town

Glen Golby – Tilbury 2000, Witham 2000 – Hornchurch – Brentwood Town 2006, Aveley 2007, Eton Manor, Tilbury 2009, Bethnal Green Utd 2010, Redbridge Oct-2010, Maldon & Tiptree 2012-13 (40 / 1), Tower Hamlets 2013-14 (fual registration)

Dean Green – Waltham Abbey 1997, Farnborough, Dulwich Hamlet, Hampton 2001, Waltham Forest, Staines 2005, Hendon (77 / 22) – Hornchurch – Boreham Wood 2009, Brentwood 2010, Waltham Abbey 2012, Witham Town 2013-14

Craig Johnson – Aveley, Grays Athletic – Hornchurch – Witham Town (manager), Aveley (manager – now secretary), also on Isthmian League board of directors

Kevin Jopson – Kevin Jopson – Witham 1998, East Thurrock 1999 – Hornchurch

Marc Kingston – Witham, Billericay – Hornchurch – Witham, Dulwich Hamlet

Rhys Madden – Hornchurch – Kelvedon Hatch, Enfield Town, Clapton 2007, Witham Town 2008, Aveley 2009, Maldon 2009, Harlow 2010, Maldon & Tiptree 2011, Ware Sep-2011, Brentwood 2013-14

Andy McDonald – Enfield, Aveley – Hornchurch – Heybridge Swifts, Billericay, Canvey Island, Billericay, Wivenhoe, Aveley, Witham, Tilbury

Colin Mitchell – Chelmsford City, Canvey, Bowers Utd, Dagenham – Hornchurch – Basildon Utd, Bowers Utd, Witham, East Thurrock 1989-90

Lee Newton – Witham, Tilbury – Hornchurch (Capital League 2010-11) – Redbridge 2012-13

Colin Norman – Crystal Palace, Plymouth Argyle, Bath City, Minehead, Gravesend & Northfleet, Maidstone Utd, Chelmsford City, Heybridge Swifts, Dulwich Hamlet, Aveley – Hornchurch – Heybridge Swifts, Witham Town, Chelmsford City

Vic O’Dell – Ilford – Hornchurch – Witham – Hornchurch

John Oliver – Tottenham Hotspur, Leyton Orient, Walthamstow Avenue, Barking – Hornchurch – Witham, Collier Row

Spencer Pratten – Junior football – Hornchurch – Chelmsford City, Dagenham – Hornchurch – Witham Town (coach), Billericay (reserve team manager), Witham (manager)

Joe Sweeney – West Ham Utd, Crystal Palace, Brentwood, Aveley – Hornchurch – Grays Athletic, Concord 2009, Brentwood 2009, Aveley 2009, Maldon 2009, Grays Athletic 2011 (2012-13 – 32 / 7), Witham Town 2013-14 (14 / 4)

Paul Taylor – Hornchurch – Chelmsford City – Hornchurch – Harlow Town, Billericay, Witham

Greg Tiffin – Leyton Orient, Bromley 2004, Brentwood Town Sep-06, Concord 2008, Witham 2008, Kelvedon Hatch 2012, Barkingside 2013-14

Ross Wareham – Ipswich Town, Leyton Orient, Witham 2000, Thurrock, Braintree, Billericay 2005, Fisher Athletic 2005 – Hornchurch 2006-07 (10 / 0) – Burnham Ramblers

Arthur Wenborn – Player for Hornchurch 1961 to 1963, Ford Utd (player manager) – Hornchurch (manager) – Witham Town as manager

Robert Wiggs – Hornchurch – Ilford, Witham Town, Ilford, Leyton

Danny Winney – East Thurrock, Dagenham & Redbriedge, Witham, Aveley – Hornchurch – East Thurrock 1997, Romford, East Thurrock

George Young – Aveley, Purfleet, Billericay Town, Burnham Ramblers, Witham Town (player manager) – Hornchurch