The Urchins welcome Dulwich Hamlet to the Bridge on Tuesday evening for what should be a fascinating Ryman League Cup Quarter final tie.  Both teams come into the fixture on a good run of form and looking to progress to the semi-finals where Tonbridge Angels await.

Last time out Dulwich visited table toppers Bognor Regis and returned with a share of the spoils.  Hamlet led but the Rocks restored parity with just 5 minutes remaining.  In their previous league fixture they earned an excellent draw at high flying Leiston but their inconsistency has seen Dulwich drop to 9th place in the Ryman Premier though with games in hand they are well positioned to move back into the top 5.  Away from the league Hamlet have been performing superbly in the FA Trophy culminating in a 5-2 demolition of Vanarama National side Braintree Town.  Next up is a home Quarter Final tie with Macclesfield Town and we all wish Hamlet the best as they fly the Ryman flag.  In the Ryman League Cup Dulwich have dispatched Grays Athletic (4-0), Greenwich Borough (2-1) and Faversham Town (2-1) on route to the Quarter Finals.

Hornchurch are on a rich vein of form having lost just 1 of their last 24 Ryman fixtures (cup and league).  At the weekend they went to Great Wakering Rovers and returned with all 3 points in a 5-2 victory with Leon McKenzie scoring his 5th hat trick of the season, a club record.  Two of Leon’s hat tricks have come in this competition, a 4-1 win vs Haringey Borough and a similar score at Enfield Town.  The 3rd round pitted the Urchins against AFC Sudbury and the hosts came out on top with a goal 4 minutes from the end courtesy of Ross Wall.

Ryman League Current Form
AFC Hornchurch: WWWDWW (1st)
Dulwich Hamlet: WDWLDD (11th)

Last time we met
AFC Hornchurch 1, Dulwich Hamlet 0. Ryman Premier, 14th March 2015.

Match Details
Date: Tuesday 14th February 2017
Competition: Ryman League Cup Quarter Final
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 DULWICH HAMLET

F, Tue, 09-Aug-66, H, Dulwich Hamlet, 0-0, Smith A, Paley, Monaghan, Delea, Lawson, Sweeting, Winter, Trott, Northall, Geddes, Elsey, Smith E / 3, Turner / 5, Belchamber / 4

F, Sat, 03-Aug-68, H, Dulwich Hamlet, 1-0, Powell, Cornwall, Halliday, Aslett, Turner, Best, Day, McDermid 1, Wells, Oxley, Fearon, Welch / 7, McCauley / 9

PML, Tue, 09-Jan-73, H, Dulwich Hamlet, 1-1, Hookway, Frewin, Bowhill, Jacotine 1, Doughty, Taylor P, Pope, Stone, Lowney, Tucker, Smith J

PML, Tue, 20-Feb-73, A, Dulwich Hamlet, 0-3, Mills, Frewin, Knapman, Jacotine, Wenborn, Taylor P, Scrivener, Lowney, Mann, Reed, Smith J

IL, Sat, 14-Jan-78, H, Dulwich Hamlet, 0-4, Atkins, Kingston, Butcher, Romaine, Goddard, Delea, Nixon, Cullen, Noonan, Dawkins, Jacotine, Everitt

IL, Sat, 08-Apr-78, A, Dulwich Hamlet, 0-5, Atkins, Lock, Butcher, Applegate, Nixon, Goddard, Jacotine, Morgan, Pearson, Cullen, Romaine, Clarke / 5

F, Tue, 16-Aug-88, H, Dulwich Hamlet – no details

FAC Q3, Sat, 16-Oct-04, H, Dulwich Hamlet, 9-0, 815, Bayes, Gooding, Stuart 2, West, McCarthy, Weatherstone 1, Elam, Caskey, Shipp 1, Purser 3, Martin, Harris / 6, Wormull 1 / 12, Clark, Sigere / 3, Pullen, own goal

FAC3Q, Fri, 12-Oct-07, H, Dulwich Hamlet, 2-1, 610, Brightly, Bostock, Glozier, Purdie, Goddard, Barnard, Cross 1, Janney 1p, Elmes, Parker S, Tomlinson, Lee D, Keith / 11, Oakley, Foyewa / 10, Halle / 6

IL, Sat, 31/08/2013, A, Dulwich Hamlet, 3-2, 607, Purcell 21, Payne 68, 79, Echepare, Coyne, Bentley, Hayles, Styles, Curley, Duncan, Starkey, Rook, Purcell, Bourne, May / 10 81, Eyong / 11 66, Payne / 9 60, Spencer, Yusuff

IL, Tue, 25/03/14, H, Dulwich Hamlet, 1-1, 254, Echepare, Rainford, Spencer, Styles, Hayles, Curley, Eyong, May, Payne 1, Purcell, Phillips, Tuohy / 9 79, Starkey / 8 75, Coyne / 11 81, Bremner, Folkes

IL, Sat, 20/09/14, A, Dulwich Hamlet, 0-2, 708, Mott, Homans, Starkey, Styles, Beckles, Curley, Luke, Bentley, Tuohy, Purcell, Gogo, McKenzie / 3 63, Marshall-Katung / 4 69, Bourne / 12 69, Griffin, Joseph

IL, Sat, 14/03/15, H, Dulwich Hamlet, 1-0, 292, Mott, Luke, Coyne, Styles, Roast, Curley, May, Johnson, Joseph, Purcell 1p, Beckles-Richards, Tuohy / 11 87, Nwachuku / 10 90+9, Bourne / 9 90+6, Homans, Bishop,
D17 McCoulsky, D11 Jarrett (one minute after being substituted), Rose (manager), Kadi (asst manager) – all sent off 73m

DEBUTS –
Dennis Bowhill – 9/1/73
Donny Barnard – 12/10/07
Stefan Payne 31/8/2013

PLAYERS WHO HAVE PLAYED FOR BOTH HORNCHURCH AND DULWICH HAMLET

Mervyn Abraham – Romford 1998, Dulwich Hamlet 2000, Grays Athletic 2000, Harlow Town 2001, Barking & East Ham 2001, Ford Utd 2002, Bishop’s Stortford 2005, Brimsdown Rovers 2007 (as player manager), Cheshunt 2008 – Hornchurch – Harlow Town 2010 – Sungate (Essex Olympian League) – Hornchurch Oct-10 – Leyton Nov-10, Enfield 2013 – Appearances 20, goals 2.

Tony Baldwin – West Ham Utd, Gillingham, Tonbridge, Dagenham, Dulwich Hamlet, Hendon – Hornchurch (1985-86 – 14 / 3) – Romford, Heybridge Swifts, Gravesend & Northfleet, Aveley

Stefan Ball – Dulwich Hamlet 2002, Bromley 2002, Horsham 2002, Ramsgate 2005 – Hornchurch 2008-09 (6 / 0) – Ramsgate, Sutton Utd, Tonbridge, Whyteleafe

Joe Benjamin – West Ham Utd, Northampton Town 2006 (7 / 0), Brackley Town 2008 (loan), Eastbourne Borough 2009 (loan 20 / 1), Ebbsfleet Utd 2010 (5 / 0), Boreham Wood (6 / 6) – Hornchurch (8 / 0) – Wealdstone (5 / 0), Chelmsford City 2011 (13 / 1), Tonbridge 2012 (17 / 1), Carshalton May-12, Hampton & Richmond Borough 2012 (6 / 1), Billericay Town Oct-2012 (12 / 1), Hendon (dual registration), Lowestoft March-13 (15 / 1), St Neots Town 2013, Billericay Town Oct-2013 (36 / 6), Farnborough 2014-15, Grays Athletic 2014-15, Maldon & Tiptree Oct-2014, Bury Town Jan-2015, Dulwich Hamlet March-2015

George Borg – Player at West Ham United, Millwall, Wycombe Wanderers, Maidstone United, Dartford, Dulwich Hamlet, Cape Town City (South Africa) and Carolina Lightning (USA) – Manager at Barking, Chelmsford City, Chesham Utd, Harrow Borough, Enfield, Aldershot Town – Hornchurch – Braintree, Boreham Wood – Coach to USA U19 team, Enfield Town 2013-14

Terry Bowes – Arsenal, Ipswich, Barnet, Wisbech, Chesham Utd 2001, Purfleet 2001, Dulwich Hamlet – Hornchurch 2004-05 (21 / 0) – Thurrock July 05, Fisher, Leatherhead

Leigh Bremner – Gillingham (youth), Herne Bay, Cray Wanderers, Dulwich Hamlet, Folkestone, Carshalton Athletic, Cray Wanderers (300 / 120) – Hornchurch

Adrian Deane – Crawley Town – Hornchurch 2004-05 (1 / ) – Farnborough Nov-04, Dulwich Hamlet 2005, Gravesend Mar-05, Billericay 2008

Ahmed Deen – Lancaster City, Peterborough 2004 (5 / 0) – Hornchurch (loan – 2 / 0) – Fisher 2005, Aldershot 2005-06 (11 / 0), St. Alban’s City 2006-07 (15 / 0), Bishop’s Stortford 2007-08 (24 / 4), Macclesfield Town 2008-09 (28 / 0), Barnet 2009-10 (16 / 1), Hayes & Yeading 2010-11 (14 / 1), Dulwich Hamlet Mar-11 (10 / 0), Cambridge City 2011 (0 / 0), Thurrock Dec-2011 (19 / 2), Dulwich Hamlet 2012-13 (18 / 0), 2013-14 – Sierra Leone international (10 / 0)

Inigo Echepare – Real Union Club de Irun (Spain – Segunda Division B Group 2 – 2008-09 to 2012-13, previously with their U16 team), Reading (Academy),Liverpool summer 2008 – (Academy), Barnet (Feb to April 2013 – trial), Wycombe Wanderers (Feb to April 2013 – trial) – Hornchurch – Dulwich Hamlet 2014-15, Real Union Club de Irun (Nov-2013, Hondarribia (Jan-2015 – loan)

Ken Everitt – Erith & Belvedere, Dulwich Hamlet, Dagenham – Hornchurch (1978-79 -14 / 0) – Welling Utd

Alex Fiddes – Leyton Orient (trainee), Great Wakering, Heybridge Swifts (1998-99), Redbridge, Grays Athletic (2000-01), Ford Utd (2002), Cambridge City (2004), Maldon Town (2005), Chelmsford City (2005-06), East Thurrock Utd (2006-07), Leigh Ramblers (January 2007), East Thurrock – Hornchurch (2006-07 – 17 / 1) – Dulwich 2008, Concord 2008, Leyton 2009, Great Wakering 2009

Gary Foley – Brentwoood, Dulwich Hamlet – Hornchurch (1983-84 and 1984-85 – 29 / 2)

Dean Green – Waltham Abbey 1997, Farnborough, Dulwich Hamlet, Hampton 2001, Waltham Forest, Staines 2005, Hendon – Hornchurch (2007-08 and 2008-09 – 77 / 22) – Boreham Wood 2009, Brentwood 2010, Waltham Abbey 2012

Trevor Jones – Dulwich Hamlet – Hornchurch (1981-82 – 21 / 0) – Concord Rangers

Marc Kingston – Witham, Billericay – Hornchurch (1972-73 to 1979-80 – 232 / 5) – Witham, Dulwich Hamlet

Goma Lambu – Chelsea 2002, Millwall 2003, Tottenham Hotspur, Fisher 2003, Tooting & Mitcham 2004, Bristol City, Southall 2004, – Hornchurch (2004-05 – 1 / 0) – Mansfield Dec-04, Dagenham & Redbridge (loan), Redbridge Jan-05, Dulwich Hamlet 2005, Woking 2006 to 2009, Croydon Athletic 2009

Bill Lapage – Specialist coach – Started at Dulwich Hamlet in 1951 and “retired” from Croydon FC in 1998 – in the years between served at seven different clubs involved as player and Assistant Manager/Coach. In this time Bill helped to bring home seven League Titles (two League and Cup doubles!) and eight Cups. Joined Colin McBride at Purfleet (now Thurrock FC) in 2000. Most memorable matches were the two F.A. Cup 1st Round games (both televised) against Luton and Oldham. Bill followed Colin McBride to AFC Hornchurch and had another great season seeing the Club winning the League Title and Essex Senior Cup.

Junior Luke – Potters Bar, Dulwich Hamlet, Leyton 2007-08 (18 / 0), Potters Bar 2007-08 and 2008-09 (16 / 1), Leyton 2008-09 (18 / 2), Waltham Forest, Thurrock, Leyton 2009-10 (9 / 0), Waltham Forest, Maldon 2009-10 (4 / 0), Brentwood 2009-10 (12 / 0), Billericay 2010-11 (24 / 0), Waltham Forest 2010-11 (8 / 0), Billericay 2011-12 (23 / 3), Maldon 2011-12 (loan – & / 2), Billericay 2012-13 and 2013-14 (13 / 2 in 2013-14), Brentwood 2013-14 (18 / 1) – Hornchurch

Andrew Martin – Crystal Palace 1997 to 2002 (22 apps / 2 goals), Brentford, Torquay 2002 (loan – 5), Hereford Utd Aug-2002 (1 / 0), Brentford (trial), Tooting & Mitcham Utd 2002 – Hornchurch (52 / 30) – Sutton Utd 2004, Dulwich 2005, Wimbledon 2005, Whyteleafe 2005, Croydon Athletic 2006, Tonbridge 2006, Cray Wanderers 2007, Maidstone 2007, Leatherhead 2007, Fisher 2008, Maidstone 2008, Whyteleafe 2008-09, Merstham 2011 (manager) – Wales U21 international.

Chris McDonnell – Leytonstone-Ilford, Dulwich Hamlet, Dagenham – Hornchurch (1983-84 – 8 / 0)

Gavin McGowan – Arsenal – 1992 to 1997 (6 apps / 0 goals), Luton – 1997 to 2001 (60 / 0) – Hornchurch (2002-03 and 2003-04 – 70 / 8) – Braintree 2004, Dulwich Hamlet 2004, Tonbridge 2004, Bromley 2004, Croydon Athletic

Colin Norman – Crystal Palace, Plymouth Argyle, Bath City, Minehead, Gravesend & Northfleet, Maidstone Utd, Chelmsford City, Heybridge Swifts, Dulwich Hamlet, Aveley – Hornchurch (1983-84 to 1985-86 – 43 / 7) – Heybridge Swifts, Witham Town, Chelmsford City

Fred Pudney – Hendon, Wembley, Dagenham 1967 to 1969 (156 / 38), Cheshunt – Hornchurch (1972-73 – 8 / 1) – Wembley, Dulwich Hamlet, Kingstonian, Wembley

Charlie Taylor – Charlton Athletic 2001-02, Crystal Palace 2002-03, Nottingham Forest 2003-04, Welling Utd – Hornchurch (004-05 – 3 / 0) – Fisher Oct 04, Margate 2005-2008, Dulwich Hamlet 2008-09 (19 / 10), Grays Athletic 2009 (11 / 1), Sutton Utd 2009-10 (27 / 8), Croydon Athletic 2010, Bristol City Jul-10, Barnet 2010-12 (36 / 2), Eastbourne Borough 2012, Billericay Town Oct-12