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Nationwide South
27th December 2004
Bishops Stortford 3 - 1 Hornchurch
Howell 70', Morison 76',
Jackman 87'
H/T 0-0
Att: 533
Sigere 79'

Match Highlights
Bishops Stortford   Hornchurch
59 OFF - Locke
ON - Makitu
Hakim - OFF
Jackman - ON
Howell - GOAL 70  
Morison - GOAL 76  
79 GOAL - Sigere
  79 OFF - Gooding
ON - Maynard
  87 OFF - Robson
ON - Hill
Jackman - GOAL 87
Morison - OFF
Abraham - ON

Amazingly enough, despite our recent troubles and our gradual slip down the table, a win in this game would have put us back up to second in the table.  That was easier said than done though against a team with only one league defeat at home since mid-September.

Despite some good possession from us, as well as a series of corners early on, Stortford had the better chances in the first half and should arguable been in front at half time.  Micky Desborough was brought into action in the first minute when he helped over a Scott Goodwin header from a corner.  Richard Howell volleyed narrowly over in the 9th minute and was foiled by Desborough 5 minutes later after he was put clear by a diagonal pass from mid-field. In the 19th minute Alex Martin put Paul Hakim clear, but once again Desborough was alert, saving well with his legs. Stortford fans must have wondered whether it was to be their day in the 22nd minute when Hakim slid in to a far post cross from Steve Morison only to put it wide.  The closest we came in the first half was in the 27th minute when home keeper Rob Elliot dived to push a firm 20 yard effort from Jean-Michel Sigere wide of the post.

It's fair to say that we looked more dangerous in the second half. A great run from Sigere on the hour finished with a shot across goal which Terry Bowes could not quite get on the end of at the far post.  Two minutes later Boniek Forbes made a great run down the left and passed inside to Danny Shipp whose goalbound shot was tipped round the post by Elliott.  Stortford eventually took the lead in the 70th minute when Howell glanced a header from a corner into the far corner.  Their second came 6 minutes later, and it was an unbelievable strike from Morison from a full 30 yards which caught Desborough well off his line.  But we continued to press and we got our deserved reward with 10 minutes to go when a defence splitting pass from Forbes found Sigere who slotted past Elliott for a clinical finish.  Hopes of salvaging something from this game faded with three minutes to go when a long ball upfield found substitute Duane Jackman, who shrugged off the attentions of Jamie Southon and ran through to shoot confidently past the advancing Desborough.

Video Highlights by Rob

- 70 mins - Richard Howell breaks the deadlock to put the home side in front (490KB)
- 76 mins - Steve Morison makes it 2-0 with an amazing strike (580KB)
- 79 mins - Jean Michel Sigere pulls a goal back for us (620KB)
- 87 mins - Duane Jackman makes sure of the points for Stortford (570KB)


Bishops Stortford
Rob Elliott
Anthony Allman
Gareth Gwillim
Dave Rainford
Ben Lewis
Rob Gillman
Richard Howell
Scott Goodwin
Steve Morison
Paul Hakim
Alex Martin
Mervin Abraham
Steve Parmenter
Duane Jackman
Anthony Fenton
Andrew Young
Micky Desborough
Adam Locke
Ian Cousins
Scott Gooding
Jamie Southon
Terry Bowes
Mark Robson
Andy Douglas
Danny Shipp
Jean-Michel Sigere
Boniek Forbes
Danny Hill
Andy Tomlinson
Ket Makitu
Tony Maynard
Danny Leach

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