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Nationwide South
1st January 2005
Hornchurch 3 - 1 Bishops Stortford
Sigere 25', Shipp 49', Hill 64' H/T 1-1
Att: 690
Rainford (pen) 45'

Match Highlights
Hornchurch   Bishops Stortford
Sigere - GOAL 25  
45 GOAL - Rainford (pen)
Shipp - GOAL 49  
Hill - GOAL 64  
70 OFF - Goodwin
ON - Parmenter
OFF - Hakim
ON - Jackman
  74 OFF - Howell
ON - Langer
Robson - OFF
Douglas - ON
Hill - OFF
ON - Tomlinson
Sigere - OFF
Maynard- ON

You can't really ask for much more than a comfortable victory over well placed opposition to kick off the New Year, especially after going down 3-1 to the same side only a few days before, but it was no more than we deserved after some recent good performances.

It was a cagey start from both sides and it was the 19th minute when the first opening came when Stortford's Steve Morison was put clear, but he was forced wide by Micky Desborough and shot just wide.  We took the lead, though, in the 25th minute when Jean-Michel Sigere ran on to a wayward pass back by Morison to slot past Rob Elliott in the Stortford goal.  We came close to going further ahead 12 minutes later when a great run from Boniek Forbes led to a shot which was half blocked by Elliott and kicked off the line in the nick of time by Gareth Gwilliam.  Stortford were handed a way back into the game on the stroke of half-time when a puzzling decision led to a penalty award which Dave Rainford took advantage of to bring the scores level.

We restored our lead four minutes into the second half, though, when Danny Shipp drove the ball home via a slight deflection from a 20 yard free-kick.  Stortford worked hard to equalise again and nearly did so in the 63rd minute when a Rainford shot wrong-footed Desborough and came back off the post, with the loose ball falling to Paul Hakim who could only blast over the bar when well placed.  The miss proved to be a pivotal moment in the game since barely a minute later we were 3-1 up.  A Mark Robson corner was cleared to the 18 yard line where Danny Hill was quick to run onto the ball and send a volleyed shot through a crowd of players and in via a post.  Stortford had much of the possession in the last quarter of the game but were unable to create any meaningful chances.  Our attacks were few and far between but we looked dangerous with Sigere having a goalbound shot blocked after a promising surge forward in a counter-attack with 10 minutes to go.

Video Highlights by Rob

- 25 mins - Jean-Michel Sigere gives us the lead (610KB)
- 45 mins - Dave Rainford levels from the spot (500KB)
- 49 mins - Danny Shipp restores our lead from a free-kick (610KB)
- 74 mins - Danny Hill puts the game beyond Bishops Stortford (630KB)


Micky Desborough
Ket Makitu
Ian Cousins
Paul O'Donoghue
Jamie Southon
Terry Bowes
Mark Robson
Danny Hill
Danny Shipp
Jean-Michel Sigere
Boniek Forbes
Andy Douglas
Andy Tomlinson
Tony Maynard
Nathan Phillip
Adiobun Baruwa
Bishops Stortford
Rob Elliott
Anthony Allman
Gareth Gwilliam
Dave Rainford
Ben Lewis
Rob Gillman
Richard Howell
Scott Goodwin
Steve Morison
Paul Hakim
Alex Martin
Tim Langer
Alex Riches
Duane Jackman
Steve Parmenter
Andrew Young

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