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Home / 2005-06 Season / 2005-06 Results / Match Report

Essex Senior League Cup Group C
Tuesday 18th October 2005
AFC Hornchurch 3 - 1 Tilbury
Springer 1' 65', Bostock 62' H/T 1-1
Att: 211
Deakin 32'

Match Highlights
AFC Hornchurch   Tilbury
Springer - GOAL 1  
  15 OFF - Harris
ON - Exley
32 GOAL - Deakin
  59 OFF - Hart
ON - Seruwu
Bostock - GOAL 62  
Bull - OFF
Dear - ON
Springer - GOAL 65  
Burbridge - OFF
Pamplin - ON
  72 OFF - Talbot
ON - Pudney
Springer - OFF
Heale - ON

Match Report to follow....

Hornchurch were forced to make a late change, when Billy Drake did not arrive in time for the kick off, and Lee Springer was drafted into the starting line up just minutes before the start. He was quickly called into action, when a Paul Golby free kick from near the half way line was headed out only for the ball to be played back to Terry Everett on the right. He weaved past Hart and centred, for LEE SPRINGER to head home in just 52 seconds, for the fastest goal of the season, beating Danny Heale’s goal by one second, also against Tilbury. Within the minute Tilbury almost levelled, when Mold took advantage of a defensive slip to break through, forcing King into a wild clearance at the expense of a corner, which Wilson floated into the middle and Thomas headed away. Bostock quickly laid the ball out to the left wing to send Bull away, but he was pulled up for offside. Urchins dominated play, with a Bull corner being half cleared as far as Everett, who turned the ball inside to Nicky Cowley, who was tackled by the close marking Hart.

King intercepted a long upfield kick by Seal and made ground, before giving Everett an opening on the right. A good cross into the middle and Port headed away, but only to Cowley, whose return ball was headed out by Andrews, with Harris completing the clearance. Lee Springer was causing problems to the visiting defence, and he won a corner on the left, with Burbridge leaping above the defence as the ball came over but directing his header wide, and it was Springer again in action when he ran on to a long ball from Bostock and rounded Fox, but, under pressure from Port, he ran the ball out of play.

Cowley sent in a good free kick which Seal held, and another Cowley move through the middle ended when Port tackled, but this time Bull was first to the loose ball and he sent Everett away on the right. Everett’s high centre reached Springer, whose well directed header was saved at full length by Seal. When Lee Perry was fouled, Paul Golby’s free kick was met by King, whose header was turned out for a corner, which Everett swung into the goalmouth, and Seal did well to hold on to the ball under heavy pressure. Ademosu, resplendent in his white socks, in marked contrast to the other Tilbury players, who wore black socks, came into the picture with a good pass out to Wilson on the left. Wilson’s run was halted 30 yards out, and it was Wilson himself who took the free kick, with King being correctly placed to head away. Bull was beginning to create space for himself on the left, but when he cut inside, he switched the play to the right side of the field with a low pass to Everett, who made ground and centred, for Seal to dive and hold on to the dipping ball. Somewhat against the run of play, Adamosu created a good opening for SIMON DEAKIN who ran through and scored with a low drive past Collier, and for a short time Tilbury had the ascendancy, with Mold and Wilson prominent, plus good support from Ademosu and Fox. But it was Bull again out on the left , this time crossing from near the corner flag, and Andrews headed out for a corner, which Bull took, the inswinger being well saved by the overworked Seal. A good through ball by King saw Bull in with a half chance, his first time flick beating Seal and going only inches wide, whilst another Bull run on the left ended with yet another save by Seal.

Urchins almost went further ahead within seconds of the start of the second half, Cowley’s free kick dropping into the goalmouth, and Burbridge stabbed a shot goalwards, which Seal stopped on the line. Then Wilson’s excellent cross from the left dropped in front of an unmarked Talbot, who miskicked in front of goal and hit the ball well wide of the post. Bull was in the picture soon after following Cowley’s low pass inside the defender, and Bull in turn sent Springer away in the middle, but a chance went begging with a hurried shot which Seal gathered gratefully. Bull made another of his rapid thrusts down the middle, with Hart doing well to tackle on the edge of the area, and then a long Golby throw again found an enthusiastic Bull, who ran forward and shot, the ball screaming across the goal and reaching Everett on the far side. Everett immediately played it back into the goalmouth, where Seal gathered as Burbridge moved in. Gareth Thomas won a corner, which King headed powerfully at goal, for Fox to head off the line, whilst Bull then picked out Golby, who was just beaten to the ball by Seal who rushed out of goal to clear. Bull, Burbridge, Bull again, another powerful low cross, Everett playing it back once again, with Exley clearing. Springer then headed over from Thomas’ centre as the pressure built up to breaking point, with Bull leading the charge. The second goal came thanks to a long and persistent run by Bull, who then found Springer, and with the defence spread eagled, it was JORDAN BOSTOCK, unusually in the visiting penalty area, who neatly finished off the move, for his first ever goal for the Urchins. Bull was promptly substituted, which must have pleased Tilbury, who had no answer at all to his runs on the left and down the middle, but it made little difference to the pattern of play as Sean Dear immediately played a pass to Burbridge, with Seal racing out to grab on the edge of the area. Without a doubt, Rikki Burbridge’s goal against London APSA was a classic, but this was rivalled by LEE SPRINGER, who scored the third with a remarkable solo run in from the right, which finished with a neat shot past the keeper, with almost the entire Urchins team rushing to congratulate the scorer, who just over an hour earlier had not realised that he was going to be in the starting line up.

It was now a question of damage limitation for Tilbury, who must have been relieved when Springer was substituted, only to find Danny Heale coming on in his place, and with Asa Pamplin also on the field in place of the equally dangerous Burbridge, the net result was that Tilbury were still struggling to relieve the pressure. Perry hit a shot yards wide from Everett’s corner, unusually played back some twenty yards outside the area, and Golby’s run and cross ended with Pamplin skimming the post with his header. Dear then won a corner, and took it himself, with King’s header cannoning off of a defender. Tilbury nearly scored in surprising fashion, when Bostock’s harmless looking clearance hit Talbot, rebounded past Collier and into the side netting, but it was soon back to normal with incessant pressure, with Asa winning the ball on the right and crossing, for Heale to flick narrowly wide. Heale once again, this time running in onto Dear’s corner, the shot beating Seal and going just past the post, whilst Collier made a good save at the other end, rushing out to save from a Seruwu breakaway. Seal made a diving save from Danny Heale, Dear swung a corner into the middle, which Seal again saved, and then both Heale and Pamplin went close with headers in quick succession, before the Urchinettes brought proceedings to a close with the award of the player to the match to Lee Springer.


Video Highlights by Rob Monger

- 1min. Lee Springer gives us a great start (615KB)
- 32mins. Simon Deakin equalises for the Dockers (570KB)
- 62mins. Captain Jordan Bostock puts us back in front (625KB)
- 65mins. Lee Springer makes it 3-1 (785KB)


AFC Hornchurch
Michael Collier
Gareth Thomas
Paul Golby
Nicky Cowley
Steve King
Jordan Bostock (c)
Terry Everett
Lee Perry
Lee Springer
Rikki Burbridge
Charlie Bull
Billy Holland
Danny Heale
Greg Tiffin
Asa Pamplin
Sean Dear
Adam Seal
Joe Andrews
Terry Harris
Jeff Fox
Bobby Port
Michael Hart
Tim Ademosu
Pau Talbot
Danny Mold
Simon Deakin
Keith Wilson (c)
Rob Pudney
Nicholas Seruwu
Danny Exley
Steve Taylor

Man of the Match
Nominated by the Urchinettes

Lee Springer

Match Officials: Sean Good with Rob White and Jeremy Mott
Weather Conditions:  11 degrees - clear
Match Duration:
First half 47mins 17secs. Second half 46mins 17secs
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