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Capital League North East Division
Thursday 30th March 2006
AFC Hornchurch 2 - 0 Maldon Town  
Gill 13', Springer 27' H/T 2-0

Match Highlights
AFC Hornchurch   Maldon Town
Gill - GOAL 13  
Springer - GOAL 27  
Marler - OFF
Sutchley - ON
45 OFF - Outen
ON - Ayden
Springer - OFF
Casper - ON
  71 OFF - Trimm
ON - Marsh
  82 OFF - Elms
ON - Illett
Makitu - OFF
Adetayo - ON

Match Report by Tony Middleton

The rumour that Jordan Bostock was likely to play pulled in a crowd three times as large as normal. The Urchins came out onto the pitch, and acknowledged the cheers of the large crowd, then discovered that the cheering was coming from the rest of the Urchins players who had just come in from training. Jordan was immediately in the action, taking a free kick in the first few seconds, but he sliced the ball into the group of players watching from the terraces. It was Maldon, led by the vastly experienced Tommy Lee, who made the first goal attempt, Burton hammering in a shot which Madden saved at full stretch. Urchins soon came into the game and Bostock inch perfect through pass to Ket on the right wing saw Ket round Trimm and cut in, hitting a hard shot past King but into the side netting.

A long upfield kick from Maldon keeper King forced Madden into making a save, and there was a repeat performance shortly afterwards, the strong wind frequently carrying the ball the full length of the pitch. King was in action again, rushing out of his area to kick clear from Springer, who had run on to Bostock’s long pass upfield. Ket was sent clear again, this time by Wightman, and he turned the ball inside to Roberts whose shot went wide of the post. Vincent also put Ket away but he mistimed his shot and King saved.

Bostock, appearing to be thoroughly enjoying himself, set up the first goal, with a pass upfield to Springer, who set off along the wing, rounded Carter and Burton and then played a low cross into the goalmouth, where DANNY GILL slipped the ball into the net, for a land mark goal. Maldon were quick to come back, Saunders taking a pass from Lee, turning quickly and firing in a vicious drive which Madden dived full length to save.

Urchins second goal came when Roberts played a pass to Heale, who turned and flicked the ball through to LEE SPRINGER, who ran on and hit his shot powerfully into the net. It could easily have been three when King raced out of this goal to clear from Gill, whose return shot was again saved by King, who turned the ball out for a corner. Ket took the kick and King gathered at the second attempt. John Wightman nearly added a third when he burst through the centre, and forced King into a magnificent save.

The club shop manager complained bitterly at half time that he had missed both goals as his staff had required his presence in the shop, though the main talking point was the silver nike vapours worn by Steve Mensah. It was Madden who set up the first attack after the interval, his long punt upfield reaching Heale who raced away and won a free kick, which he took but his kick was too long and Carter cleared. Casper came on and ghosted on to a Heale through pass, King coming out to save at this feet. Maldon should have pulled a goal back when Wilson crossed from the right, and Ayden came in at speed to head powerfully down – too powerful in fact as the ball bounced up and over the crossbar. Roberts at the other end went close, with a shot which he hooked over King but also over the bar, and then Maldon came back once again, with Saunders being thwarted by the joint efforts of Wightman and Mensah, who prevented what seemed to be an almost certain goal opportunity.

Another long run by Heale, from Mensah’s intelligent pass, and he chipped the cross over the defence and Casper came in but hit his shot too high and over the bar. Gill made an opening for himself and King came way out of goal to kick clear, whilst Wightman’s free kick to Adetayo saw the ball touched back again to Wightman whose pinpoint cross reached Gill, whose header was saved by King for what was possibly the save of the season, diving at full length to save right under the bar.

Gill chased another through pass from Mensah and King came out turn the shot round the post, and a minute later Wightman played Heale through and King came out to save at his feet. Maldon almost pulled a goal back when Ayden’s solo run ended with a magnificent save by Madden, who twisted sideways to deflect the ball out for a corner, which was cleared after a prolonged goalmouth scramble, and Urchins comfortably played out the remaining few minutes.

What was the land mark goal? It was Urchins first home goal in the Capital League this season


Video Highlights by Rob Monger

- 13mins. Danny Gill opens the scoring(600KB)
- 27mins  Lee Springer scores the second (500KB)


AFC Hornchurch
Rhys Madden
John Wightman
Tony Vincent
Stephen Mensah
Jordan Bostock (c)
Tommy Marler
Ket Koka-Makitu
Stewart Roberts
Lee Springer
Danny Heale
Danny Gill
Ayo Adetayo
Ainsley Casper
Brian Sutchley
Luke Longman
Darren Brewer
Maldon Town
Brad King
Dave Carter
Joe Trimm
Tom Burton
Jason Fletcher
John Elms
Donovan Wilson
Mark Cater
Tommy Lee
John Saunders
Edward Outen
Nathan Hull
Daniel Marsh
Daniel Ayden
Thomas Illett

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Weather Conditions:  Cloudy 10 degrees. Wind speed 20mph

Match Officials: Colin Overall with John Roffey and Chris Manley

Match duration: First half 45mins 1sec. Second half 45mins 22secs

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