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Ryman League Division One North
Saturday 9th September 2006
AFC Hornchurch 1 - 2 Bury Town
Lee 90+2' H/T 0-1
Murkin 13', Bugg 81' (pen

Match Highlights
AFC Hornchurch   Bury Town
13 GOAL - Murkin
Lee - BOOKED 36  
Cross - BOOKED 55  
Sadler - OFF
S Parker - ON
  59 BOOKED - Murkin
Southon - OFF
A Parker - ON
  73 OFF - Paynter
ON - Evans
  78 OFF - Murkin
ON - Wood
81 GOAL - Bugg (pen)
Purdie - BOOKED 88  
  88 OFF - Bugg
ON - Jones
Lee - GOAL 90+2  

Match Report to follow....

John Purdie and Andy Tomlinson returned to the starting line up and Simon Parker was in the squad, returning after injury. A promising start by Urchins, a Glozier through pass being flicked on by Lee to Sadler, who scuffed his shot badly and wide of the post when a goal looked certain. Cross, victim of some heavy tackles, won a free kick and played the ball short to Janney whose cross was headed away for a corner by Summerscales. Sadler took the kick but overhit the ball and Cross returned it into the goalmouth where the very inexperienced Carl Goody did well to save.

Bury’s first move ended in a corner which was taken by Summerscales, and Miller’s header was saved by Brightley, who quickly punted the ball upfield to Janney whose centre went begging in front of goal. Bury took the lead when they won a throw on the right side of the pitch. The ball was played into the middle, Brightley completely misjudged the flight and was left stranded, and CARL MURKIN was allowed a free header into the net.

Brightley then had to run out of goal to head away when Bugg, looking yards offside, was allowed to run through, and the ball broke to Janney once again, who made ground and centred, with Miller heading out for a corner, which Janney hit far too long and the ball was cleared. Craig Parker sent Bugg away with a neat pass and Purdie came back to tackle. Urchins had by far the better of the play but could not penetrate, although a Janney free kick was played back again into the middle, and the ball rebounded for a corner, a loud appeal for hand ball being ignored by the referee, who was irritating the crowd with a series of decisions which at best were questionable. The crowd was further incensed when a linesman flagged for a back pass when Brightley gathered the ball after Craig Parker was tackled, the indirect free kick, from just six yards out, being hammered hard into the defensive wall.

The referee’s from Canvey, sang the East Side (that’s an edited version), and when first Janney, from a Cross through ball, and then Lee, just a minute later, was pulled up for debateable offsides, the East Side was in full voice. Sadler to Tomlinson and Andy set up Cross with Butler doing well to tackle. Southon and Craig Parker both needed treatment following a clash of heads, and both returned with head bandages. A Janney free kick was flighted far too high and a Cross cross nearly buried Bury but went across goal, to be played back by Janney to Tomlinson, whose own return pass was headed on by Lee and Goody tipped the ball over the bar, Janney’s corner being again overhit. With over six minutes of stoppage time, it was somewhat surprising that the referee only added on three of those minutes, blowing up early for half time.

The referee was a talking point at half time although one grateful Urchins supporter went home £150 to the good when she won the raffle. But the main question was whose bandage was bigger, Jamie’s or Craig’s? The answer became apparent when the teams returned, as Craig Parker now had a massive head bandage more akin to a white turban.

Bury almost got off to a dream start, as the home defence was caught dreaming and Bugg nipped in, Brightley coming way out of goal to kick clear just in time. Urchins pressed forward, Lee heading wide from Fletcher’s cross and Cross hitting a shot narrowly wide. Bury continued to protect Goody in goal, and he did not come under as much pressure as perhaps he should have been. Brightley then took a long clearance which Lee ran on to meet but his hooked shot was well saved by Goody at full stretch. Cross was then put away on the right by Southon but his centre was badly directed, whilst a Tomlinson corner was headed over by McFarlane. Cross then went streaking through, and went down, the award being a booking for presumably what the referee considered to be diving, and then on came Simon Parker, but could he work miracles and get the Urchins back on level terms?

Possibly, for it was Simon’s pass which put Lee clear and down he went under Butler’s tackle, and Bury then came back with two chances of their own. First Craig Parker found Bugg, looking well offside, but he ran on and his shot was wide. And then Bugg again went clear, the offside whistle being greeted with loud and ironic cheers – law of averages, possibly. A Janney free kick was touched on by Glozier, Goody saving by touching the ball over the bar. Tomlinson’s corner was cleared by Steward. Janney to Lee and his shot was charged down by an overworked visiting defence, and then it was Simon Parker out to Janney, with Miller incepting as the cross went towards Lee, with Smith shortly afterwards doing much the same as Lee homed in. A Simon Parker run looked promising, as he cut inside, and hit in a hard and low shot, with Goody saving well, at the cost of a corner, and Cross sent over a good pass to Lee, with Goody getting there first.

Bury broke away and a long ball fell to Evans, who appeared to hesitate far too long and was crowded out, until a very rash tackle saw the referee pointing to the spot. Up Stepped STEVE BUGG and Bury were two up. Was it all over?

Bury packed their defence, wasted as much time as they could get away with, and absorbed wave after wave of Urchins attacks. Simon Parker hooked his shot wide, Adan Parker almost sent Lee away, a Cross centre was headed against the bar, and then a long upfield clearance saw Craig Parker at the other end totally unmarked, but he lofted his shot over the bar. Simon Parker went close, and finally KRIS LEE crashed the ball home after a huge goalmouth melee. Urchins threw everyone forward, Adam Parker found Simon Parker and Goody saved, Lee went close again, and then, once again, the referee ended the half with just three minutes and 42 seconds added on, although once again there was over six minutes of stoppages. Bury deserved to hold on, if only for being so well drilled, but the crowd of 509, highest of the season, for the most part went home decidedly unhappy with so many controversial decisions.


AFC Hornchurch
Dale Brightley
Ronnie Fletcher
Danny Glozier
John Purdie (c)
Jim McFarlane
Andy Tomlinson
Garry Cross
Mark Janney
Kris Lee
Dave Sadler
Jamie Southon
Simon Parker
Ross Wareham
Adam Parker
Greg Tiffin
Jordan Bostock
Bury Town
Carl Goody
Richard Butler
Lee Summerscales
Michael Steward
Ian Miller (c)
Lee Smith
Owen Paynter
Craig Parker
Steve Bugg
James Tatham
Carl Murkin
Andrew Wood
Tom Jeal
James Evans
Gareth Jones

Man of the Match
Nominated by Dagenham Boxing Club

Garry Cross

Weather Conditions:  21 degrees - sunny - wind speed 10mph

Match Officials: Ashvin Degnarin with Ian Hogg and Maurice Cook

Match duration: First half 48mins 10secs. Second half 49mins 42secs

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