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SEASON 2007/08

Ryman League - Premier Division
Saturday 2nd February 2008
AFC Hornchurch
1 - 0
Richards 45+3
H/T 1 - 0 Att.: 331

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Match Synopsis
AFC Hornchurch
Booking: Tomlinson
Goal: Richards
Booking: Styles
Sub: Curley for Boateng
Sub: Janney for Tomlinson
Sub: Dyer for Burgess
Sub: Aiteouakrim for D. Haule
Booking: Massey
Sub: Goddard for Lee
Sub: Guenchev for Leach

Match Report by Tony Middleton 
Saturday 2nd February 2008
HFC - Dale Brightly – Donny Barnard – Danny Glozier – John Purdie © - John Mackie – Andy Tomlinson – Des Boateng – Dean Green – Kris Lee – Jamie Richards – Elliot Styles

Subs – Richard Goddard for Lee 82 – Frankie Curley for Boateng 63 - Mark Janney for Tomlinson 63 - Shane Oakley – Simon Parker

Hen - – Richard Wilmot – James Parker © - Alan Massey – Marc Leach – Sam Page - James Burgess – Lubomir Guentchev – Casey MacLaren - Brian Haule – Davis Haule - Sam Collins
Subs – Hudson Bakatahr – Danny Dyer for Burgess 74 – Iavor Guentchev for Leach 86 – Luke Blackmore – Belal Aiteouakrim for Davis Haule 74

Scorer – Jamie Richards 45+3
Officials – G Atkins with B Morss and A Yahiaoui
Bookings – Tomlinson 30 (H) – Styles 53 (H) – Massey 79 (Hen)
Weather – 5 degrees and sunny at start, 2 degrees and clear at finish, wind speed 20 mph, wind chill factor minus four.
Attendance 331
Match duration – 50.05 + 46.32

Manager Colin McBride named Jamie Richards, their recent signing from East Thurrock, in the starting line up for the first time. Colin spent the match watching from his perch on the roof of the stand, after receiving a six match ban and a £500 fine following a misunderstanding with the referee in a previous match. A tribute both to the manager and to the remarkable home fans came with the news that they had raised the money to pay for his fine.

Hendon had the unique experience of having more travelling flags than supporters on the terracing, whilst, following up from the free admission for all policy of last Tuesday, the official programme was reduced to just 50p for this match, and needless to say it sold out long before the start, whilst Trigger ensured that anyone who thought they had saved money in buying the programme also bought a 50-50 ticket, the winning prize being £120.

Hendon won the toss and Urchins kicked towards the restaurant end of the ground in the first half, making a slow start in the face of a strong north wind, but almost created a goal in their first attack, when Glozier played a long pass up to Kris Lee, who turned and fired in a hard shot which Page managed to block. Hendon, second in the league, came prepared to attack, Sam Collins running on to a free kick from Lubomir Guentchev and hitting his shot narrowly wide. In their next attack, Collins free kick was header powerfully away by John Mackie, but Collins played another high ball in from the left, and there was a massive clash of heads, between Casey MacLaren and Elliot Styles. MacLaren had his head heavily bandaged and was on his feet after five minutes, but Elliot needed a full ten minutes treatment before being helped up.

Ex-Hendon player Dean Green was brought down as he tried to break through and Tomlinson’s free kick found keeper Richard Wilmot in fine form, as he rose to save from Kris Lee. Alan Massey went close with another free kick, whilst Jamie Richards nearly found the net with his first touch of the ball, cracking a shot inches wide of the post after good work by Des Boateng, who had ran on to Tomlinson’s free kick.

It was Richards again, this time sending the ball in from the left to Tomlinson, who in turn touched back to Glozier and Danny’s cross resulted in a corner, which Boateng took and Wilmot saved well. Kris Lee to Boateng, who shot wide, and at the other end, Massey slammed a hard free kick into the wall, with Purdie and Mackie in full command at the back. Wilmot kept out another Boateng corner and Urchins began to force the pace, playing into the teeth of the strong north wind, which reduced the temperature to below freezing point. A Purdie free kick then found Richards who was tackled by Page as he went to shoot, whilst a Collins free kick for Hendon saw Mackie head away, but the ball went back promptly to Collins, whose shot brought a remarkable save from Brightley. Collins again, this time to Brian Haule, with Brightley again saving, whilst Davis Haule almost got onto the end of a MacLaren cross.

A Glozier free kick was played short to Kris Lee and back to Glozier, whose centre was well held by Wilmot, and Hendon came back strongly. Collins free kick finding Brian Haule, whose header brought another excellent save out of Dale Brightley. The only goal of the game came after a good build up involving Barnard, Glozier and Lee, who won a corner. Andy Tomlinson floated the ball over, keeper Wilmot could only punch the ball away as far as John Mackie, who played it quickly back and Page headed away, but only as far as Des Boateng, who promptly headed it back to JAMIE RICHARDS, who chested the ball down and crashed home a right footed volley.

In the fifth minute of stoppage time, Hendon almost drew level, when a hard shot from the left was touched onto the post by Brightley. Incredibly the half time whistle went immediately afterwards, despite having well over ten minutes of stoppages in the first half.

The shop was packed solid, and there are now only a few scarves left unsold, whilst badges are going fast. Max dished out the £120 jackpot, but the main half time attraction is Jay’s new invention, hot chocolate filled with 50 percent all milk, served boiling hot for just 70p – such was the demand that stewards had to restore order.

Urchins kicked towards the windmill end in the second half, Green and Richards combining to send Boateng away, and his lobbed shot skimmed the bar. Mackie came up to join in the attack and he played the ball on to Kris Lee whose first time flick again skimmed the bar. Back came Hendon, Gretchen’s dangerous free kick being headed away by Mackie, and Guentchev then going close with another free kick, Brightley saving in spectacular fashion. Then Barnard made a long run on the right side, and was eventually halted by Leach. Kris Lee broke away on the left, cut inside and hit his shot across the face of the goal, whilst at the other end Collins won the ball from Glozier and saw his shot well saved by Brightley. Barnard and Lee combined again, but the centre was caught by Wilmot and a long upfield ball to Brian Haule saw the danger intercepted by the ever alert Mackie.

Mark Janney and Frankie Curley both came on, with Janney making an immediate impact, his long run on the wing being stopped by Leach. Tomlinson to Lee, and back to Glozier whose shot was blocked by Massey. Mackie and Styles interchanged passes to set up Lee, only for the ball to bobble and Kris mis-kicked, sending the ball wide of the goal. Hendon came back strongly, Mackie heading away a corner, and in so doing setting Lee up for a forward run, which in turn sent Richards clear, with Page tackling to concede a corner. Curley to Lee, and his cross was headed out by Burgess for a corner, which Janney took, and Curley went close with a header.

Such a cold day and vibrations are being felt all along the East side. Annie did her bit to keep the loyal support warm and the quiet Riverside are politely requesting her company. There was a massive crash on the roof of the stand but it is not certain if it was Colin expressing his opinion of the referee or Rob falling over his video stand.

Barnard set out on a good run and was chopped down by Massey, but play was allowed to continue and Janney ran on, his shot skimming the near post. Massey, with the impartial EastSide calling loudly for the referee to wave the red, was fortunate to escape with just a yellow. A Janney corner was headed out by Page, Richard Goddard created havoc in the goalmouth before Wilmot grabbed the loose ball, and Mackie headed over from Janney’s corner. In the final minutes Hendon staged a remarkable rally, and forced two corners, with Brightley saving well, but the final whistle must have been a relief to the referee, Mr Atkins, who was last over at the Bridge when he abandoned the Staines match.

Video Clips by Rob Monger

Team Line Ups
AFC Hornchurch
Dale Brightley
Richard Wilmot
Donny Barnard
James Parker (c)
Danny Glozier
Alan Massey
John Purdie (c)
Mark Leach
John Mackie
Sam Page
Andy Tomlinson
James Burgess
Des Boateng
Dean Green
Casey MacLaren
Kris Lee
Brian Haule
Jamie Richards
Davis Haule
Elliot Styles
Sam Collins
Subs.   Subs.
Richard Goddard
Hudson Rakatahr
Frankie Curley
Danny Dyer
Mark Janney
Iavor Guentchev
Shane Oakley
Luke Blackmore
Simon Parker
Belal Aiteouakrim

Man of the Match: Elliot Styles Sponsored by: Vantis Business Recovery Service
Match Sponsor: Haart / Spicer McColl

Weather Conditions: 5 Degs. C. and Sunny at Start, 2 Degs. C .and Clear at Finish
Match Officials: Referee - Mr. G. Atkins, Assistants - Mr. B. Morss and Mr. A Yahiaoui
Match duration: F/H 50 mins. 05 secs., S/H 46 mins. 32 secs.

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